Management & Program Analyst (Finance and Budget)

Washington, D.C
May 11, 2021
May 14, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Safety and Technical Training, Strategic Outreach Directorate, Standardization Group, Contracts & Finance Team (AJI-4130). This group is the strategic planning arm of the organization. Standardization provides AJI with strategic alignment, direction, and resources to accomplish the mission, vision, and goals.

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Use skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to assist with the development and maintenance of the Technical Training Business Plan. He/she performs multiple, varying and complex assignments under the minimal direction of the Team Manager or more experienced professional. This work is critical to ATO training programs that transform and sustain the National Airspace System (NAS).

Apply experience and comprehensive knowledge of the principles of financial management, the Federal budget process, and project planning to lead large projects related to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operational and technical training requirements portions of the Technical Training Business Plan. He/she provides the analytical data required to prepare execution and financial reports. Assignments regularly require interpretations of internal and external policies within the Acquisition Management System and extrapolations from precedents.

Apply experience and comprehensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods, techniques and concepts to evaluate technical requirements for contract vehicles related to NAS systems and equipment. Using skill reviewing, analyzing and applying Acquisition Management policies, he/she analyzes, tracks, reconciles and monitors vouchers and/or invoices. Participates on project teams responsible for evaluating efforts to redesign business processes and for conducting special projects, studies, and initiatives. He/she analyzes problems, identifies significant factors, gathers and interprets pertinent data and recommends improvements to systems and processes.

Use experience with automated tools and financial systems, such as macros, pivot tables, advanced filtering, etc., he/she creates graphics and charts to track, study and analyze data to identify issues related to assigned contract vehicles and to update elements of the Business Plan. Applies analytical skills to review and evaluate key trends, to identify inefficiencies and potential changes that create opportunities to improve both quality and delivery of training needs. He/she develops statistical charts and graphs to clearly articulate trends or to highlight information that leads to data driven decision making. He/she provides guidance to less-experienced professionals in the area of financial management and the application of policies, regulations, and laws to assigned program areas.

He/she addresses technical policy issues to enhance functionality of process improvement plans for improved effectiveness and efficiency within the ATO. He/she uses skill in negotiation and collaboration techniques to coordinate across and within teams. He/she supports project goals by researching and using facts to address issues. He/she develops presentations and shares analytics with stakeholders. He/she may act as a point of contact to provide advice and guidance on the applications of policies and procedures. May be called upon to communicate FAA positions on policies and procedures internally and externally.

He/she uses considerable discretion to select the most appropriate approaches or to develop new approaches. Most issues are resolved without the assistance of more senior employees or the Team Manager. He/she develops and recommends approaches to address current and anticipated problems and issues. The Team Manager rarely reviews work, typically though status reports and at completion to ensure policy compliance and alignment with the requirements of projects and other work activities.

Travel Required

Not required - The job does not require any 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)


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.


Experience with automated tools and financial systems, such as macros, pivot tables, advanced filtering, etc. to create graphics and charts and to track, study and analyze data.


Experience participating on project teams to conduct special projects, studies, and initiatives.

  • 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.
  • 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.

    *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.*

    **All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**


This position does not have Positive Education Requirements.

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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.

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 your appointment. If selected, your 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 .

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

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: ?

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.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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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:

(1) resume with complete work history; and

(2) a copy of your most recent SF-50
(Notification of Personnel Action).

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*Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in a finding of ineligible. We are not responsible for incomplete, illegible or missing documents.

*Please DO NOT email your application documents. We cannot accept documents via the email system. Documents sent via email will NOT receive consideration.

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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