U.S Department of the Air Force
$103,106.00 to $134,038.00
Open & closing dates
$103,106 to $134,038 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
MacDill AFB, FL
Relocation expenses reimbursed
PCS Expenses are Authorized 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)
Family of Overseas Employee
Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.
Individuals with a disability
Clarification from the agency
VEOA, 30% DAV, EO 12721, EO 13473, PWD, ICTAP, Reinstatment, DOD and NON DOD Transfers, Registered PPP MSP, AF DCIPS
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The primary purpose of this position is to: serve as Senior Advisor and Strategy Planning Specialist to the Chief, HQ USSOCOM Strategy Division, J56, developing, coordinating, and advising on sensitive Special Operations strategy, strategic plans, and strategic requirements. As a recognized authority in strategy development, the incumbent will synthesize national security strategy, Department of Defense (DoD) and Joint Staff guidance, interagency strategic plans, and theater Special Operations plans to determine the strategic implications for the conduct of Special Operations capabilities, capacities, and authorities to meet the requirements of Title 10 of the U.S. code and the Unified Command Plan. Incumbent will plan and advise division chief and command leadership on the best way to integrate national-level policy and strategy into USSOCOM specific interpretations and requirements. Also acts as a primary source of expertise for complex strategic issues affecting the roles and missions of Special Operations Forces (SOF) throughout the SOF enterprise, as well as, the synchronization of strategy within DoD and the USG.
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As the senior civilian advisor and strategic planner to the Chief, Strategy Division, J5-J56; integrates strategic and regional joint planning efforts into a coherent product to enable strategic campaign planning from a global perspective.
Responsible to conduct deliberate crisis action strategic planning in support of the War on Terror, and advise on the implementation of Strategic Plans, Strategic Resourcing Guidance, aligning policy and strategy to national-level requirements.
Serves as the subject matter expert and technical advisor for matters relating to the development, review, and evaluation of specialized projects supporting division strategic plans and programs.
Provides subject matter expertise for the development and review of national, DoD, Joint, and interagency strategic documents.
Responsible to ensure the core classified national information protection security disciplines of information are fully covered from a policy and programmatic view point to ensure overall information protection requirements meet mission requirements.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
A Top Secret Clearance is required prior to starting the SS position
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment not authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Position subject to Pre employment and random drug testing
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
May occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
Disclosure of Political Appointments
One year of specialized experience which includes [insert examples of specialized experience]. Coordinates data reviews, comments on position papers, contributes personal views, and makes recommendations that influence counterterrorism policy, guidelines, and strategies. Independently develops and recommends doctrinal policy and procedures, and prepares briefings and command positions on matters; Prepares substantial strategic studies, reports, and papers that influence SOF strategy, employment, and force development. Responsibility requires working directly with division and directorate leadership, participating fully with other command senior executives, division chiefs, and other USG senior personnel in managing major actions including strategic plans and resourcing decisions of command-wide scope and impact. Serves as the technical authority responsible for a wide variety of global strategic programs during peace, war and conflict. Makes recommendation regarding the level of command interest and/or programs. Coordinates with senior representatives from DoD, the Joint Staff, and the interagency to coordinate SOF aspects of national and DoD-level strategy and guidance. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-13 or above grade/level or equivalent position in the federal service.
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:
1. Expert knowledge of the geostrategic environment and the challenges for U.S. national security and ability to apply those to formulating strategic planning guidance.
2. Knowledge of the USSOCOM Strategic Planning Process, Strategic Plan Development, Strategic Resourcing Guidance, and the integration of operations, plans, strategy, and resourcing requirements.
3. Knowledge of planning and executing programs, and the ability to perform the same. Skills in prioritizing tasks and planning short, mid, and long-term goals and objectives. Skill in creating alternative solutions to complex problems.
4. Knowledge of the missions, functions, organizations, and offices of Headquarters, U.S. Special Operations Command and its component commands as well as knowledge of Special Operations peculiar roles and missions.
5. Ability to interpret high-level guidance (e.g., National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy, Quadrennial Defense Review, Guidance for the Development of the Force, and other key documents) and to translate them into strategic implications and capabilities requirements for SOF.
6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written. Able to negotiate complex issues, and maintain good working relations; possess diplomatic skills to interact daily with members of DoD, Joint Staff, Military Services, GCCs and TSOCs.
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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click Learn more about this agency button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement or equivalent 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.
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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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.
Incentives: For the SCD leave accrual: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty.
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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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/20/2018
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10140483
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Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center
7701 Tampa Point Blvd
MacDill AFB, FL
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
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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.
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