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Summary Serves as a General Engineer within the Technical Operations Programs Team, Operations Programs Group.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. Responsibilities Acts as a principal technical specialist for developing new concepts, approaches, techniques, and processes for conducting site assessments for NAS equipment in support of Information System Continuous Monitoring. Provides policy guidance and instructions on the Information System Continuous Monitoring principles, and in leading, coordinating and communicating requirements with key stakeholders in ATO District Offices, Second Level Engineering, FAA Service Providers, Program Offices and others as required.Conducts Security Assessments as the FAA Information Security Group representative coordinating, communicating and conducting security assessments for ATO Systems and sites. He/she is responsible for testing, reviewing test data, identifying vulnerabilities and formulating the Security Assessment Report.Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts relating to engineering adaptability, engineering methods of construction and processing, as applicable to his/her discipline to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve programs and policies. Understands new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical processes for the organization, and considers the objectives of the major subdivision and LOB/SO when developing, integrating, and implementing solutions to diverse, complex problems. Typical assignments may include: system design and integration; extensive research; and direct responsibility for project/program management.Applies knowledge of the National Institutes of Standards Guidance, and Standards; Office of Management and Budget Memoranda, and Circulars; US DOT, FAA and Air Traffic Organization Policies for incorporation into the Air Traffic Organization Information System Continuous Monitoring Plan and Program. Defines, organizes, and assigns resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Allocates resources to accomplish large work activities within established schedules.Plans and accomplishes highly complex engineering projects in a manner that is consistent with the strategic objectives of resiliency initiatives. Leads initiatives in support of the development of a risk framework that improves analysis of mission requirements, gaps, and needed capabilities to support the Group.Provides timely responses to information requests from both internal ATO stakeholders and external stakeholders, both internal and external to the agency. Ensures the information provided is accurate and complete.Assures successful implementation and functionality of security requirements and appropriate IT policies and procedures ensure they are consistent with organizational mission and goals.Contacts are internal and external. Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities. Communicates results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOB's/SO's) and externally.Evaluates the security posture of each system under his/her purview and provides input and recommendations regarding the extent in which the systems meet the ATO Tailored NIST 800-53 requirements. Continually updates security posture information with discovery of new vulnerabilities or remediation of previously identified risks.Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management. Works to jointly solve problems. Works to review rarely, typically through status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, 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 Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern(EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. 2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. 4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. For additional information on the alternate methods, please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for Engineering at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORS/gs0800/0800.htm.In addition to meeting the above minimum qualifications, applicants must also meet the Specialized Experience requirements as stated below:You must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13. Specialized experience analyzing the security posture of each engineering system and recommending solutions to improve processes/systems.Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy 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: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.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. 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/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirementsThe 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.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 KSA, 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 KSA's or Other Factors 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.Interview: If the Agency decides to interview any qualified applicant on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed.This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htmThis is a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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