Aviation Safety Program Specialist
SummaryDue 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 determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesAircraft Certification Service (AIR) oversees a professional workforce of more than 1,300 employees working in FAA Headquarters in Washington, DC, 35 field offices across the US, as well as international offices and an Executive Support Staff. AIR develops safety standards, policies, and guidance that govern the design, production, and airworthiness of aircraft, engines, and propellers. AIR also issues approvals and provides oversight of our approval holders, designees, and delegated organizations.The Aviation Safety Program Specialist applies experience and detailed technical knowledge applicable to Aircraft Certification Service programs in order to accomplish assignments and in developing and coordinating program strategies and project planning; providing analyses and recommendations concerning a broad and often complex issues involving internal management systems and functional assignments as required for Aviation Safety, FAA, and DOT in coordination with other elements in the organization.The position performs a mixture of routine and multiple and varying assignments under the limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist.Typical work assignments include:Prepares and develops major policy, guidelines, procedures and regulations on aviation safety compliance program with limited supervision.Participates in a wide variety of studies and researches projects to measure, assess, and evaluate the effect of changes and trends pertinent to the activities of the agency's aviation safety program.Collaborates with both internal and external representatives of the industry, federal, state and local government agencies, foreign authorities, congressional interests, other external organizations and higher authorities of aviation safety programs tasked with the development and implementation of aviation policy, guidelines, procedures and regulations.Prepares comprehensive reports of study results which include participation in technical working groups and ad hoc advisory committees with limited supervision.Conducts formal and informal discussions with all levels of technical personnel concerned with or affected by AVS programs at the direction of senior level advisors with limited supervision, if requested.Prepares for and makes presentations for AIR/Executives with internal and external stakeholders.Prepares technical briefing materials, proposals, and replies to aviation safety inquires with limited supervision.Liaisons between the Aircraft Certification Divisions and AVS front office staff to ensure continuous improvement to front office processes.Work activities typically support and may be vital to the success of projects and activities of one or more organizational units, subdivision, and LOB/SOs. The work may affect the safety and security of customers.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 Job family (Series) 1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series Help Requirements Conditions of Employment US Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. QualificationsTo qualify for the position applicants must demonstrate in their application they possess one year (52 weeks) of specialized equivalent to FV-G, FG/GS-5-9 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 is described as:Experience developing communication plans and messaging to support complex programs;Experience developing organizational newsletters and supporting web content;Experience defining deliverables, resolving complex problems and issues and establishing realistic schedules and milestones.In addition to the above, this vacancy also includes a Selective Placement Factor (SPF). Applicants must possess this SPF to be found qualified for the position. Those that do not possess the SPF (and the specialized experience), will be found ineligible for consideration. The SPF can be found in the Other Factors section of this vacancy. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.EducationPreview Job Questionnaire Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire. Additional informationWe 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.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) and/or Leadership & Management Dimension (LMD) 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/LMD.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.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.Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.FAA employees, their spouses and minor children may not hold stock or any other securities interest in an airline, aircraft manufacturing company, or in a supplier of components of parts to an aircraft manufacturing company. This prohibition is effective on the date of appointment. Acceptance of the agency's Final Offer means you agree to comply with this prohibition. Questions may be directed to an agency ethics official at email@example.com.This is not a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou 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. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No Help Required DocumentsApplicants must submit an electronic application via Aviator and supplemental documents (ie DD214, etc.) uploaded to their Aviator application or faxed by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to submit the application and required documentation by the closing date will be deemed ineligible for consideration.All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US 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 US 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. Help BenefitsA career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.