The mission of the United States Air Force is to
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.
WHO MAY APPLY:
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You MUST have the identified eligibility 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
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AREA OF CONSIDERATION IS LIMITED TO CURRENT PERMANENT INTERNAL AIR FORCE EMPLOYEES WITHIN THE CONTRACTING COMMUNITY; ALL OTHER CANDIDATES WILL BE OUTSIDE THE AREA OF CONSIDERATION. THIS ASSIGNEMNT IS TEMPORARY AND LIMITED IN DURATION TO 36 MONTHS.
THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ARE FOR THREE FORMAL CAREER BROADENING
IN THE CONTRACTING CAREER FIELD. THE ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF THESE POSITIONS ARE (2) HQ AFMC AND (1) ESG, WRIGHTPATTERSON AFB, OH.
Career Broadening positions are centrally funded and managed by AFPC/DPIFD. Positions are established specifically to provide developmental experience designed to broaden the skills and/or enhance the leadership perspective of high-potential, mid-level manager/executive.
Career Broadening also provides executive training and developmental opportunities in a Major Command or staff environment. These assignments offer the qualified candidate a unique assignment in that the candidates brings certain experience to the assignment while gaining new experiences in a different work environment.
The organizational goals or objectives of this position are to broaden and/or enhance the leadership abilities, knowledge, and skills of the incumbent by participating in all aspects of the acquisition process including legislative initiatives, policy implementation, strategy development and contract execution. Receives career broadening assignments in interpreting and providing a full range of pricing support and services for the Center's complex, high monetary value, long term acquisitions for major products and services. Receives career braodening assignments in reviewing, interpreting, and developing procurement policies and procedures. Broadening assignments involved in maintaining technical surveillance over assigned subject matter including the evaluation of current practices to determine problem areas and the necessary resolution. Career broadening assignments involve working and coordinating with various individuals and organizations. Career broadening assignments in conducting special projects and studies and when required serves on committees, task forces, working groups, etc., at HQ AFMC, HQ USAF, and/or DoD.
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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) 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 GS- 12 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service.
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. Knowledge of a wide range of contracing principals, policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements, methods, contract types, procurement law, statutory mandates, Executive orders, and federal and agency regualtions.
2. In-depth knowledg eof cost accounting standards, pricing techniques and arrangements, economic price adjustments, defective pricing, and profit policy.
3. Knowledge of small and disadvanctaged business program and business practice and market conditions applicable to program and technical requirements.
4. Extensive planning, coordinating, and organizational skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships with all internal and external customers and private industry.
5. Skill in fact-finding contract analysis and pricing techniques, problem resolution, and development of concrete action plans to solve problems.
6. Skill in analyzing and evaluating a variety of options from the perspective of available resources, legal requirments, acquisition program costs, acquisition lead time, socio-economic program requirements, and customer satisfaction to select the optimum methods of acquisition.
7. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely and with technical accuracy.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.
MOBILITY AGREEMENT: These are not continuing positions and assignment duration is limited to 36 months. An employee selected for a Career Broadening position must sign an Air Force Mobility agreement as a condition of selection.
TEMPORARY PROMOTION: If the position is filled as a temporary promotion, upon completion of the career broadening assignment, the temporary promotion may lead to permanent promotion without further competition.
PCS costs will be IAW career program policy under this announcement.
PCS RESTRICTION: An employee required to make a PCS to a Career Broadening assignment will be restricted from making a second PCS for 12 months (DOD JTR Vol).
Work may occasionally require travel away form the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
Incumbent must possess and maintain the required security clearance.
IAW JTR, Vol II may be required to travel by regularly scheduled passenger military or commercial aircraft in performance of TDY.
The Contracting Civilian Career Broadening Program is an integral part of the AF's civilian leadership development framework; it is designed to build functional and institutional competencies.
Career Broadening assignments, although of relatively short duration (36 months), are sufficiently complex and demanding to increase and broaden experience.
There are three (3) GS-1102-13 CB positions available at WPAFB; two (2) positions located at HQ AFMC and one (1) position located at ESG. HQ AFMC has an assortment of contracting experience options for a CB (e.g., action officer at the headquarters, major source selections, strategic programs, policy review, and training). Rotations may be available to afford the selectee the optimal broadening experience. The selectee for the ESG position will participate in leveraging the AF buying power and reducing redundant acquisitions to strengthen support for important socio-economic programs.
We are looking for high performing candidates to apply for these positions.
These positions are career development opportunities, considered a critical hiring action for our functional community.
Individuals applying for career broadening opportunities in the Contracting Career Field should ensure their professional portfolio demonstrates their readiness for formal leadership development.
In addition to meeting specialized experience and time-in-grade requirements, the resumes of candidates applying for career broadening positions may be expected to include knowledge, skills, and abilities reflecting the following DT-vectored attributes.
Applicants should have completed a Masters degree, held at least a limited warrant (exception Price/Cost Analyst), APDP level II certified, and demonstrated leadership ability by being a team lead or supervisor. Those that are currently GS-12s should have at least four years time-in-grade and the completion of any PME is desired. Those that are currently GS-13s should have at least one-year time in grade and the completion of PME is strongly desired.
When applying for this position in USAJobs, be sure to upload a current resume.
In addition to the resume, you are required to upload a memorandum that includes 1) the applicants Short & Long Term Goals, 2) the Senior Contracting Officials (SCO) Endorsement and 3) affirmation of the applicants willingness to sign a mobility agreement.
A SCO is defined as the first SES/Colonel in your functional chain of command.
For a sample of the SCO endorsement memorandum, please visit My Development Plan (MyDP) at AFPC Secure:
Once at AFPC Secure, select the MyDP Application.
Then select New-Experience under the New - Continuum of Learning title, finally click on the My Career Field.
Your application will not be given consideration for selection if both the resume and SCO endorsement are not uploaded/received by the announcements closing date.
For specific information please contact Ms. Angela Harris, Career Broadener Program Manager, Contracting Career Field Management Team (CCFMT), HQ AFPC/DPIBK Phone: 210-565-4507, DSN 665.
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.
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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)
4. Senior Contracting Official's (SCO) Endorsement
The complete Application Package
be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
To begin the process, click the
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 835051. 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.
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.
The numbering 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.
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The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.
Senior Contracting Official's (SCO) Endorsement
- 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.
Applicant's Short and Long Term Goals
Affirmation Statement of the applicants willingness to sign a mobility agreement
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
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.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Civilian Force Renewal Branch
Air Force Civilian Force Renewal
555 E Street West Ste 1
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