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U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide TREATY COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST 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 serve as a subject matter expert in the management, planning, and execution of the provisions/protocols specified in any International Arms Control Treaty and/or Agreements that impacts the installation. Support the Chief Treaty Compliance Officer; representing issues pertaining to International Arms Control Treaties/Agreements. Responsibilities Manages all inspector activities during international treaty inspections. Serves as a subject matter expert to the Chief Treaty Compliance Officer, Installation Commander, Air Staff, State Department, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) on overall Arms Control treaty and agreement compliance for the base. Organizes, and executes the activities of the Arms Control Office and ensures all legal and regulatory requirements are followed and meets compliance with international laws as established by treaties and agreements. Manages and overseas the New START Arms Control Enterprise System (ACES) program. Serves as technical expert on computer based ACES reporting system and provides quality control on database changes to ensure accurate and time sensitive notifications on changes are complied with on time. Conducts and participates in briefings, discussions, meetings and seminars regarding arms control. Presents treaty required briefings to visiting inspectors and prepares the required documentation to ensure 100% accuracy for visiting inspection teams. Develops and conducts treaty training sessions for senior staff, escort officials, and the general base population. Prepares comprehensive OPSEC, maintenance, and escort procedure lesson plans and conducts training sessions for all base personnel. 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, Administrative and Management Positions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes: Extensive knowledge of arms control agreements and treaties, especially New START, sufficient to manage inspector activities and to provide expert advice to command on compliance procedures. In-depth knowledge of theory and practices of reciprocity in U.S.-Russian Federation relations and arms control implementation efforts as related to inspections. Knowledge of U.S. national positions on treaty requirements and rights of inspectors performing duties in accordance with these agreements. Knowledge of and ability to manage and oversee the New START Arms Control Enterprise System (ACES) program to function as technical expert on that program. Knowledge of negotiation techniques and technical requirements sufficient to coordinate and eliminate conflicts between inspectors, DTRA, and base personnel. Knowledge of safety requirements sufficient to ensure safe conduct of inspections. Knowledge of mission and command policy and instructions sufficient to ensure successful inspection visits. Knowledge of operational security requirements sufficient to preclude unnecessary disclosure of information. OR EDUCATION: Successfully completed a Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts. OR LL.M., if related. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience above may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-inĀ­-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 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. Comprehensive knowledge of International Arms Control Treaties and Agreements and associated concepts of operations in meeting mandated obligations to include theory and practice of Arms Control negotiations and compliance, US and AF policy development processes, and the ability to perform requirements determination analysis. 2. Comprehensive knowledge of programming, planning and budget guidelines and processes for resource advisors and equipment custodians. 3. Knowledge of intercontinental ballistic missile operations and maintenance procedures. Knowledge of safety (including general explosives safety practices), security (handling, storage, protection, and shipping of classified information), and records management regulations, practices, and procedures. 4. Skilled in performing diplomatic assessments of Arms Control Treaties and Agreements and the ability to translate installation issues, procedures, and concerns to Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) inspection team personnel, HHQ (MAJCOM, Air Staff, and OSD) offices, and to international inspectors. 5. Ability to interpret treaties, agreements, written directives, plans, and instructions to ensure installation units maintain compliance with all applicable treaties and agreements. Ability to make instant decisions and select a course of action under high stress conditions associated with Contingency situations. 6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with demonstrated skill in working with foreign language interpreters in both formal and informal situations. 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 IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. 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. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. 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. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11599900 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.