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    Summary

    The Airway Transportation Systems Specialists at this level is recognized as the subject matter expert. An ATSS is tied to maintaining safe and efficient operating capacity of the vast and complex network of electronics systems that makeup the National Airspace System (NAS). They are also responsible for various auxiliary duties. This position will support multiple SSC’s.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as an ATSS (SSC Coordinator), responsible for performing a variety of functions directly related to the operation of the NAS. Performs work of broad scope and complexity with a high degree of independence. Incumbent provides the highest organizational level of technical support associated with analyzing, designing, developing, installing, repairing, fabricating, maintaining, modifying, or evaluating the most complex systems for which the FAA is responsible.

    Incumbent is recognized as the technical expert on legacy and newly developed systems within a large facility or multiple facilities over a large geographical area. Work requires maintaining technical expertise on complex systems and/or emerging technology, systems interrelationships and management of the NAS.

    Responsibilities include the integration, restoration, testing and evaluation of new advanced service or service components, hardware/software systems and processes. Performs a variety of functions directly relating to the operation of the NAS. Focus is on availability and reliability of the services and products provided to the users of the NAS. Serves as the principal technical specialist, a project manager on the major projects and/or program areas, resolving unique technical problems without managerial intervention, providing coordination
    and suggesting solutions. Coordinates flight check with appropriate organizations.

    Works within established policies and procedures to select the most effective and efficient approach or to develop new solutions. Carries out work in accordance with overall plans and objectives of the organization, resolving problems as they arise and making adjustments as necessary to deal with unanticipated situations and organizational needs. This work includes responsibility for evaluating diagnostic data from multiple systems that are integrated to support a network of services or service products. Can be called upon to assist with repair and/or restore service or systems, providing guidance on the availability of backup systems, and to upward report the status of critical events.

    Evaluation of this data is used for correcting deficiencies on Contractor Acceptance Inspection (CAI) or Joint Acceptance Inspection (JAI), FPIP, FSEP, Redline Drawings, Peabody and DMT reports dealing with LCMs. LADs, LEMs and resolving event based certification issues necessary for the timely restoration of equipment, systems/services with the NAS. Monitors other employees as a project or team leader.

    Responsible for all aspects of SSC projects from initial planning, drawing and specifications review, implementation, Joint Acceptance Inspection, and disposition of assets. Acts as SSC point of contact for all projects completed locally or by outside contractors. Identifies requirements to accomplish projects and tracks the use of project resources. Provides training, mentoring, guidance and advice to FAA employees, contractors, and other organizations as needed. Uses technical expertise and understanding of user and stakeholder needs to prioritize SSC workload. Integrates Operational Risk Management (ORM) into all planned activities ensuring that all customers and users of services are included and involved in implementation and planning. Fully understands and utilizes proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and personal safety practices when engaged in all restoration and maintenance activities helping to set safe work practices for others in the organization. Serves as the Contractor's Office Technical Representative (COTR) and/or Technical Office Representative (TOR) on major projects or programs.

    Meets and consults with representatives of external organizations such as DoD, airport management, contractors, utility companies, and foreign governments to resolve problems of mutual concern and to elicit cooperation and action favorable to FAA needs. Incumbent must possess a valid driver's license.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

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