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Job Description


Help Duties Summary

This position is located in the Office of Aerospace Medicine, Medical Specialties Division, Medical Appeals Branch. This position's primary responsibility is to provide expert support for various medical and non-medical programs within the branch.

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Serves as a Branch manager and provides professional advice and technical knowledge to the Division Director and/or Deputy Director, AAM senior management, and other agency elements with respect to medical rulemaking and medical certification programs. Manages, evaluates and recommends action on appeals to the Federal Air Surgeon regarding airman medical certification and Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) medical qualification.

Oversees the execution of the overall headquarters medical appeals process; evaluates and recommends disposition regarding airmen certification and ATCS medical qualification appeals cases. Evaluates and recommends disposition on airman cases referred from the Drug Abatement Division for alleged violation of regulations.

Manages branch processes to ensure timely and efficient response to all cases submitted for Federal Air Surgeon reviews. Manages responses to public inquiries and related correspondence on airmen medical certification and ATCS medical qualification.

Provides expert advice and technical support to the Federal Air Surgeon, and the Medical Specialties Division Director. Provides professional advice and consultation to the General Counsel Office (AGC) and Regional Offices. Supports case development and provides expert testimony on an individual's medical condition and aviation safety, and supports the agency position in medical-legal matters.

Broad policies and guidelines provide general guidance for addressing issues; works in conjunction with Policy Standards Branch to develop new policies or procedures.

Exercises extensive independent judgment with new, unique, or controversial situations or requirements and makes program decisions on issues. Provides expert program advice to FAA management officials on issues of significant interest to airmen, Congress, the aviation industry, and the flying public. The guidance given affects aviation safety and the success or failure of agency programs.

Contacts are internal and external to include officials of DOT and FAA, airmen, ATCS, Congressional staff, the flying public, and representatives of the aviation industry and other stakeholders to resolve significant or controversial issues affecting aviation safety.

Individual and organizational performance is typically reviewed periodically by higher-level management, often through status reports and organizational performance measures, to ensure timeliness, policy compliance, and alignment with project/program objectives.

Managerial duties typically affect employees and managers in more than one organizational unit/project/program, and include: planning; communicating the organization's vision and objectives; setting priorities; assigning tasks and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employee capabilities; approving leave; and taking, recommending or approving corrective/disciplinary actions as appropriate.

Manages budget and either reallocates resources among organizational units/ projects/programs or requests additional resources, as needed. Performs critical aspects of the budget planning process, including projecting short-term and long-term future needs and justifying resource requirements.

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


Required Documents

Help Required Documents

Supplemental documentation, e.g. Transcripts, licenses, certificates and Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to (405) 954-3003 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 602 series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 602 series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 602 series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

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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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How To Apply

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You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.


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