Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control Specialist (Interdisciplinary) in Anchorage, Alaska
The Program Management Organization (PMO) turns great ideas into improvements in the National Airspace System. The PMO implements the Agency’s air traffic programs, ensuring that they are on time, cost effective, and within scope.
Project Management Organization, Air Traffic Systems, En Route and Oceanic Second Level Engineering, Field Automation Support Team, AJM-257ZAN.
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If you are selected for this position at the I band, you will serve as an Air Traffic Control Specialist at an Air Route Traffic Control Center. You will analyze Air Traffic Control (ATC) automation issues within the facility and apply knowledge of ATC systems to assure high quality automation support.
Your duties will include, but are not limited to: 1) performing required research to identify, analyze, and resolve operational automation discrepancies, 2) providing automation support based on knowledge of air traffic control procedures a general knowledge of facility traffic flows, flight data requirements, radar data, and intra-facility as well as inter-facility coordination procedures, 3) developing, maintaining, testing, and modifying the computer database to assure that maximum effectiveness is achieved and that data is processed in a precise and timely manner, and 4) coordinating with staff at local and other facilities regarding automation decisions and activities that affect operations.
You will participate on Special Project Teams to evaluate the effectiveness of automation services. You will perform technical analysis, documentation, and related tasks in direct support of the air traffic operations. You will develop, maintain, test, and modify the computer database to assure that maximum effectiveness is achieved. You will provide technical assistance to operational personnel for the resolution of system malfunctions and design and monitor the execution of test plans and implementation plans.
You will coordinate with Technical Operations, Air Traffic Representatives, Program Office, to manage software and adaptation requirements and to support second level activities.
If you are selected at the J band level, in addition to the duties above, you will work independently and will have the authority to make decisions related to the maintenance of adaptation and software systems critical to the safe operation of the National Airspace System (NAS).
Incumbent serves as a senior Air Traffic Control Specialist at an En Route Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). Works with National Airspace System (NAS) software systems applying technical automation and air traffic familiarization to resolve software problems, create and maintain the adaptation database and provide direct automation support to air traffic operations.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
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This job is open to…
FAA Employees - Office/Division/Facility - Internal Employees ATO employees ONLY
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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)
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
To qualify for this position at the I band you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H or FG/GS 10/11/12 in the Federal Service. Applicants must possess experience in a military or civilian air traffic facility that demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the level of work of the specialization for which application is made. This experience must have provided a comprehensive knowledge of appropriate air traffic control laws, rules and regulations. Creditable experience must have equipped applicants with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the full range of duties of the position for which application is being made.
Specialized experience for the I band may include but is not limited to: Experience working with various FAA automation computer systems, software analysis programs or tools, and assisting in making corrections, modifications, and /or enhancements to those systems.
To qualify for this position at the J band you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I or FG/GS 13 in the Federal Service. Applicants must possess experience in a military or civilian air traffic facility that demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the level of work of the specialization for which application is made. This experience must have provided a comprehensive knowledge of appropriate air traffic control laws, rules and regulations. Creditable experience must have equipped applicants with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the full range of duties of the position for which application is being made.
Specialized experience for the J band may include but is not limited to: Experience working with various FAA automation computer systems and software analysis programs in support of the NAS. This would include performing automation system adaptation ( building, testing, and analysis of those systems) and the implementation of system modifications, corrections, and enhancements.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Applicants should include specific examples of specialized experience in their Work History.
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This is an interdisciplinary vacancy announcement. Selection may be made from this announcement or ACT-AJM-18-MPZAN-57014. This position may be filled at the FV-I or FV-J levels.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center ACT Regional HR Services Division Atlantic City International Airport, NJ US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496569100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/12/2018 to 05/02/2018
Pay scale & grade: FV I - J
Salary: $82,367 to $156,114 per year Salary includes locality payment of 28.02%.
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time