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.
Individual Occupational Requirements
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.
- 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.
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.