U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide OPERATIONS PLANNING SPECIALIST in Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
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 a CENTCOM plans specialist and branch chief who coordinates with the CCMDs and other MAJCOMs to ensure AFGSC assets are correctly and effectively being captured in operational plans.
Using Air Force military rated aviator or missile officer experience, actively participates in strategic planning to
improve CENTCOM base operational plans (OPLANS) and ensure AFGSC equities are correctly captured in the
Applying Air Force military rated aviator or missile officer expertise, performs a broad range of highly complex
and controversial qualitative and quantitative analyses of programs, policies, and issues...(CONT)
(CONT) which have major impact on national deterrence policy in the development of long-range plans such as war, mobilization, and similar operations or contingency plans.
Represents AFGSC with a variety of installation and functional area organizations.
Prepares and delivers oral presentations such as briefings, training sessions, consultations, and strategy sessions with other staff service functions and activities to secure cooperation...(CONT)
(CONT) resolve controversial matters and convey information relative to proposed changes in assigned plans and programs.
Conditions of Employment
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, Miscellaneous Administration and Program Series, 0301. 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 in-depth knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to participate in the assessment and improvement of command level plans and programs for conducting major operations such as war, mobilization, deployment, exercise, acquisition, or similar operations. Prior military experience as a pilot, navigator, aircrew member, or missile officer; with specialized experience related to Air Force Global Strike Command substantive weapon systems. 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. 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. In-depth knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to participate in the assessment and improvement of command level plans and programs for conducting major operations such as war, mobilization,deployment, exercise, acquisition, or similar operations. Prior military experience as a pilot, navigator, aircrew member, or missile officer; with specialized experience related to Air Force Global Strike Command substantive weapon systems, is highly desirable. 2. Knowledge of agency program goals and objectives; the sequence and timing of key operational events and milestones; methods of evaluating the effectiveness of planning actions related to actual events; and the relationship of the various command entities involved in overall program planning and execution of military operations and evaluation of the same. 3. Knowledge of and skill in the application of agency global strike command level plans and programs related to conducting Aerospace Expeditionary Force major operations within the Deliberate Planning Process. 4. Ability to plan and conduct comprehensive studies and prepare solutions to broad, important, and complex military operational and contingency problems. 5. Ability to plan, organize, and lead others in studies or projects and to negotiate effectively with senior analysts and management to accept and implement recommendations, where proposals involve substantial resources, and require extensive changes in established concepts and procedures. 6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, negotiate complex issues, and maintain good working relationships. 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.
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