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Job Title:  Supervisory General Engineer
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Federal Aviation Administration
Job Announcement Number:  AWA-AEE-13-WE69271-31747

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

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$109,189.00 to $169,188.00 / Per Year
Thursday, August 01, 2013 to Thursday, August 15, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC   View Map
U.S. Citizens


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About the FAA         Employment Information

Business Component: Office of Assistant Administrator for Aviation Policy, Planning and Environment, Office of Environment and Energy, Continuous Low Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) Program Staff, AEE-4

Additional Salary Information: Salary includes 24.22 % DC Locality Rate

No Permanent Change of Station (PCS) payments are authorized.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required.


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Serve as the Manager for the Continuous Low Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) Program in the Office of Environment and Energy (AEE). The CLEEN Program Manager will direct the Federal Aviation Administration's program to advance development and maturing of lower energy, emissions, noise engine and airframe technology; and development of alternative fuels for commercial aircraft. Specifically, he or she will:
Provide specialized and advanced technical engineering oversight and use of interdisciplinary engineering skills, program management knowledge and abilities to integrate systems engineering, system integration and technology development, and demonstration field activities in meeting program goals and objectives.
The Incumbent will also develop detailed project and budget plans; make technical decisions relating to system and technology development/integration, and technology maturation, test and evaluation, and demonstration. Select realistic methods for achieving objectives and develop new and innovative techniques and methods when established precedents are lacking.
Design, direct, review, and evaluate complex engineering studies and analysis of study data to determine if developmental technologies will meet the goals and objectives of the CLEEN program. Coordinate all support organization functions, matrix engineering activities, consortium memberships, interagency coordination, and systems and support contractors.
The Incumbent will also develop and present information to high-level boards and advisory committees on all aspects of the CLEEN program. Coordinate program management activities with the Office's Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Environment, and division managers. Advocate for the CLEEN Program budget within the Environment and Energy Research, Engineering, and Development (RE&D) Program and FAA's RE&D Program.


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All applicants must demonstrate one-year of SPECIALIZED experience equivalent to the next lower grade (FG-14) or band level (J band) in the federal service. SPECIALIZED experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at least equivalent to the next lower grade or band level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
All applicants must also possess a degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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 a 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 professional 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.
In addition to the minimum qualification requirements, applicants must address the Mandatory Supervisory Dimensions. Failure to address the mandatory dimensions will result in the applicant not receiving further consideration for this position.

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and Technical Requirements answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate. Answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.


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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)

1. DIMENSION 1. ACHIEVING RESULTS: Successful managers apply a variety of techniques to deliver results. They establish clear, measurable performance objectives for their unit and the people they manage. They adjust the way work is performed to meet changing conditions and demands. They make tough decisions to solve complex problems. They track costs of doing business; and, they make appropriate people & budget adjustments to achieve objectives. They understand their customers' requirements and focus on delivering high quality products and service to satisfy those requirements.

2. DIMENSION 2. LEADING PEOPLE: Successful managers recognize that talented people working together accomplish the work of the FAA. They use teamwork effectively to achieve business results. They ensure equal employment opportunities in the workplace; and, they capitalize on available talent to enhance team performance. They recognize and reward high performance; and, they provide constructive feedback to employees to facilitate their development. They create an environment in which people thrive and accomplish their best.

3. DIMENSION 3. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS: Successful managers skillfully communicate and work with others. They communicate openly and honestly. They foster open communication and exchange of ideas and knowledge. They establish networks inside and outside their organization to foster agency objectives. They collaborate with others to achieve results; and, they handle emotionally charged or controversial issues responsibly. They lead with consistency, dignity, compassion and integrity.

4. DIMENSION 4. LEADING CHANGE: Successful managers build a shared vision with others across their organization. They plan for changing trends that can affect operations. They change viewpoints, behavior and work methods in response to new information. They recover quickly from setbacks; and, they help others build realistic expectations toward organizational change. They demonstrate a positive attitude toward achieving results.

Technical Requirements

1. Technical KSA: 1. Skill in applying engineering concepts, principles and practices to plan, organize, and develop studies to identify requirements and technical specifications for new technologies and/or alternative jet fuels that have potential for mitigating aircraft environmental impacts.

2. Technical KSA: 2. Ability to organize, implement, and manage a multidisciplinary aviation environmental technology development program, by defining and allocating resources to meet a spectrum of interrelated goals including noise and engine exhaust emissions.

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


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FAA offers an excellent comprehensive benefits programs. To learn more about the federal government benefits, please click here.


We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Travel may be required.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
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.

1. Pay Band K is equivalent to the FG/GS-15.
2. Salary includes the 24.22% locality pay for the Washington Metropolitan area.
3. This is a non-bargaining unit position.
4. PCS services is not authorized for this position.
5. Some, all or none of the referred candidates may be interviewed.
6. Appointment is subject to a favorable adjudicated personnel suitability investigation enabling the issuance of a security clearance.
7. 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 rand drug and/or alcohol testing.
8. Financial Disclosure: 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.
9. This position is also being announced under Vacancy Announcement AWA-AEE-13-WE56307-31679 for current/former Federal Employees. Please review both vacancy announcements to determine for which announcement you are eligible to apply.
10. This position requires a positive education requirement applicants must submit transcript.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLA, Citizenship


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You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Submitted" 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 "Submitted" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.


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.

    • OF-306  : Declaration for Federal Employment
    • SF-15  : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference


All Veterans: You must submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4 or equivalent). If you are claiming 10 point preference, in addition to your DD Form 214, you must submit a completed SF-15 and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference and submit a DD Form 214 but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be assessed as a 5 point preference eligible if your DD Form 214 reflects you have the service qualifying for tentative preference (i.e. served in a war, campaign or expedition). Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted a tentative preference if your application shows that you have the required service (i.e. served in a war, campaign or expedition). Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Office a DD Form 214 documenting that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

Notification of Personnel Action (SF50), upon request. I


Willie Ellison
Phone: (202) 267-8012
Fax: 1-866-291-3009
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Personnel Services Division, AHP-200
800 Indpendence Avenue, SW
Room 523
Washington, DC
Fax: 1-866-291-3009


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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.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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