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Airway Transportation Systems Specialist
Federal Aviation Administration
Mather Afb, CA
Incumbent 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 Systems (NAS).
Air Traffic Organization Technical Operations Western Service Area Oakland District Northern California TRACON Group Northern California TRACON Service Operations Center
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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.
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.
Works with customers at high internal and external organization levels to the FAA to resolve complex issues to ensure 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 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.
### 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
### Who May Apply
#### This job is open to…
FAA Employees - FAA Employees - Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only. This announcement is open to ATO Technical Operations Employees in the Western Service Area.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
#### Job family (Series)
2101 Transportation Specialist
### Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
A valid state drivers license is required.
We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.
Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility that is appropriate to the position. Experience that demonstrates an extensive knowledge of and experience in technology system interrelationships and management of civilian or military automated aviation navigation and electronics systems. Generally experience at the next lower level pay band FV-I/level IV meets the minimum qualifications for this position as long as the experience supports the demonstrated abilities.
Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s) if applicable may be further evaluated on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA) and Demonstrated Abilities listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order category grouping or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
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 section 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.
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### Additional information
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Travel may be required.
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.
Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted.
You MUST provide a NARRATIVE statement for each Demonstrated Ability. The narratives 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. Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility appropriate to the position. Eligible candidates will be ranked based on DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES and QUALITY RANKING FACTORS if applicable. For your assistance in responding to each of the demonstrated abilities "things to consider"/instructions have been provided for each demonstrated ability at:https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/programpolicies/policyguidance/hrpolicies/media/AppendixVPromotionCriteria.pdf
Narratives for Demonstrated Abilities identified under qualifications are mandatory. Failure to submit demonstrated abilities statements will prevent you from receiving further consideration.
Supervisor Endorsement. If your selection for this position would be considered a promotion then a supervisory statement endorsing your candidacy is required by the closing date of this announcement. The endorsement must include the announcement number. You may upload your document with your application or fax to: (310) 725-7847.
All or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
Equal or lower pay band/level applications will be accepted.
This position is covered by the Department of Transportations 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.
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.
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
##### Drug test required
## Required Documents
Supervisors Endorsement Form or Memo.
Only supplemental documentation e.g. transcripts or veterans documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to (310) 725-7847 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.
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.
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.
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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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.
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Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
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Employers 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)
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.
### Agency contact information
### Deone Ambrose
Federal Aviation Administration
15000 Aviation Blvd.
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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.
FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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 and 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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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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:
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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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483985000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open and closing dates: 11/08/2017 to 11/28/2017
Pay scale and grade: FV J
Salary: $95547 to $148124 per year Salary includes a locality payment of 24.14%
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time
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