PROTOCOL SPECIALIST
Department of the Air Force - Barksdale AFB, LA

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This position is in the Air Force Global Strike Command.

The mission of the Air Force Global Strike Command is to develop and provide safe, secure and credible combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations to support the President of the United States and combatant commanders.

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:
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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)

Appointment of Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473)

DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

Employment of People with Disabilities -

Schedule A, click

here

for additional information

Executive Order (EO) 12721

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)

Reinstatement

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

30% Disabled Veterans

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.

This is an Emergency Essential position.

Required to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance.

DUTIES:
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·

The p

rim

ary

purpose

of

this

po

s

ition i

s

to

se

r

ve

as the

Deputy

Chief

,

Protocol

Office,

which involves the formula

t

ion implementation, and supervision of all protocol aspects of

fo

r

eign

and domestic visi

t

s

to Headquarters Air Force G

l

oba

l

Strike

Co

mmand

(AFGSC)

.

·

Serves as

Deputy

Ch

i

ef of Protoco

l.

In

conjunctio

n

with the

Chief of Protocol

,

serves as the MAJCOM's authoritative subject

matt

er

expert/adviso

r

on

all ma

tte

r

of

protocol

and event resource management to meet command

,

AF

,

and Department of Defense (DOD) missio

n

objectives.

·

As an alter

  • eg
o

o

f the

C

hi

e

f

of

Protocol

,

exe

rci

ses su

pervi

so

r

y

personnel mana

ge

ment

r

esponsibility and authority

for

a

ll

the

protocol offices w

ith i

n

AFG C

sta

ff

ed

b

y

milit

ary a

n

d c

i

vi

l

ia

n

s

.

In conjunction with the

Chief

of Protocol, develops performance plans and clearly advises employees in advance of requirements and

expectations.

·

Develops

a

nd impl

e

m

e

nt

s

protoco

l

p

o

lic

y

and

pr

oc

ed

ur

al

g

ui

dance

ba

sed

on

DOD

and AF objectives

to

AFGSC.

In

coordination with

the

Chief of

Protocol,

the incumbent plans, designs

,

and

implements

specific protocol polices based on pre-established goals and

gui

dance

to include

requirement

s

for

precedence

;

honors

;

ceremonies; flags;

special

events; visiting dignitarie

s >
; co

n

ferences; meetings; dinners and socials; gifts; funding and ethics.

·

In

con

ju

nctio

n

w

ith

the

C

hief

o

f Protocol

,

re

s

pon

s

ibl

e

f

or

the

ove

r

s

i

g

ht

of effect

i

ve a

n

d

accurat

e

expend

iture

of

Official Repre

se

nt

ation F

und

s

(

ORF

), S

pecia

l

Morale

and W

e

lfar

e

Fund

s

(SM&W) and Operat

i

ons

and

Maintenance

(

O&M)

F

und

s,

and

m

a

na

ge

ment

of

exp-enditu

r

es

f

o

r the

office government purch

ase

card

and

tr

av

e

l

bud

ge

t.

Along with t

h

e C

hi

ef of

Protocol,

se

rv

es as

princi

p

l

e

point

of contact for

a

ll

pr

o

tocol aspects

of

co

nf

e

r

e

nce

s

ho

s

ted

b

y

A

F

GSC Commande

r.

Develops,

updates

,

and instructs core curriculum blocs of the AF-Ieve

l

Protocol

Fu

n

damentals

Co

ur

se

and prov

id

es o

ther

p

r

  • otocol t
r

a

inin

g

programs

as

required.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
I have

one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent.

Specialized experience must include k

nowledge

of the art of ceremony and protocol. Mastery knowledge of the concepts, principles

,

and techniques of protoco

l

matters,

both international and national to

d

evelop, establish, and ma

i

ntain a proactive protocol program requi

r

ing

e

xtensive knowledge of Air Force and mil

i

tary

traditions and skill in working with high lev

e

l mi

l

itary and civilian officials. Possesses a

l

evel

of knowledge

th

at

leads

t

o experienced protocol practitioners

to seek

out

incumbent

for advice on how to deal with unusual situations.

OR

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

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN

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.

Knowledge of the concept

s,

principles, and practices

of

protocol

,

precedence

,

funding

,

military ceremonies,

and

military tr

a

ditions

,

both

national

and international.

2.

Knowledge

of

the protocol and military operatio

na

l

plann

in

g p

r

ocess

a

nd

ability to apply

that

knowledge in routine

exe

r

cise,

contingency

and real world opera

ti

ons.

3. Knowledge

of

communication techniques, princi

p

les, and regulations to communicate effectively

,

both

orally and

in writing in responding

to

work related problems

and

questions

.

4.

Knowl

e

dge of

standard

organizational budget pr

o

cedures.

5. Skill in working with people to maintain effective working

relationships

with

groups

interested

in

or affected

by ceremonial and protocol programs and policies and

s

kill

in

wo

r

king with

high

level military and civil

ia

n officials.

6.

Ability to

plan

,

organize and d

ir

ect functions and

s

taff of a large sized organizat

i

on to

include prov

i

ding

gu

id

ance to both military

and

civilian

personnel.

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

:

·

Must be able to obtain

or

maintain a Top

Secret

clearance.

·

May be

required

to

work

overtime

,

compensatory time

,

and

irregular duty hours

,

e.g.,

nights

,

weekends, and

holidays

on s

h

o

rt

notice.

·

Performs

periodic

, 24-hour

on call

duties.

·

Travel

by military

or commercial

air

,

TDY or frequent trip between on and office base locations

may

be

r

equired.

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:
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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

80

or above on the rating criteria for this position.

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:
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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

Monday, February 25, 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

843729

. 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.

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
AFPC RSC

Phone: (800)525-0102

TDD: 800-382-0893

Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG

Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center

AF Global Strike Command

345 DAVIS AVE W STE 223

BARKSDALE AFB,
LA

71110-2073

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