Airway Transportation System Specialists (ATSS) perform in the capacity of highly specialized electronic technicians. The primary responsibilities of this position are associated with the installation, maintenance, modification and certifications of ground-based NAVIGATIONAL AID systems.Learn more about this agency
The primary duties of an ATSS are linked to maintaining the safe and efficient operating capacity of the vast and complex network of electronics systems required for the world's largest air traffic control and navigation system. They are also responsible for various auxiliary duties that contribute to providing reliable and safe FAA services to the flying public. This involves work with radar, communications, automation, and navigational aid equipment, as well as, various environmental support facilities and equipment. ATSSs must be able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others. Due to the nature of the job, usable vision (including color vision and near vision), hearing, and speech may be required. ATSSs may be required to lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; climb stairs/ladders and towers up to 100 foot; be able to bend or stoop for extended periods; work in diverse environmental conditions (outside/extreme weather); work rotating shifts, weekends and/or holidays; and possibly travel in the local area up to 80% of the time.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.
75% or less - The job may require up to 75% travel.
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Conditions Of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- Transcripts required if qualifying based on education
- You must provide proof for claims of veteran's preference
- Required documents must be submitted at the time of application
OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements for DOT/FAA Airway Transportation Systems Specialist.
Well qualified applicants at the FV-G pay band will document extensive knowledge and skill in the operation, repair, installation, analysis, maintenance, troubleshooting, modification, and certification on all or some of the following ground-based systems such as:
- Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-range (DVOR) Ground Equipment, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VORs) Ground Equipment, Tactical Aircraft Control and Navigation (TACAN) Ground Equipment, Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) Ground Equipment
- Qualified applicants at the FV-G pay band must document 1 year of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the next lower level, that demonstrates an extensive knowledge of basic electricity and electronic theory; aptitude for solving mathematical problems (algebra, trigonometry); knowledge and ability to use tools, materials, and various types of specialized test equipment for the maintenance, troubleshooting and repairing of :
- Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) Transmitters/Receivers, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VORs) Airborne Equipment, Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-range (DVOR) Airborne Equipment, ¿ Tactical Aircraft Control and Navigation (TACAN) Airborne Equipment, Instrument Landing System (ILS) Airborne Equipment, Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), LORAN/OMEGA Transmitter/Receivers/Monitors, Directional Finding (DF) Equipment, Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
OR TO QUALIFY AT THE FV-G LEVEL BASED ON EDUCATION: Applicants must document one of the following:- 1) Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 2) 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR 3) LL.M.; if related. Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If qualifying based on education, applicants must submit a copy of the transcript which includes the name of the institution, quarter or semester hours earned and/or confer date.
Transcripts must be provided if qualifying based on education.Preview Job Questionnaire
Make sure your Resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
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.
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 a bargaining unit position.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.
We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.
Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
- Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
- Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor name and phone number
- Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
- Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.
You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.
- SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
Agency contact information
AddressFederal Aviation Administration
Aviation Careers Branch
6500 S. Macarthur Blvd, HQ Room 139
Oklahoma City, OK 73169
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