Director of Capital Budgets

Washington, D.C
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


The Office of Finance and Management (AFN) streamlines agency functions to ensure that they are delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible. This enables AFN to deliver upon their agency goals to improve accountability and enhance operational efficiency through the responsible stewardship of FAA resources.

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The Director of Capital Budgets serves as the agency focal point for all capital funding programs and is responsible for providing executive direction and oversight for the financial management of all capital investment and research programs within the agency. The incumbent oversees the creation of capital investment projections and estimates, compares those needs against the projected funding levels, determines where shortfalls exist, and proposes solutions for those shortfalls. The Director plans for and administers a budget of approximately $3B in the execution of duties through a team of approximately 30 employees.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates efforts to formulate, justify, review, distribute, execute and maintain all annual Facilities & Equipment (F&E) and Research, Engineering & Development (RE&D) program budgets.
  • Provides leadership, direction, and guidance to Agency organizational service units concerning financial services provided for F&E and RE&D program expenditures.
  • Forecasts financial trends based on data analysis to ensure an understanding of future budget requirements and adequate financial resources are available for the achievement of Agency strategic goals and objectives, and that such resources are employed in the most effective and efficient manner.
  • Directs the establishment of policies, standards, and procedures for the formulation and execution of the F&E and RE&D program budgets of an approximate $3 Billion annual budget. Ensures FAA complies with all applicable governing legal, regulatory and policy requirements.
  • Provides analysis and responses to inquiries from FAA Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and congressional inquiries/hearings pertaining to F&E and RE&D program budgetary issues (including follow-up activities).
  • Ensures that policies and operations are directed toward continually improving customer service levels. Continually reviews projects and programs to make sure that they are aligned with long and short-term capital and research program financial plans for the agency. Establishes and refines objectives to support those goals and plans.
  • Reviews and evaluates program performance to keep the CFO and Joint Resources Council informed of how effectively program goals are being met.

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.


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 managing and overseeing capital investment and/or research programs, to include analysis of long-term capital needs compared to assumed funding levels.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT : Demonstrated experience in managing a budget staff responsible for development and integration of capital investment and research program budgets.


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

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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.

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.

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 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 (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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