Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
$62,013.00 to $96,127.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
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Pay scale & grade
$62,013 to $96,127 per year
Salary includes locality payment of 39.28%
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Individuals with disabilities
This job is also open in another announcement to:
Federal employees - Competitive service
Federal employees - Excepted service
The Engineering Technician (ET) will contribute to the organization in the support role for System Support Centers. Work is completed using various general and specialized trade skills, including but not limited to: electrical, carpentry, painting, concrete, plumbing, welding and drywall. The ET has responsibility for developing supply estimates for various projects, gathering technical data, evaluating/formulating safety procedures and determining manpower.
Business Component: Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations, Western Service Area, Oakland District, Oakland ARTCC Group, Oakland ARTCC Environmental System Support Center
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Serves as an Engineering Technician (ET) assigned to a field organization responsible for infrastructure sustainment activities throughout the Service Area/NEO. ETs contribute to the organization in the support role for Systems Support Centers. Work is completed using various general and specialized trade skills, including but not limited to; electrical, carpentry, painting, concrete, plumbing, welding and drywall. The ET has responsibility for developing supply estimates for various projects, gathering technical data, evaluating/formulating safety procedures, determining manpower, and material and fiscal requirements for assigned projects. The ET may assist a project coordinator in planning, cost estimating designing, developing and completing local projects. In addition, the ET must be capable of learning airport layouts and have the ability to navigate safely throughout Airports Operations Areas. ETs possess a working knowledge of laws, policies, and procedures pertaining to the construction work environment, i.e., Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), facility, system and equipment security, Environmental Compliance Assessment Protocol (ECAP), and National Electrical Code (NEC). Applies electrical, mechanical, and structural knowledge to perform duties as assigned, and is required to periodically interpret construction and building blue prints. THE ET applies experience and detailed technical construction knowledge in order to plan and complete assignments in support of National Airspace System (NAS). Project contacts include, but are not limited to, District Office(s), other FAA organizations, local airport authority, and contractors. Contacts are made to share information, provide data, furnish technical guidance, and discuss the status of the assignment. These contacts are internal and external, but are not limited to the scope of the employee's work. Maintenance of the structure surrounding a facility, such as the landscaping, fence, and gates can also fall within the duties of an ET.
50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
U.S. Citizens - This announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens, including 30% Disabled, Veterans Recruitment and Individuals with Disabilities
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
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.
Valid state driver's license is required.
Travel up to 50% may be required.
Shift work may be required.
Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.
You must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-F, FG/GS-9 and below in the Federal Service to qualify for this position at the FV-G level. 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: the knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Technician (ET) work, i.e., using a variety of trade skills such as electrical, carpentry, painting, concrete, plumbing, welding and drywall; interpreting diagrams, specifications, manuals, and supply/cost estimates.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.
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 priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
Working Conditions of Employment: You must be able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position without hazard to yourself or others. Work assignments can be physical and strenuous in nature. You may also be required to lift and/or carry objects up to 30 pounds, as well as climb ladders, walking up several flights of stairs, working on elevated surfaces and/or work in unusual or uncomfortable body positions or environmental conditions. Some positions involve work that must be performed outdoors during various weather conditions. There is a potential for shift work, i.e., nights, weekends and rotating shifts.
This is a bargaining unit position.
Links to Important Information: Locality Pay
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
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
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 (310) 725-7847 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.
If you are requesting consideration for any of the special hiring authorities, you must submit the following documentation:
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.
All Veterans: 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.
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
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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.
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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)
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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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Agency contact information
Angela Jackson Angela Jackson
Federal Aviation Administration
15000 Aviation Blvd.
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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.
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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.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
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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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