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Management 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 Management Analyst (NH-0343-02) to work at the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) in the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), in Workforce Planning (AEDC/DPR), at Arnold AFB in Tullahoma, TN.

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:

Telework Information:
•Up to 40% telework possible (must reside in the local area)

Travel Requirements:
•Up to 25% Travel possible

This position has a typical 2024 salary range of $39,579 - $94,317 (includes locality).

Announcement Closes: 1 July 2024 at 11:59 pm (EST)

Position specific skills and experience desired in a potential candidate:
-Intermediate experience in Microsoft Office Suites (MS) Documents, especially Excel, TEAMs, PowerPoint, and Word
-Experience with MS Power Business Intelligence (Power BI) a plus.
-Knowledge of process improvement techniques such as Lean Six Sigma, benchmarking, metric/statistical analysis, and process flow charting.

This position provides senior leadership with management advice on effective and economical management of manpower resources; and provide advice and support to serviced organizations by creating an innovative management culture and operating style. Quantify manpower requirements for the Air Force and maximize total force effectiveness and efficiency by conducting manpower determinant and process improvement projects and using up-to-date process improvement and management engineering techniques. Conduct and facilitate short-notice, high visibility special manpower studies and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) events as directed by MAJCOMs and local leadership.

Major Duties:
-Resolves issues of moderate scope, and proposes new process flows, organizational structures, realignment of functions.
-Applies Air Force Manpower Standards/Determinants and keeps management informed of workforce authorization issues.
-Prepares detailed plans and performs work measurement, methods and procedures, manpower requirements utilization, benchmarking, and/or time engineered studies for substantive work processes and functions that are interrelated to improve production efficiency.
-Identifies need for, or receives and evaluates, Manpower Change Request and Organizational Change Request for submission to higher headquarters.
-Provides management support services in the areas of strategic planning alignment, program manpower cost analysis, annual and multi-year fiscal planning, development of annual and multi-year fiscal planning (e.g., Defense Planning Guidance (DPG), Planning, Programming, Budgeting System (PPBS) cycle, etc.), development of annual work plan(s), and/or commercial activity for organization(s) whose operations are interrelated and fairly stable.

-U.S. Citizenship
-Obtain & maintain appropriate security clearance
-Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station.
­-Ability and skill using personal computer (PC) to operate data base management systems, requirements analysis, and data manipulation and extraction techniques.
-Ability to communicate effectively; skill in conducting interviews with employees, supervisors, and management officials at MAJCOM and HQ USAF to obtain information about organizational missions, functions, and work procedures.
-Ability to carry out and complete assignments involving complex work with diverse and dynamic groups by gaining their cooperation with tact, courtesy, and diplomacy and moving them towards an ownership of their objective without imposing personal bias.
-Knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD), Joint Service and AF management engineering, organization and CPI principles, concepts, and methodologies.
-Skill in conducting interviews with supervisors and employees to obtain information about organizational missions, manpower requirements, functions and work procedures.

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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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