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Federal Aviation Administration Supervisory General Engineer in Des Moines, Washington

Summary Serves as a Manager of an Engineering Group within the Technical Operations, Air Traffic Control Facilities, Engineering Services Directorate. Responsibilities Responsible for directing the work of the subordinate employees and/or managers for multiple organizational units/projects/programs within the organization. Duties typically include: planning; communicating the organization's vision and objectives; setting priorities; assigning tasks and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employee capabilities; approving leave; and taking, recommending, or approving corrective/disciplinary action, as appropriate. Responsible for programming, executing, and supervising engineering design, construction, installation and/or ongoing engineering support of facilities, systems and technical policies and procedures in the NAS. Exercises broadly delegated authority for planning, directing, coordinating, administrating and executing many routine and complex projects/programs. Manages multiple subordinate organizations consisting of engineers and other technical and administrative personnel. Works with other employees and managers within Engineering Services and those in the Air Traffic Organization at all levels to discuss project/program status and future plans for the NAS. External contacts include state and local government organizations, major contract organizations and aviation interest groups. Defines, plans, and organizes assigned budget, staff, and other resources to accomplish objectives for multiple organizational units/projects/programs. Manages budget, and either reallocates resources among organizational units/projects/programs or request additional resources, as needed. Performs critical aspects of the budget planning process, including projecting short-term and long-term future needs and justifying resource requirements. Applies an advanced knowledge of the technical aspects of the work directed, an advanced knowledge of budget, human resource, and other administrative policies and procedures, and an advanced understanding of the objectives of the organization. Supports the NAS by providing capital improvements, life-cycle support, restoration assistance, system integration, and engineering, consulting and advisory services for facilities and systems within the National Airspace System. Reports directly to the Manager, Engineering Services. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications To qualify for this position you must have a degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; OR (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced that first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statistics dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics OR A combination of education and experience that furnished: (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, AND (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. There are alternate methods to meeting the engineering educational requirement (for example, holding current professional engineering registration, having passed the EIT examination, or having completed specified academic courses or a related degree). For more information on the alternate methods, please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for Engineering at or you may contact the Employment Services Section (AHF-W200), Human Resources Division. In addition to the basic qualification requirements, you must also demonstrate in your application that you posses at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent to FV-J, GS/FG-14 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Specialized experience include: Work experience in any discipline of professional engineering with emphasis on project management skills and experience providing supervisory expertise in the management of an aviation organization. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Education This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page). Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration. Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered. This position has a positive education requirement. If you have never held a position on the Engineering (0800) series with the FAA, you must provide a copy of your college/university engineering transcript or copy of engineering diploma or other proof by closing date. If qualifying based on education and if selected, official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. 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. Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. E-mailed application material will NOT be accepted. You must either hand-carry, mail or fax in your supporting documents. Fax: (206) 231-4150. Please be sure to include your full name and announcement number you are applying for on each page submitted. Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA. Applicants should include examples of Specialized Experience in their work history. Please include your current organization routing symbol in the employment section of your application. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, 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 [insert KSA section name here], 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. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) 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. Interviews: All or none of the applicants may be interviewed. FAA's Core Compensation Plan: This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Pay Plan. This is not a bargaining unit position. Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA