Air Force Elements, U.S. Strategic Command FUTURE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST in Offutt AFB, Nebraska
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 serve as a senior future operations analyst and matrix team leader tasked with integrating numerous diverse operational sub-elements into policy and strategy documents, adaptively planned products (e.g. orders, operations plans (OPLANs), concept plans (CONPLANS)). Responsibilities Serves as an operational and strategic planning subject matter expert (SME) facilitating cross-combatant command (CCMD) coordination of global operations, messaging, and fires to create desired effects (cont. below) and achieve national objectives against U.S. adversaries. Oversees and conducts analysis of current and emerging national and international policies and agreements to determine effectiveness and consistency with U.S. national security, military, and political interests and objectives. Formulates, plans, directs, and conducts large-scale analysis of specific problems and/or major studies related to the improvement of the Joint Force?s ability to globally integrate operations. Performs duties as a senior analyst and matrix team leader. 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, Administrative and Management Positions, 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-12, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes mastery of the military adaptive planning process and skill in coordinating extensive projects/studies in assigned areas of responsibility which are characterized by high visibility, unusual urgency, program criticality, and high complexity, and for which previous studies and established management techniques are not adequate; mastery of the inner-workings of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), Joint Staff, Services and their information operations (IO) centers, Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), allies (i.e. Australia/New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, NATO, etc.), and organizations providing support and analytical services to CCMDs; in-depth cultural and regional expertise in any of the five geographic military areas of operation (CENTCOM, EUCOM, AFRICOM, INDOPACOM, and SOUTHCOM); and knowledge of the military command structure, missions, programs and organizational relationships and program goals/objectives; the sequence and timing of key issues and milestones; and methods of evaluating the effectiveness of adaptive planning for combatant commands. 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-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 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. Expert knowledge of and ability to apply the military adaptive planning process, joint operational planning process, as well as joint operations and planning doctrine, publications, and policy sufficient to develop concepts of operations and other military planning products; to coordinate and synchronize military operations, messaging, and fires at operational and strategic levels; and to identify and articulate doctrinal changes necessary to effectively implement globally integrated operations. 2. Advanced knowledge of processes and procedures for development, implementation, and execution of operation plans, orders (e.g. JOPP, APEX, etc.) to include in-depth knowledge of the National Command Authority, Executive Branch relationships and agreements, the DoD and its structures and relationships, and the Joint Staff and interagency structures and relationships. 3. Skill in designing and conducting comprehensive studies to solve ill-defined, complex problems; and in preparing, defining, and/or clarifying solutions to especially broad, important, and severe military operational and contingency areas. 4. Ability to plan, organize, and lead teams and joint operational planning efforts tasked to originate new ideas, projects, and methodologies; and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations, where proposals involve substantial resources and/or require extensive changes in established concepts and procedures. 5. Ability to execute projects and/or studies within established financial and/or time constraints. 6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to negotiate complex issues; and to maintain good working relations. 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 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 11986185 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. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.