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Job Title:  Management and Program Analyst
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Federal Aviation Administration
Job Announcement Number:  AWA-AFS-14-0128RB-35806

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, June 17, 2014 to Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC   View Map
U.S. Citizens
Q - Nonsensitive


About the Agency

Business Component: Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, Flight Standards Service, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Safety and Data Management Section, AFS-84

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.
  • Veterans claiming veterans preference must submit supporting documentation.


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The incumbent is responsible for the analysis of established and proposed technical and organizational programs in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Safety and Data Management Section, AFS-84. He/she applies expert and in-depth knowledge of the National Airspace System (NAS) and the overall Flight Standards program in the conception, planning and conducting of his/her work, which provides staff services to the office.

On a continuing basis and using a variety of advanced analytical techniques, designs, develops, implements and conducts complex independent and interdependent studies, trend analyses, requirements studies, etc., concerned with the sufficiency, efficiency, productivity, and conduct of established programs, and the necessity, timing, justification, etc., for the implementation of new or modified programs, procedures, and processes to include contractor performance, fiscal integrity, budget resource utilization requirements, etc.; collects and analyzes information, identifies existing and potential problems or trends, and coordinates their resolution with operating officials and managers when possible; provides options and recommendations to the Section Manager for consideration.

Provides operational expertise and technical advice to managers, supervisors, and operational personnel in the development of policy and regulations unique to high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft. Provides advice to management on planning methodologies and performance/trend indicators to measure attainment of fiscal year goals and objectives. Presents recommendations for adoption, implementation, mitigations, or change to the Section Manager. Upon approval, participates in the preparation, promulgation, and implementation of new and/or revised procedures or processes. Prepares documentation and reports, to include charts, graphs, statistical summaries, etc., and presents briefings on the implications of the revised procedures or processes.


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All applicants must demonstrate one-year of SPECIALIZED experience equivalent to the next lower grade (FG/GS-13) or band level (FV-I) for the J band in the Federal service. SPECIALIZED experience is experience which is in or directly 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.

An example of specialized experience includes experience working with operational issues relating to unmanned aircraft systems in the National Airspace System (NAS).
Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Ability to manage all facets of a program/project to meet objectives.
2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multidisciplinary subject matter experts.
3. Ability to explain, advocate and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally to resolve complex problems and achieve a common understanding of issues.

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.

1. Salary range listed includes locality pay of 24.22% for the Washington, DC metro area.
2. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website:
3. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), you are no longer required to provide narrative responses to the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) in the text boxes. However, in lieu of providing a KSA narrative response, 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.
4. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
5. This vacancy is also being avertised under announcement No. AWA-14-0128RB-35805 for Current or Former Federal Employees and EVHO.
Please review both to determine to which announcement you should 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.


Veterans claiming preference must upload or fax all supporting documentation as specified in this announcement. Failure to do so may impact your eligibility for consideration. See notes below.

Only suplemental documentation e.g. sf-50 or veterans's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be upload or faxed to 1-866-291-3009 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.
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) 267-8012
Fax: 1-866-291-3009
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
HQ Human Resource Services Division, AHP-200
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 523
Washington, DC
Fax: 1-866-291-3009


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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