ATCS, Support Specialist (MSS-1, Level 12)

Vint Hill Farms Military Installation, Virginia
Nov 20, 2021
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time

The incumbent serves as a Staff Support Specialist at the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), and is responsible for tactical and strategic support of multiple program areas such as training, quality assurance, traffic management, airspace and procedures, plans and programs, and other facility program areas.

The incumbent provides expert staff assistance, technical analysis and evaluates traffic management directives, policies, procedures and equipment.

The incumbent is responsible for evaluating proposed changes to traffic management policy, orders and conducts post-event analysis of system -wide performance and recommends improvements that result in greater efficiencies in the operations of the National Airspace System (NAS).

Collects and evaluates all available data as it pertains to traffic capacity, traffic flows, points of congestion, peak hours, etc. Based on this analysis, the incumbent recommends programmatic initiatives that can be used by air traffic facilities to improve traffic flow within the NAS.

Develops and recommends improvements to automated systems critical to the operation of the NAS.

The incumbent coordinates with designated Service Area office/facility traffic management representatives on plans, procedures and operations that may affect inter facility traffic flows. The incumbent ensures that all necessary coordination is accomplished before any new traffic management program or initiative is implemented.

He/she conducts investigations, evaluations, and briefs facility personnel. Responsible for briefing ATCSCC management, appropriate levels throughout the FAA and the Department of Transportation on proposed changes in traffic management programs.


Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding pre-employment COVID Vaccine requirement.
  • 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.
  • FAA Form 3330-43-1
  • Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement
  • This is a bargaining unit position


Candidates must show Specialized Experience, which is defined as:

1) Must have held an FAA 2152-FG-14 or above, regional or headquarters position for a least one year (52 weeks)


2) Must have been facility rated or area certified for at least one year (52 weeks) at an ATS facility; NOTE: An employee who has been facility rated or area certified for at least one year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility that is upgraded, is considered to meet the qualification requirements of the upgraded positions, since the employee has been performing the higher-graded work;


3) Must have held an MSS position for at least one year(52 weeks) in an ATS facility; NOTE: There are no restrictions on who can apply to MSS vacancies at those facilities with 3 or less MSS levels. In addition to the qualifications listed above for MSS positions, the chart on MSS positions will be used to determine which career level applicants are qualified to make application.

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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.

If selected, you will be required to acknowledge/affirm that you are or will be fully vaccinated prior to entering on duty, and will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entering on duty.

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.

Career Enhancement Assignment/Career Progression

In accordance with HRPM EMP 1.29/1.29a, this position may be a Career Enhancement Assignment/Career Progression. 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. CEP/CP selectees will be required to certify eligibility.

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

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

In addition to the online application, please submit FAA Form 3330-43-1, Rating of Air Traffic Experience for AT Movement. This form no longer requires signatures by the applicant and rating official to receive consideration.

All bids must be received by the closing date of the vacancy announcement in order to be considered.

Early Retirement Coverage. The position is not covered under P.L. 92-297 for early retirement purposes.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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