Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management

Washington, D.C
May 20, 2022
May 23, 2022
Full Time

The Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management directs, coordinates, controls and ensures the adequacy of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans and programs for human capital planning. In executing the responsibilities of this position, the incumbent oversees a budget of approximately $111M and provides Executive leadership and direction over a geographically dispersed workforce of approximately 500 employees to include six (6) subordinate executives and staff members drawn from a variety of disciplines and professions.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Designs and delivers programs and services for multiple Human Resource Management (HRM) functional areas to include Accountability and Strategic Business Management, Policy and Compliance, Career and Leadership Development, Labor Management and Employee Relations, Human Resource Operations and Compensation and Worklife.
  • Provides the vision for and develops, directs and implements a comprehensive HRM strategy that supports the Agency's business needs; oversees the formulation of short-and long-term HR plans that support strategic goals.
  • Plans, executes and manages broad, emerging, and critical large-scale HRM programs, initiatives and/or special studies in accordance with legislative, Presidential, Department priorities.
  • Recommends legislative changes or systemic changes in regulations that promote efficient and effective management of the Agency's workforce.
  • Reviews and evaluates program performance for the purpose of keeping the FAA Administrator and Deputy Administrator informed and offering state-of-the-art HRM products and services. Directs corrective action for deficiencies and constantly challenges staff to identify creative ways to improve program performance via delegated authority.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with senior executives and officials within FAA, other Federal agencies, state and local governments, Congressional committees, academia and the aviation industry to build support for proposals and negotiate sensitive HRM regulatory, policy and program matters.


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.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.


As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following have been determined to be selective factors for this position. This means possession of this criteria is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criteria are ineligible for further consideration.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT : Experience developing and implementing innovative human resource management programs and services for a large, complex organization, via a geographically dispersed workforce.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT : Experience working collaboratively with senior leaders and stakeholders to identify, develop and promote human resource management policies, define organization missions and priorities and bring about solutions to complex organizational challenges.


An education requirement has not been established for this occupational series.

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Additional information

Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.

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.

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.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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