Fort Eustis, Virginia
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 03, 2020
Full Time


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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the JOPES/GFM Division Chief, in the Plans and Policy Directorate (JS), exercising supervisory and managerial authority over the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System/Global Force Management Division.

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  • Directs the activities of the JOPES/GFM division: Serves as the functional expert in both JOPES and GFM, to direct and evaluate division member's work for accuracy and content in accordance with mission and commanders objectives and published guidance.
  • Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES): Command lead technical expert, responsible for the planning, coordination, execution of force deployment of Headquarters, Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF.CS) and allocated DCRF units ISO deliberate, crisis and exercise planning process.
  • Global Force Management (GFM): Command lead technical expert and staff authority responsible for providing technical support in the performance of all the GFM processes, force assignment, apportionment, and allocation methodologies in support of joint force requirements.
  • Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES): Command lead technical expert, responsible for the planning, coordination, execution of force deployment of Headquarters, Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF.CS) and allocated DCRF units ISO deliberate, crisis and exercise planning process.
  • Global Force Management (GFM): Command lead technical expert and staff authority responsible for providing technical support in the performance of all the GFM processes, force assignment, apportionment, and allocation methodologies in support of joint force requirements.
  • Perform/Prepare for CBRN Response Operations: Participates in all directed CBRN Response Enterprise operations; may deploy to potential hazardous locations and may be required to operate in field conditions.
  • Represents Joint Task Force Civil Support at U.S. Northern Command hosted CONPLAN and OPLAN, GFM, planning conferences, crisis action planning conferences, and unit force flow planning conferences and working group meetings.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • A Top Secret/Special Sensitive clearance is required for this position. The employee is required to possess and maintain a Top Secret/Special Sensitive as a condition of employment.
  • PCS expenses will not be paid
  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • This position is designated by the Air Force as a Test Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. The selectee must sign a statement acknowledging the position occupied is identified as a TDP.
  • Work may require employee to drive a government motor vehicle. A valid driver's license is required for this position.
  • Incumbent may be required to wear an organizational civilian uniform with appropriate footwear and other personnel protective equipment to be issued by the organization.
  • May be required to work non-traditional duty hours which includes evenings, weekends and holidays. Overtime may be required on short notice. Shift work may be necessary during exercises, crises, or contingencies
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Frequently, incumbent may be required to be on a two or four-hour recall. Incumbent may be required to carry a phone and/or pager (Government furnished).
  • Vaccinations and medication necessary to deploy to, and operate in, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or High Explosive (CBRNE) contaminated environment are required
  • Work may require travel by military or commercial aircraft or other modes of travel away from the normal duty station to locations within/outside of the Continental United States. Travel may be on very short notice and may be under field conditions.
  • A pre-employment medical exam is required. Selectee must meet the requirements specified on the SF-178 Certification of Medical Examination. Certification of medical readiness is required annually as condition of employment.
  • Special dietary or religious requirements may not be accommodated during TDY or training exercises.
  • Must be a graduate of the Joint Capabilities Requirement Manager (JCRM) course, and a graduate of JOPES Support Personnel Course (JSPC) and Joint Planning and Execution System (JOPES) courses or the Marine MAGTF Planner Course
  • Deployments may expose incumbent to hazardous conditions and potentially life-threatening conditions. Training may be required to prepare the incumbent for extended TOY under field conditions.
  • Be a graduate of Joint Basic Operations Course (JBOC) and Joint Planning and Execution System (JOPES) course required. The JOPES Specialist will have experience in contingency planning and operations, and knowledge of joint staff operations.
  • Grooming standards must be compatible with all required protective equipment, must be able to don Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) protective clothing, protective mask, unassisted.


This position is designated Non-Combat Essential and is a KEY position IA W DODD 1404. IO. Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbent of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.

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 Series, 0301

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 conducting analytical studies while proposing and evaluating options to incorporate exercise operations into organization support plans; expert knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods techniques to issues or studies concerning deployment and force generation for tasked units including joint command relationships/responsibilities and deployment characteristics, and JOPES and JCRM automated systems. Comprehensive knowledge of all facets of military forces deployment planning, i.e., deployment orders process, planning, organizing and executing military force deployments within the CONUS and Territory locations. Work requires knowledge of relationships with all DoD Force Providers (FORSCOM, ACC, MARFORCOM, FFC, etc), Lead Federal Agencies (HHS, OHS, DOS, etc) and key administrative support functions within the employing agency or in other agencies.

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. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

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:

I. Ability to make critical analytical judgements sufficient to formulate clear recommendations which may have major command impact/consequences.

2. Skill to coordinate strategic force deployment and force sourcing.

3. Knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues utilized in studies concerning deployment planning/force sourcing for tasked units including joint command relationships/responsibilities and deployment characteristics.

4. Knowledge of all facets of military force deployments planning/force sourcing, i.e., deployment orders process, planning, organizing and executing military force deployments within CONUS and its territories.

5. Knowledge of the missions, functions, and interrelationships between the Department of Defense, Joint Staff, Combatant Commands and the lnteragency Community.

6. Knowledge of applicable policy and doctrine as it relates to CBRN response operations: Joint policies and procedures; DoD, Services and joint organizational structures; U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other key interagency organizations involved in CBRN response and support.

7. Knowledge of a wide range of all services military technical methods of force deployment and force sourcing.

8. Skill to independently gather, assemble and analyze information, develop appropriate courses of action, draw conclusions and formulate recommendations, and communicate a resolution or decision in a well written or oral presentation at the senior leader level.

9. Skill to lead a large, highly diverse group of mid- to senior-level military/civilian personnel of competing agency interests, loyalties, and agendas, to get this group to work together effectively and productively to achieve the goals and objectives of interagency coordination and cooperation.

I0. Skill in effective oral and written communications.

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.

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.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

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

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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 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.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. 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: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
  • Veterans: If claiming VEOA, VRA or 30% Disabled Veteran - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If claiming 30% Disabled Veteran, you must also submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces. NOTE: All veterans claiming 10-point preference must also submit a SF-15 .
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action . The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a "1". Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement , block 34 may contain a "1" or "2".
  • Promotion Consideration: If you wish to be considered as a promotion candidate 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 requirements. You will need to provide additional SF-50s 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).

  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty . Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
      Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    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.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees - List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.
    Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s).

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