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    "These positions are being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to positions designated pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve Act (DAWIA); positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions are filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay may vary by geographic location."

    The PALACE Acquire Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan. As a Palace Acquire Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. The program offers a 2.5- year, or 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.

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    Responsibilities

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    Executes Component Cost Analysis (CCA) Program Taskings.  As a member of a CCA team, observes and participates in a limited manner in cost analysis assignments by performing a variety of routine taskings associated with the preparation of system cost analyses.  Assists the project team leader or division chief in gathering data and research.  Specific duties include extracting and organizing raw cost data under the supervision of an experienced analyst, and assisting other analysts in the collection, development, and implementation of cost-related information. Results will highlight trends, accomplishments, deficiencies, and other desired indicators.

    Provides support to senior analysts, Division Chief and Technical Director in development of cost data bases, parametric relationships, cost estimating software and documentation, and research reports.   Assists the project team leader or division chief in the conduct of research of considerable scope and complexity for the development of analytical methods and techniques necessary for accurate cost estimates for future weapon and automated information systems and programs by performing support tasks or clearly delineated portions of assignments of limited scope and difficulty.  Observes and participates at the same level in identifying analytical concepts, methods and techniques, e.g. regression analysis, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, etc. appropriate to systems costing.  Also, observes and assists in validating and testing research findings for inclusion in high priority studies and proposals which are often presented to the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB), OSD Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG), Air Force CAIG, and the Secretariat.  Also, at the same limited level, observes and assists in the analysis of problems related to the development of costing models, data sources, and techniques.  Participates with senior analysts in the preparation and maintenance of statistical information work sheets, cost data records and related correspondence.

    Assists in the preparation of taskings, projects, studies, reports, summaries and briefings specially assigned by the Air Force Secretariat, Air Staff, and/or the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency (AFCAA).  Observes and performs tasks to support higher level analysts conducting cost analysis studies to evaluate and determine total resource requirements for advanced weapon systems and automated information systems.  Observes and participates at a limited level in the conduct of special analyses for cost/effectiveness studies and cost sensitivity and trade-off analyses.  Tasks include work such as gathering and inputting data into computers, drafting portions of and proofing reports and briefings, and assisting in the design of and preparing visual aids.

    Performs a variety of special projects in keeping with the formal training plan. Incumbent familiarizes self with the appropriate regulations, analytical techniques and computer resources to accomplish the cost analyses performed at AFCAA.  Develops knowledge of the mission and organization of the financial management community. Participates in formal training at appropriate DOD, other schools, and programs to obtain the information and techniques for performing the above duties. Assigned to appropriate on-the-job training projects.  Receives training in other areas necessary for an Air Force and U.S. Government employee to include security, safety, administration, and personnel activities appropriate for the position.  Performs special assignments such as preparing reports for areas of special interest; developing and presenting reports of accomplishments and results of assignments, etc.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - To attend mandatory training classes

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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  • Job family (Series)

    1515 Operations Research

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