Fort Meade, Maryland
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time

1. Applying background experience, analyzes, develops, and evaluates issues, and develops detailed plans, goals, objectives, and recommendations to resolve substantive problems and issues of effectiveness and efficiency of work operations for long-range implementation.
2. Provides authoritative guidance, advice, and policy interpretation to program managers concerning management advisory services and their impact on joint training issues while dealing with difficult, complex, and often controversial issues.
3. Provides authoritative guidance, advice, and policy interpretation to program managers concerning management advisory services and their impact on joint training issues while dealing with difficult, complex, and often controversial issues.
4. Makes effective use of the Workload Management System (WMS) and Joint Staff Action Processing (JSAP) to capture, document, and disseminate information on training-related action items and other time-sensitive tasking to J7 components and other cyberspace operations program partners.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All new CES employees are required to complete a three-year CES trial period
  • The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET SCI clearance as a condition of employment and must complete a counter intelligence scope polygraph exam.
  • PCS will not be paid
  • 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 Drug Testing Program.
  • The incumbent may be recalled to duty, may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays, and may be required to work overtime.
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and/or commercial aircraft.
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Advance in hire may be authorized if there is demonstrable proof provided on your resume
  • Recruitment and Relocation will be authorized for this position
  • The incumbent must meet NSA personnel security requirements outlined in NSA/CSS Policy 5-1.
  • Leave accrual may be authorized upon request
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit


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-13 position in the Cyber Excepted Service (CES) The GG-13 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Full Performance" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-13 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:
Expert knowledge and recognized high degree of skill in selecting, adapting, and applying of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of difficult and complex enterprise- level plans and programs for training and instruction programs that are critical to the conduct of major cyberspace operations. Such analyses include development of justifying information and logical bases for advocating for adoption of new and innovative training strategies and methods in response to operational needs associated with emerging cyberspace concepts, mission capability needs, acquisitions, or similar high-level program elements. . Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.

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 sufficient to participate in the assessment and improvement of command level plans and programs to develop the staff and subordinate element staffs, or to define and clarify alternative solutions.
2. Knowledge of education and training program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key operational events and milestones, methods of evaluating the effectiveness of planning actions related to training events, and the relationship of the various command and external entities involved in training planning and execution.
3. Knowledge of the application of education and training program expertise as it applies to assigned programs and assigned missions.
4. Skill in designing and conducting comprehensive studies, and preparing solutions to resolve substantive problems and issues of effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in a major command program.
5. Ability to participate in study teams, originate new ideas, projects, and methodologies; and executive projects within established Joint Training System and/or time constraints. . Ability to develop and utilize appropriate data collection methods and to design, build, and apply model and simulation techniques.
6 Ability to plan, organize, and negotiate effectively with analysts and management to accept and implement recommendations where proposals involve substantial resources, and require extensive changes in established concepts and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; negotiate complex issues; and maintain 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.


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.

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

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 . Additionally, please do not disclose your vaccination status on your resume.

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When job announcements indicate PCS costs are authorized, overseas allowances may be authorized in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) and any applicable Federal Overseas Regulations.

Selectees physically residing 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), Post Allowance, Home Leave, etc. (subject to approval). Selectees who physically reside outside the U.S. and 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.

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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