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To achieve the mission, the Air Force has a goal of 2% of the workforce made up of individuals with targeted disabilities and 12% with disabilities.
Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u), for hiring people with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. This excepted authority is used to appoint persons with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. Such individuals may qualify for conversion to permanent status after two years of satisfactory service. Severe physical disabilities include but are not limited to blindness, deafness, paralysis, missing limbs, epilepsy, dwarfism, and more.
These positions are being filled under Schedule A Hiring Authority. Positions are located at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Positions will be filled as an Excepted Appointment with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by position, pay scale, series and grade.
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems, i.e., AcqDemo (pay scales are found at OPM.gov). All positions, dependent upon grade levels being filled, may require some level of related experience or education. NOTE: New appointment shall be made at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade unless regulatory guidance permits otherwise.
OPM Standard Form 256 provides some examples of disabilities that are considered eligible under the Schedule A Authority at this link: https://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/sf256.pdf
OPM has provided SAMPLE Schedule A Letters for both Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals and Licensed Medical Practitioners at this link:
Reasonable Accommodation: If you are a person with a disability that requires an accommodation for the application process, you must notify the agency at 405-739-3272. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
This public notice may be used to fill one or more vacancies at any time without notification, in any series or grade. Duties and responsibilities for each position vary and may increase according to grade level. This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-09 Target GS-12).
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
A security clearance may be required
PCS expenses, if authorized, may be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may be authorized
Position may be subject to random drug testing
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 may be required to obtain and maintain certifications
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Some positions may be drug testing designated positions. The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and may be required to participate in random drug testing.
Appointment may be contingent upon passing a physical examination.
Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation and/or security clearance.
EDUCATION: Some positions may require "Basic Education" depending on the series and grade level of the position. If you are applying to positions based on your education or a combination of education and experience, your transcripts are required at the time of application to receive consideration.
EXPERIENCE: The DETAILED description of your work experience in your personal resume must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position and grade being filled. When qualifying based on education and/or training, all transcripts and/or certifications must be submitted at the time of application.
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.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Applicants must be US Citizens and proof (such as Birth Certificate, passport, naturalization papers, etc.) will be required during in-processing.
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 in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. 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.
Certain Military Spouses are also eligible to apply under E.O. 13473. More information is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/veterans-authorities/#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses .
Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
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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 visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Physical demands and working environment will be determined by the position being filled.
Referral for Consideration: Consideration for positions is based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire questions in this public notice. The content of your application package, resume and any supporting documentation, will be used to determine your qualifications for the position/s you are interested in and may be referred for consideration of employment.
Note: All required documents, i.e., Resume and Schedule A Letter, must be submitted at the time of application to receive consideration of eligibility.
This register is being established and may be used to fill:
(A) Full time permanent positions; OR
(B) Full time term positions exceeding 1 year but will not exceed 4 years from the date of the initial term appointment; OR
(C) Full time temporary positions not to exceed 1 year
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
The following documents are REQUIRED at the time of application. If these documents are not submitted you may not be eligible for consideration and/or adjudication of veteran's preference.
1. ONLINE APPLICATION and QUESTIONNAIRE
2. RESUME containing employment and/or education history, including past Employer names, date/s of employment, hours worked and DETAILED work experience, paid and/or unpaid.
3. SCHEDULE A LETTER documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
4. IF APPLICABLE: COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPT/S, LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES earned from educational institutions. Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of application, however, official final transcripts are required if selected for a position. As well, copies of all licenses and/or certificates of completion are required at the time of selection.
5. IF APPLICABLE: VETERAN'S PREFERENCE DOCUMENTS - IF CLAIMING VETERAN'S PREFERENCE provide copies of all DD-214s showing the type of discharge (character of service). In addition, if applying for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, a Veterans Administration Letter showing combined or overall percentage of disability and SF-15 are required. (These documents are applicable to applicants who have previous active duty military service)
Documentation of disability is required, i.e., Schedule A Letter. Such documentation is used to verify that the individual being hired is indeed a person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. This documentation must be provided to the hiring agency at the time of application, before an individual can be hired. Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
Submission of a VA letter does not qualify as a "Schedule A" letter. You must obtain and submit the Schedule A letter in addition to your VA letter as the VA letter is used for Veteran's preference purposes, not in determining the Schedule A disability.
In addition, upon hiring, the individual with a disability or the agency Human Resource office should complete the Standard Form 256. The SF-256 includes the legal definition of disability and lists various disabilities, including several that are considered targeted disabilities.
NOTE: If claiming 10-pt preference, you must provide the required documentation described on the back of the SF-15 which proves that you are entitled to such preference. The SF-15 can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf . For more information regarding veterans' preference please go to: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.