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    Position is an Information Technology Specialist within the Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service (AOV), Air Traffic Safety Standards Oversight Division (AOV-100), Aeronautical Information Standards Branch (AOV-110). Is recognized as a technical expert for highly complex and challenging activities under minimal direction of a manager or executive.

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    Responsibilities

    Acts as a technical expert to develop new and innovative concepts, approaches, methodologies, techniques, and policies, or as a senior project manager or team leader for large, challenging work activities.

    Applies experience and expert technical knowledge applicable to his/her discipline, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to perform critical tasks requiring the development of new concepts, systems, or innovative approaches. Identifies and resolves highly complex problems or issues which often cross organizational boundaries and impact on the accomplishment of FAA's strategic objectives. Also predicts potential issues and proposes recommendations for preventive action. Typical assignments may include: complex system design and integration; extensive research and analysis; investigation and inspection activities; compliance and enforcement actions; and direct responsibility to manage large, complex projects/programs.

    Applies experience and expert technical knowledge to plan and complete a variety of information management efforts. Typical assignments include:

    Tracking and analyzing data to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

    Identifying, analyzing, and recommending solutions to complex/difficult problems.

    Recommending improvements to systems and processes.

    Supports management in the full range of activities surrounding information management and standards, proposing and initiating continual improvements.

    Defines and develops internal policies and procedures, predicts potential issues and proposing solutions and/or preventive actions. Creates and manages databases to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of data provided. Analyzes programs and makes recommendations supported by qualitative and quantitative data to produce findings, identifies trends and other relevant information, often operating under severe time constraints. Applies knowledge of FAA’s information policies and procedures and the applicability of these programs and initiatives to AOV’s mission and goals. Acquires and allocates resources to accomplish work activities within established schedules.

    Serves as an information management subject matter expert, advising senior leadership on matters concerning operational effectiveness and efficiencies along with the distribution of resources. Plans and conducts a variety of authoritative, comprehensive, complex, and sensitive projects and analyses.

    Provides leadership for challenging and complex activities under the minimal direction of manager. Provides expert guidance and instruction both to FAA and external personnel to address diverse, highly-complex issues impacting the transportation industry. Advises policy makers and the managers on the development of guidelines and standards and prepares highly complex analyses used in forecasting trends and formulating overall policies. Formulates and recommends organizational positions on major projects/policies issues to senior management.

    Contacts are internal and external. Often represents FAA as the primary technical authority for major projects, programs, and other areas of FAA responsibility. Formulates and recommends organizational positions on major projects/policies/issues to senior management. Prepares, reviews, and may approve organizational reports or policies for internal and external distribution. Develops briefings to convey strategic vision or policies to internal and external audiences.

    Works mainly independently and has broad discretion to ensure alignment with organizational objectives and policies. Serves as a technical expert, his or her final work typically is reviewed for success in achieving planned results, not technical merit.

    Work activities typically impact directly on the objectives of one or more LOB’s/SO’s, often impact on the objectives of the FAA, and may affect the aviation and aerospace industries and other external parties.

    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/585076200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.