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Air Traffic Control Specialist

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Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

Des Moines, WA
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Air Traffic Control Specialist


Des Moines






Quality Control Group Specialist, responsible for evaluating air traffic control facilities within the Western Service Area.

Business Component:

Northwest Mountain Region, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Quality Control Group, AJV-W100.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for evaluating air traffic control facilities within the Western Service Area including External Compliance Verifications (ECV). Uses and provides helpdesk support for the Compliance Verification Tool (CVT). Follow up on Internal Compliance Verifications (ICV). Reviews Comprehensive Electronic Data Analysis and Reporting (CEDAR) data and applies comprehensive NAS knowledge to identify systemic drift. Provides input on NAS air traffic facility initiatives and acts as a clearinghouse/senior point of contact regarding Quality Control initiatives, performance and effectiveness.

Provides document change proposal (DCP) response roll-up. Prepares reports that contain findings and analysis of facts and recommends changes in work methods, procedures, air traffic activity reports and actions to improve Service Delivery Point performance. Provides air traffic control process information support to facilities for immediate notification and response to significant or noteworthy events (e.g.; major aircraft accidents, near mid-air collision reports) that necessitate an event review. Includes performing 24/7 on-call duties IAW agency directives including Services Rendered Telecoms and Drug Test Determinations.

Provides comprehensive, detailed information as required for litigation support. Provides accident package support. Assists other service center groups as needed (e.g.; FOIA requests and briefing papers). Supports/conducts audits (e.g.; AOV, FAA HQ, ad hoc) and special assessments. Provides AOV credentialing support. Manages data requests from other LOBs and agencies (e.g.; FSDOs, AOV, NTSB). Provides education outreach which may include developing and conducting automated presentations. Conducts inquiry roll-ups and follow-up on events, hotline complaints and congressional reports.

May provide Runway Safety support including, but not limited to, tracking that all airports with an operational FAA ATCT or FAA Contract Tower (FCT) have an RSAT meeting at least once per fiscal year. Responsible for tracking and follow-up on Corrective Action Requests (CARs) and Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) related to the Quality Control functions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

FAA Employees - Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only in the Federal Aviation Administration

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

#### 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)

Interviews may be conducted.


To qualify for this position you:

Must have held an FAA 2152 FG-14 or above regional or headquarters position for at least 1 year (52 weeks);


Must have been facility rated or area certified for at least 1 year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility (Note: an employee who has been facility rated or area certified for at least 1 year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility that is upgraded is considered to meet qualification requirements of the upgraded position, since he or she has been performing the higher-graded work);


Must have held an MSS position for at least 1 year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility (see note above).

This position requires extensive experience as an air traffic control specialist/manager in a terminal or enroute environment. Candidates must demonstrate one year of specialized experience at a level 10 or above air traffic facility is preferred.

Qualifications 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.



Preview Job Questionnaire

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.

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.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:

Locality Pay, COLA

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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.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required


Required Documents


Required Documents

In addition to the online application, you must also submit the FAA Form 3330-43-1, Rating of Air Traffic Experience for AT Movement, including a list of correspondence courses, if applicable. FAA Form 3330-43-1 MUST BE SIGNED BY THE APPLICANT AND THE RATING OFFICIAL TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION. All forms submitted unsigned will NOT be considered. You may upload and attach your required documents to your application. If you are unable to upload documents, you must fax or mail the FAA Form 3330-43-1 to the servicing HR Office identified in this announcement. The FAA Form 3330-43-1 MUST BE RECEIVED IN THIS OFFICE BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. Applications and/or supporting documentation received after this date will not be accepted. Please be sure to indicate your full name and the announcement number you are applying for on each page. Fax Number: (206) 231-4153.

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.




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. Learn more about federal benefits.

Review our benefits

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


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.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

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.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.


* FAA-3330-43-1 : Rating of Air Traffic Experience For AT Movement

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Agency contact information

David Lassen







Federal Aviation Administration

Northwest Mountain Region

2200 S. 216th St

Des Moines, WA


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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.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates:

04/28/2018 to 05/18/2018



Pay scale & grade:



$136,857 to $184,757 per year Salary shown includes 25.11% locality payment for Des Moines, WA.

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