Job opening: PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Salary: $82 830 - 107 680 per year
Published at: Sep 22 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as AFJROTC program administration specialist, participates in the planning, developing, and establishing program guidance, assessments, requirements, and advisory services for the Air Force-wide program to external and internal customers.
Program Manager, Administrator and Subject Matter Expert for the Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) Flight Academy. Manages the end-to-end processes for Chief of Staff of the Air Force Private Pilot Scholarship Program (i.e. Flight Academy) and other summer scholarship programs.
Establishes, defines, and implements requirements for the AFJROTC Flight Academy to ensure operations are in line with regulatory requirements, support goals, and mission requirements.
Provides advisory services to managers, supervisors, and employees on the Flight Academy and other summer scholarship opportunities. Communicates with heads of organizational elements to negotiate, decide on, schedule, and coordinate supporting services and resources provided through a matrix organization.
Oversees professional educational and vocational programs and represents the Flight Academy with a variety of functional area organizations.
Participates in special studies and projects related to cadet programs. Advises managers in strategic planning and determines immediate and long-range program/training and technology needs.
- 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
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- Must be able and willing to submit to a background investigation to verify suitability for employment.
- Work may require extensive travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
- This is a TERM Position. NTE 31 JAN 2026
- All federal employees are required to have direct deposit
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.
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 include knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods to develop, monitor, and analyze applicable statistical data to track and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of programs in order to meet strategic goals and plan improvements to include knowledge of sustainment program inspection requirements, reports, and program terms, as well as knowledge of common management principles to provide advisory services and inspect assigned programs.
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-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 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 the principles, theories, techniques, practices, mission, and organizational structure of the specific program and or functional field to support Air Force wide personnel/manpower/services program administration responsibilities, knowledge of the laws, regulations, principles, and practices of personnel/manpower/services program administration.
2. Professional knowledge of education theories, principles, procedures, and practices of secondary, adult, and continuing education as well as an understanding of guidance counseling methods/techniques to develop an accredited program and knowledge of civilian/military programs, objectives, policies, procedures, and/or requirements in parallel business and industry organizations to administer comprehensive training programs/services.
3. Knowledge of sustainment program inspection requirements, reports, and program terms, as well as knowledge of common management principles to provide advisory services and inspect assigned programs.
4. Skill in planning, developing, and directing adult education/training programs to include gathering facts, evaluating education/training needs, and making adjustments and improvements to accommodate program/service changes within existing resources without sacrificing quality/quantity.
5. Ability to prepare special studies and staff reports, including the ability to meet emergency and/or changing program requirements within available resources and with minimum sacrifice of quality or quantity of work.
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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 Maxwell AFB
50 Lemay Plaza South
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112
- Name: Total Force Service Center
- Phone: 1-800-525-0102
- Email: [email protected]