The employee serves as an Aerospace Engineer within the Flight Standards organization, Air Transportation Division, Training and Simulation Group (AFS-280). Evaluates and provides advice and guidance on technical design and operation of flight simulators and training devices in accordance with agency guidelines.
Thanks to the work of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), over the past 50 years, aviation has become central to the way we live and do business, linking people from coast to coast and connecting America to the world. In fact, FAA has created the safest, most reliable, most efficient, and most productive air transportation system in the world.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posted Date: 7/26/2022
Basic Requirements: Successful completion of a full four-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. To be acceptable the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the ABET as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics; OR,Alternative Requirements: Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:•Professional registration: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico;•Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico;•Specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A;•Related curriculum: - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I/FG-13. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes knowledge of flight simulation. Work experience in the application of flight simulation training device regulations, policy, and evaluation. Expertise in engineering theories, principals, concepts, standards and methods. Interpreting or developing flight simulation policies or programs. Using flight simulation knowledge to develop new and innovative approaches for advancing methods. Developing techniques to resolve highly complex technical problems and analyzing a variety of technical data.In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be selective factors for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.1. Experience in applying engineering principles of aircraft and/or rotorcraft flight simulation, particularly in the areas of flight performance and handling, and/or flight simulator cueing systems.2. Experience in the engineering, validation, and application of objective testing standards on FSTD hardware and software systems.Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.