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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Air Operations Officer (Pilot/Nav)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NEAF-14-056

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$102,653.00 to $133,444.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, August 14, 2014 to Thursday, August 28, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2101-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lincoln, NE View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

AREA 1 ONLY

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. 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!

Nebraska NG 

 

THIS POSITION CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EST 

 

NG MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the NG.  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 NG must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the NG in the military grade listed in this announcement.

 

This position is located at unit level in the Air Operations program at selected MAC and SAC gained flying units in the ANG. Its paramount purpose is to plan, organize and supervise all unit ANG regulations. In addition to supervisory responsibility, this position is a rated aircrew member on flying status involved in the piloting of unit-equipped (EU) aircraft.

 

CONCURRENT ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE ANNOUNCEMENT NUMER: AGR-AF-14-029

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: 155 OPS GP, Lincoln, NE

PD# D0307000

 

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This is a Perm Dual Status Air (Excepted Service) Officer position only. 

 

Open Area of Consideration: 1 ONLY

  
DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION: 

Area 1-Current perm & indef technicians of the NE Air NG

Area 2-All Drill Status/M-Day members and temp techs of the NE Air or Army NG

Area 3-Current military service members who are willing and eligible to become member of the NE Air or Army NG

Area 4-All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the NE Air or Army NG. Selected individual must become a member of the respective NE NG prior to the eff date of hire.

 

Referral of Applicants: Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official in the following order:

            1. Fully qualified Area 1 Applicants

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel for training and work related activities

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Military membership in the Nebraska Air National Guard is mandatory.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Individuals with military incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.
  • Permanent Change of Station Benefits will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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(1) Plans work to be accomplished by the organization which consists of about 15 or more full-time subordinates engaged in technical and administrative work. Sets priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to subordinate units based on priorities, selective consideration of difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Reviews, accepts, amends or rejects work which has been reviewed by subordinate supervisors. Gives advice, counsels, or instruction to supervisors and subordinate employees on both general policy and administrative matters. Consults with subordinate supervisors and training specialists on training needs. Provides or makes provision for such development and training. Makes decisions on works problems presented by subordinate supervisors.

 

(2) Oversees all unit operations activities, both in the air and on the grounds, which based on unit mission and equipment, may include any of the following Air Operations program support functional areas: Training, Standardization and Evaluation, Tactics, Scheduling, Plans, Command Post, Intelligence, Life Support, Flying Operations and Flight Management. Unit mission may require additional functions, e.g. Airspace Management, Air Evacuation Operations, Aero-Medical Operations, Aircraft Alert Operations, Airfield Management, Simulator Operations, Operational Support Aircraft (OSA) etc. Monitors work of subordinates and reviews written reports. Sets division policy and given guidance to subordinates to ensure Air Force, gaining command, ANG, and unit directives are properly implemented to achieve operational readiness of the unit.

 

(3) Develops long-range training and deployment plans for the unit to meet training goals, higher headquarters Inspection schedules and overseas deployment requirements. Coordinates required planning and resources with other units and higher headquarters to support and implement the training and deployment plan. Directs the development of unit training goals and long-range advanced planning to include facility/equipment modernization, improvement of replacement, develops detailed plans for accomplishment of these training goals and advanced plans.

 

(4) Acts as a key advisor on the Commander's staff to coordinate unit flying operations with other ANG flying units and outside agencies, e.g. the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), civilian airport authorities, etc., and with unit maintenance, resources and support areas. Acts as central point of contact with local and regional FAA representatives in establishing letters of agreement for aircraft operations, developing and controlling military training airspace, investigating possible violations of flying directives, and coordination for local unit sponsored exercises.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be qualifying, experience must have been progressively responsible with increasingly difficult and complex duties. Experience must have been at the next lower or second lower grade or its non-federal equivalent.

 

*CREDITING EXPERIENCE: NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MAY BE CREDITED AS FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE WHEN EVALUATED AGAINST THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MILITARY TECHNICIAN POSITION. EXPERIENCE MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITOIN AND MUST BE DESCRIBED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR RESUME. THE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS DETERMINED BY THE ACTUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED. BE DESCRIPTIVE, A SIMPLE LIST OF JOB TITLES AND DATES WILL NOT SUFFICE.

