Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia
This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization, Safety and Technical Training Service Unit, Safety Directorate, Safety Programs Group, Program Support Team, AJI-1130. The Safety Programs Group is responsible for supporting efforts to foster a cooperative environment for the open reporting of safety concerns, enhancing the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) safety culture, and improving collaboration between labor and management.
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Serves as a senior air traffic controller who applies comprehensive knowledge of staff programs in an air traffic facility to collect and analyze qualitative safety data used to analyze air traffic events and incidents that affect the safety of air traffic operations and the National Airspace System (NAS).
Using experience providing tactical and strategic support for facility programs such as training, quality assurance or plans and programs, analyzes sensitive data relating to operational errors and deficiencies reported by Bargaining Unit members and non-compliance with regulations.
Applies knowledge of voluntary safety reporting programs such as the Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP) to evaluate events that may lead to a breakdown in safety or increase operational risk. Applies experience using trend analysis and risk management principles to analyze and codify how various reporting programs share data and to implement approaches and policies that will enhance reporting capabilities. Uses problem-solving skill to resolve routine issues and implement solutions.
Applies experience interpreting and comprehensive technical knowledge of the Safety Management System (SMS) to analyze safety issues involving accident and incident prevention. Reviews confidential information regarding bargaining unit employees represented by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) to analyze Corrective Action Requests (CARs) and to evaluate and identify causal factor relationships found in the data.
Using comprehensive technical knowledge of voluntary safety reporting programs (VSRP), resolves safety issues by working with Collaboration Facilitators to lend support to Local Safety Councils (LSC). Supports and encourages LSCs to observe trends and to report safety issues and events.
Uses skill in negotiation and collaboration to work effectively with national labor unions, including the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) organization. Using knowledge of FAA management strategies and the decision making process, engages with the union to develop joint processes and to recommend priorities and issue reports. Fosters a voluntary, cooperative, non-punitive environment for open and confidential reporting of aviation-related safety concerns.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
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2152 Air Traffic Control
- Air Traffic Controllers
Controllers, Air Traffic
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)
- 25% domestic travel may be required.
Applicants must demonstrate at least one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED experience equivalent to the next lower grade/pay band (FG/GS-13/FV-I) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is defined as that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled.
Experience in a military or civilian air traffic facility that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the level of work of the specialization for which application is made. This experience must have provided a comprehensive knowledge of appropriate air traffic control laws, rules, and regulations.
- Experience interpreting and comprehensive technical knowledge of the Safety Management System (SMS) to analyze safety issues involving accident and incident prevention; OR
- Experience providing technical and strategic support for air traffic facility programs, such as training, quality assurance or plans and programs to analyze sensitive data relating to operational errors and deficiencies; OR
- Experience with trend analysis and risk management principles to analyze and codify how various reporting programs share data and to implement approaches and policies that will enhance reporting capabilities.
You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.
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Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.
Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Education cannot be substituted at the FV-J level.
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We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions. Position may be subject to a background investigation. A one-year probationary period may be required. The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
1) 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 work history that describes how you meet the 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. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist, as appropriate.
2) The selecting official may choose to interview some, all or none of the referred candidates.
3) In accordance with HRPM EMP 1.29/1.29a, this position MAY be a Career Enhancement Program/Career Progression assignment. The selectee(s) may be eligible for pay retention. Career Diversity is not enhanced when an employee is assigned to a staff or supervisory position which they previously held on a permanent basis. CEP/CP selectees will be required to certify eligibility. Pay retention is not a guarantee.
4) This position is not covered by PL 92-267 for early retirement purposes, and is therefore, not eligible for "good time" credit.
5) Position is ineligible for true overtime.
6) This level 5 (Public Trust, Moderate Risk) position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquires (NACI) prior to appointment.
7) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm.
8) Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.
9) Other Headquarters Organizations may fill similar positions from this announcement.
This is not a bargaining unit position.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
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Drug test required
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Applicants MUST provide a copy of the SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that meets the requirements specified below. Failure to do so may result in no further consideration for this vacancy.
Only supplemental documentation (SF-50) will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents MUST be uploaded or faxed to (202) 267-7032 or (866) 291-3009 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the vacancy announcement number.
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If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Federal Aviation Administration HQ Human Resource Services Division, AHF-100 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504972000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 07/13/2018 to 07/23/2018
Pay scale & grade: FV J
Salary: $100,858 to $156,358 per year The salary listed above includes the 28.22% locality rate for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area.
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time