Command & Control Technician
Department of the Air Force - New Castle, DE

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The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT :
T he Delaware National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical challenges (applicable only to competitive appointments) or any other factor not job related.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED :
Th is is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. The selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. For enlistment/appointment information, call 1-877-GUARD-DE ( Army ) or 1-800-TO-GO-ANG ( Air ).

This is a Dual Status Excepted Service Technician Bargaining Unit position in the Delaware AIR National Guard. Open to all current Delaware Air or Army National Guard personnel or those eligible to become a member of the Delaware AIR National Guard.

T his position is located in the 166th Airlift Wing's (AW) Command & Control Section (Command Post). The Command Post supports wing airlift missions involving U.S. Air Force (USAF), Air National Guard (ANG), U.S. Navy (USN), U.S. Army (USA), U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) units involving numerous types of military exercises, world wide contingencies and training missions, as well as humanitarian airlift for state, federal, and foreign government agencies. The puprose of this positions is to: provide command control, communications, and information support to the commander, Crisis Action Team (CAT), and Higher Headquarters (HHQ), to include Air Mobility Command, major commands (MAJCOMS), and the state Adjutant General; and provide first line of defense as it relates to command and control duties and responsibilities during operational events. .

P osition Description (PD) Number: D1893000

**This is an INDEFINITE position. This position may be converted to permanent at management's discretion without any further competition. MCR required**

Open Areas of Consideration: I, II, & III

DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION :
AREA I = All presently employed Delaware Air National Guard permanent federal technicians.

AREA II = All currently active members of the Delaware Air National Guard.

AREA III = All other applicants eligible for membership in the Delaware Air National Guard. KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship is required.
Must be willing to become a member of the National Guard.
The wear of the military uniform is required.
Travel may be required for training purposes.
A pre-placement physical/examination is required for employment. DUTIES:

(A complete position description is on file in the HRO.)

Receives and reacts to Emergency Action Messages (EAMs) and transmits instructions to aircrews and support assets to coordinate launch, execution, recall, and termination of missions in support of operational events. Maintains certification in the Emergency Action Procedures (EAP) of the Air Mobility Command (AMC). Learns and retains for instant recall and reference, a considerable body of information related to EAP. In a minimum of time and without error, employee must be able to copy, validate, process, and relay the message to appropriate personnel. Establishes priority of actions based on a variety of situations, and uses judgment and appropriate Quick Reaction Checklists (QRCs) to resolve multiple tasking received simultaneously. Completes checklist actions in response to any EAM tasking received from Higher Headquarters (HHQ). Coordinates movement and status of base emergency response units such as, Central Security Control (CSC), Maintenance Operations Control (MOC), Fire Department and coordinates with civil agencies such as the local Air Traffic Control (ATC tower). Serves as the key point of contact in all matters concerning crews, aircraft, airlift support, recall and activation of Crisis Action Team (CAT) (as directed by the Wing Commander or HHQ), as well as all information pertaining to the status and security of all members, facilities, and activities on base which may include but are not limited to: fire, power outages, attempted sabotage, security breach, accidents, death, and natural disasters. Provides a variety of briefings to the CAT and Wing Commander and Command Staff. Responds to numerous quick response situations initiating QRCs. Executes and supports all aspects of Strategic Airlift. Utilizes a variety of voice and record communications systems, (secure and non-secure) to accomplish the mission and as the primary link between the Wing Commander, CAT and HHQ. Advises the commander of recommended command and control actions during operational and situational events. Maintains certification in EAP/QRC procedures.

Gathers information regarding significant events or incidents involving personnel and wing assets that require reporting to MAJCOMs or HHQ, i.e., Contingency Operations, significant peacetime events, state emergency situations, etc., and advises the commander on all reporting requirements. Categorizes event(s), determines classification and precedence (level of importance/notification) of the event(s), provides voice notification to HHQ of the significant event(s) and participates in voice conference calls which provides notification of reportable event(s) to all affected/concerned organizations (i.e., AMC, US Transportation Command, 18th Air Force, NGB, etc.). Prepares and submits all Operational Reports (OPREPs) as a follow-up to the voice notification, and submits record copies within time constraints. Evaluates and interprets situations which would require submission of multiple reports for ongoing events. Responsible for submission of OPREPs for all wing and tenant units. Maintains certification in operational reporting.

Gathers information regarding significant events or incidents involving personnel and wing assets that require reporting to MAJCOMs or HHQ, i.e., Contingency Operations, significant peacetime events, state emergency situations, etc., and advises the commander on all reporting requirements. Categorizes event(s), determines classification and precedence (level of importance/notification) of the event(s), provides voice notification to HHQ of the significant event(s) and participates in voice conference calls which provides notification of reportable event(s) to all affected/concerned organizations (i.e., AMC, US Transportation Command, 18th Air Force, NGB, etc.). Prepares and submits all Operational Reports (OPREPs) as a follow-up to the voice notification, and submits record copies within time constraints. Evaluates and interprets situations which would require submission of multiple reports for ongoing events. Responsible for submission of OPREPs for all wing and tenant units. Maintains certification in operational reporting.

Continually updates Command and Control Information Processing System/Global Decision Support System (C2IPS/GDSS) used in tracking personnel and diverse aircraft mission movement (flight following). Receives, interprets, and coordinates information on mission changes with on base agencies, HHQ, and any off base agencies as required, i.e. Customs for returning international flights. Evaluates and interprets mission changes which would require submission of multiple reports. Coordinates high priority missions with the CAT and HHQ. Coordinates on base support for wing and transient aircraft as a result of mission movement reports. Provides information to aircrews concerning clearances to operate aircraft, weather and field conditions, divert airfield status, and pertinent operating and procedural instructions. Controls the movement of aircraft on the unit’s ramp. Alerts aircrews to meet mission requirements in response to HHQ tasking. Receives arrival and departure messages, makes queries concerning overdue aircraft, and notifies the appropriate authorities when required. Monitors primary crash phone system; and activates and transmits emergency information on disaster and secondary crash circuits as required. Maintains certification in flight following.

