Federal Aviation Administration Engineering Technician in Memphis, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Memphis, TN
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Saturday 10/8/2016 (16 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Business Component:

Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations, Memphis District, Memphis ARTCC ENV SSC, WEU12-ZME


The incumbent serves as an Engineering Technician (ET) assigned to a field organization responsible for infrastructure sustainment activities throughout the Memphis District. ETs contribute to the organization in the support role for Systems Support Centers. Work is completed using various general and specialized trade skills, including but not limited to; electrical, carpentry, painting, concrete, plumbing, welding, masonry, fencing and drywall. Servicing and maintaining heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, water filtrations, engine generators and irrigation systems. The ET has responsibility for developing supply estimates for various projects, gathering technical data, evaluating/formulating safety procedures, determining manpower, and material and fiscal requirements for assigned projects. The ET may assist a project coordinator in planning, cost estimating, designing, developing, and completing local projects. In addition, the ET must be capable of learning airport layouts and have the ability to navigate safely throughout Airport Operations Areas. ETs possess a working knowledge of laws, policies, and procedures pertaining to the construction work environment, i.e., Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), facility, system, and equipment security, Environmental Compliance Assessment Protocol (ECAP), and National Electrical Code (NEC). Applies electrical, mechanical, and structural knowledge to perform duties as assigned, and is required to periodically interpret construction and building blue prints. The ET applies experience and detailed technical construction knowledge in order to plan and complete assignments in support of National Airspace System (NAS). Project contacts include, but are not limited to, District Office(s), other FAA organizations, local airport authority, and contractors. Contacts are made to share information, provide data, furnish technical guidance, and discuss the status of the assignment. These contacts are internal and external, but are limited to the scope of the employee's work. Maintenance of the structure surrounding a facility, such as the landscaping, fence, and gates can also fall within the duties of an ET.

The ET may be required to travel up to 50% of the time.

Relocation Authorized
  • No
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.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation is required.
  • Position may require up to 50% of travel.

To qualify for this position at the FV-G level you must demonstrate in your application that you possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower level equivalent to FV-F, FG/GS-9 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills or abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying specialized experience may include, but is not limited to the knowledge of the fundamentals of ET work, i.e., using a variety of trade skills, such as electrical, carpentry, painting, concrete, plumbing, welding, and drywall; interpreting diagrams, specifications, manuals, and supply/cost estimates. Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.

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 a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA in your work history, please include work history that describes how you meet 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. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA); 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. 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.

Qualifications must be met by closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Reference: OPM Individual Occupational Requirements for Engineering Technical Series in conjunction with Group Coverage Qualifications Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/engineering-technical-series-0802/

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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.

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.

All or none may be interviewed.

FAA's CORE COMPENSATION PLAN This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/policyguidance/hrpolicies/hrpm/comp/compref/

Candidates may also apply and be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility for the following special appointing authority(s):

  • Disabled Veteran with 30% or more disability

  • Persons with Targeted Disabilities (PWTD)

  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

To be considered for these special appointing authorities, you must submit: a separate application package referencing the Special Appointing Authority and the vacancy announcement number and documentation that provides evidence of eligibility for the special appointing authority. The application package MUST be faxed to 404-393-0636 and submitted by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If your application package is mailed it must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

Please click on the links below or copy and paste them in your browser for specific information and documentation requirements for each special appointing authority:

Disabled Veteran with 30% or more disability -


Persons with Targeted Disabilities (PWTD) -


Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) -


Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Please upload or fax your supporting documents by the closing date of this announcement.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:Locality Pay, COLA

Salary Range: $48,186.00 to $74,694.00 / Salary includes 14.35% Locality Pay

Series & Grade: FV-0802-G/G

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

Control Number: 452974600

Job Announcement Number: ASO-ATO-16-B064R-49861