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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Engineering Psychologist (Human Factors)

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:ACE-AIR-14-215-36723

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$84,862.00 to $131,559.00 / Per Year
Salary shown includes locality pay of 14.16% for the Wichita area

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 14, 2014 to Monday, July 28, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

FV-0180-J

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Wichita, KS View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Business Component: Central Region, Small Airplane Directorate, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, Flight Test Branch



Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - In accordance with applicable FAA Travel regulations, full relocation benefits will be paid (actual expenses).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Pre-employment Physical is required.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Selectee must maintain a Third-Class medical.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent serves as a Human Factors (HF) specialist for the Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) and Small Airplane Directorate with the following duties and responsibilities:
Participates in the evaluation, standardization, and approval of flight display symbology, color philosophy, flight deck design, and pilot-vehicle interface for new/revised technical standard order (TSO) authorizations and type certification programs while balancing standardization needs with existing certification practices, project schedules, pilot training, and operational issues. Works with Directorate Standards Staff personnel, ACO flight test pilots, ACO aerospace engineers, and Aircraft Evaluation Group (AEG) personnel to evaluate HF related requirements for flight decks and flight deck displays. This includes coordinating and participating in formal team evaluations for new and novel display formats and technologies when necessary. Participates in strategic initiatives to standardize Human Factors evaluation procedures and requirements within the FAA through policy and regulation development, and through industry panels, consensus groups, and technical committees including working with the Human Factors (HF) Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor to accomplish AVS HF related strategic goals. Supports the FAA as required in industry forums and public speaking events where HF related issues are discussed or presented. The incumbent will be physically located in Wichita ACO and work supports the ACO approximately 60% of the time and Directorate work approximately 40% of the time.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Primary Qualification Method: NOTE: Copy of college or university transcript must be submitted, please fax to 816-329-2656 and annotate announcement number on coversheet. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements for ENGINEERING RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGIST: applicant must have successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher that included a major in psychology or equivalent for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology.
Specialized Experience:
In addition to the above requirements, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13 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 should include experience with: design and certification of advanced flight deck designs and flight display systems in FAR 23/25 aircraft, the TSO process, FAR 23/25 Human Factors regulations and policy. The candidate should also possess strong oral and written communication skills. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: knowledge and experience with human factors issues affecting the design and certification of advanced flight deck designs and flight display systems.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) 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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Knowledge of human factors issues affecting the design and certification of advanced flight deck designs and flight display systems in FAR 23/25 aircraft. (Describe your experience that demonstrates your skill, working knowledge, and level of involvement in the study and application of human factors issues affecting the design and certification of advanced flight deck designs and flight display systems.)
2. Knowledge of Technical Standard Orders (TSO) and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) Part 23 and 25 regulations, procedures and policies as they pertain to advanced flight deck systems and flight display systems. (Describe your experience that indicates a specific knowledge of the FAR23/25 requirements as well as associated policies and procedures used in the design and certification of advanced flight deck designs and flight display systems.).
3. Ability to lead a team and coordinate its work towards the successful accomplishment of a task, goal, or project.
4. Ability to foster the open exchange of technical ideas and information in order to develop engineering solutions to resolve complex issues, such as issues that involve input from different organizations.
5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multidisciplinary subject matter experts and facilitate organizational consensus.

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.


EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in psychology is required (see additional information in Qualification section). You must upload a copy of your college transcripts; or FAX a copy on or before the closing date of this announcement to Angie Hightower at 816-329-2656.

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:



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


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: http://www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/benefits/



OTHER INFORMATION:

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 announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this 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 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.
Some, all or none of the candidates may be interviewed.
The Dept. of Transportation remains under a moratorium on offering a Home Sale Program to applicants for federal jobs. Consequently, the FAA can no longer offer a Home Sale Program as an optional item as part of a full PCS.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLA, Citizenship

HOW TO APPLY:

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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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

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.

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


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must upload a copy of your college transcripts; or FAX a copy on or before the closing date of this announcement to Angie Hightower at 816-329-2656.

Candidates who do not submit a copy of their transcript wll be determined to be not qualified.
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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Angie Hightower
Phone: 816-329-2670
Fax: 816-329-2656
Email: angie.hightower@faa.gov
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Central Region
901 Locust, Room 402
Kansas City, MO
64106
US
Fax: 816-329-2656

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

ACE-AIR-14-215-36723

Control Number:

375351400