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Posted by: Federal Aviation Administration on Nov 23, 2021


Location:

Atlantic City , NJ

Job Description:

Summary
Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis.

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Overview Accepting applications
Open & closing dates
11/22/2021 to 12/06/2021

Salary
$85,209 - $132,062 per year Salary includes a locality increase of 26.04%.

Pay scale & grade
FV I
Location 1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlantic City, NJ

Telework eligible
Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

Travel Required
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.

Relocation expenses reimbursed
No

Appointment type
Permanent

Work schedule
Full-time

Service
Excepted

Promotion potential
NA

Job family (Series)
1550 Computer Science

Supervisory status
No

Security clearance
Other

Drug test
No

Announcement number
ACT-ATO-22-AJM2531-75506

Control number
623298900

This job is open to

The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Individuals with disabilities

Veterans

Special authorities
Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

Clarification from the agency
Open to all US Citizens. Also open to those eligible for 30% or More Disabled.

Duties He/she serves as a Computer Scientist supporting the National Airspace System (NAS) automation systems applying experience and advanced knowledge of computer science principles to store, manipulate, transform, or present information by means of computer systems. Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments under the limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist. May act as a team leader for a single or small work activities.
Applies theoretical knowledge of computer science to create or apply new technology, such as adapting principles for applying computers to new uses. Contributes to performing analysis of problems and restoration activities through analysis efforts across site personnel, 2nd level personnel, vendors support, and other external stakeholders. Conducts logical analyses of business, scientific, engineering, and other technical problems to develop mathematical models to solve problems through the use of computers.
He/she is responsible for maintaining and assisting in the development of software requirements using operating system theory, data structures, computer system architecture, software engineering and computer communications. Tests and evaluates highly complex integrated National Airspace System (NAS) automation systems; designing and planning test programs; and deployment of NAS automation software systems to the field. Provides responsive service in the resolution of field issues with automation systems required for maintaining safe, efficient, productive, and cost-effective operation of the NAS. Provides site support software test activities and performance of Data Reduction Analysis (DR&A), as well as for Keysite testing activities (may require frequent travel) including site restoration, installation of system modifications, and resolution of site issues or problems. Contributes to the timely resolution of any immediate problem(s) and to ensure future occurrences are avoided.
He/she uses computer science techniques to analyze system performance and fault information to identify causes of system problems or systems failures and recommends improvements. Analyzes computer hardware and software problems/issues to recommend new approaches to solve problems. Provides policy and guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally.
Supports the development of overall plans, criteria, and software system specifications; and supports team efforts in accomplishing work; integrates efforts with other ongoing projects. Provides hardware and software related recommendations for site support and/or test activities to lead small work activities and communicates the overall results of an assignment to FAA management, the aviation and aerospace industries, and other external to include representatives of industry, and agency advisory committees.
Upon management approval of engineering, site support, or test projects, determines, within given requirements and constraints of system/software assigned, a design system's strategy, i.e. modularity, subsystem, etc., that attempts to anticipate directions of change in workload and legislative requirements in order to accommodate changes efficiently. Works with more experienced scientists in the development of timetables and coordination controls to ensure the integrity of the system design and the phases of its implementation. Determines input, output, and basic internal processing specifications.
Supports overall system/subsystem software design, development, test, and site support and is responsible for working with customers to identify and documents their needs and requirements; and support the design and system validation of these requirements. Supports testing of these requirements and site support for these requirements.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding pre-employment COVID Vaccine requirement. US Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.

Qualifications

To view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference - U.S. Office of Personnel Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Computer Science Series, 1550:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/
Basic Requirement:
Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.
To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H / FG/GS-10-12. 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 not limited to: Experience conducting analyses of business, scientific, engineering, and other technical problems and supporting system/subsystem software design, development, test, and site support.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
If the selecting official decides to interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list.
You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, 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 How to Apply section of the announcement.
Selection may be made from this announcement or from ACT-ATO-22-AJM2531-75433.

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: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

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.

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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. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

If selected, you will be required to acknowledge/affirm that you are or will be fully vaccinated prior to entering on duty, and will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entering on duty.

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 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 alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1653.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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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.

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.

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As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.
Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your online application. These documents must be uploaded or emailed to Jennifer.A.Lowery@faa.gov 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 1550 series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 1550 series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 1550 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.

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.

Pay Rate:

Unspecified

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