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The Program Manager position will be with the Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, AVS, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office (AUS). Safety & Integration Division, AUS-400, Program & Data Management Branch, AUS-410.Learn more about this agency
This position serves as a Program Manager in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office. Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced professional. Provides guidance to other divisions, regional offices, federal agencies, and the overall aviation community on the implementation and integration of new and emerging UAS technologies, and advises on the application of agency policies and standards.
Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge applicable to his/her discipline to contribute to managing projects/programs. Participates in multi-organizational teams from across the FAA and representatives from industry partners, to explore and develop the means to safely integrate UAS operations into the national airspace (NAS) with national and global implications. Provides guidance and instruction, internally and externally, to address diverse issues which often cross multiple disciplines, projects/programs, or functional areas that impact the accomplishment of the initiative’s objectives. Develops and recommends improvements to systems and/or processes to improve efficiency.
Works across lines of business and applies knowledge of the NAS, UAS technology, regulations and policy to support the development of solutions that meet UAS integration goals. Serves as an advocate for the development of regulations, policies, and operating practices, which govern UAS operations and the safe integration of UAS into the NAS. Considers sensitive interconnections between public, business, and government interests and collaborates with all three groups; facilitates communication and builds broad support for implementation of solutions.
Tracks progress of actions and ensures full coordination of replies and organization positions. Analyzes problems and other issues to determine the best and most appropriate course of action. Collaborates with management to develop, analyze, evaluate, and review projects relating to improving the effectiveness of work methods and procedures and other administrative issues. Works with management and/or team leader to solve problems.
Develops plans, techniques, and policies to meet program objectives. Anticipates potential issues and proposes recommendations for preventive action. Regularly communicates with management facilitating effective decision making and coordinating cross-organizational efforts.
If selected for the FV-J, in addition to the above, your duties will also include:
Acts as principal specialist managing projects under the Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP) Program. Leads multi-organizational teams from across the FAA and representatives from industry partners, to explore and develop the means to safely integrate UAS operations into the national airspace (NAS) with national and global implications. Provides expert guidance, knowledge, and instruction, internally and externally, to address diverse, complex issues which often cross multiple disciplines, projects/programs, or functional areas that impact the accomplishment of the initiative's objectives. Provides effective leadership and uses interpersonal, analytical, communication, and persuasive skills to achieve results.
Initiates action to meet internal and external suspense actions; tracks progress of such actions; and ensures full coordination of replies and organization positions. Analyzes problems and other issues to determine the best and most appropriate course of action. Collaborates with management to develop, analyze, evaluate, and review projects relating to improving the effectiveness of work methods and procedures and other administrative issues. Keeps management informed of critical developments and provides expert advice regarding administrative aspects of various problems or situations that may arise.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
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Conditions Of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
To view the complete qualifications standard, applicants should reference-U.S. Office of Personnel Management Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Program Management Series, 0340:
To qualify for this position at the FV-I you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H, FG/GS-12 in the Federal Service. 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 managing multiple ongoing projects and work activities in accordance with milestones and goals, providing analysis, technical evaluation, recommendations and operating practices in relation to aviation regulations, National Airspace System (NAS) operations, and unmanned aircraft.
To qualify for this position at the FV-J you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13 in the Federal Service. 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 leading and managing the development and execution of large and complex projects within tight deadlines and changing priorities, providing analysis, technical evaluation, recommendations and operating practices in relation to aviation regulations, National Airspace System (NAS) operations, and unmanned aircraft.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History
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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.
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 order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
Employee MUST submit their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
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.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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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
SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION. (See Below)
Your SF-50 my be faxed to 609-485-8995 on or before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Applicants must reference the cement number on their faxed documents.
Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.
If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.
If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/. If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/.
Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are those veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service. Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.
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.
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- Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
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- 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.
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