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Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air Education and Training Command
Job Announcement Number:  KS-Spaatz-05-2013

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$90,000.00 to $135,000.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 to Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 3 years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Maxwell AFB, AL United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


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

The USAF Air University's Spaatz Center for Officer Education (Spaatz Center) invites applications for a faculty position serving as the Chief of Program Assessment and teaching in the Air Command and Staff College and/or Air War College programs.  The Chief of Program Assessment  provides the Spaatz Center's Commander/Vice Commander and the leaders within each of the colleges and organizations comprising Spaatz Center with data, reports, advice and consultation concerning assessment of the Center's academic programs.   The mission of the Spaatz Center is to direct, integrate, synchronize, and support a continuum of officer professional military education, research and outreach that produces leaders who effectively articulate, advocate, and employ airpower in a joint and multinational environment through both resident and distance learning programs.


WHO MAY APPLY:  **ALL APPLICANTS MAY APPLY**  Click here for more information on additional eligibilities.  You will have the opportunity to select one or more eligibilities during the process, if applicable.  **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities “you – the applicant” list or fail to list**  




  • You must be eligible to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
  • Position may require a pre-employment drug test
  • You will be required to do some travel


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The Chief of Program Assessment leads the planning, coordination, development and conduct of program assessment for all Spaatz center programs, delivering data-based evidence of program effectiveness.  The incumbent leads a team of four instructional evaluation and assessment specialists who, in cooperation with Spaatz program leaders, execute a coherent, rigorous program to obtain, analyze, interpret and maintain direct and indirect assessment data from Spaatz students, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders regarding curricula, faculty development, research, program outcomes and related issues.  The Chief of Program Assessment plays an essential role in assisting academic leaders to meet program accreditation requirements of higher headquarters, civilian agencies and the joint staff.


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The position demands a broad knowledge of the resources, principles and policies required for developing, executing, and assessing graduate-level professional military educational programs.  Expertise in the principles, practices, and techniques of educational instruction, evaluation, certification, and accreditation as they apply to military educational programs is necessary.  The ability to plan, organize and supervise the functions, work operations, and staff of a small to medium sized organization, coordinating and integrating the work activities of several organizational components is also required.  Success demands the ability to coordinate and synchronize actions across diverse organizations and to execute staffing and coordination processes across the Center, with Air Force higher headquarters and joint military schools and staffs.  The Chief of Program Assessment must meet, and maintain, the qualifications necessary to teach as a faculty member at Air Command and Staff College and/or Air War College.  The position is open to any relevant academic discipline.


A successful candidate will have significant professional experience in a field pertinent to professional military education and will have demonstrated superior teaching performance, guided research and/or published in areas related to military education.  While an earned doctorate degree in education or an assessment-related discipline is desired, candidates who hold at least a masters degree in a PME-relevant discipline may be considered if they have significant professional experience applicable to program assessment and professional military education.


Academic rank for the position is open but the focus is at the Assistant and Associate Professor level. 


To qualify based on education, submit copy of your transcripts or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. We will be unable to return these to you. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of 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.



You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

You will be required to do some travel. 

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.  This is an Administratively Determined position in the excepted service.

* The position will be an initial three year appointment with a one-year probationary period, with the potential for continued reappointment for additional 3-5 year terms.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

Your latest résumé will be used to determine your qualifications.


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

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

1. Your Résumé
2. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 12, 2013


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

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-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.

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.

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

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 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.

You MUST upload ALL supporting documents online.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered and uploaded (i.e., Résumé) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed online by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Note, however, that this is an academic position, so the selection committee strongly encourages candidates to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and contact information for three references.  You can continue to add documents until the announcement closes at 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 12, 2013


If you cannot apply online, you may fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 837051  

Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 

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., résumé) 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.

** You must submit your application so that it will be received by the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Applicants with previous military or civilian federal service must include appropriate documentation with their application such as evidence of appointing authority (SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action), DD 214, Release from Active Duty, Member Copy 4.

If you are claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference, you will need a Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, along with a Statement of Disability from VA or letter from Vocational Rehabilitation (if applying as a person with a disability). You may review the Vet Guide for more questions.  Note:  Military retirees at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher are not eligible for preference in appointment unless they are disabled veterans. (This does not apply to Reservists who will not begin drawing military retired pay until age 60.)


Current Federal Civilian employees with competitive status may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 4 calendar days may be required prior to appointment to this position. 


If you are a current or former federal employee with reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action (SF50) and a copy of your most recent Performance Appraisal.


*** For general background about the Spaatz Center, see our website ( For additional information about the position, contact the Commander, Education Support Squadron, Col Mark Ramsey


The following documents are required and must be provided at the time of application or prior to a certificate being issued, whichever occurs first, or you will miss consideration for that certificate. 

Online Application (Questionnaire)

Résumé (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

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: 

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.


Civilian Personnel Office
Phone: (334)953-1182
Agency Information:
Civilian Personnel Office Maxwell AFB


Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

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