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Job opening: Airway Transportation Systems Specialist

Salary: $71 925 - 111 473 per year
Published at: Aug 14 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Airway Transportation Systems Specialists (ATSS) at this level are recognized as the subject matter expert in their field. All duties of an ATSS are tied to maintaining safe and efficient operating capacity of the vast and complex network of electronics systems required for the world's largest air traffic control and navigation system.


Serves as an ATSS with the Technical Support Operations Group. Performs a variety of functions directly related to the operation of the NAS. Responsibilities include integration, restoration, testing and evaluation of new advanced services or service components, hardware/software systems and processes. Applies comprehensive technical knowledge to protect the integrity of all components and systems to provide NAS service delivery.


  • 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.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required
  • A valid state driver's license is required
  • All or none of the applications may be interviewed.


To qualify for this position candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility that demonstrates an extensive knowledge of and experience in technology system interrelationships, and management of civilian or military automated aviation, navigation and electronics systems. Generally, experience at the next lower level, pay band H/level III or equivalent, meets the minimum qualifications for this position as long as the experience supports the demonstrated abilities.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Demonstrated Abilities and 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.Demonstrated Abilities: Applicants MUST provide narrative responses for each Demonstrated Ability listed within this announcement. Narrative responses should be clear and concise, providing a description of your education, training, and experience that would describe the degree to which you possess each Demonstrated Ability. Narrative responses are MANDATORY for each Demonstrated Ability and applicants must show possession of each.Answer all questions to the best of your ability. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you possess this type of experience at a later stage in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification. Failure to submit narrative responses for each "Demonstrated Ability" will prevent further consideration.For assistance in responding to each of the Demonstrated Abilities "things to consider"/instructions have been provided for each of the demonstrated abilities at:https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/program_policies/policy_guidance/hr_policies/media/AppendixVPromotionCriteria.pdfIn addition to the qualification requirements listed above, The following has been determined to be a Selective Placement Factor for this position:Experience with 1 or more of the following systems: Instrument Landing Sys, (MARK 20\20A & MARK 1F includes Capture Effect, Null Reference, Side Band GS), Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) (Second Gen 9996 Conventional/Doppler), Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) (Second Gen 9996, Thales 415, ASII 1118, Selex), Tactical Air Navigation, Antennas (TACAN) (RTA2, Low Power TACAN), Non-Directional Beacon, VOR Collocated w/ DME, TACAN, Remote Comm Air/Ground, Back-up Emergency Comm, Remote Comm Outlet, Voice Recording Sys, Remote Transmitter/Receiver, Terminal Voice Switch, Radio Frequency Interference, Radio Comm Link & Weather: VOR Test Facility, Runway Visual Range.Selective Placement Factor (SPF) is A knowledge, skill or ability KSA or competency essential for satisfactory performance in the announced position. Applicants MUST include examples of specialized experience and selective placement factors in their work history and be specific when describing specialized experience.Please refer to the KSA section of the announcement for details.Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.


Education may not be substituted for experience.


  • Address Federal Aviation Administration AWP Regional HR Services Branch 777 S. Aviation Blvd. - Suite 150 AHF-S110 El Segundo, CA 90245 US
  • Name: Kawana Crawford-Midgette
  • Phone: 1 (424) 405-7432
  • Email: [email protected]

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