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Job opening: HISTORIAN

Salary: $72 553 - 94 317 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Mar 26 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is: To manage and conduct the History Program at DAF Agency authorized a historian (hereafter referred to as "agency") at home station and deployed locations.

Duties

Researches and writes Agency and DAF history. Conducts special studies and creates other historical products such as oral histories. Provides research and reference services. Participates in wartime and contingency operations; deploys to contingency locations.

Requirements

  • 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
  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • At a minimum, qualification requirements stipulated by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for the 0170 occupational series must be met. Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
  • The position will require the employee to work under adverse environmental and physical conditions such as operating in a high threat area; limited medical facilities; limited environmental controls (heating and air-conditioning); (cont)
  • (cont) living in tents; little or no privacy; limited shower and latrine facilities
  • Incumbent will exhibit professionalism, diplomacy and tact in daily interactions, high-pressure situations and while interacting with high ranking foreign and U.S. officials
  • This position is Emergency-Essential. In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent, or designated alternate, must continue to perform the Emergency-Essential duties until relieved by proper authority. The incumbent or the designated (cont)
  • (cont) alternate may be required to take part in readiness exercises. This position cannot be vacated during national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the organization to function effectively
  • This meets the criteria of an Emergency-Essential position and requires that the incumbent, or the designated alternate, be removed from any military recall status. Employee must sign DD Form 2365 as a condition of employment." (cont)
  • (cont) This requirement cannot be changed from "Yes" to "No" without the approval of the AF /HO Career Field Manager
  • Must meet physical requirements for immediate worldwide deployment to remote locations that may not have adequate medical facilities. Work will require frequent or long-term CONUS or OCONUS travel away from normal duty station
  • The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. A valid driver's license is required for the position
  • The incumbent must pass an initial pre-employment medical examination, periodic medical examinations and required physical fitness/physical agility tests. The incumbent must immediately report to his supervisor any significant medical (cont)
  • (cont) threshold shifts in health status and/or medication requirements. Selectee must meet requirements specified on SF 78, Certificate of Medical Examination for position at overseas/deployed locations due to the following. (cont)

Qualifications

Continuation of Conditions of Employment: The duties of this position require moderate physical exertion involving walking and standing, possible use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself or others is disqualifying. The theater commander may specify theater unique medical/physical deplorability criteria. Emergency Essential/deployment related medical /dental/ psychological examinations and required immunizations are at no expense to the employee Position requires access to firearms. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence may not occupy this position in accordance with the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended 30 Sep 96. Employee must sign DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition Incumbent must be qualified in the use of required weapons, as the incumbent will be required to use firearms in performing duties Selection for this position is contingent upon proof of U. S. Citizenship Mobility is a condition of employment. The employee must sign an Air Force-wide mobility agreement The employee must attend and successfully complete the Historian Training Course within 9 months of being hired Must obtain and maintain a government travel card This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction 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 duties of this position meet all requirements as a category 4 designation and shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the parent Federal Agency or office to function effectively. This position must be removed from the Ready Reserve and CAN NOT become a member of the Ready Reserve. (IAW: DoDD 1200.7, "Screening the Ready Reserve" This is a Mission-Essential position performing a Mission-Critical-Function which must continue uninterrupted after the occurrence of an emergency and continued through full resumption of all functions A pre-employment physical is a condition of employment This is a Centrally Managed Position in the 0170 Series, Historian Air Force and Museums Program (AFHMP) Field. DNRP is authorized In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions History Series, 0170 +IOR. BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Degree: History; or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history. OR Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. NOTE: You must submit a copy of transcripts. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: I meet the basic education requirements for the GS-0170-11 and I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 (or higher) grade level or equivalent pay systems which includes knowledge of professional historical principles, concepts, methodology, and techniques including historical and organizational research. Knowledge and general understanding of federal government history programs and current operations, policies, programs, and activities. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to use techniques required in conducting oral history interviews. Ability to collect, organize, and interrelate large amounts of diversely formatted data (including digital) drawn from a wide variety of sources. Ability to prepare a narrative that presents a balanced and realistic picture of the subject. Ability to critically evaluate sources of information and establish validity of historical facts. NOTE: You must submit copies of your college transcripts. OR EDUCATION: 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college transcripts. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirement is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college 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. 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 professional historical principles, concepts, methodology, and techniques including historical and organizational research. 2. Knowledge and general understanding of federal government history programs and current operations, policies, programs, and activities. 3. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to use techniques required in conducting oral history interviews. 4. Ability to collect, organize, and interrelate large amounts of diversely formatted data (including digital) drawn from a wide variety of sources. 5. Ability to prepare a narrative that presents a balanced and realistic picture of the subject. 6. Ability to critically evaluate sources of information and establish validity of historical facts. 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.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Contacts

  • Address AF Historical Research Agency - Maxwell AFB 600 Chennault Circle Maxwell AFB, AL 36112 US
  • Name: Total Force Service Center
  • Phone: 1-800-525-0102
  • Email: [email protected]

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