National Transportation Safety Board Jobs (NTSB)
Ever wish there was a way to combine your love of all things mechanical with your passion for safety and deep admiration for the sleuthing skills of Sherlock Holmes?
The NTSB's goal is to find out what happened in order to keep the same accidents from happening again - in short, they work to make all forms of transportation safer for everyone.
In order to do this, the NTSB maintains the government's database of civil aviation accidents. They also investigate and complete reports on important industry-wide safety issues.
In the more than 40 years since the start of the NTSB, the agency has investigated more than 124,000 aviation accidents and made thousands of recommendations to improve the safety of transportation in the U.S. With headquarters in Washington, DC and nine regional offices across the country, the NTSB is ready to spring into action whenever an aviation accident occurs. NTSB Jobs (www.usajobs.gov/JobSearch/Search/GetResults?keyword=ntsb)
Aerospace Engineer Jobs: Specializing in maintenance, structures, systems, system safety, etc.
Pay: ranges based on experience level and field: $50,588-$142,056 (Salary.com, 2011)
Job Description: Aerospace Engineers at the NTSB support accident investigations by analyzing the information at hand.
People in this position sometimes work odd hours, and travel to accident locations. These sites are often remote and difficult places like swamps, deserts, mountains or even onboard ships. The weather can be unpleasant, and workers have to carry all their tools, equipment and other gear, sometimes traveling long distances by plane, car, and on foot, to get to a site.
Qualifications: First, only U.S. citizens will be considered for this job. Applicants must also have at least a bachelor's degree in engineering, physical science, life science, or math. Then, applicants must have at least one year of similar work experience. Applicants must also pass a national security background investigation.
Information Technology Specialist
Pay: The average salary for IT specialists employed by NTSB is $90,000 per annum (SimplyHired.com)
- Helps maintain the security of the Information Technology system at the NTSB.