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Job Title:Deputy Director, Economic Analysis and Forecasting

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:EXE-APL-13-2-29579

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$121,300.00 to $170,600.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 27, 2012 to Friday, January 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

EV-0340-02

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Next Generation of Flight is Underway - and you can be part of it! We need you and your fresh ideas to shape the air transportation system of tomorrow, and the way America flies. Come be a part of the new generation in aviation, an industry that is absolutely critical to this nation's economy and security.

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a fundamental transformation of our nation's airspace system. It uses 21st century technologies to meet future demands, avoid gridlock in the sky and on the runways, further improve safety, and protect the environment. For more information on NextGen, watch this brief introduction : NextGen Introduction


About the FAA         Employment Information

Business Component: Office of the Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, and Environment

Additional Salary Information: Salary will be set within the range based on qualifications, experience and equivalent peer salaries in the organization. Locality pay will be added to the base, not to exceed the current statutory pay cap of $179,700.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - In accordance with applicable FAA Travel regulations, full relocation benefits will be paid (actual expenses).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen

DUTIES:

The Deputy Director for Economic Analysis and Forecasting assists the Executive Director for Aviation Policy and Plans in overseeing technical analyses that provide critical support to the Administrator and FAA organizations in support of agency policy initiatives, rule making, and forecasts. Incumbent focuses in two critical areas: development of proposed safety, operational and other aviation rules and development of aviation forecasts. He/She provides technical and management oversight to the staff to ensure the accuracy and technical integrity of the rule making analyses and final aviation forecasts. The Deputy Director is responsible for implementing and managing quality control and best practices in regulatory analysis and forecasting. This data is used by both internal and external aviation customers, and also feeds directly into the planning and performance, and policy development functions of the office.

The Deputy Director oversees the staff performing benefit/cost reviews and analyses for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants, Air Traffic Organization (ATO) grants and other FAA investment decisions, in support of the ATO Contract Tower Program, and in support of landing aid investment decisions. He/She provides technical expertise and oversight to the staff responsible for conducting economic analyses in support of administration and congressional proposals and applies economic theory to solve problems. The Deputy Director also participates in review and updating of FAA investment decision economic criteria and guidance materials. The incumbent oversees development of the FAA's annual aviation forecasts including en route forecasts and terminal area forecasts, and data collection and analysis in support of the day-to-day and future operations of the National Airspace System.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide 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.


We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

In addition to submitting a resume, applicants should address each of the leadership and technical requirements individually, describing work accomplishments that relate to each requirement.
Leadership requirements reflect the FAA Executive Success Profile, which describes the behaviors and characteristics required of all FAA executives. Refer to the Executive Success Profile for examples of competencies that are associated with each leadership dimension. It is important that you describe actual accomplishments, rather than discussing your philosophy of the leadership dimensions. You are encouraged to use the "Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR)" model to address the requirements.

If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) or an FAA Executive System (FAES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES or FAES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM, you only need to submit a resume and narrative statement covering each of the Technical Requirements listed below. You do not need to submit a narrative on the Leadership Requirements. SES CDP graduates should submit a copy of their CDP program certification with their package.

Leadership Requirements:
1. Achieving Operational Results: 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.

2. Leading People: 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.

3. Building Relationships: 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.

4. Leading Strategic Change: 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 Requirements:
1. Experience in use of economic analysis leading to positive outcomes, including government and aviation policy making, and involving the use of cost benefit analysis, regulatory analysis, and statistical and econometric modeling and forecasting.

2. Proven leadership ability in effecting organizational change, including quality management system implementation, change management, and cultural transformation.

To preview the application questionnaire, click the following link: View Application Questionnaire


BENEFITS:

FAA Employees enjoy competitive salaries and standard Federal employment benefits: Health Insurance: Employees may enroll in one of several health plans offered to Federal employees. Life Insurance: Low-cost term group life insurance is available. Holidays and Leave: Executives and senior professionals/chief scientists are paid for 10 Federal holidays and earn 13 days of sick leave and 26 days of annual leave each year. Retirement: Employees new to Federal Service are enrolled in a three-tier system that includes Social Security, a basic pension plan, and the Thrift Savings Plan (the Federal government's version of 401k).

OTHER INFORMATION:

Travel may be required.
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.
As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
Direct deposit of pay is required.



Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLACitizenshipFinancial Disclosure

HOW TO APPLY:

A resume and narrative addressing the requirements listed in this announcement should be submitted online via the Apply Now button on this announcement. Uploaded resumes and narratives must be submitted in Word (or Word compatible) or PDF format. All documents must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration for the position.

THESE DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION IN USAJOBS

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:


A resume
An attachment addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sarah Radcliff
Phone: 202-267-8077
Email: sarah.radcliff@faa.gov
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Executive Resources Staff (AHP-20)
800 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 523
Washington, DC
20591
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on www.faa.gov/acr or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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