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Job Title:Historian

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Job Announcement Number:JCS-13-829045

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 18, 2013 to Monday, February 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0170-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Pentagon, Arlington, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Position is open to all US citizens, current DoD employees, VEOA, ICTAP and reinstatements

JOB SUMMARY:

DLA Human Resource Services

for

Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)

The Joint Staff

Joint Staff History Office,

JS/DOM Joint Staff Historical Office

Mission Statement: The Joint Staff assists the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in accomplishing his responsibilities for: the unified strategic direction of the combatant forces; their operation under unified command; and for their integration into an efficient team of land, naval, and air forces. The Joint Staff is composed of approximately equal numbers of officers from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force. In practice, the Marines make up about 20 percent of the number allocated to the Navy. 

 

For more information see:  http://www.jcs.mil/ 

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: All U.S Citizens; Current or Former Permanent Competitive Status Federal Employees; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6 or www.opm.gov/disability.)


Time and Grade Eligibility: Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (Merit Promotion procedures), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cutoff/closing date of the announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Use the Print Preview for a complete copy of this announcement.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ARE NOT authorized.
  • Announcement is open to current DoD employees, VEOA, ICTAP & reinstatements
  • Position is drug tested and requires a Special Sensitive/TS(SCI) clearance.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Joint Staff, Historical Office with functions to produce historical volumes portraying the role played by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in shaping US national security policy; to prepare special historical studies of particular JCS actions or of the background of international problems confronting the Joint Chiefs of Staff; to review and provide advice on, from scholarly and historical standpoints, manuscripts, articles, speeches, and similar material submitted to the JCS for clearance or approval and to review annual historical reports of the unified and specified commands and provide technical guidance to the commands. The incumbent will:

 

·         Work assignments involve preparation of detailed accounts of joint military operations, special historical studies of particular scope and complexity, or providing of staff assistance on historical matters to other elements of the Joint Staff, including those at senior levels,

·         Prepare narrative volumes of JCS history that cover broad and varied topics in the field of international politics and military affairs,

·         For the various assignments, the incumbent independently defines the precise scope, determines breadth and depth of treatment, and determines preliminary approaches and techniques to be employed, including whether a "team" approach is necessary,

·         Determine preliminary approaches and techniques to be employed in historical study projects,

·         Accomplishe required historical research, locating and exploiting all relevant sources of information in the records of JCS, the Joint Staff, unified and specified commands, other Government agencies or repositories, including research in secondary sources to establish the context within which joint military actions take place.

·         Conduct research in secondary sources as necessary,

·         Analyzes the research findings developed, evolves and tests hypotheses, clarifies causality, and develops a reasonable, objective, and factually accurate analytical narrative.

·         Develop a reasonable, wall balanced and factually accurate synthesis,

·         Presents the written results as historical studies in a clear, comprehensive and objective manner.

·         Develop recommendations on the releasability of documentation,

·         Develop editorial comments on· professional and technical military aspects of the proposed,

·         Appraise the reliability of various types of source documents,

·         Accounts of joint military operations must be written to meet accepted standards of the historical profession,

·         Reviews material submitted by other agencies, or furnishes staff assistance to other elements of the Joint Staff, in order to verify that the historical accuracy of a particular subject including those aspects that require documentation from outside of JCS or other official US military documents.

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp as well as the Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0100/0170.htm and other competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES  and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Monday, February 18, 2013.


Qualified applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal Service,  (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector).  This experience includes having appraised the reliability of various types of source documents; extracted military historical information therefrom; analyzed military historical facts, evolved and tested hypotheses, and drew correct and well-balanced conclusions for published articles as well as having planned and carried out historical projects of the significant scope and complexity, and advised senior officials concerning the planning and execution of historical projects.

 

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Knowledge and expertise to independantly plan and carry out historical projects

2. Knowledge of editorial principles and final publication of materials in the field of military history.

3. Ability to communicate in writing.

4. Ability to communicate orally.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. 

This position has a Basic Requirement for the 0170 series: 

  1. Degree: history; or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.

    OR

  2. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time
OVERTIME: Occasionally
TRAVEL: Occasionally
RELOCATION EXPENSES (PCS): Not Authorized
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES:  Not Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): EXEMPT
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: Not Required
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is not telework eligible
DRUG TESTING: Required
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Special Sensitive/TS(SCI)

Other Notes:
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
This position is designated special sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated for security eligibility on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process.  The incumbent must complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and favorable adjudication by a determining authority and be eligible for a Top Secret clearance and access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining (Open to the Public):
We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Highly-Qualified:  This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis. 
Well-Qualified:  This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified:  This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position.  Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/HiringReformRequirements/CategoryRating/index.aspx.
Names of the candidates in the Highly-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Highly Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. 
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

How You Will Be Evaluated for Merit Promotion:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc 

Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leavel/index.asp
Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

ICTAP: Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant. http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on (Tag Closing Date).  Information on veterans’ preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo Guide
http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/onjams/military_spouse_preference_info_sheet.pdf or http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx or
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-19340.pdf. SELECTIVE SERVICE: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS:
http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf
NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.
EEO Policy Statement:
http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:
http://www.usajobs.gov/raps



HOW TO APPLY:

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Option A: Application Manager (preferred method)
To begin, choose one of these options:
1. If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” button on the right side. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the “Apply Online” button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.
2. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” on the right side. You will be re-directed to the Application Manager system to complete your application. At this time, you will need to upload your resume using the “Resume” category in the Application Manager system. Once you upload your Resume to Application Manager, it will remain in your account for future use.

To view a copy of the assessment Questionnaire please click here: View Occupational Questionnaire

Option B: Fax
If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL
http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), resume, and/or any supporting documents by fax. If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.
If you do not have access to the internet or have other concerns please contact our Team line for
OSD HR Servicing team at (614)692-2646 or email DHRS-DOSD@DLA.MIL for further assistance.
 


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.gpo.gov/careers/pdfs/of0510.pdf 

This position is open to Merit Promotion (Status) eligibles.  To apply as a Merit Promotion eligible, you must meet the requirements for one of the STATUS categories.  Also, please note the required supporting documentation required per category. 
• Résumé
• Assessment Questionnaire
• Transcripts

• Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee, ICTAP, etc.).

PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide:

http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/OSDWHSSupportingDocumentation.pdf 

Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15.  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf 

 

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.

ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified prior to Veteran's preference points being added. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they met the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate; your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

OSD HR Servicing team
Phone: (614)692-2646
Fax: (614)693-1505
TDD: 800-750-0750
Email: DHRS-DOSD@DLA.MIL
Agency Information:
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Joint Staff
Pentagon
Washington, DC
20318
US
Fax: (614)693-1505

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive an acknowledgement letter of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. You will receive a notification letter of the results of the review of your application package via email.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
To check the status of your application, please check Application Manager. Go to
http://applicationmanager.gov 


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Job Announcement Number:

JCS-13-829045

Control Number:

336103500