AF Installation and Mission Support PROGRAM ANALYST in Lackland AFB, Texas
Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to provide installation and mission support expertise in performance of work requiring crit. thinking as applied to enterprise-wide strategy, plans, policies, processes, relating to wargames & exercises, defense planning guidance (DPG) scenarios, lessons learned, continuous process improvement (CPI), current/future concepts, etc.
Performs a broad range of critical thinking assignments related to the installation and mission support enterprise entailing problems involving advanced strategies, new technologies, current/future concepts, Combatant Commander (CCDR) plans, etc.
Utilizes critical thinking in the development, analysis, and utilization of current/future concepts, innovative capabilities, and technologies, in order to evaluate and predict their impact on DPG scenarios, exercises, war-games, and activities, etc.
Manages the conduct of comprehensive manpower and organizational analyses of a wide diversity of programs, capabilities, functions as relating to the organizational enterprise, or other assigned tasks.
Represents organization at meetings, conferences, briefings, and seminars related to program planning, advanced technologies, and support system concepts.
Provides technical guidance, advisory support, and assistance on an entire project and/or major phases for broad and varied operations.
Conditions of Employment
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-12, or equivalent in other pay systems. Specialized experience includes planning, supporting and executing complex, multi-faceted projects and/or studies relating to emerging operational concepts, functional capabilities, war-games, and future innovation/technologies; to develop, prepare, coordinate, and implement policies, procedures, programs, and directives; and ability to utilize analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, investigate, and resolve complex problems, provide recommendations, and develop innovative solutions for planning and programming actions that impact program goals and objectives. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. 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: Knowledge of Air Force, COCOM, and installation and mission support program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key operational, programmatic, and planning events and milestones, and methods of evaluating the effectiveness of planning actions related to actual events; and the relationship of the various command and joint entities involved in overall program planning and execution of military operations and evaluations. Knowledge and understanding of AFIMSC, AF, Department of Defense (DoD) and national-level doctrine, regulations, policies, guidelines, requirements, and initiatives related to assigned program(s) and/or project(s). Knowledge of the application of Top Secret and compartmentalized expertise as it applies to assigned programs, personnel, future technologies, and security procedures to maintain control of classified material. Skill, judgment, resourcefulness, originality, and ability to foresee the impact of changing technology and future concepts on I&MS enterprise activities. Skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, investigate, resolve complex issues or problems, and modify standard practices and techniques to solve complex interrelated problems. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, in order to produce highly technical reports, position papers, and briefings; resolve conflicts based on mature judgment and experience; effectively negotiate complex issues; and maintain good working relationships. Ability to design and conduct comprehensive studies and prepare solutions to especially broad, important, and severe military operational and contingency areas. Ability to plan, organize, and lead others in studies or projects and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations where proposals involve substantial resources, and require extensive changes in established concepts 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. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. FOREIGN 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 U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. *****ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICES MEMBERS*****
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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 well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. 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. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record signed by a supervisor.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees - List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.
Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s). If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here. Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities please click here. Subsequently, FTR Bulletin 20-04 issued by GSA, provides further information regarding NDAA FY2020, Public Law 116-92, and the expansion of eligibility beyond "transferred" for WTA/RITA allowances. For additional information, please click here.