Department of the Air Force - Fort Meade, MD

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win …in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power . That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do .

IF APPLICABLE : Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" 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, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).


U.S. Citizenship Required
Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing
This is a key position

Polygraph examination is required DUTIES:
This is a GG-13 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-13 duties for the "Supervision/Management" work category are at the "Senior" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-13 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

***Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement ***

The organizational location of this position is: AFISRA (AFCO), Office of the Director (CL), Executive Support, Ft. Meade, MD

  • The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Executive Staff Officer to the Director and Deputy Director, Air Force Cryptologic Office (AFCO), and to the Vice Commander, AF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AF ISR Agency).
  • Participates in the management of daily support operations for the AFCO.
  • Represents the Director of Staff at meetings. Provides input to study groups and panels pertaining to support responsibilities and future plans.
  • Participates in various planning, financial, personnel, and operating boards.
  • Maintains regular liaison within the ISR agency, other commands, and other government agencies and installations.
  • Writes draft reports, memorandums, and e-mails for the Director and prepares responses to correspondence, e-mails, and higher headquarters requests for information. In the absence of the Director, provides supervisory control and direction for Command Section employees.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS. This position is in the Excepted Service.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR Executive Staff Officer, GG-0301-13

Applicant must have at least one (1) or more years of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GG-12 or qualifying pay band or other pay systems. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and ability to perform successfully the duties of the position. This experience may have been gained while interpreting and applying various programs such as programs, resource and contract management; information operations and the planning, programming and execution of resources.


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


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. Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, theories, principles, practices, and the interrelationship of the following functions: financial, communications, history, public affairs, logistics, safety, manpower, civilian personnel and training, security, plans and programs, operations, and strategy analysis.

2. Knowledge of advanced management and organizational principles and practices to develop and implement integrated approaches and solutions to mission support problems, policies, and procedures.

3. Knowledge of AF ISR Agency goals and objectives, organizations, programs, missions, and functions to perform comprehensive analysis and studies in assigned functional areas.

4. Skill in planning, organizing, and participating in an team study work environment and to negotiate effectively for acceptance and implementation of recommendations involving resources and/or requiring changes in established procedures.

5. Ability to analyze, plan, organize and direct functions and mentor, motivate, staff and adjust work operations to meet program requirements and objectives within available resources.

6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to achieve stated positions or to make an adequate case for a particular strategy which may or may not be readily accepted, but is the best solution to achieve the intended goal.

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.

ARE YOU USING YOUR 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.

  • Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
  • Polygraph: Incumbent is required to undergo a counter intelligence-scope polygraph examination.
  • Drug Testing: This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.
  • The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
  • Position requires periodic temporary duty travel away from the normal duty station utilizing any or all modes of transportation, both commercial and military.
  • May be required to work overtime.
  • The employee must appropriately handle and safeguard sensitive classified information and material to mitigate potential compromise.
  • This is a key position. Incumbents must be removed from any military recall status if alternatives for filling the position during an emergency are not available.
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:

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 .

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 for more information.

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

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.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

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.

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