ATCS, Support Specialist (MSS-1, Level 12)
Serves as a support staff member in a Level 12 TRACON and is responsible for tactical (day-to-day) and strategic (long-term) support of multiple program areas such as training, quality assurance, airspace/procedures, plans/programs, operational automation, military operations or other areas.
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Serves as a support staff member in a Level 12 TRACON and is responsible for tactical (day-to-day) and strategic (long-term) support of multiple program areas such as training, quality assurance, airspace/procedures, plans/programs, operational automation, military operations or other areas. The work requires a comprehensive knowledge of the air traffic field in addition to the ability to apply this knowledge to the development of new methods, studies, approaches and procedures. The Support Specialist must also be knowledgeable of facility goals, objectives, and staff study requirements.
Not required - The job does not require any travel.
#### Job family (Series)
2152 Air Traffic Control
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement
Applicants must apply on-line through Aviator.
Candidates must show Specialized Experience, which is defined as: 1) Must have held an FAA 2152-FG-14 or above, regional or headquarters position for a least one year (52 weeks) OR 2) Must have been facility rated or area certified for at least one year (52 weeks) at an ATS facility; NOTE: An employee who has been facility rated or area certified for at least one year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility that is upgraded, is considered to meet the qualification requirements of the upgraded positions, since the employee has been performing the higher-graded work; OR 3) Must have held an MSS position for at least one year(52 weeks) in an ATS facility; NOTE: There are no restrictions on who can apply to MSS vacancies at those facilities with 3 or less MSS levels. In addition to the qualifications listed above for MSS positions, the chart on MSS positions will be used to determine which career level applicants are qualified to make application.
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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.
Current or former New York Tracon certification preferred.
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.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Interview Policy: If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed.
Early Retirement: Position is not covered under P.L. 92-297 for early retirement purposes.
Requirements for Security Clearance: Selection and placement are contingent upon waiver or completion of satisfactory security requirement.
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.
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
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
All bids must be received by the closing date of the vacancy announcement in order to be considered.
Submit FAA Form 3330-43-1 to your designated facility rating official at least 5 days prior to the closing date of the announcement. The rating official will complete FAA Form 3330-43-1 and return it to you for timely submission. Bids from candidates which have not been certified and signed by facility management will be ineligible for consideration.
Incomplete bid packages will not be considered.
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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 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.
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How to Apply
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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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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Open & closing dates:
06/09/2018 to 07/02/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$144,536 to $189,600 per year Salary will be set in accordance with the Air Traffic Specialized Pay Plan (ATSPP). The salary range cited above includes a locality rate of 32.13%.