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Force Support Officer (Military Requirement)

Air Force Civilian Service Keesler Afb, MS

Job Description


The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Officer position is to serve as the Force Support Squadron (FSS) Commander/Operations Officer. Incumbent of the position will perform the following duties:

  • Serve as the Senior Air Reserve Technician (ART)
  • Plan, organize, and manage the activities and support services of the organization such as Prime Ribs, Personnel/Human Resources (civilian and military), Education and Training, Airman and Family Readiness, Communications, Security Forces and in some cases Civil Engineering.
  • Make technical and executive decisions for the squadron in all areas of functional responsibility.
  • Serve as a strategic advisor to the Wing Commander on force support issues.
  • Represent the Force Support Squadron with a variety of installations and functional area organizations.
  • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities


You must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade or qualifying pay band or 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 which provides a thorough knowledge of concepts, principles, regulations and procedures applicable to manpower, personnel (civilian and military), services, education, readiness and budget execution. (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements).

(KSAs): (1) Knowledge of a wide range of manpower and services concepts, principles, operations, laws, regulations, programs, and practices. (2) Extensive knowledge of the mission, roles, functions, organizational structure, management and operations. (3) Knowledge of safety, security, personnel management, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations.(4) Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and mentor, motivate, appraise the staff of an organization directly and through subordinate staff.

Substitution of Education for Experience: None


Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) If you are selected for an ART Officer position, you will be required to sign an mobility agreement prior to appointment. (2) Meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements. 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. (3) Obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.  (4) Formulate, determine or influence training policies of the unit to which assigned. (5) Work uncommon tour of duty. (6) This may be a drug testing designated position.  The incumbent may be subject to random testing for drug use.


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 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.
  • Individual who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified catergories to be considered well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirement 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 April 9, 2018
Date Closes May 9, 2018
Requisition 465972800
Located In Keesler afb, MS
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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