OPERATIONAL PLANNER


  • Duties
    Help Duties Summary

    The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win ...in air, space and cyberspace.

    To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

    Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide:

    Internal Employees (Air Force Employee - Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)
    DoD Transfer - Army, Navy, DFAS, etc. (Excluding Air Force)
    Former Federal Employees (Reinstatement)
    Military Spouses - Appointment of Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473)
    Schedule A - Individual with Disabilities - click here for additional information
    ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program)
    Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)
    VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act)
    30% Disabled Veterans

    You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.
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    Responsibilities

    The primary purpose of this position is: To serve as a headquarters level, Operations Directorate,
    Operating Location, Operational Test Program lead for Adversarial Assessment - Red Team activities, applying Air Force military, adversarial cyberspace operations, cyberspace offense and defense knowledge, Red Team operational experience and operational test experience; as a key analyst and recognized expert using design, development, and adaptation of operational and cyberspace technical expertise to determine necessary policies, regulations, directives, programs, doctrine, procedures and resources for planning, executing and reporting the adversarial vulnerability penetration and exploitation assessment of assigned major weapon system program(s).
    • Plans, executes, and reports Adversarial Assessment (AA) during O T&E activities to determine operationally representative cyber threat impacts on new and/or modified systems' operational effectiveness, suitability and overall mission capability.
    • Develops evolved methods for AA concepts, planning, execution, and reporting to achieve high-fidelity, adversary-threat representative offensive cyber operations.
    • Develops, staffs, standardizes, evaluates, comments on, and corrects internal and external program documentation for evaluation of cyber security in systems under test.
    • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. Selects or recommends selection of candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignment in consideration of skills, qualifications, and mission requirements. Develops, modifies, and/or interprets performance standards. Explains performance expectations to employees and provides regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments.


    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    13

  • Job family (Series)
    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
    • A TOP SECRET security clearance is required
    • PCS expenses will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
    • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
    • Disclosure of Political Appointments
    • Drug testing is required
    • May travel by military or commercial air to conferences, meetings, or other functions nway from the duty site.
    • Air Force military Red Team, cyber aggressor, offensive cyber operations and operational test experience is highly desired.
    • Knowledge and previous experience with network warfare, network system operations, cyber operations and information operations planning is highly desired.
    • Knowledge and previous experience with information assurance; full spectrum cyberspace operations; expeditionary communications; data links management; and spectrum management is highly desired.
    • Knowledge and previous experience with knowledge based operations; telecommunications; space, command and control; and flight-line systems maintenance is highly desired.
    • Knowledge and previous experience with operations to detect, deny, disrupt, deceive, and mitigate adversarial access to networks is highly desired.

    Qualifications
    One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Researching and designing new techniques for understanding mission-system dependencies and susceptibilities based on cyber operations doctrine; tactics, techniques and procedures, and concepts of operations. 2) Conducting in-depth research and understanding of impacts and long-range effects of recommendations made to services and combatant commanders. 3) Planning, organizing and directing the activities of an Offensive Cyber Operations Adversarial Assessment Team; ensuring the Director of Operations has resources available, capable of representing foreign cyber capabilities to execute adversarial assessment that support operational test and evaluation. 4) Interpreting and applying guidance and policy statements, Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) and Adversarial Assessment activities; understanding if, or when, deviation is necessary and making significant adaptations in dealing with problems and unusual situations. 5) Displaying proficiency with network penetration tools, methodologies and techniques used to exploit information within computer, network, datalink, radio frequency, and embedded platform information technology systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-12 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 GS-12 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:
    I. Expert knowledge of regulatory governance pertaining to the Department of Defense Offensive Cyber Operations Red Team mission, adversarial activities on the DoD Information Network, the Service enclaves and subordinate infrastructures, and demonstrable ability in adaptation and/or interpretation for application to issues or problems studied.
    2. Expert knowledge of employment methods and techniques with tools currently being used to attack or gain unauthorized access to information networks and embedded information systems; skill in research and investigative analytics of new vulnerabilities discovered in operating systems, application software, infrastructure and firewalls and developmental methods that could be employed to exploit those vulnerabilities.
    3. Expert knowledge in Security fundamentals, Programming, Networking fundamentals, Network Infrastructure Admin (Routers/Switches), Sys Admin (OS, Web, Db); multiple OS (Windows, Linux (varieties), UNIX, MilStd and proprietary protocols.
    4. Knowledge of the interaction between security systems, products and communication, computer, telephone, data links, radio frequency and network systems and post cyber-attack damage assessment as it relates to equipment function and mission accomplishment.
    5. Knowledge of and skill in the application of cyberspace operations, control, defense and operational test experience as it applies to assigned programs. Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the evaluation of OT &E activity and programs.
    6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to plan, organize, and lead others in projects and effectively negotiate risk management.

    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
    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    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.

    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.

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

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

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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.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application - Questionnaire
  • Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
  • Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect 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 of submission. 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). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

  • Benefits
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  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 04/20/2018

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10121977

    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 application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 10121977

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

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

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    Agency contact information Total Force Service Center

    Phone
    1-800-525-0102
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Nellis AFB
    4475 England Avenue
    Ste 137
    Nellis AFB, NV
    US

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    Next steps

    Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

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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.
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    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.

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    • 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/490108400 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Air Combat Command
Posted
04/12/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Nellis AFB, Nevada, US