The primary purpose of this position is:
To provide technical assistance, quality assurance and surveillance for the operation of transportation requirements relating to contracts for Base Operating Services (BOS) and Commercial Travel Office (CTO).
The organizational location of this position:
914 Airlift Wing (AFRC), 914 Mission Group, 914 Logistics Readiness Squadron, Niagara Falls ARS, NY.
As the TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST in this position, you will:
Serves as the primarily specialist to carry out quality surveillance to assure proper assessment of contractor performance through technical knowledge and expertise in the operation of transportation functions.
Receives and processes complaints from base customers.
Provides administrative transportation services and support.
Educates base customers in the contractor's responsibilities.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
2101 Transportation Specialist
Conditions of Employment
U.S. citizenship is required
Position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position.
Disclosure of current/former Political Appointee status is required, if selected.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.
To qualify at the GS-09 level, you must possess one of the following:
A. One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained in either public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) conducting evaluations and inspections of the contractor's performance in the operation of transportation functions; 2) applying established quality control plans and methods to all aspects of contractor performance; and 3) preparing various reports, correspondence and related quality assurance documents relating to commercial travel office. Note: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.
B. Successful completion of a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years (36 semester hours or equivalent) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree with a major study in accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position or L.L.B. or J.D., if related. Note: Please submit a copy of your graduate transcripts with your application.
C. A combination of the specialized experience described in A and graduate-level education described in B. To determine if you qualify under this combination, first determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the specialized experience required; then determine your education as a percentage of the graduate education required (note: only graduate education in excess of the first year is creditable for this combination); and then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Note: Please submit a copy of your graduate transcripts with your application.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website .
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:
Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
GRADUATE EDUCATION :
One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service ( see ****The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated well-qualified by scoring 80 or higher on the assessment questionnaire for this vacancy. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website here, ****Military Spouse Preference (MSP):
Click ****S.pdf here for specific program requirements. To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the following documents:
Application or resume;
Statement requesting MSP; and
Copy of military sponsor's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders
90-DAY COMPETITIVE CERTIFICATE:
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill like vacancies for 90-days from the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as/if additional vacancies occur during this period.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):
Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information, ****.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 10230024.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.
All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
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Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your category rating may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities, or you may be rated ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:
Category 3, Best Qualified:
Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.
Category 2, Highly Qualified :
Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.
Category 1, Qualified:
Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.
The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
All applicants are required to submit the following documents prior to the closing date of this announcement. The application package must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET).
(cover letter is optional). Your resume must include the beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year), number of hours/week, and duties performed for each position listed.
Unofficial College Transcripts to verify that you meet the basic educational requirements of this position or if qualifying on the basis of education. If selected you may be required to produce official transcripts before being appointed. Failure to provide transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.
Veterans' Preference Documentation (if applicable):
DD-214 (Member 4 copy is preferred), which includes character of service, or for Active Duty Service Members a certification which includes service dates, type of separation, and character of service. A certification is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
VA Disability Letter (with percentage of disability) OR document of disability determination from a branch of the armed forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability rating.
The spouse, widow/widower, or mother of a veteran may be eligible to claim veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it. To do so, you must submit an SF-15 and the documentation required by that form.
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:
The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a certification of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of veteran under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The certification must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The certification must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid certification of service with their initial application will be found not eligible. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
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.
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