Mathematician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 30, 2021
Closes
May 06, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position supports FAA operational performance analysis functions for the FAA Air Traffic
Organization (ATO). This includes complex analytical work using mathematical skills to infer cause
and effect relationships in the operational data. The work involves multiple, varying, and complex
assignments related to developing performance metrics, validating performance databases and
assisting in the development of mathematical performance reporting tools used to accomplish the FAA mission.

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Responsibilities

Supports FAA operational performance analysis functions for the FAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO).

Uses mathematical principles, methods, procedures, techniques
or relationships in developing performance metrics, validating performance databases and assisting
in the development of mathematical performance reporting tools used to accomplish the FAA mission.

Analyzes system performance by producing key performance indicators (KPIs) for Traffic Management
Initiative (TMI) efficiency, flight trajectory efficiency, capacity efficiency and predictability.
He/she is responsible for producing KPIs necessary to support FAA initiatives.

Performs multiple, varying and complex assignments under the direction of a manager,
project/program manager, team leader or more experienced technical specialist.

Serves as a contributing specialist on large work activities or team leader for single or small work
activities.

Applies experience and advanced technical knowledge of mathematical principles,
methods, procedures, techniques or relationships to assist in the development of mathematical
methods in determining solutions to problems/issues and to develop plans and techniques to improve
programs and policies.

Applies advance mathematical knowledge in conducting the most efficient and
effective analysis possible for computational problems which are complicated by numerous variables
and several parameters.

Identifies complex problems and analyzes related information to develop and
recommend solutions.

Develops and recommends new mathematical expressions for use in solving or
computing research problems.

Analyzes the results of computation programs run in relation to
his/her studies.

Monitors the performance of small size FAA contracts working with FAA contracting officers
as necessary.

Serve as a team lead on smaller scale activities.

Conducts analysis to collect data for used in FAA briefs to facilities as well as senior management.

Uses numerical analysis and other mathematical techniques to assists subject matter specialist in investigating
complex physical problems and in developing computation programs for use in the mathematical
analysis of such problems.

Uses proficiency in automation software and FAA operational databases, for producing FAA key
performance indicator definitions, and operational metrics. This includes Oracle, JAVA,
‘R',Geographic Information Systems, and data visualization software (such as, Tableau).

Assists in maintaining the integrity of automation systems by ensuring that documentation is
maintained and contract deliverables to FAA such as source code are met.

Establishes policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow considerable
discretion to select the most appropriate approach or to recommend new approaches.

Assignments typically require solutions that are to be derived by interpreting and extrapolating from
situations that were faced in the past.

Provides recommendations to improve work processes.

Provides technical guidance to lower grade mathematicians and programmers on how to solve difficult
technical issues.

Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management
or a more experienced technical specialist.

Work is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.

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
NA

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)
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.


Qualifications

Candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to at least the next
lower grade level (FV-H or FG/GS-12) 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.

Specialized Experience at the next lower level, FV-H:

--Experience analyzing system performance by using mathematical techniques.

--Experience identifying problems through the analysis of data to assists in developing solutions.

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*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 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or
Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) 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.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT:

1. Degree: mathematics; or the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in
mathematics.
or
2. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in mathematics
(including at least 24 semester hours in mathematics), as shown in A above, plus appropriate
experience or additional education.

The total course work in either A or B above must have included differential and integral calculus
and, in addition, four advanced
mathematics courses requiring calculus or equivalent mathematics courses as a prerequisite.

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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. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the
FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the
initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, 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 section, 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.

2. Applicants may be asked to verify information they have provided on their application for
employment with the FAA.

3. Please ensure that 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.

4. Management may choose to interview all, some, or none of the referred candidates.

5. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Plan. Additional information about core
compensation is available on the website:
https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/policy_guidance/hr_policies/hrpm/comp/comp_ref ?

6. This is a Level 1 (Low Risk) position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check
and Inquiries (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment.


7. AFSCME Interview Criteria: Article 42, Section 13 states: If the selecting official decides to
interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration
for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed. If the selection list is
shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list
shall be considered to be the selection list. If it is determined that interviews are required and telephone interviews
are not utilized, travel expenses incidental to these interviews will be paid in accordance with
the Agency's travel regulations and this Agreement.

8. This position is not covered by PL 92-267 for early retirement purposes, and is therefore, not
eligible for "good time" credit.

9. Position is ineligible for true time and one half.

10. Enhanced Leave will not be authorized for this position.

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

All applicants MUST submit the following:
(1)resume with complete work history; and
(2)a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action)

This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 1520 series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 1520 series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 1520 series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

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 https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/ .

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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