Department of the Air Force - Eastover, SC

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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).



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)

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

Employment of People with Disabilities

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

Non-DoD Transfer (




, Dept of Labor, etc.)


Veterans Employment


Act (VEOA)

Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

30% Disabled Veterans


U.S. Citizenship Required

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

Secret Clearance Required

Normal Color Vision test required/Pre-employment physical required

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The primary purpose of this position is to

provide the most accurate and responsive meteorological and

Aerospace environmental services possible required by the staff and operations personnel of the 169th Fighter Wing and Army Aviation Support Facility to aid in the operational planning and decision making process and resource protection.

Provides complex operational weather support to

Air Force, Army,


Guard, and

other DOD customers.

Analyzes climatic regimes, geography, terrain, weather system characteristics, centralized weather products, and indigenous surface and upper air reports to forecast weather conditions for takeoff, enroute, and destinations, and air refueling tracks, for locations within the Area of Responsibility.

Identifies, evaluates, and monitors significant weather developments,

especially as they

present potential impacts on critical flight operations, d

iscusses the location, intensity, movement, and development potential of weather features. Provides technical guidance and instructions to technical employees or airmen in the preparation of special mission forecasts as required.

Provides technical guidance and instructions to lower graded technical employees, or airmen, s

olves a variety of meteorological problems with other production personnel.

Provides weather briefings for local,

transient, and other supported aircrews in

person or by telephone or closed circuit television, m

odifies forecasts developed by other activities to provide information on exact conditions expected to be encountered by the aircraft for projected timeframe for the area of operation.

Provides operating systems checks and ensures system performance.

Operates and troubleshoots the New Tactical Forecast System (N-TFS), the Air Force's standard meteorological data and communications system.

Observes, encodes records, disseminates,

and evaluates

weather observations.

Observes weather phenomena,

encodes and records the observation following established Air Force instructions and guides using computer-based systems in the weather station. Disseminates weather observations using the system and/or other local procedures. Maintains a continuous weather watch or a basic weather watch, as required by local procedures. Assists unit personnel by issuing and tracking weather advisories, as required.

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At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-07) or equivalent.

Specialized experience has equipped the applicant with the detailed, intensive knowledge of Measuring meteorological phenomena with scientific equipment and instrumentation. Observing and recording atmospheric characteristics, i.e., temperature, air movement, visibility, pressure, air density, cloud types.

Decoding, plotting, and systematically recording data related to the physical characteristics of the atmosphere, i.e., charts, diagrams, cross sections.

Collecting, analyzing, interpreting, adjusting, and verifying atmospheric and other meteorological data to confirm and improve accuracy and efficacy.


To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and 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-07 (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 Meteorology including meteorological methods, techniques, and practices, including weather

observing, forecasting, communications, meteorological equipment and support procedures.


Skill in using various computer software and various applications.


Ability to measure meteorological phenomena with scientific equipment and

instrumentation and collect analyze, interpret, adjust, and verify atmospheric or other

meteorological data to

confirm and improve its accuracy and effectiveness.

4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships using tact and diplomacy


interacting with

individuals and unit representatives.


Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to prepare and present

guidance products, briefings,

coordinate planning efforts, and manage program activities.


Ability to make timely decisions and select a course of action under high stress

conditions associated with severe

weather and emergency situations. Ability to plan, organize work, and meet





provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of 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


education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.



1. Work may require occasional travel away from normal duty station.

2. May be required to work rotating shifts, irregular hours, and be subject to recall to support unscheduled weather support requirements at any time.

3. May require access to classified Secret information. Must be able to acquire a Secret clearance.

4. Normal color vision is required.

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



Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click



To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 8


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


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.


: 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, October 10, 2012

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


for the required cover page.

This Vacancy ID is 749589. Fax your documents to



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.



for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and

3. Fax all required documents to


. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

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



Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources


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.
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




Eligibility Documentation,

SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.



if qualifying based on education or positive education series

If you are faxing any documents, click


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



Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center

550 C Street W Ste 57

Randolph AFB,


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