Electronics Engineer

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Washington, D.C
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 23, 2020
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time


This potion is located in the , Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations Services, Operations Support Directorate, NAS Moderation Group, Advanced System Design Service, AJW-1.

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As an electronics engineer, plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects/programs
and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager or higher level professional.
Acts as a principal technical specialist or team leader for large work activities.

Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts
applicable to the electronics engineering discipline, as well as an understanding of new
technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical
processes for the organization. Considers the objectives of the major subdivision and LOB/SO when
developing, integrating and implementing solutions to diverse, complex problems. Assignments
frequently require knowledge and experience working across functional and/or organizational
lines. Typical assignments may include: system design reviews of non-federal systems/ services,
review of NAS integration plans for non-federal systems/services; extensive research; and direct
responsibility for project management.

Applies technical knowledge of electronic systems to complex system design approval and/or type certification projects. Evaluates non­ federal facilities of legacy equipment types, including but not limited to ILS, VOR, DME, and NDB. Evaluates the electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to determine suitability for use by non-federal entities in the NAS. Leads technical reviews of vendor-developed system documentation, to include safety assurance, software/hardware design assurance, system level verification, and system engineering documentation, to ensure compliance with FAA performance standards. Examines vendor quality assurance, configuration management, and verification processes to ensure alignment with industry best practices. Drafts safety risk management documentation for systems being approved for NAS use

Develops standards for non-federal versions of legacy technologies. Analyzes design and performance of equipment and systems and identifies performance, reliability, or service continuity complexities. Evaluates proposed modifications of non-federally developed electronics components or systems. Participates in the review of vendor-developed commercial instruction books. Audits and verifies vendor-developed training materials for consistency with other system technical documentation. Coordinates training scope, delivery method, and materials development between the applicant and FAA training organization. Generates performance exams for non­ federal technicians.

Applies project management principles for NAS modernization initiatives, including identifying, procuring, distributing and tracking resources needed to accomplish large projects. Defines, organizes, and assigns resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Allocates resources to accomplish large work activities within established schedules.

Contacts are internal and external. Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on
projects and other work activities. As a technical point of contact, works collaboratively with FAA
and Industry partners to coordinate and lead Non-Federal system approval projects. Communicates
results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOBs/SOs) and externally. Plays a lead
role in drafting, reviewing, and editing reports or contractual documents for final approval prior
to external distribution. Presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies. Coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of external organizations.

Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues, but allow considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. Draws on experience to solve unusual problems and may create new solutions and policy interpretations as the situation requires. Provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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)
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.


Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1)be in a school of engineering with at least 1 curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2)include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 1st year physics & chemistry) in 5 of these 7 areas of engineering science or physics:(a)statics, dynamics;(b)strength of materials;(c)fluid mechanics, hydraulics;(d)thermodynamics;(e)electrical fields and circuits;(f)nature and properties of materials; and (g)any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR Combination of education and experience - college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1)a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2)a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. THE ADEQUACY OF SUCH BACKGROUND MUST BE DEMONSTRATED BY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico; OR evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam, or the written test required for professional registration; OR successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences AND in engineering that included the courses specified in paragraph 1; OR successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, provided the applicant had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision.

In addition to the above, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I or FG/GS-13 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:

Experience applying engineering principles to assess the safety impacts of NAS systems and services.

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


This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

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.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .

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 equivalence 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.


THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. If you are not currently working for the Federal Government as an Engineer OR have never held a position in the Federal Government in the 800 series, you must submit a copy of your transcripts prior to the closing date of this announcement. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION. If you cannot upload your transcripts to your application, please fax a copy to to the attention of Melissa Paris and reference the announcement number on the FAX. IF SELECTED, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT. If you do not have an official transcript (original with a raised seal) you should request it today. 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.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html609-485-8995

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

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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.

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Travel 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. 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 Leadership and Management Dimension and Technical Requirement, 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.

2. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements may be further evaluated on the Leadership and Management Dimension and Technical Requirement listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

3. All, some, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

4. All employees MUST submit their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. If you do not submit your most recent SF-50, your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.

6. Selection and placement are contingent upon completion of satisfactory security clearance.

7. Due to the Pandemic, employees are allowed to telework up to the maximum extent possible in their current location, until it is safe to relocate. Please continue to correspond with your Manager on a timeframe on when to relocate.

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
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

Current SF-50, (IE promotion, reassignment, or new hire SF-50)

This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 0800 (Engineering) series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the 0800 (Engineering) series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying an 0800 (Engineering) series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

If you are an 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 an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/ .

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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