Program Manager

Washington, D.C
Jun 12, 2021
Jun 17, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations, Facilities & Engineering Services, EOSH Services Group, EOSH Compliance Team, AJW-2310.

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He/she manages the work of a large multi-level organization responsible for the establishment and implementation of the agency's EOSH compliance requirements, which include environmental cleanup; fire life safety; workplace and job hazard assessments; fall protection; indoor air quality; electrical safety; lockout/tagout; asbestos; construction safety; confined space, and hearing conservation, etc. Implementation includes development, evaluation, analysis, etc., of work activities required to achieve the established goals of these national programs in compliance with regulatory requirements, agency policy and collective bargaining agreements. Develops new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.

Directs the work of subordinate employees for multiple organizational units/projects/programs and across multiple functions and/or disciplines within the LOB/SO. Evaluates the current regulatory environment as well as forecast expectations from the field and stakeholders regarding EOSH programs. Implements and manages changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved. He/she directs highly technical, complex, and professional work and serves as the national advocate for EOSH compliance in the agency. Managerial duties include strategic planning; communicating the LOB/SO's vision and objectives; setting priorities; assigning tasks and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluating performance of organizational units and employees; coaching and developing staff and organizational capabilities; approving leave; and taking or approving corrective/disciplinary action, as appropriate.

Defines, acquires, allocates and manages budget (F&E, Ops, Activity 5), staff, and other resources to accomplish objectives for the unit and section, across multiple functions and/or disciplines. Manages budget and either reallocates resources among organizational units/projects/programs or acquires additional resources as needed. Leads and integrates the budget planning processes for all organizational projects/programs under his/her control, in support of short-term and long-term future needs. Participates in planning efforts that cross organizational lines within the major subdivision and LOB/SO.

Applies a detailed knowledge of the technical aspects of the work directed, a detailed knowledge of budget, human resource, and other administrative policies and procedures, and a comprehensive understanding of the objectives of the section and division. Applies a thorough understanding of the principles of management and strategic planning, and the ability to integrate the work of multiple organizational projects/programs to accomplish mission objectives.

Contacts are routinely internal and external. Internal contacts with subordinates, peers, and higher-level management to discuss the status and results of projects/programs and plans for the future. May represent the division or LOB/SO, or the FAA externally as a primary point of contact for environmental and employee safety policies/procedures. Has the authority, within guidelines, to make commitments for the major subdivision, to establish new policies/procedures, and to make exceptions.

Work is typically governed by established policies, procedures and mission objectives, which leave considerable room for discretion. Provides guidance to subordinate employees and managers for preventing and resolving problems without the intervention of higher level management except where LOB/SO or FAA- wide interests are at stake. Develops and approves solutions to current and anticipated problems which cross-organizational lines and disciplines. In doing so, considers technical, budgetary, regulatory, and political issues, which involve other divisions inside and outside the FAA.

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.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required.


To qualify for this position at the FV-K (FG/GS-15) pay band level, all applicants must demonstrate one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the next lower grade level which is (FG/GS-14) or pay band level (FV-J) in the Federal service. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE must have been at least equivalent to the FG/GS-14 grade or FV-J pay band level for the FV-K pay band level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Examples of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for this position include, but are not limited to:

Experience providing advice and guidance and directing or leading the regulatory compliance programs in order to design, develop, modify and/or evaluate the condition of compliance programs.

Applicants must include examples of their SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE in their work history.


Education cannot be substituted for experience at the FV-K level.

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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.

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.

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) 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.

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.

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

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.

This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the website:

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
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

All applicants must submit most recent SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action) which is used to verify position, title, grade, salary, and organization of record.

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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