Electronics Technician

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Aviation Administration

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Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Serves as Electronics Technician within the ATO, Technical Operations, Operations Support, Surveillance & Weather Group, Test & Engineering Subteam.

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  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    07/02/2024 to 07/11/2024

  • Salary

    $87,971 - $136,343 per year

    Salary includes locality payment of 16.82%.

  • Pay scale & grade

    FV I

  • Help


    1 vacancy in the following location:

    • May be filled in various FAA duty locations 1 vacancy
  • Telework eligible

    Yes—This position is not remote. Telework is authorized for situational and emergencies per agency policy.

  • Travel Required

    50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    Yes— - Fixed Rate PCS - Permanent Change of Station (Current Federal Employee) - In accordance with applicable FAA Travel regulations, a fixed relocation payment of $27,000 will be paid. Relocation expenses paid are subject to applicable taxes.

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule


  • Service


  • Promotion potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0856 Electronics Technical

  • Supervisory status


  • Security clearance


  • Drug test


  • Announcement number


  • Control number



This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Open to current permanent FAA Employees in ATO and AMA-400



Provides electronics technician support of the systems engineering function for NAS air route radar systems (includes En Route Long Range Radar systems), and serves as a principle technical specialist for guidance on, and resolution of, problems associated with continued operation of commissioned facilities and resolution of problems related to the introduction of new systems into the NAS.

Applies broad experience and comprehensive technical knowledge and is considered a technical expert within the
organization for assigned NAS systems and equipment. Incumbent applies electronic technician expertise to the
solution of hardware/firmware problems such as modification and modernization to improve the reliability,
maintainability, and safety of assigned NAS systems/equipment and facilities. Specifically, for assigned NAS
systems, the incumbent performs work of broad scope providing the highest organizational level of technical
support associated with in-service improvements.

Performs analyses, design, development, and implementation of system-wide hardware/firmware
modifications; service life extension; failure analysis/support in response to complex NAS related
problems beyond the assigned repair capability of the field; NAS configuration management; quality
assurance; development and issuance of associated national technical directives and maintenance guidance.

Provides incite in the development and evaluation of the operational readiness and/or supportability of
new NAS systems for deployment and technical support to new system acquisition efforts.
responsibility for independently analyzing/resolving a wide variety of user problems and system
failures involving functional and technical challenges (e.g., en route radar data/digital signal
processing; en route radar antenna controls and motors; equipment/tools for controlling,
monitoring, and reporting system for en route radar and other equipment in building status and
health; firmware design, burn/load, debug; and/or circuit card assembly (CCA) design).

Gathers information, analyzes, evaluates, and plans course of action to resolve design/operational problems
within assigned NAS systems. Analyzes system performance and fault information from field facilities to
identify causes of system failures, defines and takes corrective action, or makes recommendation and
seeks/influences others to support those issues wherein capability to resolve is not within NASE. Plans,
organizes, coordinates, and integrates the work of multiple projects to accomplish organizational/strategic
objectives related to assigned NAS systems, while maintaining cost, schedule, quality and performance.

Represents the organization as a primary technical point of contact in intra- and inter-service
agency meetings relating to the technical aspects of in-service improvement, new system
development, technical documentation, and resolution of problems associated with the NAS. Contacts
are to furnish technical guidance and advice, share information, provide data, and discuss the
statuses of assignments. These contacts can be internal and external to the organization. Incumbent
represent the technical aspects of the NDP/AJW-142 program and bridge the gap between the
engineering functions of second level engineering and the functions of the FAA Air Traffic
Organization while maintaining good working relationships with a wide variety of individuals using
tact and patience when dealing with difficult situations. Initiates contact with system users and
technical counterparts to gain their cooperation to resolve problems and/or implement new equipment
or system changes.

Interprets and adapts technical manuals, manufacturers' instructions, FAA policies and procedures, and other
publications provide guidance for some assignments.

Performs other duties as assigned.



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.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
  • Please Review Required Documents & Additional Information.


To qualify for this position at the FV-I (FG/GS-13) level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-H, (FG/GS-12) 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 includes experience in operations and maintenance support of the Air Route Surveillance Radar systems that included responsibility for a variety of projects involving the modification and modernization of hardware/firmware systems.

Applicant should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Information Regarding KSA’s:

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 Quality Ranking Factor (QRF), if applicable, and the KSA’s 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.

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.

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


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

2. Some, none or all applicants may be interviewed.

3. 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.

4. Position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: https://www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/benefits.

5. To check receipt of emailed documents, please email Tia.M.Bagby@faa.gov.

This position is eligible but not in a bargaining unit.

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.


Required Documents

Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50) is required to verify area of consideration. Supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts, etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or emailed to 9-AMC-AHF-S210@faa.gov on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

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.


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

Jenny Hess
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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