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Job Title:INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:ALAF 13-206

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 to Thursday, November 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0132-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery, AL View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

JOB SUMMARY:

ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for merit promotion or appointment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!
This position is located in an Air National Guard (ANG), Component Numbered Air Force (cNAF), Air Operations Group (AOG), Air Support Squadron (ASUS). This position serves as the Senior Intelligence Analyst for the assigned Air Operations Group (AOG) and as such is responsible to provide training, advise on, administer and disseminate intelligence information.  This work directly supports military operations in mission areas such as low intensity conflict, homeland defense, Force Protection, counter-terrorism, show-of-force, special operations, alert homeland defense, combat operations, and/or intelligence collection missions.  Incumbent is recognized as an expert on intelligence issues affecting the assigned AOG leadership, operations personnel as well as other intelligence personnel. Incumbent maintains continuing liaison with intelligence counterparts throughout the Air Force, Intelligence Community, and other military services in order to exploit all sources of information.  Coordinates with NAF, MAJCOM and COCOM levels of intelligence in support of COCOM operations. Participates in collective estimative and interagency products and processes, including preparing and presenting all-source intelligence briefings to Air Force Major Commands (MAJCOMs), Air Force (AF), Department of Defense (DoD) and other governmental agencies.  Due to the unique mission of the cNAF, this PD cannot be used in any other organization.
EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Air National Guard membership is required.
POSITION STATUS: NON-MERIT
LOCATION: 187TH FW, MONTGOMERY, AL
SELECTING OFFICIAL: Col W. SPARROW

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Must maintain Military Membership for continued employment.
  • Minimum Military Grade/Rank: 2d Lt; Maximum Military Grade/Rank: Lt Col
  • Compatible Military Assignment: 14N
  • Must possess or be able to obtain Security Clearance.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is mandatory.

DUTIES:

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ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD POSITIONS:

AREA ONE: (1) All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.

AREA TWO: (2) All drill status/M-day personnel in the Alabama Air National Guard.

AREA THREE: (3) All U.S. citizens or individuals eligible for membership in the Alabama Air National Guard.

