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Public Notice for Engineering Technicians (Aerospace - Direct Hire) - Military Veterans

at Federal Aviation Administration

Summary Direct hiring authority for 0802 series is being used to fill this position. Responsibilities FV-F Duties:As an Aerospace Engineering Technician, performs basic, progressively more difficult assignments under the close direction of a supervisor, team leader, on-the job training instructor, or a more experienced employee.Applies basic technical knowledge applicable to learning the various aspects in direct support of the NAS to assist more experience employees. Assists with various projects, gathering technical data, evaluating/formulating safety procedures and material requirements for assigned projects. Assists more experienced employees with analyzing, trouble-shooting electronic, electrical, mechanical systems and components on aircraft.As training progresses, receives instruction in troubleshooting and analyzing aircraft mechanical and electrical discrepancies on various agency aircraft models and performing aircraft modification functions which involves technical work on mechanical, electronic, and/or avionics components. Develops a good working knowledge of FAA policies and procedures pertaining to (i.e. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), facility, system, and equipment security, and 14 CFR 5 Safety Management System (SMS), 14 CFR 135 Air Carrier and Operator Certification, 14 CFR Repair Station and 14 CFR 121 Air Carrier Certification.).Applies basic technical knowledge and limited experience to accomplish assignments associated with various general and specialized trade skills, such as cleaning the interior and exterior of the aircraft to include preparing cleaning products, discharging waste, performing cleaning by hand or tolls, and disinfecting restroom. Takes special precautions while operating equipment for following all safety rules and regulations, including wearing and using proper safety gear.May be required to travel, working rotating shifts to include nights, days, and/or weekends, and work in other components of the organization or geographic locations.Performs other duties as assigned.FV-G Duties:Uses state of the art computerized diagnostic equipment and specialized test equipment to analyze and resolve performance discrepancies on Flight Program Operations aircraft and flight inspection platforms in direct support of the National Airspace System (NAS). Troubleshoots and analyzes aircraft mechanical and electrical discrepancies on various agency aircraft models to include e.g. (Beechcraft King Air series e.g. 90, 200, 300), Bombardier CL-600 series, or Learjet 60. Performs aircraft modification functions which involves technical work on mechanical, electronic, and/or avionics components. Duties require knowledge of: the principles of aerodynamic properties, aircraft mechanical systems, electricity and electrical circuits; troubleshooting aircraft systems, special tools and mechanical equipment; and characteristics of corrosion treatment and protection of aircraft surfaces. This position requires a valid FAA Aircraft & Powerplant Certificate (A&P). Applies experience and detailed technical knowledge of the applicable discipline at the full performance level as well as applicable procedures and policies. Prepares technical documentation in accordance with regulations to ensure compliance with Flight Program Operations maintenance program and agency policy. Utilizes technical expertise in accordance with federal certification standards to determine the airworthiness of aircraft of specialized aviation platforms; performs research of technical data, regulations, and directives for use, evaluation, and resolution and specific functional problems. Participates in meetings and work groups with specialists of diversified technical knowledge and management up to and including team level. Provides technical advice and training to flight crews regarding discrepancies in flight characteristics and system malfunctions. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications OPM Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for Engineering Technical Series in conjunction with the Group Coverage Qualifications Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions:To qualify for this position at the FV-F level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FG/GS-4. 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 is not limited to analysis, modification, repair, and testing of complex types of mechanical components and equipment. Knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering technician work, i.e., maintaining and using a variety of test equipment; and/or interpreting diagrams.OREducation: 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology; or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, engineering or industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics gained from an accredited college or university.ORCombining Education and Experience: Combination education and experience may be qualifying for this position. Refer to OPM's Operating Manual Qualification Standards at, for more information.To qualify for this position at the FV-G level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-F level. 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 is not limited to troubleshooting and analyzing aircraft problems; utilizing diagnostic equipment to resolve performance discrepancies and determining airworthiness of highly modified aviation platforms.ANDSelective placement factor (SPF) is a knowledge, skill or ability (KSA) or competency essential to perform the duties of a position. Candidates who do not possess the SPF are rated ineligible/ not qualified and will not receive further consideration for the position.SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF): Applicant must possess a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate (A&P).Applicants should include examples of Specialized Experience in their work history.Applicants may be asked to verify information on their application for employment with the FAA. Education 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 KSA's 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. 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. 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 provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.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.Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. On-the-Spot will be used to fill this position. The 'Rule of Three', Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.1) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.2) Some, none, or all candidates may be interviewed.3) Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.4) Please upload supporting documents into USAJOBS or and reference the announcement number.5) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: here/benefits.6) This Public Notice will serve as a resume repository – positions may or may not be filled from this announcement.7) This position may be subject to drug and alcohol testing if applicable. This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by LIUNA 2097: Aircrft Maint & Engrg AMC TC.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA


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The FAA carries a huge responsibility – from directing air traffic in and around the nation and helping ensure protection of the public during space launches, to airport safety and inspections, and standards for airport design, construction, and operation; regulating flight inspection standards and advancing satellite and navigation technology, to developing and maintaining the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).

To accomplish all this and more, the FAA relies on the talents of a diverse group of aviation, technical and business professionals to perform a variety of hands-on functions that keep air travel moving freely and safely.

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