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Job Title:  Supervisory Aviation Technical Systems Specialist
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Federal Aviation Administration
Job Announcement Number:  AEA-ARP-14-6005-32984

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$113,145.00 to $175,317.00 / Per Year
Salary includes locality rate of 28.72%.
Friday, December 27, 2013 to Friday, January 17, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Queens, NY   View Map
U.S. Citizens


About the Agency

Business Component: Eastern Region, Airports Division, Jamaica, New York.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - U.S. Citizens: A fixed relocation payment of $10,000 will be paid to new hires to Federal service and student trainees; and a fixed relocation payment of $27,000 will be paid to employees with status.


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.


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Serves as Manager for the Office of Airports (ARP), Airports Planning and Programming Branch, Eastern Region, providing principal support to the Airports Division Manager and Airports District Offices (ADOs) in the administration of all airport planning, programming and environmental functions, Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) program administration, National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including the Airport Noise Compatibility planning program. Provides oversight and makes recommendations on its programs to the Executive. Provides direction to a diverse group of technical professionals, responsible for coordination, oversight and support of AIP, PFC, National Airspace System Planning and NEPA encompassing four district offices across seven states comprising the Eastern Region.

Responsible for long-range planning to ensure future airports needs are met requiring effective use of resources and in consultation with ADO managers and other stakeholders. Assists in determining program needs and making recommendations for new or amended policies, orders, advisory circulars and procedures for optimizing airport safety, capacity, efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Coordinates planning, environmental and financial activities and provide consultation with the highest levels of decision makers within the FAA, at state and local levels and with intergovernmental offices on complex technical, environmental, and political issues. The selectee will be responsible for overall branch personnel management activities including developing and/or reviewing budget data, recommending and balancing resources, training needs, human resource functions, preparation goals and objectives, and organizational and individual performance management.

Represents the Associate Administrator for Airports at meetings or conferences with other FAA representatives, the aviation community, local elected officials and the public when directed.

Provides oversight and evaluation of ADO program accomplishments. Identifies problem areas and initiates action to resolve issues.

Demonstrates ability to treat employees in a fair and equitable manner. Participates in the identification and resolution of problems and cooperates with officials on matters pertaining to problems and complaints of discrimination.


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To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV -J, FG/GS-14 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Demonstrates an EXTENSIVE knowledge of direct technical or management-level involvement in processes related to civil airport planning, environmental review of civil airport infrastructure development and/or civil airport capital financial processes.

Highly Desirable: Conducted or managed civilian airport planning projects, airport enviromental review processes and/or civilian airport capital finance programs.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimension.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimension, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA 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.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Leadership and Management Dimensions listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Evaluation Criteria

Leadership and Management Dimensions
1. Managerial Selection Factor 1: Ability to Achieve Results - Successful managers promote a sense of individual responsibility, professionalism, and pride for organizational performance. They set clear individual and unit or organizational performance objectives. They adjust the way work is performed to meet changing conditions and demands. They hold individuals accountable for achieving their performance objectives; and, they recognize and reward high performance. They take into account a variety of complex factors; and, they stay alert to changing customer needs and challenges. They evaluate business successes and failures and apply lessons learned.
2. Managerial Selection Factor 2: Ability to Lead People - Successful managers create an environment in which people thrive and accomplish their best. They use teamwork effectively to achieve business results. They ensure equal opportunity for all employees or applicants through compliance with applicable EEO laws and regulations. They capitalize on the full range of talent to enhance team performance; and, they provide feedback to employees to support their development. They consider the future talent needs of the unit or organization and implement appropriate workforce planning.
3. Managerial Selection Factor 3: Skill in Building Relationships - Successful managers communicate openly and honestly. They pay attention and communicate understanding. They foster open communication and exchange of ideas and knowledge. They consistently treat others with respect; and, they handle emotionally charged or controversial issues responsibly. They work collaboratively to resource and achieve critical priorities. They present viewpoints with courage and conviction; and, they make tough decisions and stand behind them.
4. Managerial Selection Factor 4: Ability to Lead Change - Successful managers build a shared vision with others across their organization. They plan for changing trends that can affect operations. They will change viewpoints, behavior and work methods in response to new information. They anticipate barriers and resistance to change and seek solutions. They recover quickly from setbacks; and, they handle complex or ambiguous situations effectively. They demonstrate a positive attitude to achieving results.

Technical Requirements
1. Technical Factor: Knowledge of and ability to apply requirements, regulations, and policies relating to FAA Airport programs, focusing on civil airport and airport system planning, financial assistance programs (particularly the Airport Improvement Program and Passenger Facility Charge program), and environmental review and processing.
2. Technical Factor: Knowledge and demonstrated experience of airport engineering and development, AIP grant assurances and associated compliance requirements, Part 139 airport certification and safety programs.

Other Factors
1. Have you personally conducted or managed civilian airport planning projects, airport environmental review processes and\or civilian airport capital finance programs?

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Leadership and Management Dimensions, Other Factors, 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.

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.


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.

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


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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.
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.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.

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.

Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.

Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

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, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 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.


Only supplemental documentation, e.g., transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded in your application or faxed to 718-995-5688 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents must reference the announcement number.

Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), upon request.
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.


Anthony Leo
Phone: 718-553-4818
Fax: 718-995-5688
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Eastern Region
1 Aviation Plaza
Jamaica, NY
Fax: 718-995-5688


Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

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

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 or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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