Historian Job in RAMSTEIN, GERMANY

Employer
Location
RAMSTEIN Germany
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 06, 2017
Closes
Dec 08, 2017
Ref
102654935
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Job Details

Historian Job in RAMSTEIN, GERMANY

Historian Job in RAMSTEIN, GERMANY

Vacancy No. Department U.S. Air Forces, Europe Salary $62,722.00 to $81,541.00 Grade 12 to 12 Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time Open Date 12/5/2017 Close Date 12/11/2017 Who may apply Status Candidates Locations: RAMSTEIN, GERMANY

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview
  • Open & closing dates
    12/05/2017 to 12/11/2017
  • Salary
    $62,722 to $81,541 per year
  • Pay scale & grade
    GS 12
  • Work schedule
    Full-Time
  • Appointment type
    Permanent - Multiple Appointment Types


Location
Few vacancies in the following location:

  • Ramstein, Germany


Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

This job is open to

  • Federal employees

    Current or former competitive service employees, including:
    • Merit promotion
    • Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
    • Transfer



  • Veterans


  • Individuals with a disability


  • Military Spouses



Announcement number
9N-AFPC-10093446-046192-SDS

Control number
485862800

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

    To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

    Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide:

    Internal Employees (Air Force Employee - Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)
    DoD Transfer - Army, Navy, DFAS, etc. (Excluding Air Force)
    Former Federal Employees (Reinstatement)
    Schedule A, Individuals with Disabilities, click here for additional information
    Military Spouse Preference for Overseas Employment
    Excepted Service Family Member for Overseas Employment
    Family Member Preference for Overseas Employment
    ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program)
    Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)
    VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act)

    You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.
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    Responsibilities

    The primary purpose of this position is: To serve as staff historian at a MAJCOM office that services rapidly evolving high-tech and/or administrative units and tenants that can include joint and allied military agencies. Manages the history program and provides professional history policy and guidance to all installation or center units and tenants under service agreement. Work typically involves critical analysis of large, complex, major projects and is characterized by the need for substantial problem analysis.
    • Conducts research and writes MAJCOM history. Obtains pertinent data from all available documentary sources by consulting key staff personnel. Conducts intensive study and critical analysis of gathered source material to become familiar with all aspects of the subject. Determines accuracy, authenticity, and value of gathered source material.
    • Serves as authoritative advisor, responds to queries, and conducts outreach. Acts as an authoritative advisor to staff offices, subordinate historians, and other installation activities in the review of history reports and historical matters and prepares comments and suggestions which serve as formal guidance.
    • Creates special studies, presents lectures, participates in seminars, and conducts staff visits. Supplies specialized historical information and data to the MAJCOM commander and staff, other Air Force and government agencies, and other authorized individuals in support of Air Force positions on matters of congressional and legal interest.
    • Participates in wartime and contingency operations; deploys to contingency locations. When deployed, collects and safeguards documents concerning contingency operations.


    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    12

    Who May Apply This job is open to… Federal Employees, VEOA, Individuals with Disabilities, and Military Spouses. See Job Summary for further information on "Who May Apply".
    Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

  • Job family (Series)
    0170 History

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    • Historians


  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
    • A top security clearance is required
    • PCS expenses will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
    • Position requires drug testing
    • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
    • Position requires a valid driver's license
    • Position is designated as Emergency Essential

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • The employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
    • The employee may be required to travel on military and commercial aircraft.
    • This position is emergency-essential (E-E). The incumbent of this position must meet all requirements of E-E positions and may be required as a condition of employment to take a series of vaccinations and annual boosters to immunize against anthrax and other diseases. During a crisis, the incumbent must continue to perform the E-E duties until relieved by proper authority.
    • The incumbent may be required to take part in readiness exercises. This position cannot be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the organization to function effectively. This meets the criteria of an E-E position and requires that the incumbent be removed from any military recall status.
    • All E-E employees must perform E-E duties during a crisis or after noncombatants evacuate. Failing to perform assigned E-E duties may result in disciplinary action against the incumbent up to and including removal from the Federal service.
    • Work will require frequent or long term CONUS or OCONUS travel away from the normal duty station.
    • The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
    • The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. A valid driver's license is required for the position.
    • The employee must attend and successfully complete the Historian Training Course within 12 months of hiring action.
    • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.


    Qualifications
    Basic Requirements for GS-0170: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) history; or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.
    OR
    Combination of Education and Experience: courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown in the job opportunity announcement, plus appropriate experience or additional education
    AND
    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience for GS-0170-12 which includes applying professional historical principles, projects, concepts, research techniques and sources, and methodology; conducting research and writing organization history; obtaining pertinent data from all available documentary sources; conducting intensive study and critical analysis of gathered source historical material; determining accuracy, authenticity, and value of gathered source material.. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-11 grade/level or equivalent in the federal service. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.

    FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

    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 professional historical principles, projects, concepts, research techniques and sources, and methodology.
    2. Knowledge of Air Force and/or command history programs and current operations, policies, programs, and activities, especially as they apply to a large complex installation or center and its mission.
    3. Knowledge of Air Force history program policies and practices to perform organizational research, research planning and support, research projects, research design, and military research.
    4. Knowledge of effective techniques required to conduct oral history interviews and research.
    5. Ability to plan detailed and complex studies; anticipate and solve problems; and to collect, organize, and interrelate large amounts of diversely formatted data drawn from a wide variety of sources.
    6. Ability to critically evaluate sources of information and establish validity of historical facts.

    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
    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    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 programs. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    Important Overseas Information: Applicants interested in applying for overseas locations please click here to review important information regarding the exceptional family member program.

    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.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 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.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations, your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application - Questionnaire
  • Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
  • Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    • Benefits for federal employees
    • Healthcare insurance
    • Pay and leave


    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/11/2017

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10093446

    To begin the process, click the button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
    If you are unable to , view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 10093446

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

    Agency contact information Total Force Service Center

    Phone
    1-800-525-0102
    Email
    DO.NOT.EMAIL@CALL.ONLY

    Address

    Ramstein AB
    Unit 3220 Box 365
    APO, AE
    US

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    Next steps

    Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

  • Fair & Transparent
    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

    Legal and regulatory guidance
    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



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