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Program Director

American Society of Civil Engineers
Washington, DC


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

Required Experience/Skills

  • 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


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Washington, DC

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