Aeronautical Information Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted
Jan 28, 2022
Closes
Feb 05, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The incumbent serves as a technical specialist responsible for soliciting, acquiring, collecting, evaluating, compiling and selecting appropriate technical navigational and related operational data for inclusion in aeronautical products and publications.

FG-11

The employee carries out work assignments independently within the general parameters defined by the manager, team lead or higher-level specialist. 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

The employee carries out work assignments independently within the general parameters defined by the manager, team/project lead or higher-level specialist, with minimal assistance or supervision. 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

The employee carries out work assignments independently and develops solutions to complex problems. Typical assignments may include the following: 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 (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; 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.

All levels will perform other duties as assigned.

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)
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Successful completion of security investigation may be required.
  • Please Review Required Documents & Additional Information.


Qualifications

Reference - OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions in conjunction with Individual Occupational Requirements for 1361: Navigational Information Series.

TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FG-11 LEVEL, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the FG-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 not limited to: Experience working with Bentley MicroStation, Bentley Map, Bentley OpenCities, and/or ESRI ArcMap to apply basic cartographic and geographic principles for creating, maintaining, and revising aeronautical charting products, publications, or radar video maps.

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)

Or

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 FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FG-12 LEVEL, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the FG-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 not limited to: Experience as a technical specialist in the full range of complex technical aeronautical charting data. Experience analyzing operational aeronautical/navigational practices, techniques and methods. Experience as a technical specialist providing quality control of complex job assignments working with one or more programs of Bentley MicroStation, Bentley Map, Bentley OpenCities, and/or ESRI ArcMap to apply multifaceted cartographic and geographic principles for creating, maintaining, and revising aeronautical charting products, publications, or radar video maps.

TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FG-13 LEVEL, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the FG-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 not limited to: Experience as a subject-matter expert providing high-level technical aeronautical and operational advice to other specialist related to cartographic principles. Ensures quality control of complex aeronautical information procedures by providing subject-matter guidance to other specialist related to creating, maintaining, and revising aeronautical charting products, publications, or radar video maps. Experience in recommending changes in policies, procedures, or specifications as it relates to aeronautical charting products, publications or radar video maps.

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

Education

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 Quality Ranking Factor (QRF), if applicable, and the KSA's listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping 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) This announcement may be used to fill vacancies anywhere within AJV-A200.

2) 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.

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

4) 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.

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

6) To check receipt of emailed documents, please email Najla.A.Wooten@faa.gov.

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

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