LANGUAGE PROGRAM SPECIALIST
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.
All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
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- Occasional Travel
- May be required to perform temporary duty assignments
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Travel and Relocation expenses will not be paid
- Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
- This posn may be subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Prog
- Must Obtain/Maintain Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI
- This is a pre-employment and random drug testing position
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: The applicant must possess quality level experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Quality experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience would Knowledge of intelligence concepts, applications, and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) missions in order to ensure successful support to Air Force, national/tactical-level customers; and knowledge of Intelligence Community policies, entities, missions, resources, operations, capabilities, databases, and requirements to perform language tracking and research. NOTE: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.
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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 USAF operations training and language training processes and procedures.
2. Knowledge of cmTent ACC, 25th Air Force (25 AF) intelligence operations to include familiarity with the Cryptologic Language Analyst (CLA) role in processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED) across the 25 AF associated intelligence disciplines and specialties.
3. Knowledge of intelligence concepts, applications, and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) missions in order to ensure successful support to Air Force, national/tactical-level customers; and knowledge of Intelligence Community policies, entities, missions, resources, operations, capabilities, databases, and requirements to perform language tracking and research.
4. Knowledge of the DoD and Air Force Instructions relating to the Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB) and procedures to provide policy and guidance to CLAs; and knowledge and understanding of competencies required by the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT).
5. Knowledge of inspection applications such as Management Internal Control Toolset (MICT) and Inspector General Evaluation Management System (IJEMS).
6. Skill in analysis and production of reports and other products that respond to specific needs of customers to include formulating, gathering, organizing and analyzing information; and presenting clear and concise findings; and skill in using state-of-the-art computer based programs for the manipulation and analysis of data; and creation and dissemination of training reports.
7. Ability to quickly assimilate disparate data and render knowledgeable and accurate assessments of the implication of such data; and to make decisions, estimates, and recommendations under conditions of urgency based on mature judgment and experience. Ability to communicate orally and in writing, through clear, concise, and technically accurate written materials.
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.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. This position is in the excepted service authorized by Title 10 U.S.C. and covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Management System (DCIPS). The employee must also sign a Statement of Understanding prior to occupying a DCIPS position.
2. Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented information (SCI) to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
3. The employee must be able to pass a Counter-Intelligence polygraph test and clear a Foreign National Association screening.
4. This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use y employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.
5. The incumbent may be required to work other than normal duty hours that may include evening, weekends, and/or holidays to include overtime and workload demands. Shift work may be required.
6. The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
7. The employee must handle and safeguard sensitive/classified information and materials.
8. This is a Term Position NTE 5 years.
***Salary Ranges shown do not include locality***
This is a GG-12 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-12 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Senior" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-12 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.
This is a TERM position NTE 5 Years. In accordance with DODI 1400.25 Vol 2005, dtd 3/3/12 , the individual selected for this position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
The organizational location of this position is: 29th Intelligence Squadron, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
The primary purpose of this position is: to serve as the Language Program Specialist for the 29 Intelligence Squadron (IS), providing guidance to Squadron leadership on DoD and Air Force language training and language testing policies and instructions. Serves as the 29 IS language program advisor to the Global Leaming Center (GLC). Manages Global Language Training (GLT) courses for 135+ AF linguists in the 29 IS conducting continuation language training and critical need language courses for 25th Air Force (25 AF), Air Combat Command and AF requirements. Serves as the language training policy advisor to leadership within the 29 IS and 691 Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group (691 ISRG). Works directly with the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC).
Administers Command Language Program. Established and maintains a Command Language Program as required by higher headquarters guidance and DoD issuances. Ensures compliance with Command Language Program policies and instructions and represents the 29 IS among language-centric counterparts within the National Security Agency (NSA), the 69 I ISRG, 70 Intelligence Wing, 25 AF, ACC, and external organizations and sites.
Administers Joint Language Maintenance. Counsels Cryptologic Language Analysts (CLAs) on level and availability of language maintenance/training courses. Schedules CLAs into appropriate National Cryptologic School (NCS) classes.
Assesses currency and effectiveness of Language Training and recommends improvements/adjustments to Squadron commander. Coordinates and integrates tasking's needed for program execution.
Acts as point of contact for all Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB) matters within the Group. Develops procedures, coordinates with individual CLAs and local Test Control Officer (TCO) to ensure proper FLPB disbursement/management. Liaises with subordinate and supported AF organizations on FLPB issues.
Liaises and develops relationships with key language program and training leaders. Liaises with Wing and Group CLPMs, as well as other unit CLPMs. Attends Command Language Program Conference and Cryptologic Language Training Managers (CLTM) Seminar annually. Converses, coordinates and corresponds with key language training leaders within the National Security Agency (NSA), Air Force cryptologic and global language channels.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS. This position is in the Excepted Service.
DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.