Job opening: PROGRAM ANALYST
Salary: $104 400 - 135 724 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
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The primary purpose of this position is: To serve as a senior campaign analyst (deterrence and assurance) and deliberate planning subject matter expert (SME) responsible for developing and interpreting U.S. policies and strategies underpinning operations to compete, deter, or defeat key adversaries and assure allies.
Develops comprehensive plans and prepares operations annexes that are fully integrated into command plans and theater support plans.
Develops and informs policy development/guidance.
Performs complete studies of major scope or large-scale projects covering topics related to deterrence, assurance, competition, and campaign and/or deliberate planning including plans synchronization with other Combatant Commands, Services, the Joint Staff, OSD Policy, other government agencies, and allied/partner nations modifying/adapting techniques to fit situations, some requiring innovative approaches.
Builds and leads matrixed teams to develop a coordinated strategy of adversary competition as well as ally and partner engagement. .
Participates in command contingency planning operations and peacetime exercises that support adaptive planning at USSTRATCOM and other regional combatant commands.
- 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 posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- Advance in hire may be authorized if there is demonstrable proof provided on your resume
- The employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret SCI clearance as a condition of employment.
- The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours including evenings, weekends, or holidays. Shift work is required when supporting 24/7 operations during exercises, war games, or actual crisis scenarios.
- Recall to duty, overtime, and/or emergency overtime may be a requirement of this position.
- Work may require travel away from the normal duty station to include travel by military or commercial aircraft.
- This is a Centrally Managed position in the Operations career field.
The position is designated by the Air Force as a testing designated position under the civilian drug testing program. It is mandatory for the incumbent to refrain from the use of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription medication. If requested, the incumbent must submit to urinalysis testing.
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, Management and Program Analysis Series 0343
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 (may have been obtained in the federal service, military, or private sector). Examples of specialized experience includes expert knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods for determining the effectiveness of various courses of action pertaining to strategic operational plans. Mastery of assigned annex area deterrence theory, operations concepts, and employment tactics, techniques, and procedures. Skill and expertise in policy development, contingency and crisis planning, and analysis sufficient to serve as a senior analyst tasked with integrating emerging military capabilities into USSTRATCOM command plans and theater support plans.
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:
Knowledge of processes and procedures for developing, implementing, and executing Campaign Plans and Operations Plans, to included in-depth knowledge of the Executive Branch, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Staff, the Interagency and military command relationships. Knowledge of and ability to implement the military adaptive planning process.
Knowledge of military doctrine and capabilities, deterrence and assurance theory; and a deep understanding and cultural awareness of key strategic political, military, and economic systems and historical events. Ability to postulate second- and third-order affects as it relates to the execution of U.S. OAIs against global adversaries, allies, and partners.
Expert knowledge of specific subject area policy, strategy, doctrine, and capabilities. Ability to apply quantitative and qualitative techniques and to develop, adapt, modify, and apply models to solve problems or define and clarify alternative solutions for management.
Advanced knowledge of processes and procedures for the implementation and execution of war plans to include in-depth knowledge of the National Command Authority; Executive Branch relationships and agreements; and DoD, Joint Staff, and departmental structures and relationships. Ability to organize and lead cross-functional matrixed teams of Joint Service, civilian, and contractor technical new ideas, projects, and methodologies and to design, build, program, and use models and simulation techniques to facilitate findings.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; negotiate complex issues; and maintain good working relations. Ability to execute projects and/or studies within established financial and/or time constraints.
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 US Strategic Command
105 Washington Square
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
- Name: Total Force Service Center
- Phone: 1-800-525-0102
- Email: [email protected]