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Regional Administrator, Alaskan Region
Regional Administrator, Alaskan Region

Regional Administrator, Alaskan Region

Company : US Federal Aviation Administration
Salary : $134,400 - $189,100 a year
Location : Alaska

Full Description



The Executive Director, National Engagement & Regional Administration leads a nationwide organization through a headquarters office in Washington, DC and 9 regional offices strategically located across the country. Regional Administrators deliver high quality corporate services including special programs, executive services; facilities management; and Command and Control Communication operations. They are also leaders during crises, disasters, and other emergency situations.


The Regional Administrator (RA) Alaskan Region is the principal FAA representative for a specific geographical area comprised of several states. The RA serves as the senior agency official in the region providing cross-functional oversight and leadership on complex, cross-organizational matters (e.g., environmental issues, airport development, aircraft noise concerns, airspace modernization, Unmanned Aircraft Systems) for the FAA Administrator, Deputy Administrator, Associate and Assistant Administrators, and the Executive Director, National Engagement & Regional Administration.

The RA coordinates key FAA functional areas to include public affairs, regional counsel, human resources, airports, air traffic, flight standards, civil rights, and security and hazardous materials safety, which includes a population of approximately 487 FAA employees to include senior employees at the Executive and K band levels. The RA administers a budget of approximately $323.4K annually.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Represents the agency in regional contacts with Congressional and local elected officials; aviation industry; federal, state and local agencies; military services; aviation organizations; educational institutions; and civic and private groups.

  • Functions as the regional entry point for aviation and political stakeholders (e.g., State Aviation Directors and National Association of State Aviation Officials) for issues when more than one FAA organization is involved.

  • Maintains contact with and responds to media interest and inquiries regarding regional FAA activities.

  • Delivers FAA messaging on national and regional issues and topics such as funding levels, budget updates, policy impacts and aviation education opportunities.

  • Builds relationships with external leaders to enhance communication and support for FAA initiatives such as airfield modernization, NextGen enhancements and airspace modernization. Participates in associated local events, international delegations, and special projects.

  • Serves as executive leadership with other DOT modes and engages in OneDOT discussions, planning related to the DOT National Response Program, and the associated interface with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • Acts as regional commander-in-charge during crisis or emergency situations.

  • Provides leadership for engagement and integration of appropriate resources, cross-cutting issues to include gathering divergent viewpoints and facilitating development of action plans and communication between the Lines of Business and Staff Offices in the region.

  • Coordinates a management team, fosters corporate situational awareness of issues, and develops internal communication and messaging through events, meetings, and routine engagement for employees.
  • Manages building services in the regional office to support individual Lines of Business and Staff Offices in their mission.

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

    • Individuals who start their government service after November 22, 2021 need to be fully COVID vaccinated prior to their start date, except in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception.
    • 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.

    In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following have been determined to be selective factors for this position. This means possession of this criteria is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criteria are ineligible for further consideration.

    • 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 in articulating technical information to a variety of audiences on subjects such as NextGen program, Metroplex implementation, aircraft noise concerns, general aviation safety, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and other aviation-related topics.


    • An education requirement has not been established for this occupational series.

    Preview Job Questionnaire

    Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

    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.

    The 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.

    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

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    1. A resume.
    2. An attachment individually addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements if you do not address them in the answer blocks within the application.
    3. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if you are claiming noncompetitive eligibility as a current/former FAA Executive or current/former member of the Senior Executive Service or equivalent system.
    4. A Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) certificate if you are claiming noncompetitive status based on your completion of an SESCDP program.
    NOTE: Please do not submit additional materials (e.g., cover letters, DD Form 214, performance evaluations, letters of recommendation). They will not be considered as part of the application package.

    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


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This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Senior executives

    Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

Clarification from the agency

All U.S. Citizens

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