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Job Title:LANGUAGE SPECIALIST (ARABIC/PUSHTO)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:9B-DCIPS-1148805-123282-CMR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$60,877.00 to $79,138.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 19, 2014 to Monday, June 23, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-1040-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 4 Yrs

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Gordon, GA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret/SCI

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

 

All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.

 

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here. 


 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • As mission requires IAW JTR

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • This posn may be subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Prog
  • This is a Drug Testing Designated position

DUTIES:

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This is an Occupational Grade “12” job in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  Grade “12” duties for the Professional work category are at the Full Performance work level.

Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement

 

THIS IS A TERM POSITION NTE 4 Yrs. TERM APPOINTMENT MAY BE EXTENDED WITHOUT COMPETITION. MAY ALSO BE CONVERTED TO PERMANENT POSITION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION

 

IF YOUR APPLIED TO 9B-DCIPS-1131054-123282-CMR YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CONSIDERATION

 

Organizational Location is: 3 IS Air Force ISR Agency, Training/Force Development, Ft. Gordon GA.

 

 MAJOR DUTIES:   

  • Serves as one of several advisors to the Division Chief for all cryptologic linguist matters.
  • Responsible for language training, operational ground training, continuation training and transcription efforts for Air Force Specialty Code 1N3/1A8 (Cryptologic Linguist) personnel.
  • Ensures compliance with agency instructions and provides overarching guidance to subordinate units for governing effective transcription.
  • Directly involved with in curriculum development for language training programs relating to the ARABIC and PUSHTU language.

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.

 

DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess the quality level of experience at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Equivalent experience may be at the level of the lowest GS grade covered by the applicable pay band; however, the experience must demonstrate your ability to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA'S) to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled.  Examples of creditable specialized experience include: Competency in ARABIC and PUSHTU is mandatory and familiarity with associated dialects is desired. Such experience is typically gained in the Intelligence field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is Intelligence Cryptology. The employing agency is responsible for defining the specialized experience based on the requirements of the position being filled.

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards  

Individual Occupational Requirements

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1000/language-specialist-series-1040/

EDUCATION

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- the appropriate foreign language from an English-speaking college or university, English from a college or university in the other country, or translating or interpreting where English and the foreign language were prerequisites.

OR

EXPERIENCE

Foreign Language

  • Experience in speaking or writing in the language because it was the language (a) in which the applicant was educated (through the high school level), (b) of the household, or (c) in which the applicant worked for a long period of time, including service in the Armed Forces.
  • A full 4-year course in an accredited college or university in a country where the foreign language required for the position to be filled is the native language.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience in translating, interpreting, or other work requiring the use of English and the other language; or a combination of work (that required English and the other language) and training at the Defense Language Institute, Foreign Service Institute, or comparable training.

The following are examples of work in the required language that may have provided the required abilities: translator; interpreter; librarian or information specialist required to make abstracts, screen, index, and scan material; intelligence; writer or editor; international organizational work, such as the Peace Corps, World Bank, United Nations, business, or other organizations; or professor, teacher, or instructor work at the high school or college level that required use of the foreign language.

TESTING PROVISIONS

Agencies may test applicants for foreign language proficiency on a pass/fail basis prior to appointment. Agencies must document the connection between the level of proficiency required and the duties of the position to be filled. Test material for applicants for the same position or grade level should be equally difficult, and should be selected from typical work-related documents.

 

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 in ARABIC and PUSHTU language is required.

2. Knowledge of current AFISR Intelligence Operations is required.

3. Knowledge of Air Force operations training and language training procedures.

4. Knowledge of Air Force Instructional Systems Development (ISD) and inspections/oversight procedures, directives, instructions and guidance.

5. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to include the ability to deal with diverse population and educational backgrounds.

 

 

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.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

1. The employee must obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance. 

This position is designated CRITICAL SENSITIVE and the employee must possess a TOP SECRET security clearance and be granted access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

2. This position is designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and period 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. This position may require the incumbent to make both short and extended TDY trips in both the US and overseas. These trips may be necessary to assist the unit to enhancing operations and language training capabilities.

4. The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

5. This is a Language Designated Position (LDP) and requires foreign language proficiency in the following language(s) Modern Standard Arabic and Pushtu to perform the intelligence related duties assigned. Incumbent must achieve a passing score in reading and listening on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT). (NOTE: LDPs may be subject to sign a mobility agreement)

6. Incumbent may be required ot undergo a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

 

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

 

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.


BENEFITS:

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

 

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Delete if not appropriate for position being announced:

 

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 80 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.

 

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.

 

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

 

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.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

 

· If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed.  The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent".  It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.

 

· If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.

 

 · For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present).  If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.


2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire


3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).  Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, June 23, 2014

 

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 1148805.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144All support documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package.  Faxing documents should be used as a last resort; do not fax duplicate documents

 

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.  Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX

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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. 

 

·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, 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., hour per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

·        DD214 or “Certification” of service

·        SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, if applicable

·        Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, if applicable

 

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications.  A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here: 

 

·        Eligibility Documentation, SF50, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

·        Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

AFPC RSC
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 8003820893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
AFISRA
AFISRA/A1KK
248 KIRKNEWTON STE 310
SAN ANTONIO, TX
78243-7129
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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

 

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

 

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

 

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

9B-DCIPS-1148805-123282-CMR

Control Number:

373304200