National Aviation Manager
Occasional travel - Travel of 1-5 nights a month may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the (A) Individual Occupational Requirement AND (B) Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying.
(A) Individual Occupational Requirement:
1. 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.
2. Specialized Experience: Experience that demonstrated a knowledge of the aviation management and safety function(s) of the position to be filled.
Transcripts are required to verify the educational requirement, failure to provide transcripts will result in an "ineligible" rating.
In addition to the (A) Individual Occupational Requirement for this position, applicants must also meet the (B) Specialized Experience requirements for the grade to which you are applying.
(B) Specialized Experience:
GS-13 Specialized Experience
To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:
1. assisting with the development and management of rotary wing aviation safety management policies and practices to direct aviation safety programs;
2. assisting with implementing aviation safety guidelines and practices as they relate to the diverse hazards in high risk categories of rotary wing flight;
3. participating in the management of multiple aviation programs, simultaneously monitoring and coordinating program details relating to aviation safety and management;
4. utilizing commercial and public aviation concepts, practices and standards as it relates to rotorcraft safety;
5. interpreting aircraft mishap findings and risk management concepts and applying those findings to aviation management systems.
GS-14 Specialized Experience
To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:
1. developing and managing rotary wing aviation safety management policies and practices to direct aviation safety programs;
2. implementing aviation safety guidelines and practices as it relates to the diverse hazards in high risk categories of rotary wing flight;
3. managing or coordinating multiple aviation programs, simultaneously monitoring and coordinating program details relating to aviation safety and management
4. utilizing complex commercial and public aviation concepts, practices and standards as it relates to rotorcraft safety;
5. leading aviation incident investigations and/or investigating aviation mishaps and interpreting aircraft mishap findings, prevention and risk management concepts and applying those findings and concepts to aviation management systems;
6. developing, implementing and evaluating emergency management procedures as they pertain to aviation.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.
Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4
Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.
The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.
NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. You are being evaluated under the Category Rating method, which means, if you are determined to be qualified you will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are “Platinum”, “Gold”, and “Silver”. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the “Platinum” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. Veterans' preference rules for category rating will be applied.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
- Rotary Wing Aviation Safety: Knowledge of rotary wing aviation safety management policies and practices as they are applied to the specialized field of offshore rotary wing aviation. Knowledge of aircraft mishap prevention concepts and methods, incident investigation methodologies, and risk management procedures as they would apply to offshore oil and gas aviation operations. Knowledge of commercial and public aviation and aviation safety concepts, best practices, and operating environmental hazards as they can be applied to develop and implement aviation management programs.
- Program and Project Management: ability to develop, organize, champion and lead multiple aviation management and aviation safety programs and initiatives; developing, tracking, and implementing aviation policies/procedures, performance metrics, and program deliverables to support and improve the organization’s overall aviation safety performance and awareness.
- Gather and Analyze Data: skill and ability to identify, collect and analyze key program performance metrics and trends for communicating the critical safety messages to various audiences internal and external to the organization. Ability to identify appropriate and practical follow-up or corrective actions to mitigate the identified operating risk or hazard.
- Interpersonal Communication: Ability to clearly articulate ideas verbally and in writing to express technical and programmatic concepts to a diverse audience. Ability to negotiate effectively with stakeholders to solicit support and “buy-in” for safety initiatives.
If you are a status applicant (current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility in the competitive service), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.
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