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying a variety of regulations and procedures. Experience using computer and automation systems.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 36 months of specialized experience, education, or training arranging or procuring transportation for personnel, cargo or freight. Experience in non-routine pre and post auditing of freight bills, fills of lading, and personnel transportation vouchers. Experience coordinating and negotiating with organizations/personnel both orally and in writing to resolve differences/problems. *For positions requiring supervisory functions. Experience which included responsibility for the supervision and management of personnel. Experience managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel. In addition, candidate must be qualified as Aircraft Pilot, GS-2181. Possess a current Top Secret Security Clearance. The minimum eligibility requirements for Pilot candidates are based on possession of the appropriate pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings. Candidate must demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skill required for the work by meeting the minimum flight hour requirements as described in the gaining command directives, including recency of flight experience.

 

NOTE:  REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignment must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:  Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements. Education-Undergraduate and Graduate Education; Major study-accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position. NOTE: If you are using education as a substitution of experience OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualification, YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts when required.  Failure to provide college transcripts when required will result in an ineligible rating. NOTE: The Nebraska National Guard HRO has a document entitled "Secrets to Getting a Technician Job"; you are encouraged to follow the link provided if you are interested. http://ne.ng.mil/ArmyGuard/Tech%20Branch%20Documents/SecretstoGettingaTechnicianJob1.pdf

 

REMEMBER: Military training directly related to the type of work of the position may be substituted on a day for day basis. 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. 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.

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

 

MILITARY GRADES:  Maximum Military Grade 05; Minimum Military Grade 05; Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted.  The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.

 

Compatible Military Assignments: Officer-10C0, 11XX

 

Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, we will review your application, including the online Occupational Questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform the job. Before any certificate can be issued to the selecting official, the resume and supporting documents are reviewed by an HR Specialist to ensure that (a) minimum qualification requirements are met and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your answers will be verified against information provided in your online resume and application. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.

 

NOTE: 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.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.


BENEFITS:

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The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main New Employee Website - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The FSAFeds Program 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 FEHB 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 FEGLI Program 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 FLTCIP Program 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 FERS . FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. 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.

 

2.  Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office, 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. 



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 Qualification Questionnaire, and

2.  Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of the Job Announcement.

Use the Online Qualification Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

(Here is a link for aiding you in building your Resume and some application tips):

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter

 

Option A:  Online Qualification Questionnaire.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on Thursday, August 28, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompted to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other support documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete log in to your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.  

 

Option B:   Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

 

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualification Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.   Follow these steps:

1.   You can print a copy of this job announcement and the questions at View Occupational Questionnaire for your reference.

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.    

  • 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.

4. You may omit any information; however, you must provide response to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:  

  • Current Resume or Application

 

Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information listed below:

 

   Work experience: (for each position you held that is related to this job) - (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

   - Job title.

   - Duties and accomplishments

   - If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.

   - Number of hours per week.

   - Employer's name and address

   - Supervisor's name and phone number.

   - Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

   - Salary

   - Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacts.

 

   Military Experience: Include all military experience that is pertinent to be position for which you are applying:

   - Starting and ending dates of assignment.

   - Duty title of position.

   - MOSs/AFSCs.

   - Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position.

 

NOTE: Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.

 

  • Transcripts (ARE REQUIRED IF BEING USED FOR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION)

 

Transcripts are required if substituting education for experience or there is a mandatory education requirement.  Your college transcripts must identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received.   Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice.   Photocopies of original transcripts are acceptable, but you will be required to provide originals if you are selected for this position. 

 

  • If you are or have been a Federal employee, you are encouraged to submit a copy of your last Notification for Personnel Action, Form SF-50. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Denise L. Anderson
Phone: (402)309-8177
Fax: (402)309-7594
Email: DENISE.L.ANDERSON12.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Nebraska National Guard
Human Resources Office
2433 NW 24th Street
Lincoln, NE
68524
USA
Fax: (402)309-7594

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.

 

Qualified candidates are referred to the selecting official in the following order:

  1. Fully qualified Area 1 applicants (NE ANG Only)

 

You will be kept informed of actions taken on your application.  The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred.

 

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Job Announcement Number:

NEAF-14-056

Control Number:

378401100