Federal Aviation Administration, Ridgecrest System Support Center
Manager, Technical Operations
March 2008 — Present
Responsible for the direction and coordination of all work performed within the SSC for the Radar, Communications and Environmental units. Responsible for the direction of sixteen technical and administrative support staff involved in providing safe and reliable services to commercial and general aviation aircraft within the National Air Space as well as military users within the R-2508 Department of Defense operating complex. Plans and organizes resources to accomplish more than one organizational unit/project/program dealing effectively with fiscal restraints. Initiates actions to install, repair, or restore systems and services, identifying hazards and ensuring unacceptable risks are mitigated. Collaborates with system users, planners, engineers and contractor personnel in the testing, installation and operation of new or modified systems, documenting safety-related changes, analyzing and assessing risk, identifying hazards and ensuring hazards are tracked to resolution. Assesses risk mitigation strategies and monitors the effectiveness of these strategies throughout the project/program lifecycle. Provide oversight and performs direct safety-related certification on systems, subsystems, equipment and services in support of the National Air Space and R-2508 complex. Identifies problem areas and develops recommendations for new policies and procedures, to include memorandums and letters of agreement between the R-2508 Complex Control Board and the Federal Aviation Administration. Responsible for scheduling and conducting safety inspections on fifteen remote facilities annually ensuring OSHA and FAA safety standards are met. Responsible for the hazardous material inventory for sixteen facilities. Assisted developing the FAA’s Technical Operations Safety Action Program, a Voluntary Safety Reporting Program, to ensure ICAO and FAA guidelines were met fostering a healthy safety culture within the FAA. Monitors and evaluates employee performance, initiating corrective and disciplinary actions when appropriate, approving leave, travel and training to identify staff development needs. Since becoming the Ridgecrest SSC Supervisor in 2008, over 4,000 maintenance tasks have been completed on-time for each year with no personnel errors.