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Primary Purpose to plan, organize and direct all C-17 flight operations conducted by the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings. Act as the direct liaison between the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings, Air Mobility Command operations division and 618th Aerospace Operations Center. Function as the Wing's Director of Airlift Operations allocating resources, tasking flying squadron.
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Administrative and Management Positions for Transportation Operations Series,2150
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems (may have been obtained in the federal service, military, or public sector). My experience includes experience in 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 the worldwide DoD airlift system, route sets, prioritization and scheduling policies. Comprehensive knowledge of C-17 operations policies, principles and practices. Comprehensive knowledge of flight plans, clearance authorities and restrictions, route planning, Organized Track System, airways, and air refueling procedures. Expert knowledge of 437th/315th AW policies and processes used by base agencies to provide mission support services. In-depth knowledge of C-17 aircraft performance capabilities and limitations including range, fuel requirements, configuration, loading, weight and balance restrictions, runway/taxiway/ apron size and weight limits and C-17 take-off/landing performance. Mastery of C-17 aircrew management regulatory guidance governing crew rest, flight training/limitations, crew composition requirements, airlift stage operations, alerting procedures, tactical event capabilities/limitations and crew duty/flight duty periods.
EDUCATION: I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; 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.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: I have less than the full amount of specialized experience described in "A" above; however, I have completed some education as described in "B" above. Therefore, I have a combination of experience as described in "A" and education as described in "B" above. NOTE: You must submit copies of your 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.
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. Comprehensive knowledge and substantial skill in applying an extensive body of airlift/air transportation regulations, methods
and practices. Significant experience in worldwide flight planning and interpretation of flying instructions, Flight Information
Publications (FLIP), visual and instrument flight rules, Federal Aviation Regulations, airfield information, en route supplements
and issues affecting flight safety. Familiarity with obtaining diplomatic clearances and visas. Comprehensive knowledge of C-17
performance capabilities and limitations. Heavy transport aircrew experience highly desired.
2. Mastery of C-17 aircrew management policies, procedures and regulations governing crew rest, flight training/limitations,
crew composition requirements for various mission types, airlift stage operations, alert postures/alerting procedures, tactical
event capabilities/limitations and crew duty/flight duty periods.
3. Practical knowledge of various computer systems that pertain to transportation/air refueling operations and those systems
required to perform the work (Global Decision Support System (GDSS), Single Mobility System (SMS), Airlift Mission
Planning (AMP) etc.). Practical knowledge of office software and equipment to include Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and basic
word processing to support office operations and produce a variety of reports and briefings.
4. Extensive ability to autonomously coordinate complex issues and resolve a variety of difficult problems, often involving
different and unrelated functions. Significant skill in effectively engaging with base, MAJCOM, DoD and other government
agencies, resolving conflicts and negotiating positions while representing the Operations Group Commander's perspective.
Considerable tact and solid judgment are essential to perform duties effectively while under pressure of heavy workload
involving multiple taskings and short deadlines.
5. Considerable skill planning, organizing work, meeting deadlines and leading small teams in a fast-paced and dynamic
environment. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to include the ability to provide presentations and
briefings to senior leadership. Skill in gathering and analyzing data, developing metrics and reports, and providing advice and
technical guidance to installation leadership and organizations.
6. Ability to assimilate the entirety of diverse C-17 operational factors including human factors, assess risks to life, property or
successful mission completion and modify mission parameters/propose changes to mitigate or eliminate this risk.
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.