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Supervisory Aviation Technical Systems Specialist
##### Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
##### AVS, Flight Standards Service, International Program Division, AFS-50
- ##### Open & closing dates
07/25/2019 to 08/05/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$146,282 to $192,300 per year
Salary includes locality payment of 29.32%.
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC 1 vacancy
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes - Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - Employees with status: A fixed
relocation payment of $27,000 will be paid.
##### Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
Position serves as a Division Manager within the Air Carrier,
General Aviation or Standards functional areas of the Flight
Standards Service (AFS-50) and reports to the applicable Deputy
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Serves as a Division Manager within the Air Carrier, General
Aviation or Standards functional areas of the Flight Standards
Service and reports to the applicable Deputy Director. The incumbent
of this position is responsible for providing leadership, guidance,
and oversight for the full range of Flight Standards program
activities by driving collective results. Responsible for managing
the development of the Service's strategic direction setting
measurable outcomes and adjusting resources as necessary to meet
goals and objectives within targeted timeframes. The incumbent is
also responsible for planning, formulation, implementation,
administration and evaluation of a variety of Flight Standards
Service programs and projects. This includes directing a cohesive
leadership team that sets clear strategic direction, assures
alignment across all organizational functions and programs, and
fosters commitment to the values, principles, and objectives of the
organization. Creating and articulating clear organizational vision
and functional change. Creating and sustaining strategic alignment
and aligning leadership strategy with business strategy.
Leads and directs a staff of aviation safety experts and other
professionals in developing and implementing national safety
initiates and policies, data supported approaches, and identifying
and deploying innovative technologies to reduce injuries and
fatalities in the aviation industry. Maintaining internal and
external awareness and identifying trends potentially impacting
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mission and services;
developing recommendations for responding to challenges and changes;
developing new insights to situations and encouraging new ideas and
innovations. Specifically provides direction, through subordinate
staff members, in the planning, oversight and evaluation of AFS
programs to administer and secure compliance with agency
regulations, programs, standards and procedures governing the
in-depth safety performance analysis in one or more of the
- The certification of airmen (except air traffic controllers), all
air agencies and all air operators;
- The inspection of air carrier and/or general aviation operators
and air agencies;
- The surveillance and inspection of airmen, air agencies and air
- The investigation of occurrences, incidents, accidents, and
violations involving airmen, air agencies, and air operators;
- The agency's all weather operations programs; and
- The agency's designation of airmen or organizations
Participates on high level Flight Standards workgroups that guide
the establishment, management or reengineering of Flight Standards
programs. This includes exercising full managerial authority to
oversee, guide, and support the implementation of programs and
initiatives with agency wide impact and/or requiring multi
departmental coordination. Ensuring projects are conceived,
developed, and executed based on impact, importance, and relevance
to the FAA Administrator's key initiatives and strategic goals;
directing organizational activities and framing strategic plans
based on broad organizational assessments and evaluations of long
term agency and organizational objectives.
Represents the Flight Standards Service on a variety of nationwide
programs with Foreign Authorities, interagency groups, and industry
groups which includes creating and maintaining a professional
network of supporting leaders within the FAA and building
cooperative partnerships with customers and stakeholders.
Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates. Sets priorities and
establishes schedule for completion of work. Evaluates performance
of the subordinate office/branch managers. Develops managerial
leaders with coaching and mentoring.
Manages human, financial, and other resources in accordance with
laws, regulations, and public policy in order to achieve intended
program results efficiently, economically, and effectively.
### Travel Required
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
2186 Technical Systems Program Manager
### 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.
- A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be
To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your
application that you possess at least one year of specialized
experience equivalent to the FV-K, GS/FG-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 the position. Specialized experience may include but
not limited to experience providing oversight, direction and
evaluation of aviation safety programs to ensure compliance with
federal and agency regulations, programs, procedures and safety
standards governing air operations. Experience managing, conducting
or performing various technical functions related to certification,
surveillance and enforcement activities.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy
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### 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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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
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listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants
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official for consideration.
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This is not a bargaining unit position.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
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##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
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title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the
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### Agency contact information
### Angela Jackson
Federal Aviation Administration
AWP Regional HR Services Division
777 S. Aviation Blvd. - Suite 150
El Segundo, CA 90245
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