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Federal Aviation Administration Program Analyst in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary Position is located within the FAA, Aviation Safety (AVS), Office of Rulemaking (ARM). The Program Analyst applies regulatory, policy, and process management strategies to the FAA Committee program focused on providing improved aviation safety through timely and appropriate regulatory action. Responsibilities The Program Analyst performs a combination of routine and multiple and varying assignments under the general direction of a manager or more experienced professional. Typical assignments includes attending committee meetings, collecting and analyzing data, conducting research, and assisting higher level or lower level staff members in day-to-day operations, such as the committee process and serving as an Alternate Federal Register Liaison. Attends committee meetings to collect information to provide updates to manager on committee activities. Applies experience and detailed knowledge of the analytical methods and techniques required to analyze and collect data to assist in the management and improvement of programs efficiency. Acts as an individual contributor in supporting the team by initiating the receipt of documents, analyzing documents to ensure timely completion and distributions. Researches databases and repositories to keep management informed of committee activities. Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow some discretion for employee to select the most appropriate approach(es). Typically receives guidance from a manager, when selecting analytical methods and techniques to examine work group members and in the evaluation of recommendations from industry and the public on an issue that could result in rulemaking. Refers problems and work issues to a manager or more experienced professional when guidelines are not available or applicable. Performs regulatory research to collect information used for the management and direction of committee activities. Analyzes information to collect data to assists higher level analysts prepare and coordinate draft committee charters and other documents related to committee activities to ensure completeness, such as memorandums to the FAA Administrator and U.S. DOT Secretary. Analyzes committee recommendations to identify problems and ensure they align with the scope of the committee. Refers problems and work issues to a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced professional when guidelines are not available or applicable. Demonstrates some independence in planning time and using assigned resources to accomplish tasks that support the Rulemaking Management Council (RMC). Analyzes and evaluates rulemaking life-cycle documents to ensure its completeness, notifying FAA program offices when corrections are needed. Provides written analyses to use in the preparation of talking points and briefing for the Executive Director for meetings. Works with management in creating and disseminating RMC minutes, and adding approved rulemaking schedules to the Rulemaking Information Management System (RIMS). Contacts are primarily internal to the organizational unit, major subdivision, or LOB/SO with a manager and other employees to share information, provide data and/or written analyses, and/or explain the statuses of assignments. Depending on the specialty, may have frequent contacts with subject matter experts such as the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) or other external customers on routine matters to gather data, explain regulations, and sharing information relating to established requirements. Reviews notices to identify discrepancies, submits notices to the OFR, and coordinates with FAA program offices to address any OFR comments. Responsibilities at the H-band include: The Program Analyst performs multiple and varying assignments under the limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced professional. Typical assignments includes attending committee meetings, tracking and analyzing data to ensure compliance with policies and procedures, providing guidance to less experienced professionals in day-to-day operations (such as the committee process), identifying, analyzing, and recommending solutions to complex/difficult problems, and recommending improvements to systems and processes. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications To view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference – U.S. Office of Personnel Management Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions, 0300. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0300/management-and-program-analysis-series-0343/ To qualify for this position at the G-band you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-F, FG/GS-5/7/9. 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 includes: Experience collecting and recording data to assist others in identifying problems within a program. OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Education must be directly related to the position. To qualify for this position at the H-band you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-G, FG/GS-10/11. 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 includes: Experience collecting and analyzing data to assist others in identifying problems within a program. If the selecting official decides to interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list. Education 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. www.faa.gov/jobs/workinghere/financial-disclosure-requirements The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family. Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee. 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, 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 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. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA. Multiple selections may be made. Selection may be made at the G-band or H-band. This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1653. Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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