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    This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Program Management Organization (PMO). The PMO provides program and acquisition management for the systems and capabilities that modernize and sustain the National Airspace System (NAS) to advance NAS programs from concept to operation while providing technical support for air traffic control automation and decision support systems.

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    Plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects/programs and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer. The incumbent of this position is responsible for applying experience with a comprehensive knowledge theories, principles and concepts of several engineering disciplines such as Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical engineering to serve as the Acquisition Lead for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

    He/she has an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical processes for the organization. Performs functional requirements, service, and/or investment analysis; research and develop operational concepts, requirements and concept definitions of components, systems and/or systems of systems that will affect agency wide, real-time, safety critical NAS systems. As the principle technical specialist, leads the design, development, integration, and implementation of automated systems and programs.

    Leads the role in drafting, reviewing, and editing reports or contractual documents for final approval prior to external distribution. Presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies. Coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of external organizations. Evaluates and analyzes all facets of air traffic control operations and activities pertinent to the automation system. Collaborates in planning activities to ensure applications and services requirements are identified and supported.

    Supports the overall day-to-day tactical program management, engineering, and implementation activities for the assigned. Provides management with verbal and written activity reports detailing the progress and status of assigned task and /or team projects. 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. Alerts management of potential problems, issues or concerns requiring their intervention that could cause an operational impact to current or future systems. Has experience with computer software applications with regards to commercial-off-the-shelf items and integration with legacy systems. Responsible for reviewing system specifications to ensure that system requirements are adequate for new systems installation. Works continuously with ATC personnel and appropriate levels of management to provide technical skills with respect to national systems planning, configuration management, and technological considerations.

    Leads project investment analysis process in accordance with the FAA Acquisition Management System (AMS). Applies technical expertise in the development of new and improved concepts, enhancements and techniques, for advancing current air traffic control systems. Independently defines plans, organizes work efforts, and assigns resources to accomplish objectives in support of the group. Provides guidance and training to other associates at the same level or below on processes and tools.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

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