<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below for<strong> IMPORTANT </strong>additional information.<br /><br />The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a staff analyst to plan, organize, review, and evaluate Air Force program integration in participation with Sensitive Activities within DoD.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Responsible for prompt accurate review and coordination of unique and highly sensitive proposals requiring a vast knowledge of Air Force, DoD, Federal and nonfederal organizations, policies, and processes.</li> <li>Ensures that the detailed coordination for Sensitive Activities does not disclose National Security intent, capabilities, or vulnerabilities and be prepared to present well-organized conceptual resolutions to superiors and the Division Chief.</li> <li>Directly responsible to Division Chief for daily mgmt of assigned portfolio; plans, organizes/directs the activities of assigned SAO portfolio, ensuring that work complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs.</li> <li>Represents the SAO at Air Force, government organizations and other stakeholders meetings, working groups, conferences, etc.</li> <li>As Sr Staff Analyst/SME, directs/organizes portfolio analytical input/prepares/presents high level briefings of conclusions, many being highly subjective and not readily susceptible to verification until actual operational situations are encountered.</li> <li>Exercises personnel management responsibilities.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship Required</li> <li>All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.</li> <li>Must be able to obtain and retain a Special Sensitive TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and may be subject to polygraph examination. A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.</li> <li>PCS expenses -if authorized- will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations. Position is Centrally Managed.</li> <li>Recruitment incentives may be authorized</li> <li>This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program</li> <li>Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide</li> <li>Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing.</li> <li>The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.</li> <li>The incumbent may be required to be available for other than normal duty hours to include weekends to support emergencies or crisis planning.</li> <li>Disclosure of Political Appointments</li> <li>At least five years of full-time experience working in an applied research setting, including at least two years in a management role desired.</li> <li>A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate.</li> <li>For creditable service for leave accrual above, creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty.</li> <li>Student Loan Incentive Repayment Program may be offered -if authorized-</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Knowledge of DoD, National Security, and AF sensitive activities, policies, associated legislation, and directives to plan and develop relationships or guidance for application of complex procedures and to handle, protect, and maintain control of classified material and media; and Knowledge and experience working with multiple stakeholders; strong understanding of program evaluation methods including an understanding of the need to be responsive to agency requests for data; detail-oriented and ability to keep accurate, well organized record; and experience evaluating performance and analyzing data/metrics, to develop collaborative relationships and manage project schedules and deadlines that run simultaneously; and Knowledge of the substantive nature of agency programs and activities; analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing program development or execution and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency, to include basic budgetary and financial management principles and techniques as they relate to long range planning of programs and objectives. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.<br /><br />AND<br /><br />Click on the following link to view specialized experience for this position:<br /><br />http: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN<br /><br /><strong>KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs</strong>): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:<br /><br />1. Mastery of knowledge of DoD, National Security, and AF sensitive activities, policies, associated legislation, and directives to plan and develop relationships or guidance for application of complex procedures and to handle, protect, and maintain control of classified material and media.<br /><br />2. Extensive knowledge and experience working with multiple stakeholders; strong understanding of program evaluation methods including an understanding of the need to be responsive to agency requests for data; detail-oriented and ability to keep accurate, well organized record; and experience evaluating performance and analyzing data/metrics, to develop collaborative relationships and manage project schedules and deadlines that run simultaneously.<br /><br />3. Knowledge of: the substantive nature of agency programs and activities; analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing program development or execution and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency, to include basic budgetary and financial management principles and techniques as they relate to long range planning of programs and objectives.<br /><br />4. Skill using various methodologies and sources, incumbent conducts qualitative and quantitative research by obtaining recent and relevant data using various sources (i.e. interview subjects, scan databases and internet), while leveraging customer insights and also seeking out peer-reviewed writings (i.e. articles, lesson learned, etc.). Incumbent will analyze or interpret data collected to present findings and recommendations, with an orientation toward action-oriented decision-making, in briefings and reports for senior agency level administrators and to other external organizations.<br /><br />5. Excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong vocabulary and expertise in English usage; comfort with multiple and often complex writing assignments, styles and disciplines to effectively articulate, present and explain writing choices and to produce work quickly with attention to detail and strength in observing and managing deadlines.<br /><br />6. Ability to demonstrate use of logic in structuring content and creative team strategic thinking, while being flexible to work carefully and quickly to meet program demands; see and think strategically (i.e. big picture) and be able to relate findings to senior agency level administrators and to other external organizations.<br /><br /><strong>PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE</strong>: 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.<br /><br /><strong>VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE</strong>: 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. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?</strong> You <strong>MUST</strong> provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.<br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION</strong>: 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. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):</strong> 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.<br /><br /><strong>90-Day Register:</strong> This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.<br /><br /><strong>Direct Deposit:</strong> All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.<br /><br /><strong>If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .</strong><br /><br />Selectees who physically reside permanently in the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during the entire recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) and selected for employment in the foreign area are eligible to receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, Post Allowance, Home Leave, etc. (subject to approval)<br /><br />Selectees who physically reside outside the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during any step of the recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) will have foreign area benefits eligibility be determined on a case by case basis.<br /><br /><strong>Tax Law Impact for PCS:</strong> 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 and Relocation Income Tax Allowance 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 these allowances and eligibilities, visit: https: www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The 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.<br /><br />Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:</strong> <li>Online Application – Questionnaire</li> <li>Resume – must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period</li> <li>Transcripts – if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts</li> <li>Registration/License – active, current registration/license <strong>if applicable</strong> for the position</li> <li>Veterans' Preference – If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference or 30% Disabled Veterans Preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).</li> <li>If you are a current permanent federal civilian employee, you are not eligible to claim veteran's preference. Please upload a copy of your most recent SF 50. </li> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.