<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Airport Engineering Division (AAS-100) is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic candidate to take on a challenging opportunity to include airport/helicopter design and airport pavement design.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The incumbent applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of civil engineering principles, theories, and concepts; as they relate to the development of standards, specifications, and guidelines for airport/heliport design, and airport pavement design. Serves as the focal point for regional engineers, airport district office engineers and consultants in the interpretation and development of standards, specifications, criteria, and guidelines for airfield matters including: airport and heliport design, airport pavement design and maintenance; airport construction safety techniques; airport construction quality control & management; and runway safety recommendations to mitigate runway incursions and excursions.<br /><br />Reviews Modification of Standards (MOS) requests and recommends appropriate action. Evaluates trends on types of MOS submissions and recommends solutions to minimize MOS submissions. Revises and/or manages the update of assigned FAA Advisory Circulars (AC) and Engineering Briefs (EB). Coordinates all changes to AC's and new EB's with industry, airport engineers, airport sponsors, Air Traffic Organization, Flight Standards, and legal counsel.<br /><br />Evaluates validity and sufficiency of airport-related data; correlates technical conclusions, prepares and submits recommendations for change, adaptation, and mitigation. Monitors the dissemination and implementation of approved changes.<br /><br />Prepares briefings on new airport design, pavement criteria and Airports Division programs, policies and guidance. Communicates and promotes awareness of these initiatives to FAA organizations, government agencies, aviation industry groups, foreign governments and the International Civil Aviation Organization. Prepare research request, advice and guidance to research programs in airport technology conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.<br /><br />Prepares correspondence for review by management including congressional responses, briefing papers, approval letters and guidance to sponsors associated with all aspects of airport development.<br /><br />Performs other duties as assigned.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – The job may require up to 25% travel.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> NA <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>US Citizenship is required.</li> <li>Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.</li> <li>This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must demonstrate at least one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED experience equivalent to the next lower grade/pay band (FG/GS-13/FV-I) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is defined as that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled.<br /><br /><strong>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE </strong>is defined as:<br /><ul><li>experience working on airfield projects related to runway pavement or airport design.</li></ul><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>*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.*</strong><br /><br />Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or Selective Placement Factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; priority grouping; or (3) alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.<br /><br />Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.<br /><br />**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />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).<br /><br /><b>Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.</b><br /><br />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 .<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Applicants, who are not currently in the 0810 occupational series in the Federal Government and fail to provide a copy of an unofficial or official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy. Upon selection, if not currently employed in the 0810 occupational series, you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. If you do not have an official transcript (original, with the raised seal), you should contact your school immediately to request it.<br /><br /><strong>Foreign Education: </strong>For additional information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.<br /><br />Preview Job Questionnaire <br /> Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.<br />Position may be subject to a background investigation.<br />A one-year probationary period may be required.<br />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.<br /><br /><b>Leave Enhancement</b>: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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 <br /><br />3) Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; or (3) alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.<br /><br />4) This <strong>Level 1 (Low Risk)</strong> position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment.<br /><br />5) Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.<br /><br />6) This announcement is also being advertised under VA# AWA-AAS-19-0009SB-62479. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply.<br /><br />7) Multiple positions may be selected from this vacancy.<br /><br />This is a bargaining unit position.<br /><br /><b>Links to Important Information: </b> Locality Pay , COLA <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><b>IMPORTANT:</b> 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. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />For guidance on how to create a Federal resume, visit http: www.archives.gov/careers/jobs/forms/resume-guide.pdf.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Please DO NOT email your application documents. We cannot accept documents received via the email system. Documents sent via email will NOT receive consideration.<br /><br />This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 0800 (Engineering) series.<br /><br />College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the 0800 (Engineering) series with the FAA.<br /><br />College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying an 0800 (Engineering) series.<br /><br />If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.<br /><br /><b>All Veterans:</b> 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><b>Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference:</b> 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.<br /><br /><b>Forms:</b><ul><li> SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.