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The primary purpose of this position is to establish long-term subject matter expertise and maintain success philosophies with a core of civilianized pararescue instructors within AETC Pararescue/Combat Rescue Officer initial training courses. Position hires will reduce drain on the active duty operational force structure in this critically manned, stressed AF specialty.
- Primary Purpose Cont...Training requires analytical skills in application of statistical analysis to develop individual/collective performance and refinement of approved lesson plans as a standardized guide for instruction.
- Instructors will plan, organize, manage, and execute classroom academics, and progressive physical fitness training including: cont....
- cont...Combat agility and team building skills with swimming, calisthenics, resistance, agility, core strength, and advanced surface/sub-surface water training.
- Plans, organizes, manages, and conducts effective classroom academic and progressive/intensive beginner-to-advanced physical fitness and water skills trng with introductory instruction in anatomy/physiology, dive physiology and specialty rqmnts.
- Actively conducts Operational Risk Management to mitigate hazards inherit to F/GCS(Flight/Ground Combatant Skills), employment and operational skill-set training mandates.
- Monitors and evaluates student progress and performance.
- As an instructor, maintains, updates or develops lesson plans, study guide/workbook, slides, measurement devices, and other instructional material specific to assigned courses.
- Accomplishes special projects/additional duties.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required.
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
- Must obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
- PCS expenses are not authorized.
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
- Employee may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty and qualify with/carry a weapon. If required, the employee may be required to conduct resource protection (weapons and ammunition) responsibilities, which could include use of deadly force.
- Disclosure of Political Appointments.
- Incumbent must successfully pass an annual physical fitness test.
- Employee must successfully maintain annual/recurring training requirements specified for the position and provided by employer.
- Employee is required to wear all uniforms provided by the employer and must wear and maintain uniform items in accordance with specified standards.
- The employee will be expected to maintain appropriate grooming standards (hair and mustache) and present a professional image at all times.
- Knowledge of emergency medical/first aid procedures is preferred. Preferred candidate should have Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I) certification.
- Ideal candidates should possess current certification as an EMT-Paramedic (EMT-P) and/or Dive Medical Officer (DMO)/Dive Medical Technician (DMT) as required.
- Specialized training/experience in Pararescue and Joint Personnel Recovery (JPR) is preferred.
- Ideal candidates should have prior training in AIE and other insertion tactics, techniques and procedures inherit/utilized by Air Force Special Operations Rescue Forces.
- Ideal candidate should have 7 or more years experience in military rescue/recovery TTP with operations/combat experience desired.
- Position may mandate direct participation/evaluation of training covering the full spectrum of employment techniques (sea, land, air) with accompanying risks and demands.
- Candidate must maintain medical/qualification provided by employer mandated by governing directives.
- Candidate must have prior training as a military diver with dive supervisor, dive medical training qualifications/certifications preferred. Dive qual must be DoD recognized with U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command recognized trng is preferred
- Position may mandate direct participation/evaluation of dive and waterborne events as required by course content. Candidate must maintain medical qualification provided by employer to conduct dive operations as mandated by governing directives
QualificationsConditions of Employment continued: Candidate should have prior trng as military static-line, free-fall parachutist with jumpmaster quals/certs preferred. Jump quals must be recognized in AFI 11-410 with U.S> Air Force Special Operation command recognized trng preferred. Position may mandate direct participation/evaluation in parachute events as required by course content. Candidate must maintain medical qualification provided by employer to conduct jump trng as mandated by governing directives.
Candidate must be proficient in medical physiology relative to shallow water blackout, hypoxia, and pressure laws/injuries applicable to underwater breath-holding and free-diving environments. Ideal candidate should have certs/experience in dive physiology and conducting endurance swimming trng programs, both surface and subsurface.
