Summary Serves as a recognized senior technical specialist and agency expert in planning, organizing and evaluating the Directorate’s programs concerning Aeronautical Information Services to ensure adequacy, standardization and conformance to policies and standards. The specialist provides advice and counsel to staff and organizational leadership on matters related to the development, coordination, integration, and delivery of Aeronautical products and services. Responsibilities Assignments are made in terms of broadly defined mission objectives. The incumbent, who is considered a principal technical specialist within and outside the Directorate, may be required to perform duties as they relate to one or more of the following program areas: Development, maintenance and revision of terminal/enroute instrument flight procedures (IFPs); design, compilation and maintenance of aeronautical charts, related products, and aeronautical information; Ensure IFPs are coordinated and integrated in the NAS and provide for safe operation of aircraft; Collect, evaluate and verify aeronautical data and/or information; Provide subject matter guidance on automation applications as used by the Directorate; Ensure the construction and publication of all aeronautical charts, products, and aeronautical information that support commercial, military and general aviation meet operational requirements; Resolve highly complex verification problems related to interactions between all functional areas of the Directorate and it’s user agencies/ organizations; Initiate Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs). Typical assignments include the following: Serves as a project manager for multidisciplinary charting and production activities; Chairs working groups; Establishes and implements top level production strategies and program objectives; Establishes baseline performance measures for assigned projects, prioritizes work, and determines resource needs and allocation; Manages extensive projects to assess new technologies and tools for applicability to aeronautical products and information; Isolates and defines unknown conditions, resolves critical and novel problems; Addresses novel problems by planning and carrying out major studies or evaluations; Develops and establishes new methods, applications, approaches, tools, agency policies and guides; Develops effective project plans and processes governing the operation and execution of all activities; Improves on the dissemination of aeronautical data and/or information; Advises on the development of automation applications and processes by identifying requirements, recommending priorities, and suggesting adaptations and improvements to systems; Soliciting, collecting, acquiring, evaluating, selecting, compiling, and presenting highly complex broad-range navigational and operational data and/or information related to the National Airspace System; Advises, coordinates, and assists with efforts to identify and assess existing or potential issues and problems relating to organizational programs, products and services; Analyzes and evaluates the objectives, planning, policies, work and progress, of assigned programs; Presents results of analyses and evaluations to colleagues, executives and senior level management; Develops recommendations to improve the efficiency of products and services; Ensures uniformity and consistency of performance and adherence to national and regional policies, specifications, standards, systems, and procedures; Identifies, defines, and organizes tasking’s for multiple work activities; Initiates Aeronautical Information Safety Alerts and/or Change Notices and coordinates distribution; Performs review/approval of new/revised instructions, criteria, procedures and programs for design, development and maintenance of IFPs; Oversees the development/execution of short/long-range plans and makes arrangements to obtain vital information required to fulfill the needs of the organization. Performs quality review and approval of other colleagues' work and production of organizational segments. Provides technical direction, mentoring and on-the-job-training to less experienced staff. Evaluates work in-progress and at the conclusion of critical functions and production cycles. Creates prototypes of new aeronautical data and/or information for various products. Evaluates/approves edits, modifications, prototypes, or creation of new aeronautical chart data of various scales. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FG/GS-14 (FV-J) LEVEL, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the FG/GS-13 (FV-I) level. 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 includes: Development, maintenance and revision of terminal/enroute instrument flight procedures (IFPs); design, compilation and maintenance of aeronautical charts, related products, and aeronautical information; ensuring IFPs are coordinated and integrated in the NAS and provide for safe operation of aircraft; experience involved with collection, selection, analysis, evaluation, and preparation of reliable aeronautical information on navigation and related operations, including publications related to navigation, delivering technical and non-technical information to a diverse audience; experience serving as project manager for multidisciplinary charting and production activities. Demonstrates knowledge of SQL or other advanced query ability and the knowledge to apply and manage data through these methods. Applicants should provide examples of Specialized Experience in their Work History. Education Information Regarding KSA's: 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 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), Demonstrated Abilities and 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. 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_requirements 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. NOTES 1) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications cannot be accepted. 2) Some, none, or all candidates may be interviewed. 3) Positions to be filled within AJV-A300 in either Silver Spring, Maryland and/or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 4) Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job. 5) Additional information regarding living in Oklahoma can be found at www.abetterlifeokc.com. 6) To confirm receipt of emailed documents, please email Najla Wooten najla.a.wooten@faa.gov This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Aviation System Stds Non-HQ. Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA


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