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Command and Control Specialist

Air Force Civilian Service Topeka, KS

Job Description


This position is located in the Wing Command Post (Command and Control Section) of a KC-135 Air Refueling Wing. The unit supports wing aerial refueling missions involving USAF, AFRES, and ANG flying units involving numerous types of military and military training missions. The types of missions and aircraft supported include every type and variety of air refuelable aircraft in the Air Force inventory, including fighters, heavy aircraft, and tactical bombers. This position plays and integral part in mission scheduling, mission planning, involving aircraft and aircrews, as well as contact with aircraft during the mission. This position caries out essential duties of the wing on a 24/7 basis as the Wing Command Post, monitoring and carrying out duties involved with base wide security, emergency aircrew recall, the base Crisis Reaction Team, and similar duties critical to the conduct of the mission assigned to the wing.  Transmits instructions to aircrews and support assets to coordinate launch, recall, execution, and terminating missions in support of operational events. Maintains certification in the Emergency Action Procedures (EAP) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Unified Commands, Air Mobility Command (AMC), United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), and National Guard Bureau (NGB). Learn and retain for instant recall and reference, a considerable body of knowledge related to EAP. In a minimum of time and without error, controllers must be able to copy, decode, validate, process and relay the message to appropriate personnel and complete checklist actions in response to any tasking received from HHQ. Establishes priority of actions based on a variety of situations, and uses judgement to resolve multiple tasking received simultaneously. Controls movement and status of the alert force, and coordinates alert force requirements with key base agencies such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tower, Central Security Control (CSC), Maintenance Operations Center  (MOC), and Fire Department.  Serves as the key point of contact on all matters concerning crews, aircraft, the alert facility, Crisis Action Team (CAT), and the Command Post. Provides a variety of briefings to the CAT and the alert force.  Responds to numerous quick response situations initiating Quick Reaction Checklists (QRCs). Executes and supports all aspects of Tanker Strategic Aircraft Reconstitution Team (TSART) procedures. Utilizes a variety of communications security (COMSEC) documents in accomplishing the mission. Utilizes numerous voice and record communications systems as the primary link between the Wing Commander, CAT and HHQ to accomplish command and control duties and responsibilities. Advises the commander of recommended command and control actions during operational events. Accomplishes recall of the CAT and wing personnel as directed by the commander or HHQ.  Gathers information for Operational Reporting (OPREP) regarding significant events or incidents involving personnel and wing assets that require reporting to HHQ, Contingency Operations, significant peacetime events, and state emergency situations. Advises the commander on reporting requirements. Categorizes events to determine the level of notification required. Prepares, determines classification and precedence, numbers, records, and releases reports via voice and record copy. Evaluates and interprets situations which would require multiple reports to be submitted on events that are on going. Reviews and updates information in required MAJCOM databases to reflect status of aircraft and crews.  Dictates which methodology and systems are to be used in tracking diverse aircraft mission movement. Selects and submits numerous mission movement reports in support of wing and HHQ tasking. Data provided by the controller must be properly formatted and error free to interface with HHQ flight management systems.  Interprets and coordinates mission changes with on base and HHQ. Provides information to aircrews concerning clearances to operate aircraft, weather and field conditions, divert airfield status, and pertinent operating and procedural instructions. Controls the movement of aircraft on the unit's ramp. Alerts aircrews to meet mission requirements in response to HHQ tasking. Submits flight plans and coordinates changes to FAA via Aeronautical Information System (AIS) or voice systems to support flying (mission) operations. Must have extensive knowledge concerning both domestic and international flight planning. Prior to submission of flight data, will review and evaluate proposed flight plan for technical accuracy and compliance with appropriate directives. Provide a variety of briefings to aircrews concerning safety of flight issues such as Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS), airfield advisories, weather, etc. Performs other related duties as assigned.


General Experience:  Experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying a variety of regulations and procedures. Experience using computer and automation systems.

GS-07 Specialized Experience:  Applicant must have at least 12 months experience, education, or training in working with directives and regulations governing transportation of personnel, cargo or freight. Knowledge of freight rating, classification of carriers agreement, and contracts for the transportation of personnel, cargo or freight. Experience which includes planning, organizing, and coordinating work.

GS-09 Specialized Experience:  Applicant must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in arranging or procuring transportation for personnel, cargo or freight. Experience in pre and post auditing of freight bills, bills of lading, and personnel transportation vouchers. Experience coordinating and negotiating with organizations/personnel both orally and in writing to resolve differences/problems. 


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in fields listed below leading to a bachelors degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements. Education -Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position. 


Selected applicant must meet the following security requirement option:  3

  1. Applicant must successfully pass an Access National Agency Check Plus Inquiries (ANACI).
  2. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  3. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  4. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI.

RANK/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Open to military ranks/grades of E-4 through E-5.


*Assignment to a compatible military position is NOT required for application, but required for appointment.

  • AFSC:  1CXXX


This position is for the following categories:  1

  1. Enlisted   2. Warrant Officer   3. Officer   4. Non-Dual Status

This position is:  2

  1. Supervisory position   2. Non-Supervisory position


  1. Permanent   2. Indefinite/Reimbursable   3. Indefinite NTE Deployment + 30 days   4. Indefinite NTE 30 SEP 17   5. Temporary


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Other Information

  • Selecting Supervisor:  CMSgt Susan McCullers, 785-861-4371
  • Top Secret Security Clearance:  Must possess or be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance within one year of appointment.

Job Details

Date Posted December 6, 2017
Date Closes January 5, 2018
Requisition 465034500
Located In Topeka, KS
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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