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Federal Aviation Administration Airport Planning Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary Serves as an Airport Planning Specialist in the Office of Airports, Airport Planning and Environmental Division, (APP-400). As a recognized expert is responsible for developing and coordinating various airport planning policy and guidance documents. Responsibilities Provides leadership for highly complex and challenging activities under the minimal direction of a manager or executive. Provides assistance and guidance to FAA Regional and District Office personnel, airport operators, state aeronautical agencies and consultants in resolving airport planning issues on both a location-specific basis and at the national level. Provides project leadership, technical expertise and guidance to management that demonstrates advanced knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between airside and landside capacity, airport master and system planning, airport demand forecasting, and capacity and delay analysis, including facility planning, and related airport and aviation planning functions. Issues significant technical, policy, and program-level guidance to both internal and external stakeholders on civil airport planning processes, including an understanding of the relationships between the entities that own and operate public use civil airports; airlines, airport tenants, and user groups; neighboring communities; metropolitan planning organizations; and airport planning and consultants. Leads the development of civil airport planning and design standards, including critical and protected surfaces for airport safety and operations. Directs, and/or analyzes studies prepared with computer-based tools for modeling airport capacity, operations and delay (such as Runway Simulator, SIMMOD, TAAM or similar models). Supplies broad, comprehensive guidance on the development of airport master plans, system plans and the resolution of complex technical airport planning issues involving land use, financial, environmental, airport design, construction and operational issues. Supports civil airport planning functions based on knowledge and application of airport financing and related tools. Frequently conducts internal and external presentations, including workshops, symposiums, and conferences related to airport planning. Participates on airport and aviation industry committees. Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders in support of technical analysis and processes; and on national policy. Provides advisory services to the public on airport and system planning, and related matters. Applies and integrates financial and technical analysis to support airport and aviation studies and the development of policy and guidance. Provides leadership and advanced technical analysis in identifying and analyzing emerging issues, working both independently and collaboratively to develop and evaluate alternatives to resolve problems and improve existing or the development of new processes. Contacts are internal and external. Often represents the Division and the LOB as a principal point of contact to provide advice and guidance on the applications of policies and procedures. Formulates and recommends to senior management positions on major projects/ policies/issues. Prepares, reviews, and recommends approvals of major reports on projects, programs and other work activities for internal and external distribution. Develops briefings to convey strategic vision and/or organizational policies to internal and external audiences. Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues but often require the development of new approaches. Often asked to develop new policies, procedures, and approaches that take into consideration FAA policies, Government-wide rules and regulations, and external concerns. May create new solutions and policy interpretations as situations require. Provides expert guidance and instruction both internally and externally to address diverse, complex issues which often cross multiple projects, programs, and/or functional areas. Develops and recommends approaches to address current and anticipated problems and issues. Works with senior management to identify and resolve problems. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications 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-I, FG/GS-13 level. This experience 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 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 organization. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE IS DEFINED AS: Experience leading and demonstrated expertise preparing airport master plans including, demand capacity and facility requirements analysis, preparation and/or review of airport layout plans, conducting focused/advanced technical planning, and planning practitioner experience in civil airport and aviation planning processes used for airport infrastructure development. OR; Experience leading and demonstrated expertise in airport or airline forecasting using common data sources and metrics, and knowledge of current operational trends and airline network strategies. OR; Experience leading and demonstrated expertise conducting quantitative analyses of aircraft operations, airport finances, and/or technical matters to support studies and subsequent institutional decision making, including the development of policy and guidance. OR; Experience leading and demonstrated expertise conducting technical analysis to resolve complex airport planning issues on either a location-specific basis or at a system level. OR; Experience with data science methodologies, processes, algorithms, tools, systems to extract, interpret, visualize findings, and display geospatially from varied data sets. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. 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. 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; (3) alphabetical; or (4) priority grouping, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration. AFSCME Interview Criteria: Article 42, Section 13 states: If the selecting official decides to interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list. If it is determined that interviews are required and telephone interviews are not utilized, travel expenses incidental to these interviews will be paid in accordance with the Agency's travel regulations and this Agreement. Education Education cannot be substituted for experience. 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. Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee. NOTES: 1. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about Core Compensation is available at: https://www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/benefits. 2. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA 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. 3. This Level 1 (Low Risk) position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment. 4. This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-ARP-24-2966BR-88961. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply. This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1653. Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA