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 safe to relocate.
Serves as an Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (STARS
Systems Specialist) at the Duluth (DLH) SSC.
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The Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (ATSS) at this
level is recognized as the subject matter expert in their field.
All duties of an ATSS are tied to maintaining safe and efficient
operating capacity of the vast and complex network of electronics
systems required for the world's largest air traffic control and
navigation system. ATSS personnel install, evaluate, maintain,
modify and certified facilities, services and equipment that
support the national airspace system in (NAS). They are also
responsible for various duties that contribute to providing
reliable and safe FAA services to the flying public.
Serves as an ATSS who specializes in the Standard Terminal
Automation Replacement System (STARS). Performs a variety of
functions directly related to the operation of the NAS.
Independently evaluates the functional status of assigned
subsystems, systems and facilities. Plans, coordinates, and
resolves unique technical problems without managerial intervention,
providing coordination and suggesting solutions, making adjustments
as necessary to deal with system outages and performance
Recognized as a principal technical specialist on legacy and
newly developed systems within a large facility or multiple
facilities over a large geographical area. Performs work of broad
scope and complexity with a high degree of independence.
Responsibilities include integration, restoration, testing and
evaluation of new advanced services or service component,
hardware/software systems and processes. Applies comprehensive
technical knowledge to protect the integrity of all components and
systems to provide NAS service delivery. Initiates action to
install, repair or restore systems and services.
As a principal specialist or team leader for major projects
and/or program areas, resolves unique technical problems without
managerial intervention, providing coordination and suggesting
solutions. Carries out work in accordance overall plans and
objectives of the organization, resolving problems as they arise
and making adjustments as necessary to deal with unanticipated
situations and organizational needs. This work includes
responsibility for evaluating diagnostic data from multiple systems
that are integrated to support a network of services or service
products. Evaluation of this data is used for correcting
deficiencies on Contractor Acceptance Inspection/Joint Acceptance
Inspection, and timely resolution of equipment, systems or services
with the NAS.
Acts in a security and administration role for STARS system.
Conducts day to monitoring and management of system and user
activity that affect STARS information security, performs the day
to day hands on operational and security duties, performs security
administration performance checks, reviews/ manages user accounts,
files, and directories, reviews and analyze audit logs, attends the
STARS Systems Specialist course, installs and reconfigures approved
software and adaptions, performs user account management, and
follows all agency policy and guidance on the STARS systems.
Review and evaluates all automation tickets. Works with air
traffic and other stakeholders to eliminate erroneous tickets
before forwarding to OSF.
ATSS must possess expert knowledge, skill or ability to perform
the operation with the installation, maintenance, modification,
repair, troubleshooting, flight check and certification of Standard
Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS). This discipline is
heavily engaged in operations and maintenance of industrial
computer systems in the corporate environment, industrial systems
to include both hardware and software applications. In addition,
this position maintains other electrical/mechanical
equipment/systems necessary to ensure reliability of facilities on
and off airports with the network of the NAS. Contacts are both
internal and external.
Performs other duties as assigned.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
2101 Transportation Specialist
Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
- There is no time-frame requirement at the Level IV/FV-I to
compete. Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty
and responsibility that is appropriate to the position. Experience
that demonstrates an extensive knowledge of, and experience in:
technical knowledge and experience with complex NAS systems,
emerging technology, and legacy systems, in the Terminal GNAS
environment; knowledge and experience with Terminal Automation
(STARS, STARS ELITE, etc.) Terminal RADAR (ASR-9, ASDE-X),
Computer/Networked Base Tower Display Systems and other legacy
Terminal NAS Systems.
Generally, experience at the next lower level of Level III/ FV-H
or equivalent, meets the minimum qualifications for this position
as long as the experience provides the demonstrated abilities
You must provide a narrative statement for each Demonstrated
Ability. The narratives should be clear and concise, providing a
description of your education, training and experience that would
describe the degree to which you possess each Demonstrated Ability.
Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and
responsibility appropriate to the position.
Notice: Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT
ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL
AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide
evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience at
a later stage in the selection process. Your responses are subject
to verification through job interviews, or any other information
obtained during that application process. Any exaggeration of your
experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in
disqualification. Failure to submit demonstrated abilities
statements will prevent you from receiving further
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy
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