Graduate Education: Major study -- air traffic management, aeronautical science, or other fields related to this position.
GS-11: You qualify for the GS-11 level (starting salary $62,467) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-9 level performing duties such as: Operating various radar and air surveillance detection systems to detect, identify, interpret and track suspect aircraft; OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in areas such as air traffic management, aeronautical science, or other fields related to this position; OR LL.M., if related from an accredited college or university; OR A combination of specialized experience, as described above, and related graduate level education, beyond the first two years of graduate level study.
GS-12: You qualify for the GS-12 level (starting salary $74,872) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level performing duties such as: Overseeing and operating various radar and air surveillance detection systems and ensuring appropriate liaison working relationships with other entities to enhance the effectiveness of the air detection systems.
Selective Placement Factor: In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position:
1. Applicant must have experience in the interpretation of radar and other air surveillance data in order to detect and track airborne vehicles of interest.
2. Applicant must have demonstrated experience in receiving airborne surveillance information from multiple sources, evaluating that information, and disseminating it to appropriate users.
Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance. Completion of a full field investigation is required before appointment.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959.
- Submit to a polygraph examination prior to your appointment.
- Undergo frequent travel.
- May perform substantial amounts of irregular overtime.
- Extensive physical activity required.
- Complete a pre-employment medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) by an authorized Government physician and be determined physically fit to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties. You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations and to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of this agency.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, a score will automatically be calculated based on your answers to the vacancy specific questions to place you in one of three categories. All answers provided in the online process must be substantiated by your resume. Upon review, your resume and/or supporting documents need to support your answer choices and reflect the one year of specialized experience requirement, in order to be considered and deemed eligible. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
- Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing air traffic control procedures in both civil and military operational environments.
- Ability to communicate essential information clearly, concisely, and quickly.
- Skill in projecting aircraft movements in a three dimensional spatial environment and predict tactical responses bases on those projections.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: 1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria. 2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria. 3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well-Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans' preference, please click here. To preview questions please click here.