Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
$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:
Naval Base, Norfolk, VA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
Clarification from the agency
Current or Former Permanent Civilian Federal Employees in the Competitive Service; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities: Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) and Individuals with Disabilities.
This position is part of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The incumbent will serve as a Program Analyst (Command and Control).
Mission Statement: The Joint Staff assists the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in accomplishing his responsibilities for: the unified strategic direction of the combatant forces; their operation under unified command; and for their integration into an efficient team of land, naval, and air forces. The Joint Staff is composed of approximately equal numbers of officers from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force. In practice, the Marines make up about 20 percent of the number allocated to the Navy.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Joint Staff J6 is to serve the Chairman, develop C4/Cyber capability requirements and facilitate on behalf of the Joint Force in order to: Deliver a sustained information advantage; enable decision and action at the speed of the problem; and ensure the Warfighter receives jointly integrated and effective capabilities necessary to conduct operations.
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As a Program Analyst (Command and Control) at the GS-0343-14 some of your typical work assignments may include:
Performs program managerial functions to guide and assess tasks to sustain the Global Command and Control System-Joint (GCCS-J) and its military Services' Family of Systems (FoS) and future joint and multi-national C2 capabilities, i.e., Joint C2 Family of Programs.
Performs analytical and operational functions to guide and assess the Joint C2 portfolio content to: 1) identify, validate, prioritize and manage over 1000 Joint C2 requirements, and per Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC)-delegation, adjust as necessary; 2) identify and develop doctrine, organization, training, leadership awareness/education, personnel, facilities and policy (DOT-LPF-P) recommendations for joint C2 capabilities; 3) support capability assessment and fielding decisions of new software versions for fielding at 50 major worldwide sites, and hundreds of minor sites; 4) serve as the J6 Directorate's representative to the GCCS-J Configuration Management Board, Operational Test Readiness Reviews, and Fielding Decision Reviews; 5) provide early identification, validation, and prioritization of Joint C2 system/capability problem reports; and 6) in coordination with external organizations, evaluate the adequacy and policy compliance of testing activities between GCCS-J/ Joint C2 capabilities and external Information Technology (IT) systems to ensure integration and interoperability.
Provides the Branch Chief and Division Chief technical and programmatic analysis of current, emerging, and planned Joint C2 capabilities to influence C2 Governance and Management forums (e.g., C2 Executive Steering Group and Council, C4/ Cyber Functional Capabilities Board, Joint Capabilities Board, Military C4 Executive Board, C2 Council of Colonels, C2 Plan-Build Workshop and the Program Managers-Chief Engineers Steering Group).
Briefs and prepares senior-level decision makers on GCCS-J and Joint C2 technical and assessment issues.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
Program Management Analyst
Conditions of Employment
-Must be a U.S. citizen
-Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
-Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
-Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
-May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
-Work Schedule: Fulltime
-Tour of Duty: Flexible
-Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
-Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
-Financial Disclosure: Not Required
-Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
-Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
-ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level Level II Program Management Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.
-Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
-Incumbent must perform occasional travel away from the normal duty station, and must be willing and able to travel on military and commercial aircraft, vessels, and/or vehicles.
-In direct support of the CCD Division mission, the incumbent must also complete required DAU coursework to obtain DoD requirements certification in Advanced Concepts and Skills for Requirements Management within 12 months of arrival on station.
Incumbents without previous Joint Staff experience must also attend the Joint Staff training course for new employees. -Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
-All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
-This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:
Experience with Combatant Commands and military Services command structures, missions, command and control (C2) programs in order to guide and assess tasks to sustain the Global Command and Control System-Joint (GCCS-J).
Experience with quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques in order to develop staffing standards covering complex program functions or missions in C2 system interoperability assessments.
Experience with advanced analytical and statistical methods and techniques in order to direct complex studies. Projects typically involve development of new approaches to identify operational-level C2 site workload factors and performance quality levels, and to determine accurate measurement techniques.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Command and Control
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible
Other supporting documents
Cover Letter, (optional)
College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on 02/27/2018 in order to be considered
Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service and not serviced by DLA)
Most recent Performance Appraisal, (if applicable)
DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
Non-competitive appointment authority documentation (if applicable)
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide: Supporting Documents
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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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login
, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To preview the questionnaire, please go to https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10135560
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Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application.
A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.
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The OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center supports all actions related to Freedom of Information requests submitted by the public for access to records under the control of the Offices of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff. The Center is divided into three specific branches: the Initial Processing Branch; the Appeals, Policy, and Litigation Branch; and the Program Management Branch (see organizational chart (PPT | 358 KB)). The Initial Processing Branch is divided into three teams: Team B - Fast Track Requests and Mid-Term Complex Requests; Team C-Highly Complex Requests and Special Project Cases; and Team D-Legacy Cases (backlog cases and requests for older records). The Appeals, Policy, and Litigation Branch, consists of a Chief and three action officers. All administrative support is provided by the Program Management Branch.