Director of Strategy

Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

The Director of Strategy, provides strategic leadership, configuration control, and management for airspace modernization. The incumbent is responsible for strategic prioritization; resource management; concepts, validation and requirements; prioritization of airspace and performance based navigation projects; and portfolio and stakeholder management to the Air Traffic Organization (ATO). The program directly supports the ATO in critical planning and development of an overarching strategy to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the National Airspace System (NAS). The position reports to the Vice President (VP), Mission Support Services, has direct line authority over three over three group managers, eight associated teams, and a small front office which consist of highly technical and administrative positions and administers a budget of approximately $23M.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Serves as a key advisor and authority on all ATO planning and strategic activities. Defines and builds organizational capability by focusing on new requirements and emerging needs. Clarifies organizational/functional roles to ensure consistency throughout the ATO.
  • Develops and ensures that priorities and policies are consistent with organizational strategies and that they reflect the VP's vision.
  • Leads the strategic vision and planning for transition to a Performance Based Navigation (PBN)-centric NAS by conducting data analysis and research modernizing and implementing software tools as required, and project tracking and reporting. Provides all necessary tools, oversight and configuration control to ensure advancement to a PBN NAS.
  • Ensures that business and administrative processes, budget activities and performance expectations are aligned and consistent across the Mission Support Services (AJV) . Allocates resources, staffing, and programs to support AJV's mission, improve service value, and achieve performance targets. Recommends new approaches and strategies to improve resource allocation, cost efficiency and productivity.
  • Oversees the successful application of the Concepts, Validation and Requirements (CVR) process, which defines and validates operational needs within the NAS. Responsible for facilitating and enabling successful Go/No Go decisions through the ATOCVR Director's Forum.
  • Communicates and collaborates with senior industry officials, senior executives both inside and outside the FAA, public and government forums, and other Federal agencies to gain an understanding of efforts underway as well as desired direction of particular segments of aviation. Represents the FAA in meetings and forums as an authority and serves as a focal point to address or resolve issues pertaining to strategy, planning, and prioritization. The incumbent has delegated authority to commit the FAA on matters that directly affect the safety and efficiency of the national airspace.


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.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.


As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must clearly articulate and describe within your five ( 5 ) p a g e resume evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.
  • LEADERSHIP RE Q UIREMENT : Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.
  • LEADERSHIP RE Q UIREMENT : Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.
  • LEADERSHIP RE Q UIREMENT : Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.
  • LEADERSHIP RE Q UIREMENT : Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.
  • TECHNICAL RE Q UIREMENT : Demonstrated senior level experience leading an organization in the development of strategic plans, national policies, programs, and processes related to complex national and international aerospace subject matter and communicating requirements with high ranking officials.


An education requirement has not been established for this occupational series.

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Additional information

Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.

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. If you are not fully vaccinated, your start date may be delayed until you are fully vaccinated or request and receive a legally required exception.

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.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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