Supervisory Aviation Technical Systems Specialist

Silver Spring; Oklahoma City, OK, United States
May 24, 2023
Jun 07, 2023
Full Time

The Directorate serves as the FAA's aeronautical charting authority for the development, publication and dissemination of aeronautical charts and products to support aviation and to meet demand for increased capacity, efficiency, and predictability in the airspace, routes, and airports of the National Airspace System (NAS). Director directs and leads a highly technical, complex organization responsible for development and publishing of instrument flight procedures and aeronautical charts.


The Director provides cross-agency view of initiatives, projects, systems and procedures critical to the integration and implementation of programs as related to the design, development, modification, or evaluation of Instrument Flight Procedures in support of NextGen. Formulates policies, makes investment decisions for major capital investment programs, and is responsible for long-range strategic planning. Executes the mission of Mission Support Services; establishes goals, strategies, budgets, and priorities; allocates and manages resources; meets performance targets; and supplies services to meet requirements.

The Director manages the technical and business operations for the Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) including, integrated services supporting users and Air Traffic management for decision support and situational awareness, implements policy, procedures and technical approaches for developing instrument flight procedures. Manages the production, publication, and dissemination of air traffic control operational handbooks, directives, and aeronautical information publications, business transformation from product based information services to digital information services, business process reengineering according to accepted standards to increase the quality, timeliness and efficiency of aeronautical services, and information infrastructure standardization and consolidation, which enhances aeronautical information services while reducing costs to the FAA and to the aeronautical community. Directs the design and publication of aeronautical charts, maps and publications necessary for the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in the NAS.

He/she applies a thorough understanding of the principles of management and strategic planning to integrate the work of multiple projects to accomplish objectives. He/she applies experience and detailed knowledge of management and human resource policies and principles to exercise the full range of supervisory responsibilities including assignment of work, selections, promotions, disciplinary actions, performance evaluations and training. He/she has the formal authority to assign work, evaluate and monitor performance, approve leave and to initiate corrective and/or disciplinary action. He/she uses coaching skills to train staff and to improve workplace and to engage in conflict resolution. Actively promotes, supports, and participates in the FAA's Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs.

The Director provides leadership and direction to subordinate managers, supervisors, specialists, staff managers, staff members and contractors, representing a wide variety of disciplines and professions in a dynamic and complex environment, whose aeronautical navigation products processes have national and international impact. Directs the work for multiple organizational programs and across multiple functions and monitors and evaluates performance; effects hiring decisions; and recommends pay increases. Has delegated authority to take conclusive personnel actions involving most subordinates.

Establishes and monitors program priorities, metrics, and controls, and evaluates progress and results. Determines resources needed and allocates resources effectively and efficiently, and assures that internal controls meet agency standards. Reviews and evaluates program performance and daily operations for the purpose of keeping the Vice President, Mission Support Services, informed of possible challenges or obstacles to efficient performance. Is delegated authority to direct corrective action when problems or conflicts arise that cannot be solved by subordinate managers, and to identify creative ways to improve program performance. Receives direction from the Vice President/Deputy Vice President, Mission Support Services in the form of broad policy guidance.


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 recent SF-50 is required (See Required Documents for requirements)
  • Please review Required Documents & Additional Information


OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions and the Qualification Standard for Supervisory Positions.

To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-K, FG/GS-15 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position.

Specialized Experience includes: Experience and applied knowledge of the purpose, function, and interrelationship of the FAA and the Air Traffic Organization's components, functions, and operations. Experience and applied knowledge of the FAA and Air Traffic Organization priorities, plans, procedures, and policies


Information Regarding KSA's:

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

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and Selective Factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, (KSA); Quality Ranking Factor (QRF), if applicable, Leadership and Management Dimensions, if applicable, or Other Factors 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.

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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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.


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

2) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.

3) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website:

4) If eligible, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will be paid in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration Travel Policy (FAATP).


This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA


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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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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Review our benefits

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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.

Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications cannot be accepted.

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.

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

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

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

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.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

Agency contact information

Najla Wooten


1 (405) 954-7949



Federal Aviation Administration
AAC Regional HR Services Division
6500 S. Macarthur Blvd, HQ Room 155
Oklahoma City, OK 73169

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.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, please go to: USAJOBS Help Guide.

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.