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Lead Management and Program Analyst

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  • Air Force Test Center

Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the United States Air Force.

The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) is where tomorrows Air Force is tested! Long considered the “Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe”, AFTC is truly where Air Force superiority begins. Home to many Aerospace establishments and records, AFTC remains the state-of-the-art leader in Aerospace testing, and provides the warfighter with cutting-edge technology. AFTC does not only celebrate its past, but we continue to lead from the front. Join our team today and make Aerospace history!

The Air Force Test Center is looking for a Full-Time Lead Management and Program Analyst (NH-0343-03) to work at the 96 Test Wing, 96 Cyberspace Test Group, 48 Cyberspace Test Squadron, (48 CTS DET 1/TGEE) at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, CA.

NO 6-MONTH WAIT! Recently retired and/or retiring from MILITARY service ARE eligible for immediate appointment for AFTC positions. The 180-day waiting period has been waived for AFTC to hire recently retired and/or retiring service members.

Full-time Air Force Civilian Service employees enjoy the below benefits, and more!
• Paid Time-Off:
o 11 Federal Holidays off per year
o Vacation time (Annual Leave) accumulates based on length of employment. Starts at 13 days (104 hours) per year and up to 26 days (208 hours) per year
o 13 sick days per year (104 hours)
• Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family
• Retirement:
o Pension: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
o 401K: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) available with up to 5% agency matching
• Flexible work schedules and shift work may be available (depends on position)
• Employee assistance Programs
• Health and Wellness resources
• Tuition Assistance & Professional Development opportunities
• Many career enhancement and promotion opportunities

To learn more about our benefits, check out the following link:

• This position MAY be eligible for a recruitment/relocation incentive. Specifics will be discussed with the Selecting Official.

Telework Information:
• Eligible for situational telework only, including Emergency and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prescribed “Unscheduled Telework.”

Travel Requirements:
• Up to 25% Travel possible

This position has a typical 2024 salary range of $101,121 – $156,323 (includes locality).

Announcement Closes: 11 June 2024 at 11:59 pm (EST)

Position specific skills and experience desired in a potential candidate:
• At least 2 years of experience in resource management and administrative office support.
• Experience in planning, organizing, and directing functions and staff.
• Experience communicating effectively with a broad range of personnel both orally and in writing to include the proficient use of modern computer software applications in support of communications and presentations is highly desired.

The primary purpose of this position serves as a Resource/Management Analyst with responsibility for providing oversight for administrative management support to the organization in one or more vital areas such as, task management, procurement, documents, and reports preparations, and/or other related administrative activities including program analysis. Responsible for the application of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to research, investigate, interview, analyze trends or problems, identify solutions, and develop data for effective management and execution of the organization's mission.

Major Duties:
• Focal point for managing the programmatic planning and integration. Participates in long- and short-range programmatic planning; analyzes all resources, (finances, manpower, and facility requirements) and provides definitive problem-solving methodology to the myriad of problems that may arise.
• Collects, analyzes, and assembles data; and prepares reports/briefings for all levels within the TW (including senior management), as well as external customers. Leads multi-discipline project teams to refine, apply efficient and effective methods and procedures for accomplishment of the work. Documents processes, provides on-the-job training, and maintains complete records which are accessible by team members and leadership.
• Overseas, manages and assists in executing organizational travel, training, and equipment budgets. Performs budget review of purchase requests, validating budget line in the Squadron/Organization master budget database. Performs monthly reconciliation against FM budget records, identifying and resolving any discrepancies between the two systems. Manages the Squadron/Organization process tracking status of "approved" unfunded requests through purchasing.

• U.S. Citizenship
• Obtain & maintain Security clearance.
• This is a designated Drug Testing Position.
• DAWIA certification (Level ll- desired) - must be able to obtain certification within 1-2 years of assignment.
• Some travel may be required (less than 25%)
• Knowledge of project, and resource management practices and procedures.
• Knowledge of the operations, products, services, needs and goals of the program(s) and the organizations studied or served, and related customers, functions, resources, and users.
• Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and procedures to a variety of situations and to recommend timely economical solutions.

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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.

Air Force Test Center is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We recognize diversity encompasses many parts of one’s identity including but not limited to race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability status, and veteran status. AFTC encourages ALL candidates to apply as our employees’ points of view are key to our success.

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