Aeronautical Information Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 19, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

FG-11 Duties:

Will be involved with formal and on-the-job training in the preparation of Aeronautical Information for dissemination in publications in order to gain skills and knowledge for progression to the next grade level. Typical assignments may include the following: develops, maintains and revises aeronautical data contained in products/publications; ensures appropriate application of Federal Aviation Regulations, specifications, standards and criteria; resolves data discrepancies and notifies manager of unresolved problems and work issues; assists in the development of Notices to Airmen; analyzes, evaluates and verifies quality of printed products; establishes and maintains effective communications with the aviation industry.

FG-12 Duties:

Responsible for one or more major subject matter areas of higher complexity, and is the final authority for the technical content of publications to which the material is directed. Recognized as a subject matter expert in assigned areas of responsibilities. Typical assignments may include the following: develops long-range plans and arrangements to obtain vital information required to fulfill the data needs of assigned subject matter areas; development, maintenance and revision of terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures; design/development of aeronautical charts (visual, en-route & terminal) and related publications; coordination/integration of IFPs in the NAS; collect, evaluate and verify aeronautical data; or automated applications used by the organization; ensures appropriate application of Federal Aviation Regulations, specifications, standards and criteria; provides advice/guidance to less experienced staff; performs reviews of basic, nonprocedural work performed by lower level personnel; perform leadership functions for small projects/teams; identifying/resolving problems; and assists in initiating Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs).

FG-13 Duties:

Specialist is responsible for multiple major subject matter areas and is the final authority for the technical content of the publication(s) to which the material is directed. Serves as an advisor to management on matters that involve both critical technical and operational issues; development, maintenance and revision of terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures (IFPs); design/development of aeronautical charts and related publications; coordination/integration of IFPs in the NAS; collect, evaluate and verify aeronautical data; or automated applications used by the organization ensures appropriate application of Federal Aviation Regulations, specifications, standards and criteria; performs cross check validation and analysis of aeronautical information data, documents, files or other media as requested in support of aeronautical information analysis; ensures Aeronautical Information Services products are coordinated and integrated in the NAS; initiates Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs); advises on the further development of automated data processing tools by identifying requirements, recommending priorities and suggesting adaptations to the system; performs acceptance testing on legacy application rewrites and new software applications; identifies potential issues and proposes recommendations for preventive action; assures that activities are efficiently carried out and that program objectives are effectively accomplished (end of cycle processing, integrity checks, etc.); resolves complex verification and coordination problems between all functional areas of Aeronautical Information Services and its user agencies/organizations and ensures cartographic requirements are met through the use of computer assisted mapping technology and map publication software.

Requirements

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)
  • Successful completion of security investigation may be required
  • Please Review Required Documents & Additional Information.
  • One-year probationary may be required.
  • Occasional Travel may be required.


Qualifications

Reference OPM Individual Occupational Requirements for 1361, Navigational Information Series and Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions

To qualify at the FG/GS-11 level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of FG/GS-9 level. 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 is not limited to: Experience working with Terminal Area Route Generations and Traffic Simulations (TARGETS) to apply basic instrument flight procedure principles for creating, maintaining, and revising terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures.

Or

Education Substitution: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related (Transcripts Required)

Combination education and experience may be qualifying for this position. Refer to OPM's Operating Manual Qualification Standards at, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/sec-iv/a/gs-admin.asp for more information.

To qualify at the FG/GS-12 level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of FG/GS-11 level. 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 is not limited to: Experience as a technical specialist in the full range of complex technical aeronautical instrument flight procedures data. Experience analyzing operational aeronautical/navigational practices, techniques and methods. Experience as a technical specialist for one or more of the following program of Terminal Area Route Generations and Traffic Simulations (TARGETS) to instrument flight procedure principles for creating, maintaining, and revising terminal/en-route instrument flight procedures.

To qualify at the FG/GS-13 level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of FG/GS-12 level. 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 is not limited to: Experience as a subject-matter expert providing high-level technical aeronautical and operational advice to other specialist related to instrument flight procedures principles. Ensures quality control of complex aeronautical information procedures by providing subject-matter guidance to other specialist related to creating, maintaining, and revising instrument flight procedures products and publications. Experience in recommending changes in criteria, policies, or procedures as it relates to instrument flight procedures products or publications.

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

Examples of Specialized experience should be included in your resume.

Education

TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED: To qualify based on education; you must submit a copy of your college transcripts, please email to 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov, or upload. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
  • If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to employment.
  • Schools must be accredited by an accrediting Institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.edu.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.htm
  • Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalency to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

Information Regarding KSAs:

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 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.

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.

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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.

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.

NOTES:

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

2. Current/former permanent employees of another Federal agency (Competitive or Excepted Service) who have completed a probationary period. Applicants claiming transfer or reinstatement eligibility must submit Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50) or its equivalent to verify status. All applicants MUST provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) which verifies current position/title/series/grade/tenure/organization of record. SF-50 must be received by closing date of this announcement in order to receive consideration

3. Some, none or all applicants may be interviewed.

4. This announcement may be used to fill vacancies anywhere within AJV-A300 in either Silver Spring, Maryland and/or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

5. Position may be filled at the FG-11, FG-12 or FG-13 level with full promotion potential to FG-13 grade level. Identification of promotion in the vacancy announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon the selectee meeting training qualification requirements, and recommendation by the supervisor.

6. EVHO-Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity -Veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least 3 years of continuous active service. EVHO eligible MUST upload a copy of a DD Form 214 reflecting three (3) years of continuous active service and character of service to verify eligibility.

7. 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.

8. Additional information regarding living in Oklahoma can be found at www.abetterlifeokc.com .

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Aviation System Stds Non-HQ.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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