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U.S. Air Force Academy ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN in Air Force Academy, Colorado

Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance in support of laboratory exercises, demonstrations, and information technology interface for the Department of Physics (DFPH). Responsibilities Plans and accomplishes technical support and computer management for the Department of Physics in support of the teaching mission. Equipment custodian for the core and advanced division courses and IT mission. Establishes maintenance and inventory schedules. Purchasing agent for DFPH and budget manager for the core courses and IT mission. Thoroughly researches/evaluates proposed purchases, and makes recommendations between competitive items. Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment. Uses and assures proper fit of required safety equipment and clothing. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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, Technical and Medical Support Positions. BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Click here for IOR's. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR CURRENT OR PRIOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of basic and advanced electrical and electronic theory in order to support classroom and laboratory interface for undergraduate physics courses; knowledge of the fundamentals of programming logic; system and higher level languages comparable to COBOL and FORTRAN used in limited programming and operating system input/output methods, software, and existing applications. This is used to program assigned modules, provide for a variety of input, media processing controls, variations in run stream controls, and software utilization and suppression; knowledge of subject matter information requirements to coordinate with users and acquire subject matter content, processing purposes and program objectives. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-10, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of basic and advanced electrical and electronic theory in order to support classroom and laboratory interface for undergraduate physics courses; knowledge of the fundamentals of programming logic; system and higher level languages comparable to COBOL and FORTRAN used in limited programming and operating system input/output methods, software, and existing applications. This is used to program assigned modules, provide for a variety of input, media processing controls, variations in run stream controls, and software utilization and suppression; knowledge of subject matter information requirements to coordinate with users and acquire subject matter content, processing purposes and program objectives. 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. FOR CURRENT OR PRIOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-10 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 basic and advanced electrical and electronic theory and application applied to state-of-the-art electronic components and electronic test equipment. 2. Knowledge of basic physical science concepts and methodologies. 3. Knowledge of current Information Technology configurations and programming techniques. 4. Skills to troubleshoot and resolve computer problems to include interface systems install and maintain computer software and hardware at the level of a subject matter expert. 5. Skills to manage supply, IT and equipment accounts to include determining needs, setting priorities, and ordering supplies and equipment. 6. Ability to independently plan, coordinate, and integrate work activities of multiple projects or work activities and to meet deadlines. 7. Ability to modify work operations to meet emergency or changing program requirements within available resources. 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 IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. 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. 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 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. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11107364 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.

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