Director, Office of Airports Compliance

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Washington, United States
May 04, 2023
Jun 03, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time

The Office of Airports (ARP) provides leadership to airport owners and operators to ensure that U.S. airports are as safe and efficient as possible. ARP's goal is to optimize the safety, security, capacity, efficiency, economic and environmental sustainability, and fiscal responsibility of airports, with due consideration of state and local government priorities as well as the rights of private landowners and commercial stakeholders.


The Director, Airport Compliance protects the public interest in civil aviation and ensures compliance with applicable Federal laws, FAA rules, and policies. The Director ensures airport sponsors comply with the Federal obligations they assume when they accept Federal grant funds or the transfer of Federal property for airport purposes. The Director develops policies and resolves matters that involve the Federal obligations of airport sponsors, adjudicates formal complaints and FAA-initiated investigations, and monitors airport sponsor compliance with limits on the use of airport revenue. In the discharge of these responsibilities, the Director formulates and administers a budget of approximately $1.3M and exercises executive direction over a workforce of approximately 19 employees including two senior employees.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Formulates and articulates the strategic vision for the organization and utilizes technical and personnel resources to efficiently and effectively accomplish the strategic plan. Provides direction to the professional and technical staff organized into subordinate organizations with continuing responsibility for ensuring program development is consistent with the Agency's mission, vision, values, and goals.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal airport grant and surplus property obligations, including enforcement of requirements relating to reasonable access to airports, access regulations, airport rates and charges, and airport revenue.
  • Leads the coordination of FAA, Office of Secretary of Transportation, Transportation Security Agency and other intergovernmental reviews of airport privatization proposals and ensures compliance with statutory standards and coordinates all agency actions with relevant Congressional committees.
  • Resolves and closes single audits and conducts audits of revenue diversion at commercial service airports and ensures repayment of any identified improper diversions.
  • Ensures that airports subject to grant assistance agreements or Federal land conveyances and leases comply with Federal laws and takes appropriate enforcement actions, to ensure compliance.
  • Directs and oversees investigations of airport sponsors to ensure compliance with the grant assurances. Guides nine Regional Offices in the conduct of investigations of airport sponsors.
  • Briefs senior officials at other Federal entities, congressional committees, state and local governments, aviation and airport industry groups and other professional organizations to convey national policy and ensure consistency with national standards and recommended financial and economic practices.
  • Compiles airport financial data and performs trend analysis and establishes airport financial reporting and transparency requirements.
  • Provides technical expertise to the International Civil Aviation Organization's Airport and Air Navigation Services Economics Panels' FAA panel member on U.S. policy matters such as airport user charges and airport compliance. Such support includes reviewing and developing working papers and attending meetings.
  • Sets a positive culture for the organization that results in the empowerment of staff development and growth.


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 be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.


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.


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.

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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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.


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Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

1. A resume
2. An attachment individually addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements unless provided in the field boxes in the system application.
3. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if you are claiming non-competitive eligibility as a current or former FAA Executive, member of the Senior Executive Service or member of a comparable Executive system.
4. A Senior Executive Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) certificate if you are claiming noncompetitive status based on your completion of an SESCDP program.
Note: Please do not submit additional materials (i.e., DD Form 214, performance plans/evaluations, letters of recommendation, etc.) they will not be considered as part of the application package.

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.

How to Apply

A resume and narrative individually addressing the requirements listed in this announcement should be submitted online via the Apply Now button on this announcement. Uploaded resumes and narratives must be submitted in Word (or Word compatible) or PDF format. All documents must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration for the position.
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must be submitted 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 be submitted at the time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with a register.

In addition to submitting a resume, applicants should address each of the leadership and technical requirements individually, describing work accomplishments that relate to each requirement.Leadership requirements reflect the FAA Executive Success Profile, which describes the behaviors and characteristics required of all FAA executives. Refer to the Executive Success Profile for examples of competencies that are associated with each leadership dimension. It is important that you describe actual accomplishments, rather than discussing your philosophy of the leadership dimensions. You are encouraged to use the "Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR)" model to address the requirements.

If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) or an FAA Executive System (FAES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES or FAES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM, you only need to submit a resume and narrative statement covering each of the Technical Requirements listed above. You do not need to submit a narrative on the Leadership Requirements. SES CDP graduates should submit a copy of their CDP program certification with their package.

Agency contact information

Mark Bosch


1 (202) 267-0429


1 (202) 267-5748



Federal Aviation Administration
Executive Resources Division
800 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 523
Washington, DC 20591

Next steps

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

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 the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. 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.