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Hazardous Materials Aviation Safety Analyst

Washington, DC

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The incumbent serves as an expert analyst in the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (AXH) under the immediate leadership and direction of the Deputy Director (AXH-2). Incumbent leads and undertakes analytical work, completing and providing Program and Executive level reports, information or other requested formats and data on AXH safety oversight, compliance and indicators of aviation safety trends.
Incumbent continuously analyzes, evaluates and advises on significant aviation safety matters related to the integration of hazardous materials transportation into air carrier operations. Incumbent reviews program activity and industry data to identify safety issues and areas for program improvement. Incumbent supports the AXH mission and objectives by evaluating and optimizing the complex processes and systems relied upon to support aviation safety goals.
Incumbent will serve as Project Manager and work collaboratively with other Subject Matter Experts on complex projects/programs. He/she will provide project direction and oversight to a high-level matrixed project team. Incumbent will demonstrate project leadership to define requirements and plan project lifecycle deployment; define resources and schedule for project/program implementation. Incumbent will provide programmatic and technical project management knowledge throughout the programmatic lifecycle of assigned projects/programs and ensures activities are completed in accordance with the project scope. Incumbent manages requirements development and plans project lifecycle deployment; defines resources schedule for project/program implementation. Incumbent defines plans and organizes assigned resources to accomplish organizational objectives and allocate resources to accomplish work activities within established schedules.
Incumbent participates in the creation of strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning, as well as plan/schedule project deliverables, goals, and milestones. Incumbent ensures appropriate project practices/procedures are established and followed, to include approval procedures, development methodologies, deployment practices, production turnover procedures, and meeting key project documentation requirements. Incumbent will coordinate with security analysts on mission specific issues that may affect project's success. Incumbent develops oversight reports prepared for the review of senior program management and used for internal/external risk management and strategic planning. Incumbent reviews oversight activities, inspection data, prepares analysis reports, and identifies safety related issues/areas for process improvement. Incumbent maintains working knowledge of FAA wide program orders applicable to AXH including but not limited to FAA Orders 8000.369A (Safety Management Systems), 8040.4b (Safety Risk Management), FAA Order 8000.72 (Integrated Oversight Philosophy) and 8000.373 (Compliance Philosophy). Incumbent works collaboratively with FAA personnel, industry, trade associations, government agencies, and other external stakeholders to develop and analyze data and identify safety risk upon request. Incumbent may represent AXH in various committees, work groups and industry forums as they relate to oversight, safety management systems, safety risk management, and continual improvement of safety oversight processes upon request.
To support strategic initiatives, incumbent uses safety management principles to proactively address aviation safety risks through consistent, data-informed approaches to make smarter, system-level, risk-based decisions. Incumbent identifies/recommends resolution processes to highly complex problems or issues which often cross organizational boundaries and influence the accomplishment of FAA's strategic objectives. Incumbent predicts potential issues and proposes recommendations for preventive action related to SMS, SRM, the Oversight and Compliance Philosophy.
The incumbent may represent the Agency as the primary technical authority for projects and programs in the area of Aviation Safety as requested. Formulates/recommends organizational positions in writing and presentation on major projects/policies/issues to senior management. May be requested to develop briefings to convey strategic vision/policies to internal/external audiences for Executive management and various presenters.
Travel Required
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
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US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
To qualify for this position at the FV-J level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience for this position include: Analyzing, evaluating and advising on aviation safety matters; experience interacting with internal and external audiences, which demonstrates engagement, oversight, information sharing, and education using a risk-based methodology with outcomes of positive impact on aviation safety.
For this position, education cannot be substituted for specialized work experience.
Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
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 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.
Incumbent has available broad policies and objectives, which provide general guidance for addressing issues, but usually requires the development of new and innovative approaches to solve problems. Incumbent often develops new policies, procedures, and approaches, taking into consideration FAA policies and guidance, government-wide rules and regulations, and industry standards. Incumbent develops innovative approaches to attain organizational objectives and optimize resource utilization.
As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, 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 Knowledge, Skill and Ability (KSA), 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.
How You Will Be Evaluated for Internal Announcements:
Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
This is not 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.
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
Security clearance
Drug test required
Required Documents
Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to (206) 231-4153 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the vacancy announcement number.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system .
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 .
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of Received
by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of Received
each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.

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Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
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Employer's name and address
Supervisor name and phone number
Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.
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2200 S. 216th St.
Des Moines, WA
Next steps
Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

- If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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