OPERATIONS PLANNING SPECIALIST (INSTRUCTOR)

Air Mobility Command

Summary Click on “Learn more about this agency” button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. Responsibilities The primary purpose of this position is: To serve as an operational air planner for planning, scenario development, and execution of joint operational level warfare exercises for the purpose of supporting Major Command (MAJCOM) and Joint level training programs/exercises designed to train the Joint Force, Coalition Partners, Combat Air Forces, Air Mobility Forces and Contingency Response forces. Applies military aviation operations experience to analyze, develop, coordinate, and evaluate issues and recommends development of solutions to resolve substantive problems and issues of effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in MAJCOM programs. Documents planning and programming decisions in appropriate formats to meet Joint, Air Force, and MAJCOM training requirements. Monitors, evaluates, and actively participates in strategic planning to improve organizational direction and focus using strategic planning tools and techniques. Records training audience progress and performance. Maintains professional and technical expertise. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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, Administration and Management Positions, Miscellaneous Administration and Program 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 in-depth knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and development and/or improvement of constructive exercises and programs in support of personnel/unit readiness for the conduct of major military operations such as mobilization, deployment, and war; from Counter-Insurgency Operations to Major Combat Operations; in-depth knowledge of planning/executing various Air Force mission specialties such as: Command and Control, Air Defense, Personnel Recovery, Tanker, Airlift, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Weather, Information Operations, Special Operations, Close Air Support, Interdiction, Force and the ability to role-play these mission specialties during computer-assisted exercises from a friendly force and opposition force perspective; in-depth knowledge of the various command entities involved in overall planning and execution of operations and evaluations. 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: In-depth knowledge of the application of military aviation operations expertise as it applies to support of major military operations such as mobilization, deployment, and war; from Counter-Insurgency Operations to Major Combat Operations. Knowledge of Joint, Air Force, command, and organizational planning processes to include: the establishment of goals and objectives, the sequencing and timing of key events and milestones, the adjustment of planning actions due to actual events, the capabilities and relationships of various command entities and their ability to support the planned program or operation. Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of exercise training programs. Skill in planning/executing various Air Force mission specialties such as: Command and Control, Air Defense, Personnel Recovery, Tanker, Airlift, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Weather, Information Operations, Special Operations, Close Air Support, Interdiction, Force and the ability to role-play these mission specialties during exercises from a friendly force and opposition force perspective. Skill to communicate effectively both orally and in writing as an instructor and professional exercise controller, training mid-level to senior military commanders and their staffs. Ability to 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. Education 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 and placed at the highest grade for which they applied. You must include a completed copy of the DD Form 3145-4, 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/download a copy of the DD Form 3145-4, Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Priority Placement Program (PPP) Applicant Eligible: PPP Applicants, if determined well qualified and selected, will be placed at the at the full performance level. You must include the applicable completed copy of the PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility as a PPP Applicant. Click here to obtain/download a copy of the applicable PPP Self-Certification Checklist (DD3145-1 through DD3145-4, select the appropriate checklist for your claimed preference). To determine the applicable PPP Self-Certification Checklist required to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming, refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide located in the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

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