Federal Aviation Administration Medical Officer (Supervisory, Regional Flight Surgeon) in Burlington, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration
  • 1 vacancy - Burlington, MA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/3/2016 (22 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Business Component:

Aviation Safety, Office of Aerospace Medicine, New England Region Medical Division, ANE-300


The Office of Aerospace Medicine develops and manages medical programs in support of Aviation Safety. The Regional Flight Surgeon (RFS) is responsible for the accomplishment of all functions within the New England Region Aerospace Medicine Division, including managing and directing regional aerospace medicine programs. The RFS is responsible for developing and communicating regional positions on Aerospace Medicine policy and operational issues, as well as ensuring consistency in regional program standards, policies, and operations. The incumbent administers and directs the Airmen Medical Certification, Aviation Medical Examiners (AME) Program, Air Traffic Control Specialist and Applicant Examination Program, and the Internal Substance Abuse Program throughout the regions, as well as, provides medical advice to agency lines of business, as needed. The RFS conducts and participates in medical education programs for airmen & agency employees and administers the FAA employee substance abuse program. The RFS represent the Federal Air Surgeon on all medical matters within their geographic area of responsibility.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Planning and administering a medical certification program for airmen, including professional review and adjudication of cases involving medical pathology and other problems requiring resolution at the regional level.
  • Administering and operating regional programs, which determine the clearance status of agency employees subject to medical standards.
  • Administering the regional AME Surveillance programs, including: selection, training, designation, re-designation, termination or non-renewal of designation. Performs other quality management functions to monitor and decrease errors. Conducts periodic site visits as needed.
  • Providing professional advice and guidance to the regional administrators and other officials in all aerospace medical matters.
  • Conducting periodic visits to field offices and facilities to advise and assist on medical matters.
  • Supporting selected aerospace medicine research and medical standards validation efforts.
  • Overseeing the management of the FAA Employee Substance Abuse Program in the region.
  • Implementing Quality Management System (QMS) and Safety Management System (SMS) at the regional level.

The Regional Flight Surgeon serves as the Supervisory Medical Officer and is responsible for the supervision of subordinate personnel in the regional office:

  • Exercises responsibility for all personnel actions for the regional staff;
  • Evaluates performance of subordinate employees;
  • Resolves complaints and minor disciplinary measures, when applicable;
  • Manages Time & Attendance for regional employees;
  • Assigns work, allocates resources, and employs effective decision-making to guide staff in meeting daily operational demands;
  • Provides guidance for training and developmental opportunities;
  • Furthers the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to non-discriminatory employee practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - U.S. Citizens: A fixed relocation payment of $10,000 will be paid to new hires to Federal service and student trainees; and a fixed relocation payment of $27,000 will be paid to employees with status.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • This position is covered by the DOT's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
  • Certificates and Licenses required. Copies MUST be submitted.
  • Position has a positive education requirement. Transcripts ARE required.
  • Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
  • A one-year supervisor/managerial probationary period may be required.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.


DEGREE: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).]

GRADUATE TRAINING: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate MUST have had a least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training in aerospace medicine. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the "Directory of Residency Training Programs" and the "Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians." In addition to a residency in aerospace medicine, knowledge, skills, and abilities for work in this program area may have been acquired in fields such as internal medicine, pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, family practice, preventive medicine, occupational health, or public health

LICENSURE: Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Applicants MUST submit a copy of their license by the closing date.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE Applicants MUST have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the FV-L, FG/GS-13/14 level. Specialized experience is experience in design, development, delivery and administration of an Aerospace Medical Program. 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.


See Qualifications Required Section for education requirements.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EDUCATION, PLEASE READ: Applicants MUST submit a copy of their college or university transcript and certificates by the closing date. If selected, an official transcript will be required. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax to (781) 238-7283 (please include name and announcement number on each page). Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited US educational institution in terms of equivalency to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.


We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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

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Other Information

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. 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.

Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. If you need to submit additional documents to supplement your on-line application, e.g. transcripts, SF-50, or veterans' documentation, you may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS. Supplemental documentation can also be faxed to (781) 238-7283 on or before the closing date of this announcement.

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 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 or Leadership and Management Dimension.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Technical Requirement or Leadership and Management Dimension in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Please include specific examples and details which illustrate your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Please include applicable date ranges.Youranswers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience.. 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 Leadership and Management Dimensions and other factors 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.

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.

This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm The FAA is an excepted service agency.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:Locality Pay, COLA

Salary Range: $159,810.00 to $185,100.00 / Salary includes locality payment of 25.19%. Pay Rates for FAA employees, including Locality Pay, is capped by law at $185,100.

Series & Grade: FV-0602-M/M

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens - This announcement is open to all Citizens.

Control Number: 452271100

Job Announcement Number: ANE-AAM-17-002-49844