Federal Aviation Administration Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in Burien, Washington
Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s 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 safe to relocate.
Airway Transportation Systems Specialist performs multiple, varying and complex assignments associated with the NAS. Incumbent has broad automated systems and networking responsibility, providing end-to-end services to Air Traffic customers.Technical Competence: Incumbent possesses comprehensive knowledge of the NAS as an integrated system, of the relationship of the parts to the whole, and of the capabilities within the NAS to deal with unusual problems or unanticipated air traffic safety issues. Maintains technical competency on legacy systems, and obtains the skills to install, integrate, maintain and restore new technologically advanced systems without supervision.Systems Support: Incumbent serves as key technical point of contact for assigned systems, programs or projects. Collaborates with system users, planners, engineers, and contractor personnel for the acceptance of new or modified systems and provides assistance for resolving problems with the installation or improvements.Operational Effectiveness: Incumbent applies experience and detailed technical knowledge in planning, managing, and completing assignments in support of the NAS; has a broad automated systems and networking responsibility, providing "end-to-end" services for Air Traffic customers. Initiates actions to install, repair or restore systems and services on the availability of backup systems reconfiguration to minimize service interruptions and insure the safe and efficient operation of the NAS.
Conditions of Employment
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Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized Experience: Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the operation, repair, installation, analysis, maintenance, troubleshooting, modification, and certification on all or some of the following ground-based systems such as: Radar: Radar Airport Surveillance Radar, Air Route Surveillance Radar, Air Traffic Control Beacon Indicator, Airport Surface Detection Equipment and Terminal Doppler Weather Radar, Multilateration, IFF Communications: Motorola, ITT or General Dynamics radios, UHF, VHS, Satellite communication systems, Radio Communications Link Repeaters, Low Density Radio Communications Link Repeaters, Small Tower Voice Switches, Enhanced Terminal Voice Switches, Rapid Deployment Voice Switches, Digital Voice Recorder Systems, and Digital Audio Legal Recorder.There is no timeframe requirement at the Level II/FV-G to compete. Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility that is appropriate to the position. Generally, experience at the next lower level (Pay Band G/Level II or equivalent), meets the minimum qualifications for this position as long as the experience supports the DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES identified below.In addition to your resume, in the space provided under each Demonstrated Ability, you MUST provide a NARRATIVE justification on how you meet this ability. The justification 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 listed below. Eligible candidates may be ranked based on the Demonstrated Abilities.
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.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.1. DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES: 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/responsibility appropriate to the position.Note: Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DON'T 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 of your experience at a later stage in the selection process. Responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during that application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.2. Supervisory Endorsement. If your selection would be considered a promotion then a supervisory statement endorsing your candidacy is required by the closing date of this announcement. The endorsement must include the announcement number. You may upload your document with your application or fax to: 206-231-4153.To obtain the Supervisory Endorsement form, contact your manager. Failure to submit the supervisory endorsement, will remove the applicant from receiving further consideration. Supervisory Endorsement is not required for ingrade/downgrade candidates.3. Security Requirements: Moderate Risk (5): This position requires completion & favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.4. Conditions of Employment: The position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug & Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.5. Interviews: If one qualified applicant is interviewed, then all qualified applicants must be interviewed.6. FAA's Core Compensation Plan: Position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Pay Plan.7. Bargaining Unit: Position is covered by the PASS-AF Bargaining Unit Agreement.This is a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA