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To achieve the mission, the Air Force has a goal of 2% of the workforce made up of individuals with targeted disabilities and 12% with disabilities.
Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u), for hiring people with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. This excepted authority is used to appoint persons with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.
Such individuals may qualify for conversion to permanent status after two years of satisfactory service. Severe physical disabilities include but are not limited to blindness, deafness, paralysis, missing limbs, epilepsy, dwarfism, and more.
These positions are being filled under Schedule A Hiring Authority. Positions are located at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
Positions will be filled as an Excepted Appointment with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by position, pay scale, series and grade.
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems, i.e., AcqDemo (pay scales are found at OPM.gov). All positions, dependent upon grade levels being filled, may require some level of related experience or education. NOTE: New appointment shall be made at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade unless regulatory guidance permits otherwise.
OPM Standard Form 256 provides some examples of disabilities that are considered eligible under the Schedule A Authority at this link: https://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/sf256.pdf
OPM has provided SAMPLE Schedule A Letters for both Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals and Licensed Medical Practitioners at this link:
Reasonable Accommodation: If you are a person with a disability that requires an accommodation for the application process, you must notify the agency at 405-739-3272. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
This public notice may be used to fill one or more vacancies at any time without notification, in any series or grade. Duties and responsibilities for each position vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-09 Target GS-12).
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
2001 General Supply
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
A security clearance may be required
PCS expenses, if authorized, may be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may be authorized
Position may be subject to random drug testing
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
Employee may be required to obtain and maintain certifications
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Some positions may be drug testing designated positions. The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and may be required to participate in random drug testing.
Appointment may be contingent upon passing a physical examination.
Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation and/or security clearance.
This is a Public Notice. This is not an announcement for an open vacancy.
You are applying to a resume database, your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for one year and may be used at any time during this period. When a position is requested to be filled under the Schedule A Hiring Authority, a list of applicants may be provided to management for review and possible selection. You will not receive any notifications and your resume will not be reviewed for qualifications until a position is requested to be filled. If you do not provide all required documents, i.e., Resume, Schedule A letter, Transcripts (if applicable), at the time of application, your application will be considered incomplete and you may not receive consideration for positions.
Documentation of disability is required, i.e., Schedule A Letter. Such documentation is used to verify that the individual being hired is indeed a person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability.
This documentation must be provided to the hiring agency at the time of application, before an individual can be hired. Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
Submission of a VA letter does not qualify as a "Schedule A" letter. You must obtain and submit the Schedule A letter in addition to your VA letter as the VA letter is used for Veteran's preference purposes, not in determining the Schedule A disability.
In addition, upon hiring, the individual with a disability or the agency Human Resource office should complete the Standard Form 256. The SF-256 includes the legal definition of disability and lists various disabilities, including several that are considered targeted disabilities.
EDUCATION: Some positions may require "Basic Education" depending on the series and grade level of the position. If you are applying to positions based on your education or a combination of education and experience, your transcripts are required at the time of application to receive consideration.
EXPERIENCE: The DETAILED description of your work experience in your personal resume must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position and grade being filled. When qualifying based on education and/or training, all transcripts and/or certifications must be submitted at the time of application.
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.
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 program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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