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    This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Management Services, Director of Technical Labor and Employee Development, Technical Labor Group, Air Traffic Services Labor Team (AJG-L110). This group provides technical expertise in interpreting ATO contracts, representing ATO in labor issues, and practicing policy and bargaining unit agreements.

    As an Air Traffic Control Specialist, he/she applies comprehensive knowledge of air traffic control procedures and operations as well as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs, regulations, and missions to analyze and evaluate facility operations and processes to identify system implementation issues that support air traffic control systems and operations. Provides national-level expertise as an Executive Technical Representative (ETR) on a wide range of highly complex issues to air traffic facility management. He/she guides facility managers through processes to resolve labor management concerns regarding changes in facility operations, technology and procedures. This work contributes directly to the accomplishment of air traffic and other FAA objectives and the efficiency and effectiveness of air traffic operations.

    As an authority on air traffic operations and procedures, he/she identifies and assesses significant operational problems and concerns related to labor issues in Air Traffic Services (ATS) and operational service units at headquarters to recommend approval of memorandum of understandings and agreements. Applies the principles of program/project management to identify and develop Collective Bargaining Agreement implementation guidance for ATO facilities, Headquarters and Service Area operational service units on processes related to air traffic working conditions. Recommends and formulates solutions and approaches that support the strategic plan and goals of the ATO and the FAA. Applies comprehensive knowledge of the interrelationships and functional responsibilities of the ATO to develop a strategy for collaboration and negotiation with national labor unions in the ATO.

    The ATCS applies experience leading Bargaining Unit Employees in a National Airspace System (NAS) operational environment to provide senior managers with recommendations regarding sensitive employment and labor relations decisions. He/she applies knowledge of 5 U.S.C. Chapter 71 of the Federal Labor Relations Statute to interpret ATO technical contract issues. Uses knowledge of facility operations to advise senior management with regards to Federal Equal Employment Opportunity and Accountability Board cases. He/she applies knowledge of the Alternative Dispute Resolution process to serve as the Vice President's representative in settlement discussions. Analyzes data from complaints, provides information and makes recommendations to the appropriate Vice President. Using experience identifying the operational impact(s) in the interpretations of Collective Bargaining Agreements, he/she evaluates the impact on ATS programs, systems, equipment and facilities. Coordinates with Human Resources, Civil Rights and the General Counsel prior to recommending approval of settlement agreements.

    Contacts are internal and external. Often represents AJG and the ATO as a principal point of contact to provide advice and guidance on the interpretation and application of internal ATO policies and procedures. Coordinates responses to Congressional, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Management and Budget, and Government Accountability Office inquiries/investigations. He/she has the authority within guidelines, to make commitments for the Directorate, to establish new policies/procedures, and to make exceptions within the assigned area of responsibility. Resolves unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist. Draws on experience and knowledge to solve unusual problems.

    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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    2152 Air Traffic Control

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