Federal Aviation Administration Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (NOM) in Fort Worth, Texas

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Summary

Works with customers at high organization levels both inside and outside the FAA to resolve complex issues to ensure the integrity of NAS.

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Responsibilities

Performs work providing agency-wide leadership for highly complex and challenging technical activities. Recognized as the principal expert for development of workable solutions for unanticipated situations adversely affecting operationally critical systems of the National Airspace System (NAS). This may be accomplished using innovative concepts and approaches for problems that have resisted earlier efforts at resolution. This individual has the authority to commit the necessary resources to accomplish the agency’s mission. Works under administrative supervision.

Establishes and manages program goals and objectives; formulates project plans and presents them to upper management. Serves as a senior project manager or team leader for large, challenging and complex work activities. Technical decisions are considered authoritative in his/her area of expertise. Develops, interprets, recommends changes, and has broad discretion to ensure compliance with organizational objectives and policies. Identifies, procures, distributes and tracks resources needed to accomplish large work activities. Monitors and evaluates trend data on a nationwide basis to develop workable solutions for sustaining NAS.

Works with customers at high organization levels both inside and outside the FAA to resolve complex issues to ensure the integrity of NAS. Represents the FAA as a senior technical authority for major agency activities, emerging technologies and customer concerns. Coordinates with multiple air traffic entities to shutdown and restore facilities, systems, and services to prevent activities from disrupting air traffic operations. Quickly resolves restoration problems with minimal impact to NAS.

Maintains the highest degree of technical knowledge on integrated systems within a broad area of expertise. Keeps abreast of changes in technology and the new systems coming online. Provides recommendations to senior level managers for enhancement of systems and air traffic operations.

Technical Expert: Recognized as the principal expert for development of workable solutions for unanticipated situations adversely affecting operationally critical systems of the NAS. Serves as a senior project manager or team leader for large, challenging and complex work activities. Technical decisions are considered authoritative in area of expertise. Represents the FAA as a senior technical authority for major agency activities, emerging technologies and customer concerns. Maintains the highest degree of technical knowledge on integrated systems within a broad area of expertise.

Systems Support: Responsible for establishing and managing program goals and objectives and formulating project plans; develops, interprets, recommends changes, and has broad discretion to insure compliance with organizational objectives and policies; identifies, procures, distributes, and tracks resources needed to accomplish large work activities.

Operational Effectiveness: Works with customers at high internal and external organization levels to the FAA to resolve complex issues to insure the integrity of the NAS. Represents the FAA as a senior technical authority for major agency activities, emerging technologies and customer concerns. Coordinates with multiple air traffic entities to shut down and restore facilities, systems, and services to prevent activities from disrupting air traffic operations. Quickly resolves restoration problems with minimal impact to the NAS.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

NA

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2101 Transportation Specialist

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Conditions of Employment
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Must provide Supervisor's Endorsement by the closing date of announcement.
  • Bargaining Unit: Yes
Qualifications

Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility appropriate to the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCEmay be experience that demonstrates an extensive knowledge of and experience in the technology, system interrelationships, and management of civilian or military automated aviation, navigation, and electronics systems. Generally, experience at the next lower pay band of FV-I/level IV or equivalent, meets the minimum qualifications for this position as long as the experience provides ALL Demonstrated Abilities identified below.

In addition to meeting the qualifications above, candidates MUST also address the "Demonstrated Abilities" listed in this announcement.

DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES: Statements should be clear and concise, providing a description of your education, training, and experience that would describe the degree to which you possess each "Demonstrated Ability".

Demonstrated Abilities are MANDATORY. Failure to address each one will prevent you from receiving further consideration. Answer all demonstrated abilities to the best of your ability. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have had this type of experience at a later stage in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES.

In lieu of providing a DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES narrative response in the text box listed below each (DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES), in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES.

Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided.

Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Education

A positive education is not applicable for this position.

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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions. Position may be subject to a background investigation. A one-year probationary period may be required. The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

Form(s) may be uploaded to your on-line application or submitted by mail or fax. If you choose to submit the form via fax, we cannot guarantee timely receipt or assume responsibility for the quality or legibility of the form. Illegible forms will result in loss of consideration. Mailed or faxed forms should be addressed to the agency point of contact listed in this vacancy announcement.

NOTE: This position is a Temporary NTE 2 years and may be extended, terminated or made permanent without further competition.

Incomplete Applications: Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your application/resume MUST have your official title, grade and series on your work history.

Interviews:If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed.

Requirement for Security Clearance: Selection and placement are contingent upon waiver or completion of satisfactory security requirements. For Moderate Risk (Level 5), this position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

Core Compensation Position: This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: https://my.faa.gov/content/dam/myfaa/org/staffoffices/ahr/emplabormanagementrelations/laborrelations/agreements/2013PASSAVSCBA.pdf

This is a bargaining unit position.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

Yes

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Supervisor's Endorsement - Career Level V - FV-2101-J OR MEMO: In compliance with the PASS/ATO Agreement, applicant is required to be endorsed by his/her supervisor for this position. The endorsement must include the announcement number.

The supervisory endorsement must be Career Level IV to V for this position and match the demonstrated abilities described in the vacancy announcement or the application will be rated as incomplete. A MEMO may be used as the supervisory endorsement IAW PASS/Technical Operations bargaining union contract.

NOTE: For ingrade/downgrade candidates, a supervisor's endorsement is NOT required. For Promotion candidates, a supervisor's endorsement IS required.

NOTE: Provide a supervisor's endorsement, if applicable.

Supervisor's endorsement can be a memorandum or regionally generated form. The supervisor should take into consideration many factors such as training, career level definitions, customers and organizational relationships, compliance with general office policies and procedures, knowledge of the NAS, completion of assigned tasks, progression in technical duties, and ability to perform at the next highest level.

Note in the comments or remarks section if a specific demonstrated ability is not applicable to a candidate or the position. Candidates, if applicable, who are not endorsed by their supervisor will not be considered.

FAA Employees: All applicants MUST provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) which verifies current position, title, series, grade, tenure and organization or record. No exceptions. An application without a form 50 attached will be incomplete. Typically SF-50's for Awards do not show the required information requested.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

  • Employer's name and address

  • Supervisor name and phone number

  • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)

  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

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Agency contact information
Brenda Maxie
Phone

(817) 222-5529

Fax

(817) 222-5852

Email

brenda.maxie@faa.gov

Address

Federal Aviation Administration ASW Regional HR Services Division 10101 Hillwood Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76177 US

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Next steps

Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513724100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/13/2018 to 11/02/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: FV J

Salary: $97,066 to $150,480 per year Salary includes locality rate of 23.40%.

Appointment type: Temporary - 2 Years-May be extended, terminated or made permanent.

Work schedule: Full-Time