Public Notice for Physical Scientist (Direct Hire) - Military Veterans
at Federal Aviation Administration
Summary Direct hiring authority for 1301 series is being used to fill this position. Responsibilities Positions involve professional work in the physical sciences when there is no other more appropriate series, that is, the positions are not classifiable elsewhere. The incumbent works under the direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist in conducting research and analysis. Applies experience and knowledge applicable to research methods, analysis and techniques (e.g. modeling, programming, applied statistics, decision analysis, and data visualization) in support of the organizational/program initiatives. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications Qualifications Reference: EMP-1.7. & OPM General Schedule Qualification Standards – IOR for 1301 job series in conjunction with group standards for professional & scientific positions. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/general-physical-science-series-1301/ Basic Requirements for all positions. A) Degree: Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. OR B) combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must also meet the qualification requirements listed below. FV-H. Education. 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR Specialized Experience. At least one year (52 weeks) of specialized equivalent to,the FV-G pay band (or FG/GS-5 thru 9 grade level or equivalent in other pay systems) that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position being filled. Examples may include but are not limited to: experience in working across multiple disciplines in order to conduct research and analyses; experience working with aviation weather research activities, programs, and/or projects. FV-I. Specialized Experience. At least one year (52 weeks) of specialized equivalent to the FV-H pay band (or FG/GS-10-12 grade levels or equivalent in other pay systems) that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position being filled. Examples may include but are not limited to: experience analyzing, developing, and/or implementing aviation technologies, policies, and procedures; experience with technologies and/or policies and determining how they can be employed to improve operations. FV-J. Specialized Experience. At least one year (52 weeks) of specialized equivalent to the FV-I pay band (or FG/GS-13 grade level or equivalent in other pay systems) that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position being filled. Examples include but are not limited to: utilizing programming and database (or similar) query models; performing analysis to identify and understand an issue or event; investigates evident issues through drill-down exploration and descriptive statistics. FV-K. Specialized Experience. At least one year (52 weeks) of specialized equivalent to the FV-J pay band (or FG/GS-14 grade level or equivalent in other pay systems) that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position being filled. Examples include but are not limited to: experience identifying existing or potential program deficiencies and effectively communicating program outcomes; experience leading critical and technologically complex aviation project of significance to the aerospace industry. Education This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page). Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration. Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/accreditation. Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered. 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. www.faa.gov/jobs/workinghere/financialdisclosure_requirements The 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. Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee. 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. NOTES: 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) This position has a positive education requirement. Please see required documents. 4) 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. 5) Please upload supporting documents into USAJOBS or 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov and reference the announcement number. 6) Positions may be filled at any grade level. 7) This Public Notice will serve as a resume repository – positions may or may not be filled from this announcement. 8) Duty Location may be negotiable upon request. 9) Bargaining and non-bargaining positions may be filled. This is not a bargaining unit position. Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA
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