Air Traffic Control Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 27, 2020
Closes
Oct 31, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position serves as an air traffic controller within the Operational Readiness Policy & Procedures Group (AJR-X3). The incumbent is an air traffic controller who applies comprehensive knowledge of and experience with air traffic control operations in the Federal Aviation Administration's En Route and/or Center Radar Approach Control (CERAP) environment.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent applies experience gained as a full performance level air traffic controller to lead the development of international letters of agreement, facilitate operational contingency exercises and assist in the development of contingency procedures where needed.

As an experienced air traffic controller, the incumbent is a team lead on large projects involving policy, procedures and letters of agreements. The incumbent applies skills and experience applying project management principles to develop communication strategies, plans and schedules. The incumbent recommends and implements improvements to enhance and upgrade policy, guidance and training material.

The incumbent will be responsible for supporting industry work groups and leading the International letter of Agreement work. Will recommend and develop policy changes. They will support the coordination and development of contingency procedures, facilitate ATO-wide Operational Contingency Information-Sessions and support and facilitate operational contingency exercises.

The incumbent is considered an authority in air traffic operations. Although established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, the incumbent uses considerable discretion to select the most appropriate approach. The incumbent interprets internal and external policies and extrapolates from precedents. The incumbent resolves most problems and works issues without assistance from the Group Manager. The Group Manager reviews work at project completion, to ensure policy compliance and alignment with the requirements of projects and/or other work activities.

The incumbent will be required to work with multiple internal and external stakeholders to include: ATO Service Unit POCs, FAA LOB POCs, ATCSCC, ATC facilities, service area / center personnel, HQ personnel, NATCA & PASS representation, International ANSPs, Airports, and aviation organizations such as: A4A, ACI, NBAA, ICAO, IATA, etc., to build collaborative relationships that yield effective and efficient operational contingency policy, plans, agreements and procedures. The incumbent prepares responses to Congressional Office of
Inspector General (OIG), Office of Management Budget (OMB), and Government Accountability Office (GAO) inquiries as required.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required - The job does not require any travel.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

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)
  • Some, all, or none of the referral candidates may be interviewed.


Qualifications

Candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (FV-I or FG/GS-13) 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.

*Experience in a military or civilian air traffic facility that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the level of work of the specialization for which application is made. This experience must have provided a comprehensive knowledge of appropriate air traffic control laws, rules, and regulations.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as:
  • experience with Air Traffic, NAS operations radar and non-radar air traffic control procedures.

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.*

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Leadership & Management Dimensions and/or Technical Requirements 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.

**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.**

Education

Education cannot be substituted for experience.

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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:

1. 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.

2. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm.

3. This Level 5 (Moderate Risk; Public Trust) position requires favorable adjudication of a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

4. In accordance with HRPM EMP 1.29/1.29a, this position MAY be a Career Enhancement Program/Career Progression assignment. The selectee(s) may be eligible for pay retention. Career Diversity is not enhanced when an employee is assigned to a staff or supervisory position in which they previously held on a permanent basis. CEP/CP selectees will be required to certify eligibility. Pay retention is not guaranteed.

5. This position is not covered by PL 92-267 for early retirement purposes, and is therefore, not eligible for "good time" credit. Position is ineligible for true time and one half.

6. This announcement is also open to current permanent FAA employees assigned to the Air Traffic Organization and to the FAA Academy Air Traffic Division (AMA-500 ).

**Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, your report date to your official duty station/facility will be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. You may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.**

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This is not 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
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

ALL applicants MUST submit the following:

(1) resume with complete work history; and

(2) a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action).

For guidance on how to create a Federal resume, visit http://www.archives.gov/careers/jobs/forms/resume-guide.pdf.

Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in a finding of ineligible. We are not responsible for incomplete, illegible or missing documents.

Please DO NOT email your application documents. We cannot accept documents received via the email system. Documents sent via email will NOT receive consideration.

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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