(1) Serves as the AOG’s unit’s expert intelligence analyst for the commander and staff on all intelligence matters, including intelligence processes, support requirements, technical aspects of weapons systems, and terrorist operational methods.  Maintains overall responsibility for daily-integrated intelligence support, to include any alert, crisis, and Force Protection situations.
(2) Assures the Intelligence function maintains a capability to provide timely and accurate operational intelligence support and fully trained intelligence personnel during peacetime and contingency operations.  Plans, develops, and manages work schedules for intelligence activities during all phases of unit operations, including Unit Training Assemblies (UTA), Annual Training (AT), and unit deployments.  Provides performance evaluation, career guidance, and technical assistance to full-time and traditional intelligence personnel.  Establishes intelligence requirements, procedures, and work schedules not predetermined by higher headquarters.   Assigns specific programs and duties to full-time and traditional intelligence personnel in accordance with applicable ANG, MAJCOM and Air Force instructions, and ensures their completion. 
(3) Gains and maintains Global Situational Awareness (GSA) in order to quickly and accurately advise commanders/decision-makers on possible enemy courses of action.  GSA requires analytical expertise and time/stress management skills to accurately draw conclusions by combining raw intelligence from multiple, unrelated sources into a finished product.  Incumbent passes findings to commanders, staff, intelligence personnel, aircrews, and support personnel.  GSA products include but are not limited to threat analysis, area studies, current intelligence briefings, and long-range estimative studies.  Manages the collection, production and dissemination of intelligence products in the unit and to higher headquarters and agencies.  Projects future intelligence data requirements and future threat scenarios based upon intelligence.  Fills in gaps in intelligence reporting with past knowledge of operations and known enemy course of action.  Prepares comprehensive intelligence annexes to unit operations plans and orders.
(4) Researches, evaluates, integrates, and analyzes all-source data in the preparation of clear, concise, in-depth intelligence analytical products focusing on the threats to air operations, including the operational concepts of military forces and trends with potential military implications (e.g. research and development; production; delivery systems; doctrine; and capabilities) prepared in response to mission requirements.  Must present these products using a variety of presentation modes, to a variety of audiences.  Identifies significant intelligence trends and proposing new or revised analytical products to alert decision makers to new developments and to meet customer requirements.
(5) Must present and defend intelligence positions to a variety of audiences, including unit staff, NAF/MAJCOM/COCOM representatives, and members of the DoD.  Must represent the organization, and prepare, present, and defend the position in conferences, working groups, and planning sessions.  Coordinates and liaises with counterparts and colleagues in such other major command (MAJCOM) intelligence organizations as Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Mobility Command (AMC), National Guard Bureau (NGB), United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE), Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) and such other governmental agencies as Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), Air Intelligence Agency (AIA), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Africa Command (USAFRICOM).  Incumbent represents the organization at interagency conferences and meetings that deal with intelligence functions and requirements at the unit level.  Travels to other areas to represent the function unit; explain requirements of the organization; and provide expert assistance in intelligence analysis, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platform capabilities/employment, and threat system analysis.
(6) Develops and oversees the execution of the function’s unit’s Internal Intelligence Training Program for all Title-32 assigned intelligence personnel.  Training programs are long-term, and are executed over a multi-year period in order to develop intelligence personnel.  Reviews the status of internal training goals and ensures progression towards these goals.  Acts as the Subject Matter Expert (SME), trainer, and task certifier for all intelligence Initial Qualification Training (IQT), Mission Qualification Training (MQT), and Continuation Training (CT) for all intelligence personnel.  Conducts internal training for intelligence personnel in specific, analytical research methodology to include Aerospace Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (AIPB) and Predictive Battlespace Awareness (PBA) analysis. 
(7) Develops and directs the External Intelligence Training Program for all operations personnel.  Trains, educates, and tests aircrew on worldwide threats, to include surface-to-air missile (SAM), air-to-air missile (AAM), anti-aircraft artillery (AAA), and foreign aircraft.  Provides input to mission training and employment through expert knowledge of worldwide threat employment capabilities, tactics, techniques, and procedures.  Additionally provides training for aircrew for survival, evasion, resistance, and escape; search and rescue; visual recognition studies and techniques. 
(8) Provides training assistance to other agencies, functional areas, or organizations upon request to include staff training assistance, staff advice, training materials, and participation in inspection of other air intelligence operations.
(9) Plans, organizes, establishes, and manages the methodology for deployment and conduct of intelligence operations during contingency operations.  Oversees the Intelligence Mobility Program.  Plans and manages the Pre-Deployment Intelligence Spin-Up Program for unit personnel assigned to Aerospace Expeditionary Force (AEF) and Outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS) deployments.  Ensures pre-deployment spin-up training for deploying intelligence personnel is accomplished and the personnel are fully prepared for contingency operations.  Prepares and conducts pre-deployment spin-up training for aircrews, greatly enhancing mission success and aircrew survivability.  Manages pre-deployment intelligence briefings for all unit support personnel.  Identifies required intelligence equipment and publications for home station and deployed operations, including Force Protection considerations.
(10) Prepares and develops finished intelligence inputs for unit exercise scenarios, analytical studies, and war games.  Oversees the completion of intelligence requirements and procedures for the briefing and debriefing of combat crews.  Ensure procedures are established to forward findings of these debriefings to higher headquarters.  Ensures timely and accurate AIPB/PBA analysis during contingency operations thus allowing for rapid decisive operations.  Serves as the subject matter expert for Mission Report (MISREP) analysis and its fusion into the Aerospace Operations Center’s (AOC) intelligence cycle.  Ensures intelligence derived from MISREPs is assimilated into ongoing operations.  Ensures construction and maintenance of situation displays; ensures establishment, and maintenance of intelligence briefing/debriefing facilities to aid in this process.
(11) Oversees and establishes procedures for the maintenance of a comprehensive intelligence publications reference library that is tailored to the unit mission and area of operations.  Supervises preparation and maintenance of Combat Mission Folders for training and real-word operations.  Ensures procurement and maintenance of intelligence documents, worldwide order of battle information, geospatial (GI&S) information and materials; and evasion and recovery information. 
(12) Provides in-depth research and analysis of the Force Protection situation at home station and all deployed locations.  Facilitates the Threat Working Group (TWG) that provides commander and decision-makers finished, actionable intelligence that directly affects the safety of unit personnel and operations.  Coordinates with military, federal, state, and local officials to ensure terrorist threats are identified and mitigated at home station and all deployed locations.  Coordinates with Security Forces personnel and Air Force Office of Special Investigation (AFOSI) within the TWG.
(13) Prepares and manages the budgeting of fiscal and personnel resources for the intelligence function. Consults and contributes budgetary expertise to all aspects of air operations. Assesses the application of the intelligence budget and forecasts the resources necessary for future requirements.  Forecasts future formal training requirements for full-time and traditional intelligence personnel.
(14) Serves as the Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO) of the organization and exercises overall oversight of Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) programs.  Manages and overseas the acquisition and application of unit intelligence system automation. Ensures all products from automated intelligence systems are applicable to the function’s unit’s mission.  Oversees coordination with internal and external supporting agencies to assure adequate intelligence systems support is provided to the intelligence function. This includes current automated systems-of-record and appropriate security safeguards spanning the full range of intelligence information classification categories. 
(15) Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training which demonstrates  administrative, professional, investigative, or technical work requiring the ability to deal effectively with others, to collect, evaluate and organize pertinent facts.  Experience preparing clear and concise written reports.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training developing and recommending policy, organizing and carrying out specific programs, evaluating and recommending changes in methods of intelligence operations. Experience in administrative, investigative, or technical work which required the applicant to deal effectively with others. Experience collecting, evaluating and organizing pertinent facts and to analyze and prepare clear and concise reports.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience.  The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position.
TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED IF USING EDUCATION AS SUBSTITUTION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.

