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This Position Is No Longer Available

Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:  9Q-DCIPS-879915-801272-LRM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$84,697.00 to $110,104.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to Monday, May 06, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Hickam AFB, HI United StatesView Map


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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.


IF APPLICABLE: Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

This is a GG-14 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  The GG-14 duties for the "Supervision/Management" work category are at the "Senior" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-14 level.  The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.


***Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement ***

The organizational location of this position is:  PACIFIC AIR FORCES CM, JB PRL HBR-HICKAM ABS HI


  • Travel and relocation expenses will be paid
  • This is a centrally managed position
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with SCI
  • Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing
  • This position is Emergency Essential (EE)


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·        The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a second level supervisor of the Intelligence Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Strategy and Plans Division (A2X), ISR Directorate (A2) for Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) 

·        Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.  Directs, coordinates, and oversees work thorough subordinate supervisors.  Advises staff regarding policies, procedures, and directives of higher level management or headquarters

·        Technical advisor to PACAF/A2/A2X for matters pertaining to Air Force plans and policy.  Interact at the executive level with agencies, offices and commands to provide expert technical advice on national intelligence systems capabilities, operations and architecture

·        Provides PACAF/A2 and AF Component Forces (AFFOR) staff the technical expertise/advice on Air Force airborne reconnaissance systems and sensors

·        Serves as lead technical advisor for Air Force Capabilities Review and Risk Assessment (CRRA), Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS), and Joint Quarterly Readiness Reporting.  Identifies, validates and recommends new initiatives and future development area to the appropriate program management offices

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS. This position is in the Excepted Service.


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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-13) or qualifying pay band or other pay systems.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and ability to perform successfully the duties of the position.  Specialized experience would be demonstrated by providing advice on, administering or performing work in the collection, processing, reporting, analysis, evaluation, interpretation, and dissemination of All-Source Intelligence information and/or products on political, economic, social, cultural, physical, geographic, medical, scientific, or military conditions, trends, and forces in foreign areas which directly or indirectly affect the national security. These positions require a basic knowledge and understanding of one or more of the natural or social sciences.  Examples of specialized experience include Ability to quickly assimilate disparate data; render knowledgeable and accurate assessments of the implications of such data; make decisions, estimates, and recommendations under conditions of urgency and pressure based on mature judgment and experience’ and present and/or justify position effectively.  Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and mentor, and appraise the staff of an organization through subordinate supervisors’ and the ability to analyze, plan, and adjust work operations of one or more organizational segments to meet program requirements and objectives within available resources.



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 national strategic plans and policies, intelligence systems capabilities/shortfalls, AF capabilities-based planning processes,  DoD Readiness Reporting and security guidelines and procedures.

2.    Knowledge of airborne reconnaissance systems, architectures, capabilities, processes and consolidated instructions.

3.    Knowledge of the requirement management process, systems, tools, modeling, simulation and the tactics, techniques and procedures.

4.    Knowledge of intelligence dissemination systems, architectures and processes; knowledge of the intelligence and collection cycles; and knowledge of organizational structures of the Intelligence Community, OSD, Defense Agencies, and Military Departments.

5.    Mastery of MAJCOM staffing procedures, guidelines and instructions.

6.    Skill in communicating effectively with other, both orally and in writing; in working out solutions to problems or questions related to the work; writing clear and concise intelligence products; and delivering written and/or verbal presentations t senior level audiences for decision-making purposes.

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.


1.    Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.

2.    Drug Testing: This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.

3.    Polygraph: Incumbent may be required to undergo a counterintelligence-scope/Counter Espionage polygraph examination, in accordance with security regulations involving the material handled.

4.    This position is Emergency Essential (EE).  In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent, or a designated alternate, must continue to perform the EE duties until relieved by proper authority.  The incumbent or designated alternate, may be required to take part in readiness exercises.  This position cannot be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing capability of the organization to function effectively.  This meets the criteria of an EE position and requires that the incumbent or the designated alternate be removed from any military recall status.

5.    The employees may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.

6.    Shift work may be required which may include overtime and /or irregular hours.

7.    In the event of national cries, extensive after-duty or extended hours may be required to satisfy urgent operational support requirements.

8.    Under deployment conditions, or periods of operation during contingency, emergency, incident, or deployments, relocation to a secure environment may be required.  Deployment locations may be austere in nature with only basic needs.

9.    Must exhibit a high degree of judgment, resourcefulness, originality, and the ability to foresee the impact of changing technology.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.



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.


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 more than 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.


DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.


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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 Monday, May 06, 2013

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 879915.  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.  The numbering sequence 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. 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: 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 processed with your application package successfully 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.


·        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.


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:
Hickam AFB


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

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