Pentagon, Virginia
May 27, 2022
Jun 01, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

Duty 1:
Performs Career Broadening assignments involving initiating and developing Air Force policy and
recommends approval and implementation.
Duty 2:
Represents the U.S. Department of Defense, Air Force, SAF/SQ, and Division as appropriate.
Duty 3:
Determines requirements to be satisfied by planning, analyzing and interpreting results of technical
evaluations, where precedents are not directly applicable.
Duty 4:
Independently carries out special projects and assignments designed specifically to meet the broadening
intent of the position.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Mobility agreement must be signed
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance
  • PCS cost will be paid IAW Career Broadening Policy under this agreement.
  • Career Broadening positions are managed by AFPC/DP2Z and are centrally funded.
  • Positions are established specifically to provide developmental experience designed to broaden the skills and/or enhance the leadership perspective of a high-potential, mid-level manager.
  • Career Broadening also provides training and developmental opportunities at various organizational levels.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Travel by regularly scheduled commercial or military conveyances IAW Joint Travel Regulations may be required in performance of TDY
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications


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,
n order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions,

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-13) or equivalent in other pay systems. Specialized experience must include using advanced engineering concepts, principles, and techniques across multiple inter-related and integrated technical engineering disciplines. Recognized as a technical/ functional authority within and outside of the organization. - Fosters the development of others by providing guidance or sharing expertise. Directs assignments to encourage employee development and cross-functional growth to meet organizational needs. Pursues professional self-development. - Leads defines, manages, and integrates efforts of several groups or teams. Assumes and assigns ownership of processes and products, as appropriate. - Assesses and provides strategic direction for resolution of mission critical problems, policies, and procedures. - Works with senior management to establish new fundamental concepts and criteria and stimulate the development of new policies, methodologies, and techniques. Coverts strategic goals into program policies. Defines, establishes, and directs organizational focus.(on challenging and highly complex projects/programs).

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the NH-03 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

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. Demonstrated knowledge of development planning, technology maturity assessments, life cycle systems engineering and integration, and the technological foundations for effective development of program technical assessment strategies.
2. Ability to work with customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems, and satisfy expectations.
3. Ability to persuade others to accept recommendations, works toward an agreement, and negotiate mutually acceptable solutions.
4. Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
5. Ability to organize work, set priorities, and determines resource requirements; determine goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinate with other organizations or parts of the organization; monitor progress, and evaluate outcomes.
6. Ability to identify problems and use sound judgment and decisions to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations.
7. Ability to develop and utilize appropriate data collection techniques
8. Demonstrated knowledge of the DoD and Air Force acquisition processes.
9. Ability to estimate technical scope to include cost and schedule. Demonstrated ability in technical or engineering environments.
10. Graduate level education in systems engineering, cost analysis, technical planning and assessment or related areas and a master's degree in a technical/engineering specialty or equivalent experience in high tech product development and life cycle management is preferred


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith 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

PCS restrictions: An employee selected to make a PCS to a Career Broadening assignment is restricted from making a second PCS for 12 months

Defense National Relocation Program is Authorized

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Special Sensitive Top Secret w/SCI clearance.

May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY assignments.

May be required to work overtime on an unscheduled or emergency basis

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

This position is part of the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP). The employee is expected to meet the functional area certification requirements within the timeframe range of 1 - 5 years from appointment date into the position. The employee and manager are responsible for ensuring completion within the given time period.

Employee must within 30-days of assuming this position and by 31 October annually thereafter, file an OGE-450, "Confidential Financial Disclosure Report." Employee is required to attend annual ethics and procurement integrity training.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 11436612

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and restriction from the workplace.

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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 .