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Job Title:Manager, Flight Standards Division - Southwest Region

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:EXE-AVS-13-2-31478

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$121,300.00 to $170,600.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 12, 2013 to Friday, August 09, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

EV-0340-02

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Dallas and Fort Worth Metro Area, TX

WHO MAY APPLY:

AVS-Wide

JOB SUMMARY:

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


About the FAA         Employment Information

Business Component: Flight Standards Division

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) - In accordance with applicable FAA Travel regulations, full relocation benefits will be paid (actual expenses).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen

DUTIES:

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The Manager, Flight Standards Division reports directly to the Deputy Director, Flight Standards Field Operations and provides executive leadership and direction for the full range of Flight Standards regional program activities. The Manager is responsible for initiating and implementing required programs, adjust them to meet regional requirements and otherwise speak or act for the agency or the Director and Deputy Directors of Flight Standards on any matter involving the functions assigned to the Flight Standards Division. The Manager provides leadership in the planning, directing and evaluating of region-wide programs to administer and secure compliance with agency regulations, programs, standards, and procedures governing the inspection, certification, and surveillance of general aviation and air carrier operations; certification and maintenance of aircraft; examination, certification, and surveillance of all categories of flight operations and maintenance of airmen and related examiners, and of air agencies; investigation and reporting of aircraft accidents, incidents, service difficulties, and violations; and National programs for which the region serves as a lead region or has designated program responsibility. He/she provides leadership over Flight Standards District Offices within the region and for Aircraft Evaluation Groups, as applicable. The Manager directs through subordinate staff members, the indepth safety performance analysis inspections of air carrier and general aviation operators and air agencies. Administers programs for the determination for new instrument procedures and development of Flight Standards input to annual air navigation and air traffic facilities program and the regional airspace program. The Manager encourages and fosters the safe and orderly development of civil aviation in the region and determines the need for and makes recommendations for new or amended regulations, policies, and procedures and for research and development projects, and the issuance of waivers to the Federal Aviation Regulations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.


We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

In addition to submitting a resume, applicants should address each of the leadership and technical requirements individually, describing work accomplishments that relate to each requirement.
Leadership requirements reflect the FAA Executive Success Profile, which describes the behaviors and characteristics required of all FAA executives. Refer to the Executive Success Profile for examples of competencies that are associated with each leadership dimension. It is important that you describe actual accomplishments, rather than discussing your philosophy of the leadership dimensions. You are encouraged to use the "Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR)" model to address the requirements.

If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) or an FAA Executive System (FAES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES or FAES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM, you only need to submit a resume and narrative statement covering each of the Technical Requirements listed below. You do not need to submit a narrative on the Leadership Requirements. SES CDP graduates should submit a copy of their CDP program certification with their package.

Leadership Requirements:
1. Achieving Operational Results: Provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.

2. Leading People: Describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.

3. Building Relationships: Describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.

4. Leading Strategic Change: Describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.


Technical Requirements:
1. Demonstrated capability in the implementation of national policies, Federal Aviation Regulations, standards, and procedures related to the certification, inspection, and surveillance of general aviation airmen, general aviation air agencies, private operations, public aircraft operations, commercial operations, and designated pilot examiners. Include examples of applying Federal Aviation Regulations and relevant guidance material as they apply to general aviation operations, air carriers, commercial operators, air agencies, airmen, and designees.

2. Experience in working with aviation industry officials, other related government agencies, and foreign regulatory authorities.

To preview the application questionnaire, click the following link: View Application Questionnaire


BENEFITS:

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FAA Employees enjoy competitive salaries and standard Federal employment benefits: Health Insurance: Employees may enroll in one of several health plans offered to Federal employees. Life Insurance: Low-cost term group life insurance is available. Holidays and Leave: Executives and senior professionals/chief scientists are paid for 10 Federal holidays and earn 13 days of sick leave and 26 days of annual leave each year. Retirement: Employees new to Federal Service are enrolled in a three-tier system that includes Social Security, a basic pension plan, and the Thrift Savings Plan (the Federal government's version of 401k).

OTHER INFORMATION:

Travel may be required.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.
As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
Direct deposit of pay is 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.



Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLA, Citizenship

HOW TO APPLY:

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A resume and narrative addressing the requirements listed in this announcement should be submitted online via the Apply Now button on this announcement. Uploaded resumes and narratives must be submitted in Word (or Word compatible) or PDF format. All documents must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration for the position.

THESE DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION IN USAJOBS


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:


A resume
An attachment addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Shiree Womack
Phone: (202) 267-3403
Email: shiree.womack@faa.gov
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Executive Resources Staff (AHP-20)
800 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 523
Washington, DC
20591
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 us. 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 www.faa.gov/acr or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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Job Announcement Number:

EXE-AVS-13-2-31478

Control Number:

347392700