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    The position is an Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (ATSS). All duties of an ATSS are tied to maintaining safe and efficient operating capacity of the vast and complex network or electronics systems required for the world's largest air traffic control and navigation system. ATSS personnel install, evaluate, maintain, modify and certify facilities, services and equipment that support the National Airspace System (NAS)

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    Responsibilities include, but is not limited to the following:

    At this level, the ATSS has a working knowledge and understanding of the impact of specific system performance in providing NAS-wide services and has full maintenance and operational responsibility for a single system or for the integration of multiple systems and services such as:

    Navigational Aids: Instrument Landing Systems, Very High Frequency Omni Directional Ranges, Doppler Very High Frequency Omni Directional Ranges, Tactical Aircraft Control and Navigation, and Distance Measuring Equipment (Complete Flight checks for certain systems)

    Performs routine assignments independently, receiving little or no technical guidance. Utilizes and interprets FAA orders, technical manuals, manufacturer's instructions, procedures and other publications as required to complete multiple and complex work assignments. Applies practical judgment and discretion to select the most appropriate method to complete the work assignment. Supervisor furnishes general instructions on the scope of work, time limitations, and priorities.

    Work performed by the specialist may have a direct impact on air traffic control operations. Contributes to the organization as a specialist or a team member for projects. Work is reviewed upon completion for technical soundness and conformance with guidelines, established requirements, procedures, and objectives.

    The ATSS must be able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others. Due to the nature of the job, usable vision (including color vision and near vision), hearing, and speech may be required. The ATSS may be required to lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; climb stairs/ladders up to 100 feet; be able to bend or stoop for extended periods; work in diverse environmental conditions (outside/extreme weather); work rotating shifts, weekends and/or holidays; possess a valid driver's license, and possibly travel away from home up to 75% of the time. Note: Newly hired ATSS's may spend a significant amount of time attending formal training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK.

    The ATSS's work out of offices located at or near airports and on service equipment located on airports, in Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCT), Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC's), and other remote facilities. In some cases they may have work assignments located in open fields, on towers and on remote mountain tops or off shore.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - The job may require up to 75% 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/595721900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.