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Job opening: Aviation Technical Systems Specialist

Salary: $145 671 - 221 900 per year
City: Warrenton
Published at: Feb 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Safety and Technical Training Service Unit, Safety Directorate, Safety Intelligence & Response Group (AJI-1300). This Group ensures the timely dissemination of accurate and unbiased information regarding significant events that occur within the National Airspace System (NAS).


Serves as one of several JATOC Safety Event Network (JSEN) team specialists within the Joint Air Traffic Operations Command (JATOC) providing a single reporting point of contact for safety related events. Applies experience and expert technical knowledge of National Airspace System (NAS) air traffic control systems, equipment, procedures, or safety interventions, including their interrelatedness and functions, to evaluate and analyze complex aircraft accidents/incidents, near mid-air collision reports, major technical service disruptions, and incidents which receive significant media interest. Provides safety related information and analysis that may impact NAS operations to support the JATOC ATO Watch Officer. As a recognized expert within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), provides leadership for highly complex and challenging activities under the minimal direction of the Team manager. This work is critical to the safety of the NAS and the flying public.


  • 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.


To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-J or FG/GS-14 level. This experience is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.Specialized Experience is defined as: Experience evaluating NAS technical systems, operations and procedures used for air traffic control and/or power, communication, surveillance, automation and/or other types of air navigation services to identify significant operational safety events.Experience supporting ATO Operational facilities in a wide variety of positions, such as an air traffic controller, electronics technician, airway transportation system specialist, support specialist or manager, to direct and monitor the initial notification and preliminary analysis of facts surrounding significant events.You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later 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.*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position. *Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. **This position is not covered by PL 92-267 for early retirement purposes, and is therefore, not eligible for "good time" credit.Position is ineligible for true time and one half.


Education cannot be substituted for experience.


  • Address Federal Aviation Administration HQ Employment Services Branch 800 Independence Ave, SW, Room 523 AHF-110 Washington, DC 20591 US
  • Name: Krystiana Nelson
  • Phone: 1 (202) 267-5860
  • Email: [email protected]


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