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Job Title:  Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (NOM)
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Federal Aviation Administration
Job Announcement Number:  AWP-ATO-14-BJB6097-37903

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$86,609.00 to $134,267.00 / Per Year
Salary includes locality payment of 16.51%. Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) of 12.25% is authorized and is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 to Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Honolulu, HI   View Map
FAA Employees - Office/Division/Facility - This announcement is open to ATO, Technical Operations, Western Service Area employees.


About the Agency

Business Component: Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations, Western Service Area, Honolulu District, Honolulu Group, Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) Systems Operations Center (SOC).

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.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Valid state driver's license is required.
  • All Applicants MUST submit their most recent SF-50 (See Required Documents)


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As the recognized technical authority for primary system(s) area(s), incumbent develops methods of enhancing efficiency of the NAS. The work requires the application and knowledge of relationships with other functional areas and operational programs. Decisions and recommendations determine the operation and use of Technical Operations systems and services involving major segments of the NAS, such as extensive geographical regions and/or nationwide operations. Develops workable solutions for use in resolving unanticipated situations adversely affecting heavily utilized or operationally critical components of the NAS. Coordinates maintenance and operational activities with other FAA personnel and local, state, other Federal and private sector agencies to ensure continued system operation. Responsible for electronic equipment configuration. Takes decisive action to resolve major problems and assure the continuous availability and total reliability of NAS services.


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Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility that is appropriate to the position. Experience that demonstrates an extensive knowledge of and experience in technology system interrelationships, and management of civilian or military automated aviation, navigation, and electronics systems. Generally, experience at the next lower level (FV-I, Level IV), meets the minimum qualifications for this position as long as the experience supports the demonstrated abilities identified below.

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

Demonstrated Abilities:
You MUST provide a NARRATIVE statement for each Demonstrated Ability. The narratives should be clear and concise, providing a description of your education, training and experience that would describe the degree to which you possess each Demonstrated Ability. Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility appropriate to the position.

Eligible candidates will be ranked based on DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES and QUALITY RANKING FACTORS, if applicable. For your assistance in responding to each of the demonstrated abilities "things to consider"/instructions have been provided for each demonstrated ability at:

Narratives for Demonstrated Abilities identified under qualifications are mandatory. Failure to submit demonstrated abilities statements will prevent you from receiving further consideration.

Supervisor Endorsement. A supervisory statement endorsing the applicant for this announcement is required by the closing date of this announcement. The endorsement must include the announcement number. You must upload and attach your document with your application or fax to (310) 725-7847 by the closing date of the announcement. A Supervisor's Endorsement is not required for ingrade/downgrade and/or reassignments.

NOTE: Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience at a later stage in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during that application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.
Evaluation Criteria

Demonstrated Abilities
1. Ability to provide FAA-wide expertise for complex and challenging technical NAS modernization issues.
2. Ability to take on responsibility as project manager for NAS modernization initiatives, and ability to identify, procure, distribute, and track resources needed to accomplish these large FAA projects.
3. Ability to assess and evaluate nationwide trend data to develop solutions for sustaining the NAS or accomplishing NAS modernization.
4. Ability to collaborate with multiple customers to shutdown and restore facilities, systems, and services to minimize disruption of services to the flying public.
5. Ability to develop innovative solutions or work around to solve NAS operational problems, which can have national or international implications.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Demonstrated Abilities 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.

All or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

Equal or lower pay band/level applications will be accepted.

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 preemployment or preappointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

This position is covered by the PASS/ATO Tech Ops Pay Plan.

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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - FAA Employees. All applicants MUST provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) which verifies current position, title, series, grade, tenure, and organization or record.

Supervisor's Endorsement Form or Memo. You must upload and attach your Supervisory Endorsement with your application or fax to (310) 725-7847 by the closing date of the announcement.


Angela Jackson
Phone: (310) 725-7803
Fax: (310) 725-7847
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
AWP Regional HR Services Division
15000 Aviation Blvd.,
Lawndale, CA
Fax: (310) 725-7847


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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