Airport Planning Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 29, 2022
Closes
Nov 30, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced professional. May act as a contributing specialist on large work activities or as a project manager or team leader for large projects/programs/activities.

Provides technical assistance and analysis to management that demonstrates a basic understanding of the relationship between airside and landside capacity, airport master and system planning, airport demand forecasting and capacity and delay analysis, and related airport and aviation planning functions.

Provides technical assistance primarily to internal stakeholders on civil airport planning processes, including an understanding of the relationships between the entities that own and operate public use civil airports; airlines, airport tenants, and user groups; neighboring communities; metropolitan planning organizations and airport planning consultants.

Supplies technical input to civil airport planning and design standards, including critical protected surfaces for airport safety and operations. Reviews studies prepared with computer-based tools for modeling airport capacity, operations and delay (such as Runway Simulator, SIMMOD, TAAM or similar models).

Issues specific technical input and guidance on preparation of airport master plans and system plans including guidance regarding on and off- airport land use. Supports civil airport planning functions based on knowledge and application of airport financing and related tools. Applies financial and technical analysis to support airport and aviation studies and the development of policy and guidance.

Conducts internal presentations, including workshops, symposiums, and conferences related to airport planning. Collaborates with internal stakeholders in support of technical analysis and processes. Provides advisory services to the public on airport and system planning, and related matters.

Contacts are internal and external. May act as a point of contact to provide advice and guidance on the applications of policies and procedures. May be called upon to communicate FAA positions on policies and procedures internally and externally. Provides technical input in analyzing emerging issues, working collaboratively to develop and evaluate alternatives to resolve problems and improve existing or the development of new processes.

Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments but allow considerable discretion for employee to select the most appropriate approach(es) or develop new approaches. Assignments regularly require interpretations of internal and external policies and extrapolations from precedents.

Resolves most problems and work issues without the assistance of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced professional. Develops and recommends approaches to address current and anticipated problems and issues. Works with management and/or more experienced professionals to solve problems.

Work is reviewed rarely, typically though status reports and at project completion, to ensure policy compliance and alignment with the requirements of projects and/or other work activities.

Work activities typically impact directly on the objectives of one or more organizational units, major subdivisions, and/or LOB's/SO's and may affect the objectives of the FAA. In some specialties, the work often affects internal and external customers.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-H, FG/GS-12 level. This experience is typically 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 the duties of the 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 is defined as: Preparation of airport master plans, airport layout plans, and aviation system plans including experience with on- and off- airport land use, and

Experience with aviation activity forecasting, capacity and delay analysis, facility requirement development, and related civil airport and aviation planning processes; or,

Applying financial and technical analysis to support airport and aviation studies and the development of policy and guidance; or,

Experience coordinating and collaborating with leadership of public entities that own and operate public-use civil airports, airlines, airport tenants, and user groups, neighboring communities, and metropolitan planning organizations; or,

Provide guidance in resolving airport planning issues on both a location-specific basis and at the national level.

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later 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.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position. *

Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. **

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; (3) alphabetical; or (4) priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.

Education

Education cannot be substituted for experience.

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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. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

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.

NOTES:

1. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about Core Compensation is available at: https://www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/benefits .

2. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, 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, 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.

3. Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

4. This Level 1 (Low Risk) position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment.

5. This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-APP-22-1390BR-81426. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply.

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

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