Program Manager

Washington, D.C
Feb 17, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Full Time


Serves as Branch Manager for the Airports Data and Airspace Branch (AAS-120) responsible for managing airport data and information; and the coordination of airport design standards related to the protection of airport airspace and associated Advisory Circulars, Engineering Briefs and Orders.

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Provides supervision of subject matter experts responsible for the Airports Data and Information Program (ADIP), which includes the Airports Geographic Information System (AGIS) and the 5010 Airport Master Record, as well as Part 157 and other critical airport data and information programs.

Manages the work of a large, multi-level organization typically through subordinate managers. lntegrates work of multiple organizations to meet strategic goals of the organization and the FAA. Participates in strategic planning for the Agency and makes commitments (program, budget, etc.) for a major organization. Provides oversight and coordination of the airport research initiatives, such as the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) under the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Oversees airspace matters nationally and in collaboration with the lnternational Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Obstacle Limitation Surfaces workgroup. Exercises the full range of supervisory responsibilities to include developing and executing the business plan for the Branch, and communicating the organization's vision and objectives.

Utilizes knowledge of personnel and other administrative policies and procedures to monitor, direct, and provide oversight of administrative staff and programs such as budgeting, hiring, setting priorities, assigning tasks and responsibilities, and ensuring training requirements are being met.

Provides oversight of all aeronautical information, such as 5010 and OE/AAA data sets to geospatial and temporal databases that seamlessly interact. Oversees tasks performed by hired contractors and consultants with respect to airport data collection, verification and submittal efforts and provides direction in all phases of the program.

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. Manages the development of airport design standards relating to the protection of airspace on and around airports. Responsible for coordinating with the Airports Design and Construction Branch to ensure that the airport standards are harmonized.

Coordinates with flight procedure teams and multiple offices of the Air Traffic and Flight Standards Organizations on obstructions and airspace issues; and works with the obstruction evaluation group and respective working groups, teams and committees on airspace issues and collaborative decision making on application of standards.

Manages coordination and expectations with other lines of business within the Office of Airports and other lines of business in the FAA regarding the planning and preparation of new entrants, such as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Commercial Space Launch Vehicles.

Assists in establishing and maintaining coordination with Office of Airport Directorates and field offices, airport operators and their trade associations, airport consultants, State Aviation, local governments and other Federal Agencies.

Supervises a highly skilled staff of employees who have technical expertise in engineering, research, airspace surfaces, navigational equipment, surveillance and airport data and information.

Monitors and evaluates performance of organizational units managers and employees, coaching and developing staff and organizational capabilities, approving leave and taking or approving corrective/disciplinary actions as appropriate.

Creates positive working relationships to ensure coordinated responses with counterparts at the appropriate levels of the organization to enable problem solving and recommends solutions for complex and/or difficult problems.

Communicates and reinforces diversity and EEO policies and programs in all areas of responsibility, and participates in the labor/management partnership process by fostering a work environment where all employees are treated in a fair and equitable manner.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.


Applicants must demonstrate at least one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (FV-J or FG/GS-14) 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 direct technical or management-level involvement in processes related to collection, dissemination and use of aeronautical and geospatial data, and with the development and use of airport airspace design standards; OR
  • Experience managing technical support contracts and research requests, and review of technical reports involving aeronautical data and airport airspace.

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.**

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.

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 cannot be substituted for experience at the FV-K level.

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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.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.


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 Leadership and Management Dimension and Technical Requirement.

In lieu of providing a narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimension and/or 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. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your 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:

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

4) This Level 2 (Non-Critical Sensitive; Secret) position requires favorable adjudication of an Access National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

5) This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-AAS-21-0007SB-70889. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply.

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

Drug test required

Required Documents

Only supplemental documentation (e.g. transcript, certifications, SF-50, and/or veterans' documentation) will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded on or before the closing date of the announcement. All submitted documents must reference the announcement number.

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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.

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.

  • 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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