Federal Aviation Administration - All cities VA

Air Traffic Control Specialist (Support Specialist )

Job description

** Air Traffic Control Specialist (Support Specialist )**

**Department of Transportation**

** ATO, System Operations Services, Operational Readiness, Cont. Plann. & Integration, AJR-X100**


1 vacancy in the following location:

** Relocation expenses reimbursed**

Yes - Fixed Rate PCS - Permanent Change of Station (Current Federal Employee) - In accordance with applicable FAA Travel regulations, a fixed relocation payment of $27,000 will be paid. Relocation expenses paid are subject to applicable taxes.

** Telework eligible**

Yes as determined by agency policy


** Summary**

***Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectees report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis.***


Serves as a Staff Support Specialist, in the Contingency Planning & Integration Group, and is responsible for tactical and strategic support of multiple program areas such as training, quality assurance, traffic management, airspace and procedures, plans and programs, and other facility program areas.

Provides expert staff assistance, technical analysis and evaluates traffic management directives, policies, procedures and equipment.

Responsible for evaluating proposed changes to traffic management policy, orders and conducts post-event analysis of system-wide performance and recommends improvements that result in greater efficiencies in the operations of the National Airspace System (NAS).

Collects and analyzes all available data as it pertains to traffic capacity, traffic flows, points of congestion, peak hours, etc.

Recommends programmatic initiatives that can be used by air traffic facilities to improve traffic flow within the NAS.

Develops and recommends improvements to automated systems critical to the operation of the NAS.

Coordinates with designated Service Area office/facility traffic management representatives on plans, procedures and operations that may affect inter-facility traffic flows.

Ensures that all necessary coordination is accomplished before any new traffic management program or initiative is implemented.

Conducts investigations, evaluations, and briefs facility personnel. Responsible for briefing A TCSCC management, appropriate levels throughout the FAA and the Department of Transportation on proposed changes to traffic management programs.

The incumbent provides on-the-job (OJT) Training as necessary.

This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing and requires a secret security clearance.

This position is not covered under 5 USC 2109 for purposes of Air Traffic Controller retirement.

Employees are not required to meet medical standards and maintain proficiency as a condition of employment.

Employees are eligible to receive 1.6% currency differential if qualified.

Employees are eligible for true time and one half.

This position requires a secret security clearance.

**Supervision Received**:

Works under supervision of first or second level management, who provides administrative direction for assignments, in terms of broadly defined missions or functions.

Responsible for planning, designing and completing work assignments independently.

Work is evaluated in terms of results achieved and effectiveness in assigned program areas.

**Travel Required**

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

** Supervisory status**


** Promotion Potential**



** Conditions of Employment**

+ US Citizenship is required.

+ Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

+ Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)


+ FAA Form 3330-43-1

+ Successful completion of a security investigation may be required ** Qualifications**

Candidates must show Specialized Experience, which is defined as:

* Must have held an FAA 2152 FG-14 or above regional or headquarters position for at least 1 year (52 weeks); OR

* Must have been facility rated or area certified for at least 1 year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility; OR**NOTE:** An employee who has been facility rated or area certified for at least 1 year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility that is upgraded is considered to meet the qualification requirements of the upgraded position, since he or she has been performing the higher-graded work.

* Must have held a MSS position for at least 1-year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility (see NOTE) OR

* In addition to the qualifications listed above for MSS positions use the chart below to determine for which career. **Education**

Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

**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.

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.

Interview Policy: If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed.

Requirements for Security Clearance: Selection and placement are contingent upon waiver or completion of satisfactory security requirement.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, candidates will be rated in accordance with the instructions on FAA Form 3330-43-1 (dated 10/11), Rating of Air Traffic Experience for AT Movement.

In accordance with HRPM EMP 1.29/1.29a, this position may be a Career Enhancement Assignment/Career Progression. The selectee(s) may be eligible for pay retention. Career Diversity is not enhanced when an employee is assigned to a staff or supervisory position in which they previously held on a permanent basis. CEP/CP selectees will be required to certify eligibility.

This is a bargaining unit position.

**Links to Important Information:** , ** How You Will Be Evaluated**

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

**IMPORTANT:** Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

**Background checks and security clearance**

**Security clearance**

**Drug test required**


** 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 .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or


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