Job Description

Job Summary

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

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.)


Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)


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.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

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

Relocation Authorized

  • No