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IT Specialist (Systems Analysis)
##### Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
##### ATO, Tech Ops, NAS Security and Enterprise Ops, Enterprise Control Center, AJW-B351
- ##### Open & closing dates
11/05/2019 to 11/26/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$97,021 to $150,410 per year
Salary includes locality payment of 21.64%.
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes - Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - Employees with status: A fixed
relocation payment of $27,000 will be paid.
##### Telework eligible
Acts as an Enterprise system network expert in support of
systems/services across the NAS Security and Enterprise Services
(NASEO) Directorate. Works independently under minimal direction of
a manager/executive performing highly complex and challenging
activities. Applies experience and specialized knowledge, as well as
an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve
complex problems and develop improved processes or systems.
Learn more about this agency
Assignments frequently require knowledge and experience working
across functional and/or organizational lines. Broad policies and
objectives provide general guidance, but require the innovation for
developing new or modified processes taking into consideration FAA
policies, government-wide regulations, and industry standards.
Provides 24/7 Enterprise network operational support for NAS systems
through monitoring and overseeing critical services and
applications. Ensures all procedures and actions taken protect the
integrity of the NAS. Works directly with the Operations
Integration, Operations Support, In Service Management, and other
FAA organizations during the implementation of new/modified
systems/services to insure operational readiness. This includes
NEXTGEN current and future products and services. Maintains
enterprise perspective of service impact and relates issues as
necessary. Documents technical impacts and reports potential impacts
of NAS enterprise events. Briefs affected internal and external
customers on interruptions and anticipated restoration activities.
Monitors, analyzes, and troubleshoots end to end service performance
to identify anomalies that have a potential for service disruption.
Maintains real-time awareness of events affecting customers and
overall service impact. May be required to provide technical
assistance to return end to end services to operational mode when an
interruption occurs. Monitors, troubleshoots and coordinates service
outages with appropriate internal and external control centers.
Coordinates with appropriate control centers and vendors to restore
enterprise services in an expeditious manner. Analyzes and tracks
performance trends to identify risks and potential impacts to end to
end services. Evaluates causes of service degradations and
recommends safeguards. Maintains updated knowledge of networking
protocols and experience with network management utilities. Develops
solutions to resolve NAS operational problems which can have
national or international implications without intervention of
management or a more experienced technical specialist. Work rarely
needs review for assurance of technical compliance or
cross-organizational conflict. Maintains documentation relating to
system operation procedures. Prepares informational and technical
reports and presents briefings to include issues, mitigation
strategies, and recommendations. Remains current on job-specific
knowledge and trends through training courses, workshops, seminars.
Issues Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) when appropriate. Duties directly
impact NAS Operations.
### 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
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
2210 Information Technology Management
### Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
To view the complete qualifications standard, applicants should
reference-U.S. Office of Personnel Management Group Coverage
Qualification Standard for Information Technology (IT) Management
Series, 2210 (Alternative A):
To qualify for this position at the FV-J payband you must
demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year
of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13 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 the position.
**Specialized experience for the FV-J payband may include but not
limited to:** Works independently under minimal direction of a
manager/executive performing highly complex and challenging
activities. Assignments frequently require knowledge and experience
working across functional and/or organizational lines.
Applies experience and specialized knowledge, as well as an
understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve
complex problems and develop improved processes or systems.
Maintains updated knowledge of networking protocols and experience
with network management utilities. Provides 24/7 Enterprise network
operational support for NAS systems through monitoring and
overseeing critical services and applications. Ensures all
procedures and actions taken protect the integrity of the NAS.
Maintains enterprise perspective of service impact and relates
issues as necessary. Maintains real-time awareness of events
affecting customers and overall service impact. Documents and
reports potential impacts of NAS enterprise events.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in
their Work History.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this
Preview Job Questionnaire
Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your
qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
### Additional information
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.
This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug
and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for
this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment
drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position
(TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
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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,
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that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level
or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should
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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.
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in you not being considered for the job.
Interviews: All or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
This is a bargaining unit position.
**Links to Important Information:** Locality Pay , COLA
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
**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
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
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### Agency contact information
### Tamika Demons
Federal Aviation Administration
ASO Regional HR Services Division
1701 Columbia Avenue
College Park, GA 30337
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