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Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Regional Administrator, Northwest Mountain Region in Des Moines, Washington

Summary The Executive Director for National Engagement & Regional Administration leads a nationwide organization through a HQs office in Washington, DC and nine regional offices strategically located across the country. Regional Administrators and their Deputies deliver high quality corporate services including special programs, executive services, facilities management and Command & Control Communication operations. They are also leaders during crises, disasters & all emergency situations. Responsibilities The Deputy Regional Administrator (DRA), Northwest Mountain Region is the second principal Federal Aviation Administration representative for that region which is comprised of several states. The incumbent provides cross-functional leadership and represents the FAA throughout the region. The DRA directs the delivery of high quality corporate services to an extensive, diverse customer base, provides leadership in cross-organizational matters (e.g., environmental issues, airport development, major program initiatives.) and interfaces with industry, the public, and various governmental organizations. The DRA ensures delivery of quality shared services across the service area for the National Engagement and Regional Operations organization on time and in the most efficient manner possible. These corporate services include financial services, command and control communications, and human resource support - integral to maintaining strong, safe, and efficient national and international aviation safety. As a collateral duty, the DRA serves as the Department of Transportation (DOT) Regional Emergency Transportation Coordinator for the DOT region(s) within his or her purview. The DRA executes the responsibilities of the position via approximately 1,300 to 1,500 employees and an office budget of at least $4.5 million to $5.2 million annually.Specific Responsibilities Include:Represents the region and agency in regional contacts with high level representatives of the aviation industry, other Federal agencies, state and local governments, aviation organizations, educational institutions, and civic and local organizations and collaborates with elected officials to resolve local issues and concerns.Responds to media inquiries regarding FAA activities in the region.Directs evaluations of quality, timeliness, and efficiency of regional services and directs and oversees implementation of any needed improvements. Ensures measurement systems are implemented for individual and organizational performance that clearly link regional responsibilities with the FAA Flight Plan and the ARA Business Plan.Provides executive leadership to the senior ARA regional managers and directs the full range of regional corporate services.Leads coordinated DOT emergency transportation programs tailored to the requirements of the region; directs the development of preparedness plans and conducts training in coordination with other DOT Operating Administrations, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other Federal, state, and local organizations. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience implementing aviation-related programs or initiatives by interfacing with industry leaders, government officials, and the general public.TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience managing a team responsible for providing cross-functional services such as finance/budgeting, human resources, communications, emergency planning, facility support, and aviation safety initiatives. Education An education requirement has not been established for this occupational series. Additional Information Position may be subject to a background investigation.A one-year probationary period may be required.Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.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. U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.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 is not a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA