U.S Department of the Air Force
$61,218.00 to $113,428.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$61,218 to $113,428 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 11 - 13
Few vacancies in the following location:
Offutt AFB, NE
Offutt AFB, NE
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Federal employees - Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
Clarification from the agency
RPL/CTAP are exempt. VRA is not applicable for GS-12 and above
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GS-11/12: The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Program Analyst in a developmental capacity, performing assignments designed to further develop applicable analytical and evaluative skills and techniques. This is a developmental position. All training must be completed and regulatory requirements met prior to promotion.
GS-13: The primary purpose of this position is: Serves as a matrix team leader, senior analyst, planner, and subject matter expert tasked with integrating various sub-elements into policy/strategy documents, adaptively planned products (e.g. Operations Plans (OPLANs) and Concept Plans (CONPLANs)), and analysis/assessment products developed at US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). Provides strategic and operational level expertise in support of the development of USSTRATCOM and other Geographic Combatant Command support plans. Provides continuous development and maintenance of portions of all USSTRATCOM policy, planning, and analytic products that span the fill range of mission areas assigned to USSTRATCOM. Supports plan development efforts as well as exercise and real world operations. Analytical and planning duties are performed in a Joint Service, multi-Command environment working primarily with field grade military officers, GS 13/14 civil service employees and highly technical contractor support. Conducts and analyzes studies and technical assessments off the Command's primary lines of operation (strategic deterrence, space operations, cyberspace operations) and the joint enabling mission areas. Develops and advocates recommendations based on analytical results.
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GS-11: Perform progressively difficult assignments lacking in well-established precedents to further orient the employee in the application of occupational principles, methods, and techniques
GS-11/12: Independently perform work assignments which gradually increase in difficulty and complexity
GS-11/12: Carry out special projects and participate in special initiatives and studies
GS-11/12: Prepare written correspondence and other documentation
GS-12: Perform difficult and complex assignments lacking in established precedents to further orient the employee in the application of occupational principles, methods, and techniques
GS-13: Develop comprehensive plans and prepare operations annexes that are fully integrated into USSTRATCOM command plans and theater support plans
GS-13: Participate in policy development
GS-13: Perform complete studies of major scope or large scale projects, modifying/ndapting techniques to fit situations, some requiring innovntlve approaches
GS-13: Perform duties as a senior analyst and matrix team leader
Occasional travel - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and/or commercial aircraft
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 security clearance may be required
PCS expenses will not be IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Position may be subject to random drug testing
Employee may be recalled to duty, may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays, and may be required to work overtime
Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and/or commercial aircraft
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Must exhibit a high degree of judgment, resourcefulness, originality, and tlm ability to foresee the impnct of changing technology nnd political climate
Shift work will be required when supporting 24/7 operations when participating in exercises, war games, or actual crisis scenarios
This is a developmental position; this position may be filled at the GS-011-Target-GS-13 grade level, or this position may be filled at the Fully Qualified GS-13 level based on the qualification of the candidate.
The individual selected for the GS-11-Target-GS-13 position may be promoted to the target level without further competition upon meeting any legal and regulatory requirements.
GS-11: One year of specialized experience which includes knowledge in applying the principles, concepts, and practices of the occupation to new methods, approaches, and/or procedures. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-09 grade/level position or equivalent in the federal service. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.OR
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.
LL.M., if related. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.
GS-12: one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which includes knowledge of a wide range of principles, concepts, and practices of program analysis sufficient to perform difficult and complex work assignments.
GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service which includes expert knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of critical command plans and programs for participating in or conducting major operations such as mission and flight operations, tactical airlift, tactical training, rescue, deployment, mobilization, PPBS, acquisition, special operations, exercise, flying training systems both manned and unmanned, rescue, foreign military sales, contingency, or similar operations.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS:
GS-11: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-09 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.
GS-12: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 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.
GS-13: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-12 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: GS-11: Knowledge of a range of principles, concepts, and theories of Program Analysis, and the practices, methods, and techniques of the occupation sufficient to perform difficult and complex assignments
GS-11: Knowledge of routine analysis, evaluation, and investigative techniques in order to synthesize data, evaluate significant factors, and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations
GS-11/12: Knowledge of major issues, program goals and objectives, work processes, and administrative operations of the organization and occupation sufficient to plan, schedule, and conduct analyses and occupational projects
GS-11/12: Skill in applying the principles, concepts, and practices of the occupation to new methods, approaches, and/or procedures
GS-11/12: Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy, both orally and in writing, as well as work in a professional manner with peers and management
GS-11/12: Ability to learn and apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to accomplish complex work in the subject-matter field
GS-12: Knowledge of a wide range of principles, concepts, and theories of Program Analysis, and the practices, methods, and techniques of the occupation sufficient to perform difficult and complex assignments
GS-12: Knowledge of analysis, evaluation, and investigative techniques in order to synthesize data, evaluate significant factors, and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations
GS-13: Knowledge of and ability to implement the military adaptive planning process
GS-13: Knowledge of specific subject matter area doctrine and capabilities
GS-13: Ability to apply quantitative techniques and develop, adapt, modify and apply models to solve problems or define and clarify alternative solutions for management
GS-13: Advance knowledge of process and procedures for implementation and execution of war plans, to include in-depth knowledge if the National Command Authority, Executive Branch relationships and agreements, DOD, and the Joint Staff and departmental structures and relationships
GS-13: Ability to organize and lead study teams tasked to originate new ideas, projects, and methodologies. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; negotiate complex issues; and maintain good working relations.
GS-13: Ability to execute projects and/or studies within established financial and/or time constraints. As required design, build, program, and use models and simulation techniques to facilitate findings
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.
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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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.
Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
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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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/19/2018
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10146446
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. The Vacancy ID is 10146446
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Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center Total Force Service Center
US Strategic Command
105 Washington Square
Offutt AFB, NE
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