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Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command SUPERVISORY OPERATIONAL PLANNER in Robins AFB, Georgia


Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. 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.


The primary purpose of this position is to perform work as an Operations Officer and planner in regards to aircraft operations in the Force Generation Center, Regional COCOM Desk Team.

Executes planning activities, provides guidance, assistance and advice on matters relating to AFRC planning and exercise activities within the specific hemisphere, for all AFRC operations units and forces.

As the Regional COCOM Plans and Exercises Desk Team Logistical Planner, provides support for other critical AFRC planning activities. Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.

Represents and speaks for the FGX at HQ USAF, MAJCOM and COCOM level requirements meetings and conferences where AFRC operational units and forces are participating in future exercises or country activities.

Works directly with operational unit Deployment Project Officers where AFRC operational units and forces are participating in future exercises or country activities.


Conditions of Employment


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: At least one year of specialized experience in knowledge of developing, directing, and managing the functions and activities of the Exercises and Support Branch which resides within the Plans and Exercises Division of the Air Force Reserve Command Force Generation Center. Knowledge and skill of this work includes work as an Operations Officer and planner in regards to aircraft operations in the Force Generation Center, Regional COCOM Desk Team. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-12 or above grade/level or equivalent position in the federal service. Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. 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:

  1. Knowledge of AFRC, CNAF, MAJCOM, and COCOM exercise planning policies to include the deliberate and contingency planning and processes for the purpose of integrating AFRC operational units and forces into world-wide exercises, DFTs, and other events.

  2. Knowledge of Air Force and AFRC operation concepts, logistics policies and procedures, and financial management methods and procedures applicable to the management of resources, including personnel management procedures and policies as they relate to AFRC operational units and forces.

  3. Knowledge of military operational principles, practices, and organization; ability to recognize the interrelationships of the various aspects of exercise planning, and skill in integrating and analyzing such information in order to evaluate make appropriate recommendations as well as to report on the status of events.

  4. Knowledge of analytical and evaluate methods and procedures and skill in evaluating plans and exercises to develop comprehensive reports.

  5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, negotiates complex issues, and maintain good order, discipline and working relations.

  6. Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures. Ability to plan, organize and direct the functions and staff of a small to medium sized organization. Term Appointment Statement

This is a Term Appointment Not-to-Exceed 22-JUN-2024. If you are selected for this position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. OBLIGATED POSITION:

This position is obligated to the former incumbent and has return rights to this position under 10 U.S.C. 1586. Upon the employee's return you are subject to being displaced from this obligated position. Every effort will be made to find an equivalent position for you at the same grade for which you qualify within the commuting area without loss of seniority, status, or tenure. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:

  1. Must have in-depth knowledge of operational unit training, scheduling and deployment procedures. Must be able

to understand operational unit limiting factors associated with planning for various deployments in support of Building

Partnership, Theater Security Cooperation Plans and Deployments for Training. These include pre-deployment

training requirements of aiviators, specific theater reporting instructions and how those impact unit prearations,

resource requirements and the details associated with a Unit Deployment Project Office. Plans experience is desirable.

  1. This is an ART 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. This is designated mobility position. Incumbent must be willing to move/transfer to another unit/location on a lateral or promotion as directed by HQ AFRC.

  3. Incumbent may be required to fly in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty (TDY) assignments. Duty assignments include TDY to foreign countries.

  4. Employee must qualify for and retain a Secret Clearance.

  5. Must possess a high degree of tact and diplomacy and demonstrated leadership and managerial abilities. Incumbent will be required to maintain effective relationships with members of COCOM, CNAF, and MAJCOM staffs and potentially with members of embassies or foreign/host nation delegations. 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 transcripts with 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.

Additional Information

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. 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.? 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. Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used. 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. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities please click here. Subsequently, FTR Bulletin 20-04 issued by GSA, provides further information regarding NDAA FY2020, Public Law 116-92, and the expansion of eligibility beyond "transferred" for WTA/RITA allowances. For additional information, please click here.