Industrial - Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering
4 Year Degree
To assist RTCA Special Committee chairs and committee/work group members develop aviation community concepts, requirements, standards and guidance materials in response to Program Management Committee tasking and in accordance with RTCA policies and procedures. To provide support as needed to specific Policy sub groups and RTCA Task Forces. To lead other RTCA initiatives as assigned by the Vice President of Aviation Technology and Standards.
Report to the Vice President, Aviation Technology and Standards. Provide advice, counsel and assistance to the RTCA Program Management Committee, engineering leadership to Special Committees, subordinate groups and their members, as well as Policy work groups as appropriate to ensure necessary coordination. Work as a team member with all RTCA staff members to provide responsive assistance/support to all RTCA volunteers and members and to ensure the timely production of quality products and events. Provide input on RTCA infrastructure initiatives. Coordination with outside domestic and international groups, e.g., EUROCAE, ICAO as needed.
Provide program management direction and engineering leadership to RTCA special committees in the development of RTCA documents
Ensure special committee adherence to schedules and scope of work according to documented terms of reference
Assist the Vice President in managing the Drone Advisory Committee and its subordinate groups
Provide program management direction and engineering leadership to the Drone Advisory Committee Subcommittee and its subordinate groups
Ensure Drone Advisory Committee Subcommittee adherence to schedules and Scope of Work according to documented Terms of Reference
Manage all logistics of off-site, executive-level Drone Advisory Committee meetings by working with the host organization to plan, set up, and run a public committee meeting (site visits, conference facility layout, catering, RSVPs, audio/visual equipment needs and set up)
Assist committees and working group/sub group on establishing meeting dates, locations and times, scheduling and starting virtual teleconferencing sessions and assisting members and staff in the use of the teleconferencing system
Identify issues facing the committees and work with committee leadership to reach consensus
Support the committees’ use of KAVI Workspace for all aspects of their work, including the Final Review and Comment (FRAC) period for documents, for selected committees
Provide timely responses to inquiries regarding committee status and activities
Function as a technical editor for meeting summaries, draft/final documents and other committee products prior to distribution/publication
Ensure that committees operate according to RTCA rules and Federal Advisory Committee guidelines
Attend and assure adequate meeting support throughout the meeting; Suggest ideas for improving support to committees through use of automation or other techniques
Assist in establishing new committees
Promptly obtain a meeting summary, to include the committee chairman's concurrence, following each committee meeting
Ensure timely publication of high-quality committee standards and other documents called for in committee terms of reference
Ensure maintenance of a current summary of committee members, working group members, committee deliverables and milestone dates
Provide timely updates of committee activities to public sites and RTCA publications
Maintain familiarity with pertinent civil aviation regulations, e.g., FARs, TSOs, Advisory Circulars and Orders, etc.
Carry out other RTCA duties as assigned, including support to RTCA training initiatives, the RTCA Symposium, coordination with international standards organization and other related organizations as well as other RTCA initiatives
Minimum 5 years of experience in system engineering; working knowledge of the principles and practices of system engineering; the role of the system engineer in requirements development; an understanding of standards and their role in development of engineering documents.
Minimum 5 years of experience in aviation business, preferably in the area of aviation communications, navigation, surveillance and/or air traffic management
Knowledge of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), their uses, types, limitations, capabilities, and the current rules governing their operation
Knowledge of the National Airspace System and Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems a plus
Knowledge of emerging US and European Air Transportation Systems, e.g., NextGen and SESAR
You must have strong organization, leadership, writing, and computer skills
Ability to compose technical documents, correspondence, and articles for publication in the RTCA Digest
Must have an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to draft and finalize correspondence
Experience in Adobe Acrobat & Microsoft Office (especially: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, aeronautics or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
Salary range commensurate with GS-14
About RTCA, Inc.
RTCA has provided the foundation for virtually every modern technical advance in aviation. Our products serve as the basis for government certification of equipment used by the tens of thousands of aircraft flying daily through the world’s airspace. Utilized as a Federal advisory committee, RTCA works in response to requests from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop comprehensive, industry-vetted and endorsed recommendations for the Federal government on issues ranging from technical performance standards to operational concepts for air transportation. Our deliberations are open to the public and our products are developed by aviation community volunteers functioning in a consensus-based, collaborative, peer-reviewed environment.