Director, Office of Business & Mission Services

Washington, D.C
Apr 20, 2021
Apr 27, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


The Office of Security & Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH) advises, represents, and assists the FAA Administrator regarding all security and hazardous materials safety matters that impact the national airspace system and the flying public. ASH serves as the leader for the identification, development, implementation, maintenance and oversight of security processes across the organization to reduce risks posed by espionage, sabotage, theft, vandalism, terrorism and other criminal acts.

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1. Provide oversight on the development, justification and execution of the ASH budget which is comprised of different sources and types of funding. Establish protocols for the development and issuance of organizational guidance on the ASH budget and ensure funds are properly allocated, obligated, and spent in a timely and effective manner.

2. Lead the overall planning, direction, coordination, and management of all aspects of the ASH technical training and professional development program. Serve as the executive agent responsible for the design, development, and implementation of training for all ASH managers and employees. Represent ASH as a voting member of FAA's Learning and Development Council (LDC).

3. Lead Workforce Services in the various ASH Human Capital programs, including Staffing, Executive support, Occupational Health and Safety, Employee Relations, Equal Employment Opportunity, Dispute Resolution, Awards and Recognition, Workforce and Succession Planning, Performance Management, Internal ASH Implementation Guidance, Employee Orientation, Program Management, and Telework. Provide oversight and executive direction on ASH guidance and ensures proper and timely implementation.

4. Provide overall direction and guidance for the development, acquisition, testing, product improvements, fielding and sustainment of acquisitions and procurement. Provide oversight on analysis of procurement programs, proposals, studies, reports and other documents prepared for, or on behalf of ASH executives. Oversee annual acquisitions/procurement plans, semiannual and quarterly work schedules, accession schedules for procurement, production output projections, and other plans and controls for maintaining efficient acquisitions.

5. Oversee ASH application systems, with overall authority for the development and implementation of security workflows, solutions, and systems for ASH. Provide oversight that supports the ASH organization in the development of security solutions for programs including Facility Security, Personnel Security, Credentialing, ID Media, Visitors, Contractor and Industrial Security, Foreign Travel, Classified/National Security Information, Classified/National Security Systems, Communications Security, Sensitive Unclassified Information/Controlled Unclassified Information, Investigations, and Hazardous Materials Safety.

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

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.


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 that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following have been determined to be selective factors for this position. This means possession of this criteria is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criteria are ineligible for further consideration.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT : Demonstrated experience overseeing the implementation of the budget process, procurement programs, and multi-million dollar contracts for a corporation or federal entity.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT : Demonstrated experience overseeing and advising senior management officials in three or more of the following program areas: financial management, recruitment and staffing, employee relations, employee engagement, performance management, or training and development.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT : Demonstrated experience overseeing the design, development and certification of secure IT applications to protect against potential risks to organizational operations, assets, and employees.


An education requirement has not been established for this occupational series.

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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.

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
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. A resume
2. An attachment individually addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements if you do not address them in the answer blocks within the application
3. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if you are claiming noncompetitive eligibility as a current/former FAA Executive or current/former 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 (i.e. DD Form 214, performance plans/evaluations, letters of recommendation, etc.); 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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