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Pentagon, Virginia
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time

Duty 1:
Advises the direction of hearing preparation and presentations to the Committees on Appropriations and
Budget for the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air
Force and the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Budget),
and all other high level Secretariat and Air Staff officials.
Duty 2:
Manages day-to-day communications between the Air Force and the Congressional Committees on
Appropriations and Budget.
Duty 3:
Provides management advice, assistance, and guidance on the development and interpretation of congressional budget cycle legislation, executive orders, guidelines, and policies derived from Congress, Office of Management and Budget, and Office of the Secretary of Defense
Duty 4:
As a management official, provides management advice, assistance and guidance of all appropriations matters dealing with military construction, military personnel, operation and maintenance, and investment accounts.
Duty 5:
Monitor the Headquarters Air Force Task Management Tool (TMT) to stay abreast of current congressional inquiries, financial issues, trends, and innovations as they relate to program/budget formulation and financial management and analyze data collected from the database system.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Mobility agreement must be signed
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance
  • CB Nominee Aspirations-Mobility Affirmation letter required
  • PCS travel expenses will be paid IAW JTR and AFMAN 36-606
  • PCS cost will be paid IAW Career Broadening Policy under this agreement.
  • Career Broadening positions are managed by AFPC/DP2Z and are centrally funded.
  • Positions are established specifically to provide developmental experience designed to broaden the skills and/or enhance the leadership perspective of a high-potential, mid-level manager.
  • Career Broadening also provides training and developmental opportunities at various organizational levels.
  • These assignments offer the qualified candidate a unique assignment in that the candidates brings certain experience to the assignment while gaining new experiences in a different work environment
  • TEMPORARY PROMOTION: If the position is filled as a temporary promotion, upon completion of the career broadening assignment, the temporary promotion may lead to permanent promotion without further competition
  • Travel by regularly scheduled commercial or military conveyances IAW Joint Travel Regulations may be required in performance of TDY
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • As required by EO 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.


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,

One year of specialized experience which include Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of Air Force programs, policies, regulations and budget requirements with skill in application as they relate to congressional actions. Knowledge of federal, DoD and congressional doctrine, law, issues and requirements related to all congressional interfacing. Skill in creating, planning, coordinating and implementing study sessions for the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is essential. Skill in negotiating issues with OMB, OUSD(C), and Air Force senior officials with congressional staff as they relate to the Air Force budget specialized experience. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-13 or above grade/level or equivalent position in the federal service.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. 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. Expert knowledge of Air Force programming, budget formulation and execution process and
familiarity with the congressional budget enactment process and its impact on the Air Force's budget
through the l enactment of annual defense appropriations and national defense authorization bills.
2. Experience working with the Appropriations and Budget Committees of the U.S. Congress. Experience
may include work in a Combatant Command or Air Force MAJCOM Commander's Action Group or base
level experience developing written responses to congressional members or working congressional visits to DoD or Air Force installations.
3. Knowledge of witness hearing requirements to prepare DoD or senior Air Force leaders for their
testimony before congressional committees.
4. Expert knowledge of the congressional hearing process and focus of committees and individual
congressional members' interest in issues that will impact the Air Force. Skill in researching, analyzing, and deducting legislation, technical studies, and congressional data and ability to apply to written and oral
responses to Congress.
5. Knowledge of congressional dynamics is critical to the preparation of hearing material and congressional inquiry responses. Skill in managing an inquiry database and ability to analyze collected data.
6. Knowledge of formulating and coordinating the Air Force position and budget policy on legislation by
expert ability to analyze Congressional report language and statutes.
7. Comprehensive knowledge of the DoD planning, programming, budgeting and execution (PPBE),
OUSD Comptroller, prioritization process and financial management statutory and regulatory requirements in order to coordinate the Air Force budget and appeal congressional appropriations legislation counter to Air Force budgetary objectives.
8. Ability to communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing to resolve problems or
questions related to work.



Additional information

PCS restrictions: An employee selected to make a PCS to a Career Broadening assignment is restricted from making a second PCS for 12 months

Defense National Relocation Program is Authorized

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

Mobility is a condition of employment. Incumbent must sign an AF-wide mobility agreement.

Incumbent must be able to attain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.

This is a Financial Management Level 3 Certified position IAW the National Defense Authorization
Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, Section 1599d. Incumbent
shall comply with the requirements of this certification program."

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 11318661

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.

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 click here . Subsequently, FTR Bulletin 20-04 issued by GSA, provides further information regarding NDAA FY2020, Public Law 116-92, and the expansion of eligibility beyond "transferred" for WTA/RITA allowances. For additional information, please click here .

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