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    Summary

    Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.

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    Responsibilities

    The National Airway Systems Engineering Group - Surface Surveillance Systems Team provides second-level engineering support for surface surveillance systems throughout the National Airspace System (NAS) to include: Airport Surface Detection Equipment - Model 3 with Airport Movement Area Safety System (ASDE-3/AMASS), Airport Surface Detection Equipment - Model X (ASDE-X), Airport Surface Surveillance Capability (ASSC), and Runway Status Lights (RWSL).

    The incumbent is an electronics engineer with experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts to analyze and evaluate NAS surface surveillance systems and provides resolution of complex problems related to the introduction of new technologies into the NAS and problems associated with continued operation of commissioned facilities.

    He/she plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects/programs and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, te4am leader, or more experienced engineer. Defines, assigns, and organizes resources for multiple projects to accomplish organizational/strategic objectives related to National Airspace System (NAS) systems while maintaining cost, schedule, quality and performance. Allocates resources to accomplish large work activities within established schedules.

    Provides electronic engineer experience and team leadership for a project/group of electronics engineers and computer scientists responsible for second-level engineering support of surface surveillance systems involving hardware, software, technical documentation, scientific and direct engineering support essential to the safe and reliable operation of the FAA's National Airspace System (NAS).

    Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of electronics engineering, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems primarily in electronic circuits, circuit elements, equipment, systems, and associated phenomena concerned with electromagnetic and/or electrical information to improve the reliability, maintainability, and safety of assigned NAS surface surveillance systems/equipment and facilities.

    Applies knowledge of agency policies and priorities in order to effectively evaluate and affect changes to existing technical directives, processes, and procedures. He/she investigates new or emerging technology involving state-of-art hardware and software systems to resolve equipment obsolescence, or to provide new/enhanced operations or capabilities. He/she prepares and reviews contractual documentation related to facility or system modifications and maintenance to provide national guidance for field specialists across the agency to management for final approval.

    Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues, but allow considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. He/she uses prior experience to solve problems which requires modifying established guides, devising new approaches, applying existing criteria using novel techniques, and drawing conclusions from comparative situations. Applies knowledge in acquisition law, configuration management, and project management to determine the best avenues to study systems issues and implement solutions throughout the NAS. Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced engineer.

    Serves as organization's senior technical representative on projects, programs and other work activities, with a wide range of divisions, ATO, FAA and external groups in meetings related to the technical aspects of improving the performance and effectiveness of assigned NAS systems, new system development, and resolution of complex problems associated with the NAS operation.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    NA

  • Job family (Series)

    0855 Electronics Engineering

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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)
    • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
    • A one-year probationary period may be required.
    • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.
    • Occasional travel of 25% or less will be required.
    • Please review Required Documents & Additional Information.

    Qualifications

    To view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference – U.S. Office of Personnel Management the Individual Occupational Requirements for All Professional Engineering Positions, 0800.

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

    (A) Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

    OR,

    (B) Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

    1) Professional registration or licensure- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

    2) Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

    3) Specified Academic Courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.

    4) Related Curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

    AND

    IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE BASIC REQUIREMENT:

    To qualify for the FV-J (FG/GS-14) level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least (1) one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I (FG/GS-13) level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, to include the NAS specialized knowledge specific to the position being filled.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: may include but not limited to: Experience analyzing and tracking performance of surface surveillance systems, equipment and facilities.

    Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.

    In addition to the Minimum Qualifications, the following has been determined to be a Quality Ranking Factor for this position. This means well qualified candidates will have demonstrated the following:

    Qualifying Ranking Factor (QRF):Well-Qualified applicants will have skill providing operations and maintenance support at the national level for surface surveillance systems. Please provide details of experience.

    Education

    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.

    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, Skill 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 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 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 and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

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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.

    FAA employees, their spouses and minor children may not hold stock or any other securities interest in an airline, aircraft manufacturing company, or in a supplier of components of parts to an aircraft manufacturing company. This prohibition is effective on the date of your appointment. If selected, your acceptance of the agency's final offer means you agree to comply with this prohibition. Questions may be directed to an agency ethics official at 9-faa-agc-ethics-office@faa.gov.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

    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.

    NOTES:

    1. Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications cannot be accepted.

    2. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACORECompensation.htm.

    3. Some, none, or all applicants may be interviewed.

    4. 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.

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

    6. May be required to travel occasionally.

    7. Additional information regarding living in Oklahoma can be found at www.abetterlifeokc.com.

    8. Please upload supporting documents into USAJOBS or email to 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov and reference the announcement number.

    9. TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF DOCUMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT, Carlene Smith at Carlene.R.Smith@faa.gov or call (405) 954-7932.



    This is 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

    Supplemental documentation, e.g. Transcripts, Veteran's Documentation, etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded into USAJOBS.gov or emailed to 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

    This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 0800 (Engineering) series.

    College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the 0800 (Engineering) series with the FAA.

    College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying an 0800 (Engineering) 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.

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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 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

    Carlene Smith

    Address

    Federal Aviation Administration
    AAC Regional HR Services Division
    6500 S. Macarthur Blvd, HQ Room 155
    AHF-C400
    Oklahoma City, OK 73169
    US
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    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.

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  • 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/600789700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.