Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (SS ATSS (Environmental/Power Systems)) - Military Veterans

at Federal Aviation Administration

Phoenix, Arizona

Summary 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 determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis. Responsibilities The Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (ATSS) at this level is recognized as the subject matter expert in their field. All duties of an ATSS are tied to maintaining safe and efficient operating capacity of the vast and complex network of electronics and mechanical systems required for the world's largest air traffic control and navigation system. ATSS personnel install, evaluate, maintain, modify and certify facilities, services and equipment that support the National Airspace System (NAS). They are also responsible for various auxiliary duties that contribute to providing reliable and safe FAA services to the flying public.Serves as an ATSS (Environmental/Power Systems), responsible for performing a variety of functions directly related to the operation of the NAS.Focus is on the availability and reliability of the services and products provided to users of the NAS. 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.Performs work of broad scope and complexity with a high degree of independence. Incumbent is recognized as a principal technical specialist 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.Provides training, mentoring, guidance and advice to other employees, technicians, and trainees regarding difficult technical operational issues. Can be called upon to assist with repair and/or restore service or systems, providing guidance on the availability or of backup systems, and to upward report the status of critical events. Established policies and procedures furnish guidance for most assignments, but considerable discretion is allowed to select the most appropriate approach or to develop new solutions. Focuses on overall NAS systems performance and causes of system degradation. Collaborates with system users, planners, engineers, and contractor personnel for acceptance of new or modified systems and provide assistance for resolving problems with the installation or improvements.Contacts are both internal and external to the FAA. Represents the organization as the primary technical point of contact on projects, programs, and other work activities to coordinate and implement plans or to obtain information and resolve problems. Provide technical guidance and direction for multiple systems, advice for interpretations of orders, certification examiner, or serves as the Contractor's Office Technical Representative (COTR/Technical Office Representative (TOR) on major projects or programs. Meets and consults with representatives of external organizations such as DoD, airport management, contractors, and utility companies, to resolve problems of mutual concern and to elicit cooperation and action favorable to FAA needs.Provides appropriate systems and service certification as required by agency policy and guidelines. Decisions and recommendations involve major segments of the NAS which extend beyond District boundaries. Initiates action for the timely repair or restoration services and systems, taking into account the availability of backup systems, possible reconfigurations to minimize service interruptions, of and relative criticality of particular functions to the safe and efficient operations of services and systems throughout the area of geographic responsibility of the position.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.Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility appropriate to the position. Specialized experience may be 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 pay band of FV-H/level III or equivalent, meets the minimum qualifications for this position as long as the experience provides ALL Demonstrated Abilities identified below.QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.In addition to meeting the qualifications above, candidates MUST also address the "Demonstrated Abilities" listed in this announcement.DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES: Statements 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". Demonstrated Abilities are MANDATORY. Failure to address each one will prevent you from receiving further consideration. Answer all demonstrated abilities to the best of your ability. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have had this type of experience at a later stage in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Applications will first be reviewed to determine if minimum qualification requirements are met. Failure to meet minimum qualification requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Demonstrated Abilities listed above. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: alphabetical, score order, or category grouping, and referred to the selecting official for consideration. Education Education is not applicable. 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.If selected, you will be required to acknowledge/affirm that you are or will be fully vaccinated prior to entering on duty, and will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entering on duty. If you are not fully vaccinated, your start date may be delayed until you are fully vaccinated or request and receive a legally required exception.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.Narratives for Demonstrated Abilities are Mandatory. Failure to submit demonstrated abilities statements will prevent you from receiving further consideration. Answer all questions to the best of your ability. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you possess this type of experience at a later stage in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.Supervisor Endorsement: If your selection for this position 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: 817-222-5852. Documents sent via email WILL NOT receive consideration.Security Clearance: Moderate Risk (5). This position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained. Subject to a 5 year period reinvestigation.Interviews: All or none of the applicants may be interviewed.This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Regional Tech Ops and AEA.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

Phoenix, Arizona

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