Federal Aviation Administration - All cities VA

Airway Transportation System Specialist (SSC Coordinator)

Job description

** Airway Transportation System Specialist (SSC Coordinator)**

**Department of Transportation**

** Eastern Region, ATO, ESA, Tech Ops, Washington District, Potomac Tracon AUTO SSC (WES23-PCT)**

The Airway Transportation Systems Specialists (ATSS) at this level is recognized as the subject matter expert in their field.


1 vacancy in the following location:

+ ** 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.


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.

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.

Applies technical expertise and uses maintenance and trend data to maintain and improve overall NAS systems performance and identify causes of system degradation.

Maintains situational awareness of the SSC's preventative maintenance program and assignments, acts to remove barriers to timely completion, and ensures SSC manager is aware of resource s needed to accomplish the SSC's assigned workload.

Receives general program assignments from a supervisor or higher level manager. Assignments are stated in terms of priorities, overall objectives, and boundaries. Completed assignments are considered technically authoritative and are reviewed only for general compliance with organizational objectives. Identifies resources needed to perform assignments. Organizes and assigns resources needed to accomplish large work activities within established schedules. Work is reviewed for compliance with established policies and sound technical and programmatic judgment.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Incumbent must possess a valid driver's license.


** Conditions of Employment**

* Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding pre-employment COVID Vaccine requirement.

* US Citizenship is required.

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

* Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)

* Designated or Random Drug Testing required.

* This is a drug-testing designated position.

* Supervisor's endorsement (See Required documents).

* All Applicants MUST submit their most recent SF-50 (See Required Documents)

** Qualifications**

To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience that demonstrates an extensive knowledge of and experience in the 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 FGGS-12 or equivalent, meets the minimum qualifications for this position as long as the experience provides the Demonstrated Abilities.

DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES: In the text box below you must provide a brief description of your experience for each demonstrated ability. Include the name, title, organization name, and phone number of at least one reference that can be contacted for further verification of your level of capability. Failure to address these narratives will result in loss of consideration.

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.

If selected, you will be required to acknowledge/affirm that you are or will be prior to entering on duty, and will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entering on duty.

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.

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

How You Will Be Evaluated for Internal Announcements:

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, m


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