These positions are being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority.
The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to positions designated pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve Act (DAWIA); positions are located Air Force-Wide.
Positions are filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule.
Pay may vary by geographic location.
There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority.
The PALACE Acquire Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan.
As a Palace Acquire Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving.
The program offers a 3-yearformal training plan withyearly salary increases.
Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval.
This is your opportunity to begin a successful civilian career with the United States Air Force.
Air Force Qualification Standards To qualify for a GS-07: Completion of 1 full year of graduate level education, or bachelor's degree with Superior academic Achievement as provided in the "General Policies and Instructions" for Qualifications Standards Operating Manual, or 5 academic years of pre-professional study, or 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-5.
To qualify for a GS-09: Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B or J.D., if related.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 ; GS-07 grade level.
Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of cost estimating methods and techniques.
Ability to collect,organize, and analyze financial data.
Ability to perform research to identify cost schedules and performance data.
Ability to work accurately with figures.
Ability to communicate orally,and in writing.
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.
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience, click on the following link: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG)Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-07 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.
The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.
Once the application and selection process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the applicable OPM qualification requirements.
To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made.
Applicants who fail to provide the necessary documentation to support their educational grade point average/masters degree requirements, qualifying experience or veterans' preference claim will be determined incomplete, ineligible or not identified as claiming veterans' preference.
Please follow all instructions carefully.
Errors or omissions may affect your consideration in the referral and selection process.
RECRUITMENT KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ANDABILITIES (KSA) 1. Knowledge of well established laws, regulations, policies, precedents, methods and techniques applicable to common budgeting, cost analysis, and financial analysis work.
2. Knowledge of commonly used budget formulation and execution practices, procedures, and guidelines.
3. Knowledge of management theories, principles, concepts and practices; and life cycle management policies, procedures, and practices.
4. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of research inquiry and cost.
5. Knowledge of methods and practices used in research and analysis of data and the practical application of IT in doing such work.
6. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
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