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Incumbent will lead and manage the Miramar Enforcement Practice Team responsible for handling complex civil penalty or certificate enforcement actions for violations of aviation safety statutory and regulatory requirements.
Works with and supports Federal law enforcement agencies and U.S Attorney Offices on the investigation and prosecution of certain aviation-related criminal matters. Manages litigation of Agency enforcement actions before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the DOT Office of Hearings and assists the Department of Justice with aviation enforcement proceedings in Federal district court.Serves as the first-level manager for enforcement attorneys and support staff assigned to the Miramar Enforcement Practice Team. Reports to the Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for Enforcement. Supervises all matters handled by the Team including providing legal counsel and advice to inspectors on: regulatory requirements; investigations; the certification of airmen, air carriers, and air agencies; and the Agency's compliance and enforcement program.Assigns enforcement work to attorneys and support staff. Provides coaching, mentoring, and training to staff attorneys and all other employees who conduct activities within the manager's responsibility. Sets priorities, and works closely with attorneys to identify and implement effective strategies consistent with the FAA's policies. Incumbent evaluates and rates the performance of subordinates; approves leave; and takes, recommends, or approves disciplinary and corrective actions that involve subordinates.Monitors activities to ensure progress, and evaluates and provides timely information, including quantitative data about case processing to senior Agency officials.Routinely interacts with officials within the Agency, at the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General, and the U.S. Attorney's Office in connection with enforcement cases and programs.
Conditions of Employment
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To qualify for this position, ALL applicants MUST meet the following criteria:(1) have a JD Degree from an accredited law school;(2) be admitted to practice before the bar of any U.S. jurisdiction or within the District of Columbia;(3) be an active member of that bar; AND(4) demonstrate at least one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the next lower grade/pay band (FG/GS-15/FV-K) that is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organizationSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience directing and executing plans, programs, policies, or projects in a professional or legal environment, and in handling enforcement and legal policy issues.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.Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.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.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; or (3) alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.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.
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered. Foreign Education: For additional information, visit: who are not currently in the 905 occupational series (Attorney) in the Federal Government and fail to provide a copy of an unofficial or official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy. Upon selection, if not currently employed in the 905 occupational series (Attorney), you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. If you do not have an official transcript (original, with the raised seal), you should contact your school immediately to request it.All applicants must provide proof of a completed JD degree from an accredited law school.
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. NOTES: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 Leadership and Management Dimension and Technical lieu of providing a narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimension and Technical Requirement, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your 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.2) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: This Level 2 (Non-Critical Sensitive; Secret) position requires favorable adjudication of an Access National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.4) Requirement for Managerial Probationary Period: Unless previously completed, selectee must satisfactorily complete a 1-year probationary period to remain in this managerial position.5) Permanent Change of Station (PCS): A fixed relocation payment of up to $20,000 may be paid. There is no guarantee of payment/reimbursement for relocation expenses. This is not a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA