Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Office of Aviation Policy & Plans (APO) provides critical support to the Administrator & FAA orgs in the following major programs: Forecasting, Performance, Economic, Systems, Policy Analysis, & Strategic Planning; maintains liaison with the Department of Transportation, other agencies & industry stakeholders; provides for aviation public & Government participation in formulation of aviation policies, plans, goals & priorities through stakeholder outreach activities.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The Executive Director for Aviation, Policy and Plans position is located within the Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, and Environment organization (APL) in Washington D.C. The Executive Director advises and assists the Assistant Administrator and Deputy Assistant Administrators on all matters within the purview of the office. The Executive Director oversees the Forecast and Performance Analysis Division which provides the official FAA Forecasts of aviation activity and the operational performance analysis for the National Airspace System (NAS) and for individual airport facilities; directs the efforts of the Economic Analysis Division which conducts analyses and reviews of FAA regulatory and investment initiatives which guide government decision-makers and the public; assesses the impact of proposed actions and allocate limited societal resources efficiently; leads the Systems and Policy Analysis Division which delivers independent economic, quantitative and qualitative analyses, information, and tools for policy decisions involving crosscutting or novel civil aerospace issues such as NextGen and commercial space transportation and facilitates development and implementation of national policies to optimize efficient use of aviation capacity and manage congestion; and oversees the Strategic Planning Division of APO which serves as the agency's focal point for business planning development and coordination as well as corporate performance management.<br /><br />The Executive Director oversees and provides day-to-day direction of the service unit components and staff of approximately 45 and manages a budget of $7.8M annually.<br /><br /><strong>Specific Responsibilities Include:</strong> <br /><ul><li>Provides decision makers both inside and outside the FAA, and the general public, with the tools and information they need to make well informed decisions on cross-cutting national and international aerospace system policies, goals, and priorities.</li><li>Reviews proposed and final regulations of benefit/cost analysis, paperwork reduction act analysis, impact on small business, international trade impact assessment, and unfunded mandate assessment which are subject to Department of Transportation, Office of Management and Budget, and public comment.</li><li>Conducts periodic economic reviews of selected regulations in accordance with statutory and administrative guidance and procedures.</li><li>Provides benefit/costs analyses of proposed infrastructure investment decisions, such as installation or removal of landing aids; conducts benefit/cost analyses for the Federal Contract Tower Program, as required by statute.</li><li>Maintains investment guidance documents, as well as standard economic values used in benefit/cost analyses.</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – The job may require up to 25% travel.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <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>Designated or Random Drug Testing required.</li> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.<br /><br /><strong> Leadership Requirements </strong><br /> 1. LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.<br /><br />2. LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.<br /><br />3. LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.<br /><br />4. LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.<br /><br /><strong> Technical Requirements </strong><br /> 1. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience leading economic analysis using a broad range of economic instruments and concepts to develop aviation policy.<br /><br />2. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and business planning, including metric development and performance management.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><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 />Position may be subject to a background investigation.<br />A one-year probationary period may be required.<br />Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.<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 />This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.<br /><br />This is not 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 /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />1. A resume<br />2. An attachment or response addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements (located in the Preview Job Questionnaire link in this announcement). Applicants should address each of the requirements individually, describing work accomplishments that relate to each requirement.<br />3. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if you are claiming non-competitive eligibility as a current or former FAA Executive, member of the Senior Executive Service or member of a comparable Executive system.<br />4. Your Candidate Development Certificate if you are claiming non-competitive eligibility based on your graduate status.<br /><br />NOTE: Please do not submit additional materials (i.e. DD Form 214, performance plans/evaluations, letters of recommendation, etc.); they will not be considered as part of the application package.<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.


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