The incumbent is an Executive Officer (XO) at an En Route facility. This MSS-3 managerial position is responsible for exercising supervisory responsibilities over subordinate managers responsible for multiple facility support activities. These activities include planning and infrastructure, quality assurance, systems efficiency, domestic and international procedures, automation, and training.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent directs a highly technical multi-layered workforce team through subordinate managers that provide administrative, tactical and strategic support to facility operations and that have impact on the effective and efficient use of the National Airspace System (NAS). The teams consist of a combination of operational and non-operational air traffic control specialists, management officials, technical support personnel, and an administrative support workforce.
The XO is responsible for oversight, planning and directing multiple support activities for the facility, such as training, airspace and procedures, plans and programs and other facility program areas. The incumbent serves as the lead for a functionally integrated team of technical and administrative managers and other personnel. Provides training, coaching and guidance to subordinates and facilitates team building throughout their program areas. Using measures of organizational performance, continuously reviews work progress to assure that results meet the agency's mission and the customers' needs. Serves as a member of the management team and provides advice on ways to improve organizational performance and strategic goals.
Continuously reviews work processes to assure that results meet the mission and goals of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the needs of the aviation community, and the safety of the flying public. Provides training, coaching, and guidance to subordinate managers and is responsible for team building. Participates in accident investigations and incidents as directed by higher authority.
Provides vision and leadership to facility teams. Assigns work to be accomplished by subordinate managers and their staff. Sets and adjusts long and short-term goals and priorities in support of FAA Flight plan initiatives.
Approves leave; prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities; evaluates work performance of subordinates ensuring equity of performance standards and ratings; gives advice on work and on administrative matters; makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinates; hears and resolves group grievances and serious employee complaints; effects disciplinary actions; recommends/approves selections and transfers; recommends awards or bonuses; approves expenses for overtime, equipment, and personnel; and identifies and arranges for developmental and other training needs of subordinates.
Recommends necessary budgetary and reprogramming actions required to ensure the effective operation of the facility. Recommends, reviews and revises operational and administrative procedures to ensure compliance with national programs. Recommends and allocates budget, staff, and other resources to accomplish objectives that impact multiple organizational units/projects/programs and across multiple functions and/or disciplines.
Communicates and reinforces diversity and EEO policies and programs in all areas of responsibility, including selection, training and transfers. Supports and participates in the labor-management partnership process and fosters a work environment where all employees are treated in a fair and equitable manner.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
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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.
- A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required.
- Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
- This position is NOT covered by PL 108-176 for Good Time purposes.
1. Must have held an FAA 2152 FG-14/FV-J or above regional or headquarters position for at least 1 year (52 weeks); OR
2. Must have been facility rated or area certified for at least 1 year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility; OR
NOTE: An employee who has been facility rated or area certified for at least 1 year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility that is upgraded is considered to meet the qualification requirements of the upgraded position, since he or she has been performing the higher-graded work.
3. Must have held an MSS position for at least 1-year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility.
In addition to the above qualifications, applicants must have held an MSS-2 position or above or a 2152 FG-14/FV-J or above (Not a CPC) for at least 1-year (52 weeks).
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
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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. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements
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.
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.
1. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative, the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Managerial Selection Factor (MSF) narratives from the initial application. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response below each MSF.
In lieu of providing a narrative response, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each MSF. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your MSF 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.
2. In accordance with HRPM EMP 1.29/1.29a, this position may be a Career Enhancement Assignment/Career Progression. The selectee(s) may be eligible for pay retention. Career Diversity is not enhanced when an employee is assigned to a staff or supervisory position in which they previously held on a permanent basis. CEP/CP selectees will be required to certify eligibility
3. Fixed Rate PCS will be paid IAW FAA Travel Policy.
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 apply on line in order to be considered, hard copy applications will not be accepted.
In addition to uploading a resume and all other required application forms, applicants must complete and submit the first page of FAA Form 3330-43, Rating of Air Traffic Experience with their bid. The form must include from and to dates of experience, position title, series and grade/level of all positions held. The form must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants will be considered ineligible if the form is not received in HR by the closing date of this announcement.
NOTE: Applicants are reminded that FAA Form 3330-43 is required and NOT FAA Form 3330-43-1.
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/.
- FAA-3330-43 : Rating of Air Traffic Experience
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.
Agency contact information
AddressFederal Aviation Administration
AGL Regional HR Services Division
2300 E. Devon Ave., Room 250
Des Plaines, IL 60018
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