Candidate must be highly physically fit and capable of near competitive lvls of endurance, stressing all fundamentals of fitness (strength, endurance, cardio, flexibility, composition). Ideal candidate should have a minimum of 3 years direct experience conducting progressive physical trng programs with regiments involving calisthenics, resistance (weights), core strength, running, swimming and combat agility type fundamentals. Candidates with experience in sports trng/physiology recognized by the American College of Sport Medicine or equivalent fitness trng authorities and preferred. Incumbent will be required to maintain physical stds for assessment IAW AFIs 13-219 and 16-1203. Employee must successfully complete a pre-employment physical and periodic re-examination as required and provided by the employer.
This position requires a minimum of an Associates degree with education/trng directly applicable to the required duties and established SKA. This position will support a CCAF faculty position; ideal candidates will be experienced in application of Instruction System Development (ISD) processes, curriculum design/development and analysis through tests/measurements. Ideal candidate should have 3 years experience as an instructor or trng development specialist. Position requires application of basic leadership practices, including performance assessment, feedback, mentorship, planning and trng. Candidates must meet quals guidelines of AFI 36-2201, Developing, Managing and Conducting Training, as Trainer and/or Certifier.
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that demonstrates a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction, which includes Teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation, or industrial establishment in the appropriate field(s); Supervising or administering a training program; Development or review of training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results; Work in the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled that required training or instructing others on a regular basis. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position (GS-09).
Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Education must have a major study in education or a subject area related to the position to be filled.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position.
For Community College of the Air Force GS-1712 positions only:
All Community College of the Air Force faculty members must meet minimum educational requirements as prescribed by the accrediting body Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC), i.e. all teachers must hold at least an associate's degree for the school to meet accreditation criteria.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
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/application of trng administration, policies and procedures.
2. Knowledge/application of the principles, practices and techniques of instruction.
3. Knowledge/application of the principles and techniques required to develop and conduct instructional programs for efficient delivery of trng.
4. Knowledge of tests and measurement principles, techniques, objectives and test/measurement security.
5. Knowledge/application of continuous improvement through program objectives and assessments of tactics, techniques and procedures for accomplishing special trng studies and projects.
6. Knowledge/application of data collection techniques, practices and statistical analysis principles for trend analysis.
7. Ability to work harmoniously with all lvls of person/leadership from varied backgrounds and occupational specialties.
8. Ability to analyze problems and execute timely and economical process for improvement and resolution of problems.
9. Ability to communicate orally and in writing and develop materials for presentation, with ability to project voice to large groups in outdoor/noisy areas and without speech impediments.
10. Knowledge, skill and abilities in multi-environmental parachuting tactics, techniques and procedures, with location/course determined requirement to participate in parachute trng, operations and exercises.
11. Knowledge, skills and abilities in technical rescue tactics, techniques and procedures, with location/course determined requirement to participate in technical rescue trng, operations and exercises.
12. Knowledge, skills and abilities in specialized AIE tactics, techniques and procedures, with location/course determined requirement to participate in insertion trng, operations and exercises.
13. Knowledge, skills and abilities in advance physical trng tactics, techniques, procedures and state-of-art trng sciences applicable to strength, endurance, flexibility, cardio-respiratory and body composition assessments and trng-with skill components of agility, balance, coordination, speed, power and reaction.
14. Knowledge and ability to conduct/perform high endurance trng in all climatic environments, day/night, land/water/air protracted trng periods and under adverse conditions.
15. Knowledge, skill and abilities to assess, evaluate and apply safety and Operation Risk Management (ORM) mitigation processes to inherit high-risk activities conducted in multi-tasking, dynamic environments.
16. Knowledge, skill and ability to conduct field medical assessments and advanced emergency medical/Dive medical Officer/Technician actions ad determined by specific mandates of location/course of instruction.
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.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING 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.
You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click "Learn more about this agency" button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.
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 well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
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.
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.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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.
The resume/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 meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference. Noncompetitive applicants do not need to respond to the assessment questions with the A through E responses indicating level of experience/training.
APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
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.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
- Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
- Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
- If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 08/10/2018
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10240328
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 application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10240328
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Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center
1720 Patrick Street
JBSA Lackland AFB, TX 78236
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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