This National Guard position is for a COMMAND AND CONTROL SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1491000 and is part of the AZ 161st Air Refueling Wing, Air National Guard.NOTE: Must possess a Secret Clearance and be immediately eligible for a Top Secret clearance and not have had a security clearance revoked, suspended, or denied.
NOTE: This position requires recurring performance evaluations and monthly closed-book examinations to maintain certifications once achieved.
NOTE: Failure to maintain a certification once awarded is cause for termination.
NOTE: This position requires rotating 12 hour shifts to include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Individual selected will receive an Indefinite appointment and may be converted to permanent based on availability of funds or position no longer being encumbered.
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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
COMMAND AND CONTROL SPECIALIST, GS-2101-5/7/9, this position is located in Phoenix, AZ at the 161st ARW in the Wing Command Post (Command and Control Section). The unit supports wing aerial refueling missions involving USAF, AFRES, and ANG flying units involving numerous types of military and military training missions. The types of missions and aircraft supported include every type and variety of air refuelable aircraft in the Air Force inventory, including fighters, heavy aircraft, and tactical bombers. This position plays and integral part in mission scheduling, mission planning, involving aircraft and aircrews, as well as contact with aircraft during the mission. This position carries out essential duties of the wing on a 24/7 basis as the Wing Command Post, monitoring and carrying out duties involved with base wide security, emergency aircrew recall, the base Crisis Reaction Team, and similar duties critical to the conduct of the mission assigned to the wing.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Arizona Air National Guard Members or those eligible for immediate membership.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- National Guard Membership is required.
- Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
Military Grades: E-1/AB - E-5/SSgt
Compatible Military Assignments: Able to qualify for the following AFSC: 1C311
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
GS-05 - Must have at least 6 months experience, education, or training in following directives and regulations. Experience interpreting and applying published directives or regulations. Experience communicating with others.
GS-07 - Must have at least 12 months experience, education, or training in working with directives and regulations governing transportation of personnel, cargo or freight. Knowledge of freight rating, classification of carrier's agreement, and contracts for the transportation of personnel, cargo or freight. Experience which includes planning, organizing, and coordinating work.
GS-09 - Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in arranging or procuring transportation for personnel, cargo or freight. Experience in pre and post auditing of freight bills, bills of lading, and personnel transportation vouchers. Experience coordinating and negotiating with organizations/personnel both orally and in writing to resolve differences/problems.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Information Management and Planning and Evaluating
The following competencies need to be addressed on the AZ NG 335-2-R Form (for additional space please use MS Word document)
1. Ability to transmit instructions to aircrews and support assets to coordinate launch, recall, execution, and terminating missions in support of operational events.
2. Ability to gather information for Operational Reporting (OPREP) regarding significant events or incidents involving personnel and wing assets that require reporting to HHQ, Contingency Operations, significant peacetime vents, and state emergency situations.
3. Ability to provide information to aircrews concerning clearances to operate aircraft, weather and field conditions, divert airfield status, and pertinent operating and procedural instructions.
4. Knowledgeable on how to submit flight plans and coordinate changes to FAA via Aeronautical Information System (AIS) or voice systems to support flying (mission) operations.
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents: AZNG Form 335-2-R, OF-306 (must have wet signature), Proof of AFSC (i.e. RIP, Certificates etc)
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.
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.
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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
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3200 East Old Tower Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034-7263
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