Department of the Air Force - Texas

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to

fly, fight



…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




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 will not be paid

Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance

Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing

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This is a GG-12 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).

The GG-12 duties for the "Technical/Administrative Support" work category are at the "Full Performance" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-12 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 locality ***

The organizational location of this position is: AF LIFE CYCLE MGT CTR, JBSA LACKLAND AFB TX



Incumbent is a member of the Integrated Product Team (IPT) responsible for the sustainment engineering for all fielded and new material collection systems; work will be based on a thorough and expert knowledge of mechanical and electronic engineering technical principles, practices, standards, regulations and related policies and extensive knowledge of related particulate and gaseous collection scientific fields to include cryogenics and vacuum applications


Conducts feasibility studies on extensive modifications to these systems; troubleshoots and resolves problems with existing systems; designs, develops and procures components for equipment modification kits and documents procedures for their utilization


Uses technical expertise and knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering concepts, principles and procedures to the solution of problems concerning the design and flow analysis of new and novel collection systems


Responsible for the integration of engineers’ designs on new sample collection systems, primarily through computer applications, to include developing electrical, mechanical, and vacuum specifications for the equipment, selecting the proper components for use in the equipment, generating schematics and drawing on the equipment and generating operating instructions and maintenance procedure for these systems


Provides logistics assistance to existing and newly developed systems being acquired to fulfill current and future sampling requirements and needs; assures accomplishment and review engineering analyses of all support considerations necessary to the effective, economical support of systems and equipment throughout its life cycle

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.

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One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been at the GG-11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service.

Examples of creditable specialized experience include:
Experience in advanced concepts, theories, principles, methods and techniques of engineering disciplines and practical knowledge of other scientific disciplines such as mathematics and the physical sciences to include cryogencis and vacuum technologies and of design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of state-of-the-art scientific, electronic, and mechanical instrumentation and systems used to detect, identify and measure trace level gaseous and particulate samples.

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


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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 advanced concepts, theories, principles, methods and techniques of engineering disciplines and practical knowledge of other scientific disciplines such as mathematics and the physical sciences to include cryogenics and vacuum technologies is required.

2. Knowledge of design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of state-of-the-art scientific, electronic, and mechanical instrumentation and systems used to detect, identify and measure trace level gaseous and particulate samples.

3. Knowledge of theory and operation of cryogenic systems.

4. Knowledge of radiological analysis techniques and safety measures.

5. Knowledge of Department of Defense Acquisition Logistics and their relationships to the planning and establishment of long-range sustainment for newly developed systems.

6. Knowledge of engineering concepts used to calculate, analyze and review complex engineering specifications and technical data.



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.



1. Employee is subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must be able to acquire and retain a Top Secret (TS) clearance with Special Compartmented Investigation (SCI) access in order to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

2. This position has been designated for drug testing.

Incumbent is subject to random urinalysis testing as a condition of employment.

3. Position requires temporary duty travel utilizing any or all modes of transportation, both commercial and military.

4. Employee is required to project a professional image.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

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.

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government -



for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

For additional information, click



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


for more information.


: 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.


: 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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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


be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

To begin the process, click the

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If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire

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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.



for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and

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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.

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Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

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modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.


Online Application




  • 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.
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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



Agency Information:

550 C Street W Ste 57

Randolph AFB,



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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force...