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Air Force Civilian Service Birmingham, AL

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ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
(1) Program Management: Plans, directs, controls, and oversees all elements of the Education, Training and Distance Learning Programs. Ensures Unit Training Managers (UTMs) and Additional Duty Training Managers (ADTMs) are qualified in, and knowledgeable of their responsibilities. Incumbent supports unit-training programs contributing to mission capability, and administers military training programs for all units serviced by the Force Support Squadron (FSS). Manages programs involving on-the¬ job training (OJT), formal school training, Air Force Institute Advanced Distributed Learning (AFIADL) training, Professional Military Education (PME), and ancillary training.
(2) Advisory Services: Provides Education and Training advisory services to commanders and staff on all education and training programs. Advises commanders, unit personnel, and training activities on ways to improve their OJT program. Recommends cost-effective processes to meet specialty qualifications, skill level upgrade requirements, and PME applications. Explains goals and objectives; provide instructional methods, and determines training requirements. Analyzes training data for trends, advises the installation commander, and coordinates corrective action.
(3) Program Analysis, Monitoring, and Reporting: Monitors OJT programs for assigned units. Establishes local policies and procedures to provide a uniform and effective internal OJT program. Trains unit training managers (UTMs) and additional duty training managers (ADTMs) to familiarize them with concepts, scope, objectives, and procedures pertinent to OJT, and with regard to the responsibilities of commanders, supervisors, trainers, certifiers, and trainees in the organizations supported. Reviews personnel records and reports to determine training status of assigned personnel.
(4) Classification: Confers with management and other key operating personnel to discuss training needs, problems and goals. Establishes training objectives through analysis of training reports, unit input, course feedback, and USAF, ANG, and gaining command directives. Manages personnel Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) classification and oversees the utilization of assigned personnel. Monitors the classification system to ensure all personnel identified for upgrade meet the mandatory requirements for award of the AFSC.
(5) Staff Assistance: Inspects activities pertaining to Base Education and Training for compliance with policies and instructions on a periodic basis. Reviews programs to evaluate adherence to management procedures. Discusses findings and initiates action to correct deficiencies and maintain follow-up to ensure corrective action is taken. Resolve technical problems. Conducts staff visits and trains personnel within the unit for all education and training programs for which they are responsible.
(6) Data Management: Manages data in computer based systems. OPR and trainer for UTMs on the use of Training Business Area (TBA) and Air Force Training Record (AFTR), Military Personnel Data System (MILPDS) and Advance Distributed Learning System (ADLS).
(7) Distant Learning Management: Serves as the Distance Learning (DL) Office point of contact. Processes, manages, and controls Air Education & Training Command (AETC) Type 6 technical training requirements locally. Administers controlled examinations. Manages training resources for distance learning courses. Oversees classroom scheduling, base access for civilians, troubleshoots video broadcasts, advertises broadcasts, and customer relations for outside agencies utilizing distance learning.
(8) Data Review and Analysis: Ensures accuracy of MILPDS data and performs functional review of data reliability. Processes upgrade training, retraining, withdrawal from training, and related training actions for input into appropriate information data systems. Retrieves data from various information sources for use in answering questions, responding to correspondence, or preparing reports or briefings.
(9) Performs other duties as assigned.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
The Two Career Levels for the Education and Training Series, GS-1702:
- Level One: GS-04 to GS-07, Basic or Entry level positions; and,
- Level Two: GS-08 to GS-11, Intermediate to Journeyman positions.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level and must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. Must have the education and validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. Experiences, education, or training that demonstrated the ability to follow directions and to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures and that otherwise demonstrates the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of the position.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Specialized Experience Is experience that prepares the applicant to perform the duties of this position. May substitute educational-degree study program for specialized experience. Applicant must demonstrate the following specialized experiences and activities for each specified grade:
GS-11: Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-9; or, three full academic years of progressively higher level college degree. Experienced in particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (Competencies/KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position. Additionally, all applicants must have completed two years of training experiences which equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (competencies) to successfully perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of Army or Air Force vision, values, organization, policy, and mission is mandatory. Knowledge in military training centers, training programs, schools, and units. Have experiences in conducting and developing education and training programs. Knowledge in the Army or Air Force education and training policy requirements. Experienced in conducting, supervising, and/or developing education and training programs. Experienced in managing programs to include developmental education, voluntary education, advanced academic education, promotion testing, and libraries. Knowledge in conducting audio-visual presentations, educational tests and measurements, and instructing techniques is mandatory. Knowledge is mandatory of Army or Air Force education and training programs in regard to their principles, policies, and procedures. Experienced in performing interviews and counseling techniques; training techniques and instruction methods; task analysis procedures, learning processes, curriculum development, training evaluations, and education and training systems and products. Must have effective writing skills; editing practices; instructional media applications, training reports, program and curriculum validation, and training implementation procedures. Experiences in training program management; scheduling training events and facilities; conducting assistance visits and training meetings; work center and individual job qualification standard development; education institution registration requirements; military personnel classification system and policies; communicative interpersonal skill applications; and distance learning concepts. Experienced and effective communicator. Abilities and experiences in presenting professional courses and briefings; and proficient capabilities in writing reports and records. Experiences as a participant and presenter during training and military or civilian conference events. Experiences in organizing and preparing instructional materials. Understands and applies formal training objectives. Able to develop course syllabi, training project outlines, and daily and weekly lesson plans. Experienced in preparing assignments, laboratory exercises, demonstrations, training aids, and references and related material required to parallel and supplement course outline. Experienced in the art of instructing personnel, such as determining the instructional methods for class size and subject matter. Capable of instructing students by lectures, discussions, demonstrations, group activities, and laboratory work. Experienced in subject principles and applications to students using audiovisual aids such as, mockups, graphs, training films, and film strips. Experienced in completing student progress evaluations and using training aids such as, achievement and aptitude tests and rating scales. Experienced in identifying and conducting individual learning difficulties diagnoses and recommends courses of remedial instruction. Understands and applies basic classroom preparations for effective instruction using controlling factors such as, temperature, ventilation, lighting, cleanliness, and arrangement of desks and equipment. Experienced in maintains attendance records and requisitions supplies.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school or general equivalent degree is mandatory. An undergraduate academic degree, with courses in education, English grammar and composition, speech, psychology, guidance, and sociology; or, social and behavioral sciences, is desirable.

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: AFSC: 3S2X1 Applicants do not have to possess this AFSC to be certified as qualified.
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants within the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Minimum Military Rank/Grade: MSgt
Maximum Military Rank/Grade: SMSgt
  Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.


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Other Information

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.

Job Details

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Requisition 466266300
Located In Birmingham, AL
SOC Category 00-0000.00