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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Senior Watch Officer within the USSOCOM Command Center, Global Mission Support Center (GMSC), and Current Operations Division (J33) responsible for managing the watch team, bridging higher headquarters and subordinate commands for immediate and planned coordination.
Executes, organizes, and coordinates liaison activities with Higher, Adjacent, and Subordinate Organizations.
Serves as lead Emergency Action Controller (EAC) in a secure, joint SCIF responsible for training, implementation, and standardization of CJCS and USSOCOM EA procedures.
Prepares reports and maintains records of work accomplishments, administrative information to coordinate the preparation, presentation and communication of work related information.
Monitors ongoing operations and programs to ensure synchronization of Command Center and warfighting efforts.
Responsible to ensure the core classified national information protection security disciplines of information are fully covered from a policy and programmic view point to ensure overall information protection requirements meet mission requirements.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
Incumbent is required to be able to obtain (before final appointment) and maintain a Special Sensitive (TS/SCI), Special Access Program, and Focal Point information. Incumbent may be required to take and pass a counter- intelligence polygraph exam.
PCS expenses will not be paid.
Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of (cont'd)
(cont'd) the Air Force, national security, and public safety. Therefore, incumbent is required to: (a) refrain from the use of illegal drugs, and (b) if requested, submit to urinalysis testing. (cont'd)
(cont'd) Incumbent may be selected for random drug testing and may be subject to reasonable suspicion testing and safety mishap or accident testing.
Position may require frequent travel to conduct Command Assistance Visits at the SOF Component/TSOC levels.
Position requires incumbent be on call 24 hours per day during the activation of the USSOCOM Global Mission Support Center (GMSC) in support of contingency operations. Incumbent must be able to work rotating shifts.
Training, certification, or licensing is required. Certification as an Emergency Action Controller is required by CJSCI 6810.04 Series "Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications Personnel Performance Objectives and Assessment Criteria"(cont'd)
(cont'd) and the associated "Emergency Action Procedures (EAP) Volumes I-IX. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain certifications (1) in USSOCOM Command Center operations and (2) to handle COMSEC material.
Disclosure of Political Appointments
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Administrative and Management Positions for 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 knowledge of operational, training procedures, policies and guidelines, ability to collect and organize data, and ability to analyze plans and procedures, identify weaknesses, and resolve problems; Mastery of Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) processes and Defense Collaborative Services (DCS) reporting mechanisms; Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) phones; Strategic Automated Command Control System (SACCS); Voice Over Secure Internet Protocol (VoSIP) Phones; AtHoc Messaging and Alert System; Omni Secure Terminals; Automated Message Handling System (AMHS); and TransVerse, SkiWeb, and Cisco Jabber Chat.
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.
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:
Comprehensive knowledge of Interagency concepts and principles, Department of Defense military command and control operations, geographical areas of responsibility as pertains to the Geographical Combatant Commands, air, land, and maritime combat operations at both strategic and operational levels. Incumbent must have in depth knowledge of Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Emergency Action Procedures (EAPs), and Operational Reporting Procedures (OPREP).
Thorough knowledge of COMSEC accounts procedures, and proper safeguarding of cryptographic materiel and extensive C2 experience in Emergency Action or Command Post and JCS/COCOM/JNOC.
Detailed knowledge of the Global Command and Control Systems (GCCS) and the Common Operating Picture (COP) and the AtHoc Messaging and Alert System.
Ability to receive, edit, properly disseminate and take appropriate actions on Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Destruction procedures using Microsoft Office suite applications, particularly Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to establish goals and assess progress towards their achievement, develop concrete action plans to solve problems, adjust work objectives to meet changing programs, and to negotiate effectively with management to implement recommendations.
Thorough knowledge of applicable directives and practices governing the security management of a restricted/prohibited controlled area and handling of classified material.
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.
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.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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. Noncompetitive applicants do not need to respond to the assessment questions with the A through E responses indicating level of experience/training.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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 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 material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying 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 VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service/type under honorable conditions (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 21 If you are also claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable).
Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy of a 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 demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-Grade, Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
Branch of Armed Forces
Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.
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, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.
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).
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