Program Manager

Arlington, Virginia
Jan 15, 2019
Jan 15, 2019
Full Time

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
  • A Top Secret/SCI security clearance must be obtained and maintained
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Position will require standby duty, unplanned overtime, unusual hours, weekend, and possibley 24/7 rotational work schedules and must be prepared to be recalled to work on short notice
  • Employee is subject to random counterintelligence Scope Polygraph examinations
  • Employee must maintain certifications
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Position is designated as a Key Position. In the event of a crisis situation, war or mobilization, the incumbent must continue to perform the duties to support mission requirements
  • Position is Emergency-Essential (E-E) in the event of war, war-related emergency, disaster caused by People or natural disaster. The incumbent of this position must perform emergency-essential duties to support an assigned Air Force mission.
  • 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, Administrative and Management Positions

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-13, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes expert in-depth understanding of aviation operations to include: law, treaties, regulations, policy, air operations planning, Diplomatic Clearance requirements, US and International airspace rules and regulations, political sensitivities, and working with complex classified matters. Comprehensively mastered and demonstrated through extensive real-world operational experience the ability to apply experimental theories and new developments to problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods. Knowledge of the special security requirements for Special Access Programs (SAP) and the management of other highly sensitive compartmented activities; the ability and knowledge to perform procedures for deploying/employing aircraft worldwide.

    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-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. 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. Expert knowledge or experience as an aircraft pilot or navigator to include: ground operations, airborne communications, navigation, air refueling operations, national and international airspace flight procedures and regulations, and procedures for deploying/employing aircraft worldwide.

    2. Expert working knowledge of and experience with Special Access Program management at the Major Command level or higher with responsibilities to include planning, execution, budget, reporting, training, and program security.

    3. Current knowledge of the USAF structure and its relationships within the DoD and Combatant Commands.

    4. Expert knowledge of the US National and International Airspace System to include: its structure and the rules and regulations governing it; a working knowledge of the telecommunications, computer network and radar equipment servicing it; and an understanding of the Structure which manages it.

    5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and/or manage projects being worked by small groups at widely dispersed locations; ability to accurately, consistently, and effectively articulate and negotiate complex and controversial matters both orally and in writing at the SES and General Officer level.

    6. Current working knowledge of the appropriate crisis response management roles and responsibilities of organizations to include the Department of Defense, JCS, Department of State, the Federal Aviation Administration, and MAJCOMS.

    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.

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    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 at 90 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.

    Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

    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.

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

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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.

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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.

    The resume/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 meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference. Noncompetitive applicants do not need to respond to the assessment questions with the A through E responses indicating level of experience/training.

    APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI

    Drug test required Yes

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