PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, GS-1035-12
Department of the Air Force - Minneapolis, MN

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This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Officer position located at

934 Airlift Wing

with the military rank of

Maj (O4)

, AFSC:
035P3

. For questions concerning military eligibility please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualification Center at 1-800-257-1212.

Applicant must be commissioned or commissionable as an ART Officer in the Air Force Reserve. Air Reserve Technicians are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, Air Reserve Technicians are required to maintain their active membership in the Air Force Reserve unit where assigned. As members of Reserve units, Air Reserve Technicians receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

RETIRED MILITARY ARE USUALLY INELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE AIR FORCE RESERVE. RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO HAVE ACTIVE AIR FORCE RESERVE ASSIGNMENTS MAY APPLY PROVIDED THEY SHOW ASSIGNMENT (POSITION AND UNIT) ON THEIR APPLICATION.

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)

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

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

Veterans Employment

Opportunity

Act (VEOA)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required

Travel and relocation expenses will/will not be paid

Must sign a mobility agreement

DUTIES:
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Air Reserve Technicians are full-time civilian employees who are also members of the Air Force Reserve unit in which they are employed.

In addition to their civilian assignments, they are assigned to equivalent positions in the Reserve organization with a Reserve military rank or grade.

Appointee’s civilian assignments will consist of the following duties:

Plans, directs, and manages the Public Affairs program for an Air Force wing.

Plans, organizes, and administers an AFRC wing external information program.

Conducts an internal information program.

Serves as the Public Affairs focal point for community relations.

Plans, directs, and conducts the Congressional Outreach program.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
At least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent.

Specialized experience must include knowledge of internal information, media relations, and community services. NOTE: This experience

MUST

be well described in the application/resume that you complete and submit in addition to answering the Questionnaire.

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 functions and missions of DoD, Air Force, gaining MAJCOMs and Air Force Reserve Command.

2.

Knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of the Air Force Public Affairs program.

3.

Knowledge of the principles and methods of written and oral communication and skills in applying principles and using methods of conducting a public affairs program involving public information, internal information and community relations activities for internal and external audiences.

4.

Skill in gathering, evaluating, and interpreting data to identify potential problems and offer meaningful recommendations and solutions.

5.

Ability to plan, organize and evaluate program effectiveness.

6.

Knowledge of management practices, theories, techniques, and procedures.

7.

Skill in identifying and analyzing compliance issues and developing recommendations to resolve issues.

8.

Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices and procedures.

9.

Knowledge of personnel management and EEO directives, standards, processes and procedures.

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

:

This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) officer position.

The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements.

Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies (UTA).

The incumbent’s regular assignments are ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.

May be required to fly in commercial and military aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application. Your resume must reflect the experience you identified on the questionnaire. HR Specialists use your responses to the questionnaire, along with your resume and supporting documentation, to determine if you meet regulatory appointment authority and qualifications as listed in this vacancy announcement. If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

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:
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

90

or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Incentives

: 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.

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 Friday, December 07, 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

here

for the required cover page.

This Vacancy ID is 798976. 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.

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:
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.

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 process 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.
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

·

Eligibility Documentation,

SF50, DD214, etc.

(if providing a Proof of Service Letter it

MUST

contain a character of service statement)

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).

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:
Curtis W. Averyheart

Phone: (478)327-1342

Email: CURTIS.AVERYHEART@US.AF.

MIL

Agency Information:
ART Officer Career Management Program

HQ AFRC/A1CSA

155 Richard Ray Blvd Bldg 210

Robins AFB,
GA

31098-1635

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