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  5. How to Apply


Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:9N-AFPC-612767-536356-ERC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$50,287.00 to $65,371.00 / Per Year


Friday, March 2, 2012 to Tuesday, March 6, 2012




Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types




1 vacancy - Kuwait City, KU KuwaitView Map


US Citizens and Status Candidates


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.  You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.  **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Air Force Employee (Current Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional, or Excepted Service Schedule A, Non-Temporary Employees)

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

Employment of People with Disabilities

Excepted Service Family Member for Overseas Employment

Family Member Preference for Overseas Employment

Military Spouse Preference for Overseas Employment



  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid
  • This position is located at: Kuwait City, Kuwait


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This position is a drug testing designated position.  The incumbent is subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment and participation in random drug testing.

  • The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Protocol Officer performing various protocol, administrative, budgeting and supervisory duties in support of the Office of Military Cooperation-Kuwait (OMC-K) Command Group.

  • DoD Distinguished Visitor Travel.  Plans and executes reception, engagements and official functions for distinguished visitors (DVs). Host Nation Protocol/Public Relations. Coordinates with Host Nation Protocol and directly works with Host Nation General Officers and Senior Staff.

  • Host Nation Visa/Passport Assistance. Performs administrative duties including coordination with US Embassy consular affairs to process travel visa requests for host nation DVs as directed by the OMC-K Chief and/or the Chief of Protocol. Protocol research.  Performs research on key issues, biographies and histories contributing to the creation of embassy provided scene setters, trip books and welcome packages.
  • Supervises the OMC-K Command Group Secretary/Protocol Assistant (GS-07). Works closely with the employee to ensure all meetings, conference and visits by US and foreign diplomats, Kuwait Ministry senior leadership, etc., involving the Chief, OMC-K are handled smoothly and arrangements are made with host nation personnel such as senior Kuwait military officials and members of Kuwait’s ruling family as required.
  • Official Representative Fund Budget Management. Assist with overall budget management of protocol funds, i.e. supplies, special moral and welfare and Official Representative Funds (ORF), and ORF gifts.  Researches, orders, receives and distributes ORF gifts as required.


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Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent in the federal service that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.  To be creditable the specialized experience must have knowledge of international protocol and etiquette requirements, with in-depth knowledge of the US protocol issues and requirements; knowledge of principles, methods, practices and techniques of communication.




To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

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 methods, practices and techniques of protocol and etiquette sufficient to function as technical authority to develop and execute protocol requirements.

2. Knowledge of facilities and organizations to plan logistical support and itineraries for distinguished visitors.

3. Ability to effective organize and coordinate itineraries for senior officers, government officials and foreign national and international visitors.

4. Knowledge of automation software functions to process varied types of documents and reports.

5. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

6. Ability to plan, organize work and meet deadlines.

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. 

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 


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.


This is a drug testing designated position. Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing as a condition of employment (AFI 44-107, Attachment 2 Type 5 dated 7 April 2010).

1. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

2. Must have a valid driver’s license.

3. Must attend USAF Protocol School.

4. Must attend executive security training.

5. Must attend DV motorcade drivers training.

6. Should attend Middle East Orientation Course (Joint Special Operations University)

7. Will be required to drive 4-wheel and armored vehicles.

8. Will be required to travel in order to perform duties at other locations (airports, social functions, military installations, host nation headquarters, etc).

9. Will be required to work a flexible schedule, to include evenings, weekends and holiday hours on a regular and reoccurring basis.

10. Will be required to obtain and use a Kuwaiti expeditor badge to escort DVs through customs at the Kuwait International Airport.

11.  This position is Emergency-Essential (E-E). the incumbent of this position must meet all requirements of E-E positions and maybe required as a condition to take a series of vaccinations and annual boosters to immunize against anthrax and other diseases. In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent or the designated alternate may be requires to take part in readiness exercises. This position cannot be vacated during an national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the organization to function affectively. This meet s the criteria of an E-E position and requires that the incumbent, or designated alternate, be removed from any military recall status.


Your latest resume will be used to determine qualifications as vacancies occur.


To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.


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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


·         Special Employment Consideration:

·         Individuals with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the U.S. Air Force mission. For further information or to determine your eligibility click here: Special Hiring Authorities. Applicants who are selected must meet the qualification requirements and be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

·         If you are eligible and wish to be considered for non-competitive appointment, please indicate “5 CFR 213.3102(u)” on your resume or state you are an individual with a disability eligible for a Schedule A appointment and follow all other instructions for applying.

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

Important Overseas Information:  Applicants interested in applying for overseas locations please click here to review important information regarding exceptional family member program.

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.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

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.


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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 06, 2012

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 612767.  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.  Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
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: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.


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 process 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.


The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.  A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here:


·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, 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., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

·        Military Spouse/Family Preference for Overseas Employment - You must submit a copy of PCS Orders (if your name is not reflected on the orders you must provide a copy of your marriage license), and area clearance or command sponsorship letter.  If your spouse’s DEROS has been extended you must submit documentation to reflect your current DEROS.   Additionally, verification of Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) status will be required for positions located in Japan and Korea.


If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications.  A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here:


Individuals with Disabilities Eligibility for appointment under this authority consists of two parts:

  • Proof of Disability: An individual wishing to be hired under this Schedule A (5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u)) authority must provide proof he or she is indeed an individual with mental retardation, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. This proof must be provided to the hiring agency before an individual can be appointed. This proof may be in the form of documentation obtained from licensed medical professionals, state or private vocational rehabilitation specialists, or any Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits.

  • Certification of Job Readiness: An individual hired under this authority must be ready to perform the duties of the position for which they are being considered. This certification is a statement that the individual is likely to succeed in the performance of the duties of the position for which he or she is applying. For instance, the certification of job readiness for an individual applying for a position as an Administrative Assistant or an Accountant may state that the "individual is likely to succeed performing work in an office environment." This certification of job readiness may be obtained from the same individual(s) that provided the proof of disability. The certification may be on the same documentation as the proof of disability or it may be a separate document.

     ·        Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, etc.

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


If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.  The fax number is 478-757-3144.


Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.


Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
550 C Street W Ste 57
Randolph AFB, TX


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

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