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    As a senior Air Traffic Control Specialist located at an Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), he/she works with National Airspace System (NAS) software systems, applying technical automation and air traffic familiarization to resolve software problems, create and manage the adaptation database and provide direct automation support to air traffic operations.

    The specialist is responsible for leading complex, specialized air traffic control assignments providing leadership and analysis of all facets of the automation systems related to Air Traffic Control (ATC) activity within the facility. Typical duties include (1) performs required research to identify, analyze, and resolve operational automation discrepancies, (2) ensures the adequacy of automation support based on a comprehension knowledge of air traffic control procedures and knowledge of facility traffic flows, flight data requirements, radar data, and intra-facility and inter-facility coordination procedures, (3) develops, maintains, tests, and modifies the adaptation database to assure that maximum effectiveness is achieved and that data is processed in a precise and timely manner, (4) coordinates with staff at local and other facilities regarding automation decisions and activities that affect operations.

    Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of air traffic control procedures and operations as well as FAA programs, regulations, and missions. Must also apply comprehensive knowledge of staff programs (e.g., procedures, traffic management, quality assurance, training, automation) to carry out regional or national programs. The specialist provides air traffic expertise for the assessment/analysis of proposed policies and programs related to the development and deployment of Air Traffic automation, surveillance, and other facility projects. Leads or participates on special project teams to evaluate the effectiveness of automation services. Leads technical analysis, documentation, and related tasks in direct support of the air traffic operations. Provides technical assistance to operational personnel for the resolution of system malfunctions. Defines, organizes, and allocates resources to accomplish important work activities within established schedules.

    Applies experience and comprehensive air traffic knowledge, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and develop improved technical processes or systems. Plans course of action required to resolve adaptation problems with a system, subsystem or support system. Work contributes directly to the accomplishment of air traffic and other FAA objectives and the efficiency and effectiveness of air traffic operations.

    As a senior point of contact for the PMO he/she communicates with Technical Operations and Air Traffic representatives to manage software and adaptation requirements and to support second level engineering activities. Coordinates air traffic software adaptation changes and requirements with multiple air traffic control facilities both internal and external to the FAA to include military base operations, airlines and international air traffic control 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 guidance to lower-level staff on how to solve difficult technical issues.

    The specialist works independently at a field site with minimal direction and guidance provided by the Program Operations Field Manager. The specialist has the authority to make decisions related to the maintenance of adaptation and software systems critical to the safe operation of the National Airspace System.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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