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Supervisory Air Traffic Control Specialist (MSS-2, Level 10), Operations Supervisor

Federal Aviation Administration Seahurst, WA
  • Posted: 13 days ago
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Supervisory Air Traffic Control Specialist (MSS-2, Level 10), Operations Supervisor

##### Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

##### ATO, Western Service Area (North), Anchorage-Seattle District (TWAS), Seattle TRACON, TWAS1-S46


- ##### Open & closing dates

09/04/2019 to 09/16/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade


- ##### Salary

$140,122 to $182,156 per year

Salary includes a locality payment of 26.04% for Burien, Washington.

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



2 vacancies in the following location:


Burien, WA 2 vacancies

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes - Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - Employees with status: A fixed
relocation payment of $10,000 will be paid.

##### Telework eligible


- Duties

### Summary

The incumbent serves as an Operations Supervisor in an Terminal
(Level 10) facility and is responsible for planning and directing
operations within delegated areas of responsibility. Provides first
line supervision to a team of developmental and certified
professional controllers. Supervises a staff of air traffic control
specialists who are responsible for carrying out air traffic control
assignments within a geographic area.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

Plans and assigns work to be accomplished by subordinate employees.
Sets work priorities and schedules. Approves leave; gives advice,
counsel, and instruction to employees on both work and
administrative matters. Evaluates performance of employees and
recommends performance ratings. Hears and resolves complaints from
employees and refers group grievances and more serious unresolved
complaints to a higher level manager. Identifies and arranges for
developmental and other training needs of employees. Finds ways to
improve production or increase the quality of the work directed.
Adjusts staffing levels and work procedures to accommodate resource
decisions made at higher levels. Recommends goals and objectives for
the area and tracks accomplishments.

Communicates and reinforces diversity and EEO policies and programs
in all areas of responsibilities, including selection, training, and
transfers. Supports and participates in the labor management
partnership process, and fosters a work environment where all
employees are treated in a fair and equitable manner.

### Travel Required

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

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

2152 Air Traffic Control

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- Must submit first page of FAA Form 3330-43 (See Required

### Qualifications

To qualify for this position you:

1. Must have held an FAA 2152 FV-J/FG-14 or above regional or
headquarters position for at least 1 year (52 weeks);


2. Must have been facility rated or area certified for at least 1
year (52 weeks) in an ATS facility; (NOTE: An employee who has been
facility rated or area certified for at least 1 year (52 weeks) in
an ATS facility that is upgraded is considered to meet the
qualification requirements of the upgraded position, since he/she
has been performing the higher-graded work);


3. Must have held a MSS position for at least 1 year (52 weeks) in
an ATS facility.

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

### Education

Preview Job Questionnaire
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.

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
Leadership and Management Dimension.

In lieu of providing a narrative response in the text box listed
below each Leadership and Management Dimension, please include
information in your work history that provides specific examples of
how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each. Your
work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the
highest level of ability. Your 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.

**Career Enhancement/Career Progression:** In accordance with HRPM
EMP 1.29/1.29a, this position may be a Career Enhancement
Assignment/Career Progression. The selectee(s) may be eligible for
pay retention. Career Diversity is not enhanced when an employee is
assigned to a staff or supervisory position in which they previously
held on a permanent basis. CEP/CP selectees will be required to
certify eligibility.

**Supervisory/Managerial Probationary Period Requirement:** A
one-year supervisor/managerial probationary period may be required.

**Interview Policy:** Some, all or none of the candidates may be

This position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a
National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI) background investigation
prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

Incumbent is required to maintain operational currency and medical

This position is covered by Public Law 92-297 for early retirement

This is not a bargaining unit position.

**Links to Important Information:** Locality Pay , COLA

### 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


- Required Documents

To be considered for this announcement, you must complete the
on-line application using the AVIATOR system by the closing date of
the announcement. Applicants must apply on-line to receive
consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or
emailed applications cannot be accepted. Please follow all
instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating
or consideration for employment. Applicants may be asked to verify
information on your application for employment with the FAA.

All applicants MUST complete and submit the first page of FAA Form
3330-43, Rating of Air Traffic Experience with their application.
The form MUST include from and to dates of experience, position
title, series and grade/level of all positions held. The form MUST
be submitted either by uploading a copy as an attachment with the
application package through USAJOBS or by faxing the form to (206)
231-4150 by the closing date of this announcement. When faxing,
please include your name and the vacancy announcement number on the
faxed pages.

NOTE: Applicants are reminded that FAA Form 3330-43 is required and
NOT FAA Form 3330-43-1.

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


- FAA-3330-43 : Rating of Air Traffic Experience

#### 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.

- 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. Learn more about federal

Review our benefits

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


**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

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

### Agency contact information

### Kim Richardson

##### Phone

(206) 231-4044

##### Fax

(206) 231-4150

##### Email

##### Address

Federal Aviation Administration
ANM Regional HR Services Division
2200 S. 216th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198

Learn more about this agency

### 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.

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 Office of Civil Rights
(ACR) 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

### 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 process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

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