Aeronautical Information Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted
Feb 21, 2021
Closes
Feb 28, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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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Responsibilities

FG-11 Duties:

Serves as a technical specialist responsible for soliciting, acquiring, collecting, evaluating, compiling and selecting appropriate technical navigational and related operational data for inclusion in aeronautical products and publications. Will be involved with formal and on-the-job training in the preparation of Aeronautical Information for dissemination in publications in order to gain skills and knowledge for progression to the next grade level. Typical assignments may include the following: develops, maintains and revises aeronautical data contained in products/publications; ensures appropriate application of Federal Aviation Regulations, specifications, standards and criteria; resolves data discrepancies and notifies manager of unresolved problems and work issues; assists in the development of Notices to Airmen; analyzes, evaluates and verifies quality of printed products; establishes and maintains effective communications with the aviation industry. Performs other duties as assigned.

FG-12 Duties:

Responsible for one or more major subject matter areas of higher complexity, and is the final authority for the technical content of publications to which the material is directed. Recognized as a subject matter expert in assigned areas of responsibilities. Typical assignments may include the following: develops long-range plans and arrangements to obtain vital information required to fulfill the data needs of assigned subject matter areas; development, maintenance and revision of terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures; design/development of aeronautical charts (visual, en-route & terminal) and related publications; coordination/integration of IFPs in the NAS; collect, evaluate and verify aeronautical data; or automated applications used by the organization; ensures appropriate application of Federal Aviation Regulations, specifications, standards and criteria; provides advice/guidance to less experienced staff; performs reviews of basic, nonprocedural work performed by lower level personnel; perform leadership functions for small projects/teams; identifying/resolving problems; and assists in initiating Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs). Performs other duties as assigned.

FG-13 Duties:

Serves as an advisor to management on matters that involve both critical technical and operational issues; development, maintenance and revision of terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures (IFPs); design/development of aeronautical charts (visual, en-route & terminal) and related publications; coordination/integration of IFPs in the NAS; collect, evaluate and verify aeronautical data; or automated applications used by the organization ensures appropriate application of Federal Aviation Regulations, specifications, standards and criteria; performs cross check validation and analysis of aeronautical information data, documents, files or other media as requested in support of aeronautical information analysis; ensures Aeronautical Information Services products are coordinated and integrated in the NAS; initiates Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs); advises on the further development of automated data processing tools by identifying requirements, recommending priorities and suggesting adaptations to the system; performs acceptance testing on legacy application rewrites and new software applications; identifies potential issues and proposes recommendations for preventive action; assures that activities are efficiently carried out and that program objectives are effectively accomplished (end of cycle processing, integrity checks, etc.); resolves complex verification and coordination problems between all functional areas of Aeronautical Information Services and its user agencies/organizations and ensures cartographic requirements are met through the use of computer assisted mapping technology and map publication software.

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
No

Promotion Potential
13

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)
  • Successful completion of security investigation may be required
  • Please Review Required Documents & Additional Information.
  • One-year probationary may be required.


Qualifications

Reference OPM Individual Occupational Requirements for 1361, Navigational Information Series and Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions

Basic Requirements:

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.

OR

Any time-equivalent combination of the above.

OR

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Civilian or military experience in the field (aeronautical or marine) of the position for which application is made. Such experience must have involved the acquisition, collection, selection, analysis, evaluation, and preparation of reliable marine or aeronautical information on navigation and related operations, including publications related to navigation.

AND

To qualify at the FG/GS-11 level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of FG/GS-9 level. 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 is not limited to: Experience working with Terminal Area Route Generations and Traffic Simulations (TARGETS) to apply basic instrument flight procedure principles for creating, maintaining, and revising terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures.

Or

Education Substitution: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

Or

Combination education and experience may be qualifying for this position. Refer to OPM's Operating Manual Qualification Standards at, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/sec-iv/a/gs-admin.asp for more information.

To qualify at the FG/GS-12 level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of FG/GS-11 level. 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 is not limited to: Experience as a technical specialist in the full range of complex technical aeronautical instrument flight procedures data. Experience analyzing operational aeronautical/navigational practices, techniques and methods. Experience as a technical specialist for one or more of the following program of Terminal Area Route Generations and Traffic Simulations (TARGETS) to instrument flight procedure principles for creating, maintaining, and revising terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures.

To qualify at the FG/GS-13 level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of FG/GS-12 level. 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 is not limited to: Experience as a subject-matter expert providing high-level technical aeronautical and operational advice to other specialist related to instrument flight procedures principles. Ensures quality control of complex aeronautical information procedures by providing subject-matter guidance to other specialist related to creating, maintaining, and revising instrument flight procedures products and publications. Experience in recommending changes in criteria, policies, or procedures as it relates to instrument flight procedures products or publications.

Examples of Specialized experience should be included in your resume.

Education

See qualifications required.

Information Regarding KSAs:

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 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 alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

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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. Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement.

2. Some, none or all applicants may be interviewed.

3. This announcement may be used to fill vacancies anywhere within AJV-A400.

4. Position may be filled at the FG-11, FG-12 or FG-13 level with full promotion potential to FG-13 grade level. Identification of promotion in the vacancy announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon the selectee meeting training qualification requirements, and recommendation by the supervisor.

5. 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.

6. Additional information regarding living in Oklahoma can be found at www.abetterlifeokc.com .

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
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Notification of Personnel Action (Current SF-50), Documentation, e.g. transcripts will be accepted in combination with your on-line application and must be uploaded or submitted to 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number. Veteran Documentation, please see below. If your qualifications for this position are based on education, you MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT OF YOUR COLLEGE COURSEWORK BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. Please upload or email to 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov and reference announcement number. Schools must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to employment.

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.

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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