Supervisory Foreign Affairs Specialist

Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
Sep 06, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
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 ResponsibilitiesThe position is located in the Aviation Safety (AVS) International Office and serves as the Manager, AVS International Office (AVS-5), reporting to the Associate/Deputy Administrator for Aviation Safety (AVS-1/2), managing and leading international programs with the supervision of staff, focusing on international activities, the AVS international strategic plan, and the management and coordination of programs and initiatives to further the organization's mission.Supervises the AVS International Programs Office staff by assigning staff work and setting work priorities; setting clear expectations and timelines for work completion: ensuring proper resource allocation: developing employee performance plans and conducting performance reviews; providing constructive guidance and feedback; resolving problems in a mutually constructive manner; holding employees accountable for achieving performance objectives and recognizing superior performance.Serves as the Management Liaison Official between the office of the Associate Administrator for AVS and the international divisions in the Aircraft Certification Service, the Flight Standards Service, the UAS Integration Office, and the international focal points in all other AVS Service Offices (S/Os). Work usually includes a mixture of routine and complex projects/programs based on the objectives of the major subdivision/LOB/SO. Managerial duties typically affect employees and managers in more than one organizational unit/project/program, and include: planning; communicating the organization's vision and objectives; setting priorities; assigning tasks and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employee capabilities; approving leave; and taking, recommending or approving corrective/disciplinary actions as appropriate.Manages the development and implementation of AVS international strategic goals, initiatives and associated business plan items; develops and implements guidance on roles and responsibilities for specific international functions within AVS. Develops coordinated AVS positions on international issues in support of broader FAA international initiatives and activities. Assembles and guides the wider AVS International Programs matrix team in their work to develop AVS strategic goals and implement AVS international programs. Uses assigned budget, staff, and resources to accomplish the International Office program objective. Manages budget and requests additional resources as needed. Contributes to organizational budget planning process and justifies short-term budgetary needs.Serves as the AVS management focal point with senior leadership in other FAA organizations to discuss and coordinate AVS international strategic initiatives. Chairs the AVS International Programs Coordination meetings, and serves as the AVS member of the International Steering Committee and the International Advisory Board. Provides senior-level guidance and advice to the Associate/Deputy Associate Administrators on key international activities and emerging or complex issues that require immediate and executive-level attention.Interfaces with the AVS Management Team (AVSMT) to discuss and recommend international initiatives for AVSMT approval, and provides coordination of all strategic decision-making with AVS S/Os related to international activities.Applies advanced knowledge of foreign affairs, aviation safety and international engagement to execute AVS-wide international engagement strategies and policies. Uses detailed understanding of organizational objectives and detailed knowledge of budgeting, human resources, administrative policies, and program management practices to manage daily operations of the International Office.Travel Required 25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential NA Job family (Series) 0130 Foreign Affairs Help Requirements 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) Please Attach Transcripts (See Required Documents) A one-year supervisor/managerial probationary period may be required. QualificationsTo view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference - US Office of Personnel Management the Individual Occupational Requirements for Foreign Affairs Series: Requirements:Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.-OR-Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.-OR-Experience: four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-J, FG/GS-14 in the Federal Service. 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 may include but not limited to: Experience developing and implementing aviation safety strategic goals and initiatives and associated business plan items. Experience developing and implementing guidance on the roles and responsibilities for specific International aviation functions and leading and developing fully coordinated aviation positions on international aviation safety issues.Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their resume.Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Leadership and Managerial Dimensions listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.All, some or none of the applicants may be interviewed.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.Employees must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. See Required Documents.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. US 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.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 Leadership and Management Dimensions 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.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 DocumentsNotification of Personnel Action (SF-50).To qualify based on education, you must upload or fax a copy of your high school or college transcripts or certificates at time of application. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to employment.Only supplemental documentation, eg transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to (609) - on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current 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 a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are thoseveterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service.Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.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.

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