Air Traffic Control Specialist (NOTAM )

Vint Hill Farms Military Installation, Virginia
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Full Time


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 determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis.

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The specialist of this position serves as one of several Air Traffic Control Specialists (NOTAM specialists) who provide technical expertise in the administration of the Federal NOTAM System and the NOTAM Entry System. The specialist is responsible for reviewing and disseminating NOTAMs in accordance with FAA policy and procedures associated with NOTAM entry, the United States NOTAM System (USNS), and the Federal NOT AM System (FNS).

As a subject matter expert, the specialist reviews NOTAM data for discrepancies and compliance with applicable directives. The specialist performs routine quality control checks in concert with International Civilian and Military NOTAM offices to maintain the integrity of the US NOTAM database. NOTAM specialists are responsible for making recommendations on national and international procedures to create NOT AM policy and are experts in maintaining and disseminating aeronautical data in accordance with domestic and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) NOTAM standards.

The specialist provides On-The-Job training to developmental NOTAM specialists and performs NOTAM Specialist in Charge (NSIC) duties as required. As a member of the Joint Air Traffic Operations Center (JATOC) the Specialist is responsible for fulfilling requests from ATCSCC personnel to assist with aviation related investigations and special events.

The specialist receives administrative and operational supervision from the Operations Supervisor of the NOTAM Office. The specialist is allowed considerable discretion to determine innovative solutions to NOTAM situations not covered by directives. Work is reviewed typically through status reports and updates to ensure technical compliance and alignment with Aeronautical Information Services policies.

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.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation may be required
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Must maintain Medical and Security clearances.
  • Must submit FAA Form 3330-43.
  • Please review required Documents and additional information.


To view the complete qualifications standard, applicants should reference-U.S. Office of Personnel Management Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Air Traffic Control Series, 2152:

To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you have experience as an air traffic controller in a military or civilian air traffic facility that demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the level of work of the specialization for which application is made. This experience must have provided a comprehensive knowledge of appropriate air traffic control laws, rules and regulations. Creditable experience must have equipped applicants with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the full range of duties of the position for which application is being made.

To qualify for this position, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression in the Aeronautical Information Group, AJV-A. 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 reviewing, formatting and disseminating high volume of NOTAMs using the Federal NOTAM System and legacy systems (e.g. ENII, BHIV, OASIS, NES, AISR, etc.)

In accordance with HRPM EMP 1.29/1.29a, this position may be a Career Enhancement Assignment Program (CEP)/Career Progression (CP). The selectee (s) may be eligible for pay retention. Career diversity is not enhanced when an employee is assigned to a staff or supervisory position in which they previously held on a permanent basis. ATO CEP/CP selectees will be required to certify eligibility.

Medical & Security Clearance Requirement: Prior to making firm offers for selections, medical, drug testing (Drug and Alcohol Testing Program) and security clearances will be verified as being current and appropriate for the position. Selectee must pass a medical examination prior to appointment and security (Secret Clearance).

Applicants should provide examples of Specialized Experience in their Work History. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


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KSA Information
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 (KSAs), 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.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the KSAs and Other Factors 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.

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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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.


1) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications cannot be accepted.

2) 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.

3) This position is not covered for early retirement purposes.

4) Interview Policy - If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selections list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed.

5) Telework eligibility is determined by agency policy. This position will be telework only in a case of an emergency.¿

6) Requirements for Physical Certificate:The person selected for this position must maintain medical clearance.

7) Requirement for Security Clearance: Selection and placement are contingent upon waiver or completion of satisfactory security requirement.

8) Position is covered by the FAA Air Traffic Specialized Pay Plan.

9) Eligible for True Time and One Half

10) To confirm receipt of emailed documents, please send email to

As required by Executive Order 14043, individuals who start their Federal government service after November 22, 2021 must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date, except in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception. A link to "fully vaccinated" is as follows:

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

To be considered for this announcement, you must complete the on-line application by the closing date of the announcement. Applicants must also complete and submit the first page of FAA Form 3330-43, Rating of Air Traffic Experience with their bid package. The form must include from and to dates of experience, position title, series and grade/level of all positions held. The form must be submitted by uploading a copy as an attachment with the bid package through USAJOBS. Applicants will be considered ineligible if the form is not received in HR by the closing date of the announcement. NOTE: Applicants are reminded that FAA Form 3330-43 is required, NOT FAA Form 3330-43-1.

Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50) and Supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts, etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or emailed to 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: .

Expanded 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.

  • FAA-3330-43 : Rating of Air Traffic Experience

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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