Provides electronics technician support of the systems engineering function for NAS air route radar systems (includes En Route Long Range Radar systems), and serves as a principle technical specialist for guidance on, and resolution of, problems associated with continued operation of commissioned facilities and resolution of problems related to the introduction of new systems into the NAS.
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Performs analyses, design, development, and implementation of system-wide hardware/firmware modifications; service life extension; failure analysis/support in response to complex NAS related problems beyond the assigned repair capability of the field; NAS configuration management; quality assurance; development and issuance of associated national technical directives and maintenance guidance.
Incumbent is involved in the development and evaluation of the operational readiness and/or supportability of new NAS systems for deployment and technical support to new system acquisition efforts, responsibility for independently analyzing/resolving a wide variety of user problems and system failures involving functional and technical challenges (e.g. en route radar data/digital signal processing; en route radar antenna controls and motors; equipment/tools for controlling, monitoring, and reporting system for en route radar and other equipment in building status and health, firmware design, burn/load, debug; and/or circuit card assembly (CAA) design).
Represents the organization as a primary technical point of contact in intra- and inter-service agency meetings relating to the technical aspects of in-service improvement, new system development, technical documentation, and resolution of problems associated with the NAS. Contacts are to furnish technical guidance and advice, share information, provide data, and discuss the statuses of assignments. These contacts can be internal and external to the organization. Incumbent represents the technical aspects of the NDP/AJW-142 program and bridge the gap between the engineering functions of second level engineering and the functions of the FAA Air Traffic Organization while maintaining good working relationships with a wide variety of individuals using tact and patience when dealing with difficult situations. Initiates contact with system users and technical counterparts to gain their cooperation to resolve problems and/or implement new equipment or system changes. Responsible for the development and delivery of technical guidance for system users. Analyzes and resolves a wide variety of user problems and system failures involving functional and technical challenges. These problems/failures includes: en route radar data/digital signal processing; en route radar antenna controls and motors; equipment/tools for controlling, monitoring, and reporting system for en route radar and other equipment in building status and health; firmware design, burn/load, debug; and/or circuit card assembly (CCA) design.
Interprets and adapts technical manuals, manufacturers’ instructions, FAA policies and procedures, and other publications provide guidance for some assignments, but in many cases, guidance is inadequate or incomplete, requiring the technician to develop solutions based on comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and past experience.
Completed assignments are considered technically authoritative and are reviewed only for general compliance with organization objectives. Identifies resources needed to perform assignments. Organizes and assigns resources needed to accomplish large work activities within established schedules.
Work is reviewed for compliance with established policies and sound technical and programmatic judgment.
50% or less – The job may require up to 50% travel.
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 one-year probationary period may be required.
Successful completion of security investigation may be required.
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Travel required, Subject to Telephone Availability and Call Back.
Reference OPMs Individual Occupational Requirements for Electronics Technician, 0856 series in conjunction with the Group Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support positions.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this position at the FV-I level, applicants must have at least 52 weeks of Specialized Experience equivalent to the (FV-H or GS/FG-12) level in the Federal Service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position.
Specialized experience may include but not limited to: experience in operations and maintenance support of the Air Route Surveillance Radar (ARSR-4) systems to include responsibility for a variety of projects involving the modification and modernization of hardware/firmware systems; development and delivery of technical guidance for system users; and responsibility for independently analyzing/resolving a wide variety of user problems and system failures involving functional and technical challenges (e.g., en route radar data/digital signal processing; en route radar antenna controls and motors; equipment/tools for controlling, monitoring, and reporting system for en route radar and other equipment in building status and health; firmware design, burn/load, debug; and/or circuit card assembly (CCA) design.)
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.
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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 Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs), 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 KSAs and Other Factors 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.
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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.
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3) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACORECompensation.htm
4) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted.
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This position is eligible but not in a bargaining unit.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required