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Air Force Civilian Service Columbus, OH

Job Description


(1) Collaborates with the Wing Commander and other group commanders to plan, develop and implement numerous long term plans to include: the Wing Strategic Plan (mission, goals, values, objectives, etc.), the Base Master Plan (facilities), Communications/Computer Plan (infrastructure capabilities/upgrade), the Vehicle Replacement Plan, Four Year Deployment Plan, Aircraft Modification Plan, Depot Input Plan, force management and recruiting/retention plans, weapon system conversions, base supplements to tasking operational plans, operational planning for Aerospace Expeditionary Forces (AEF) participation, and others. Collaborates with the Wing Commander, other group commanders, and the HRO on major organization changes, and changes to Unit Manning Documents (UMDs) based on Logistics Composite Model (LCOM), etc. Serves as a key team member in the strategic planning process at the state and national level.

(2) Through subordinate functional supervisors, directs and supervises staff and production functions affecting very complex high performance aircraft with a wide variety of high cost, sophisticated systems, controlling approximately two thirds of base dollars. Directs a group work force ranging from 325 to 674 skilled technicians and traditional guard members, including a variety of staff, administrative, and trades and crafts occupations. Determines goals and objectives for the Aircraft Maintenance Group. Reviews, accepts, amends or rejects work which has been accomplished by subordinate supervisors and organizations. Gives advice, counsel, and instructions to supervisors and subordinate employees on both general policy and administrative matters. Consults with subordinate supervisors and training specialists on training needs. Provides for employee development and training to ensure all assigned personnel and organizational entities are fully capable of performing their wartime tasking. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors. Establishes and develops performance standards. Evaluates subordinate supervisors and reviews evaluations made by subordinate supervisors. Makes and approves selections for subordinate positions. Hears and resolves group grievances and serious employee complaints. Reviews serious disciplinary cases and problems involving subordinate employees and determines required action. Ensures efficient position management is practiced and subordinate position descriptions are accurate. Approves/disapproves leave. Supports equal employment opportunity and labor management relations programs. Administers and participates in an effective labor relations program in compliance with regulatory and statutory guidance. Meets with and discusses issues with local and national labor organization representatives as well as representatives of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, Federal Services Impasses Panel, or the Office of Personnel Management when appropriate. As required, serves as a unit management negotiating team member, providing vital input to the formulation of managements negotiation strategy and proposals. Provides resources to participate in the Department of Defense Wage Fixing Authority (DODWFA) wage surveys.


****  A more comprehensive detailed description of the position may be found in Position Description "D1640000" in the employing unit or in the Human Resources Office  ****


This is a Permanent Excepted Service position 

This position requires an ANACI investigation

Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required

  • Minimum Military Grade: Lt Col (O-5)P
  • Maximum Military Grade: Col (O-6)
  • Compatible AFSC: 20C0  

It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply. It is, however, the applicants responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your units training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training


General Experience: Experience, education, or training which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of equipment maintenance work, or skill in reading engineering drawings and specifications, using test instruments, making computations, and keeping records. Experience using computer and automation systems.

Specialized Experience: (GS-14) - 36 months experience in which the applicant demonstrates:

1. Experience in applying principles, concepts, and methods of equipment, facility, or service operations sufficient in designing projects or planning assignments. 

2.  Experience using well-established occupational methods and techniques to determine facility, grounds, equipment overhaul, maintenance, restoration, repair needs, printing design layout, etc.

3.  Experience in determination of resource needs, allocation of resources, and budgeting/funding needs.

4.  Experience in human resources management policy matters affecting the entire organization, with personnel actions affecting key employees to include experience coordinating work forces and resources and negotiating with management or clients concerning problems.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: NOTE: College Transcripts are required if you wish to use Education as a substitution for experience or if a degree is a requirement for the position.  A copy of the transcript must be submitted with the Job Application. Study successfully completed in a college, university, technical or vocational school may be substituted for experience at the rate of one year of study (30 semester hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for 6 months of experience.  Courses must be directly related to the work of the position.  Maximum credit is 6 months of specialized experience.


This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position. Permanent change of duty station (PCS) funds are not available. 


If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status. 


Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.


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Other Information

1. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.