Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS OFFICER in Dobbins AFB, Georgia

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This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Officer position located at 22 AF Dobbins ARB, GA with the military rank of Col (O-6), AFSC: 012M4B. For questions concerning military eligibility please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualification Center at 1-800-257-1212.

Applicant must be commissioned or commissionable as an ART Officer in the Air Force Reserve. Air Reserve Technicians are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, Air Reserve Technicians are required to maintain their active membership in the Air Force Reserve unit where assigned. As members of Reserve units, Air Reserve Technicians receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.


WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information on eligibility categories and the documentation requirements. You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted within each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50, AND SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if different from your latest SF-50. Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list

Internal Employees (Air Force Employee - Current Permanent Competitive Service

Current Federal Employees (DoD Transfer - Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

Former Federal Employees (Reinstatement)

ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program)

Federal Employees (Non-DoD Transfer - OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)

Status Candidates (Other Appointment Eligibilities, TSA, FAA, Postal, etc.)

VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act)

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Air Reserve Technicians are full-time civilian employees who are also members of the Air Force Reserve unit in which they are employed. In addition to their civilian assignments, they are assigned to equivalent positions in the Reserve organization with a Reserve military rank or grade. Appointee's civilian assignments will consist of the following duties:

  • Manage all elements of the Numbered Air Force (NAF) operations and plans programs which include: operational readiness, flight training, weapons systems resources, and plans.
  • Exercise supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
  • Direct operations and strategic planning readiness programs and analytical studies involving resource that affect NAF missions.
  • Represent the Operations and Plans Directorate with a variety of installation and functional area organizations.
  • Fly as an aircrew member in unit aircraft, as required.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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2183 Air Navigation

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and Relocation Expenses Will Be Paid IAW JTR and AFMAN 36-606
  • Must sign a mobility agreement
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program


  1. This is an ART officer position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Work schedule will be aligned to allow the incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies. The incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may also be assigned some non ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.
  2. Must possess a high degree of tact and diplomacy and demonstrated leadership and managerial abilities to successfully direct and manage the command force support program.
  3. Employee must qualify for and retain the appropriate security clearance.
  4. This position may require the incumbent to work outside of normal duty hours and/or overtime to accommodate mission requirements as required.
  5. Additional duties may be assigned.
  6. The incumbent may be required to fly in commercial and military aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments away from the normal duty station.
  7. This is a designated mobility position. Incumbent must be willing to move/transfer to another unit/location on a lateral or promotion as directed by HQ AFRC.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively responsible experience in a flying component of the US military establishment in assignments that normally would qualify for progression into the position of Wing Operations and Training Officer or its equivalent. This experience must have included assignments wherein the applicant was required to have demonstrated ability to formulate plans and policies pertaining to operation and training of search/rescue, tanker, transport, fighter, specials operations, bomber, or reconnaissance units; operation of flying training schools; or aircraft performance programs. At least one year of specialized experience must have been of a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to that of the GS-13 in the Federal service.


  • Completion of Air Force pilot or navigator training or equivalent training in other US military establishments for heavier-than-air aircraft may be substituted for one year of general experience.

  • Satisfactory completion of Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, or equivalent in another of the US military establishments, may be substituted for one year of specialized experience.

  • Each year of service in a Reserve component of the US military establishment in assignments that normally would result in progression into the position of Aircraft Operations Officer, and in which the flying requirements specialized by Air Force regulation have been met, may be credited for three months of general or specialized experience. The substitution, may not be made for periods of Reserve service which occurred concurrently with periods of fulltime experience for which credit is assigned.

CERTIFICATION: Must hold or qualify for a USAF Navigator rating and be currently qualified in multi-engine or jet engine aircraft, as appropriate, within the past 36 months for non-Federal applicants and within the past 60 months for current Federal employees.

MINIMUM INSTRUMENT HOURS REQUIRED: Must hold a valid USAF instrument rating or other equivalent military or civilian rating.

MINIMUM FLYING HOURS: Applicants must have logged 2,000 or more total flying time as a Navigator (combat systems officer) (accumulation of primary, secondary, instructor, evaluator, simulator, student and other time) or 1,300 hours Primary Flight Time (accumulation of primary, secondary, instructor and evaluator time). Current Federal employees must be mission qualified on flying status within the past 60 months. Non-Federal employees must have actively flown within the past 36 months.

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 NAF, Air Force and Air Force Reserve Command, and Air Force Reserve Components policies, procedures, structures, missions, programs and organizational relationships.
  2. Thorough knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and procedures and skill in evaluating program operations to develop comprehensive plans and reports and to analyze work processes and continually improve them to meet organizational requirements.
  3. Knowledge of operations and plans in relation to unit readiness and training. Knowledge of and skill in the application of rated aviator expertise, as a pilot/navigator.
  4. Knowledge of personnel management, EEO, and safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures.
  5. Ability to plan, organize, and direct functions and mentor, motivate, and apprise the staff of an organization appropriately working through subordinate branch chiefs (or similar) and staff members.
  6. Ability to analyze, plan, and adjust work operations of one or more organizational segments to meet program requirements and objectives within available resources.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; make sound decisions regarding program areas, negotiates complex issues, and maintains good order, discipline and working relations.

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.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your application. Your resume must reflect the experience you identified on the questionnaire. HR Specialists use your responses to the questionnaire, along with your resume and supporting documentation, to determine if you meet regulatory appointment authority and qualifications as listed in this vacancy announcement. If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

*Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications. *

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

*The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. *

  • Online Application (Questionnaire)

  • *Resume *- If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

  • ATAFR 209

  • You MUST include ATAFR 209, Supplemental Statement for Aeronautical Qualification for Air Reserve Technician, to provide total flying hours and dates

(http://www.afrc.af.mil/Portals/87/documents/ARTjob-supplimentalstatement.pdf) OR

an official Flying History Report

  • DD214 or "Certification" of service (Document must reflect character of service)

  • SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, if applicable

  • Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, if applicable

  • Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series.

VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The appointing authorities for Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA), and 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans, as well as all claims of veterans' preference for employment, require proof of active duty service. Proof of creditable active duty is usually demonstrated by submitting a DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, with your application. For active duty members who have not yet received a DD214, the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act (5 U.S.C., Chapter 21, Section 2108a) allows you to furnish a "certification" of your active service. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the "certification" is submitted. Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans' preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification along with their job application materials. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. If you are claiming veterans' preference for employment or are applying for consideration under the VRA, VEOA, or 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans appointment authorities and fail to provide a DD214 or valid "certification" of service with your initial application, you will not be afforded veterans' preference and/or will be found ineligible for consideration. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

  • Benefits for federal employees
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Résumé
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, September 22, 2017

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 2009284. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
  3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE:The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been process by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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Agency contact information
Al F. Tolbert





ART Officer Career Management Program HQ AFRC/A1CSA 155 Richard Ray Blvd Bldg 210 Robins AFB, GA

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Next steps

Applicants have the ability to check the status of their application prior to the closing date of the announcement. Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. ONLY after the closing of the announcement will a HR Specialist review your application package. Documents will not be accepted after the closing date of this announcement.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office at OPM
  • Office of Equal Opportunity

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479581900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/15/2017 to 09/22/2017

Salary: $106,380 to $138,296 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent