Supervisory Aviation Technical Systems Specialist

Department Of Transportation Houston , TX 77020

Posted 4 months ago

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Serves as the Technical Operations Manager for the Houston TRACON Group, WCT2-I90

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Directs the work of subordinate employees and/or managers for more than one organizational unit/project/program within a major subdivision. 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.

Applies an advanced knowledge of the technical aspects of the work directed, advanced knowledge of budget, personnel, and other administrative policies and procedures, and an advanced understanding of the objectives of the organization.

Directs the maintenance and operations of a large geographical area and/or an Operational Evolution Plan (OEP) airport within a Service Area. Area may extend beyond state boundaries and include regional, national and international operations.

Has authority for maintenance and operation of the NAS equipment, facilities, and systems within the assigned geographical area or airport. Provides overall administrative and technical direction of the assigned workforce consisting of System Support Center (SSC) managers, specialist, technicians, and support staff involved in providing NAS Services to Terminal air traffic control, commercial airlines, and general aviation aircraft.

Defines, plans, and organizes assigned budget, staff, and other resources necessary to accomplish the goals and/or objectives of the GNAS/OEP. Participates in the planning and execution of organizational goals utilizing strategic planning and sound management principles in order to accomplish mission objectives.

Contacts are primarily within the organizational unit, major subdivision and the LOB/SO with subordinates, peers and higher-level managers to discuss the status of projects/programs and to plan for the future. May have frequent contact with customers, other government entities and other external parties to interpret policies/procedures or for other project/program purposes. Within guidelines, has authority to make commitments for subordinate organizational units.

Work is typically governed by established policies, procedures and organizational objectives that frequently leave room for discretion. Resolves all but unique problems without the intervention of higher-level management. Regularly called upon to identify problem areas and to develop and recommend new policies and procedures for resolution.

Individual and organizational performance is typically reviewed periodically by higher level management, usually through status reports and organizational performance measures. Ensures the alignment of projects/program objectives for the major subdivision.

Work activities typically impact directly on project/program objectives for more than one organizational unit and for the major subdivision. Work frequently affects the major subdivision's internal and external customers.

Travel Required
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)
    2186 Technical Systems Program Manager

  • Requirements

Help Requirements 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)

  • A recent SF-50 is required (See Required Documents for requirements)





Candidates must have One Year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level (FV-J/FG-14) that is typically in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization

Specialized experience is technical experience gained in positions within organizations that are responsible for design, development, operations, maintenance performance and evaluation of the NAS. This experience may be acquired through functions such as the acquisition and development of NAS program and systems: the operations and maintenance functions in field facilities and the evaluation and performance functions in District Offices, regional offices and/or headquarters..

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

MANAGERIAL EVALUATION CRITERIA: 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)/Leadership and Management Dimensions 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/Managerial Selection Factor.

In lieu of providing a KSA/Managerial Selection Factor narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimensions, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each Managerial Section Factor. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your Managerial Selection Factor 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.


Education may not be substituted for experience at this grade level.

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Supervisory Aviation Technical Systems Specialist

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