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Job Title:Program Analyst

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:AWA-AAS-14-0006WE-34230

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$92,340.00 to $143,152.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, March 25, 2014 to Monday, April 28, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map


U.S. Citizens - All Sources


Not Applicable




About the Agency

Business Component: Associate Administrator for Airports, Airport Safety and Standards, Airport Safety and Operations

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


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


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This position serves as a program analyst for the Office of Airports (ARP), Airport Safety and Standards, Safety and Operations Division (AAS-300) responsible for managing various administrative and technical functions. Incumbent performs a wide range of complex analytical functions involved in program planning, management, and evaluation within ARP. Other programs include administrative programs and related duties; i.e. complex operational analysis, business planning and reporting, drafting and coordinating Reports to Congress, and managing highly visible controversial ad hoc projects as required. The incumbent will provide leadership and direction to staff and teams conducting complex and controversial studies which result in recommendations to improve organizational processes, structures, and management policies. He/she will conduct management inquiries and/or analytical analysis throughout ARP; advises ARP senior management and agency officials on issues that directly influence policy and operational decisions affecting national and international safety programs managed and directed by ARP. The incumbent will collect airport safety data, and analyze safety databases to determine safety trends, and root causes of accidents and incidents. Incumbent provides analytical-related duties including evaluating complex national programs and policies; developing management processes and policies that are nationwide in applicability; reviews, analyzes and reports the data of national programs by determining and developing baseline performance measurements and comparing performance with the baseline. He/she collects and analyzes data, derives conclusions and makes recommendations based on those conclusions; prepares reports, graphs and charts and provides status updates while identifying areas requiring further analysis. The incumbent gathers, validates and inputs technical data in preparation of monthly Business Plan targets, airport safety reports and dashboards; and responds to airport safety issues raised by members of Congress, the National Transportation Safety Board, Office of the Inspector General, and Government Accountability Office. The incumbent serves as sponsor for airport safety research projects assigned to the FAA Technical Center and is responsible for reviewing and accepting research reports. The incumbent will work with employees and leadership at all levels of the organization.


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Applicants must demonstrate one year (52) weeks specialized experience equivalent to the next lower pay band (FV-I) or grade level FG/GS-12 in the Federal Government. Specialized at the next lower grade is as follows: analyze problems, making recommendations, developing solutions, and communicating solutions.
Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Ability to research, analyze, organize and collect data to present in a presentation or report format that is clear, concise and consistent with the targeted audience.
2. Skill in organizing and leading work groups to analyze problems, making recommendations, developing solutions, and communicating solutions effectively.
3. Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and lead new projects; adjust quickly to change and changing requirements; and successfully coordinate with varied clients and stakeholders.
4. Skill in managing multiple ongoing projects of different work activities, adjusting to changing requirements in a fast paced; results oriented environment and successfully meeting deadlines.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) 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.

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 external announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this external announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include work history that describes how you meet the 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. Your answers may be adjusted as appropriate.

Manager can interview some, none, or all candidates.

This position is also being announced as Vacancy Announcement No.AWA-AAS-0006WE-34230, as current and former federal employees and EVHO. Please review both vacancy announcements to determine if you are eligible to apply.

This is 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.

    • SF-15  : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference


All applicants must submit their most current Personnel Notification (SF-50).

DD-214, SF-15, and Veterans letters showing point preference and disability percentage.
Supporting Documents: Supporting documentation must be uploaded to your online application or faxed to 202-267-7032 or 1-866-291-3009 on or before the closing date of this announcement. You must reference the vacancy announcement number on the cover letter of your faxed documents.
Applicants may be asked to verify information they have provided on their applications for employment with the FAA, such as proof of citizenship, military service, disability, selective service registration, military documents, reference.
All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management 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 but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management 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 currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.


Customer Service
Phone: 202 267-8021
Fax: 202 267-7036
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
HQ Human Resources Services Divison, AHF-100
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 523
Washington, MD
Fax: 202 267-7036


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 Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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