Serves as a program manager and analyst within the Office of Airports, Airport Safety and Standards (AAS-100) responsible for the management and coordination of the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). ACRP is a $15 million per year airport research program that is sponsored by the FAA Office of Airports and administered by the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
Incumbent applies experience and expert knowledge to the processing of more than 100 research topics submitted to ACRP each year. Manages subject matter experts’ assessment of each proposed problem statement as to whether the research proposed would adversely impact airport standards and best practices; or the safe operations of airports. Coordinates FAA scoring of each topic with other lines of business and develops a consensus scoring number for each project for FAA submittal to the TRB.
Incumbent reviews all ongoing Airport Technology Research projects for the Office of Airports and ensures that ACRP research does not duplicate other FAA research activity.
Incumbent serves as the ACRP COR for oversight of the contract with TRB. Develops contract modifications, reviews and proposes changes to the work statement, ensures funding is in place, and reviews and recommends acceptance/non-acceptance of invoices.
Incumbent manages and coordinates assignment of FAA liaisons to each ACRP project panel, and periodically serves as the Office of Airports’ expert on technical project panels. Serves as the FAA expert and point of contact for all things ACRP related. Provides briefing materials and talking points to Senior Management for meetings and/or presentations. Reviews contractor proposals to assist in selection of contractors to perform the research studies.
Incumbent manages and coordinates Office of Airports’ internal and external outreach on ACRP, and briefs airport associations and other industry groups on ACRP work products and findings. Independently conducts analyses of ongoing research outcomes against future emerging industry needs, to ensure future research products are innovative.
With limited and/or minimal managerial oversight (or direction), works to ensure the compliance and the alignment with requirements of each project, is properly addressed by each organization assigned. Resolves all but unique problems without the intervention of management. Negotiates with non-agency officials to resolve areas of conflict.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: $103,147 to $159,907 per year. The salary listed above includes a 29.32% locality payment for the Washington, DC metropolitan area.