Deputy Director, Office of Aviation Management

Washington D.C.
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 19, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

Occasional travel - Travel may be required 7 or more days per month.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation May Be Paid

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements
  • Telework will not be an option for this position.
  • Q Clearance is Required
  • Eligible candidates for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a Q clearance.

    This position has also been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use.

    The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter.

    Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

    If selected for this vacancy (only if this position has a financial disclosure requirement), you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement) prior to your appointment to this position. For additional information and to obtain the form, please visit the Office of Government Ethics.

    “This position is not Telework Eligible”

    Relocation expenses may be paid

    You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here.


    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

    1. Develops the Department's program for aviation operations policy to assure compliance with the Congressional mandate that the Department of Energy self-regulate its aviation operations. Assures agency operations and safety policy is relevant, current, and complete, with respect to the Public Aircraft Operations law (49 U.S.C. 40102 and 40125), which governs the aviation missions that perform the agency Governmental Functions. Serves as the principal aviation operations policy management planner for agency. Provides recommendations for the Director of Aviation Management's approval of field implementation plans constructed from the agency policies and procedures.

    2. Serves as the Subject Matter Expert on OMB Circular A-126. Secures airlift for senior executive travel as appropriate, coordinating with FAA, DOD, and others as needed

    3. Provides oversight and support for a variety of business management functions within OAM including budget, travel, training, Federal Manager’s Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and property management.

    4. Development of policy and procedures for planning, programming, budgeting and for efficient fiscal management. Establishes appropriate internal controls for safety and fiscal accountability. Defines reporting requirements, protocols and processes for aviation operations and safety. Upon review with the Director of Aviation Management, approves program reports for submission to GSA, 0MB, and Congress.

    5. Provides oversight and support for a variety of business management functions within OAM including budget, travel, training, Federal Manager’s Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and property management.

    6. Makes formal and informal presentations to audiences of aviation experts, program managers and the public. As the Deputy Director, acts and speaks with the full authority of the Director of Aviation Management to represent the Department in aviation operations and safety issues.

    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

    1. Mastery in the administration and management of aircraft and facility operations, to include aircraft and facility utilization, use of the National Airspace System, and contracting for equipment and services for the purpose of developing safe, cost effective, aviation operations policy, procedures, and guidance. Specific knowledge is required of management techniques and processes, fiscal accounting, planning, programming, and budgeting, to evaluate complex organizations and government/contractor relationships.

    2. Mastery of aircraft operations, as conducted in government and private sector organizations, for the purpose of accomplishing the mission or stated purpose of the organization. Includes extensive knowledge of civil and public aircraft operations, and the application of regulations and laws pertinent to each, which the employee applies toward development of policy and procedures to direct safe, legal and cost-effective aviation operations.

    3. Mastery of aviation loss-of-control theory, risk management systems, and mitigation procedures, to establish safety programs from these resources. Expert knowledge of aviation safety management processes and techniques, and the demonstrated ability to apply lessons learned.

    4. Expert knowledge of aircraft accident and incident investigation processes, techniques, laboratory analyses, and reporting to determine causal factors and apply appropriate measures toward future accident prevention. Requires training and experience as a certified aircraft accident investigator in accordance with 41 CFR 101-37.

    5. Expert knowledge of airspace use, airspace design criteria, domestic and international airspace rules, altitude restrictions, radar systems, air traffic control policies and procedures, pilot/controller language protocols, lost communications procedures, and emergency response actions necessary to design complex flight operations, define and plan airborne mission accomplishment, and assure safe, efficient flight operations.

    6. Thorough working knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration regulations, standards, guidelines, and policies for aircraft operations as contained in 14 CFR and other documents controlled by the FAA. Well informed about International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) policies and procedures for aviation operations standards in foreign countries where DOE operates. This knowledge is applied to develop flight standards and policies, which assure equivalent levels of safety and efficiency in DOE aircraft operations.

    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Individual Occupational Requirements: Education

    Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position.


    Specialized Experience: Experience that demonstrated a knowledge of the transportation function(s) of the position to be filled.

    FAA commercial or Airline Transportation Pilot certificate are preferred or military equivalent

    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page,Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
    • If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
    • If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.
    • If selected, you may be required to complete a one-year supervisory probation period.
    • Upon reporting, and annually thereafter, the selectee may be required to file one or more financial statements and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Evaluations: The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.

    Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration.
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