Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Technical Systems Specialist in Anchorage, Alaska

  • Duties



Serves as an Aviation Technical Systems Specialist for Planning and Requirements Group.

Only 1 vacancy will be filled in one of the duty locations listed.

Business Component:

Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Planning and Requirements Group, Program Implementation Team, AJV-W310.

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Provides direction for compliance of all Federal, State, interstate and local laws designed to control, prevent or abate environmental pollution. Coordinates compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, Resource Conservation and Recover Act, Historic Preservation Laws, and other State and Federal Regulations.

Manages implementation of a comprehensive Environmental Management System (EMS) to ensure ongoing assessment of FAA business practices and their effect on the environment. Identifies environmental risks and develops abatement plans and key targets to reduce negative impacts on National Airspace Operations.

Manages Implementation of a comprehensive Energy program, including supporting the Federal Government Energy Program. Uses technical expertise to identify trends in environmental & energy program areas. Develops and implements energy saving initiatives. Identifies productivity improvements that can advance environmental & energy program initiatives.

Functions as the Lead Program Implementation Manager to ensure integration of key environmental and energy policies are included in all operational areas.

Determines environmental technical requirements for contract services in all phases of environmental and general construction projects.

Tracks, monitors, and provides status reporting on all aspects of assigned program areas. Identifies, develops, tracks, and utilizes project funds. ensures budget submissions are well justified, have valid cost estimates, justifications, background data if appropriate, and identifies local constraints. Provides cost, schedule, and methodology data to stakeholders for program and project implementation.

Provides oversight for project management accuracy of the Corporate Work Plan (CWP) in assigned programs. Assesses impacts of CWP changes resulting from new requirements and budget constraints.

Identifies implementation-related program risks. Mitigates risk through the life of the project. Resolves programmatic issues to preclude negative impact on budget and schedule.

Provides leadership in developing and defining Service Area Program Implementation Plans that impact environmental compliance in NAS operations. Leads the effort in influencing implementation priorities for each candidate program/project. Provides input to and reviews program costs, and schedules all program-related activities. Forecasts future resources needs to manage emerging environmental and energy issues. Provides program management and consultation on key program areas such as drinking water, pesticides/herbicide application, lead contamination, and hazardous material waste clean-up.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

FAA Employees - Internal Employees, Agency Employees currently within the FAA

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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2186 Technical Systems Program Manager

  • 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)
  • Interviews may be conducted.
  • Temporary NTE - 1 year, may be made permanent.
  • Only 1 vacancy will be filled in one of the duty locations listed.

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 in the Federal Service. 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: Technical experience with NAS programs, procedures, infrastructure, and facilities. This includes systems and facilities their interrelationship in providing the services necessary for the movement of aircraft across the NAS. Specialized experience may also include aviation technical knowledge gained through experience in the design, development, deployment, or performance evaluation of systems or facilities that support the NAS. * AND*Experience in at least four of the following environmental program areas: Clean Water Act (CWA), wastewater, Clean Air Act (CAA), solid waste, Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), pollution prevention, storage tanks, spill control, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), historic cultural and natural resources, and environmental reporting. Must also have experience managing environmental programs, including resolving technical problems, creating planning objectives, establishing schedules, and providing direction to ensure environmental compliance.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history

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

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.


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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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.

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 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 choose 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. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resources 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) 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.

This temporary position MAY be extended or made permanent without further competition, however this is not a guarantee.

This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available at: https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/policyguidance/hrpolicies/hrpm/comp/compref/

The FAA is an excepted service agency. Basic Federal employee benefits remain the same as other Federal agencies.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:Locality Pay, COLA

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. If you need to submit additional documents to supplement your on-line application, e.g. transcripts, SF-50, or veterans' documentation, you may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS. Supplemental documentation can also be faxed to (425) 227-2199 on or before the closing date of this announcement. Please include your name and the vacancy announcement number on each of your faxed pages and redact all Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as social security number and date of birth.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

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Agency contact information
Olivia Chang







Federal Aviation Administration Northwest Mountain Region 2200S 216th St Des Moines, WA US

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Next steps

Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493861600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/14/2018 to 04/03/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: FV J

Salary: $78,660 to $121,945 per year Salary shown includes base pay only. Locality pay will be added based on your duty location.

Appointment type: Temporary - Temporary NTE - 1 year, maybe extended, terminated or made permanent.

Work schedule: Full-Time