Pentagon, Virginia
Dec 08, 2021
Dec 10, 2021
Full Time

  • Incumbent is a scientific and technical authority well versed in many aspects of science; to include AFTAC's mission, AF ISR Agency's mission and how both organizations support national policy, Joint Staff, and other government agencies.
  • Responsible for program/project de-confliction, system requirements/capabilities, planning, prioritization, evaluation, policy, and guidance pertaining to current Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems.
  • Provides NCR senior military and civilian officials with specific detailed technical information in support of classified national-level programs.
  • Integrates organizational goals and outcomes into planning/programming submissions and provides performance based justification of existing programs and future initiatives within and over national programming guidance.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period
  • Position is designated special-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain as Top Secret (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), other intelligence-related Special Sensitive (continued)
  • information or involvement in Top Secret Special Access Programs (SAP) to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. A non-disclosure agreement must be signed
  • PCS expenses are authorized and will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing
  • The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments
  • Mobility is a condition of employment. The employee must sign an Air Force-wide mobility agreement
  • Requires flexibility to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays
  • Employee may be required to undergo random CI polygraph examinations in accordance with security regulations involving material handled
  • The duties of this position meets all requirements as a category 4 designation, and shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the parent Federal Agency (continued)
  • or office to function effectively. This position must be removed from the Ready Reserve and CAN NOT become a member of the Ready Reserve. (IAW: DoDD 1200.7, "Screening the Ready Reserve")
  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • Leave accrual may be authorized upon request
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments


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.

This is a GG-15 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-15 duties for the "Supervision/Management" work category are at the "Expert" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-15 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: mastery of one or more professional or administrative fields: National Security policies, strategies, Presidential Directives, DoD, DoE Policies, Guidance/Memorandums, and Joint Program Doctrine; ability to apply new developments/theories to problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods; makes decisions or recommendations significantly changing, interpreting, or developing important policies and programs; in-depth knowledge on science and technology related to nuclear, radar, and across the electromagnetic energy spectrum as it relates to collection, processing, and production of operational and technical research information; ability to understand and interpret DoD, DoE, and other national-level agencies' policies and instructions. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.


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. Expert knowledge of multiple agency policies, entities, missions, resources, operations, capabilities, and requirements.
2. Knowledge of management principles, and processes, and analytical techniques for assessing programs and developing strategies for operational improvements and efficiencies. Knowledge of security procedures to maintain control of classified material.
3. Understanding of broad financial management and resource allocation principles and techniques as they relate to long range planning of programs and objectives.
4. Expert ability to effectively organize and analyze information; produce reports, position papers and briefings that are responsible to the specific needs of senior management officials; present clear and concise findings; resolve conflicts based on mature judgment, experience, and recognized professional standing; and effectively advocate for a position.
5. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships; negotiating, and resolving conflicts with a variety of high-ranking military and civilian personnel at a variety of organizations. Daily interaction with DISLs, SESs, and senior military officers.
6. Advanced academic degree highly desired; must possess no less than an under-graduate degree in scientific or technical areas of study.

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

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.

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

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11307688.

Selectees who physically reside permanently in the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during the entire recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) and selected for employment in the foreign area are eligible to receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, Post Allowance, Home Leave, etc. (subject to approval)

Selectees who physically reside outside the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during any step of the recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) will have foreign area benefits eligibility be determined on a case by case basis.

Department of the Air Force has implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements set forth in Executive Order 14043. Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. Upon selection, you will be required to provide documentation proof as "fully vaccinated" prior to issuance of a firm job offer. Air Force will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement. More information on COVID requirements may be found here .

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. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.

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