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Federal Aviation Administration GENERAL ENGINEER in United States

Summary

The PMO provides program and acquisition management for the systems and capabilities that modernize and sustain the National Airspace System (NAS) to advance NAS programs from concept to operation while providing technical support for air traffic control automation and decision support systems.

Responsibilities

As a contributing specialist on large work activities, the incumbent applies experience to key technical processes and tools such as configuration management, technical performance measures tools and technical design tools to facilitate the development of program acquisition approach, define program scope and coordinate an integrated Master Plan. The incumbent uses systems design and integration to clarify alternative concepts that efficiently meet mission capability gaps. Using advanced engineering knowledge of the development and management of requirements so that they align with system functionality are traceable, the employee conducts studies, analyses, and calculations to solve system planning, design, and operational problems to review, evaluate, and advise on the effectiveness, technical adequacy, and suitability of work and proposals. Using advanced knowledge of Acquisition Management System policies and processes, the incumbent formulates an acquisition and procurement strategy defines system requirements, conducts alternatives analyses, and develops program business cases that incorporates risk mitigation strategy.The incumbent applies experience using automated tracking systems such as Oracle and Delphi to apply and track the program according to FAA policy for financial planning, programing, budget development and execution. The incumbent correlates the relationship between the Acquisition Strategy and the Acquisition Plan and recommends innovative business case alternatives. Utilizes advanced automated tools and financial systems, such as macros, pivot tables, advanced filtering, etc. to create graphics and charts for inclusion in presentations to senior officials. The employee supports efforts to structure an effective implementation, requirements development and management plan that traces engineering and technical specification back to the user's system requirements. Incumbent plans, monitors, and conducts projects, studies, and initiatives. The incumbent analyzes problems, identifies significant factors, gathers and interprets pertinent data, and applies established rules and procedures in order to recommend effective solutions.Contacts are internal and external to the PMO. The incumbent may act as a key technical point of contact for specific projects. Incumbent contributes to the preparation of management/technical reports or contractual documents. The incumbent communicates the overall results of a product or work activity to senior management. The incumbent constructs and presents for evaluation a viable business case based on sound cost-benefit analysis and containing qualitative and quantitative decision criteria. He/she mentors and provide guidance to junior engineers and program staff.Although the employee uses considerable discretion when selecting approaches, established policies and procedures are available for most assignments. Develops solutions to issues by interpreting and extrapolating from past situations. The incumbent resolves, all but unique, technical problems and work issues without the intervention of a more experienced professional or manager and emerging engineering trends. Incumbent identifies and informs management of problems that require their attention. Develops and recommends techniques to address problems and issues. The Team Manager periodically reviews work at major milestones and at completion for technical compliance and alignments with the requirements of projects and/or other work activities.Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

Qualifications

Candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (FV-H or FG/GS-12) that is typically 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 the duties of the 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 defined as:Experience using design software, instruments or tools to review project designs and to recommend improvements to the design or operation of equipment and systems; ANDExperience using automated tools to analyze system requirements, integrated master schedules, and implementation plans to develop alternatives for presentation to senior officials. Qualified applicants must CLEARLY demonstrate in their work history at least ALL of the experience requirements listed above.You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position. *Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. *Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, your report date to your official duty station/facility will be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. You may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.**

Education

This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.Basic Requirements: A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.ORB. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professionalregistration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENT, ALL APPLICANTS MUST DEMONSTRATE POSSESSION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.

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.1. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, 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 section, 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.3. AFSCME Interview Criteria: Article 42, Section 13 states: If the selecting official decides to interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration for the position at that point in the process 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. If it is determined that interviews are required and telephone interviews are not utilized, travel expenses incidental to these interviews will be paid in accordance with the Agency's travel regulations and this Agreement.4. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm.5. This Level 1 (Low Risk) position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment.6. The salary listed above does not include locality. Locality will be determined based on the duty location of the selectee. $85,209 - $132,062: includes 26.04% locality pay for the Atlantic City. $88,211 - $136,714: includes 30.48% locality pay for the Washington, DC.7. Some, all or non are the referred candidates may be interviewed.8. This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-AJM-21-0015RJ-70789. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply. This is a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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