Air National Guard PROGRAM ANALYST in Andrews AFB, Maryland
Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an action officer at the Air Staff level at the ANG Readiness Center and to provide AF and ANG military aviation ops expertise in planning and developing capability requirements, program management, acquisition, and funding execution in support of modernizing the ANG forces for overseas and domestic response missions. Responsibilities Applying Air Force military aviation operations experience, analyzes major Air Force programs to provide planning, programming, and budget guidance to facilitate the identification and determination of (cont. below). (cont.) alternative ways to achieve the best mix of forces, equipment, and support attainable, within fiscal constraints, for major mission and operational plans. Applying Air Force military aviation operations experience, performs ongoing evaluation and analysis of the execution of the planning, programming, and budget actions in support of the Air Force and ANG mission. Maintains continuous liaison with other Air Staff, service HQ counterparts, DOD offices to integrate AF support actions for the purpose of assisting, planning, execution of large volume procurements to meet requirements of the USAF and ANG. Develops and manages capability requirements for the domestic response and war fighting major weapons systems IAW JCSI 3170 ensuring the ANG forces remain relevant, reliable, and possess parallel and equivalent capabilities to the active duty forces. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-12, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes analyzing and assessing program management applications (planning, development, acquisition, system engineering and logistics support) to implement higher headquarters processes and procedures for program management; performing ongoing evaluation and analysis of the execution of planning, programming and budget actions in support of an assigned mission; maintaining liaison with various entities to integrate agency actions for the purpose of assisting in planning and executing a large volume procurements to meet consolidate requirements; knowledge of airpower and programs goals and objectives; knowledge of aviation operations; ability to apply air operations, budget and contracting processes to assigned program and/or weapons systems. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency. 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-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. 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. Expert knowledge of air power and program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key operational events and milestones, and methods of evaluating the effectiveness of planning actions as related to actual events. 2. Knowledge of the relationship of the various Air Force/ Air Guard entities involved in overall planning and execution of military operations and programs. 3. Knowledge of ANG aviation operations as it applies to assigned programs. 4. Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessing and improvement of airpower plans and programs for conducting budget and contracting program decisions. 5. Ability to apply air operations, budget, and contracting processes to assigned programs and/or weapons systems; and ability to negotiate complex issues and maintain good working relations. 6. Familiarity with business practices and market conditions applicable to program and technical requirements sufficient to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility, and/or contractor performance. 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. Education Additional Information 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. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11169387. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here. Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities please click here. Subsequently, FTR Bulletin 20-04 issued by GSA, provides further information regarding NDAA FY2020, Public Law 116-92, and the expansion of eligibility beyond "transferred" for WTA/RITA allowances. For additional information, please click here.