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    The National Airway Systems Engineering Group - Surface Surveillance Systems Team provides second-level engineering support for surface surveillance systems throughout the National Airspace System (NAS) to include: Airport Surface Detection Equipment - Model 3 with Airport Movement Area Safety System (ASDE-3/AMASS), Airport Surface Detection Equipment - Model X (ASDE-X), Airport Surface Surveillance Capability (ASSC), and Runway Status Lights (RWSL).

    The incumbent is an electronics engineer with experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts to analyze and evaluate NAS surface surveillance systems and provides resolution of complex problems related to the introduction of new technologies into the NAS and problems associated with continued operation of commissioned facilities.

    He/she plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects/programs and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, te4am leader, or more experienced engineer. Defines, assigns, and organizes resources for multiple projects to accomplish organizational/strategic objectives related to National Airspace System (NAS) systems while maintaining cost, schedule, quality and performance. Allocates resources to accomplish large work activities within established schedules.

    Provides electronic engineer experience and team leadership for a project/group of electronics engineers and computer scientists responsible for second-level engineering support of surface surveillance systems involving hardware, software, technical documentation, scientific and direct engineering support essential to the safe and reliable operation of the FAA's National Airspace System (NAS).

    Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of electronics engineering, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems primarily in electronic circuits, circuit elements, equipment, systems, and associated phenomena concerned with electromagnetic and/or electrical information to improve the reliability, maintainability, and safety of assigned NAS surface surveillance systems/equipment and facilities.

    Applies knowledge of agency policies and priorities in order to effectively evaluate and affect changes to existing technical directives, processes, and procedures. He/she investigates new or emerging technology involving state-of-art hardware and software systems to resolve equipment obsolescence, or to provide new/enhanced operations or capabilities. He/she prepares and reviews contractual documentation related to facility or system modifications and maintenance to provide national guidance for field specialists across the agency to management for final approval.

    Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues, but allow considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. He/she uses prior experience to solve problems which requires modifying established guides, devising new approaches, applying existing criteria using novel techniques, and drawing conclusions from comparative situations. Applies knowledge in acquisition law, configuration management, and project management to determine the best avenues to study systems issues and implement solutions throughout the NAS. Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced engineer.

    Serves as organization's senior technical representative on projects, programs and other work activities, with a wide range of divisions, ATO, FAA and external groups in meetings related to the technical aspects of improving the performance and effectiveness of assigned NAS systems, new system development, and resolution of complex problems associated with the NAS operation.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0855 Electronics Engineering

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