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Federal Aviation Administration Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (SSC Coordinator) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Summary The Airway Transportation Systems Specialists (ATSS) at this level is recognized as the subject matter expert in their field. All duties of an ATSS are tied to maintaining safe and efficient operating capacity of the vast and complex network of electronics systems required for the world's largest air traffic control and navigation system. Responsibilities Responsible for various auxiliary duties that contribute to providing reliable and safe FAA services to the flying public. Serves as an ATSS (SSC Coordinator), responsible for performing a variety of functions directly related to the operation of the NAS. Performs work of broad scope and complexity with a high degree of independence. Incumbent provides the highest organizational level of technical support associated with analyzing, designing, developing, installing, repairing, fabricating, maintaining, modifying, or evaluating the most complex systems for which the FAA is responsible. Incumbent is recognized as the technical expert on legacy and newly developed systems within a large facility or multiple facilities over a large geographical area. Work requires maintaining technical expertise on complex systems and/or emerging technology, systems interrelationships and management of the NAS. Responsibilities include the integration, restoration, testing and evaluation of new advanced service or service components, hardware/software systems and processes. Performs a variety of functions directly relating to the operation of the NAS. Focus is on availability and reliability of the services and products provided to the users of the NAS. Serves as the principal technical specialist, a project manager, on the major projects and/or program areas, resolving unique technical problems without managerial intervention, providing coordination and suggesting solutions. Works within established policies and procedures to select the most effective and efficient approach or to develop new solutions. Carries out work in accordance with overall plans and objectives of the organization, resolving problems as they arise and making adjustments as necessary to deal with unanticipated situations and organizational needs. This work includes responsibility for evaluating diagnostic data from multiple systems that are integrated to support a network of services or service products. Can be called upon to assist with repair and/or restore service or systems, providing guidance on the availability of backup systems, and to upward report the status of critical events. Evaluation of this data is used for correcting deficiencies on Contractor Acceptance Inspection (CAI) or Joint Acceptance Inspection (JAI), FPIP, FSEP, Redline Drawings, Peabody and DMT reports dealing with LCMs. LADs, LEMs and resolving event-based certification issues necessary for the timely restoration of equipment, systems/services with the NAS. Monitors other employees as a project or team leader. Responsible for all aspects of SSC projects from initial planning, drawing and specifications review, implementation, Joint Acceptance Inspection, and disposition of assets. Acts as SSC point of contact for all projects completed locally or by outside contractors. Identifies requirements (staffing funds, materials, and equipment) to accomplish projects and tracks the use of project resources. Provides training, mentoring, guidance and advice to FAA employees, contractors, and other organizations as needed. Uses technical expertise and understanding of user and stakeholder needs to prioritize SSC workload. Integrates Operational Risk Management (ORM) into all planned activities ensuring that all customers and users of services are included and involved in implementation and planning. Fully understands and utilizes proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and personal safety practices when engaged in all restoration and maintenance activities helping to set the example of safe work practices for other in the organization. Develops White Papers for the recommendation of enhancing efficiency of the systems by modification and application of existing or emerging technology. Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications There is no timeframe requirement at the Level III/FV-H to compete. Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility that is appropriate to the position. Experience that demonstrates an extensive knowledge of and experience in technology system interrelationships, and management of civilian or military automated aviation, navigation, and electronics systems. Generally, experience at the next lower level Pay Band H/level III or FG/GS-12 or equivalent, meets the minimum qualifications for this position as long as the experience supports the demonstrated abilities identified below. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements may be further evaluated on the Demonstrated Abilities listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration. You MUST provide a NARRATIVE statement for each Demonstrated Ability. The narratives should be clear and concise, providing a description of your education, training and experience that would describe the degree to which you possess each Demonstrated Ability. Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility appropriate to the position. Notice: 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 at a later stage in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during that application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification. Supervisor Endorsement. If your selection for this position would be considered a promotion then a supervisory statement endorsing your candidacy (Career Level III to Career Level IV) is required by the closing date of this announcement. The endorsement must include the announcement number and supervisor's signature. You may upload your document with your application. A supervisor's endorsement is not required for reassignments (same as ingrades) or downgrades. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Applications will first be reviewed to determine if minimum qualification requirements are met. Failure to meet minimum qualification requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Demonstrated Abilities listed above. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: alphabetical, score order, or category grouping, and referred to the selecting official for consideration. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Education Not applicable. 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. www.faa.gov/jobs/workinghere/financial-disclosure-requirements The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family. 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. Narratives for Demonstrated Abilities are Mandatory. Failure to submit demonstrated abilities statements will prevent you from receiving further consideration. Answer all questions to the best of your ability. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you possess this type of experience at a later stage 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. Supervisor Endorsement: In compliance with the AF/PASS Agreement, a supervisor's endorsement form or memorandum is required for a competitive promotion. Applicants applying for a promotion must include a supervisors endorsement or memorandum which must include the vacancy announcement number and supervisor's signature. A supervisor's endorsement is not required for reassignments (same as ingrades) or downgrades. Security Requirement: Moderate risk (5), this position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained. Interviews: All or none of the applicants will be interviewed. This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Regional Tech Ops and AEA. Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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