Federal Aviation Administration Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (SSC Coordinator) in Midland, Texas

  • Duties



SSC Coordinator performs a wide variety of very complex assignments with a high degree of independence from supervision.

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SSC Coordinator performs a wide variety of very complex assignments with a high degree of independence from supervision. Has broad automated systems & networking responsibilities providing complete services to air traffic customers over a large geographic area. The work performed at this level requires technical expertise on complex systems and/or emerging technology, systems interrelationships & management of the NAS. Provides the highest organizational level of technical support associated with analyzing, designing, developing, installing, repairing, fabricating, maintaining, modifying, or evaluating the most complex systems for which the FAA is responsible. Is a principal specialist or team leader for major projects and/or program areas. Resolves unique technical problems without managerial intervention, providing coordination & suggesting solutions. Plans, coordinates, & performs work with a high degree of independence, keeping the supervisor advised of only the most critical issues. Carries out work in accordance with overall plans & objectives of the organization, resolving problems as they arise & making adjustments as necessary to deal with unanticipated situations & organizational needs. This work includes responsibility for evaluating diagnostic data from multiple systems that are integrated to support a network of services or service products. Evaluation of this data is used for correcting deficiencies on Contractor Acceptance Inspection (CAI)/Joint Acceptance Inspection (JAI), and timely restoration of equipment, systems /services within the NAS. Monitors other employees time as a project or team leader. Identifies requirements (staffing funds, materials, & equipment) to accomplish projects & tracks the use of project resources. Provides training, mentoring, guidance & advice to FAA employees, contractors & other organizations as needed. Supervisor rarely reviews completed work. Position may be the second level support for NAS systems, District, or regional offices providing broad program expertise. Contacts are both internal & external to the FAA. Represents the organization as a primary technical point of contact on projects, programs, & other work activities to coordinate & implement plans or to obtain information & resolve problems. Contacts are to provide technical guidance & direction for multiple systems, advice for interpretations of orders, certification examiner, or serves as the Contractor's Office Technical Representative (COTR) or Technical Office Representative (TOR) on major projects or programs. Meets & consults with representatives of external organizations such as the DoD, airport management, contractors, utility companies, & foreign governments to resolve problems of mutual concern & to elicit cooperation & action favorable to FAA needs. Recognized for a high level of technical expertise on legacy & newly developed systems within a large facility or multiple facilities over a large geographical area. Responsibilities include the integration, restoration, testing & evaluation of new advanced services or service components, hardware, software systems & processes. Applies comprehensive technical knowledge to protect the integrity of all components & systems to provide NAS service delivery. Demonstrates the ability to interpret, select & apply principles & practices related to the knowledge of scientific & engineering fields. Can be called upon to assist with repair and/or restore service or systems, providing guidance on the availability of back-up systems, recommending reconfiguration to minimize service interruptions to ensure the safe & efficient operation of the NAS. (DUTIES CONTINUED)

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


Promotion Potential


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2101 Transportation Specialist

  • 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)
  • Provide Supervisor's Endorsement by the closing date of announcement.
  • Equal or Lower Pay Band/Level applications will be accepted.

Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility appropriate to the position. Specialized experience may 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-H/level III 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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Applications will first be reviewed to determine if minimum qualification requirements are met. Failure to meet minimum qualification requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Demonstrated Abilities listed above. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: alphabetical, score order, or category grouping, and referred to the selecting official for consideration.


Education is not applicable. DUTIES CONTINUED........May have the responsibility to upward report the status of critical events. Established policies & procedures furnish guidance for most assignments, but considerable discretion is allowed to select the most appropriate approach or to develop new solutions. Focuses on overall NAS systems performance & causes of system degradation. Collaborates with system users, planners, engineers, & contractor personnel for the acceptance of new or modified systems & provide assistance for resolving problems with the installation or improvements. Develops White Papers for the recommendation of enhancing efficiency of the systems by modification & application of existing or emerging technology. Possesses a working knowledge of the FAA policies and procedures, pertaining to the work environment (i.e. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Facility & Systems Security, Environmental Compliance Assessment Protocol (ECAP), National Electrical Code (NEC) & Human Resource Directives).

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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.

RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this announcement, you MUST:

  1. Address each Demonstrated Abilities identified on the announcement. This is part of your on-line application.

  2. Submit Supervisory Endorsement via your AVIATOR on-line application. The form may be uploaded to your application. Otherwise, fax or mail to the servicing HR Office identified in this announcement.

NOTE: The on-line application and Demonstrated Abilities MUST be received on or before the closing date of this announcement. Emailed or faxed on-line applications and Demonstrated Abilities* WILL NOT*receive consideration.

NOTE: If you are unable to upload your Supervisor's Endorsement, the supervisory endorsement must be received by mail or fax and should include your name and the vacancy announcement number.

Supervisory endorsements received by mail MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Supervisory endorsements received via fax MUST be received no later that 11:59 P.M. (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. If you choose to submit the endorsement via fax, we cannot guarantee timely receipt or assume responsibility for the quality or legibility. Illegible supervisory endorsements will result in loss of consideration. Supervisory endorsements received via email WILL NOT receive consideration.

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 (5), this position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained

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


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

REQUIRED: Standard Form 50 (SF-50) - Notification of Personnel Action: ALL Applicants MUST submit their most recent (SF-50) to verify current position of record. (EXCLUDES Monetary/Time Off Awards which do not display Occupational Series, Salary or Career Level/Pay Band.). There will be NO exceptions. If you DO NOT submit your SF-50, then your application is INCOMPLETE

Supervisor's Endorsement: 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.

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. 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 who are not endorsed by their supervisor WILL NOT be considered.

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.

  • Benefits



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.

  • How to Apply


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.


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  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
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  • 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
Mike Craven, HR Specialist

(817) 222-5856


(817) 222-5852




Federal Aviation Administration Southwest Region, AHF-C300 10101 Hillwood Parkway Fort Worth, TX 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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Fair & Transparent

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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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • 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/504697500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 07/11/2018 to 07/31/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: FV I

Salary: $74,228 to $115,042 per year Salary includes locality rate of 15.37%.

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time