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Process Improvement Officer (Military Requirement)

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Applicants must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve. For questions concerning military eligibility please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualification Center at . Permanent Full Time This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Officer position. Air Reserve Technicians are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL UPCOMING LIKE POSITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN. CERTIFICATES MAY BE ESTABLISHED AND USED FOR 90 DAYS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.
_The Government's most important asset is its people._
Must be a United States Citizen Incentives will not be offered. Military AFSC and Grade: 016R4/Col Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Director of Analyses, Assessment, Lessons Learned, and AFSO21 Directorate (A9) at a major command (MAJCOM) responsible for directing the activities of the Directorate. This position is located in Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRC) Directorate of Analyses, Assessment, Lessons Learned and AFSO21 at Robins AFB GA.
The incumbent provides leadership for analysis, assessment, lessons learned and AFS021 activities throughout the Air Force Reserve Command and HQ Air Force. The incumbent interfaces directly with HAF/A9, AF Studies and Analysis, Assessments and Lessons Learned and SAF/USM Director, AF Office of Business Transformation and Deputy Chief Management Officer, Air Force Lead MAJCOMS and AF/RE.
Responsibilities include: managing MAJCOM programs to meet command, Air Force and DoD-wide mission objectives; exercising full supervisory personnel management responsibilities (includes three divisions); and, serving as the senior technical advisor to the Commander/Vice Commander/Deputy Chief of the Air Force Reserve providing guidance, counsel, and advice on all issues concerning analysis, Assessment, Lessons Learned and AFS021 program and solutions to controversial and highly sensitive situations.
You must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 or qualifying pay band or other pay systems in the Federal Government which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position. Typically, this would involve providing senior leadership at a major command in performing management analyst duties. These duties would include planning, organizing and directing team work participating in activities involving analysis and assessment, Lessons Learned (LL) and continuous process improvement (CPI) throughout the Military, OR any directly related executive experience in analytical and process improvement. (To be creditable, experience you perceive must meet the above quality level requirements).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required are:
(1) Ability to plan, organize and direct the functions, supervise, mentor, motivate and apprise the staff through subordinate supervisors (2) Knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, including qualitative and quantitative techniques (3) Knowledge of the substantive nature of military missions and functions, programs, policies, objectives, management principles and processes (4) Knowledge of basic budgetary and financial management principles and techniques as they relate to long range planning of programs and objectives (5) Knowledge of process improvement techniques and lessons learned for application to the MAJCOM's areas of concern
Substitution of Education for Experience: None
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
(1) The incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. Work schedules will be so aligned to allow the individual to function fully on unit training assembly (UTA) weekends. (2) Position requires a background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance. Must be eligible for security clearance required for the position. (3) If selected for an ART Officer position, you will be required to sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment. Incumbent must be willing to move/transfer to another unit/location on a lateral or promotion as directed by Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command. (4) This is a key management position: incumbent is required to formulate, determine or influence training policies of the unit to which assigned. (5) Incumbent must possess demonstrated leadership and managerial abilities essential to successful accomplishment of the responsibilities inherent in a senior command position. (6) Employee may be subject to random drug testing. (7) If selected for this ART Officer position, you will be required to provide a Financial Disclosure Statement (OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).
Please note if duplicate/multiple application materials are submitted, we will consider the most recent submission as the one of record. If you do not meet the screen-out questions, you will not receive any further consideration. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) for the positionlisted under 'Qualifications Required' and quality categories as shown below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Qualified applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category. Each applicant will receive an initial rating based solely on their responses to the assessment questionnaire. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. The final rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the KSAs required for this position.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: _ Best Qualified- _ Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. _ Highly Qualified- _ Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. _ Qualified- _ Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability as identified in the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed under 'Qualifications Required' as they relate to the position for which you are applying.
Your application must be completed online or faxed to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) . The Special Examining Unit office does not accept applications by e-mail, regular mail, fax or in person. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package byMonday, December 01, 2014, which includes:
1. Your Resume
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) onMonday, December 01, 2014. Incomplete application packages will not be considered and will receive an ineligible rating.
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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover
using the following Vacancy ID1259287. Fax your documents to .
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
The following documents are required:
Your Resume - Work experience sections must show inclusive dates (month/year) and number of hours worked per week. If in a Reserve component, you should also identify any man-days or active duty days (total number of days and hours) within the corresponding work experience block, if applicable. Current civil service employees claiming credit for experience that would not normally be part of your primary duties must provide documentation, signed by your supervisor, which verifies the performance of other duties and the percentage of time the other duties were performed. Additional information on what your resume must contain can be found on the following link
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:

Veterans' Preference Documentation, if applicable - To successfully claim veterans' preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.
If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, please see the information below.
COPY OF DD 214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY PROVIDED MUST IDENTIFY TYPE OF SEPARATION, CHARACTER OF SERVICE AND NARRATIVE REASON FOR SEPARATION.

Claims for 5-Point Veterans' Preference. Submit official documentation such as a (1) DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - Member 4 copy (2) Virtual MPF awards and decoration printout; or (3) Statement of Service Letter signed by a Military Personnelist or other authorizing official (Commander of your unit or higher headquarters) to include your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of Discharge and Character of Service (for members in a Reserve component, the letter must clearly identify 180 consecutive days of active duty, not for training).
If selected, you will be required to submit a copy of your DD 214 prior to entering on duty.

Claims for 10-Point Veterans' Preference. Submit the following documents: (1) Standard Form 15, pages 1&2 (Revised 10/13 or later; previous editions are unusable); (2) a letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later identifying percentage of disability. The Employment Letter is the preferred supporting documentation. It can be requested through the Veterans Administration by calling ; and (3) a DD 214. If sufficient information is not provided for 10-point preference, 5-point tentative preference may be granted based on criteria as identified above for 5-Point Veterans' Preference.
For further details on veterans preference, please refer to the OPM VetGuide /.
The above mentioned forms may be obtained from the Air Force Reserve website .
Applications will be processed for rating after the close date of this announcement. Applicants will receive a Notice of Results (NOR) via Application Manager approximately 2 days after the announcement closes. Your rating on this
automated NOR will be based strictly on your answers to the questionnaire. You may receive another NOR via email once your application is rated by a Human Resources Specialist and it may reflect a different rating or veterans' preference from the initial notice of results. Qualified candidates may be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program . In addition to your take-home pay, clickhere for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the 'Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success)' website / to obtain this VMET information.
For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit web site at
Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date. Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position. Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified categories to be considered well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. For information on military spouse preference, please refer to web site /#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
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