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Airport Strategic Planner

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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 Airport Strategic Planner (NH-0343-03) to work at the 412th Test Wing, 412th Civil Engineer Group (412 CEG/CE) at Edwards AFB 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

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• This position MAY be eligible for a recruitment/relocation incentive. Specifics will be discussed with the Selecting Official.
• This position MAY be eligible for paid relocation (Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs MAY be paid). Specifics will be discussed with the Selecting Official.
• This position MAY be eligible for a Student Loan Repayment (SLR) incentive. Specifics will be discussed with the Selecting Official.

Telework Information:
• Position not eligible for 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: 12 June 2024 at 11:59 pm (EST)

Position specific skills and experience desired in a potential candidate:
- 2 years of experience in air side community and strategic planning desired.
- 2 years of experience in conducting thorough assessments and analyses to identify opportunities for process optimization and improvement.
- 2 years of experience of community engagement strategies.
- 2 years of experience in being an expert in Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word.
- 2 years of experience in fostering positive relationships and consensus-building to achieve shared goals and objectives.

In this position the Airport Strategic Planner will ensure optimal performance and maintenance efficiency of Air Force weapon systems through comprehensive planning, evaluation, and alignment of mission and values, we aim to address challenges, predict developments, and execute strategic actions for long-term success.

Major Duties:
- Formulate a detailed process plan that serves as a roadmap for airside strategic planning, integrating the organization’s vision, mission, goals and objectives against new aviation weapon system testing. Align strategic initiatives with the diverse needs and expectations of external Air Force stakeholders, customers, and regulatory authorities to ensure long-term bed down, facility support, and mission success and sustainability.
- Conducts thorough assessments of the support provided by the 412 Civil Engineer Group to the 412th Test Wing. Ensures the efficiency of testing processes for existing and future Air Force weapon systems, focusing on improvised performance and decreased maintenance objectives. Work with HQ AFIMSC, AFCEC and HQ AFMC for new mission programming and funding assistance.
- Clearly defines and articulates the mission, vision and values of the 412th Civil Engineer Group to establish a cohesive and guiding framework. Communicates this framework internally and externally, fostering a shared understanding and commitment to the organization’s purpose and direction related to new customer bed down needs, infrastructure assignments and installation development planning for 412 TW Strategic Alignment.
- Implements a robust monitoring and evaluation system for strategic planning, conducting regular assessments of its effectiveness. Proactively identify areas for modification or improvement, ensuring adaptability in a dynamic and competitive environment. Conducts quarterly program management reviews to align strategic goals with the objectives of the 412th Test Wing, internal Air Force customers, and external DoD partners.

- U.S. Citizenship
- Obtain & maintain Security clearance
- Ability to plan and execute complex, multi-faceted projects/programs simultaneously
- Ability to recognize and analyze problems, conduct research, analyze and summarize results and make appropriate recommendations
- Ability to create and update databases and produce written and graphic presentations in Excel, Access etc.

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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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