United States Space Force - Department of the Air Force

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, Administration 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 includes knowledge of established emergency management principles, methods, and techniques sufficient to independently perform recurring assignments of conventional nature to control or eliminate hazardous conditions and risks which may cause injury to persons or damage property; practical knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to emergency management to interpret and explain the reasons and purposes for applying corrective/preventive measures and procedures. OR EDUCATION: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of transcripts. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of graduate level education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of 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: Knowledge of health, safety, and environmental requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards and regulations, and/or technical orders, to include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) directives as it pertains to hazardous materials response; National Response Framework (NRF) organization, lines of authority, installation response roles and responsibilities; and natural disaster response procedures, training, and use of special equipment. Knowledge of the capabilities, limitations, and employment concepts for CBRN and conventional defense, detection, protective clothing/equipment, communications equipment and decontamination. Knowledge of policy and procedures of Air Force Material Management System, AFMETCAL, National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the Air Force Incident Management System (AFIMS). Ability to make instant decisions and select a course of action under high stress conditions associated with emergency situations. Skill of standard training techniques, methods, and materials sufficient to develop and present formal training and instructional sessions. Ability to communicate 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.
The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2020 approved a new, independent Space Force in the Department of the Air Force. The U.S. Space Force is a military service that organizes, trains & equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force. This new military branch is taking shape and recruiting! Click “Learn more about this agency” below to view Eligibilities being considered & other IMPORTANT information.