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Job Title:  Aviation Safety Assistant (Office Automation)
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Federal Aviation Administration
Job Announcement Number:  AAL-AFS-14-158-37308

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$34,545.00 to $50,056.00 / Per Year
Salary range includes 24.69% locality pay. In addition, 5.57% Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA) is authorized. Locality and COLA are subject to change.
Friday, August 1, 2014 to Thursday, August 21, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Anchorage, AK   View Map
U.S. Citizens
Q - Nonsensitive


About the Agency

Business Component: Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards Division Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) Anchorage, Alaska

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.
  • A successful background check is required prior to appointment.


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As an Aviation Safety Assistant (Office Automation), you will provide administrative, semi-technical and automation support to the office staff by obtaining background data, preparing reports, reviewing applications, interviewing applicants, processing certificates, entering into and extracting information from various automated systems and programs, and maintaining technical and administrative files.


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To qualify at the FG-303-5 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of FG/GS-4 or equivalent; OR have 4 years of accredited education above the high school level; OR have a combination of education and experience. Examples of specialized experience include performing a variety of clerical tasks such as assisting in the preparation of correspondence and reports; maintaining time and attendance records for office staff; maintaining filing systems; answering phones and greeting customers; and entering and retrieving information from automated systems. Note: If you are using your education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts by the closing date of this announcement.

To qualify at the FG-303-6 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of FG/GS-5 or equivalent. Examples of specialized experience include performing a variety of administrative and clerical work such as preparing reports, researching background data, reviewing and analyzing information, interpreting directives, examining documents for accuracy and completeness, entering and retrieving information from a variety of automated systems, and explaining administrative requirements and processes to customers.

This position requires the skills of a fully qualified typist (minimum of 40 words per minute).

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

The qualification requirements may be found at:

Must be able to type 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors.
Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Skill in composing a variety of administrative and/or non-technical correspondence.
2. Skill in interacting with office staff and customers to identify their needs and to achieve desired results.
3. Skill in interpreting and applying established administrative guidance for administrative and/or non-technical procedures.
4. Skill in preparing correspondence, reports and other material with responsibility for sentence structure, grammar and spelling.

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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You can review our benefits at:


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, please describe in your work history 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.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed on this 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.

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


An on line resume is required.

Applicants must create a USAJOBS account/profile or use your current USAJOBS account to apply. Once you have created a USAJOBS account/profile, you will be required to use one of your stored resumes or create a new resume. If you do not attach a resume to your on line application, your application package will be incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.

We highly encourage using the upload feature in USAJOBS for supporting documents. If you are unable to use the upload feature in USAJOBS you may fax or mail the documents to us as indicated under Agency Contact Info below. You must include a cover sheet with your name, announcement number, and contact phone number(s). All supporting documents must be received in our office on or before the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration. We do not accept application documents via the email system. Documents sent via email will not receive consideration.
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: 907-271-5472
Fax: 907 271-5367
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Human Resources Management Office
222 West 7th Ave #14
Anchorage, AK
Fax: 907 271-5367


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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