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Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (RMLS Systems Specialist)

Company: Federal Aviation Administration
Location: Longmont
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Summary The Airway Transportation Systems Specialists (ATSS) are tied to maintaining safe and efficient operating capacity of the vast and complex network of electronics systems required for the worlds largest air traffic control and navigation system. Responsibilities The work performed at this level requires technical expertise on complex systems and/or emerging technology, systems interrelationships and management of the NAS. Provides the highest organizational level of technical support associated with analyzing, designing, developing, installing, repairing, fabricating, maintaining, modifying, or evaluating the most complex systems for which the FAA is responsible.As a principal technical specialist or technical expert within the organization for the assigned system or specialty area, resolves unique technical problems with minimal managerial intervention, providing coordination and suggesting solutions. Recognized for a high level of technical expertise on legacy and newly developed systems within a large facility or multiple facilities over a large geographical area.Carries out work in accordance with overall plans and objectives of the organization, resolving problems as they arise and making adjustments as necessary to deal with unanticipated situations and organizational needs. This work includes responsibility for evaluating diagnostic data from multiple systems that are integrated to support a network of services or service products. Evaluation of this data isused for correcting deficiencies on Contractor Acceptance Inspection/Joint Acceptance Inspection, and timely resolution of equipment, systems or services with the NAS.As the technical expert, responsibilities include integration, restoration, testing and evaluation of new advanced services or service components, hardware/software systems and processes. Applies comprehensive technical knowledge to protect the integrity of all components and systems to provide NAS service delivery.Collaborates with system users, planner, engineers, and contractor personnel for the acceptance of new or modified systems and provide assistance for resolving problems with the installation or improvements. Contacts are both internal and external to the FAA. Represents the organization as the primary technical point of contact on projects, programs, and other work activities to coordinate and implement plans or to obtain information and resolve problems. Contacts are to provide technical guidance and direction for multiple systems, advice for interpretations of orders, certification examiner, or serves as the Contractors Office Technical Representative (COTR).Provides appropriate systems and service certification as required by agency policy and guidelines. Decisions and recommendations involve major segments of the NAS which extend beyond District boundaries. Initiates action for the timely repair or restoration of services and systems, taking into account the availability of backup systems, possible reconfigurations to minimize service interruptions, and relative criticality of particular functions to the safe and efficient operations of services and systems throughout the area of geographic responsibility of the position. Integrates Operational Risk Management (ORM) into all planned activities ensuring that all customers and users of services are included and involved in implementation and planning.Understands and utilizes proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and personal safety practices when engaged in all restoration and maintenance activities helping to set the example of safe work practices for others in the organization.Receives general program assignments from a supervisor or higher level manager. Assignments are stated in terms of priorities, overall objectives, and boundaries. Completed assignments are considered technically authoritative and are reviewed only for general compliance with organizational objectives. Identifies resources needed to perform assignments. Organizes and assigns resources needed to accomplish large work activities within established schedules. Work is reviewed for compliance with established policies and sound technical and programmatic judgment. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess specialized experience equivalent to FV-H/Level III pay band or FG/GS-12 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.Generally, experience at the next lower level of Pay Band H/Level III, or equivalent, meets the minimum qualifications for this position -- as long as the experience supports the Demonstrated Abilities identified in this announcement.The specialized experience required should demonstrate an extensive knowledge of and experience in technology system interrelationships, and management of civilian or military automated aviation, navigation and electronics systems. Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility appropriate to the position.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Demonstrated Abilities; listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.In addition to meeting the qualifications above, candidates MUST also address the "Demonstrated Abilities" listed in this announcement.DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES:Statements should be clear and concise, providing a description of your education, training, and experience that would describe the degree to which you possess each "Demonstrated Ability". Demonstrated Abilities are MANDATORY. Failure to address each one will prevent you from receiving further consideration. Answer all demonstrated abilities to the best of your ability. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have had this type of experience at a later stage in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process.In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.Selective Placement Factor:Advanced experience with analyzing system/service performance on Radar/Communications equipment to include experience coordinating technical equipment, service, and support issues associated with, but not limited to the facilities and services provided by the Radar/Communications SSC.Must posses expert knowledge, skill or ability to perform the operation associated with one or more of the following:RMLS/RMLS AdministrationVSCS/VTABS voice switch systemsCommunications systems, RCAG/BUEC/RCORadio Communications Equipment and Centralized Maintenance Terminal RCE/CMTWide Area Augmentation System, WAASTelecomm, FTI, and Bandwidth Manager Systems.Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work historyQualifications 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.In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration. Education 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.This position is covered by the Department of Transportations 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.Security Requirements:This position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.If one applicant is interviewed then all applicants on the referral list will be interviewed.A supervisory statement endorsing the applicant for this announcement is required by the closing date of this announcement. You may upload your document with your application or fax to: by the closing date of the announcements. Supervisor endorsement is not required for ingrade and downgrade candidates.(206) 231-4150Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectees report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are 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.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

Keywords: Federal Aviation Administration, Longmont , Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (RMLS Systems Specialist), Other , Longmont, Colorado

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