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Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command

Job Announcement Number:9X-DCIPS-882694-872607-MEB

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


Monday, April 29, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




Many vacancies in the following location:
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 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.  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 an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position.  ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain their active membership in the Air Force (AF0 Reserve unit where assigned. ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. They are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the AF Reserves. Retired military that have active AF Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position & unit) on their application.

This is a GG-11 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  The GG-11 duties for the Professional work category are at the Full Performance work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-11 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 10th Air Force Detachment 0002, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.




  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Must be a current member of the AF Reserves or willing/qualified to join.
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing.


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·       The primary purpose of this position is as an Air Reserve Technician (ART), is to serve as the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Flight Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC).


·       Provide expertise for executing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), geospatial intelligence, and intelligence production for combat mission planning and execution.


·       Responsible to the ISR Flight Commander for planning, executing and sustaining intelligence for ISR functions/operations. 


·       Serve as an  AFRC ISR expert, interfacing with  AFRC a n d AF Operations Centers, to maintain command/control/oversight and  tasking of Air Force Reserve Forces within the ISR  Group as well as Regular Air  Force (RegAF) ISR units, missions, and operations.


·      Analyze Air Force Reserve and regular Air Force capability to execute required ISR activities in order for unit and crew objectives to be attained; designs, develops, and implements plans geared to attain and maintain the highest level of combat mission ready proficiency of assigned ISR units and crew members.

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 equivalent to at least the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Scheduled (GS/GG) pay systems or other pay systems that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to perform the duties of this position.  Specialized experience is defined as experience in ISR and unit operations which included tasks such as providing advice on, administering or performing work essential to providing intelligence support related to the daily operations, training, and readiness missions of the organization.  OR

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE:  You may substitute education for experience as follows.  You must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree from an accredited or pre-accredited institution.  The graduate-level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work of a Supervisory Intelligence Specialist, GG-0132-11.  A combination of appropriate graduate-level education and specialized experience are also qualifying for this position.

Click on the following link to view the qualification requirements for this position: 

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 world-wide  I SR requirements and associated processes to support Combatant Commands and Theater Air Force Component Commands and understanding of lSR concepts, capabilities,  and operations. Knowledge must also include Jaws, regulations, policies, and precedents which affect Group ISR operational programs and related support resources.

2.  Ability to integrate Air Force Reserve and Regular AF Forces into ISR operational and maintenance missions while ensuring command/control  oversight and tasking authorities are properly executed.

3.  Knowledge of ISR plans and policies and the ability to formulate operational plans and policies pertaining to ISR operations and unit operational  activities.

4.  Knowledge of advanced management and organizational  principles and practices and major issues, program goals, missions, functions, administrative  operations of the ISR Group, 10 AF and HQ AFRC.

5.  Knowledge    and    understanding    of   a    comprehensive    range    of    staff    concepts, objectives, policies, management/organizational techniques, and military command.

6.  Ability  to  gather,  assemble,  and  analyze  facts,  draw  conclusions,  conduct  analysis,  devise recommended solutions,  and  package  the  entire  process  in  briefings,  papers,  or  reports suitable for  top  management  use  and decision-making (to include civilian and military).

7.  Ability to plan and organize workload and activities, manage multiple taskings, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

8.  Knowledge of at least two of the following intelligence disciplines/operations: Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Geospatial Intelligence/Measurement & Signal Intelligence (GEOINT/MASJNT), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), All-Source Analysis/Fusion  Analysis, DDistributed Common Ground System (DCGS), Acquisition Intelligence, Targeting, collection management, analytical  production management,  and dissemination.  


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.


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).

2.   This position has been identified as a drug testing-designated position.  The incumbent of this position may be selected for random drug testing, and be subject to reasonable  suspicion testing and  safety mishap or accident testing.

3.   Incumbent may be required to fly in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.

4. This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. The incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may also be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not exceed 30 % of total responsibilities.

5. Incumbent must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements.   Work scheduled will be aligned to permit full participation in unit training assemblies.

6. Individual may be required to work uncommon tours on short notice.

7. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968.   An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.


Air Reserve Technician (ART) Positions:  For additional information regarding ART positions and/or military qualifications, please call 1-800-257-1212.


Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts.  Visit the “Verification of Military Experience and Training Web Site” to obtain this information, click here.

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.


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.


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 Friday, May 03, 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 882694.  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: 1-800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Wright Patterson ART
2130 8th Street
Wright Patterson AFB, OH


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

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