Operations Officer

Federal Aviation Administration - Fort Worth, TX4.2

This is an Operations Officer position responsible for watch-standing and supporting key managers by providing information and carrying out supporting activities involving events and situations concerning the National Airspace System (NAS), regional and national disasters, and contingency operations.

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This position serves as the Operations Officer in a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Service Center Region, Office of Finance and Management (AFN), Office of National Engagement & Regional Administration (ARA). The position reports to the Regions Operations Center (ROC) Manager. This is an Operations Officer position responsible for watch-standing and supporting key managers by providing information and carrying out supporting activities involving events and situations concerning the National Airspace System (NAS), regional and national disasters, and contingency operations.

Monitors and assesses aviation events, situations, and incidents:

Analyzes impact on the FAA and the regions and informs response personnel and organizations.
Determines which matters are sufficiently urgent to require the immediate attention of high-level regional managers or the Washington Operations Center.
Provides or arranges for support from the office of primary responsibility during an accident, incident, or national security incident.
Acts as executive agent for the National Transportation Safety Board to direct local law enforcement authorities to secure an accident site.

Maintains current information on the NAS:
Receives information on facility outages, accidents, emergency conditions, and unusual occurrences.
Ensures that appropriate parties are informed of status.
Manages communications regarding aviation-related events and situations in the service area:

Operates ROC equipment and systems.
Receives and reports written and verbal messages which affect the region.
Processes, tracks, and records actions.
Receives and dispatches important written and verbal messages, including those emanating from the Office of the Administrator.
Facilitates communication between appropriate agencies, FAA managers, specialists, and FAA lines of Business who need precise incident or condition information on situations that affect the flying community.
Operates independently during shifts, immediately responding to urgent requirements prior to advising higher authorities of actions taken. Contacts are with ROC personnel, FAA managers and executives, as well as FAA and state and local officials responding to contingencies.

Performs collateral duties assigned on an individual basis.
Must be able to perform shift work on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis.
Supports Department of Transportation HQ Resiliency backup functions and/or FAA HQ devolution functions requiring the ability to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.
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.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
A Top Secret clearance is required for the position.
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 or FG/GS-12 in the Federal Service. 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 is described as, but not limited to a comprehensive knowledge of the functions and characteristics of the NAS and aviation nomenclature.

Not applicable

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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.

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, in your work history please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you choose 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 selection 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.

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

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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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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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required