Engineering Technician

Warrenton, Virginia
May 23, 2019
May 31, 2019
Full Time


The incumbent will be responsible for independently performing maintenance and repair on buildings and grounds that house equipment to maintain the National Airspace System (NAS).

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Serves as Field Maintenance Program (FMP) Engineering Technician (ET) assigned to facility improvement projects. Applies knowledge of construction and maintenance principles and practices to complete various assignments in support of the National Airspace System (NAS). Utilizes a working knowledge of civil electrical, mechanical trades to perform hands-on installation site preparation to establish and upgrade NAS facilities in coordination with other government personnel or contract employees. Reads and interprets engineering drawings, specifications and schematics. Works as a team member with other FMP Center employees. Coordinates work with local facility representatives and contractors. Participates in the accomplishment of various technical projects and tasks including but not limited to power control coax or fiber optic cable fault locating, troubleshooting and repairing. Performs engine generator setup, modification, testing, troubleshooting and relocation. Performs routine and varying assignments associated with analyzing, installing, repairing, fabricating of troubleshooting electronic, electrical and mechanical systems and components. Approximately 95% of the work is performed in travel status at remote locations. Must be able to perform appropriate trades and skills in all types of inclement weather from 120 degrees F to 60 below zero. Trades and skills are utilized throughout the Western Service Area.

Working Conditions: You must be able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position without hazard to yourself or others. Work assignments can be physical and strenuous in nature. You may also be required to lift and/or carry objects up to 30 pounds, as well as climb ladders, walking up several flights of stairs, working on elevated surfaces and/or work in unusual or uncomfortable body positions or environmental conditions. Some positions involve work that must be performed outdoors during various weather conditions. There is a potential for shift work, i.e., nights, weekends and rotating shifts.

Travel Required

50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation is required.
  • Possession of a valid drivers license is preferred.


To qualify for this position at the FV-G level you must demonstrate in your application that you possess specialized experience at the next lower level equivalent to FV-F, FG/GS-9 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills or abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying specialized experience may include, but is not limited to the knowledge of the fundamentals of ET work, i.e., using a variety of trade skills, such as electrical, carpentry, painting, concrete, plumbing, welding, and drywall; interpreting diagrams, specifications, manuals, and supply/cost estimates. Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.

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

Reference: OPM Individual Occupational Requirements for Engineering Technical Series in conjunction with Group Coverage Qualifications Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions:

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 work history that describes how you meet the 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. Your answers may be adjusted 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); listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration. 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.


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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.

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.

If selected, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, and Persons with Disabilities and/or Persons with Targeted Disabilities . In order to be considered for any of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility when completing the AVIATOR application questionnaire within the "Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment Section". In addition, you must submit appropriate documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

Security Requirements: Moderate Risk (5): This position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

All or none may be interviewed.

FAA's CORE COMPENSATION PLAN This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website:

Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. A resume is required and must be submitted and received on-line to receive consideration for this position.

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts, SF-50s or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded, hand-delivery, mailed or faxed to (see Agency Contact Info below for our address) on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.404-393-0636

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

If you are a current or former federal employee, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) 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. The SF-50 must be received by the closing date of this announcement in order to receive consideration. You may fax your SF-50 (write announcement # on it) or upload into the on-line application.

Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Targeted Disabilities Appointment: You must provide proof of disability documentation (i.e. Schedule A Letter).

If you are requesting consideration for any of the special hiring authorities; you must also submit the following:

For the 30% or More Disabled Veterans Program: Submit a DD-214 (Member 4 copy); an SF-15 and supporting documents as required such as an official statement dated 1991 or later from Department of Veterans Affairs or branch of Armed Forces certifying to the present existence of your service connected disability.

For the Veterans Recruitment Appointment: Submit a DD214 (Member 4 copy)

All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

  • OF-306 : Declaration for Federal Employment
  • SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

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.

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