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Salary: $104 887 - 136 357 per year
Published at: Feb 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Lead Cyber Planner leveraging experience as a Senior-skill-level cyberspace operations technical expert. 16th Air Force (16 AF), 690th Cyberspace Operations Group (690 COG), Commanders Support Staff (CSS), JBSA-Lackland.


Performs Planning Team Lead and resource management responsibilities. Leads team in Developing Planning (PLANORD), Execution (EXORD) and Operational (OPORD) orders directing 688th Cyberspace Wings Organizations and Base Communication Squadrons to meet USSCYBERCOM / AFCYBER / 688th Wing commander direction. Administers the Joint Planning Process. Employs joint planning methodologies towards complex cyberspace problem sets to achieve military objectives or effects in or through cyberspace. Leverages Technical Expertise. Applies broad knowledge of Information Assurance and Mission Assurance technologies such as COMSEC, COMPUSEC, EMSEC, and OPSEC, computer systems, digital communications systems, network protocols, and computer architectures; and computer security penetration tools and techniques towards complex problem sets to determine effects-based solutions.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
  • Position is designated special-sensitive and requires eligibility for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), other intelligence-related Special Sensitive information.
  • Involvement in Top Secret Special Access Programs (SAP) to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • 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 has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing.
  • Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.
  • The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit
  • A bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Cyber Operations is highly desired. The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Recall to duty may be a requirement of this position. Shift work may be required which may include overtime and/or irregular hours.
  • This position may include information assurance (IA) work as an additional duty. Per DoD 8570.01-M, the recipient of this additional duty must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties.
  • A waiver of this six-month requirement may be granted per DoD 8570.01-M, C3.2.4.2 or C3.2.4.3. Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in the reassignment of this additional duty to another employee within the organization.


This is a GG-13 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-13 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Senior" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-13 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job. In order to qualify, you must meet the quality experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Information Technology (IT) Management Series, 2210 (Alternative A). NOTE: You must meet both the Basic Qualifications and Specialized Experience requirements stated below: BASIC REQUIREMENTS: For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. NOTE: IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ABOVE APPLICANT MUST ALSO MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, practices, procedures, and regulations applicable to DoD, AF, MAJCOM exercises, contingency, and war planning strategies, sufficient to perform difficult, but important assignments. Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of cyber plans and programs related to conducting readiness operations and resolving conventional problems in conformance with established criteria. Knowledge of military AF structure, missions, programs and organizational relationships and program goals and objectives, management and organizational techniques, exercise planning and processes for use in a wide variety of analytical cyber force readiness evaluations and studies. Knowledge of cutting-edge information technology particularly advances in Cyberspace Operations, security, and related networks. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency. 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, concepts, and theories of Cyber Operations, and the standard practices, methods, and tactics, techniques, procedures of the occupation sufficient to perform difficult and complex, but important assignments. 2. Knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, as well as measurement of data to plan, schedule, and conduct projects and studies to evaluate and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations to include adapting or developing new or modified methods. 3. Knowledge of cyber operations to perform studies and prepare reports, briefings, documentation, and correspondence to communicate factual and procedural information clearly. Ability to clearly and effectively discuss and present program objectives, managerial tasks, and technical information verbally and in writing to management and professional personnel at all levels within DoD and other government agencies within timelines prescribed by regulation or management. 4. Ability to learn and apply analytical investigative techniques to accomplish work in the subject-matter field. Ability to effectively perform in both leadership and followership roles as part of teams comprised of military, federal civilian, and contract employees from within and outside of the employee's work center and unit. This includes effective interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to plan, organize work, and consult effectively with co-workers, as well as the ability to recognize and assume informal leadership and followership roles as appropriate to the team tasking and dynamics. 5. Advanced knowledge and skill in identifying, analyzing, articulating, and executing program goals and objectives, work processes, and administrative operations of the organization in support of major issues and operational challenges. 6. Skill in developing new or modified work methods, processes, or information protection procedures; and ability to develop and articulate technical direction and approaches to formulating interoperability plans, implementation plans, and contingency plans involving communications and connectivity between major command and control systems; proficiency in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations. 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 IC - Air Force DCIPS 550 C Street W JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150 US
  • Name: Total Force Service Center
  • Phone: 1-800-525-0102
  • Email: [email protected]


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