 

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: AFSC: 14N Applicants do not have to possess this AFSC to be certified as qualified.
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants in the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Minimum Military Rank/Grade: 2d Lt
Maximum Military Rank/Grade: Lt Col
Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
This position requires a Secret security clearance.  The applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

PLEASE DO NOT SEND/FAX/COURIER/EMAIL ANY APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES TO THE ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE.  To be considered for this position, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.  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. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Flexible Spending Accounts: The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance: The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance: The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance: The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program: Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
Social Security Number


Vacancy Identification Number

977323
1. Title of Job

INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade


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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties


001 Supervisory Intelligence Operations Specialist

21. Geographic Availability


012130101 Montgomery, AL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently a member of the Alabama Air National Guard? If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact an Alabama Air National Guard recruiter at (800) 864-6264.

A. Yes, I am a T-32 Technician/AGR with the Alabama Air National Guard
B. Yes, I am a traditional M-Day soldier with the Alabama Air National Guard.
C. No, I am a member of another state's National Guard but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Air National Guard.
D. No, I am a Reservist/IRR or an active duty soldier and willing and eligible to join the Alabama Air National Guard.
E. No, I am prior service with no military status at this time but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Air National Guard.
F. No, I am civilian and do not have any prior military service but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Air National Guard
G. No, I fall in one of the types of military status mentioned in C, D, E or F but do not wish to join the Alabama Air National Guard.

2. Do you currently possess the required rank for this position (Min: 2nd Lt; Max: Lt Col)?

A. Yes, I am currently within the required ranks.
B. No, I am currently above the required ranks but I will submit the required letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. I also understand that this statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
C. I am not currently in the Alabama Army National Guard but I am willing and eligible to join if selected.
D. No, I am currently above the required ranks and I am NOT WILLING to accept a demotion if selected.
E. I am not currently in the Alabama Army National Guard and I am not willing to join.

3. Do you possess experience, education, or training which demonstrates administrative, professional, investigative, or technical work requiring the ability to deal effectively with others, to collect, evaluate and organize pertinent facts AND experience preparing clear and concise written reports?

A. Yes
B. No

To fully qualify for this position, you must possess at least 36 months experience in the following tasks. For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Do you possess experience, education or training developing and recommending policy, organizing and carrying out specific programs, evaluating and recommending changes in methods of intelligence operations?

5. Do you possess experience in administrative, investigative, or technical work which required the applicant to deal effectively with others?

6. Do you possess experience collecting, evaluating and organizing pertinent facts and to analyze and prepare clear and concise reports?

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:
1.      Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
2.      Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:
         You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.
         You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
         You must complete the entire process by 12:00 a.m. (midnight) Eastern Standard Time of the closing date --    Thursday, November 14, 2013
         If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.
To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:
         If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.
         If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:   Online Questionnaire.
Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.
If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:
1.      You can 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 or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.
If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need 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 which is here -- 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.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement, the following documents are required:

  • Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
  • Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)
  • Transcripts (Required if using education to substitute for experience)

Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Kissey Vason
Phone: (334)271-7229
Email: KISSEY.N.VASON.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Alabama National Guard
Human Resources Office
1720 Dickinson Drive
Montgomery, AL
36109-0711
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX
If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.


 


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Job Announcement Number:

ALAF 13-206

Control Number:

353333800