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    Summary

    To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.


    WHO MAY APPLY:  Click here for more information on eligibility categories and the documentation requirements.  You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted within each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50, AND SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if different from your latest SF-50. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

    Air Force Employee (Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here

    DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

    Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A, click here for additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

    Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)

    Reinstatement

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

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    Responsibilities

    This is a GS-13 target 14 developmental position.  The individual selected for this position will be promoted to the target level without further competition upon meeting any legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor.  However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level. 

    • The primary purpose of this position is to provide for a Director of Ceremonies for the White House Military Office (WHMO); serving as the principal advisor to the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director, WHMO and the organization's Administration Officials for all activities requiring military and ceremonial support to the President and First Lady of the United States.

    • Serves as the primary WHMO Liaison in support of military, social, official and executive- level ceremonies and special events, with the following White House offices and organizations: Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Social Office, Staff Secretary, Cabinet Affairs, Legislative Affairs, Executive Clerk, Office of Public Liaison, National Security Council, Office of the First Lady, Visitors Office, Press Office, Speechwriters, State Department Protocol and the United States Secret Service. 

    • Serves as continuity for new Administration Officials involved with White House ceremonies and special events; provides orientation, training and guidelines. Serves as a White House Representative at meetings with outside agencies and as a WHMO Representative on Presidential Advance Teams at event sites away from the White House. Prepares correspondence, analyses or studies to include background research, for the Director and Deputy Director, White House Military Office on subjects relating to White House social, military, official, and executive-level events.

    • Develops and maintains WHMO policy associated with providing military support for ceremonies and special events at the White House. Manages White House Social Aide Program consisting of 45-50 military officers from all five services; duties include interviewing, selecting, training and ensuring proper utilization.

    • Manages the Marine Sentry program. Coordinates with Headquarters Marine Barracks and coordinates with the Commanding Officer on the selection and utilization of personnel assigned for duty at the White House. Coordinates all arrangements for preparation, delivery, and placement of Presidential wreaths in accordance with approved list of the President; more than 50 annually.  Ensures that all DoD personnel utilized at White House events are properly cleared for Presidential Support Duty and coordinates with Secret Service for their proper access and entry into the White House.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI clearance
    • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
    • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
    • Incumbent will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
    • PCS will not be paid

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

     

    1.  Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

    2.  Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance and must be eligible for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Top Secret clearance must be adjudicated and granted prior to entry on duty date.  

    3.  Prior to reporting for duty, the incumbent must be approved for Presidential Support Duty (PSD) in accordance with Department of Defense Directive 5210.55 (PSD Category II, minimum).Prior to selection, the applicant must be pre-screened for PSD suitability.

    4.  Incumbent will participate in drug testing commensurate with DoD provisions and requirements for maintaining the security clearance and special access, and may be subject to national security or lifestyle polygraph examination, or other security surveillance methods.

    5.  This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug testing. This position is designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions present a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety. It is required that you (a) refrain from the use of illegal drugs and (b) if requested, submit to urinalysis testing.

    Qualifications

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-13:  At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-12) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include having knowledge of protocol procedures required at joint-service military and political events here high level government officials frequently attend. requirements for Presidential events, to include: Official Head-of-State Visits, Presidential Medal) of Freedom, Presidential Citizens Medal. Presidential Arts and Humanities Medals, Presidential Science and Technology Medals, Presidential Scholars, Presidential Inaugural events, Presidential State Funerals, Medal of Honor ceremonies, Ambassador Credentials and Official Working events with foreign Heads of State, major speeches, Bill Signings, receptions and other events; Must have knowledge of a wide range of administrative concepts, principles and practices; Knowledge to determine proper type and level of military support for high-visibility events, to design scenario and outlines of the event, and to provide briefings to civilian and military personnel involved in those events. 

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-14:  At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-13) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include having knowledge of joint-service military requirements for Presidential events, to include: Official Head-of-State Visits, Presidential Medal) of Freedom, Presidential Citizens Medal. Presidential Arts and Humanities Medals, Presidential Science and Technology Medals, Presidential Scholars, Presidential Inaugural events, Presidential State Funerals, Medal of Honor ceremonies, Ambassador Credentials and Official Working events with foreign Heads of State, major speeches, Bill Signings, receptions and other events; knowledge of a wide range of administrative, concepts, principles, and practices; Knowledge to determine proper type and level of military support for White House events, to design scenario and now of the event, and to provide briefings to civilian and military personnel involved in those events. 

    OR

    To view qualifying specialized experience click on the following link:

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/classifying-general-schedule-positions/standards/0300/gs0301.pdf

    Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-12 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civilian Service to be considered for referral for GS-13. 

    OR

    Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civilian Service to be considered for referral for GS-14. 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: 

    1.  Ability to plan, organize, and lead others in studies or projects and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations, where proposals involve substantial resources, and require extensive changes in established concepts and procedures.

    2.  Knowledge to specifically determine and coordinate proper type and level of military support for events and be able to design scenario, orchestrate flow, and to provide briefings to civilian and military personnel involved in those events.

    3.  Knowledge to ensure protocol procedures are strictly adhered to in accordance with specific local requirements, current applicable regulations, and pertinent traditions and customs of the military services and of the White House.

    4.  Knowledge of developing, implementing and employing White House and White House Military Office policies, standards and procedures and protocol for the management of all aspects of White House military ceremonies while conducting training for highly visible national-wide exposure to the public; and Knowledge in selection and coordinating utilization of personnel assigned to the White House Military Office.

    5.  Skill in organizational structure of and protocol for dealing with U.S. Government officials and foreign nations.

    6. Skill in written communication in order to establish protocol, policies and procedures, contracts and correspondence.

    7. Skill in planning and organizing. Proven ability to work under pressure, and to maintain tact and composure at all times in such circumstances.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCECredit 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 BEST-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

    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.

    Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

    90-Day Register: 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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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.

     

    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.

     

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret/SCI

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

    ·         Online Application (Questionnaire)

    ·         Resume - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hour per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

    ·         Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series

    ·         DD214 or "Certification" of service (Document must reflect character of service)

    ·         SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, if applicable

    ·         Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, if applicable

    VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:  The appointing authorities for Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA), and 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans, as well as all claims of veterans' preference for employment, require proof of active duty service.  Proof of creditable active duty is usually demonstrated by submitting a DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, with your application.  For active duty members who have not yet received a DD214, the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act (5 U.S.C., Chapter 21, Section 2108a) allows you to furnish a "certification" of your active service.  A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the "certification" is submitted.  Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans' preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification along with their job application materials.  The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).  Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.  If you are claiming veterans' preference for employment or are applying for consideration under the VRA, VEOA, or 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans appointment authorities and fail to provide a DD214 or valid "certification" of service with your initial application, you will not be afforded veterans' preference and/or will be found ineligible for consideration.  Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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.

    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.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

     

    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

     

    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed.  The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent".  It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.

     

    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.

     

    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and 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.

     

    2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).  Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

     

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 21, 2017

     

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

     

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 1938921.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

     

    If you cannot apply online:

     

    1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

     

    2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX.

     

    3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

     

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

    Agency contact information

    Customer Service

    Address

    AFELM WHO
    PENTAGON
    ARLINGTON, VA
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    Next steps

    Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

     

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

     

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

     

    If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a Case-by-Case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467377600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.