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Air Mobility Command PROTOCOL OFFICER in Fairchild AFB, Washington

Summary 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 advise and coordinate protocol requirements associated with a variety of complex, special activities/events for Fairchild Air Force Base (FAFB) and its associate and tenant organizations. Responsibilities Provides policy and procedural guidance to the 92 ARW Commander, Vice Commander, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Group Commanders, Squadron Commanders, associate and tenant unit commanders, and other applicable personnel concerning proper protocol requirements for visiting dignitaries, formal military ceremonies, and official social functions and tours. Ensures proper protocol at Wing, Group, and associate and tenant unit functions. Performs personnel management responsibilities. Creates, maintains or monitors protocol database, significant events projections, website calendar, and submits and updates protocol reports and correspondence. Working knowledge of pertinent budgeting and accounting practices to project, monitor and document expenditures. Foreign Disclosure Officer. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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 Positions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of Air Force and Command management philosophies, policies, and procedures governing administrative and technical aspects of Air Mobility Command and 18th Air Force operations plus an understanding of how these policies and procedures impact office operations, objectives, and timing of key events in orchestrating, integrating, and synchronizing staff actions, events, and activities involving the Wing Commander 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-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. 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: Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of international, DoD and AF protocol directives, methods, and practices as well as of DoD, Air Staff, MAJCOM, Base and Wing structures and functions in order to advise on and ensure proper treatment afforded distinguished visitors and ranking personnel. Knowledge of both military and civilian methods, practices, and techniques of protocol to function as technical authority to develop and execute protocol requirements. This includes knowledge of various rank structures, customs, political situations, religious preferences, and personal interests of visitors. Skill in analyzing the protocol program to assist in development of new methods/approaches and to assess overall program effectiveness and of pertinent budgeting practices to monitor and document expenditures, and knowledge of automated data processing equipment and internet usage Knowledge of Fairchild AFB missions, policies, requirements, organizational structures, and key personnel as well as the local community in order to establish/maintain effective working relationships. Ability to work cooperatively with high-level civilian and flag-rank military personnel of diverse backgrounds. This includes the ability to gather facts and use effective, analytical, and evaluative methods to accurately assess information and make sound decisions. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing when seeking solutions to problems or questions by using tact and diplomacy to accomplish work through others and coordinate functions. 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 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 well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position. Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11352536. Department of the Air Force has implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements set forth in Executive Order 14043. Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. Upon selection, you will be required to provide documentation proof as "fully vaccinated" prior to issuance of a firm job offer. Air Force will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement. More information on COVID requirements may be found here. Additionally, please do not disclose your vaccination status on your resume. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here. Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.

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