Supervisory Electronics Technician

Oklahoma City, OK; 1 vacancy , United States
Sep 18, 2023
Sep 28, 2023
Full Time

Serve as Branch Manager for Automation/Communications Branch, AMA-920 with overall authority for administration and technical direction of the branch.


Serves as Branch Manager for Automation/Communications Branch AMA-920, with overall authority for administration and technical direction of the branch. Branch activities include, but are not limited to the maintenance, repair, installation/decommission and modification of NAS/NextGen Systems in support of the FAA Academy. The branch staff carries out the branch programs, maintains, repairs, installs/decommissions and modifies the systems and test beds used by the FAA Academy in their training requirements and primary mission. This position requires application of knowledge, practices, theories, concepts, methods, techniques, and abilities for the discipline to which the position is classified. Responsibilities include inspection/oversight, planning, developing, coordinating, deploying, implementing, maintaining, and replacing systems. Incumbent is required to interact with personnel from the FAA Academy and other organizations internal and external to the FAA. The Branch Manager reports to the NAS Technical Services Division Manager.

Applies an advanced knowledge of the technical aspects of the work directed, an advanced knowledge of budget, human resource, and other administrative policies and procedures, and an advanced understanding of the objectives of the organization/division/branch.

Branch Manager exercises final authority for supervisory and managerial responsibilities over the staff, including: selections, promotions, disciplinary actions, evaluations, training, awards, grievance resolution and equity of performance standards. Also responsible for establishing goals and objectives, managing fiscal and staffing resources, and coordinating significant program issues within the branch.

Prepares workload projections, equipment replacement, determines material support requirements, layout plans, etc. The work of the organization requires substantial coordination, integration, and decisions involving various complex and critical work assignments, projections, and administrative issues. Promotes teamwork and strives to improve the branch's business practices. Establishes branch goals, sets clear expectations, empowers and equips personnel for success, aggressively seeks opportunities to create a more informed comprehensive workforce. The incumbent must stay abreast of internal and external agency developments that indicate a need to reevaluate
branch goals, objectives, and methods for achieving them.

Communicates and reinforces EEO policies and programs in all areas of responsibility, including selection, training and promotion. Maintains a work environment where all employees are treated in a fair and equitable manner. This position has frequent contacts with FAA and external agency personnel. Contacts occur in meetings, briefings, job related activities and other Aeronautical Center forums. The purpose of these contacts is to discuss, plan, and coordinate work efforts; exchange information; ensure that information provided to outside parties is accurate and consistent; and resolve differences of opinion among managers, supervisors, employees, contractors, or others.

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.

Actively participates in division's strategic planning, secession planning, staffing, efficiency measures and budgeting. Constantly strives to develop the human capital of the future, by identifying, and training a workforce with leadership, technical, and functional skills necessary to ensure the U.S. has the world's safest and most productive aviation sector.

Individual and organizational performance is typically reviewed periodically by higher level management, usually through status reports and organizational performance measures.


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)
  • Successful completion of security investigation may be required.
  • A one-year supervisor/managerial probationary period may be required.
  • Please review Required Documents & Additional Information.


To qualify for this position at the FV-J level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-I (FG/GS-13) level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized Experience includes:
  • Developing and/or modifying polices, standards, and procedures for the maintenance, repair, installation, decommission, and/or modification of NAS/NextGen systems.
  • Overseeing the planning, development, coordination, and replacement of systems.
  • Preparing workload projections, equipment replacement, and layout plans to support the FAA Academy training requirements and mission.
  • Applying technical procedures like budget, human resource policies, and administrative procedures.
  • Recommending improvements to improve operational efficiency.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.


Information Regarding KSAs:

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 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 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.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) 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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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.

  1. Applicants must apply online to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.
  2. Interviews may be conducted IAW FAA Policy and applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  3. Some, none or all applicants may be interviewed.
  4. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website:
  5. Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.
  6. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
  7. Additional information regarding living in Oklahoma can be found at
  8. To confirm receipt of emailed documents, please email Sidney Snider at

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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.

Supplemental documentation will be accepted in combination with your online application. These documents must be uploaded to your profile or emailed to 9-AMC-AHF-C400@FAA.GOV on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

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.


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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

Sidney Snider


1 (405) 954-7981



Federal Aviation Administration
AAC Regional HR Services Branch
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.

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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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