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Job Details

Supervisory Physical Scientist

Company name
Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

Location
Washington, DC
20 hit(s)  

Profile

Duties

Summary

Serves as Manager of the Weather Research Branch, ANG-C61. Provides leadership and technical expertise for the Branch. Is responsible for a variety of complex and challenging Intra-Agency, Inter-Agency, and International activities including planning, analysis, development and coordination to help FAA implement its Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) domestically and globally.

Business Component:

Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Portfolio Management and Technology Development Office, Aviation Weather Division, Weather Research Branch, ANG-C61

Responsibilities

Serves as Manager of the Weather Research Branch, ANG-C61. Provides leadership and technical expertise for the Branch. Is responsible for a variety of complex and challenging Intra-Agency, Inter-Agency, and International activities including planning, analysis, development and coordination to help FAA implement its Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) domestically and globally.

If selected for this position, you will be required to:

Manage the FAA's Weather Research program of applied research to mitigate the impact of weather on the safety, efficiency, and capacity of the National Airspace System (NAS). Conduct research to advance weather observations, analyses, and forecasting capabilities to support operational decision making by controllers, flight operations centers, and pilots. Utilize research capabilities in industry, academia, other government agencies, Federally Funded Research & Development Centers, and commercial research entities through interagency agreements, university grants, memorandums of agreement, and contracts.

Transition mature weather observations, analyses, and forecasting capabilities to the National Weather Service (NWS) and/or FAA decision support systems for operational production. Support the translation of weather information from the NWS into operational decision support processes in FAA.

Conduct weather observations, analyses, and forecasting capabilities research for all major aviation weather hazards to include turbulence, temperature, pressure, convective weather, ground and in-flight icing, adverse winds, winter weather, and restricted ceilings and visibility (C&V) over land and oceans. Provide research support for high-resolution models to analyze and forecast these phenomena.

Develop formulate programs, analyze information requirements, develop integration solutions, design studies, develop interface requirements, perform engineering change analysis, system modeling, and simulation in support of global and domestic harmonization of weather information and the net-centric concept of system wide management of weather information.

Identify and specify interfaces between elements of aviation weather and other systems in support of global harmonization of aviation weather information and standards.

Provide extensive analysis and coordination required to develop overall strategic plans and pace NAS-wide operational, research and development (R&D) requirements to incorporate weather information into Air Traffic Management (ATM) decision support processes and tools.

Create, lead and manage teams and work groups to plan and develop approaches for integrating weather information into complex and varied decision support systems to be used for managing the NAS. You will be responsible for successfully bringing together scientists from other Government agencies, FAA-funded research laboratories, international representatives, and members of the aviation industry to work together to achieve the objectives of the program. Incumbent will also be responsible for developing techniques and policies to address current/anticipated problems and issues.

Provide expert guidance and instruction to coordinate program requirements with managers, program managers, contractors, researchers and other teams. Communicate a clear plan for the program to other services units and lines of business within the agency, with other government agencies, international entities, and members of the aviation industry.

Represent FAA as the primary technical authority for his/her program and communicate externally and internally with aviation weather stakeholders such as ATO Service Units, the Aviation Safety organization (AVS), the NextGen Executive Weather Panel (NEWP), the NWS, the Department of Defense, and industry representatives.

Perform other managerial duties to include performance plans, leave, telework, travel and training requests, etc.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

NA

Who May Apply

This job is open to...

FAA Employees - Office/Division/Facility - Agency employees in ANG-C Only

Job family (Series)

Requirements

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)

This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.

A one-year supervisor/managerial probationary period may be required.

Qualifications

To view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference - U.S. Office of Personnel Management the Individual Occupational Requirements for the General Physical Science Series, 1301

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/general-physical-science-series-1301/

Basic Requirements:

Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. or

Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the basic requirements above, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-J or FG/GS-14 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.

Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: experience leading critical and technologically complex aviation weather programs of national and international significance that included collaborative work across intra-agency, inter-agency, and internal lines; Experience in requirements and/or standards development.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

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.

1. 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 Leadership and Management Dimensions, 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.

2. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements may be further evaluated on the Leadership and Management Dimensions listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

3. All, some, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

4. All applicants must submit their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. See required documents.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT:

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

No

Required Documents

SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION. (SEE BELOW)

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 609-485-8995 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 1301 series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 1301 series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 1301 series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

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.

Benefits

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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

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)

Salary

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, , for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

Agency contact information

Mary Ann Quinn

Phone

Fax

609-485-8995

Email

Address

Federal Aviation Administration

William J. Hughes Technical Center

ACT Regional HR Services Division

Atlantic City International Airport, NJ

US

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.

Important

- 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 or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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

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.

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Legal and regulatory guidance

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