Program Analyst (Education)

Department Of Defense Montgomery , AL 36101

Posted 2 weeks ago

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Director, Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) Program, overseeing and directing the independent work of a wide variety of functions of the Air Force COOL Program, which enhance the Department of the Air Force goals and initiatives pertaining to force readiness, professional development, retention.

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  • Plans organizes, and directs the activities of a flight that conducts capabilities-based credentialing studies and oversees management of the Air Force COOL Program.

  • Implements Air Force credentialing policy as authorized by DoD, AF/A1, AETC/A1, and CCAF.

  • Provides individual career, academic, and force development advisement to military personnel pursuing CCAF undergraduate degree, vocational, technical, licensure/certification, and professional development opportunities.

  • Monitors, evaluates, and coordinates assigned programs and briefs management officials on program status.

  • Conducts analyses and reviews, develops, and maintains the Air Force COOL program policies, processes, and website.

  • Analyzes and evaluates knowledge and skill identified in pertinent Air Force curriculum documents/course materials and Career Field Education and Training Plans (CFETP) and (cont)

  • (cont) articulates evaluated data and relatedness towards applicable licensure/certifications.

  • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0343 Management And Program Analysis

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see

  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized

  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments

  • Air Force military and civilian education, training, and credentialing skills and practical experience are critical to the successful completion of the work

  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft

  • May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays and/or overtime

  • Possession of a Baccalaureate degree in a management discipline or a subject-matter field appropriate to the position from an accredited four-year institution is highly desired

  • Personal data, to which the employee has access, are controlled by the Privacy Act of 1974 and must be safeguarded appropriately

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance

  • This is a Mission-Essential position performing a Mission-Critical-Function which must continue uninterrupted after the occurrence of an emergency and continued through full resumption of all functions

  • Position is Centrally Managed and PCS is authorized


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, for the GS-0343, Management and Program Analysis Series.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS12: Applicant must have one (1) year of specialized experience which includes the employee must have expert knowledge of the Air Force Credentialing Program processes and customers (internal and external). Extensive knowledge of educational theories, principles, procedures, and practices of Air Force and Civilian technical education and training programs in order to develop, manage, and administer a comprehensive credentialing program. Comprehensive knowledge of civilian licensure and certification principles and procedures, including: qualification requirements, education processes, and examination processes. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-11 grade/level or equivalent position in the federal service.

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 educational theories, principles, procedures, and practices of Air Force and Civilian technical education and training programs in order to develop, manage and administer a comprehensive credentialing program.

2.Knowledge of civilian licensure and certification principles and procedures, including: qualification requirements, education processes, and examination processes. Knowledge of Air Force technical education curricula, their development, and how they relate to effective mission accomplishment in each Air Force occupational specialty.

3.Knowledge of variety of academic, occupational, vocational, and career development resources (educational and/or community). Knowledge of safety, security, personnel management, and EEO regulations, practices, and procedures.

4.Knowledge and skill in use of Air Force Credentialing Program management tools and resources, including: Microsoft Office; supporting databases; internet-based systems and applications; Structured Query Language (SQL); and the Air Force COOL website.

5.Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the credentialing background, authority, and goals of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Under Secretary of Defense (PR), Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), AF/A1, AETC/A1, and Air University.

6.Skill in communicating orally and in writing to Air Force senior staff and civilian credentialing agency executives, including the ability to deal with diverse populations, clearly, concisely and with technically accuracy.

7.Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and mentor, motivate, and appraise the staff of an organization through subordinate supervisors. Ability to plan, organize and lead other in studies or projects and where proposals involve substantial resources and require extensive changes in established concepts and procedures; to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations. Ability to identify necessary training and skill requirements and develop programs that assist in meeting licensure and certification eligibility and qualification 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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