Federal Aviation Administration Civil Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas

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Summary

The incumbent will serve as a Civil Engineer and program manager for the airport development projects for the Office of Airports (ARP), Arkansas/Oklahoma (AR/OK) or Louisiana/New Mexico (LA/NM) District Office in the Southwest Region.

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Responsibilities

This position serves as a Civil Engineer and program manager for the Office of Airports (ARP), Arkansas/Oklahoma (AR/OK) or Louisiana/New Mexico (LA/NM) District Office in the Southwest Region, in support of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The AR.OK or LA/NM serves as the principal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organization responsible for all airport program matters in airport design, construction, maintenance, operations and safety.

Review and comment on engineering design drawings, specifications, construction safety, and phasing plans for compliance with established requirements. Conduct field inspections and review status reports/project closeout reports to ensure technical compliance and alignment with project requirements; identify areas of non-compliance and provide resolution to complex problems/issues. Participate in pre-design, preconstruction and construction meetings to ensure conformance with FAA approved project documents. Ensure development projects meet FAA regulations, standards, and guidance. Develop presentation for conveying technical information.

Perform multiple, varying, and complex assignments to ensure timeliness and technical compliance. Define, plan, and organize assigned resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Visit airports and current and proposed construction sites to observe construction progress and perform construction inspections to ensure acceptable levels of safety are provided.

Review, evaluate and make recommendations on all aspects of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants-in-aid program regarding the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) and/or Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) funding eligibility, justification, and conformance with the approved Airport Layout Plan (ALP). Review professional services contracts, including change orders and supplemental agreements to determine eligibility of work.

Serve as the primary contact with local, state, and federal officials in the coordination, evaluation, and approval of federal grants for airports. Collaborate with pubic airport investment of federal funds. Negotiate with non-agency officials to resolve areas of conflict. Review and make recommendations to ADO Management and Airports Regional office regarding requests for Modification of Standards (MOS) for design and construction documents.

Participate in runway safety meetings and make recommendations to management regarding funding allocations for any recommended runway safety projects. Review and process aeronautical studies. Knowledge of airport design, construction standards and methods. Coordinate with other FAA divisions regarding reimbursable agreements and projects that may affect an FAA facility or operation. Prepares correspondence for review by management including Congressional responses, briefing papers, approval letters, and guidance to sponsors associated with all aspects of airport development.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

NA

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0810 Civil Engineering

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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
Qualifications

Degree:

Professional Engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

OR

Combination of education and experience. For additional information on qualification requirements, please visit the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

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Specialized Experience: 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-H, FG/GS11/12) in the Federal Service. 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: experience reviewing and commenting on airport project engineering design drawings and specifications, including construction safety phasing plans. Experience in identifying and resolving complex airport engineering problems/issues, making recommendations on airport improvements and conveying technical airport engineering information to a variety of audiences.

*Applicants MUST include examples of specialized experience in their work history.*

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

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's) 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.

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/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

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.

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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.

Interviews: Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

Requirement for Security Clearance: Selection and placement are contingent upon waiver or completion of satisfactory security requirements. For Low Risk (1), this position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

Travel: This position requires 20% travel.

FAA's Core Compensation Plan:

This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: https://www.faa.gov/jobs/workinghere/benefits/

This is a bargaining unit position.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

This position has a positive education requirement. You must provide a copy of your college/university transcripts, PE license, EIT results, and/or foreign education accredited evaluation by the closing date of the announcement in order to demonstrate that you meet the positive education requirements for this position. The transcripts must reflect the type of degree awarded and degree awarded date. Further consideration WILL NOT be given if you fail to submit the required documentation by closing date of this announcement.

Standard Form (SF-50) - Notification of Personnel Action: Applicants must submit their most recent SF-50 containing information in Blocks 15,17,18,19,22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position, title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of this announcement.

Supporting documentation may be uploaded/faxed or mailed to the attention of the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. Please reference vacancy announcement number.

We cannot guarantee timely receipt and assume responsibility for the quality or legibility of the faxes, illegible documents will result in loss of consideration. You only need to submit those items required on the announcement.

This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 810 series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 810 series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 810 series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

Forms: * SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

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Agency contact information
Debra Caballero
Phone

(817) 222-5836

Fax

817-222-5852

Email

debra.caballero@faa.gov

Address

Federal Aviation Administration Southwest Region, AHF-C300 10101 Hillwood Parkway Fort Worth, TX US

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Next steps

Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Privacy Act
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  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504837900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 07/12/2018 to 08/01/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: FV I

Salary: $79,394 to $123,050 per year Salary includes a 23.40% locality payment

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time