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This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Program Management Organization (PMO). The PMO provides program and acquisition management for systems and capabilities that modernize and sustain the National Airspace System (NAS) to advance NAS programs from concepts to operation while providing technical support for air traffic automation and decision support systems.
This position is assigned to the Air Traffic Systems Directorate, En Route & Oceanic Second Level Engineering Group, Field Automation Support Team.
As a senior Air Traffic Control Specialist located at an Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), he/she works with National Airspace System (NAS) software systems, applying technical automation and air traffic familiarization to resolve software problems, create and manage the adaptation database and provide direct automation support to air traffic operations.
The specialist is responsible for leading complex, specialized air traffic control assignments providing leadership and analysis of all facets of the automation systems related to Air Traffic Control (ATC) activity within the facility. Typical duties include (1) performs required research to identify, analyze, and resolve operational automation discrepancies, (2) ensures the adequacy of automation support based on a comprehension knowledge of air traffic control procedures and knowledge of facility traffic flows, flight data requirements, radar data, and intra-facility and inter-facility coordination procedures, (3) develops, maintains, tests, and modifies the adaptation database to assure that maximum effectiveness is achieved and that data is processed in a precise and timely manner, (4) coordinates with staff at local and other facilities regarding automation decisions and activities that affect operations.
Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of air traffic control procedures and operations as well as FAA programs, regulations, and missions. Must also apply comprehensive knowledge of staff programs (e.g., procedures, traffic management, quality assurance, training, automation) to carry out regional or national programs.
The specialist provides air traffic expertise for the assessment/analysis of proposed policies and programs related to the development and deployment of Air Traffic automation, surveillance, and other facility projects. Leads or participates on special project teams to evaluate the effectiveness of automation services. Leads technical analysis, documentation, and related tasks in direct support of the air traffic operations.
Provides technical assistance to operational personnel for the resolution of system malfunctions. Defines, organizes, and allocates resources to accomplish important work activities within established schedules.
Applies experience and comprehensive air traffic knowledge, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and develop improved technical processes or systems. Plans course of action required to resolve adaptation problems with a system, subsystem or support system. Work contributes directly to the accomplishment of air traffic and other FAA objectives and the efficiency and effectiveness of air traffic operations.
As a senior point of contact for the PMO he/she communicates with Technical Operations and Air Traffic representatives to manage software and adaptation requirements and to support second level engineering activities. Coordinates air traffic software adaptation changes and requirements with multiple air traffic control facilities both internal and external to the FAA to include military base operations, airlines and international air traffic control organizations.
2152 Air Traffic Control
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
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To qualify for this position 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 is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience analyzing system performance and fault information to identify causes of adaptation problems or system failures and recommending corrective action, and experience performing technical analyses, documentation, and related tasks in direct support of the air traffic operations.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list.
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