Deputy Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management

Washington, D.C
Feb 28, 2021
Mar 04, 2021
Full Time


The Office of Human Resource Management supports the people part of the FAA. We think our employees should have a work-life second to none.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seeks a seasoned HR executive with substantial experience leading the HR function of a large, complex, globally dispersed workforce. Reporting to the Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management, the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management is recognized as a human capital leader and innovator who is responsible for building and leading the human capital operation for the FAA's 47,000 employees, including the development and execution of human capital planning and management; human resource policy; learning and development; and labor/employee relations.

Specifically, the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management:
  • Serves as a business partner to the Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management and executive team.
  • Ensures human resources alignment with the strategic objectives of the organization to contribute directly to FAA's strategy and objectives.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements a comprehensive human capital strategy that takes maximum advantage of the personnel flexibilities afforded to the agency.
  • Drives a "one FAA" culture of accountability, professionalism, transparency, and innovation.
  • Effectively and efficiently delivers core and value-added HR services ensuring flawless execution of HR transactions.
  • Working in concert with the Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management and senior leadership, delivers state-of-the-art programs, tools and metrics in human capital management, talent acquisition, compensation, learning and development, labor relations, performance management and communications.
  • Represents the FAA on HR matters to the Congress, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Office of Personnel Management, other Federal and state agencies and non-government agencies.
  • Collaborates and negotiates agreements with the various unions to promote a positive employee work environment.
  • Actively promotes, supports, and participates in the FAA Equal Opportunity Program and helps identify and resolve EEO issues or complaints.
  • In concert with FAA authorities, recommends changes to the personnel system as appropriate to enhance the agency's ability to attract and retain top talent and improve performance.

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.
  • Top Secret Clearance Required.


As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and is directly related to the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.


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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

Additional information

Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.
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.

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
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. A resume
2. An attachment individually addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements (unless provided in the designated spaces in the application tool)
3. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if asserting noncompetitive eligibility as a current/former FAA Executive, member of the Senior Executive Service or equivalent system
4. A Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) certificate if you are claiming noncompetitive status based on your completion of an SESCDP program
NOTE: Please do not submit additional materials (e.g., cover letters, DD Form 214, performance evaluations, letters of recommendation). They will not be considered as part of the application package.

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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