Job Overview


The Next Generation of Flight is Underway - and you can be part of it! We need you and your fresh ideas to shape the air transportation system of tomorrow, and the way America flies. Come be a part of the new generation in aviation, an industry that is absolutely critical to this nation's economy and security.

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a fundamental transformation of our nation's airspace system. It uses 21st century technologies to meet future demands, avoid gridlock in the sky and on the runways, further improve safety, and protect the environment. For more information on NextGen, watch this brief introduction : NextGen Introduction

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Business Component: Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service

Additional Salary Information: Salary will be set within the range based on qualifications, experience and equivalent peer salaries in the organization. Locality pay will be added to the base, not to exceed the current statutory pay cap of $179,700.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - Employees with status: A fixed relocation payment of $27,000 will be paid.


The Manager of the Air Traffic Operations Oversight Division, Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service (AOV), is responsible for leading AOV's safety oversight of the Air Traffic Organization (ATO). In this capacity, the Manager is responsible for continued operational safety through monitoring of all air traffic services within the United States and international areas under the control of the FAA. The incumbent establishes, approves, and/or accepts safety standards for the air traffic control and air navigation system from a broad-based strategic perspective, evaluating both current and future systems. The Manager takes appropriate action to address safety concerns in all facets of air traffic operations, facilities, and equipment. He/she leads the development of policies and requirements to ensure compliance with the Safety Management System (SMS), and is responsible for the analysis, research, development, and acquisition of products associated with air traffic safety standards. The Manager should possess superior leadership skills in order to direct a technically diverse workforce and build collaborative working relationships with counterparts throughout AVS, ATO, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and other government and industry officials.