The PMO manages programs that modernize and sustain the systems and capabilities in the National Airspace System (NAS) to advance a service-oriented architecture, through enterprise services, air traffic control automation, surveillance services and decision support systems. This position is assigned to one of the following organizations within the PMO: Integrated Services and Analysis, AJM-1; Air Traffic Systems, AJM-2; Enterprise Services, AJM-3; or Surveillance Services Directorate, AJM-4.
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As a participating specialist and subject-matter expert, the incumbent provides analysis and leadership on a wide range of acquisition management and program related issues to include financial management, technical performance management, risks, issues and opportunities, and contract management. The incumbent develops and analyzes program requirements and plans, and recommends innovative solutions to streamline and improve processes consistent with Program Management Organization (PMO) program management policies, guidance, and initiatives; and interprets FAA and organizational policies, guidance, and initiatives. He/she applies expert knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques; analytical and evaluative methods; and project management principles. The incumbent applies knowledge of comparative analysis to use documented sources, calculations and tools to conduct comprehensive market research, develop and coordinate cost benefit and alternatives analyses. He/she analyzes cost, schedule and technical performance, makes decisions, take action, addresses variances, and reallocates resources to deliver results using Earned Value Management (EVM) or other evaluative disciplines.
Uses expert knowledge of acquisition policies and processes, to lead the development of the overall acquisition, business and market strategies, baseline performance measurements and establishes metrics for technology intensive programs, comparing performance with the baseline. He/she applies experience using automated systems such as the Corporate Work Plan, financial transaction and requisition tools, and to track and programs cost, schedule and technical reporting to track programs according to FAA policy for financial planning, programing, budget development and execution. The incumbent applies skill and experience using quantitative and qualitative techniques such as earned value management to analyze financial information, make decisions, take action, address variances, and allocate resources to deliver results and to monitor contract performance. Where programs use agile program management the incumbent applies project management (cost, schedule, and quality management) discipline with an open mind to apply those principles in different environments. He/she ensures vendor deliverables are tracked and meet expectations and invoices are paid in a timely way. Leads configuration boards or other forums to determine approved tasks for contractual actions.
The incumbent applies expert experience using advanced automated evaluative 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 incumbent leads teams responsible for planning, monitoring, and conducting complex special 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. Ensures the development of knowledge bases for future use by PMO programs and teams.
Contacts are internal and external to the FAA. He/she represents the PMO as a principal point of contact to provide expert guidance and instruction both internally and externally, addressing diverse, complex issues, which often cross multiple program or functional areas. Formulates and makes recommendations to senior management on major projects/policy issues. He/she reviews and recommends approval on major reports and programs for internal and external distributions and contributes to developing strategic vision and/or organizational policies. The incumbent knows, applies and understands the rules of engagement when working with unions. He/she mentors more junior analysts and team members.
Perform other duties as assigned.
25% or less – The job may require up to 25% travel.
Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Position is ineligible for true time and one half.
- Some, all, or none of the qualified candidates may be interviewed.
Candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (FV-I or FG/GS-13) 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 applying Earned Value Management (EVM) or other evaluative disciplines to analyze cost, schedule and technical performance and make recommendations to address variances.
Experience in a military or civilian air traffic facility that demonstrates 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.
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. **
Education cannot be substituted for experience.
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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
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.
2. 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 .
3. This Level 1 (Low Risk) position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment.
4. This position is not covered by PL 92-267 for early retirement purposes, and is therefore, not eligible for "good time" credit.
5. This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-AJM-20-0029RJ-69295. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply.
7. 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.
8. NOTE: Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employee is allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Only supplemental documentation (e.g. transcript, certifications, SF-50, and/or veterans' documentation) will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to 202-267-7032 or 1-866-291-3009 on or before the closing date of the announcement. All submitted documents must reference the announcement number.
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Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in a finding of ineligible. We are not responsible for incomplete, illegible or missing documents.
Please DO NOT email your application documents. We cannot accept documents received via the email system. Documents sent via email will NOT receive consideration.
All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.
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.