Federal Aviation Administration Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (Radar) in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Duties



The incumbent serves as the Technical Support Specialist in the Technical Support Operations Group, performing a variety of functions directly relating to the operation of the NAS. The incumbent provides technical support to the operations managers as required for efficiency and continuity of NAS operations.

Business Component:

Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Area, Technical Operations, Technical Services, Technical Services Operations Group (TSOG) Group, AJW-W22D.

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Focuses on the availability and reliability of the services and products provided to users of the NAS. The position is concerned with the applications of the systems through which those services are provided. The incumbent performs a variety of functions directly relating to the operations of the NAS. Incumbent listens to field concerns, develops and implements coordinated solutions, and ensures follow through with the customer. Determines whether the majority of services, systems, or subsystems are operating (or are capable of operating) within applicable parameters and specifications. Determines the technical acceptability or status thereof. Provides appropriate systems and service certification as required by agency policy and guidelines. Decisions and recommendations involve major segments of the NAS which extend beyond District boundaries. Initiates action for the timely repair or restoration of services and systems, taking into account the availability of backup systems, possible reconfigurations to minimize service interruptions, and relative criticality of particular functions to the safe and efficient operation of services and systems throughout the area of geographic responsibility of the position. Responsible for second level support of all Radar systems and equipment in the Technical Support Center servicing area. Travel is required.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

FAA Employees - Internal Employees in the Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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2101 Transportation Specialist

  • 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)
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.

To qualify for this position, candidate must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility that demonstrates an extensive knowledge of and experience in technology system interrelationships, and management of civilian or military automated aviation, navigation, and electronics systems. Generally, experience at the next lower level (Pay Band H/Level III or equivalent), meets the minimum qualifications for this position as long as the experience supports the DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES identified below.

In addition to your resume, in the space provided under each Demonstrated Ability, you* MUSTprovide a *NARRATIVE justification on how you meet the this ability. The justification should be clear and concise, providing a description of your education, training, and experience that would describe the degree to which you possess each Demonstrated Abilitylisted below. Eligible candidates may be ranked based on demonstrated abilities. For assistance in responding to each of the Demonstrated Abilities"things to consider"/instructions have been provided for each of the demonstrated abilities at:


In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.

  • SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF): Experience with one or more of the following system(s) and services: Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE-3, ASDE-X); Air Route Surveillance Radar (ARSR-4); Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR-8,9,11); Maintenance of Air Traffic Control Beacon Interrogator (MODE-S, ATCBI-5,ATCBI-6), Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCBS); Common Air Route Surveillance Radar (CARSR); Common Digitizer (CD-2); Target Data Extractor (TDX-2000); Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR); Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) System; Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS).

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Demonstrated Abilities, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and Technical Requirements answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate.


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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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.

Narratives for Demonstrated Abilities are mandatory. Failure to submit demonstrated abilities statements will prevent you from receiving further consideration. Answer all questions to the best of your ability. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you possess this type of experience at a later stage in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

Supervisor Endorsement. If your selection for this position would be considered a promotion then a supervisory statement endorsing your candidacy is required by the closing date of this announcement. The endorsement must include the announcement number. You may upload your document with your application. The endorsement must include the announcement number. To obtain the Supervisory Endorsement form, please contact your manager. Failure to submit the supervisory endorsement, will remove the applicant from receiving further consideration. Supervisory Endorsement is not required for ingrade/downgrade candidates.

Interviews:All or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

Security Requirements:Moderate Risk (5): This position requires completion & favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

Conditions of Employment: This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug & Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

FAA's Core Compensation Plan: This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation Pay Plan.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:Locality Pay, COLA

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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


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

SUPERVISORY ENDORSEMENT: If your selection for this position would be considered a promotion, then a supervisory statement endorsing your candidacy is required by the closing date of this announcement. The endorsement must include the vacancy announcement number. To obtain the Supervisory Endorsement, please contact your manager. NOTE: A supervisory endorsement is not required for ingrade/downgrade candidates.

Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. Additional documents to supplement your on-line application, e.g., SF-50 or Supervisory Endorsement may be uploaded with your application in USAJOBS.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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.

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Agency contact information
Josh Harrison







Federal Aviation Administration Northwest Mountain Region ANM-14 1601 Lind Ave SW Renton, WA 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.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 and hiring process 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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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • 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/493861800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/14/2018 to 04/03/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: FV I

Salary: $74,228 to $115,042 per year This includes a locality payment of 15.37% for Salt Lake City, Utah.

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time