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Air Force Materiel Command PROTOCOL SPECIALIST in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

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 protocol expertise for event/visit management as part of a 3- star Center Commander's protocol staff. Responsible for strategic type (overall) planning and execution of all types of matters pertaining to Air Force protocol for the base and AFLCMC. Will act in the absence of the Chief of Protocol. Responsibilities Performs strategic type planning and execution for all aspects of a wide variety of complex protocol visits, conferences, conventions and other applicable programs involving distinguished visitors (DV), guests, and groups (e.g. Congressional/Political representatives, Brig General and civilian equivalent or higher, etc.). Serves as the lead protocol project agent in charge of orchestrating the arrival and departure of distinguished visitors (DV) code 6 to include Brig General and civilian equivalent or higher. Performs administrative functions in support of Protocol mission. Performs a variety of miscellaneous functions that may involve setting up courtesy and regularly scheduled executive level meetings as well as mentoring/directing subordinate enlisted military or civilian personnel. Incumbent is also responsible for administration, under the direction of the Protocol Officer, of the Commander's Contingency Funds, otherwise known as Official Representation Funds (ORF) which are appropriated funds (APF) guided by AFI 65-603. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Experience requirements are described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Group Coverage Qualifications Standard for Administrative and Management Positions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower broadband NH-02, equivalent to the next lower grade GS-11 or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience include experience providing protocol expertise for event/visit management; providing strategic type planning and execution of matters pertaining to protocol activities; and applying the concepts, principles, and techniques to establish, implement, and maintain a proactive protocol program. NOTE: Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. 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. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in order to gain cooperation as well as inspire, motivate, and guide others through tact, courtesy, and diplomacy when accomplishing work and coordinating official functions. 2. Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply US, AF, other services' and country's government and military protocol procedures and guidelines. 3. Ability to manage time and adapt to changes under pressure. 4. Knowledge and skill in use of computer database and word processing applications such as Microsoft Office Suite. 5. Ability to plan, organize and execute complex, multifaceted projects. 6. Knowledge of methods, practices, and techniques of protocol to enable the incumbent to function as technical authority to develop and execute protocol requirements. 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 AcqDemo Expanded Probationary Period for Supervisors and Managers: An additional supervisory probationary period of one year may be required when an employee is officially assigned to a different supervisory position. 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: Military Spouse Preference 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 Military Spouse Preference. 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 11879197 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.