Program Analyst (Cyber Operations)

Langley AFB, Virginia
Jul 14, 2019
Jul 16, 2019
Full Time


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The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of duties in the analysis and evaluation of cyber operations, and to complete developmental assignments and training outlined in the formal training and development plan.
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  • Performs moderately difficult and complex assignments consisting of well-precedented tasks to further orient the employee in the application of occupational and agency missions, policies, and objectives, as well as tactics, techniques, procedures.
  • The work consists of different and unrelated Cyber Operations processes and methods requiring the employee to recognize conditions and elements that must be identified, analyzed, and evaluated to discern interrelationships.
  • Carries out special projects and participates in special initiatives and studies.
  • Drafts or prepares a variety of documents to include briefings, newsletters, reports, letters, and responses to routine inquiries. Uses software such as word processing, spreadsheets, program language, plotting software, etc., to facilitate work.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You will be required to serve a two year probationary period
  • Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
  • Must sign a mobility agreement
  • Must sign a participant agreement
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses may be authorized. PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Student Loan Repayment Program may be offered for eligible candidates
  • Must meet suitability for Federal employment
  • You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways appointment
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • This is a drug testing designated position


This is a Central Salary Account Palace Acquire position and is education required to include but not limited to:

Any individual who completed all requirements for an associate, bachelor, master, professional, or doctorate degree from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years Recent Graduate Program;


Any veteran released or discharged from active duty within the previous two years, but due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during any portion of the two-year eligibility period following completion of applicable degree, and not more than six years have transpired since completing the requirements for the degree

Education: One full year of graduate level education OR Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

One year of specialized experience at the GS-07 grade or equivalent in the federal service.
Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or LL.B. or J.D. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Pathways Guidelines . You can also visit: for additional qualification standards.

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 position has an education requirement. 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 information

  • Participant Agreement
  • Orientation program
  • Mentorship throughout the Program
  • Individual Training & Development Plan to assist with career planning, professional development, and training activities
  • At least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the Program
  • Opportunity for career advancement
  • Recent Graduates who are selected for conversion must have completed all requirements of the program successfully
  • Demonstrated successful job performance consistent with the applicable performance appraisal program
  • Met the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualification standard for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
NOTE: It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the Department of the Air Force will offer conversion.

***PLEASE NOTE***The Operations career field team reserves the ability to incentivize hiring at the GS-09 level for a Cyber Operations applicant with a M.S. degree and an active/current personnel security clearance.

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

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.

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

You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click "Learn more about this agency" button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.

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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 visit:

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.

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.

If qualified, we will then place you in one of the three categories described below:
1. Best-qualified category: B.S. or M.S. with overall GPA of 3.5 or higher in Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering with Certificate in Cyber Operations, Computer Science, Computer Science with Certificate in Cyber Operations, Computer Science with emphasis in Cyber Security, Computer Science with emphasis in Electrical Engineering (Computer Option), Computer Science with emphasis in Software Engineering, Computer Science with emphasis in Wireless Engineering.

2. Highly-qualified category: B.S. or M.S. with overall GPA of 3.25 - 3.49 in Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering with Certificate in Cyber Operations, Computer Science, Computer Science with Certificate in Cyber Operations, Computer Science with emphasis in Cyber Security, Computer Science with emphasis in Electrical Engineering (Computer Option), Computer Science with emphasis in Software Engineering, Computer Science with emphasis in Wireless Engineering.

3. Qualified category: B.S. or M.S. with overall GPA of 2.95 - 3.24 in Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering with Certificate in Cyber Operations, Computer Science, Computer Science with Certificate in Cyber Operations, Computer Science with emphasis in Cyber Security, Computer Science with emphasis in Electrical Engineering (Computer Option), Computer Science with emphasis in Software Engineering, Computer Science with emphasis in Wireless Engineering.

Applicants in the Best-qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for further review. Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:
  • Online Application - Questionnaire
  • Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period
  • Transcripts - can be a copy
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • Veterans' Preference - If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit 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 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).
  • 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 DD-214, 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 DD-214 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.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.