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COMMAND POST SPECIALIST (SORTS)

Company: Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Job Description:

Summary This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. For more information click here and speak with an Air Force Reserve Recruiter. Click on 'Learn more about this agency' button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. Responsibilities The primary purpose of this position as an Air Reserve Technician (ART), is to serve as the Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS) Manager for the command post in conjunction with conducting duties as a controller. Analyzes and evaluates unit requirements and functions in support of the unit commander and staff as it relates to command and control under contingency and peacetime operations. Receives, analyzes, deciphers and take s actions on time critical HHQ alert orders and messages as it relates to air base defense, sabotage, acts of war, posturing of forces and natural disasters. Ensures timely and accurate SORTS reporting from the units and Geographically Separated Units (GSU) where applicable. Provides initial and recurring SORTS training for unit commanders, operations officers and SORTS managers. Manage s reporting procedures and guides used by Command Post controllers. Assists with the management and control of facilities, equipment, and supplies. 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 one year (1) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07, specialized experience which has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position; including work performed in the AFRC (Air Force Reserve Command), GMAJCOM (Gaining Major Command), USAF (United States Air Force) and JCS (Joint Chiefs of Staff) command post, administering regulations, methods and procedures in order to perform a wide variety of command post assignments. Experience working with SORTS (Status of Resources and Training System) delivering directives and instructions; ability to correlate and analyze a variety of SORTS and other operational reports data and processes. Experience in air operations systems, flight operations, communications, security and weather data programs. Skill in performing all actions required in order to support receiving, directing, and implementing NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) alert actions. OR Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts). OR LL.B. or J.D., if related. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts). OR Combination of Education and Experience: 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%. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of transcripts.) 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 command controls, SORTS Status of Resources and Training System, operational reporting, mission monitoring, and emergency actions. Knowledge of security instructions, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of researching, collecting, analyzing, organizing and preparing various data for reports and presentations. Knowledge of federal and civilian disaster response agencies, their capabilities and relationships governing the military. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. OTHER SIGNIFICANTS FACTS: This is an ART enlisted position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies. Regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, may also be assigned some non ART duties, generally to exceed 30 percent of responsibilities. May be required to fly in commercial or military aircraft for performance of TDY. Must gain and retain certification IAW AFI 10-207 as supplemented. Maybe required to work shift work or uncommon tours of duty with limited/no notice. Position works in a high stress environment, requiring rapid response decision. This is a testing designated position (TDP). The employee is subject to random drug testing. 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. This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs 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. For additional information regarding ART positions and/or military qualifications, please call 1-. Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the AF Reserve. Retired military that have active AF Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position) on the application. A military service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. It 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, 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. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave. Individuals selected for ART positions must meet both civilian qualifications and uniformed military requirements. In addition to meeting civilian qualifications, applicants must obtain military membership in the Air Force Reserve, wear the uniform, maintain job-specific military specialty requirements, and meet other military qualifications such as age, height, weight, and physical fitness standards. For more information click here and speak with an Air Force Reserve Recruiter. Education 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. 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. Additional Information Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date. Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information 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 in the 'Highly Qualified' or 'Best Qualified' Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. 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. Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Please clearly identify in your application that you are a military spouse preference applicant. All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit. 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 visit:

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