Program Manager

Washington, D.C
Dec 07, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Full Time

This position serves as the Program Manager for Analytics Support Team. Manages a team of analysts responsible for the development of business analytics tool and perform data analysis. Develops an evaluation method to assess program strengths and risks for identifying areas for improvement. Participates in planning efforts that cross organizational lines within the AJT, the executive team, including the Vice Presidents of ATO organizations as well as the COO. Applies a detailed knowledge of the technical aspects of the analytical and evaluative work directed. Possesses a detailed knowledge of budget, human resource management, and other administrative policies and procedures; and a comprehensive understanding of the objectives of the AJT, the ATO, and the FAA.

Has a detailed knowledge of program/project management, budgeting and control, and related reporting methods to develop and update required program documentation, such as proposed project budgets. Defines, acquires, and allocates budget, staff, and other resources to accomplish objectives for multiple organizational projects/ programs and across multiple functions and/or disciplines. Manages budget and either reallocates resources among organizational projects/programs or acquires additional resources as needed for prioritizing workload. Develops an evaluation method to assess programs/projects strengths and identifies areas for improvements. Develops and approves solutions to current and anticipated problems which cross organizational lines and disciplines. Provides strategic planning, direction, execution of programs and services. Develops new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization. Leads and integrates the budget planning processes for all organizational units/projects/programs under his/her control, and projects both short-term and long-term future needs.

Applies a thorough understanding of the principles of management and strategic planning to coordinate business plan activities to assist AJT managers with developing and accomplishing organizational goals and objectives. Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization. Develops, coordinates, and tracks Air Traffic Business goals with guidance and concurrence of the AJT. Has broad discretion to ensure the alignment of all projects/programs with short-term and long-term objectives of AJT and the ATO. Individual and organizational performance is typically reviewed periodically through organizational performance measures to determine success in achieving planned results.

Responsible for assigning tasks and responsibilities, setting priorities, strategic planning, communicating the organization's vision and objectives. Assigns work and responsibilities coaching based on priorities, consideration of difficulty, and requirements of the assignments. Monitors and evaluates performance of organizational units, managers and employees. Resolves performance management issues/problems and oversee recommendations such as work assignments, reassignments, promotions, and performance appraisals. Coaches and develops staff and organizational capabilities. Manages training initiatives to develop technical and soft skills within the team and individually.

Contacts are routinely internal and external to AJT and include Contracting Officers, Contracting Officer Representatives, union officials, senior FAA management and parties outside of FAA, including DOT and Congressional offices to discuss the statuses and results of programs/projects and to plan for the future. As the primary point of contact, represent the organization, AJT, ATO and the FAA for policies/ procedures or other project/program purposes. Has the authority, within guidelines, to make commitments for the major subdivision, to establish new policies/procedures, and to make exceptions. May coordinate responses to inquiries from senior FAA management and parties outside the FAA.


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)
  • A one-year managerial probationary period may be required if made permanent.


To view the complete qualifications standard, applicants should reference-U.S. Office of Personnel Management Group Coverage Qualification Standard for the Program Management Series, 0340:

To qualify for this position at the FV-K level you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-J, FG/GS-14. 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 evaluating programs/projects to identify areas for improvements and recommending solutions. Experience monitoring programs and projects in support of organization's objectives and goals.

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

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.

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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.

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 and Technical Requirement, 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 may be further evaluated on the Leadership and Management Dimensions and Technical Requirement 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.

Employees must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

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

This temporary internal assignment may be terminated at anytime at the discretion of the agency. This is a temporary promotion or reassignment depending on the individual selected.

This temporary internal assignment may be made permanent without further competition.

A one-year managerial probationary period may be required if made permanent.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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