Arlington, Virginia
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time

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.

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.

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

           ·    Application or resume;

             ·    Statement requesting MSP; and 

·    Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders

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Occasional travel - May travel by military or commercial air to conferences, meetings, or other functions away from the duty site

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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


1. May travel by military or commercial air to conferences, meetings, or other functions away from the duty site.

2. 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.


At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-13 or equivalent.  An example of specialized experience requires knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for assessment and improvement of critical plans and programs for participating in or conducting strategy initiatives for joint strategic planning decisions.  The incumbent must have mastery of, and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the future operating environments and military capabilities.  Must have knowledge of command structure, missions, and strategy, and organizational relationships, the sequence and timing of key events and milestones, and methods of evaluating the effectiveness of planning actions as related to actual events.  Must have skill in designing and conducting comprehensive studies and war games, and developing solutions to assigned portions or broad, important, and severe operational and contingency areas.  The individual must have the ability to plan, organize, and develop studies or projects, making recommendations on substantive operating programs, and negotiate effectively with others to accept and implements recommendations, where the proposals involve substantial resources. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application package.)


To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:  

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 a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to participate in the development, assessment, and improvement of agency-wide plans, concepts, and war games.

2. Knowledge of goals, objectives, and capabilities; perspectives on the present and future international security environment, and methods of evaluating the effectiveness of war games.

3. Skill in designing and conducting comprehensive studies, and preparing solutions to resolve substantive problems and issues of strategy, concepts, and technology in future operating environments.

4. Ability to synthesize complex, and often competing, information and viewpoints to determine best course of action.  Advocate recommendations across the Air Staff and to senior Air Force leaders.

5. Ability to plan, organize, and negotiate effectively with senior analysts and management to accept and implement recommendations, where proposals involve substantial resources, and require extensive changes in established concepts and procedures.

6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, negotiates complex issues, and maintains good working relationships.

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.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be BEST-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.

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.

Incentives: Leave Accrual Incentive may or may not be used.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

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.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.


Your application will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience in your resume meets the KSAs required for the position and you will be rated as shown below.  Additional points are not added for veteran's preference; however, preference is still applied.

Category 3, Best Qualified:  Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.

Category 2, Highly Qualified:  Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.

Category 1, Qualified:  Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

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