Aeronautical Information Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 07, 2021
Closes
Jan 15, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Serves as an Aeronautical Information Specialist in the Office of Airports (ARP), Airports Safety and Standards, Airports Data & Airspace Branch (AAS-120). Acts as an airport data program manager for surveyed and geospatial data included in the Airports Geographical Information System (GIS).

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Responsibilities

Serves as a principal technical specialist and advisor for aeronautical information functions. Acts as an airports data program manager for integration of existing 5010 Airports Safety program data into secure GIS systems and web enabled national datasets that will serve as an authoritative source. Manages other critical airport data and associated Advisory Circulars and Orders (i.e. Advisory Circular 150/5300-19 and Order 5010.4A) and their impact to the GIS Program; manages updates to these Advisory Circulars and Orders; and implements their policy.

Manages and evaluates policy for collection of data used to produce aeronautical information services and products by the FAA and its partners. Manages national Airports GIS data, including development of procedures and validation testing, along with stewardship of the data. Serves as the principal technical specialist for Airports GIS metadata sets, updating metadata for national GIS datasets, and performing quality assurance on geospatial databases. Develops curriculum and delivers training for GIS, survey and geospatial analysis for FAA employees and industry on the use of Airports GIS and geospatial analysis, as well as the submission and validation of airport safety critical data.

Applies experience and comprehensive technical knowledge as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies when developing, integrating, implementing, and evaluating standards to diverse, complex problems. Exercises a range of responsibilities including managing programs and initiatives under the Office of Airports (ARP); reviews and oversees tasks performed by contactors and consultants regarding airport data collection, verification and submittal efforts; provides direction in all phases of the program.

Demonstrates knowledge and experience working across functional and/or organizational lines by accomplishing management and development of data and information standards. Ensures compliance and alignment with the requirements of projects and/or other work activities. Collaborates with FAA lines of business to move all aeronautical information, such as 5010 and OE/AAA data sets to geospatial and temporal databases that seamlessly interact; coordinates with the regional offices on the development of the Airports GIS strategic plan and executes it accordingly. Coordinates with other lines of business on the aeronautical data integration of new entrants (such as UAS and commercial space) into the NAS and airports environment.

Leads or participates on teams and work groups, stewardship communities of practice (ScoP), Communities of Practice (CoPs) and Communities of Interest (COIs) within the Office of Airports and across other Lines of Business to collaborate on optimizing resources to best meet user needs. Represents the Office of Airports, in conjunction with other lines of business, in meetings with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) to develop new standards for Airports data. Participates in program management reviews, and reports program status updates to management to achieve strategic goals.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% 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)
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.


Qualifications

Applicants must demonstrate at least 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as:
  • Experience using computer added design and mapping applications such as ArgGIS to review attributes created by validated data; OR
  • Experience utilizing the requirements for the collection, survey, or analysis of aeronautical data applicable to aviation safety and related operations.

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.**

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.

Education

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.

Applicants, who are not currently in the 1361 occupational series in the Federal Government and fail to provide a copy of an unofficial or official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy. Upon selection, if not currently employed in the 1361 occupational series, you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. If you do not have an official transcript (original, with the raised seal), you should contact your school immediately to request it.

Foreign Education: For additional information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

To view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference - U.S. Office of Personnel Management Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions in conjunction with Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1361: Navigational Information Series .

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Training:

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- navigation, mathematics, physics, astronomy, geography, meteorology, engineering, cartography, or other subjects related to aeronautical or marine navigation and operations.

Graduation from the United States Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marine academies, or from one of the State maritime academies meets the undergraduate education requirements.

Successful completion of a course of flying or air navigation at one of the U.S. Government (Air Force, Navy, etc.) aeronautical or aviation training schools may be credited at the rate of 1 year of full-time training for 9 months of general experience.

Any time-equivalent combination of the above.

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

5) AFSCME Interview Criteria: Article 42, Section 13 states: If the selecting official decides to interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list. If it is determined that interviews are required and telephone interviews are not utilized, travel expenses incidental to these interviews will be paid in accordance with the Agency's travel regulations and this Agreement.

6) This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-AAS-21- 0003SB-70393. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply.

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
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.

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.
This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 1361 series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 1361 series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 1361 series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

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.

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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