Technical Special Assistant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 28, 2021
Closes
Oct 01, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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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Responsibilities

The Technical Special Assistant reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director and assists the Office Rulemaking (ARM) leadership team in the management, direction, and evaluation of activities that support the organization's goals and objectives. Applies experience and advanced knowledge applicable to his/her discipline to plan and conduct functional activities for projects/programs.

Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments under the limited direction of a manager. Serves as the technical resource staff person for providing advice and guidance on matters pertaining to statutory and regulatory requirements and other administrative directives. Provides technical expertise in developing policy, guidelines, procedures and regulations. Technical expertise allows the incumbent to work across functional and or organizational lines, including the Office of General Counsel and Government and Industry Affairs and utilizes all available resources to complete activities within established schedules, to ensure that the information is clear, concise and accurate.

Proactively identifies and resolves complex or controversial individual transactional or programmatic issues and accurately interprets regulatory and policy issues related to statutes, regulations and program requirements. Serves as the point of contact with representatives of the industry, Federal, state and local government agencies, foreign authorities, congressional interests, other external organizations and higher authorities. Assists other resources to accomplish organization objectives. Works with team members or individually to accomplish large work activities within the established schedules. Supports activities associated with the analytical studies using investigative/research methodologies and techniques to identify emerging and changing performance, risks, and development of performance strategies and metrics.

In addition, prepares for and makes presentations at meetings representing ARM with internal and external stakeholders. Presents and defends FAA positions with respect to rulemaking activities. Assists with arranging and helps prepare the Executive and Deputy Executive Director for hearings and formal or informal meetings on rulemaking activities.

Defines, plans, and organizes assigned resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow considerable discretion to select the most appropriate approach or to recommend new approaches.

Work is primarily performed independently with discretion to ensure alignment with organizational objectives and policies. Work activities typically impact directly on the objectives of one or more LOBs/SOs and often impact on the objectives of the FAA. Work is completed in a manner that input from management is minor.

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
No

Promotion Potential
NA

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)


Qualifications

To view the complete OPM qualification standard for the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance Series, 1801, please refer to:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1800/general-inspection-investigation-enforcement-and-compliance-series-1801/

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H, FG/GS-12. 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 providing advice and guidance on matters pertaining to statutory and regulatory requirements and other administrative directives. Experience providing technical expertise in developing policy, guidelines, procedures and regulations related to aviation safety.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

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.

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

Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

Education

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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. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

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.

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 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (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.

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
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or emailed to Monique.heriegel@faa.gov on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

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 https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/ .

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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