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Federal Aviation Administration
Los Angeles, CA, United States
8 days ago
Federal Aviation Administration
Los Angeles, California, United States
8 days ago


The Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor (CSTA) for Safety and Risk Analysis is part of a cadre of nationally and internationally recognized technical experts. The incumbent provides an FAA-wide, mission-critical, leadership role in identifying and mitigating aerospace safety risk. The position is responsible for:

  • Providing expert advice and assistance to FAA managers and leaders, type certification boards, airworthiness directive boards, maintenance review boards, flight operation evaluation boards, special certification review teams, accident investigation teams, and special condition standards review activities to enhance aviation safety, efficiency, and innovation.
  • Preparing and/or providing technical education and training to the FAA, industry, associations, foreign airworthiness certification authorities, and international organizations through certification projects, training courses, seminars, and workshops.
  • Representing the FAA in dealings with other civil aviation authorities, national and international forums, industry committees, and task groups on work to mitigate aerospace safety risk.
  • Coordinating regulatory initiatives with foreign airworthiness authorities to provide harmonized requirements and consensus standards in order to expedite and reduce the cost of international certification to the aviation industry.


TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated leadership in the field of safety risk assessment, including the understanding and use of statistical and numerical tools, evaluation of readiness of emerging technologies and concepts, and advocacy for safety enhancing operational requirements and practices into regulatory and certification programs.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated leadership experience in the development and application of requirements and/or standards related to advanced technology products.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated ability to serve as an effective spokesperson and represent a high profile organization with global regulatory authorities, national and international industry bodies, manufacturers, research organizations, academia, and the public on work to identify and mitigate safety risks.

Possible Locations:

The position may be located at one of the following ten locations:

Washington, DC

Queens, NY

Atlanta, GA

 Westbury, NY

Chicago, IL

 Fort Worth, TX

Seattle, WA

 Kansas City, MO

Burlington, MA

 Los Angeles, CA

Applicants should apply through the vacancy announcement listed on USAJOBS:

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60937943
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
    Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Queens, New York, United States
    Westbury, New York, United States
    Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    Fort Worth, Texas, United States
    Seattle, Washington, United States
    Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Safety and Risk Analysis
  • Company Name: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Job Function: Health and Safety Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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