Airway Transportation Systems Specialist

Warrenton, VA, United States
May 11, 2023
Jun 01, 2023
Full Time

Serves as a NAS Operations Manager within the Technical Operations Service Unit, NAS Security & Enterprise
Operations (NASEO) Directorate, National Operations Group (NOG), National Operations Control Center


  • Conducts real-time oversight and operational status monitoring of the National Airspace System (NAS) facilities and services.
  • Manages the NAS by keeping abreast of the latest equipment outages, delays, etc., and coordinating restoration efforts.
  • Focal Point for the Technical Operations Vice President. Acts as the central entity to apprise the field, VP, Chief Operating Officer, FAA Administrator, etc., of the status of the entire NAS infrastructure. Participates in multiple daily briefings with top FAA officials.
  • Provides summary reporting and performance analyses of the NAS. Provides oral and written briefing status of an operational impact to the NAS to all level of the FAA.
  • Leads and guides lower level specialists on coordinating restoration efforts through ATO Technical Operations Headquarters and Field Offices, ATO Service Areas, and external stakeholders.
  • Directs facilitation of 2nd level engineering support to prevent, resolve, or mitigate failures and outages across the NAS.
  • Organizes cross-organizational coordination in accordance with national priorities to prevent or minimize impact of NAS service interruptions.
  • Oversees coordination among the Control Centers and ATO Lines of Business to support NAS operations and facilitate transition to future concept of operations.
  • Has broad automated system and networking responsibilities providing complete services to air traffic stakeholders on a national level/over large geographic area.
  • Incumbent performs a wide variety of very complex assignments with a high degree of independence from supervision. Contacts are internal and external. Recognized for a high level of technical expertise on legacy and newly developed systems within a large facility or multiple facilities over a large geographical area.
  • The incumbent is designated as "essential" in the event of a snow or other emergency. Subject to work rotating shifts so as to provide continuous coverage 24 hours a day, 7days a week.
  • Duties have direct impact to the NAS.
  • Must be able to obtain Secret Clearance.


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.
  • Valid state driver's license is required.


To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level/grade FV-I, FG/GS-13. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Experience that demonstrates an extensive knowledge of and experience in technology system interrelationships, and management of civilian or military automated aviation, navigation, and electronics systems. Specialized experience for this position includes the following:
  • Knowledge of the National Airspace Systems/equipment (i.e., list of equipment responsible for , certifications held, etc.).
  • Knowledge of and ability to use automated tools and resources (i.e., Peabody, Event Manager, technical
    orders, etc.).

Demonstrated Abilities:
You MUST provide a NARRATIVE statement for each Demonstrated Ability and Quality Ranking Factor. 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. Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility appropriate to the position.

Eligible candidates will be ranked based on DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES and QUALITY RANKING FACTORS, if applicable. For your assistance in responding to each of the demonstrated abilities "things to consider"/instructions have been provided for each demonstrated ability at:

Narratives for Demonstrated Abilities identified under qualifications are mandatory. Failure to submit demonstrated abilities statements will prevent you from receiving further consideration.

Supervisor Endorsement: If your selection for this position would be considered a promotion, then, a supervisory statement endorsing your candidacy is mandatory by the closing date of this announcement. Candidates who are not endorsed by their supervisor won't be considered. The endorsement must include the announcement number. You may upload your document(s) with your application or fax to the number listed below in this announcement. Supervisor's Endorsement forms received via email won't receive consideration. To obtain the Supervisory Endorsement form, please contact your manager.

Supervisory Endorsement is not required for ingrade/downgrade candidates.

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

NOTE: 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 at a later stage in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during that application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

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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.

This position is covered by the PASS/ATO Tech Ops Bargaining Union.

This is a temporary position not-to-exceed one year. It may be terminated sooner, extended or made permanent without further competition at the discretion of management.

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Regional Tech Ops and AEA.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA


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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.

Recent SF-50 (See instructions below).

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system

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

Narratives for Demonstrated Abilities under qualifications are mandatory. Failure to submit Demonstrated Abilities statements will prevent you from receiving further consideration.

Supervisor Endorsement- if your selection for this position is considered a promotion then a supervisory statement endorsing your candidacy is required by the closing date of this announcement. The endorsement must include the announcement number.
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.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

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Agency contact information

Shannon A. Rogers


1 (404) 305-5357


1 (404) 393-0636



Federal Aviation Administration
ASO Regional HR Services Division
1701 Columbia Avenue
College Park, GA 30337

Next steps

Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

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Important - If you make any changes to your application, you must resubmit it. If you make changes to your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and only your previously submitted application will be evaluated.

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.

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