You must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or equivalent qualifying pay band or other pay systems in the Federal Government that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position. Typically we would find this work experience within a military Operations Support Squadron or Flight training environment managing the Air Force survival, evasion, resistance, and escape (SERE) training program. (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements).
See KSAs listed in 'How you will be evaluated'
Substitution of Education: Master's Degree or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or OR LL.B or J.D., in a relevant field of study (e.g., Education). This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Training Specialist and is related to the duties of this position. If you are qualifying based on education, an official copy of your college transcript to is required.
Combining Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations or successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. For more information on combining experience and education, please refer to website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-IV/A/GS-ADMIN.HTM.
NOTE: Foreign education must be evaluated by an approved organization. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be of some help in providing information on these organizations. Visit: Council for Higher Education Accreditation http://www.chea.org/
***Also, include an English translation of the foreign transcript. ***
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Fly in military and/or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty (TDY) assignments. (2) Incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (3) Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as designated for this position. (4) This is a drug testing designated position and incumbent is subject to random drug testing. (5) "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." (6) May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Please note if duplicate/multiple application materials are submitted, we will consider the most recent submission as the one of record. If you do not meet the screen out questions, you will not receive any further consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category. 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 assessment questionnaire. You will receive a rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified - Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. Highly Qualified - Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): (1) Knowledge of survival, evasion, resistance, and escape (SERE) requirements, techniques, principles, policies, documentation, and regulations. (2) Skill in conducting and evaluation SERE training inclusive of Code of Conduct (CoCT) training; and Code of Conduct continuation training (CoCCT). (3) Knowledge of AFRC overall and AFRC flying missions, functions and structures at the unit level to ensure effective implementation and oversight of program plans and processes. (4) Knowledge of training methods and techniques, materials, policies, procedures, guidelines and techniques. (5) Ability to gather and analyze a variety of program information, make sound judgments concerning program progress, and provide effective advice and technical guidance. (6) Ability to effectively communicate verbaly and in writing.