Supervisory Airway Transportation System Specialist (Manager, T-SAP Team )

Washington, D.C
Feb 23, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in Safety and Technical Training Service Unit, Safety Directorate, Safety Programs Group. This Group is responsible for collecting qualitative safety data, which can be used for analysis of events that may affect NAS safety.

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Manage a geographically dispersed staff consisting of technical specialists who serve as representatives to the Technical Operations Aviation Safety Action Program (T-SAP) Event Review Committees (ERC) in each Service Area. He/she uses experience designing, modifying and/or evaluating equipment and processes used by the Technical Operations workforce to manage the administration of the T-SAP Event Review Committee (ERC)'s. The T-SAP ERC is a major national program to provide a systemic approach for the ATO to gather as much information from Technical Operations employees to identify and address aviation safety concerns supported through data tracking and trending. This work is critical to the safety of the National Airspace System (NAS).

Apply a thorough understanding of the principles of management and strategic planning to integrate the work of multiple projects to accomplish objectives. He/she applies experience and advanced knowledge of management and human resource policies and principles to exercise the full range of supervisory responsibilities in more than one organization, including setting priorities, strategic planning, communicating the organization's vision and objectives; assignment of work, selections, promotions, disciplinary actions, employee's performance evaluations and training. He/she has the formal authority to assign work, evaluate and monitor performance of organizational units, managers and employees; approve leave; take or approve corrective and/or disciplinary action. He/she coaches and develops staff and organizational capabilities and to improve workplace and to engage in conflict resolution. Actively promotes, supports, and participates in the FAA's Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs.

Oversee the collection and analyses of data to include reported safety events, problems, and concerns over non-compliance by Technical Operations employees and managers in field facilities. He/she applies experience and detailed knowledge in the technical aspect of work directed, such as evaluating technical operation systems, equipment and procedures to coordinate and manage information developed by ERC's to include causal factors of safety incidents and delivery/tracking of risk mitigation recommendations. He/she applies experience participating in T-SAP ERC to oversee staff in performing the analyses of trend information and risk potential for technical operations as identified in Aviation Safety Action Reports reports.

Manage budget and either reallocates resources among organizational units/projects/programs or acquires additional resources as needed. Defines, acquires, and allocates budget, staff, and other resources to accomplish objectives for multiple organizational units/projects/ programs and across multiple functions and/or disciplines. Applies program/project management principles to formulate positions and to establish and oversee financial, business and planning activities that support the development of voluntary safety programs and automated safety tools. Leads and integrates the budget planning processes for all organizational units/projects/programs under his/her control, and projects both short-term and long-term future needs and justifying resource requirements.

He/she may represent AJI or the FAA externally as a primary point of contact for policies/ procedures and to convey the results and recommendations developed by the T-SAP ERC. He/she has the authority, within guidelines, to make commitments for AJI, to establish new policies/procedures, and to make exceptions.

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.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)


Applicants must demonstrate at least one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED experience equivalent to the next lower grade/pay band (FV-J or FG/GS-14) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is defined as that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience is defined as:
  • Experience evaluating technical operation systems, equipment and procedures to coordinate and manage information developed by Event Review Committee (ERC).
  • Experience performing analyses of trend information and risk potential for technical operations as identified in Aviation Safety Action Reports reports.


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.**


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.

1. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website:

2. 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.

3. Unless previously completed, the incumbent must satisfactorily complete a I -year probationary period to remain in this supervisory or managerial position.

4. 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.

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

6. 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.

This is not 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
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

ALL applicants MUST submit the following:

(I) 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.qov/careers/iobs/forms/resume-guide.pdf.

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 .

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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