$114,590.00 to $148,967.00
Open & closing dates
$114,590 to $148,967 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Bolling AFB, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
PCS expenses will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations. DNRP not authorized.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace.
To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide:
Internal Employees (Air Force Employee - Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)
DoD Transfer - Army, Navy, DFAS, etc. (Excluding Air Force)
Former Federal Employees (Reinstatement)
Schedule A - Individual with Disabilities - click here
for additional information
ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program)
Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)
VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act)
30% Disabled Veterans
You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.
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This is a Centrally Funded Position in Operations Career Field
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:
Click here ****S.pdf for specific program requirements. To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the follow documents:
- Statement requesting MSP; and
- Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Headquarters authority and advisor for worldwide communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management, commonly referred to as CNS/ATM, Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) transformation, and Unmanned Aircraft System/Remotely Piloted Aircraft (UAS/RPA) operations issues by analyzing and evaluating national and international policies, procedures and criteria with respect to air traffic control procedures.
Works day-to-day functions within Headquarters in achieving organizational long-term goals. Provide HQ functional expertise and oversight in all matters pertaining to communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM), Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) transformation, and Unmanned Aircraft System/Remotely Piloted Aircraft (UAS/RPA) operation issues as it relates to air traffic control.
Provide Headquarters functional expertise and oversight in all matters as it relates to air traffic control. Acts as functional area expert, and advisor to HQ for the development, articulation, and, as appropriate, avocation of department and DoD policy concerning communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM), Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) transformation, and Unmanned Aircraft System/Remotely Piloted Aircraft (UAS/RPA) issues nationally and internationally.
Maintains constant awareness of current and proposed legislation and other Congressional or Executive actions to evaluate their actual or potential impact on the department or DoD operations in the global air traffic management arena.
Provides input to the DoD Policy Board on Federal Aviation (PBFA) on global CNS/ATM, NextGen, UAS/RPA or air traffic management issues. Assists the HQ director of Operations and Executive Director of the DoD Policy Board on Federal Aviation in matters where service-unique air traffic control procedures, CNS/ATM, NextGen, UAS/RPA issues need to be addressed, resolved or coordinated within and outside of DoD channels.
Occasional travel - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Federal Employees, VEOA, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, and 30% or more disabled Veterans. See Job Summary for further information on Who May Apply.
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Job family (Series)
2152 Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Controllers
Controllers, Air Traffic
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see ****Incumbent must obtain and maintain a SECRET Clearance
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Must previously possessed a valid FAA/ATC specialist certification
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must have previously possessed valid FAA/ATC specialist certification.
Highly desire a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in aviation management or specialized technical training, supplemented by several years experience working global air traffic service issues. Operational flying experience desired.
Incumbent must obtain and maintain a SECRET Clearance
This position is covered as an Air Traffic Controller under 5 USC 2109.
This position is subject to the special retirement provisions for Air Traffic Controllers under CSRS and FERS (5 USC 3382, Involuntary Separation for Retirement; 5 USC 8335(a) and 8425(a), Mandatory Separation; 5 USC 8336(e) and 8412(e), Immediate Retirement; 5 USC 8339(e) and 8415(d), Computation of annuity).
The work requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, and carrying of items weighing up to 25 pounds.
Incumbent may be required to travel by military/commercial aircraft in performance of official duties within and outside the continental United States. Location of trips will vary in climate from arctic to tropical environment.
Will be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and other unique shifts.
The incumbent may be exposed to periods of high stress.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-14: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service or equivalent in other pay systems that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must include expert knowledge of structure, missions, programs, policies, and organizational relationships plus a thorough knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods to develop terminal and enroute air traffic management procedures to obtain and/or negotiate air traffic agreements and procedures necessary to ensure accomplishment of the department and Major Command's flying mission. Working knowledge of ICAO policy, ICAO standards and recommended practices, U.S. federal air regulations, FAA handbooks and orders, and department regulations and policy pertaining to communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management as it relates to air traffic control, military and civil air operations, air space management, instrument and visual flight rules and procedures, military operations under due regard, flight standards and terminal instrument procedures. Superior level of knowledge, skill, judgment, analytical ability, and communications skill is required to allow the incumbent to make timely, accurate decisions to meet tight deadlines. Must have the ability to present ideas, gain cooperation of other national and international government agencies and to initiate proper, cost effective actions.
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FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Superb interpersonal and communications skills, including a mastery of structure, missions, programs, policies, a comprehensive knowledge of Headquarters staffing and coordination process and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Superior knowledge, skill, judgment, and analytical ability required to make timely, accurate decisions to meet tight deadlines, present ideas, gain cooperation.
Expert knowledge of concepts, techniques and procedures used as an air traffic controller in the terminal, enroute and oceanic environments. Comprehensive knowledge of current trends, policies, technological developments, governing legislation and tactical procedures which influence aviation operations, civil aircraft operations, national and international air traffic control in regards to communications, navigation, surveillance and global air traffic management.
Mastery of knowledge of international civil aviation organization policy, federal air regulations, FAA handbooks and orders, Orders, Instructions, Operational Plans and Requirement Documents and policies pertaining to air traffic control, air operations, airspace management, instrument and visual flight rules and procedures, methodology, and flight standards. Expert knowledge of various national and international groups chartered to address aviation issues.
Mastery knowledge of structure, missions, programs, policies, and interrelationship between DoD and ICAO, NATO, FAA and other military or civilian aviation authorities.
Ability to plan, organize, oversee and evaluate the complex functions of supporting organizations
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.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here
. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
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
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Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of not qualified or insufficient information and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is most recent. It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Application Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here
to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming. Online Application - Questionnaire
Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
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 DD-214, 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 DD-214 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.
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. Learn more about federal benefits
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How to Apply
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/22/2018
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: ****To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application
. The Vacancy ID is 10135619
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win … in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing Airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible. Air and Space Superiority With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions: land, sea, air and space. Global Attack Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before.