Supervisory Airway Transportation Systems Specialist

Arlington, Virginia
Feb 03, 2023
Feb 07, 2023
Full Time

Has responsibility for overall administrative and technical direction of the assigned workforce consisting of Airway Transportation Systems Specialists (ATSS) and support staff involved in providing National Air Space (NAS) services to en route/terminal air traffic control to commercial airlines, and general aviation aircraft for a defined area. Reports directly to a District Manager (OM) or District Facilities Manager (DFM).

Directs the work of subordinate employees for at least one organizational unit/project/program within a major subdivision. May be responsible for supervising employees in more than one SSC/duty location. Duties typically include planning/communicating the vision and objectives, setting priorities, assigning tasks and responsibilities, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and developing employee capabilities, approving leave, and taking, recommending, or approving corrective/disciplinary action as appropriate.

Exercises authority for supervisory responsibilities over staff, including staff scheduling and approval of leave. Assures equity of performance standards and rating techniques developed for subordinates. In addition to evaluating work performance, justifies recommendations for awards/bonuses for positions in the unit for higher-level approval. Performs critical aspects of the budget planning process, including projecting short-term and long-term future needs and justifying resource requirements.

Identifies developmental training needs of employees and self and requests for and/or arranges needed developmental and operational training. Communicates unconventional training requests with higher level management to determine accessibility, available funding and best use of resources. Gives advice, counsel or instruction to employees on technical, operational, and/or administrative matters. Hears and resolves complaints from employees at the informal stage, referring group grievances and more serious, unresolved complaints to the higher level manager. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Fosters a fair and equitable work environment.

Applies advanced knowledge of the technical aspects of the work directed, and advanced knowledge of budget, human resources, and other administrative policies and procedures, and an advanced understanding of the objectives of the organization. Responsible for applying program resources to meet defined requirements.

Contacts are primarily within the organizational unit, major subdivision and the LOB/SO with subordinates, peers, and higher-level managers to discuss the status of projects/programs and to plan for the future. May have frequent contact with customers, other government entities, and other external parties to interpret policies/procedures or for other project/program purposes. Has authority to make commitments for subordinate organizational units, within guidelines.

Defines, acquires, and allocates budget, staff and other resources necessary to accomplish the goals and/or objectives of the SSC. Participates in planning and executing organizational goals utilizing strategic planning and sound management principles in order to accomplish mission objectives.

Work is typically governed by established policies, procedures, and organizational objectives that frequently leave room for discretion. Resolves all but unique problems without the intervention of higher-level management. Regularly called upon to identify problem areas and to develop and recommend new policies and procedures for resolution.

Individual and organization performance is typically reviewed periodically by higher- level management, usually through status reports and organizational performance measures. Consults with higher level management to ensure the alignment of projects/programs with the tactical (short-term) objectives of the major subdivision.


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)
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • A one-year supervisor/managerial probationary period may be required.


Specialized Experience: To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application the you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression (FV-2101-I duties). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Work experience may include but not limited to:

Knowledge of and experience in technology system interrelationships, and management of civilian or military automated aviation, navigation and electronics systems.

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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.

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.

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

How You Will Be Evaluated for Internal Announcements:

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Leadership and Management Dimensions and Technical Requirements 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.

Demonstrated Abilities: You MUST provide a NARRATIVE statement for each Demonstrated Ability and Technical Requirement.

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.

For your assistance in responding to each of the demonstrated abilities "things to consider"/instructions have been provided for each demonstrated abilities at:

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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