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Job opening: Director, FAA Academy

Salary: $149 700 - 210 700 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Feb 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) provides critical products and services that touch all aspects of aviation. The FAA Academy's mission is to directly support the safe and efficient operations of our national and international aviation system and provide competitive business solutions for our customers.


The FAA seeks an innovative leader with substantial experience leading a cross-disciplined technical training function for a large, technical, and complex workforce. The Director, FAA Academy leads the Academy and is responsible for executing the mission of the Academy. As the Director, you will lead training and development programs for the FAA, military, and other agency and foreign national personnel in all phases of highly specialized activities such as aircraft operation and maintenance, air traffic control, air navigation facilities, and airborne electronic equipment maintenance. Additionally, as the Director, you will oversee the development of school curricula, course materials, and training techniques, direct the requirements for learning facilities and funds, and exercise overall control over school organization, program planning, and program execution.


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.


As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following have been determined to be selective factors for this position. This means possession of this criteria is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criteria are ineligible for further consideration.LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience leading the delivery of cross-disciplined technical training, research, and consultation programs for a large, dynamic, and complex organization.TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated Experience in one or more technical aviation functions, e.g., aviation safety standards/inspection, air traffic control, national airspace system maintenance, or similar related areas.


An education requirement has not been established for this occupational series.


  • Address Federal Aviation Administration Executive Resources Division 800 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 523 AHR-200 Washington, DC 20591 US
  • Name: Jimmy Chavez
  • Phone: 1 (202) 267-0267
  • Email: [email protected]


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