Business Project Management Specialist

Washington, D.C
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 02, 2020
Full Time


Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected 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 position is located in the Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention (AVP) within the FAA's Aviation Safety (AVS) line of business.

The incumbent is responsible for managing and implementing initiatives of the SDAT and cross-collaborating with technical Subject Matter Experts. The incumbent applies project management experience and expert knowledge of project management methodologies.

The incumbent develops new and innovative approaches, methodologies, and techniques to define and direct challenging projects and activities that involve the SDAT support and standardization teams, and aviation safety community of practice.

The incumbent applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of business and technical knowledge applicable to enterprise data systems to define, plan and implement major analysis and program development activities for SDAT as directed. The incumbent creates, manages, and conducts briefings to convey the SDAT's strategic vision and initiatives to internal and external audiences. Contacts include FAA staff members, domestic and international airlines, manufacturers, employee groups, air traffic organizations, academia, international aviation organizations, and others in the worldwide aviation community.

Specifically, the incumbent:

a) Provides support to the SDAT Lead to provide agency-level direction for, and management of, data
throughout the data and information lifecycle to enable objective, data-informed risk-based decision-making across Lines of Business (LOBs) and Service Offices (SOs). The incumbent applies project management experience and comprehensive technical knowledge to structure enterprise data standardization efforts;

b) Works with SDAT Standardization and Tactical Teams to develop business requirements and standards related to safety data and safety analysis. The incumbent will be heavily involved in creation of technical documentation and requirements guidance for risk-based decision making, data standards, data collection and storage, data governance, data analysis, and data modeling. The incumbent oversees the integration of business needs and technical solutions in support of data governance, data standardization, data management and validation activities;

c) Works collaboratively with project sponsors and major stakeholders to define, validate, document, prioritize, and communicate the requirements for SDAT initiatives. The incumbent works in partnership with the SDAT's information technology (IT) business liaisons to ensure activities are properly prioritized and well-coordinated. With the IT business liaisons, the incumbent develops, communicates, and oversees the implementation of the SDAT's IT projects and activities and ensures that the SDAT's technical strategy is an alignment with the SDAT's business goals and initiatives;

d) Applies knowledge of FAA's policies and objectives to identify, define, and organize resources for the SDAT's projects and work activities. The incumbent acquires and allocates resources and staffing requirements to support SDAT initiatives, collects project performance statistics, and contributes to reports on the SDAT's strategic initiatives;

e) Provides expert guidance and instruction, both internally and externally, to address diverse and complex issues that often cross multiple projects, programs, and/or functional areas. The incumbent develops and recommends approaches to address current and anticipated problems and issues. Works closely with the SDAT Lead to identify and resolve problems; and

f) Performs other duties as assigned.

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.


To view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference - U.S. Office of Personnel Management Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Miscellaneous Administration and Program Series:

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS 13. 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 overseeing a team or project; experience successfully leading a complex project from initiation to project close; and experience communicating across organizational lines.

Qualifications 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.

You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section. In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the Required Documents section of the announcement.

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 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (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 priority grouping 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.

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

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

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

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

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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