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    This position serves as a General Manager (GM) of one of multiple Districts in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Air Traffic Services (AJT), Eastern, Central or Western Service Areas. The GM’s direct reports include multiple District Managers and a District Administrative Services Manager. She/he reports to the Deputy Director of Operations, works independently and has broad discretion to ensure alignment with organizational objectives and policies.

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    The GM oversees and directs a highly technical workforce in a complex, multi-disciplined organization responsible for the safe, efficient, and structured movement of aircraft within the National Airspace System (NAS). She/he applies extensive technical expertise in NAS systems, equipment and procedures to coordinate air traffic operations, technical support activities, administrative functions and NextGen evolution within the District. Manages and directs a highly technical workforce found in specific districts consisting of numerous air traffic facilities of varying size, type, and complexity.

    Serves as a single point of contact between district field facilities, senior ATO management and the customer community. Also responsible for interagency coordination to ensure successful integration and modernization of the NAS. Applies skill and experience integrating facility program operations to advocate the tactical and strategic use of concepts and technologies that advance the goals of the ATO and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Develops standards, systems, procedures and techniques to improve air traffic services within the district. Continually reviews, refines and recommends major improvements to operational projects and programs to make sure that they are aligned with long term and short term ATO and FAA goals, objectives and plans.

    Oversees a complex district operation that is critical to maintaining safety oversight and directly impacts the safe and efficient operation of the NAS. Also oversees a large, geographically-dispersed matrix organization responsible for delivery of support and administrative services to all en route and terminal facilities within the district, and integrates the budget planning processes for projects and programs in excess of $100M. The district’s organizational structure includes four levels of subordinate managerial officials. The GM exercises the full range of managerial and leadership responsibilities essential to the efficiency of a matrix organization. Actively promotes, supports, and participates in the FAA’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs.

    Maintains contacts both internal and external to the district, including senior management, union representatives, service center personnel, members of the state, local and federal government, foreign government aviation officials, general public, representatives of the aviation industry and military, to facilitate resolution of air traffic operational and technical program issues. Frequently represents the FAA on interagency/industry committees and national and international groups that develop, monitor and evaluate district programs and operations.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553109500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.