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Battle Watch Specialist (Military Requirement) GS-0301-12

Air Force Civilian Service Robins Afb, GA

Job Description


The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician Officer position is to serve as a Battle Watch Duty Officer.  In this role, the incumbent will primarily be responsible for the operations, interoperability, liaison and training for the organization, in regards to working with the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) unique customers and capabilities.  The Battle Watch Specialist will coordinate the activities of the Force Generation Center (FGC) Battle Watch and AFRC Crisis Action Team (CAT).  Coordinates with the operations managers and briefers to the Commander, FGC on alternating 24/7 shifts.  Incumbent will apply operational experience to forecast, plan, direct, coordinate requirements, courses of action and implement rationale and criteria to provide command and control oversight to deliberate, contingency, exercise, and combined joint training, and 24/7 worldwide operations.  Incumbent will administer, schedule, and conduct comprehensive instruction in all aspects of operations, execution doctrine, methodology, and command and control systems and tools with the intent of providing current and qualified Battle Watch augmentees.  As such, incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:

  • Applying operations experience, analyze, forecast, develop, and evaluate detailed requirements and actions necessary to accomplish goals and objectives for current operational requirements.
  • Ensure the proper application of resources and systems in the accomplishment of operational objectives.  Analyze current and crisis planning for feasibility and operability.
  • Document programming decisions in appropriate formats to meet Air Force and lower level command requirements.
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations such as briefings, training sessions, consultations, and strategy sessions with other staff service functions and activities to secure cooperation, resolve controversial matters and convey information relative to proposed changes in assigned initiative(s).


You must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or qualifying pay band under other pay systems in the Federal Service which has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) as shown below required to successfully perform the duties of this position.  Experience involved with applying operational experience to forecast, plan, direct, and coordinate requirements and courses of action; and implementing rationale and criteria to provide command and control oversight to deliberate, contingency, exercise, combined training and 24/7 worldwide operations.  (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):  (1) Recent knowledge of a wide range of contingency operational and logistical requirements and processes to include planning, coordinating, and execution of the deployment/redeployment actions, mobility functions, and validation procedures.  (2) Recent knowledge of and skill in the application of emergency management operations as it applies to crisis management, planning, coordination and execution.  (3) Knowledge of the relationships involved in overall planning and execution of operations and evaluations with knowledge of directives, instructions, procedures, and policies governing processes.  (4) Ability conduct comprehensive studies, and to prepare solutions to problems and issues to difficult operational and contingency areas.  (5) Knowledge of weapon systems capabilities, limitations, focus, tactics, strategy, and processes.   

Substitution of Education for Experience:  None.


Position may or will require incumbent to:  (1) Meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements.  Incumbents regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.  (2) Perform other related duties as assigned.  (3) Aviator experience is an important factor in the successful completion of the work, but not required.  (4) Must be eligible for Top Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmentalization Information access.  (5) Position requires shift work (24/7), weekend and overtime work as required.  (6) Incumbent is subject to random drug testing under the Drug Free Workplace Program.  (7) Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.  (8) If you are selected for an ART Officer position, you will be required to sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Other Information

  • Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts.  Visit the Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) website to obtain this VMET information.

  • For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at
  • Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date.  Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position.  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.
  • Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified categories to be considered well qualified for the position.  Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
  • 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.  For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
  • All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit

Job Details

Date Posted August 4, 2017
Date Closes September 3, 2017
Requisition 466126800
Located In Robins afb, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00