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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as historian that services rapidly evolving high-tech units. Manages the history program and provides professional history policy and guidance to all units under service agreement. Work typically involves critical analysis of large, complex, major projects and is characterized by the need for substantial problem analysis.
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Conducts research and writes wing/center history. Obtains pertinent data from all available documentary sources by consulting key wing/center and tenant personnel.
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.
Participates in wartime and contingency operations; deploys to contingency locations.
Supervises one civilian employee. Plans, schedules and assigns work of subordinate personnel.
50% or less - Work will require frequent or long term CONUS or OCONUS travel away from the normal duty station
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
A Top Secret security clearance is required
PCS is authorized; DNRP is not authorized
This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Disclosure of Political Appointments
This is a drug testing designated position
This position is emergency-essential (E- E). All E-E employees must perform E-E duties during a crisis or after noncombatants evacuate.
Pre-Employment Physical Examination is required
Employee may be required to travel on military and commercial aircraft
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays
A valid driver's license is required for the position
Position will include training in the carrying and use of firearms
Mobility is a condition of employment
Employee must attend and successfully complete the Civilian Historian Orientation Course within 6 months of hiring action
Employee must attend and successfully complete the Historian Contingency Course within 18 months of hiring action
This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968
An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS -11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes; Professional knowledge of historical methodology sufficient to gather and evaluate evidence critically; establish historical facts; determine their relationships; and present the results in a concise, logically oriented narrative characterized by clarity, balance, and consistency with the evidence. Knowledge of Air Force history and current operations, policies, programs, and activities, especially as they apply to the large wing or center and its mission.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A bachelor's degree (or higher) in history or a related field that included at least 18 hours in history. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your official transcripts.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Education that included 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. This combination must equal 100% of the total requirement. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your official transcripts.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. 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.
IF USING 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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