Selects, submits, reviews, and updates information in required MAJCOM databases to reflect status of local and transient aircraft and crews. Data provided by the controller must be properly formatted and error free to interface with HHQ flight management systems. Receives, monitors, and reviews SORTS reports submitted by individual units/organizations on the base and forwards to Joint Chief of Staff. Provides training and staff assistance visits to units concerning SORTS reporting requirements. Notifies individual units of any reporting errors and ensures correction of errors.

Controls COMSEC information, material, and devices and is responsible for receipt, inventory, storage, issue, protection and destruction. Maintains overall security of the Command Post and performs entry control and escort procedures during assigned shift.

Employees assist in providing training to aircrew and traditional (drill status) command post personnel in support of mission requirements. Training includes initial, recurring, refresher, and remedial training; ensures that all members have a thorough knowledge of command and control concepts and procedures; and that members are thoroughly familiar and proficient with Air Mobility Command and PACAF procedures, regulations, and directives.

Provides support for Wing and transient aircraft as a result of mission movement outside of normal operating (flying) hours. Provides information to aircrews concerning clearances to operate aircraft, weather and field conditions, divert airfield status, and pertinent operating and procedural instructions. Responds to queries concerning overdue aircraft and notifies appropriate authorities. Conducts required communications search. Requests search and rescue support. Submits flight plans and coordinates changes through FAA voice systems to support flying (mission) operations concerning domestic and/or international flight planning. Prior to submission of flight data, employee will perform a cursory review of flight plan for compliance with appropriate directives. Provides information to aircrews concerning safety of flight issues such as Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS), airfield advisories, weather, airfield suitability, airfield computer flight plans, National Air Transport tracks, and air refueling data.

Performs other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

The basic qualification requirements are indicated below. These requirements must be met in addition to all military requirements and selective placement factors indicated in order to be considered qualified for this position. Applicants selected for a position at a trainee level will be promoted non-competitively upon completion of the established Individual Development Plan (IDP) along with the recommendation of the supervisor.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Administrative or clerical experience, education, or training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Eighteen (18) months of specialized experience must include the following KSAs: (Each KSA should be addressed separately in writing as it applies to the duties and responsibilities listed above.)

a. Knowledge of and skill in applying an extensive body of Air National Guard (ANG), AMC, and local Command Post regulations, methods, and procedures to perform a wide variety of command post assignments and to handle a wide range of problems and situations.

b. Extensive knowledge of the mission, organization structure, and the role other agencies play in the successful completion of the Wing’s mission.

c. Skills and ability to perform work and function effectively during periods of high stress to: analyze and evaluate a variety of events/occurrences that require making instantaneous decisions; setting priorities and exercising judgment in resolving events.

d. Knowledge of, and skill in using, a variety of communication devices, both voice and data, for receipt and delivery of information essential in executing the mission.

e. Knowledge of Emergency Action Messages, and skill in receiving and verifying the authenticity of the message in order to perform or determine the required action necessary.

f. Knowledge of and skill in maintaining security of all classified information to include voice communications and hardcopy materials, as well as security of the command post facility.

g. Knowledge of and skill in maintaining command post certification in all areas in order to execute all aspects of the Wing’s mission.

h. Knowledge of FAA flight planning requirements and regulations in order to review, submit and/or coordinate flight plans concerning domestic and international flights.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS : Must have or be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance and be able to maintain it for continued employment.

** QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE **
Length of time is not itself qualifying. The applicant's experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual. The applicant's record of experience, trianing, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE :
High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience. Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e. 36 weeks of substantially full time study, or 30 semester hours, or the equivalent) for 12 months of the required experience. For experience required in excess of 24 months, education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for 6 months experience.

**Applicant's who are substituting education for specialized experience (totally or partially) must submit either an official transcript or statement from the registrar, dean, or other appropriate official of the OPM approved educational institution (military schools & most technical schools included). Please attach these forms to your application and send them to the Human Resources Office as directed under "How to Apply".**

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS :
This is a Dual Status position. As a condition of initial appointment and continued retention, the selected applicant must be an actively participating member of the Delaware Air or Army National Guard.

  • Military uniform is required to be worn . Acceptance of this position constitutes agreement with this requirement and is a condition of continued employment.
  • Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in a reserve component is a condition of employment and you are receiving a bonus, your bonus will be terminated and may or may not be subject to recoupement.
  • Compatibility : If selected, the individual must be qualified for, or assigned to a compatible military position in one of the following DMOS/DAFSC specialties prior to actual placement in the position :
AFSC : 1C351 (*Must be at least 3 Level qualified.)

Military Grade Limitations :
  • Minimum: SSgt/E-5
  • Maximum: SMSgt/E-8 (The maximum military grade will depend be on the availability of the unit military manning document.)
Other :
Participate in Direct Deposit is mandatory.
A pre- employment physical may be required.
Must have or be able to obtain a Security Clearance.
Must have or be able to obtain a valid Civilian and Military driver's license. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

All applicants will be evaluated against the mandatory qualifications identified on this announcement IAW the NGB Qualification Standard and/or the OPM Qualification Standards as appropriate. Evaluation is based on the information provided by the applicant to determine if the individual possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. National Guard or Reserve M-Day experience is considered part-time and credit is awarded based on actual days the applicant performed the duty in a relevant SSI/MOS/AFSC. BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main New Employee Website: http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp OTHER INFORMATION:

**If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.**

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