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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations Services, Operations Support Directorate , AJW-1(1630).

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    Responsibilities

    The Program Manager manages the work of a large, multi-level organization typically through subordinate managers. Directs the planning, development, and overall governance for the operation and maintenance of the NAS. Directs the work of subordinate employees and/or managers for multiple organizational units/projects/programs and across multiple functions and/or disciplines within a major subdivision. Ensures the program focuses on establishing standards and processes to accurately maintain NAS equipment and services, and adapts to modifications focusing on NAS efficiency and availability with the least impact to operations. Organizes programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization. He/she oversees the establishment, updates, and revisions to Technical Operations’ Orders that pertain to the Safety and Efficiency of the NAS. This position also provides guidance and input to the Director of Operations Support as well as the Vice President of Technical Operations when questions or issues arise concerning the NAS.

    Contacts are routinely internal and external to the major subdivision. Internal contacts are with subordinates, peers, and higher level management to discuss the statuses and results of projects/programs and plan for the future. Collaborates with groups external to the Air Traffic Organization and other groups such as, subject matter experts from the field and multiple collective bargaining units to ensure policies and directives are kept current while changes occur in the NAS on a non-stop basis. May represent the major subdivision, LOB/ SO, or the FAA externally as a primary point of contact for policies/ procedures or other project/program purposes. Has the authority, within guidelines, to make commitments for the major subdivision, to establish new policies/procedures, and to make exceptions.

    Applies a detailed knowledge of the technical aspects of the work that is directed; a detailed knowledge of budget, human resource management, and other administrative policies and procedures; and a comprehensive understanding of the objectives of the major subdivision, the ATO, and the FAA. Acts as the Agency lead for NAS maintenance training programs, such as Fundamental Documentation (FUNDOC), Core NAS Policy Course (CNPC), and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). He/she works with the team to develop appropriate methods of delivering and communicating changes to policies and procedures, including providing experts from Policy staff to help teach these types of courses.

    Provides guidance to subordinate managers and employees for preventing and resolving problems without the intervention of higher level management except where ATO or FAA-wide interests are at stake. Ensures standard operating procedures, policy documents, and maintenance and operations requirements are well-documented and published in approved formats. Communicates the organization's vision and objectives. Ensures timely communications of policies revisions. Oversees communication strategies and training approaches of policy guidance to ensure widespread awareness and to mitigate operational impact.

    Plans and executes NAS Operational Policy initiatives in accordance with the program’s strategic objectives. Oversees development of national governance for the management, operation, and maintenance of the NAS. Ensures the overall maintenance philosophy is continually reviewed and redefined, as appropriate. Oversees the review and evaluation of proposed legislation, regulations, and policies, and how they relate to critical NAS systems and services. Communicates the identified areas that may affect operational services or have widespread agency or national implications. Develops an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    NA

  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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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 one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required.

    Qualifications

    To qualify for this position at the FV-K (FG/GS-15) pay band level, all applicants must demonstrate one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the next lower grade level which is (FG/GS-14) or pay band level (FV-J) in the Federal service. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE must have been at least equivalent to the FG/GS-14 grade or FV-J pay band level for the FV-K pay band level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

    Examples of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for this position include, but are not limited to:

    Experience leading teams to develop and interpret NAS operational guidance.

    All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

    Applicants must include examples of their SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE in their work history.

    Education

    Education cannot be substituted for experience at the FV-K level.

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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, 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.

    Applicants may be asked to verify information they have provided on their application for employment with the FAA.

    Please ensure that 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 position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACORECompensation.htm



    This is not 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

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    All applicants must submit most recent SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action) which is used to verify position, title, grade, salary, and organization of record.

    If you are an 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 an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/.

    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.

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    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 and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 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

    Vernon Davis

    Phone

    1 (202) 267-7424

    Fax

    1 (202) 267-8330

    Email

    vernon.davis@faa.gov

    Address

    Federal Aviation Administration
    HQ Employment Services Branch
    800 Independence Ave, SW, Room 523
    AHF-110
    Washington, DC 20591
    US
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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.

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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.

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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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589665900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.