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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Department of Defense Military Working Dog (MWD) Program Manager and support the Secretary of the Air Force's responsibilities as the DoD MWD Executive Agent consistent with applicable law, DoD Directive 5100.3 (reference (d)) DoD Directive 5100.73 (reference (e)), DoD Directive 5101.1. and DoD Directive 5200.31E.
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- Provides for the oversight and management of the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Working Dog (MWD) Executive Agent Program to DoD Component or program participant MWD requirements on behalf of the Secretary of the Air Force
- Operate a program that provides the DoD Components with MWD capabilities to deter, detect, or respond to actions that may affect the security of DoD installations, facilities, personnel, resources, or operations. Within…Cont
- the context of the lawful use of a MWD, appropriate rules regarding the use of force shall be promulgated for each specific use of a MWD.
- Leads the Joint Service Military Working Dog Committee and the Joint Service Trained Dog Requirements Committee
- Represents the Secretary of the Air Force and Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection with a variety of DoD, inter-agency and functional area organizations
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
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 ARE authorized
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
- This position requires the incumbent to be on call both on and off duty via telephone, pager and/or cellular phone
- Employee makes scheduled visits of site locations to which DoD MWD teams are deployed
- Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on military and commercial aircraft — normally account for at least 20% of the work year
- The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
- Department of Defense Security Fundamentals Professional Certification and Security Asset Protection Professional Certification conferrals are required within 2 years of the established employee EOD or initial assignment date to this…Cont
- position in accordance with DOD 3305.13-M, DoD Security Accreditation and Certification and AFI 36- 2645, Security Professional Certification and Development. The listed certification requirements may not be deleted…Cont
- or modified without the written approval of the AF Security Functional Authority (SAF/AA) or their delegated security career field representative.
- This position meets the administrative exemption criteria for the Fair Labor Standards Act (5 CFR 551.206)
- Mobility is a condition of employment. The employee must sign an Air Force-wide mobility agreement
- Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
- This is a Centrally Managed Position in the GS-0080 Career Field ; DNRP is Authorized
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, Administrative and Management Positions, Security Administration Series 0080.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-14, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes comprehension of security competencies and practices required to make decisions and recommendations, the ability to apply security skills in a complex environment to make recommendations, and the ability to comprehend regulatory requirements and governing directives.
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-14 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-15 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. Keen ability to communicate with potential users in all supported agencies on program requirements, goals, and potential which supports interfacing with a variety of agencies at the highest organizational levels.
2. Exceptional operational skill in USAF planning, programming, and budgeting activities.
3. Exceptionally extensive knowledge of program requirements and manpower support to accomplish assigned missions involving international counter-terrorism and force protection matters.
4. Extensive skill in program analysis of training and operational issues that is focused on process improvement on both the national and international levels.
5. Extensive knowledge of DoD and USAF information requirements sufficient to accomplish position responsibilities for preparing and maintaining directives, instructions, and handbooks.
6. Extensive knowledge in coordinating with governmental and non-governmental agencies, and application of foreign clearance guide standards.
7. Skills in researching, organizing, and presenting materials, in written form, which clearly presents ideas, concepts, and requirements in understandable and useable style, which includes decision briefings to General Officers or equivalent.
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. You must include a completed copy of the 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 a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.
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).
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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 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):
Customer Service, Decision Making, Reasoning and Reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .