PROGRAM ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Langley AFB, Virginia
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jun 19, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to exercise oversight, integration, and coordination of the total MAJ COM JOPES/DCAPES Operational and Exercise planning efforts of the Air Combat Command (ACC), Air and Space Operation Directorate (ACC/A3), Operations Division (A30).

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Responsibilities

  • Oversees, analyzes, evaluates, and coordinates operational and exercise plans for ACC assets to execute battle rhythm and deliver versatile air and space power for combat support, contingencies, deployments, and exercises
  • Utilizes MAJCOM experience and expertise to evaluate and recommend changes and improvements to enhance efficiency and effectiveness for all operational and exercise tasks.
  • Research, analyze, evaluate and set milestones to support JCS and MAJCOM exercise goals. Determines appropriate recommendations for unresolved or questionable problems and performs follow-up for each exercise.
  • Functions. as a principal JOPES Support Element and ACC Operations Center (OC) team member authority on the use of JOPES/DCAPES, verification processes, and related planning essential for execution of contingencies, exercises, and other deployments
  • Develops background papers on current operations and the long-term impact they will have on future operations and exercises to avoid shortages of ACC forces and assets supporting of combatant commanders / exercise planners
  • Applies Air Force MAJCOM experience and expertise to analyze, develop, interpret, and implement policies and procedures to execute strategic plans, crisis action plans, and exercise requirements
  • Prepares and presents high level studies and briefings of conclusive findings to senior ACC leadership.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on commercial aircraft or gov

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  • PCS expenses will not be paid.
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Three years AEF experience (military, civilian, or contractor) either on MAJCOM staff or higher is highly desired.
  • Employee may work nonstandard hours to perfo1m duties, during contingency and ACC I OC heightened operations, unique working hours (12 hours shift) and long period of overtime will be required
  • TDY may be required to worldwide locations in support of combatant commander requirements
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
  • If the ACC Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) is activated, employee may be required to deploy to the Alt HQ up to 30 days
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft


Qualifications

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 Support Positions; Management and Program Analysis Series, 0343

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations toward development and/or improvement of critical command plans and programs of the command verification process in or conducting major operations such as apportionment of combat forces, deployment, mobilization, contingency operations, and JCS joint and MAJCOM exercises.

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-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 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. Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to participate in the assessment and improvement of command level plans and programs for Joint/ Air Force Time Phased Forces and Deployment Data (TPFDD), DoD operational planning (OPLAN) and contingency planning, MAJCOM verification and AF reclama processes to include Reclama Processing Tool (RPT), JCS joint and MAJCOM exercise procedures and GCCS systems such as: Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES) to include JOPES Permission Application (JPERM); Deliberate and Crisis Action Planning Execution Segments (DCAPES); Execution and Crisis Action Sourcing Tool (ECAST); AEF Information System (AEFIS); Collaborative Force-Building, Analysis, Sustainment, and Transportation (CF AST) and Joint Capabilities Requirements Manager (JCRM). Must possess a full understanding of Global Force Management (GFM), and Joint Forces Provider (JFP) processes with a relationship to Adaptive Planning.
2. Knowledge in all facets of Joint, Air Force, and MAJCOM verification processes and, Air Force and MAJCOM shortfall/reclama procedures and policies, for operational and exercise requirements to include goals and objectives as they relate to the Air and Space Expeditionary Force (AEF) and JFP concept of operations for both deliberate and contingency deployment planning.
3. Knowledge of DoD staff coordination processes and JFCOM Joint Quarterly Review processes and various command entities involved in overall planning and execution of operations and evaluations.
4. Knowledge of HQ ACC Operations Center (ACC OC) operations during both contingency and non-contingency operations.
5. Knowledge of management principles and processes and the analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing verification execution and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
6. TPFDD verification ability and skill in gathering, assembling, and analyzing facts, drawing conclusions, conducting analysis, devising recommended solutions, and packaging the entire process into briefings, papers, or reports· suitable for use and decision-making.
7. 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.

Education

********************************ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS********************************
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:
The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

Additional information

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 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.

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.

If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

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 visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

How You Will Be Evaluated

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 disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

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.

BASIS OF RATING: The assessments for this job will measure
  • General competencies such as: Decision Making, Reasoning, Reading and Negotiating
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) as listed under Qualifications
In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.

The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application - Questionnaire
  • Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period
  • Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
  • Applicants must refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide (link provided above) for a complete list of required documents for each eligibility you identify.
  • If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here
  • OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
    Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
    - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.

    Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. If you received the link after the close of the announcement, you must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL. To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

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