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The Supervisory Foreign Affairs Specialist serves as the International Programs Branch Manager in AIR-041 within the International Office of Aircraft Certification Service (AIR).
The International Programs Branch Manager, directly supervising multiple employees and/or multiple organizational units. The Manager regularly coordinates with other Managers across multiple organizational units. The work requires application of professional knowledge, practices, principles, theories, concepts, methods, techniques applicable to the Aircraft Certification Service programs. The Manager is responsible for assuring that the work of the organization directly supports the mission of AIR and AVS.
Supports the International Office Manager to executive daily operations to:
- Align Section resources, activities, and stakeholders with AIR objectives
- Develop Section personnel and resources consistent with AIR's future needs
- Foster a work environment and culture that emphasizes employee engagement, risk-based decision-making, innovation, collaboration, communication, accountability, diversity and inclusion throughout the Section
Specific duties include:
Direct Report Supervision: Monitors and evaluates performance. Executes personnel actions and/or corrective or disciplinary actions. Works to prepare employees for future opportunities across the division, with focus on continuity of operations and long term organizational success. Coaches, mentors, and develops employees to perform current work and support career progression for the future. Ensures employees have technical skills to accomplish their assigned tasks.
Team Environment: Monitors organizational health and regularly seeks input and feedback from employees. Establishes and enhances practices to encourage diversity and inclusion, communication, collaboration, and innovation in the resolution of issues. Communicates and regularly reinforces connectivity between subordinate employee activities and the broader AIR mission. Defines and assigns accountability for key internal performance objectives. Engages personnel in monitoring key performance indicators and making adjustments necessary to achieve key performance objectives. Works with employees to identify resource needs and advocates for resources on behalf of the team.
Stakeholder Collaboration: Establishes and maintains effective communications within AIR. Partners with other AIR organizations to accomplish work. Represents FAA at aviation events, industry conferences, and other civil aviation authority meetings on topics pertinent to the Section. Mediates the resolution of controversial technical disputes involving complex civil aviation issues.
Operations Monitoring: Engages employees in documenting, refining, and assuring compliance with processes governing all activities. Assesses the productivity, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of organizational processes. Monitors and approves expenditure of funds. Reviews and approves time and attendance and assures accurate labor distribution reporting. Assigns, communicates, and clarifies context for tasks and responsibilities. Oversees daily operations to ensure timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and compliance with policy in attaining organizational goals. Facilitates coordination and effective communication across FAA organizations, the aviation industry, other civil aviation authorities, and union representatives to accomplish work.
Program Support: Oversees technical and administrative support programs of the office. Responsible for overall management responsibilities associated with the planning and direction of programs. Develops techniques to improve program and policies. Manages data systems, administrative processes, and data entry necessary to support office and branch performance metrics and dashboards that can be effectively used by management team to manage branch and office performance.
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)
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Experience: four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.
In addition to the above basic requirements, applicants must demonstrate in their application they possess one year (52 weeks) of specialized equivalent to FV-J, FG/GS-14. 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 is described as experience developing or entering into bilateral agreements with international stakeholders, as well as experience applying the policy and processes used in aircraft certification.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).
Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
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.
Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.
Foreign Education: For additional information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Applicants who are not currently in the 130 occupational series (Foreign Affairs Specialist) in the Federal Government and fail to provide a copy of an unofficial or official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy. Upon selection, if not currently employed in the 130 occupational series, you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. if you do not have an official transcript (original, with the raised seal), you should contact your school immediately to request.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.
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) and/or Leadership & Management Dimension (LMD) 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/LMD.
In lieu of providing a KSA/LMD narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA/LMD, 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/LMD. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA/LMD 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.
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.
Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
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
Drug test required
Applicants must submit an electronic application via Aviator and supplemental documents (i.e. SF-50, transcripts, etc.) uploaded to their Aviator application or faxed by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to submit the application and required documentation by the closing date will be deemed ineligible for consideration.
This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 130 series.
College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 130 series with the FAA.
College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 130 series.
If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.
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.
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 and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 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.
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