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    Summary

    The position serves as the Administrative Specialist in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Central Region. This position directly supports the Regional Administrator (RA) and reports directly to the Deputy RA (DRA). The position provides a wide range of administrative support for a variety of projects associated with the functions of the RA.

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    Responsibilities

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Overall objectives and resources available for projects/studies/reports are established by the supervisor in collaboration with the Administrative Officer (AO). Incumbent works independently, having developed expertise in the line of work. Incumbent resolves most conflicts that arise, coordinates the work with others when necessary, and interprets policy on their own initiative in terms of established objectives. Incumbent determines the approach to be taken and the methodology to be used. Supervisor and Administrative Officer are kept informed of progress and potentially controversial matters. Completed work is reviewed from an overall standpoint in terms of feasibility, compatibility, or effectiveness in meeting requirements or expected results.
    • Assists the Administrative Officer by completing assigned projects and studies. May serve as a team member on larger more complex projects and studies. Upon request, assembles, summarizes, analyzes and presents data with recommendations for required action to the Administrative Officer.
    • Provides administrative support at meetings as identified by the RA and DRA. Coordinates conferences and assists with regional programs and other special events.
    • Collects and organizes data for various reports and organizes and presents to RA and DRA to meet associated deadlines. Establishes and maintains subject matter files. Assembles and summarizes information from files for RA and DRA.
    • Serves as back-up to the Administrative Officer. Assists with all aspects of the AO’s work, as directed, in order to perform tasks associated with surges in workload, for continuity of ongoing workload, special projects, and in the AO’s absence.
    • Reviews and manages incoming and outgoing correspondence for applicability, appropriate routing, accuracy, and format. Maintains the automated mail control program to log, edit, and query all correspondence. Works closely with lines of business and staff offices as well as the Administrator’s Correspondence office, to ensure controls are answered in a timely manner.
    • Coordinates travel plans and manages calendar for meetings, conferences, teleconferences, etc., and ensures detailed itineraries are completed, briefing materials are ready, and follow-up actions are tracked.
    • Provides back up administrative liaison support as needed, for assigned responsibilities between the Office of the Regional Administrator and other regional and national offices within the FAA; other Federal agencies; local and state government offices; and private organizations.
    • Works in a team environment to ensure continuous support coverage for the Regional Administrator’s Office.
    • Maintains an awareness of the latest trends in office management and office technology.
    • Support and maintain the ARA Quality Management System Program through continuous improvement.

    Travel Required

    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.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

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    Requirements

    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)
    • A recent SF-50 is required (See Required Documents for requirements)
    • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.

    Qualifications

    To qualify for this position at the FV-G level you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least three years of progressively responsible general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least FG/GS-4/5, examples may include but not limited to work that demonstrates the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; OR, Education substitution: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, gained from an accredited college or university. 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. Refer to OPM's Operating Manual Qualification Standards at, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-IV/A/gs-admin.asp, for more information.

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

    Education

    If you are qualifying based upon education, please upload an unofficial copy of your transcript(s).

    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.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .

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    Make sure your Resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

    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.

    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 on your resume, 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. Please also 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 and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week); & Salary. Determining length of Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible due to an incomplete application.

    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 not a bargaining unit position.

    Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

    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

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. If you need to submit additional documents to supplement your on-line application (e.g. SF-50 &/or veterans' documentation, transcripts) you may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS. Supplemental documentation can also be faxed to (816) 329-2656 on or before the closing date of this announcement. Include your name and the announcement number on each of your faxed pages and redact all Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as social security number and date of birth. 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. We cannot guarantee timely receipt and assume responsibility for the quality or legibility of faxes, illegible documents will result in loss of consideration. You only need to submit those items required on this vacancy announcement

    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.

    Forms:

    • OF-306  : Declaration for Federal Employment
    • SF-15  : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

    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.

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    Benefits

    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.

    http://www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/benefits/

    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.

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    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)

    • Salary


    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.

    Agency contact information

    Karla Canada

    Phone

    (816) 329-2672

    Fax

    (816) 329-2656

    Email

    karla.canada@faa.gov

    Address

    Federal Aviation Administration
    ACE Regional HR Services Division
    901 Locust Street
    AHF-C100
    Kansas City, MO 64106
    US
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    Thanks to the work of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), over the past 50 years, aviation has become central to the way we live and do business, linking people from coast to coast and connecting America to the world. In fact, FAA has created the safest, most reliable, most efficient, and most productive air transportation system in the world.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Federal Aviation Administration, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

    Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

    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 the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. 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 Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553618100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.