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AJW-178 provides operational support engineering for FAA-owned Data communications equipment used in the National Airspace System (NAS). AJW-178 is the highest level of engineering expertise in the FAA for these systems.Learn more about this agency Responsibilities
Provide technical assistance to field facilities that are maintaining NAS equipment and restoring NAS services. Perform modification engineering to resolve problems with NAS equipment. Develop and maintain technical documentation used in the maintenance of NAS systems and services. Provide technical assistance to Washington program offices fielding new NAS equipment.
Incumbent is responsible for national modifications and technical maintenance of hardware and software concerns in communications systems, equipment, and facilities of the National Airspace System. The incumbent will perform the following duties under the direction of a more experienced engineer:
1. Analyze operational, maintenance, and logistical problems to determine functional impact and technical course of action to correct. Prepare engineering study reports detailing results of analysis and recommendations.
2. Develop hardware and software modifications to correct problems with communications systems. Develop test plans, procedures, and quality control techniques to insure quality of product. Generate directives needed to implement modifications.
3. Review and analyze technical maintenance documentation for communications systems to ensure it is complete, accurate, and adequate. Develop new documents, or changes to existing ones, to correct discrepancies identified and reflect modifications.
4. Provide technical assistance to field personnel to resolve problems and restore NAS services.
5. Provide technical consulting to headquarters program offices in the development of new NAS communications systems.
6. Travel is required in the performance of duties.
Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments and plans the implementation of projects/programs under limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, or more experienced engineer. May act as a contributing specialist on large work activities or as a team leader for single or small work activities.
Applies experience and advanced knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to his/her discipline to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve programs and policies. Understands how his/her technical area interacts with or is affected by other disciplines and considers the objectives of the major subdivision and LOB/SO when developing, integrating, and implementing solutions to diverse, complex problems. Typical assignments may include: system design and integration; extensive research; and shared responsibility for project/program management.
Defines, plans, and organizes assigned resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Allocates resources to accomplish small work-activities within established schedules.
Contacts are internal and external. May act as a key technical point of contact for assigned activities. Contributes to the preparation of management/technical reports or contractual documents, and may be called upon to communicate the overall results of a project or work activity to FAA management, the aviation and aerospace industries, and other external parties.
Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow considerable discretion to select the most appropriate approach or to recommend new approaches. Assignments typically require solutions that are to be derived by interpreting and extrapolating from situations that were faced in the past. Provides recommendations to improve work processes.
Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced engineer. Identifies and informs management of problems that require their attention. Often develops and recommends techniques to address problem situations.
Work is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.Travel Required
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.Supervisory status
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