Aeronautical Information Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted
Oct 09, 2019
Closes
Oct 16, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Serves as a technical specialist responsible for soliciting, acquiring, collecting, evaluating, compiling and selecting appropriate technical navigational and related operational data for inclusion in aeronautical products and publications.

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Responsibilities

FG-11 Duties:

Serves as a technical specialist responsible for soliciting, acquiring, collecting, evaluating, compiling and selecting appropriate technical navigational and related operational data for inclusion in aeronautical products and publications. Will be involved with formal and on-the-job training in the preparation of Aeronautical Information for dissemination in publications in order to gain skills and knowledge for progression to the next grade level. Typical assignments may include the following: develops, maintains and revises aeronautical data contained in products/publications; ensures appropriate application of Federal Aviation Regulations, specifications, standards and criteria; resolves data discrepancies and notifies manager of unresolved problems and work issues; assists in the development of Notices to Airmen; analyzes, evaluates and verifies quality of printed products; establishes and maintains effective communications with the aviation industry. Performs other duties as assigned.

FG-12 Duties:

Responsible for one or more major subject matter areas of higher complexity, and is the final authority for the technical content of publications to which the material is directed. Recognized as a subject matter expert in assigned areas of responsibilities. Typical assignments may include the following: develops long-range plans and arrangements to obtain vital information required to fulfill the data needs of assigned subject matter areas; development, maintenance and revision of terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures; design/development of aeronautical charts (visual, en-route & terminal) and related publications; coordination/integration of IFPs in the NAS; collect, evaluate and verify aeronautical data; or automated applications used by the organization; ensures appropriate application of Federal Aviation Regulations, specifications, standards and criteria; provides advice/guidance to less experienced staff; performs reviews of basic, nonprocedural work performed by lower level personnel; perform leadership functions for small projects/teams; identifying/resolving problems; and assists in initiating Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs). Performs other duties as assigned.

FG-13 Duties:

Serves as an advisor to management on matters that involve both critical technical and operational issues; development, maintenance and revision of terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures (IFPs); design/development of aeronautical charts (visual, en-route & terminal) and related publications; coordination/integration of IFPs in the NAS; collect, evaluate and verify aeronautical data; or automated applications used by the organization ensures appropriate application of Federal Aviation Regulations, specifications, standards and criteria; performs cross check validation and analysis of aeronautical information data, documents, files or other media as requested in support of aeronautical information analysis; ensures Aeronautical Information Services products are coordinated and integrated in the NAS; initiates Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs); advises on the further development of automated data processing tools by identifying requirements, recommending priorities and suggesting adaptations to the system; performs acceptance testing on legacy application rewrites and new software applications; identifies potential issues and proposes recommendations for preventive action; assures that activities are efficiently carried out and that program objectives are effectively accomplished (end of cycle processing, integrity checks, etc.); resolves complex verification and coordination problems between all functional areas of Aeronautical Information Services and its user agencies/organizations and ensures cartographic requirements are met through the use of computer assisted mapping technology and map publication software.

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
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

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
  • Please Review Required Documents & Additional Information.
  • Occasional travel may be required.


Qualifications

Reference - OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions in conjunction with Individual Occupational Requirements for 1361: Navigational Information Series.

TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FG-11 LEVEL, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the FG-9 level in the Federal service. 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 may include but not limited to developing, maintaining and revising of terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures; aeronautical data contained in products/publications; ensuring appropriate application of Federal Aviation Regulations, specifications, standards and criteria; resolves data discrepancies; assists in the development of Notices to Airmen; analyzes, evaluates and verifies quality of printed products; experience in the development of Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP), using any of the following systems: Instrument Procedures Development Systems (IPDS), Instrument Approach Procedures Automation (IAPA), and Terminal Area Route Generations and Traffic Simulations (TARGETS).

OR

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. (Transcripts Required)

TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FG-12 LEVEL, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the FG-11 level in the Federal service. 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 may include but not limited to: experience as a technical specialist for one or more of the following program areas development, maintenance and revision of terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures (IFPs); collect, evaluate, and verify aeronautical data; initiating Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS); coordination/integration of IFPs into the NAS; identify & resolve problems; experience preforming reviews of basic, nonprocedural work regarding IFPs/NOTAMs; collect, interpret, and consolidate aeronautical data to develop and/or revise IFPs; or automated applications used by the organization; experience in development of Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP), working with Instrument Procedures Development Systems (IPDS), Instrument Approach Procedures Automation (IAPA), and Terminal Area Route Generations and Traffic Simulations (TARGETS).

TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FG-13 LEVEL, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the FG-12 level in the Federal service. 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 may include but not limited to: Experience as a technical specialist for one or more of the following program areas: development, maintenance and revision of terminal/en-route Instrument Flight Procedures (IFPs); Ensuring IFPs are coordinated and integrated into the NAS and provide for safe operation of aircraft; collecting, evaluating and verifying aeronautical data; Experience providing subject matter guidance on automation applications as used by Aeronautical Information Services; ensuring the construction and publication of all aeronautical charts/publications that support commercial, military and general aviation meet operational requirements; Initiate Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs); experience in development of Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP), working with Instrument Procedures Development Systems (IPDS), Instrument Approach Procedures Automation (IAPA) and, Terminal Area Route Generations and Traffic Simulations (TARGETS).

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.

Education

TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED: To qualify based on education; you must submit a copy of your college transcripts, please fax or upload. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
  • If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to employment.
  • Schools must be accredited by an accrediting Institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.edu.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.htm
  • Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalency to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

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 KSA, 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); 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.

NOTES:
  • Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications cannot be accepted.
  • Some, none, or all candidates may be interviewed.
  • This announcement may be used to fill vacancies anywhere within AJV-A400.
  • Position may be filled at the FG-11, FG-12 or FG-13 level with full promotion potential to FG-13 grade level. Identification of promotion in the vacancy 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 the selectee meeting training qualification requirements, and recommendation by the supervisor.
  • May be required to travel occasionally.
  • TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF FAXED DOCUMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT 405-954-7947.

  • This is a bargaining unit position.

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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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) as indicated below.

    Documents MUST be uploaded or faxed to (405) 954-3003 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All fax documents submitted MUST reference the announcement number.

    Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

    If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current 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 a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/ . If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/ .

    Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are thoseveterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service.Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

    Forms:
    • 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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