Air Mobility Command AIR OPERATIONS SPECIALIST in McConnell AFB, Kansas
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 plan and manage all KC-135/KC-135RT operations conducted by the 22d Air Refueling Wing. Directs and executes current operations short range planning and reporting functions to include planning, scheduling, flight following and support activities of five military mission planners. Responsibilities Performs rapid/emergency reaction and high profile worldwide KC-135 movements and also performs other actions as necessary to support SAAM, JCS and AMC tasked missions. Coordinates with all users of wing assets worldwide. Performs a continuous liaison with airfield managers, base support agencies and tanker/airlift control elements as required by the mission's nature and magnitude. Chairs meetings of representatives of all major base support activities to interpret fragmentary orders received under contingency and exercise conditions. Serves as staff specialist advising senior wing staff on complex strategic and combat delivery tanker and airlift issues. Develops, analyzes, evaluates and maintains KC-135 operations planning metrics for senior leadership assimilation to include the collection, processing, and analysis of operational data. 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, Transportation Operations Series, 2150. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes maintaining, retailing, purchasing, or procurement of automotive, rail, air, bus, or other transportation equipment or services, or in the operation of a commercial transportation facility or terminal. This experience must have demonstrated knowledge of fleet operations; familiarity with Federal, State, and municipal regulations governing the use of transportation vehicles; and the maintenance of inventories and cost computations; Comprehensive knowledge of KC-135 operations policies, principles and practices; Broad knowledge of Air Force KC-135 operations policies, principles, and practices of the wing functional activities to develop tanker/airlift missions; Knowledge of KC-135 performance capabilities and limitations to include range, fuel requirements, configuration, loading, takeoff data and weight restrictions; Knowledge of the Foreign Clearance Guide and worldwide diplomatic clearance requirements for transiting aircraft to ensure over-flight clearances are granted. OR EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. if related LL.M.,; education must have major field of study in accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, nautical science, marine affairs, marine engineering, marine transportation, or other fields related to the position. NOTE: You must submit copies of your transcripts. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of transcripts. 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. 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. Knowledge of a wide range of KC-135 operations policies, principles, practices, operational concepts, procedures and guidelines. Knowledge of aircraft performance capabilities and limitations. Knowledge of KC-135 operations directives, plans, regulations, techniques, systems and processes. Knowledge of organic operations policies, capabilities, restrictions, limitations, practices, and requirements data. 2. Skill in conducting KC-135 employment studies and detailed analysis of complex functions and processes. Knowledge of various computer systems that pertain to transportation/air refueling operations and knowledge of diplomatic clearance requirements worldwide so missions planned to over fly land in countries requiring clearance will be properly cleared. 3. Knowledge of flight operations, visual and instrument flight rules, Federal Aviation Regulations, airfield information and restrictions, en route supplements, etc. Skill to communicate effectively, both verbal and written. 4. Knowledge of flying instructions, Flight Information Publications (FLIP) documents, guidelines and worldwide route planning, international airway routes and structure, oceanic routes, controlled and special use airspace, aeronautical charts, airways and flight safety issues. 5. Knowledge of aircrew flying limitations and crew rest requirements. 6. Ability to develop a mission itinerary. 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 IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. 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. 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 11658365. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. 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