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U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIAN in Malmstrom AFB, Montana

Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to provide quality services in the area of general education and training services, tuition assistance, educational advisement, and training through the application of nonprofessional knowledge and techniques in educational counseling, formal and civilian training, and knowledge of Air Force education and training programs. Responsibilities Coordinates the Military and Civilian Tuition Assistance Program. Provides information on educational programs and services, and advises clients in determining their academic or vocational/career goals. Updates and processes training actions through the Military Personnel Data System. Performs a variety of outreach, routine miscellaneous clerical work, and customer service duties. Administers the civilian and formal training program in the absence of the Training Manager or as required. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Clerical and Administrative Support Positions, for the GS-1702, Education and Training Technician Series. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE NON-FEDERAL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-06 (or higher) grade level or equivalent in other pay systems that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position. This includes detailed knowledge and understanding of overall education program regulations, requirements, and procedures and skill in applying this knowledge and understanding in a wide variety of situations relating to the performance of substantive tasks in support of the overall program. Knowledge of military and education testing procedures. Knowledge of the format, content, and uses of educational program records, both electronic and written, to independently process education/military transactions. Knowledge of collecting information, tabulating data, and preparing and tracking tuition assistance expenditures. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-05 (or higher) grade level or equivalent in other pay systems that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position. This includes detailed knowledge and understanding of overall education program regulations, requirements, and procedures and skill in applying this knowledge and understanding in a wide variety of situations relating to the performance of substantive tasks in support of the overall program. Knowledge of military and education testing procedures. Knowledge of the format, content, and uses of educational program records, both electronic and written, to independently process education/military transactions. Knowledge of collecting information, tabulating data, and preparing and tracking tuition assistance expenditures FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR NON-FEDERAL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-06 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-05 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of a variety of education and training policies, programs and processes relating to tuition assistance, Professional Military Education (PME), testing programs, Formal Training, and Civilian Training. 2. Knowledge of office automation software programs and Air Force data systems as they pertain to training and education management to support office operations, retrieve/input data, and maintain accurate files. 3. Knowledge of DoD, AF, and major command directives, standardized rules, procedures, guidance, and policy as they relate to the area of responsibility. 4. Skill to produce a variety of documents such as letters, reports, spreadsheets, databases, and graphs. 5. Skill in interviewing and advising students or enrollees to establish educational and occupational objectives. 6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using tact and courtesy in responding to work related problems and questions. Ability to plan and organize work and to meet deadlines. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Additional Information Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11500106. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and restriction from the workplace. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

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