Management & Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 27, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the ATO Program Management Organization, which provides program management for the systems and capabilities that modernize and sustain the National Airspace System through four key functions: Program control and technical integration; Surveillance automation supporting aircraft separation; System platforms and traffic flow decision tools for air traffic managers and pilots; and Communications, navigation, weather, aeronautical information and flight services.

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The incumbent applies skill and experience developing costs and schedules; and for planning, coordinating, tracking, and identifying resources for small programs and projects through completion. He/she assists senior specialists by providing lifecycle support and information for day-to-day management and oversight of the critical elements of programs and projects including scope, budget, risk and schedules.

Uses experience and comprehensive knowledge in analyzing, identifying and evaluating program requirements and plans, the incumbent designs and recommends solutions to complex problems to aid in decision-making and prepares detailed analyzes and estimates of annual funding needs. He/she applies experience gathering, comparing, and correlating budget and financial data about current and future programs/projects and activities to ensure that budget requests conform to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Congressional requirements. He/she ensures that funds are properly allocated in a timely and effective manner and that obligations incurred and resulting expenditure of funds are kept within the bounds of existing laws, regulations, and approved allowances.

Uses experience gained as a contracting officer representative (COR) to provide advice and assistance on contracts for systems, services, and equipment with work assignments that span the acquisition lifecycle from initial planning through performance assessment. Conducts contract review activities including establishing schedules, evaluating progress, tasking, problems, resolution, and adjusting resource allocations.

Contacts are internal and external and include representatives from all ATO service units and other FAA lines of business. He/she demonstrates the ability to lead small teams, direct customers, stakeholders, and agency officials by coordinating cross organizational policies and programs to resolve issues, internal and external to the ATO and the FAA. As required, he/she develops project plans and reports, which are forwarded to both internal and external agencies and entities. Mentors less senior employees and program staff. Develops and maintains knowledge base for future use by PMO programs and teams.

He/she reports to a Manager and is guided by established policies/procedures for most assignments. He/she is allowed considerable discretion to select the most appropriate approach(es), or to develop new approaches. Assignments regularly require interpretations of internal and external policies and extrapolations from precedents.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Applicants may express interest in a position in one or more of the following organizations within the PMO: Program Control and Integration; Air Traffic Systems; Enterprise Services; and Surveillance Services.
  • Applicants must submit a coversheet stating programs of interest.


Candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (FV-H or FG/GS-12) that is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Experience gathering, analyzing, and evaluating program requirements, and plans; OR
  • Experience in project management activities to include establishing schedules, evaluating progress, problems, resolution, and adjusting resource allocations.

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

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

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**


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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.


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

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

3. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; or (3) alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.

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

5. This Level 1 (Low Risk) position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment.

6. This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-AJM-19-0038AH-63303. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply.

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
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

All applicants MUST submit required documents prior to closing date.

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.

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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