Arlington, Virginia
May 12, 2017
May 23, 2017
Human Resources
Full Time

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…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: Applications will be accepted from United States citizens (U.S. citizenship required at time of application).

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.

For information on veterans’ preference click here.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Click here for specific program requirements.  To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the follow documents:

           ·    Application or resume;

            ·    Statement requesting MSP; and

            ·    Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders

90-Day Competitive Certificate: This vacancy announcement may be used to fill like vacancies for 90-days from the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as/if additional vacancies occur during this period.

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of duties

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  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, 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. An example of specialized experience is utilizing knowledge of the full range of Federal Human Resources recruitment, placement and affirmative employment laws, principles, programs, and methods to accomplish a wide range of complex, interrelated activities and troubleshoot difficult problems; advising management on complex recruitment, placement and affirmative employee issues; developing recruitment strategies for difficult-to-fill positions; utilizing American Sign Language (ASL) to interpret from English to sign language and vice versa in a variety of settings, indicating nuances, tone, etc., of manual or verbal communications in order to accurately convey a message; performing simultaneous and uninterrupted platform interpreting; thorough knowledge of the English language; communicating effectively, orally and in writing, to express ideas and concepts.


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Federal TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 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 the full range of Federal HR affirmative employment, recruitment, and placement principles, concepts, practices, and analytical techniques; knowledge of the provisions of a variety of public laws, Executive orders, and Federal regulations regarding recruitment and placement, and affirmative employment.

2.  Knowledge of HR processes sufficient to relate recruitment and placement issues; and skill advising management on controversial or sensitive, complex, and difficult recruitment, placement, and affirmative employment issues and problems.

3.  Skills performing in-depth research, gather facts, and use extensive and effective analytical and evaluative methods to accurately assess information and make sound decisions involving complex recruitment and placement problems.

4.  Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) to simultaneously translate from English to sign language, and vise versa, and skill indicating nuances, tone, etc., of manual or verbal communication in order to accurately convey the message; ability to perform simultaneous, uninterrupted platform interpreting.

5. A thorough knowledge of the English language in order to be capable of rendering grammatically correct interpretations; ability to express ideas and concepts and communicate effectively orally and in writing.

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.




1. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of duties.


2. This position requires a Secret Security Clearance. 




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