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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (ACQ EHA)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Personnel Center

Job Announcement Number:BC14-EHA-1010009-2210-AR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$45,192.00 to $58,754.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to Wednesday, March 19, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




5 vacancies in the following location(s):
MacDill AFB, FL View Map
Barksdale AFB, LA View Map
Fort Meade, MD View Map
Lackland AFB, TX View Map


United States Citizens


Top Secret




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-War fighting 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.


Do you have the desire to be intellectually challenged? Are you looking for a secure career? Do you have initiative? If so, then read on! A Civilian Career with the Air Force offers challenging work, and the satisfaction of knowing you've made a difference. We're offering you an exciting career that begins as a Intern and then you decide how far you want to go. You are the key to your success!


These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Air Force installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.



The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) of 1990, P.L. 101-510, Title XII, imposed qualification requirements for certain acquisition positions.  DAWIA was enacted to improve the effectiveness of the acquisition workforce by establishing minimum qualification standards for each acquisition career field or functional stall.  DoD implemented DAWIA by establishing a certification process.  Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) is Air Force implementation of DAWIA.  Each Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) career field requires specific education, training, and experience as well as defines the certification process for each career field.  Candidates must be able to meet mandatory education, training, and experience requirements of the level of the position to which they are appointed within two years of their reassignment. These requirements are in addition to the qualification requirements established by the Office of Personnel Management.  Certification levels are determined by the level or responsibility of the job, and whether job requires basic, intermediate, or advanced experience and training.


The PAQ Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan. As a  Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. The program offers a 3 year formal training plan with yearly salary increases. Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval. This is your opportunity to begin a successful civilian career with the United States Air Force.

 NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority. Please do not contact this office for status. If you are selected for this position, you will be contacted.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Security Clearance
  • Mobility Agreement


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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS perform advanced intern information technology functions involving the development, implementation, and maintenance of Air-Force wide IT hardware and software requirements. This involves reviewing requirements, planning objectives, managing the acquisition, and coordinating implementation actions to manage IT hardware, software, and operating systems.

Performs a variety of specific duties designed to develop knowledge and skill in applying IT specialist principles, methods and techniques. Performs routine tasking, or assists others with more complex assignments.  Carries out specific, routine tasks to assist in collecting, compiling, and analyzing a variety of program data used to identify requirements for software and hardware. Assists higher graded specialists in developing portions of IT systems support projects or studies, and in evaluating specific portions of plans or operations to identify needed changes or adjustment. Exchanges routine factual information with senior specialists and interested parties 

Performs a variety of specific duties designed to develop knowledge and skill in applying program management responsibilities in support of systems acquisition. Performs specific, routine tasks to assist in collecting, compiling, and analyzing a variety of program data for the systems acquisition process. Assists in development of programming and planning projects; or studies, and in evaluating specific portions of program plans or operations.

Participates in the development of management information. System’s (MIS) in support of customer needs. Utilizes technology and management principles to assist in the development or modification of IT methods and capabilities to subject matter requirements and end user abilities. Assists in the development of MIS capabilities which enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of work processes performed by others. Participates in the design and development of IT applications as needed in support of MIS projects. Conducts end user demonstration and orientation upon implementation and as needed to ensure.

Carries out special projects designed to facilitate the full use of the intern's training and development. Such assignments include the development of written summaries and reports to be used by higher level IT specialists, contractors and/or customers serving as a team member on conventional, standard studies; etc. Uses a wide range of IT systems manuals, standard publications and technical material to obtain information analyze data and prepare reports. Presents briefings or presentations on findings, which may require gaining senior specialists' acceptance of proposed solutions.


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Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Guidelines . You can also visit: 


Information Technology (IT) Management Series, 2210 (Alternative A)


When this qualifications standard is used, agencies must have documentation based on a job analysis to substantiate that the position requires IT related education and/or IT related experience upon entry.



 Your resuem will be rated under category rating procedures:


1. Qualified category: Meets the minimum qualifications as described in the qualification section of this announcement and obtain a rating between 70-79 on the applicable assessment.


