Department of the Air Force - Patrick Afb, FL

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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).

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)
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will be paid
  • This is a centrally managed position in the Operations Career Field

DUTIES: Back to top The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the senior program analyst in a SECDEF chartered joint mission, applying aviator and human space flight contingency support experience, to plan organize, and determine necessary policies, instructions, directives, programs, doctrine, and procedures for the establishment and maintenance of SECDEF chartered human space flight support.
· Applying military aviator and human space flight contingency support experience, analyzes, develops, and evaluates detailed plans, goals and support objectives for implementation of NASA human space flight contingency support requirements. Validates and coordinates operational support resources requested by NASA and provided by the DoD for normal and contingency operations.
· Applying military aviator and human space flight contingency support experience, functions as a DoD Support Operations Center (SOC) Director during launches, on-orbit support and landings.
· Applying military aviator and human space flight contingency support experience, functions as a field training officer. Deploys to train worldwide DoD assets in the unique requirements support a Spacecraft’s landing at that particular contingency support location.
· Oral and written communication. Develops and prepares a variety of correspondence and documentation, i.e., formal letters, reports, staff summary packages, briefing, charts, bullet background papers and prepares and delivers oral presentations.
· Participates in special projects and initiatives and performs special assignments. Identifies the need for special projects and initiates milestones and goals.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

NOTE: Salary amount includes base salary and locality pay or local market supplements, if applicable.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-12) or equivalent. Specialized experience includes knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of worldwide, joint DoD contingency operations such as astronaut rescue, airlift/sealift, medical airlift and evacuation, contingency landing site and spacecraft recovery operations in support of NASA’s human space flight programs.


To view qualifying specialized experience click on the following link:

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: 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. 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. Expert Knowledge to assess and improve worldwide, joint DoD contingency operations such as astronaut rescue, airlift/sealift, medical airlift and evacuation, contingency landing site and spacecraft recovery operations in support of NASA’s human space flight programs.

2. Knowledge and application of the intent for DoD support to NASA human space flight programs and knowledge of and skill in the application of military aviator expertise as it applies to human space flight support areas (rescue, airlift, training, etc.)

3. Knowledge of the relationship of the various command entities involved in the overall execution of military support for NASA human space flight programs and knowledge of the responsibilities of the three Det 3 divisions at Patrick AFB plus the unit’s liaison officers at Johnson Space Center and USSTRATCOM to direct and coordinate their activities.

4. Skill in designing and conducting comprehensive mission support studies, and preparing solutions for presentation to DoD and NASA leadership.

5. Ability to plan, organize and lead others in operations, studies, projects and to negotiate effectively with leadership to accept and implement recommendations that may involve substantial resources and require extensive changes in established concepts and procedures.

6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; negotiate complex issues; and maintain good working relationships and ability to locate, assess and retrieve, and produce information through the use of a personal computer.

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 : · Military aviator knowledge/expertise is critical to the successful completion of the work.
· Previous Human Spaceflight operational experience is critical to the successful completion of this work.
· May travel by military or commercial air to temporary mission support locations, conferences, meetings, or other functions away from the primary duty site.
· This is a drug testing designated position (TDP). The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use. IAW AFI44-107 dated 7 April 2010 Cat 2 Type 5
· Assignment to Det 3 and performance of duties as deployed liaison officer is highly desirable.
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 .

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.

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.

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 Friday, March 08, 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 851520. 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. The numbering sequence 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. 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: 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 processed with your application package successfully 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

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.

Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
1138 Jupiter Street

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