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    Operations Engineering Specialist in Operations Engineering Support Group, Support Center B.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as an Operations Engineering Specialist in Operations Engineering Support Group, Support Center B, whose mission includes operational support of the National Airspace System (NAS). Incumbent is responsible for providing engineering support for operations and maintenance and the establishment/upgrade of facilities and
    systems in the NAS. Incumbent plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects/programs and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager or higher level professional.

    This is an engineering position, requiring application of professional knowledge, practices, principles, theories, concepts, techniques and abilities for the electronic engineering discipline. Dealing in particular with engineering analysis for air/ground surveillance radar, automation and weather sensor systems. As a primary technical advisor within their specialty area, incumbent may represent Technical Operations at various service and national level meetings on these matters. Acts as a team lead to provide expertise and advice to solve complex technical problems relating to the operation, design or implementation of radar and associated automation equipment and services. Provides engineering advice and proactive assistance required to resolve difficult and complex problems relating to FAA radar automation systems. Briefs management, peers, lines of business (LOBs) and industry experts on the impacts and benefits of radar/automation design system solutions. Performs detailed obstruction evaluations (OEs) for analysis of airspace matters on affected NAS facilities. Demonstrates expertise and leadership in a special radar/automation/weather area.

    Contacts are internal and external. Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities. Communicates results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOB's/SO's) and externally. Coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of external organizations.

    Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues, but allow considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. Draws on experience to solve unusual problems and may create new solutions and policy interpretations as the situation requires. Provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally.

    Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced engineer. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues. Works with senior management to solve problems.

    Work is reviewed rarely, typically though status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.

    Work activities typically impact directly on the objectives of one or more major subdivisions and/or LOB's/SO's and may impact on the objectives of the FAA.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544152200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.