Federal Aviation Administration Supervisory Aerospace Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas

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Summary

Serves as a Section Manager, directly supervising multiple employees and/or multiple organizational units. The Section Manager regularly coordinates with other Branch Managers across multiple organizational units. The work requires application of professional knowledge, practices, theories, concepts, methods, techniques, and abilities in aerospace engineering.

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Responsibilities

The Section manager is responsible for assuring that the work of the organization directly supports the mission of AIR and AVS. Supports the Branch Manager in the execution of daily operations to:

  • Align Section resources, activities, and stakeholders with AIR objectives;
  • Develop Section personnel and resources consistent with AIR’s future needs;
  • Foster a work environment and culture that emphasizes employee engagement, risk-based decision making, innovation, collaboration, communication, accountability, diversity and inclusion throughout the Section.

Monitors and evaluates performance. Executes personnel actions and/or corrective or disciplinary actions. Works to prepare employees for future opportunities across the division, with focus on continuity of operations and long tern organizational success. Coaches, mentors, and develops employees to perform current work and support career progression for the future. Ensures employees have technical skills to accomplish their assigned tasks.

Monitors organizational health and regularly seeks input and feedback from employees. Establishes and enhances practices to encourage diversity and inclusion, communication, collaboration, and innovation in the resolution of issues. Communicates and regularly reinforces connectivity between subordinate employee activities and the broader AIR mission. Defines and assigns accountability for key internal performance objectives. Engages personnel in monitoring key performance indicators and making adjustments necessary to achieve key performance objectives. Works with employees to identify needs and advocates for resources on behalf of the team.

Establishes and maintains effective communications within AIR. Partners with other AIR organizations to accomplish work. Represents FAA at aviation events, industry conferences, an other civil aviation authority meetings of topics pertinent to the Section. Mediates the resolution of controversial technical disputes involving complex engineering issues.

Engages employees in documenting, refining, and assuring compliance with processes governing all activities. Assesses the productivity, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of organizational processes. Monitors and approves expenditure of funds. Reviews and approves time and attendance and assures accurate labor distribution reporting. Assigns, communicates, and clarifies context for tasks and responsibilities. Oversees daily operations to ensure timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and compliance with policy in attaining organizational goals. Facilitates coordination and effective communication across FAA organizations, the aviation industry, other civil aviation authorities, and union representatives to accomplish work.

Oversees technical and administrative support programs of the office. Responsible for overall management responsibilities associated with the planning and direction of programs. Develops techniques to improve program and policies. manages data systems, administrative processes, and data entry necessary to support office and branch performance metrics and dashboards that can be effectively used by the management team to manage branch and office performance. Oversees procurement and management of building operation and security. Supports the development of plans and techniques to improve program and policies.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

NA

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0861 Aerospace Engineering

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Requirements
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)
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REQUIRED
Qualifications

Applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level (FV-J, FG/GS-14) that is typically in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience may include but is not limited to:

  • Experience contributing to and supporting development of strategic plans for a complex organization;
  • Experience in developing plans and techniques to improve programs;
  • Managing and directing work involved in the application of aviation safety regulations, policies and objectives to identify, define, or organize work for multiple work activities;
  • Setting priorities and establishing schedules for completion;
  • Determining the levels of staffing and resources needed to accomplish goals by utilizing data as an analytical tool in identifying trends, adjusting work programs, and redirecting resources to improve the quality and effectiveness of assigned aviation programs.

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 (KSA) 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 KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each (KSA), in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA 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

This position has a positive education requirement. If you have never held a position on the Engineering (0800) series with the FAA, you must provide a copy of your college/university engineering transcript or copy of engineering diploma or other proof by closing date. If qualifying based on education and if selected, official transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

Applicants are required to submit a copy of final college/university transcript (if not currently or previously assigned to a position in a professional engineering series in the FAA).

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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.

NOTE:This announcement may be used to fill Supervisory Aerospace Engineer (Section Manager) positions in other Divisions/Branches/Sections, which may be in other duty locations, within the Aircraft Certification Service.

This is a temporary assignment not-to-exceed 2 years. It can be extended, terminated or made permanent without further competition. After completion, the selectee will be returned to his/her permanent position and salary.

Interviews:The selecting official may elect to interview all, some or none of the referred candidates.

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 Access National Agency Check with Inquiry (ANACI) 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://employees.faa.gov/employeeservices/payperf/pay/corecompplan/

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:Locality Pay, COLA

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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

No

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Required Documents

Applicants are required to submit a copy of final college/university transcript (if not currently or previously assigned to a position in a professional engineering series in the FAA)

SF-50 may be uploaded to your on-line application or submitted by mail or fax. If you choose to submit the forms 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's point of contact listed in this vacancy announcement and include the Vacancy Announcement Number on each page.

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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FORMS SF-50 SENT VIA EMAIL WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION. FORMS SF-50 MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. 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.

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. 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
Kiira Nelson
Phone

(817) 222-5844

Fax

(817) 222-5852

Email

Kiira.Nelson@faa.gov

Address

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

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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 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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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.

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  • 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/518816700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 12/07/2018 to 12/17/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: FV K

Salary: $115,247 to $178,573 per year Salary cited includes locality payment of 23.40%

Appointment type: Temporary - 2 Years

Work schedule: Full-Time