Aeronautical Information Specialist

Washington, D.C
May 14, 2022
May 18, 2022
Full Time

Performs multiple, varying complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist. Serves as a principal technical specialist and advisor for aeronautical information functions. Acts as an airports data program manager for integration of existing 5010 Airports Safety program data into secure GIS systems and web enabled national datasets that will serve as an authoritative source. Manages other critical airport data and associated Advisory Circulars and Orders (i. e. Advisory Circular 150/5300-19 and Order 5010.4A) and their impact to the ADIP Program; manages updates to these Advisory Circulars and Orders; and implements their policy.

Manages and evaluates policy for collection of airport data used to produce aeronautical information services and products produced by the FAA and used by the aviation industry. Manages national Airport data and information, including development of policy, processes and verification/validation of airport data. Serves as the principal technical specialist for data quality management and performing quality assurance on airport data and databases. Develops curriculum and delivers training for airport data collection for FAA employees and industry on the use of ADIP and associated applications within this system.

Applies experience and comprehensive technical knowledge as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies when developing, integrating, implementing, and evaluating standards to diverse, complex problems. Exercises a range of responsibilities including managing programs and initiatives under the Office of Airports (ARP); reviews and oversees tasks performed by contactors and consultants regarding airport data collection, verification and submittal efforts; provides direction in all phases of the program.

Demonstrates knowledge and experience working across functional and/or organizational lines by accomplishing management and development of data and information standards. Ensures compliance and alignment with the requirements of projects and/or other work activities. Collaborates with FAA lines of business to move all aeronautical information, such as 5010 and OE/AAA data sets to geospatial and temporal databases that seamlessly interact; coordinates with the regional offices on the development of the Airports GIS strategic plan and executes it accordingly. Coordinates with other lines of business on the aeronautical data integration of new entrants (such as UAS and commercial space) into the NAS and airports environment.

Leads or participates on teams and work groups, stewardship communities of practice (ScoP), Communities of Practice (CoPs) and Communities of Interest (COIs) within the Office of Airports and across other Lines of Business to collaborate on optimizing resources to best meet user needs. Represents the Office of Airports, in conjunction with other lines of business, in meetings with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) to develop new standards for Airports data. Participates in program management reviews, and reports program status updates to management to achieve strategic goals.

Contacts are internal and external. Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities. Communicates results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOB's/SO's) and externally.

Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues. Works with management to solve problems.


Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding your COVID vaccine status.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


Reference OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions in conjunction with Individual Occupational Requirements for 1361: Navigational Information Series.

To qualify for this position at the FV-J level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the FV-I, FG/GS-13 level. Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes experience using computer added design and mapping applications such as ArgGIS to review attributes created by validated data and experience utilizing the requirements for the collection, survey, or analysis of aeronautical data applicable to aviation safety and related operations.

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

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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.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section. In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the Required Documents section of the announcement.

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated for External Announcements:

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

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This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1653.

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