Supervisory Aerospace Engineering Technician
Serves as Manager, Maintenance Support Group, reporting directly to the Director, Aircraft Maintenance.
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The incumbent is responsible for the execution of maintenance under 14 CFR Part 135 Air Operator Certificate, as well as the execution of certain engineering functions under the Flight Program Operations Organization Designation Authorization (ODA). Determines requirements and associated with overall aircraft/avionics maintenance, the airworthiness of aircraft assigned to or serviced by Flight Program Operations, and for providing day-to-day direction and supervision of employees assigned to or detailed to the Maintenance Support Group. This position requires an FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate.
Directs the work of subordinate employees and manages by providing management and oversight of maintenance programs to include planning, development, design, implementation operations, and execution of maintenance systems, including the administration of all FAA related and other applicable contract sources. Responsible for regulatory compliance in all areas of maintenance and engineering to include compliance with 14 CFR Parts 23, 25, 43, 65, 91, 135, 145. Implements and executes Memorandums of Understanding, contracts, etc., related to FAA-owned and exclusive-use leased aircraft. Directs, coordinates and implements policies, standards, procedures, and technical approaches for maintaining maintenance and engineering programs.
Managerial duties typically affect managers and employees for more than one organizational unit/project/program, and include: strategic planning; communicating the organization’s vision and objectives; setting priorities; assigning tasks and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluating performance of organization units, managers, and employees; coaching and developing staff and organization capabilities; approving leave; and taking or approving corrective/disciplinary actions as appropriate.
Defines and acquires staffing and funding resources to meet business requirements in support of the Flight Program Operations organization. Plans for and provides annual training acquired by all users of the maintenance system and process. Prepares, defends and monitors all budgets related to the support of maintenance program.
Exercises and applies skills overseeing a comprehensive maintenance and repair program for multi-engine airplanes with a gross weight in excess of 12,500 pounds to provide maintenance service in accordance with applicable 14 CFR parts, federal directives, and operating and repair station certificates help by the Flight Program Operations organization, as appropriate. Applies experience overseeing and repairing aircraft to manage the approval of aircraft alterations, repairs, maintenance, and inspections. Applies experience maintaining aircraft to ensure that aircraft that are returned to service are safe, airworthy, and meet and/or exceed Flight Program Operations airworthiness standards. Applies a thorough understanding of the principles of management and strategic planning to integrate the work of multiple line stations into a single all-inclusive plan to determine budgetary and staffing requirements, administer policies and procedures, and develop comprehensive strategies to accomplish the objectives of Flight Program Operations.
Maintains a close working relationship and regularly interacts with the FAA Flight Program Certificate Management Unit (CMU) on matters relating to 14 CFR Part 135 maintenance and operating regulations, as well as 14 CFR Part 145 repair station regulations. Prepares responses and mandatory submission reports on a continual basis.
Represents Flight Program Operations on in-house and government-side work groups and teams, and is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining safety management system (SMS) processes within their area of responsible under the Flight Program Operations SMS.
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.
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0802 Engineering Technical
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
This is a drug-testing designated position.
Current and valid Airframe and Powerplant Certificate required.
One-year supervisor/managerial probationary period may be required.
Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.
Occasional travel up to 20% may be required.
Please review Required Documents & Additional Information.
OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions, Individual Occupational Requirements for Engineering Technician Series and Supervisory Qualification Guide.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this position at the FV-K level, applicants must have at least 52 weeks of Specialized Experience equivalent to the (FV-J or GS/FG-14) level in the Federal Service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Specialized Experience may include but not limited to: directing and coordinating resources to provide maintenance on highly modified aviation platforms, experience in oversight of an aircraft/avionics maintenance program in accordance with established standards, federal aviation regulations, policies, practices and procedures; and/or experience leading maintenance technicians in achieving goals and objectives in a certificated flight program environment.
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.
Do you possess a valid and current FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P;)Certificate?
Applicants should include examples of Specialized Experience in their work history.
FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.
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 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.
Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and Selective Factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the KSAs 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.
You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, Veterans’
*Recruitment Appointment, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special *
hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section.
In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the Required Documents section of
*the announcement. If you are requesting consideration for any of the special hiring authorities, you must submit the following *
30% or More Disabled Veteran Program:
You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred), and supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from branch of the Armed Forces certifying to the present existence of the veteran’s service-connected disability.
Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment:
You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred). Applicants claiming 10-point preference must provide supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as, an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the present existence of the veteran’s service-connected disability before preference is awarded.
Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Targeted Disabilities Appointment:
You must provide proof of disability documentation (i.e. Schedule “A” Letter) that:
May be a letter or other documentation on official stationery/letterhead with an official signature.
Clearly states that you are eligible for appointment under the PWD/PWTD hiring authority or a Schedule A appointment authority as outlined in 5 CFR Section 213.3102(u).”
Does not need to detail the specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation.
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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.
1) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.
2) Some, none, or all candidates may be interviewed.
3) Occasional travel up to 20% may be required.
4) 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 preemployment or preappointment drug screening. Persons occupying a testing designated position (TDP) will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
5) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: ****6) Selectee must possess Current and valid Airframe and Powerplant Certificate (A&P;).
7) If eligible, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will be paid in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administrative Travel Policy (FAATP).
8) Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Applicant may be asked to verify information on their application for employment with the FAA. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
9) FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.
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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
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) as indicated below.
Current and valid Airframe and Powerplant Certificate (A&P;) required. Please fax or upload A&P; Certificate before the closing date of the announcement.
If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference:
You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.
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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* SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
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Open & closing dates:
08/10/2018 to 08/20/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$107,748 to $166,953 per year Salary includes a locality payment of 15.37%