Federal Aviation Administration Supervisory Air Traffic Control Specialist (C), Operations Supervisor in Palmdale, California

  • Duties



Serves as an Operations Supervisor in an ATC-12 en route facility responsible for planning and directing operations within delegated areas of responsibility. Provides training, coaching and guidance to subordinates and facilitates team building throughout his/her area(s) of responsibility.

Business Component:

Air Traffic Organization, Western-Pacific Region, Los Angeles ARTCC (ZLA)

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Serves as an Operations Supervisor in an ATC-12 en route facility responsible for planning and directing operations within delegated areas of responsibility. Effects disciplinary actions. Provides first-line supervision to a team of ATCS. Provides training, coaching and guidance to subordinates and facilitates team building throughout his/her area(s) of responsibility. Continuously reviews work processes to assure that results meet the agency's mission and the customer's needs, add value to facility services, and are efficiently achieved. Serves as a member of the management team to improve organizational performance and to meet strategic goals. When assigned as Watch Supervisor, assumes overall management and supervision of the control room.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

FAA Employees - Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only. Air Traffic Organization employees only.

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2152 Air Traffic Control

  • 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.
  • U.S. Citizen

In addition to meeting the general experience requirements, applicants must possess specialized Air Traffic experience in a military or civilian air traffic facility which demonstrates progressively responsible experience of a scope, quality and degree such as to have equipped them with the ability to perform duties at the grade level for which application is made. Candidate must also meet the following: 1) Must have held an FAA 2152 FG-14 or above regional or headquarters position for at least 1 year; OR 2) Must have been facility rated or area certified for at least 1 year in an ATS facility; OR 3) Must have held a MSS position for at least 1 year in an ATS facility. QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. In addition to the qualifications listed above for MSS positions, the chart on MSS position will be used to determine which career level applicants are qualified to make application.

In the text box following each Managerial workforce Planning (MWP) Selection Factors, please provide a brief explanation of your possession of the applicable factors. The Factor 5 Criteria Form must also be submitted. Applicants who fail to address the Managerial Selection Factors and submit the completed Factor 5 Rating Criteria Form will be disqualified.

Evaluation Criteria (EMP-1.14; FAA Managerial Workforce Planning MSC-10.4): Eligible candidates will be evaluated based on FAA Managerial Workforce Planning Selection Factors 1 through 4. Within your on-line application package, provide a brief explanation of your possession of the applicable Managerial Workforce Planning (MWP) Selection Factors, Dimensions 1-4. Applicants who fail to address the Managerial Selection Factors, Dimensions 1-4, will be disqualified.


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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.

In accordance with HRPM EMP 1.29/1.29a, this position may be a Career Enhancement Assignment/Career Progression. The selectee(s) may be eligible for pay retention. Career Diversity is not enhanced when an employee is assigned to a staff or supervisory position in which they previously held on a permanent basis. CEP/CP selectees will be required to certify eligibility.

As of January 7, 2018, pay rates for FAA employees, including locality payment, are capped by law at $187,000.00.

Early Retirement: This position is covered under P.L. 92-297 for good time/early retirement purposes.

Selectee must pass a medical exam and/or maintain a medical clearance.

Requirement for Security Clearance: Selection and placement are contingent upon waiver or completion of satisfactory security requirement.

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.

In addition to uploading a resume and all other required application forms, applicants must complete and submit the first page of FAA Form 3330-43, Rating of Air Traffic Experience. The form must include from and to dates of experience, position title, series and grade/level of all positions held. The form must be submitted either by uploading a copy as an attachment to the application through USAJOBS or fax the form to (310) 725-7847. It must be received in the HRMO by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants will be considered ineligible if the form is not received in HR by the closing date of this announcement. NOTE: Applicants are reminded that FAA Form 3330-43 is required and NOT FAA Form 3330-43-1.

Some, all or none of the candidates may be interviewed.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: 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. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


Drug test required


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

In addition to the four (4) Managerial Work Force Planning selection factors identified in this announcement, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT a completed Factor 5 Rating Criteria Form and the first page of the FAA Form 3330-43. The forms must be either uploaded to the AVIATOR application or be received in the HRMO by the closing date of this announcement. If submitting hard copy forms, please write the announcement number on the upper right hand corner of the forms and provide it via fax at (310) 725-7847.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" 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 "Received" 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, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

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.

Forms: * 2152 Rating Criteria : ATO Rating Criteria and Crediting Plan for 2152 Front Line Manager Selection * FAA-3330-43 : Rating of Air Traffic Experience

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Agency contact information
Kristin Anderson, Human Resources Assistant

(310) 725-7814


(310) 725-7847




Federal Aviation Administration AWP-14A 15000 Aviation Blvd. Lawndale, CA US

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Next steps

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 Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493187400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/07/2018 to 03/16/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: AT LJ

Salary: $158,200 to $189,600 per year Salary includes a locality based payment of 30.57%.

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time