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Company: Federal Aviation Administration
Location: College Park, GA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description

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This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Technical Operations Service Unit, Operations Support Directorate, Spectrum Engineering Services Group, AJW-1C. This organization is responsible for securing, managing and protecting all civil aviation radio frequency spectrum resources and ensuring interference-free operation of all radio frequency dependent communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) systems throughout the National Airspace System (NAS).

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This position is an Electronics Engineer who serves as a contributing specialist responsible for assisting others in assigning FAA frequencies and providing radio frequency interference (RFI) resolution and prevention services for a designated location within central United States. This position is critical to the safe and efficient operation of the NAS.

Applies basic knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to his/her discipline to accomplish assignments. He/she assists journeyman and senior Spectrum Engineers/Technicians in the management of frequencies and the resolution of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). He/she will be provided with on the job training in FAA Spectrum software, Federal and non-Federal spectrum engineering principles, theories, and concepts (e.g. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAA Order 6050.32B, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 47 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 300) and RFI resolution. Additional training to be provided will be in the use of spectrum analyzers; Direction Finding (DF) techniques and tools; and the FAA Spectrum RFI vehicle suite of tools. Performs electromagnetic signal measurements to identify the highest probability locations of an RFI source.

He/she collects and analyzes radio and aeronautical frequencies data. Analyzes airspace cases to ensure non-federal users do not cause interference to critical aeronautical facilities. Performs Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) trend analyses, as needed to determine the effect of proposed systems on current NAS systems. Uses operating test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, direction finding equipment, and oscilloscopes.

He/she analyzes actions for proper distribution, assure appropriate databases are up to date with the latest RFI incidents and actions, and provide coordination through completion. He/she will coordinate significant technical matters with higher level engineers from other teams within AJW-1C, contribute analyses and collected data to engineers for the development of documentation, reports, and briefings to include analysis of findings on frequency assignment issues, provide recommendations to AJW-1C management and Service Area Frequency Management Officers (FMO) on frequency assignment issues on NAS CNS systems. Regularly refers problems and work issues to a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer when existing guidelines are not available or applicable.

Contacts primary internal to Spectrum Engineering Services Group, under supervision may have limited contact with representatives from domestic civil aviation organizations and industries. Contacts also include other government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DoD), the FCC and the NTIA.

Work is reviewed frequently during assignments and at completion for all aspects of quality.

Travel Required

50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

NA



Required Documents

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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: CONTINUED UNDER HOW TO APPLY

This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 0800 (Engineering) series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the 0800 (Engineering) series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying an 0800 (Engineering) series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

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.

Forms:

  • SF-15  : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
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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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

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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.
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

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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.

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. Read more Agency contact information Nakeshia Brown Phone

(781) 238-7287

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(781) 238-7283

Email

Nakeshia.Brown@faa.gov

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ANE Regional HR Services Division
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Burlington, MA 01803
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