Federal Aviation Administration Industrial Engineer in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration
  • 1 vacancy - Oklahoma City, OK
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (13 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (7 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Business Component:

Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations Service, Operations Support, Communications, Flight Service & Weather Engineering Group, Interfacility Communications Engineering Team, Data Communications Sub Team, AJW-1782


The Data Communications Subteam provides design and development, test, and support engineering for Tower Data Link Services System (TDLS), TDLS Information Management System, System Wide Information Management Terminal Data Distribution System, and National Radio Communications Equipment used in the National Airspace System (NAS).

If you are selected, you will serve as an Industrial Engineer for the Data Communications Subteam, providing industrial engineering services for the Tower Data Link Services (TDLS) System and TDLS Information Management System (TIMS). The TDLS and TIMS effort encompasses several components including UNIX platforms, IP communications, networking equipment, web servers, and interfaces to other NAS systems. There will be several major programmatic software and hardware updates to this system through 2030 and beyond. Many of these updates are overlapping, requiring parallel efforts, and impact several other National Airspace System (NAS) systems that interface to TDLS or TIMS. Due to the many different interfaces; upgrades and deployments through the Data Communications lifecycle; 2nd level engineering support for operational NAS systems; modification directive development; and technical documentation updates; an industrial engineer with project management knowledge and experience is vital to ensure that project activities are on-schedule and resources allotted.

You will be responsible for the planning and implementation of several multi-phased software projects, organizing and allocating resources to accomplish work to meet program schedules. You will represent the organization in meetings with the NextGen Datacom Program Office and stakeholders, negotiating schedule and cost, and committing resources. You will act as a key technical point of contact to communicate the overall results of a project, product, or service provided by the TDLS team. You will ensure that all software products generated by the TDLS team are generated in accordance with team processes used to achieve Assurance Level 3 (AL3) defined in Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) DO-278. You will maintain and enhance TDLS team processes and procedures to ensure continued conformance to AL3 of RTCA DO-278.

Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Basic Requirement: (A) 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 & 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 (B) Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1) Professional registration-Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. 2) Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for the professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 3) Specified Academic Courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A above. 4) Related Curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had a least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g. in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

In addition to the above basic requirement to qualify at the FV-I (FG/GS 13) level, you must demonstrate in your application you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-H (FG/GS-11/12) level in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: experience working with data link service interoperability requirements to correspond with airline customers and airline service providers on the transmission and reception of departure clearance and terminal information messages; experience working as a certified project management professional for a complex technical project; experience using DO-278 compliant processes for the software development of ground based communications systems.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


THIS POSITION HAS POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. If you are not currently working for the Federal Government in the 800 as a Professional Engineer or have never held a position in the Federal Government as a Professional Engineer in the 800 series, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts prior to the closing date of this announcement. FAILURE TO DO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION. If you cannot upload your transcripts to your USAJOBS account and attach them to your application, please fax a copy to 609-485-8995 to the attention of Mary Ann Quinn and reference the announcement number on the fax. IF SELECTED, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO SELECTION/APPOINTMENT.

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

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Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Other Information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions. Travel may be required. 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. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative, 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, Skill and Ability, 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.

  1. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum requirements may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Ability listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

  2. All or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

  3. Selection may be made from this announcement or announcement number ACT-AJW-17-MAQ1782-49911.

  4. You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section. In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the "Required Documents" section of the announcement.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:Locality Pay, COLA

Salary Range: $70,924.00 to $109,921.00 / Salary includes locality pay of 14.35%

Series & Grade: FV-0896-I/I

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

Control Number: 452859100

Job Announcement Number: ACT-AJW-17-MAQ1782-49993