PROTOCOL SPECIALIST
Department of the Air Force - Offutt AFB, NE

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United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM):

USSTRATCOM combines the synergy of the legacy nuclear command and control mission with responsibility for space operations, cyberspace operations, global strike, Defense Department information operations, surveillance and reconnaissance and combating weapons of mass destruction. This dynamic command gives National Leadership a unified resource for understanding of specific threats around the world and the means to respond to those threats rapidly. Find out more click here .

______________________________________________________________ WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information. You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Air Force Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee)
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • This is a drug testing designated position and subject to random testing
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Must obtain and maintain a government driver's license

DUTIES: Back to top · The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the lead for the Protocol Support Team (PST) serving as Protocol officer and providing a wide range of logistics support, including administering several appropriated (APF) and Nonappropriated (NAF) funds.
· Plans, organizes and directs protocol support team activities, ensuring that work complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs. Exercises extensive knowledge and experience in a variety of protocol functional areas and solicits the assistance of staff and field subject matter experts (SMEs).
· Serves a protocol officer in executing itineraries for distinguished visitors to the United States Strategic Command (USSSTRATCOM) Headquarters and directs all aspects of social functions hosted by the Commander, Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, USSTRATCOM. Visitors may include the President and Vice President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, Ministers and Chiefs of Defense of foreign countries, Chairman and Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, four-star level and above officials from all branches of U.S. and foreign military services.
· Authors and coordinates the Commander, USSTRATCOM Official Representation Funds (ORF) and Morale and Welfare (SM&W) budgets. Coordinates appropriated budget requirements directly with the USSTRATCOM Comptroller and the Office of the Comptroller, Joint Staff. Evaluates the content and impact of budget/spending proposals, considering both DoD-wide needs and the unique requirements of Protocol.
· Serves as budget and supply representative for both appropriated and nonappropriated funds. Deals with vendors and contractors to procure merchandise, goods, and services. Provides for the management, control, and accounting of Commander, USSTRATCOM appropriated and nonappropriated mementos for stock, and on-hand inventory in excess of $25,000.00. Fulfills duty officer responsibilities in scheduled rotation of on-call specialists.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include e xtensive knowledge of methods, practices, and techniques of protocol to function as a technical authority to develop and execute protocol requirements; to develop, review, evaluate and implement protocol proposals and plans for the command; and to conduct special studies to improve the efficiency of the Command's protocol program; Knowledge of USSTRATCOM goals in order to create protocol plans that support the command goals and Objectives; knowledge and understanding of Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and STRATCOM command structure, organization, mission, and doctrine, and military traditions to conduct and coordinate protocol activities; knowledge of directives governing all protocol budget programs and activities to project, plan, and manage financial protocol activities and USSTRATCOM Commander's special program objectives and requirements to allocate and manage assigned funds; and ability to analyze protocol budget data and reports and work with various contractors to procure goods and services; knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of critical command Protocol budget plans and programs; ability to effectively plan, organize, and coordinate itineraries for senior officers, government officials and foreign dignitaries, senior officials of industry; local, state and federal elected officials, to include the President, Vice President, members of Congress and their senior staff; skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing to speak to a variety of individuals and groups and to clearly present issues and bring about a consensus quickly in a highly delicate and professional manner. (NOTE: This same experience must be well described in the application/resume that you complete and submit in addition to answering this Questionnaire.)

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: 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. The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.

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. Extensive knowledge of methods, practices, and techniques of protocol to function as a technical authority to develop and execute protocol requirements.

2. Knowledge and understanding of Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and STRATCOM command structure, organization, mission, and doctrine, and military traditions to conduct and coordinate protocol activities.

3. Knowledge of directives governing all protocol budget programs and activities to project, plan, and manage financial protocol activities and USSTRATCOM Commander's special program objectives and requirements to allocate and manage assigned funds; and ability to analyze protocol budget data and reports and work with various contractors to procure goods and services.

4. Ability to effectively plan, organize, and coordinate itineraries for senior officers, government officials and foreign dignitaries, senior officials of industry, local, state and federal elected officials, to include the President, Vice President, members of Congress and their senior staff.

5. Skill in research the backgrounds and special needs/interests of visitors and assimilate information into appropriate protocol functions/events.

6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to speak to a variety of individuals and groups.

7. Ability to plan, organize and direct the functions of a Protocol Support Team.

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.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :

1. Incumbent requires a Top Secret/SQ clearance.

2. May be required to travel in military/commercial aircraft in the performance of Temporary Duty. Will be required to have a Government Travel Card.

3. The employee may be required to work extended hours (evenings, weekends, and holidays).

4. Carries a government provided cell phone or blackberry off duty and maybe recalled to duty.

5. This vacancy is a testing designated position (TDP) under the Air Force civilian drug testing program. As a mandatory requirement for employment, the incumbent is to refrain from use of illegal drugs and subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing. Selectee must sign a statement acknowledging the position occupied is a testing designated position.

6. Employee must obtain and maintain a government driver's license and flightline driver's license

7. Other duties as required by mission/supervisor.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

BENEFITS: Back to top Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

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 at 8 0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

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 Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Special Employment Consideration:

Individuals with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the U.S. Air Force mission. For further information or to determine your eligibility click here: Special Hiring Authorities. Applicants who are selected must meet the qualification requirements and be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for non-competitive appointment, please indicate "5 CFR 213.3102(u)" on your resume or state you are an individual with a disability eligible for a Schedule A appointment and follow all other instructions for applying.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 838036. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 .

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144 . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been process by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. · Online Application (Questionnaire)
· Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here :
· Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
· Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series

Individuals with Disabilities

- Eligibility for appointment under this authority consists of two parts:
  • Proof of Disability: An individual wishing to be hired under this Schedule A (5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u)) authority must provide proof he or she is indeed an individual with mental retardation, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. This proof must be provided to the hiring agency before an individual can be appointed. This proof may be in the form of documentation obtained from licensed medical professionals, state or private vocational rehabilitation specialists, or any Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits.
  • Certification of Job Readiness: An individual hired under this authority must be ready to perform the duties of the position for which they are being considered. This certification is a statement that the individual is likely to succeed in the performance of the duties of the position for which he or she is applying. For instance, the certification of job readiness for an individual applying for a position as an Administrative Assistant or an Accountant may state that the "individual is likely to succeed performing work in an office environment." This certification of job readiness may be obtained from the same individual(s) that provided the proof of disability. The certification may be on the same documentation as the proof of disability or it may be a separate document.

  • If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print. The fax number is 478-757-3144

    Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

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    STRATCOM
    55 FSS/FSMC
    Offut AFB, NE
    68113-4015

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