2. Highly-qualified category: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency in critical competencies and obtain a rating between 80-89 on the applicable assessment. 


3. Best-qualified category: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in critical competencies and obtain a rating between 90-100 on the applicable assessment.






 ***NOTE*** Degree Audits are unacceptable.



1. Mobility - you may be required to relocate during or after completion of your training.

2. Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan.

3. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

4. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties. 

5. Must be able to attain Information Technology Level I acquisition certification within 24 months after being assigned to the position.



If you are a veteran with preference eligibility, submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 or other copy showing type of discharge).  If you are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, attach an SF-15 (utilize SF 15 with revision date of Aug 2008),  "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. (Approved VA Letter from the VA that shows percentage of disability, I.E. 10, 20. 30 etc.)

For more specifics on all veterans employment issues such as Veterans preference or special appointing authorities see the Veteran's Guide:



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.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.




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You can review our benefits at:


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required by Public Law 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.


This position will be filled on a full-time bases. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.  This position requires completion of a one year probationary period.







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.

 Note: Some locations may required TS/SCI or Secret clearances.

 You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

 Appointment of Certain Military Spouses- I am the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who has been issued orders for a permanent change of station (PCS) and I am indicated on the PCS orders; and I have been married to the military member on, or prior to the date of my spouse's PCS orders; and I am relocating with my spouse to the new duty location; and I have not been appointment using this authority under these orders. -OR- I am the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who retired with a disability rating at the time of retirement of 100 percent; or retired or separated from the Armed Forces and has a disability rating of 100 percent from the Dept of Veterans Affairs. -OR- I am the un-remarried widow or widower of a member of the Armed Forces killed while in active duty status. (NOTE 1: Spouses are eligible for a noncompetitive appointment under this authority for a maximum of 2 years from the date of: 1) the service member's permanent change of station orders; 2) Documentation verifying the member of the armed forces is 100 percent disabled; or 3) Documentation verifying the member of the armed forces was killed while on active duty. NOTE 2: For current military spouse's this appointment authority is limited to the geographical area of the PCS orders. For spouses of 100 percent disabled veterans or widows/widowers this authority is not limited to a geographical area and there is not a limit to the number of appointments under this authority. NOTE 3: You must include a copy of your spouse's PCS orders, or VA disability rating, or Death Certificate, as applicable.)





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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following:


1.      Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire. Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted), AND


2.      Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement such as transcripts and Veterans' Preference documentation (utilize SF15 with revision date of August 2008).


REMINDER: Ensure each job entry reflects beginning and ending month & year dates and the total hours worked per week (e.g. 05/2000 - 05/2006 40 hrs per week). Resumes that do not provide this basic information will be disqualified.  



Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by 11:59PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.


Option A:  Application Manager

To begin, choose one of these options:

1.      If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.

2.      If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire


If you are faxing any documents, always use the official cover sheet which you may print using this link, : . The fax number is 478-757-3144


To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever link you used to begin as described above, or simply go to If you are experiencing difficulty accessing Application Manager you may send an email to or visit the following web-site



Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      Print a copy of this job announcement so 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 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.

4.     By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use 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 -- -- 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.

Instructions for completing the paper Qualifications Questionnaire: 

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire method, 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.  You are encouraged to complete the Qualifications Questionnaire and submit your documentation using the online method since it is the most efficient way to process your application. The method that we highly recommend is outlined under "OPTION A."  


Step 2

  • Resume
  • Transcripts (Unofficial copies acceptable - Degree Audits are unacceptable)
  • Qualifications
  • Veterans Preference documentation (if claiming Veteran Preference)
  • Miscellaneous (class ranking letter or national honor society membership certificate)
  • *****You must upload/submit all required documents in order to be considered, i.e., Resume, All transcripts (we will accept unofficial), (DD 214, Veterans Award Letter and SF 15 if applicable).*******

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications  can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Civilian Force Renewal Branch
Phone: (800)847-0108
TDD: (800)382-0893
Agency Information:
Air Force Civilian Force Renewal
550 C Street West Ste 57
Randolph AFB, TX


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful.

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