Job opening: PROTECTION ANALYST
Salary: $100 703 - 130 911 per year
Published at: Sep 01 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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The primary purpose of this position is execute major segments of the Department of Defense and United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) mission assurance and protection activities.
Serves as the USSPACECOM Mission Assurance Subject Mater Expert for Space Systems.
Develop/maintain the USSPACECOM protection plan, prioritized Critical Asset List (pCAL), and "other" protection programs.
Supports USSPACECOM J3 decision processes and supports other branches within the USSPACECOM J34.
Supports studies of large-scale complex projects.
- U.S. Citizenship Required.
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
- If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
- This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
- May occasionally be required to work irregular duty hours to include overtime and/or emergency overtime.
- Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station in performance of temporary duty assignment (TDY) to include travelling on military or commercial aircraft.
- Position may be recalled to duty.
- Incumbent may be required to take part in test alerts and exercises.
- Disclosure of Political Appointments.
- At least one year of experience in a space related job; preferably working in Space Mission Assurance, or on a space weapon system (operations or acquisitions) highly preferred.
- Experience in developing or implementing a Protection Plan and pCAL; SMADs, FADE, and/or MARM systems; Identifying Task Assets (TA), Task Critical Assets (TCAs), and nominating Defense Critical Assets (DCAs) highly preferred.
- NRO and SAP level experience is preferred.
- Centrally Managed Position. PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations.
(Cont.) Conditions of Employment:
Position is designated special-sensitive and requires a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with eligibility for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), other intelligence-related Special Sensitive information, or involvement in Top Secret Special Access Programs (SAP) to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. A nondisclosure agreement must be signed.
This position has been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety. Therefore, incumbent is required to: (a) refrain from the use of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription medication, and (b) if requested, submit to urinalysis testing on short notice. Incumbent must pass initial and may be selected for random drug testing. May be subject to reasonable suspicion testing and safety mishap or accident testing.
Incumbent is subject to uncommon tour of duty hours to include proficiency shifts, rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays on an infrequent basis. Extended shift work (12 hours), and off-duty hours on-call, particularly during Command exercises, special events, and emergencies.
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, Miscellaneous Administration and Program Series, GS-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 comprehensive knowledge of DoD Mission Assurance policies and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of military adaptive planning process; skill in coordinating extensive projects in assigned areas of responsibility; projects are characterized by high visibility, unusual urgency, program criticality, and high complexity; mastery of research techniques and the ability to obtain information concerning subject studies so as to be able to perform sound analysis of highly complex command level issues; ability to identify the significant variables and determine their underlying relationships; ability to plan/organize projects, lead analytical study teams and negotiate effectively with management and counterparts in other directorates and external organizations. Expert knowledge of analytical and evaluation methods for determining the effectiveness of various courses of action pertaining to strategic operation plans; knowledge of the military command structure, missions, programs and organizational relationships and program goals/objectives; the sequence and timing of key issues and milestones; and methods of evaluating the effectiveness of adaptive planning for Headquarters United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) and other combatant commands and in-depth understanding of USSPACECOM policies, regulations, strategies and precedents so as to research, develop and advocate war fighting concepts and to advise other organizations and units, both internal and external, that require USSPACECOM forces/capabilities.
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. Knowledge of technical, academic, and operational USSPACECOM-related systems and architectures.
2. Knowledge of the DoD critical infrastructure and mission assurance programs and guidelines to include specified USSPACECOM responsibilities across DoD and agencies.
3. Knowledge of critical infrastructure protection concepts, principles, and practices related to the USSPACECOM and joint risk analysis methodology and operational risk management.
4. Knowledge of USSPACECOM mission requirements, USSPACECOM infrastructure, including broad-based technical knowledge of current command and control systems, long-haul communications systems (both terrestrial and space-based) and operations platforms.
5. Ability to lead study teams; originate new ideas, projects, and methodologies; communicate effectively, both in speaking and in writing; negotiate complex issues; and maintain good working relations.
6. Skills in spoken and written communications and presentation graphics for both preparing and presenting staffing packages and senior-leader briefings. Skill in evaluating and resolving problems and seeking out problems and relies on technical and managerial skills to resolve.
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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address SPACECOM
250 Vandenberg Street
Peterson SFB, CO 80914
- Name: Total Force Service Center
- Phone: 1-800-525-0102
- Email: [email protected]