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Federal Aviation Administration IT Specialist (Systems Administration) in Olathe, Kansas

Summary Selectee will serve as an IT Specialist (Systems Administration) for the Operations Control Center (OCC) and is responsible for management of the Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Automation Security, and providing system administration level maintenance of the Remote Monitoring and Logging System (RMLS). Responsibilities Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments under the limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader or more experienced technical specialist. May act as a contributing specialist on large work activities or as a team leader for single or small work activities. Coordinates significant technical matters with representative of internal and external organizations. May act as a key technical point of contact for assigned activities. Plans and schedules the installation of new or modified hardware/software. Manages accounts, network rights and access to systems and equipment. Develops new and innovative approaches, methodologies and techniques to define and direct challenging projects and programs. Typical assignments may include: system design and recommending solutions to complex problems, interpreting policy, preparing and reviewing management reports or contractual documents. Performs a variety of special troubleshooting and investigative assignments on a continuing basis to ensure systems reliability and accessibility and prevent and defend against unauthorized access to networks, systems, and data. Defines, plans, and organizes assigned resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Allocates resources to accomplish small work-activities within established schedules. Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist. Identifies and informs management of problems that require their attention. Often develops and recommends techniques to address problem situations. Contacts are internal and external. May act as a key technical point of contact for assigned activities. Contributes to the preparation of management/technical reports or contractual documents, and may communicate the overall results of a project or work activity to FAA management, the aviation and aerospace industries, and other external parties. Work is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity. Work activities typically support and may be vital to the success of projects or activities of one or more organizational units, subdivisions, and LOBs/Staff Offices. In some areas, the work may affect the safety and security of customers. 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 the Information Technology (IT) Management Series 2210 (Alternative A): Information Technology (IT) Management Series 2210 (Alternative A) (opm.gov) To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H/ FG/GS-10-12. 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 is: Experience in installing Local Area Network / Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN) connectivity to support critical National Airspace Systems (NAS) operations and provide system performance monitoring services on NAS critical systems and services which includes testing, modifications, enhancements, and maintenance of LAN/WAN computer networks. Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. 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. Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA. 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. 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. 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 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 alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration. Interviews: If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified 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. This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Regional Tech Ops and AEA. 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