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Supervisory Aviation Technical Systems Specialist
Silver Spring, MD

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Job Description

* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Serves as alternate to the Director, sharing fully in responsibilities for the overall planning and direction of all organizational activities. In partnership with the Director, the incumbent provides a cross-agency view of initiatives, projects, systems and procedures critical to the integration and implementation of programs as related to Aeronautical Information Services in support of the NAS.

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This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Mission Support Services, Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Directorate, AJV-A. The Aeronautical Information Services directorate is the United States Government source for collecting, validating, storing, maintaining and disseminating aeronautical data for the United States and its territories. AIS develops and maintains all public instrument flight procedures and airways. AIS also serves as the FAA's aeronautical charting authority for the development, publication and dissemination of aeronautical charts and products to support aviation and to meet demand for increased capacity, efficiency, and predictability in the airspace, routes, and airports of the National Airspace System (NAS).

Incumbent directs, coordinates and manages the Strategic Planning Program and the Operational Business Plan for the Directorate. Responsible for establishing multi-year long range plans to ensure effective and efficient implementation of operational responsibilities, in addition to managing the Quality Management Program for all aspects of Aeronautical Information Services.

Applies a detailed knowledge of the technical aspects of the work, in addition to detailed knowledge of budget, human resource, and other administrative policies and procedures, and a comprehensive understanding of the objectives of Aeronautical Information Services, ATO/Mission Support Services and the FAA. Applies a thorough understanding of the principles of management and strategic planning. Provides expert guidance and instruction, both internally and externally, to address diverse, complex issues which often cross multiple projects/programs or functional/technical areas. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues. Works with senior management to identify and jointly solve problems.

Contacts are routinely internal and external to the major subdivision. Internal contacts are with subordinates, peers, and higher level management to discuss the statuses and results of projects/programs and plan for the future. May represent the major subdivision, LOB/SO, or the FAA externally as a primary point of contact for policies/procedures or other project/program purposes. Has the authority, within guidelines, to make commitments for the major subdivision, to establish new policies/procedures, and to make exceptions.

Acts on behalf of the Director during absences. Collaborates with the Director on all issues related to exercising leadership over the organization. Work is typically governed by established policies, procedures and mission objectives which leave considerable room for discretion. Provides guidance to subordinate managers and employees for preventing and resolving problems without the intervention of higher level management except where LOB/SO or FAA-wide interests are at stake.

Individual and organizational performance is typically reviewed periodically through organizational performance measures to determine success in achieving planned results.

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


* Job family (Series)

2186 Technical Systems Program Manager

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* US Citizenship is required.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
* Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
* Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
* A recent SF-50 is required (See Required Documents for requirements)
* Please review Required Documents & Additional Information


OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions and the Qualification Standard for Supervisory Positions.

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-K, FG/GS-15 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE may include but not limited to:

Experience managing and providing oversight of complex organizational programs responsible for collecting, validating, storing, maintaining, and disseminating aeronautical data for the United States and its territories. Knowledge of the purpose, function, and interrelationships of the FAA environment to include strategic planning; communication of the organization's vision and objectives; and establishment of the organization's priorities. Experience recommending solutions, establishing, coordinating and implementing policy and programs and addressing complex issues that will impact the safety mission of the NAS and will require precedent setting or executive-level decision-making.

* Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
* Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.
* Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.
* Qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Information Regarding KSA's:

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and Selective Factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, (KSA); Quality Ranking Factor (QRF), if applicable, Leadership and Management Dimensions, if applicable, or Other Factors listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

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