Airway Transportation Systems Specialist

Warrenton, Virginia
Jul 23, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Full Time


Serves as a NAS Operations Manager (NOM) within the Technical Operations Service Unit.

Due 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 safe to relocate.

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Serves as a NAS Operations Manager within the Technical Operations Service Unit, NAS Security & Enterprise Operations (NASEO) Directorate, National Operations Group (NOG), National Operations Control Center (NOCC).

Conducts real-time oversight and operational status monitoring of the National Airspace System (NAS) facilities and services.

Manages the NAS by keeping abreast of the latest equipment outages, delays, etc., and coordinating restoration efforts.

Focal Point for the Technical Operations Vice President. Acts as the central entity to apprise the field, VP, Chief Operating Officer, FAA Administrator, etc., of the status of the entire NAS infrastructure. Participates in multiple daily briefings with top FAA officials.

Provides summary reporting and performance analyses of the NAS. Provides oral and written briefing status of an operational impact to the NAS to all level of the FAA.

Leads and guides lower level specialists on coordinating restoration efforts through ATO Technical Operations Headquarters and Field Offices, ATO Service Areas, and external stakeholders.

Directs facilitation of 2nd level engineering support to prevent, resolve, or mitigate failures and outages across the NAS.

Organizes cross-organizational coordination in accordance with national priorities to prevent or minimize impact of NAS service interruptions.

Oversees coordination among the Control Centers and ATO Lines of Business to support NAS operations and facilitate transition to future concept of operations.

Has broad automated system and networking responsibilities providing complete services to air traffic stakeholders on a national level/over large geographic area.

Incumbent performs a wide variety of very complex assignments with a high degree of independence from supervision. Contacts are internal and external. Recognized for a high level of technical expertise on legacy and newly developed systems within a large facility or multiple facilities over a large geographical area.

The incumbent is designated as "essential" in the event of a snow or other emergency. Subject to work rotating shifts so as to provide continuous coverage 24 hours a day, 7days a week.

Duties have direct impact to the NAS.

Must be able to obtain Secret Clearance.

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

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.
  • Valid state driver's license is required.


Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility that is appropriate to the position. Experience that demonstrates an extensive knowledge of and experience in technology system interrelationships, and management of civilian or military automated aviation, navigation, and electronics systems. Generally, experience at the next lower level of (FV-I, Level IV/FG-13 Grade), meets the minimum qualifications for this position as long as the experience supports the demonstrated abilities identified below. Examples of experience that is considered specialized for this position are:

• Knowledge of the National Airspace Systems/equipment (i.e., list of equipment responsible for, certifications held, etc.).

• Knowledge of and ability to use automated tools and resources (i.e., Peabody, Event Manager, technical orders, etc.).

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s) may be further evaluated on the Demonstrated Abilities listed in the announcement.

Demonstrated Abilities: You MUST provide a NARRATIVE statement for each Demonstrated Ability. The narratives should be clear and concise, providing a description of your education, training and experience that would describe the degree to which you possess each Demonstrated Ability. Eligible candidates will be ranked based on DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES. Failure to submit demonstrated abilities statements will prevent you from receiving further consideration.

Supervisor Endorsement: If your selection for this position would be considered a promotion, then, a supervisory statement endorsing your candidacy is required by the closing date of this announcement. Candidates who are not endorsed by their supervisor won't be considered. The endorsement must include the announcement number. You may upload your document(s) with your application or fax to the number listed below in this announcement. Supervisor's Endorsement forms received via email won't receive consideration. To obtain the Supervisory Endorsement form, please contact your manager. Note: Supervisory Endorsement is not required for ingrade/downgrade candidates.

NOTE: Answer all questions to the best of your ability. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience at a later stage in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during that application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.


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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.

Interviews: If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed.

This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan.

Non-critical-Sensitive (2): This position requires completion and favorable adjudication of an Access National Agency Check with Inquiry (ANACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained. Subject to a 10-year period re-investigation.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

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

Drug test required

Required Documents

Recent SF-50 (See instructions below).

Supervisor Endorsement. If your selection for this position would be considered a promotion, then a supervisory statement endorsing your candidacy is required by the closing date of this announcement. You may upload your document with your application or fax to: 404-393-0493. To obtain the Supervisory Endorsement form, please contact your manager. Failure to submit the supervisory endorsement, will remove the applicant from receiving further consideration if this will be a promotion.

Supervisory Endorsement is not required for ingrade/downgrade candidates.

If you are unable to upload your documents, you can fax them to (404) 393-0493 by the closing date of the announcement to be considered.

No emailed documents please.

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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