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    Summary

    This vacancy is being reannounced for one day due to an unplanned USAJOBS outage on the original closing date. Applicants that already submitted an application need not re-apply.

    Weighs information derived from a variety of databases, provides experienced based estimates, and uses automated and manual electronic information gathering systems and techniques and experience to asses NAS performance and quality of service.

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    Responsibilities

    Performs mission planning ad coordination functions. This includes defining the required inspections for the various ground-and satellite-based facilities and systems (navigation, communication, surveillance, lighting, etc.). In addition, it includes defining flight inspection requirements necessary to certify the En Route, Departure, or Arrival procedure in an efficient and expeditions manner. Coordinates with pilot, facility ground maintenance personnel or installation engineers to ensure all are aware of the mission and its requirements.

    Performs comprehensive flight inspection services or procedures and facilities. Although Technical Operations is the major customer, the services are also performed in support of US and foreign military operations, including contingency operations, and internationally.

    Analyzes, determines, and recommends alternatives and solutions to systems issues while ensuring an equivalent level of safety. Verifies the integrity of flight inspection data. As a key crewmember, recommends changes in the procedures and facility restrictions and adjustments. Coordinates agency efforts to resolve major system problems or failures that cross jurisdictional lines.

    Develops workable solutions for use in resolving unanticipated situations adversely affecting heavily used operationally critical components of the NAS. Defines new useable parameters to allow continued use of a system after determining whether a facility has decreased performance through a flight inspection evaluation. Responds to questions regarding interim solutions to identifiable problems and evaluates overall plans and proposals for system-based solutions for major new systems and system enhancements.

    Initiates action for timely restoration of services and systems, recognizing the availability of backup systems, possible reconfiguration to minimize service interruptions, and the relative criticality of particular systems to the safe and efficient operation of the NAS. Inspects new or modified systems, identifies necessary service improvements or system enhancements or improvements, and develops requirements to meet anticipated future needs.

    Prepares and recommends Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) related to technical issues of facilities and procedures.

    Serves as an expert consultant to regional, national, military, and international technicians and engineers with respect to system performance and reliability. May be called upon to instruct ground personnel in facility requirements, ensure compliance with ICAO equipment standards, and to recommend adjustments/corrections. Serves as a fact based technical witness in judicial proceedings related to the flight inspection mission.

    Develops and reviews for accuracy flight inspection technical reports which may have national or international implications of aviation safety. Prepares reports or correspondence for coordination with higher headquarters. Furnishes technical advice for problems relating to the operation, use, care and calibration of avionics systems and other devices and appliances used in accomplishment of the flight inspection mission.

    Provides integrated system and sub-system engineering and testing support to regional, national, military, and international organizations, as requested. Provides flight inspection testing and support (Navigational Aids Signal Evaluator (NASE), Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)) to law enforcement organizations, as requested.

    Incumbent may require access to information classified up to and including SECRET since information concerning the location of some navigational aids is classified.

    This position requires substantial travel and can expect to be in a travel status more than 50% of the time.

    Incumbent must maintain a current Class III medical certificate.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - The job may require up to 75% 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/564287600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.