Monday, December 24, 2012

Electronics Technician

Job Title:Electronics Technician

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:FAA-AMH-12-TO-CTI-24930
    $35,000.00 to $52,500.00 / Per Year
    Tuesday, April 03, 2012 to Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Full Time - Permanent
    Many vacancies in the following location:
FAA Air Traffic Control Locations Throughout the States
    This announcement is open only to graduates from FAA-approved Technical Operations-Collegiate Training Initiative (TO-CTI) academic institutions.

The Next Generation of Flight is Underway - and you can be part of it! We need you and your fresh ideas to shape the air transportation system of tomorrow, and the way America flies. Come be a part of the new generation in aviation, an industry that is absolutely critical to this nation's economy and security.

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a fundamental transformation of our nation's airspace system. It uses 21st century technologies to meet future demands, avoid gridlock in the sky and on the runways, further improve safety, and protect the environment. For more information on NextGen, watch this brief introduction : NextGen Introduction

About the FAA         Employment Information

Amendment Date: 12/12/2012
Amendment Note: This announcement has been extended.

Business Component: FAA, Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations Field Service

Additional Salary Information: Salary will be adjusted to include locality pay or COLA based on assigned duty location.

No Permanent Change of Station (PCS) payments are authorized.


    U.S. Citizen
    Submission of official transcript required prior to appointment
    You must provide proof for claims of veterans preference
    Pre-appointment medical and security clearances required

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Electronic Technicians (ET) install and maintain electronic equipment and lighting aids associated with facilities and services required for aviation navigation to ensure a reliable, safe, and smooth flow of air traffic. This involves work with radar, communications, computers, navigational aids, airport lighting aids, and electrical/mechanical support for facilities on and off airports within the network of the National Airspace System (NAS). It includes periodic maintenance (inspection and analysis of equipment with associated adjustments), corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and replacement of malfunctioning equipment, and certification. ETs normally maintain the electronics portion of facilities. Some ETs travel throughout a large geographic region of the country installing new electronic equipment at a wide range of facilities and remote locations. ETs may also assist in the design, development and evaluation of new types of electronic equipment for the NAS. Many ETs work out of offices located at or near airports and on service equipment located on airports, in air traffic control towers, automated flight service stations, air route traffic control centers, in open fields, or even on remote mountain tops. It is often necessary to drive significant distances (100-200 miles) to reach facilities.
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OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements for Electronics Technician, FV-0856

To qualify at the FV-F level: Applicants must have successfully completed all program requirements and be in receipt of a two-year or four-year degree* from an FAA approved TO-CTI academic institution AND been recommended for employment by an authorized TO-CTI school official.

If you are a candidate that graduated from an FAA-approved TO-CTI academic institution, and did not originally establish eligibility for employment consideration under the TO-CTI program, you may elect to do so by contacting your TO-CTI academic institution.

The unique job code required for this announcement is provided to graduates that have been recommended for employment by an authorized TO-CTI school official.

Well-qualified applicants will also possess documented work experience with at least one of the following specialties: Automation, Telecommunications, Navigational Aids, Radar, and/or Environmental.

*You MUST submit a copy of your transcript immediately upon submission of your online application. Failure to do so WILL eliminate you from consideration.

A complete listing of current FAA approved TO-CTI academic institutions can be found at the following URL address:

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.

    I have graduated from an FAA approved TO-CTI academic institution, in a specialized field, that included the teaching objectives required by the FAA.

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate. Answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)

1. I have graduated from an FAA approved TO-CTI academic institution, in a specialized field, that included the teaching objectives required by the FAA.

2. Please select the answer that best describes your experience with at least one of the following specialties: AUTOMATION, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, RADAR, and/or ENVIRONMENTAL.

To preview the application questionnaire, click the following link: View Application Questionnaire
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FAA offers an excellent comprehensive benefits programs. To learn more about the federal government benefits, please click here.

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.
As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
Direct deposit of pay is required.


1) 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.
2) This position requires a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI), which may be completed after appointment.
3) You must be able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position without hazard to yourself or others. Depending on the position, usable vision (including color vision and near vision), hearing, and speech may be required. You may also be required to lift and/or carry objects of about 20 to 50 pounds, as well as climb ladders and/or work in unusual or uncomfortable body positions or environmental conditions.
4) An interview may be required. You may be asked to verify information you have provided on your application for employment with the FAA, such as proof of citizenship, military service, disability status, or selective service registration, or to supply copies of transcripts, military documents, references, or other supporting documentation.
5) Some ETs may be required to travel away from home up to 80% of the time. Position may involve work that must be performed outdoors during various weather conditions. Most positions involve rotating shifts, weekend, and holiday work.
6) 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 external announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this external announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.
In lieu of providing narrative responses in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include experience that correlates with the 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. Your answers may be adjusted as appropriate.
7) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLACitizenshipFinancial Disclosure

    Once your application is in 'Submitted' status, you may receive employment consideration for 12 months from the date of the submission of your application or until a new vacancy announcement for the register is established, whichever comes first. To extend the period of eligibility for an additional 12 months, you must access your application, review and/or update responses to the questionnaire and 'Submit' your application. Please note, each time that you re-submit your application to the vacancy announcement, it overwrites your original submission and extends consideration of your application for twelve months from the date of the most recent submission.
    Submitting an updated application allows you the opportunity to provide the most up-to-date information concerning your education, training, and experience. It also assures that selecting officials receive the most current information.
    Your application must be in a 'Submitted' status in order to be referred. Only applications in a 'Submitted' status at the time a referral list is generated will be eligible for referral. Referral lists can be created anytime after the announcement has opened.

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You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "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 have a status of "Submitted" 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 and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
    Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

    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.

        SF-15  : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference



All Veterans: You must submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4 or equivalent). If you are claiming 10 point preference, in addition to your DD-214, you must submit a completed SF-15 and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed immediately upon submission of the online application. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference and submit a DD-214 but fail to submit an SF-15 and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be assessed as a 5 point preference eligible. If your DD-214 reflects you have the service qualifying for tentative preference (i.e.; served in a war, campaign or expedition). Documents must be uploaded or faxed immediately upon submission of the online application. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted a tentative preference if your application shows that you have the required service (i.e.; served in a war, campaign or expedition). Prior to being appointed, you must provide a form DD-214 documenting that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.
Aviation Careers Division
Phone: 405-954-4657
Fax: 405-954-0593/5766
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Aviation Careers Division
6500 S. MacArthur Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK, OK
Fax: 405-954-0593/5766

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 or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.


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