Public Notice for Program Management (Direct Hire)

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Aviation Administration

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Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


This is a Public Notice for FAA authorized Program Management (0340) positions open to U.S. Citizens. Positions may be announced for FV-J through K to support the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 2021. Positions to only be filled within the Office of Communications (AOC) line of business.

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  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    07/09/2024 to 09/30/2024

  • Salary

    $92,964 - $169,378 per year

    The salary listed does not include locality pay. Locality will be determined on the duty location of the selectee.

  • Pay scale & grade

    FV J - K

  • Help


    • May be filled in various FAA duty locations
  • Telework eligible

    Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time-to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed


  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule


  • Service


  • Promotion potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

  • Supervisory status


  • Security clearance


  • Drug test


  • Announcement number

    AAC-FAA-24-PUB NOT-91155

  • Control number




Serves as a Program Manager within the Office of Communications (AOC). AOC provides a full suite of strategic communications on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The organization is responsible for the policy, direction, and management of the agency's messaging with the media, Congress, industry, FAA's employees nationwide, and the public. In support of the agency's aviation safety mission and Department of Transportation’s strategic goals, AOC provides well-coordinated, innovative, and effective communications campaigns that incorporate traditional public affairs and media relations support, with modern digital tactics. The program also includes covering administrative operations, media requests, press liaison activities, webmaster duties, speechwriting, live event planning and social media responsibilities.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Manage staff, daily operations, planning efforts, strategic vision, and/or the delivery of accurate information in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Oversee various media relations responsibilities and leads select enterprise communications projects/activities.
  • Manage and develop communications channels, strategies and deliverables, including the dissemination of timely information to the media and the public.
  • Run day-to-day management of projects that include social media campaigns, social media content, content calendars and live events among many other tasks.
  • Create, grow and manage social media platforms through creative use of content and researching and analyzing trends and usage of current and future channels.
  • Ensure all communications strategies, products and live events align with the agency’s priorities and goals, are well written and produced and successfully communicate safety information to the intended audience.
  • Respond quickly and accurately to a large volume of incoming media requests received around the clock and must also proactively plan and push messaging ahead of media attention on key aviation issues to ensure accurate reporting on behalf of the FAA.
  • Establish and maintain effective communications and demonstrate a high level of service to all organizational elements of AOC as well as other offices throughout the agency. Partners with the aviation industry, civil aviation authorities, government agencies, and union representatives to accomplish work.
  • Represent or delegate accountability for representing FAA at aviation events, industry conferences, and other civil aviation authority meetings.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Successful completion of security investigation may be required.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • A one-year supervisor/managerial probationary period may be required.
  • Please review Required Documents & Additional Information.


FV-J (FG/GS-14): To qualify at this level, you must demonstrate possession of at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-I (FG/GS-13) level. 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: Experience in Media Relations program management to include planning, organizing, resolving issues, coordinating tasks, and implementing the visions and strategy of short and long-range goals; developing internal processes and procedures, implementing process improvements, program enhancements and management efficiencies for a Team, Division and/or organization; and speaking on the record to media representatives and providing information in response to reporter inquiries.

FV-K (FG/GS-15): To qualify at this level, you must demonstrate possession of at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-J (FG/GS-14) level. 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: Experience in aviation to communicate policies, procedures, or other purposes of a program with high-level officials and media representatives (i.e., industry representatives, legislative executives/Capitol Hill or other government entities, reporters, editors, or staffers); assessing and navigating complex program/business issues; and developing and implementing communication plans, targeted media distribution lists, strategies and awareness campaigns for an organization.


There are no education substitution options for these pay bands.

Preview Job Questionnaire

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. 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.

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. On-the-Spot will be used to fill this position. The 'Rule of Three', Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.


1) This Public Notice will serve as a resume repository – positions may or may not be filled from this announcement.

2) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.

3) Some, none, or all candidates may be interviewed.

4) Bargaining and non-bargaining positions may be filled.

5) Positions may be filled at any pay band level.

6) Duty location may be negotiable upon request.

This is not 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.


Required Documents

Supplemental documentation will be accepted in combination with your online application. These documents must be uploaded into USAJOBS or emailed to 9-AHR-AHF-PUB-NOT@faa.gov on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

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.


How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must be submitted 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 be submitted at the time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with a 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 and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 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

Federal Aviation Administration
AAC Regional HR Services Branch
6500 S. Macarthur Blvd, HQ Room 155
Oklahoma City, OK 73169
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Next steps

Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, please go to: USAJOBS Help Guide.

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

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 the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. 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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