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Salary: $60 823 - 79 070 per year
Published at: May 16 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: plan, manage, coordinate, advise, execute, and train on matters pertaining to protocol for a tenant wing. To serve as event planner for visits by distinguished visitors and groups for special purpose meetings and conferences, awards presentations, and various ceremonies.


Provides policy and procedural guidance for the Commander, Vice Commander, Director of Staff, and other applicable personnel concerning proper protocol requirements for visiting dignitaries, military ceremonies conferences, official meetings, briefings, social functions, and special projects. Serves as protocol advisor to the Commander, staff, and functional installation-level points of contact. Custodian for Official Representation Funds (ORF) and Special Morale and Welfare (SM&W) Funds for events/activities for host and associate AF units. Prepares and updates presentations, protocol briefings/reports, correspondence and performs special projects.


  • Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • PCS will not be paid.
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • This is a Testing Designated Position. The employee is subject to random testing for drugs.
  • May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft to accomplish temporary duty.
  • May be expected to perform duties outside of normal scheduled duty hours to include weekends, holidays, and overtime.
  • Subject to being on-call to support mission requirements and during periods of high activity. These irregular hours are usually not forecasted and require flexibility on the part of the member.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
  • Employee must possess a valid state driver’s license.
  • This is a Mission Essential (ME) position. IAW DoDI 3020-42 this position has been locally or command designated as Mission Essential (ME); needed to ensure the continued operation of mission essential functions of the activity.
  • Mission Essential personnel may be required to report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.
  • Employee must possess the ability to perform moderate physical activity involving lifting, brisk walking, and standing for long periods of time.
  • May be required to carry a phone or radio during on and off-duty hours.
  • Employee must be able to attend a two week Protocol fundamentals training course at Maxwell AFB, AL.
  • Pre employment physical is required.


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 and Administrative and Management Positions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience include: (1) applying analytical and evaluative planning methods, procedures, and techniques to conventional issues concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of protocol operations; (2) Implementing organizational programs, mission, and functions of the assigned organization and agency in order to plan, schedule, and coordinate protocol responsibilities; (3) Executing proper protocol courtesies on visitors primarily from within the Department of Defense; (4) Researching special protocol and visiting requirements of high ranking officials to include general officers on occasion as well as knowledge required to determine appropriate procedures, honors and level of involvement required by organization leadership. OR EDUCATION: Successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D.,(if related) in a field related to the position being filled. Education at the graduate level must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts. OR A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours may be combined with experience. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your 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-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 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, and ability to successfully apply military protocol, etiquette manuals and guides, USAF and Command policies, regulations, agency policy, practices and procedures to organize and oversee protocol events. 2. Knowledge of, and ability to successfully apply standard protocol courtesies to be accorded to distinguished visitors primarily from the United States and within the Department of Defense. 3. Detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of regulations and procedures affecting Official Representation Funds (ORF), Special Morale and Welfare (SM&W) Funds and Operations and Maintenance Funds (O&M) and skill in applying basic resource, budget and funds management. 4. Knowledge of organizational components and functions located throughout the agency. 5. Ability to independently plan individual workload to meet deadlines and coordinate event support requirements with a variety of organizations and use various office automation software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 6. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. 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.


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.


ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
  • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
  • Branch of Armed Forces
  • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
  • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
  • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
  • Expected character of service (honorable or general) and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
  • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
  • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt


  • Address JBSA Lackland AFB 1720 Patrick Street JBSA Lackland AFB, TX 78236 US
  • Name: Total Force Service Center
  • Phone: 1-800-525-0102
  • Email: [email protected]


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