Overview

PROGRAM ANALYST Job at U.S. Air Forces, Europe – Ramstein-Miesenbach

Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to provide expert guidance and advice to Air Force headquarters, USEUCOM and its service components, related to Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD), counter-air defense strategic planning, defense design, air base defense, as well as direction and guidance related to requirements, future capability development and readiness.

Responsibilities

Applies Air Force military rated aviator expertise to plan, organize, and direct, the activities of counter-air defense for USEUCOM and USAFE/AFAFRICA, in applying U.S., NATO and coalition military air/space/cyberspace operations and policy.

Develops new methods for testing and evaluating the effectiveness of planning, programming, and budget actions/processes in support of major Air Force mission and USEUCOM missions and operational plans.

Prepares papers and presents high-level briefings of conclusions/information, many being highly subjective and not readily susceptible to verification until actual operational situations are encountered.

Represents USEUCOM and USAFE across the joint community, with the interagency, and with a variety of installation and functional area organizations.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Job family (Series)

0343 Management And Program Analysis

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)

U.S. Citizenship is required

Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov

PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

Disclosure of Political Appointments

Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

Incumbent will be required to acquire and retain Top Secret clearance eligibility with Sensitive Compartmented Information access, based upon a Single Scoped Background Investigation.

Position may include additional program security requirements in order to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. If so, incumbent must be willing to submit to a Counter Intelligence Polygraph and mandatory drug testing.

This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.

Qualifications

Work Environment: Initiative and drive are prized. Staff is not micromanaged. Superb opportunity to work internationally with host nation, coalition partners, NATO AIRCOM national representatives, EUCOM and AFRICOM. Staff will participate in exercise events throughout Europe.

A5M is the focal point for Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) organize, train and equip actions in USAFE-AFAFRICA and advises the Commander in his/her role as the USEUCOM Area Air Defense Commander. A5M leads IAMD strategic planning, capability development and functional implementation including defense design, mission development, concept development, test, integration, experimentation, assessments and IAMD exercise objectives. Division focus is on capability development for theater Counterair plans and Air Base Air Defense (ABAD). Specific functions include Defensive Counterair, Passive Defense and BMC3I capability development, functional implementation, plans and policy, coalition interoperability planning and exercise guidance.

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, such as Administrative and Management Positions.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-13, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes Mastery of advanced management and organizational principles and practices for a variety of air & space / cyberspace programs / systems, such as EPAA, Joint Integrated Air Defense Systems, Air & Missile Warning, USAF Theater Air Control System, US and NATO nations surface based air defense systems, U.S. Integrated Air Defense System; Air & Space Protection; Air & Space Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance; CA defense Training, Tactics & Exercises; Cyber Integration, Counter-Threat & Warfare; Critical and Defended Asset List development, and a comprehensive knowledge of planning, programming, and budgeting regulations, guidelines, and processes; and a thorough knowledge of Department of Defense and Air Force planning, acquisition, and management processes to provide PPBS guidelines and advisory services in support to long range Air Force war, mobilization, exercise, deployment, and similar operations planning efforts. Knowledge of military command structure, missions, programs, and organizational relationships and program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key operational events and milestones, and methods of evaluating the effectiveness of planning actions as related to actual events. Knowledge of the U.S. and NATO command entities involved in overall planning and execution of operations and evaluations. Uses extensive knowledge of NATO Standing Defense Plans, Graduated Response Plans and allied collaborative plans to ensure USAFE and NATO CA defense operations are fully synchronized and work together to enable joint air & missile defense operations. Knowledge of the processes, structure, and execution of OSD DOT&E JT&E programs

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-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 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:

1. Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of command level plans and programs to support mission development, concept of operations formulation, air defense design and conducting major operations such as European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA), Defensive Counter Air operations, Attack operations, Air Battle Management, Command and Control; Air & Space Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance; Integrated Air & Missile Defense; Air Base Defense, TACS, Training, Tactics & Exercises; Cyber Integration; and associated mission and flight operations, integrated air defense capabilities, CA defense exercises, flying training systems both manned and unmanned, foreign military sales, PPBES, and acquisition processes.

2. Knowledge of military program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key operational events and milestones, and methods of evaluating the effectiveness of planning actions as related to actual events, and the various command entities involved in overall programming planning and execution of military operations and evaluations.

3. Knowledge of Battle Management and Command and control (C2) relationships of the various military entities involved in overall planning and execution of CA defense and space/cyberspace operations and evaluations.

4. Knowledge of AF military rated aviator (e.g., pilot, navigator, air battle manager) expertise as it applies to Defensive Counterair, attack operations and assigned airpower programs and weapon systems. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, negotiate complex issues, and maintain good working relations.

5. High degree of skill in designing and conducting comprehensive studies, analyzing and comparing policies and plans, and developing solutions to produce strategies and options on broad, important, and critical command operation and contingency areas that can be presented to higher levels of management for use in defending / implementing operational and fiscal decisions.

6. Ability to apply military rated aviator experience and expertise to assigned programs and/or weapons systems including the F-22A, F-35A and F-15C/E. Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze facts, draw conclusions, conduct analysis, devise recommended solutions, and package the entire process in briefings, papers, or reports suitable for top management use and decision-making.

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

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 copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. To obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist click here.

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
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.

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).

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessments required for this position. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics).

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.

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.

BASIS OF RATING: The assessments for this job will also measure

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) as listed under Qualifications

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.

The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment.

Your application will be rated under the Cut Point procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualification requirements. Additional points are not added for Veteran’s Preference; however, Veteran’s Preference is considered where applicable.

Best Qualified Group: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements

Fully Qualified Group: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.

Basically Qualified Group: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.

The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret

Drug test required

Yes

Required Documents

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 content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.

Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying based 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/copies of your last or most recent 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 demonstrate you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).

If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here

Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here. If you have any questions or concerns about the online assessments, you may contact the USA Hire Program Office at apply.usastaffing.gov/HelpTicket

Benefits

Benefits

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Help

This job is open to

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.

Family of overseas employees

Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.

Federal employees – Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Federal employees – Excepted service

Current excepted service federal employees.

Individuals with disabilities

Land & base management

Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

Military spouses

Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Eligible NAF employees are considered under Hiring Path – “Federal employees-Excepted service”

About the Company

Company: U.S. Air Forces, Europe –

Company Location:  Ramstein-Miesenbach

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