Manager, Airport Financial Assistance Division

Washington, DC
Post Date:
July 22, 2019
Job Status:


Open & Closing Dates: 5/21/2019 to 8/23/2019

Grade: EV 02

Salary: $129,700 to $182,500 per year

Salary will be set within the range based on qualifications, experience and equivalent peer salaries in the organization. Locality pay will be added.

Location: Washington, D.C. 

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed

Yes - Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - In accordance with applicable FAA Travel regulations, full relocation benefits will be paid (actual expenses).

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

Telework Eligible 

Yes as determined by agency policy


The Airports organization (ARP) provides leadership to airport owners and operators to ensure that U.S. airports are as safe and efficient as possible. ARP's goal is to optimize the safety, security, capacity, efficiency, economic and environmental sustainability, and fiscal responsibility of airports, with due consideration of state and local government priorities as well as the rights of private land owners and commercial stakeholders.


The Manager, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, Airports Financial Assistance Division, is responsible for managing the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) program. The incumbent advises and is accountable for the adequacy of agency policies, criteria, systems, procedures, public rules and regulations, and program plans relating to these programs. In the discharge of the above responsibilities, the incumbent exercises executive direction over a workforce of approximately 17 professional and technical staff whom administer nearly $6 billion in annual financial resources supporting airport planning and development projects for more than 3,000 U.S. civil airports nationwide.

Specifically, the Manager, Airports Financial Assistance Division:

  • Oversees the administration of the AIP and PFC programs
    • Leads the development and review of associated legislative and budget proposals.
    • Formulates policies, procedures, guidance and training programs in support of AIP and PFC
    • Reviews financial analyses, policy documents and correspondence to ensure appropriate quality control as well as consistency and compliance with program requirements.
  • Improves financial management practices and cost savings to the Agency
  • Represents the Office of Airport Planning and Programming at meetings with organizations concerned with matters within the purview of the Airports Financial Assistance Division
  • Collaborates with other FAA organizations, U.S. Department of Transportation, other Federal agencies, state aeronautical agencies, industry associations, individual airports, airlines, and other internal and external stakeholders for the purpose of providing airport financial assistance


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.


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.

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 the 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. 

This is not a bargaining unit position. 

How You Will Be Evaulated

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

Background Checks and Security Clearance

Security Clearance: Top Secret

Drug Test Required: Yes

Required Documents

(1) A resume
(2) An attachment or response addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements (located in the View Application Questionnaire link in this announcement). Applicants should address each of the technical requirements individually, describing work accomplishments that relate to each requirement.
NOTE: Please do not submit additional materials (i.e. DD Form 214, performance plans/evaluations, letters of recommendation, etc.) they will not be considered as part of the application package.
(3) A Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) documenting your status as a member (or former member) of the Senior Executive Service/equivalent system if you are noncompetitive eligible.


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.

Jimmy Chavez
Phone: (202) 267-0267

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