Command & control specialist

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Department of Defense - Dept. of the Air Force
ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for merit promotion or appointment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor.
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. 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!
This position is located in the Wing Command Post (Command and Control Section) of a KJC-135 Air Refueling Wing. The unit supports wing aerial refueling missions involving USAF, AFRES, and ANG flying units involving numerous types of military and military training missions. The types of missions and aircraft supported include every type and variety of air
refuelable aircraft in the Air Force inventory, including fighters, heavy aircraft, and tactical bombers. This position plays and integral part in mission scheduling, mission planning, involving aircraft and aircrews, as well as contact with aircraft during the mission. This position caries out essential duties of the wing on a 24/7 basis as the Wing Command Post, monitoring and carrying out duties involved with base wide security, emergency aircrew recall, the base Crisis Reaction Team, and similar duties critical to the conduct of the mission assigned to the wing.
EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Air National Guard membership is required.POSITION STATUS: NON-MERITLOCATION: 117TH ARW, BIRMINGHAM, ALSELECTING OFFICIAL: CMSgt B. PASS
Must be U.S. Citizen. Must maintain AL Air Guard Membership for continued employment. Maximum Military Rank: TSgt Compatible Military Assignment: AFSC: 1CXXX Must possess or be able to obtain Security Clearance. Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is mandatory.
ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Air National Guard. 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 Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD POSITION:
AREA 1: All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
AREA 2: All Drill Status/M-Day members of the Alabama Air National Guard.
AREA 3: All U.S. citizens eligible for membership in the Alabama Air National Guard.
1. Transmits instructions to aircrews and support assets to coordinate launch, recall, execution, and terminating missions in support of operational events. Maintains certification in the Emergency Action Procedures (EAP) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Unified Commands, Air Mobility Command (AMC), United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), and National Guard Bureau (NGB). Learn and retain for instant recall and reference, a considerable body of knowledge related to EAP. In a minimum of time and without error, controllers must be able to copy, decode, validate, process and relay the message to appropriate personnel and complete checklist actions in response to any tasking received from HHQ. Establishes priority of actions based on a variety of situations, and uses judgement to resolve multiple tasking received simultaneously. Controls movement and status of the alert force, and coordinates alert force requirements with key base agencies such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tower, Central Security Control (CSC), Maintenance Operations Center (MOC), and Fire Department. Serves as the key point of contact on all matters concerning crews, aircraft, the alert facility, Crisis Action Team (CAT), and the Command Post. Provides a variety of briefings to the CAT and the alert force. Responds to numerous quick response situations initiating Quick Reaction Checklists (QRCs). Executes and supports all aspects of Tanker Strategic Aircraft Reconstitution Team (TSART) procedures. Utilizes a variety of communications security (COMSEC) documents in accomplishing the mission. Utilizes numerous voice and record communications systems as the primary link between the Wing Commander, CAT and HHQ to accomplish command and control duties and responsibilities. Advises the commander of recommended command and control actions during operational events. Accomplishes recall of the CAT and wing personnel as directed by the commander or HHQ.
2. Gathers information for Operational Reporting (OPREP) regarding significant events or incidents involving personnel and wing assets that require reporting to HHQ, Contingency Operations, significant peacetime events, and state emergency situations. Advises the commander on reporting requirements. Categorizes events to determine the level of notification required. Prepares, determines classification and precedence, numbers, records, and releases reports via voice and record copy.
3. Dictates which methodology and systems are to be used in tracking diverse aircraft mission movement. Selects and submits numerous mission movement reports in support of wing and HHQ tasking. Data provided by the controller must be properly formatted and error free to interface with HHQ flight management systems. Interprets and coordinates mission changes with on base and HHQ. Evaluates and interprets mission changes which would require multiple reports to be submitted.
4. Submits flight plans and coordinates changes to FAA via Aeronautical Information System (AIS) or voice systems to support flying (mission) operations. Must have extensive knowledge concerning both domestic and international flight planning. Prior to submission of flight data, will review and evaluate proposed flight plan for technical accuracy and compliance with appropriate directives.
5. Performs other related duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
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:
GS-07 -- Must have at least 12 months experience, education, or training in working with directives and regulations governing transportation of personnel, cargo or freight. Knowledge of freight rating, classification of carrier's agreement, and contracts for the transportation of personnel, cargo or freight. Experience which includes planning, organizing, and coordinating work.
GS-09 -- Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in arranging or procuring transportation for personnel, cargo or freight. Experience in pre and post auditing of freight bills, bills 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.
Knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs): a. Ability to assimilate and apply detailed rules and regulations/instructions.
b. Ability to accomplish routine administrative tasks.
c. Ability to prepare and deliver effective written and verbal communications to subordinate and supervisor levels while maintaining a proper working relationship with same.
d. Knowledge of Air Mobility Command (AMC) mission movement requirements and emergency action message procedures.
e. Knowledge of command post reporting procedures to include OPREP-3, SITREP and mission movement.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate or 30 semester hours for 12 months experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position (i.e., traffic management, business administration, etc.).
TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED IF USING EDUCATION AS SUBSTITUTION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.
COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: AFSC: 1CXXX Applicants do not have to possess this AFSC to be certified as qualified.
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants in the military grade listed below will be considered. Please include your military grade on your resume.
Maximum Military Rank/Grade: TSgt Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
Other Requirements: - For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed. PLEASE DO NOT SEND/FAX/COURIER/EMAIL ANY APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES TO THE ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE. To be considered for this position, 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. Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:
1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Your resume must have complete information: Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will not be considered for this position.
You may use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
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For this job announcement, the following documents are required:
Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)
Transcripts(Required if using education to substitute for experience)
Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, by fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
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.
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