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Program Manager

Company: US Department of Transportation
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis.

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Manages and directs the program and projects of the Registry Data Systems and Information Branch, AFB-730, in the accomplishment of its assigned responsibilities in support of the mission of the Civil Aviation Registry.

Responsible for highly technical and complex national programs involving a broad range of data, systems and tools supporting disbursement of aircraft and airmen information, aircraft registration and airmen certification.

Programs and projects function as critical elements in the national and international aviation community and directly involve national interests in the areas of law enforcement and national security, including drug enforcement interdiction and anti-terrorism activities.

Responsible and accountable for digitization and modernization activities in a complex and dynamic production environment which often cross organizational lines and impacts the accomplishment of FAA's strategic objectives.

Manages national service-level teams to define and develop new and innovative approaches, methodologies, and/or techniques for digitization, modernization, improved public services, data accuracy and fraud prevention.

Analyzes current systems and tools, digitization and modernization program development and implementation to predict potential issues and collaborates with system vendor to identify system design and integration solutions. Activities are subject to continual congressional and media scrutiny, and have substantial impact on the aviation public including the banking industry and aircraft manufactures and operators.

Defines, plans and organizes assigned budget, staff and other resources to accomplish objectives for the various branch programs. Manages budget and either reallocates resources among branch programs or requests additional resources, as needed.

Resolves all but unique problems without the intervention of higher level management. Regularly called upon to identify problem areas and to develop and recommend new policies and procedures for resolution.

Applies an advanced knowledge of business program management to support technical aspects of the Registry's core work, an advanced knowledge of budget, human resource, and other administrative policies and procedures, and an advanced understanding of the programs and objectives of Flight Standards Service and the line of business.

Responsible and accountable for leadership; short and long-term planning; communicating the organization's vision and objectives; promoting innovation, improving business practices within business programs, establishing priorities; assigning tasks and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employee capabilities; approving leave; and initiating, recommending or approving corrective/disciplinary actions as appropriate. Applies human relations skills and affirmative action principles within the frontline office environment.

Models and applies Flight Standards Service organizational values i.e. Interdependence: Identifies and collaborates vertically and horizontally across the organization utilizing key resources (people, products, and services) to constructively affect peers, leaders and employees in order to achieve the desired outcome(s) in a professional manner; Critical Thinking: Demonstrates the use of critical thinking skills in work products, services, and/or decisions with the intent of improving work efficiencies and the decision-making process in order to achieve the most viable and logical resolution in any desired situation; Consistency: Ensures all work, assignments, products, services, decisions, and/or deliverables are applied consistently utilizing policy, procedures, rules, and/or other guidance to augment the decision-making process to promote organizational effectiveness throughout the service.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0340 Program Management

  • Requirements



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


Reference OPMs Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative & Management Positions in conjunction with the Supervisory Qualification Guide.

TO QUALIFY AT THE FV-K (GS/FG 15 & Above) level you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-J (GS/FG 14/15) 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 may include, but not limited to: exercising all managerial authority, including assigning tasks and responsibilities, evaluating performance, approving leave, providing counsel and instruction, interviewing and hiring personnel, hearing and resolving complaints, identifying training needs, developing performance standards, change management, developing and implementing national programs, and management of business program national in scope with large complex public stakeholders.

Applicants should provide examples of Specialized Experience in their Work History. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


KSA Information:

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.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA); Leadership and Management Dimensions; or 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 alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

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Keywords: US Department of Transportation, Oklahoma City , Program Manager, Other , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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