Federal Aviation Administration Electronics Technician (Instructor) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Duties



Develops course control documents/training material and/or conducts theoretical and practical training on assigned Customs and Border Protection (CBP) equipment and systems for field technical experts involved with the installation and maintenance of one or more CBP systems. Participates in and/or conducts special projects or staff studies concerning the technical or administrative aspects of the training program function.

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Develops course control documents/training material and/or conducts theoretical and practical training on assigned Customs and Border Protection (CBP) equipment and systems for field technical experts involved with the installation and maintenance of one or more CBP systems. Participates in and/or conducts special projects or staff studies concerning the technical or administrative aspects of the training program function.

Develops course control documents for new and revised courses. This includes training plans, training proposals, course specifications, and programs of instruction. From these course control documents, develops lesson plans and prepares to conduct teaching assignments.

Develops new resident, self-study, distance learning, and/or on-the-job training courses. This includes: writing the course material; developing Distance Learning Platform lessons; producing Aviation Training Network lessons; developing laboratory procedures; designing and developing training aids; developing examinations, including transferring hard-copy or paper exams onto electronic media; and performing other assignments required in completing the development of a course.

Instructs field technical personnel through classroom lectures/seminars/laboratory situations/Distance learning on technical subjects relating to fundamentals, principles, maintenance, operation and evaluation of assigned complex CBP systems. Administers reviews, evaluates, and improves examinations designed to measure training effectiveness and student progress. Administers Distance Learning Platform courses and/or bypass exams by coordinating with customers and team members, maintaining student records, responding to notes, performing monitoring sessions, tracking student progress, and taking appropriate action when necessary.

Provides direction to students in both technical and administrative areas during periods of instruction. Counsels students and gives constructive feedback or advice as appropriate. Reviews and evaluates the performance of each student in the class and makes recommendations to CBP Program Manager regarding a student’s continuance in training.

Provides support to and may act as a point of contact for employees from areas of technology support that move, install, and make operational ready, computer equipment, switches, and peripheral devices for classroom readiness. Consults with managers and employees from multiple organizations to assist them in excessing classroom computer equipment, as needed. May provide technical assistance and serve as a point of contact for classroom management of computer systems utilized to provide training on CBP systems.

Maintains a high level of knowledge of current technological developments through study of technical periodicals, special seminars, visits to factories and laboratories, training courses, etc. Develops and conducts seminars and initial training for other instructors as appropriate.

Maintains knowledge of computer equipment characteristics used throughout CBP sufficient to consult with and support employees from areas of technology support. Acts as a point of contact for multiple organizations to resolve security vulnerabilities affecting classroom training of CBP systems.

Technical projects may include knowledge and experience with procurement of equipment or software to support training requirements; cost analysis to obtain the best product for the training requirement at the lowest cost to the agency; analysis of proposed modifications to field systems; review and development of agency policy, handbooks, and equipment instruction manuals; and technical coordination of the installation of new equipment/systems.

Serves as a team member on various teams to accomplish projects/assignments, increase efficiencies, and improve product quality.

This position may require up to 25% travel.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • #### Job family (Series)

0856 Electronics Technical

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  • Requirements


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)
  • A recent SF-50 is required (See Required Documents for requirements)
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Rotating shifts and nights may be required.
  • Successful completion of security investigation will be required.

Reference OPMs Individual Occupational Requirements for Electronics Technician ,0856 series in conjunction with the Group Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support positions. For more information, visit website: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/electronics-technical-series-0856/

To qualify for this position at the FG-13 grade level, by the closing date of the announcement, applicants must have at least 52 weeks of Specialized Experience equivalent to the FG/GS-12, (FV-H) 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 being filled.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE may include but not limited to experience in one or more of the following functional areas: Navigation and Landing Systems, Communications, Terminal and EnRoute Radar, Terminal Automation, EnRoute Automation, NAS Information Services, and ARTCC and GNAS Environmental.

Applicants should provide examples of Specialized Experience in their Work History.


See Qualifications Required.

Information Regarding KSAs: 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 section, 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 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) or 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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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.


1) PAACE- Article 49, Section 6, D, If an Academy Instructor eligible for return rights accepts an assignment to a position that meets the definition of instructor in paragraph 4.c, the employee's return rights shall continue under the provisions of the original contract.

2) All applicants MUST provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), which verifies current position, title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record. (See the Required Documents)

3) Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

4) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.

5) TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF FAXED DOCUMENTS, please call (405) 954-7981.

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


Drug test required


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

Documentation, i.e. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), Supervisory recommendation etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to [405) 954-3003 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

If you are not currently serving as an FAA Academy Instructor, you MUST upload or fax a written recommendation from your immediate supervisor covering the following criteria:

1) Quality and Recency of technical experience and training in the specialty to be taught. 2) Supervisory and managerial potential. 3) Personal characteristics. 4) Performance records and awards.

You must upload or fax your Supervisory Recommendation to 405-954-3003 by the closing date of the announcement. Please reference announcement number.

If you are an FAA employee currently serving as an FAA Academy Instructor, the written recommendation is not required.

AAC Regional HR Services Division, AHF-C400 will coordinate with the appropriate Servicing Personnel Office to obtain endorsement from Service Area/Division Level Manager.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) 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 the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/.

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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  • How to Apply


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.


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Agency contact information
Thierry Hobson







Federal Aviation Administration DOT/FAA/MMAC/AHF-C400 6500 S. MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK US

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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.

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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.

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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • 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/504837100. 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 07/18/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: FG 13

Salary: $87,252 to $113,428 per year Salary includes locality pay of 15.37%.

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time