PROTOCOL OFFICER


Vacancy ID: 2009634   Announcement Number: 4V-AFPC-2009634-027540-TYH   USAJOBS Control Number: 479159100

Social Security Number

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Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 2009634


1. Title of Job

PROTOCOL OFFICER


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

If not already selected, please indicate your lowest acceptable pay plan, grade level, or pay band:


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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 PROTOCOL OFFICER

21. Geographic Availability

Please select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and willing to accept employment.


040127019 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).
23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

Please answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate response.  If the question does not apply you may skip that question.  NOTE: Applicants are responsible for claiming their appropriate eligibility/eligibilities.  We are not responsible for erroneous eligibilities that you list or those you fail to list. All competitive eligible candidates must complete the entire Assessment Questionnaire as part of the application package. Ensure you thoroughly read the instructions for each section.

1. Air Force Employee- I am a current permanent Career or Career-Conditional Air Force Employee in the competitive service. If you are a current GS employee or have been a (non-temporary) GS employee within the past 52 weeks you must also answer the questions below regarding highest grade held.

A. Yes
B. No

2. Air Force DCIPS Employee - I am a current permanent AF DCIPS Employee in the excepted service with reinstatement rights since: a) I previously held a Career (Tenure 1) competitive service appointment; or; b) I previously held a Career-Conditional (Tenure 2) appointment before being appointed into a DCIPS position. I had no break in service; or I had a break in service of less than 3 years. If you respond to this question and are a current GG employee but held a GS position within the past 52 weeks you must also answer the questions regarding highest permanent GS grade held below.

A. Yes
B. No

3. DoD Transfer (Excluding Air Force) - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional DoD (Army, Navy, Marines, DLA, DFAS, or DoDEA) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent career/career conditional SF-50 AND you a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

A. Yes
B. No

4. Non-DoD Transfer- I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional Non-DoD (Dept of Labor, VA, etc.,) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent career/career conditional SF-50 AND a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

A. Yes
B. No

5. Reinstatement- I was previously employed as a federal civilian on a permanent competitive appointment and requesting consideration for reinstatement in the competitive service.  (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent competitive career/career conditional separation SF-50 AND a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

A. Yes
B. No

6. I am a current permanent federal service employee and I am applying for this position to be considered as a:

A. Promotion Candidate - I am eligible for promotion consideration since I have never held a position at this grade level in the federal government on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

B. Repromotion Candidate - I am eligible for non-competitive repromotion consideration since I've held a higher graded permanent competitive service position in the federal government or a permanent position with the same or higher promotion potential as this position. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

C. Noncompetitive Reassignment Candidate - I am eligible for non-competitive reassignment consideration since I've held, or currently hold a permanent competitive service position in the federal government with equal or higher promotion potential as this position. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

D. Noncompetitive Voluntary Change to Lower Grade (CLG) Candidate - I am eligible and requesting consideration for a voluntary CLG since I've held, or currently hold a permanent competitive service position. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your current permanent position).

7. If you have held a permanent General Schedule position in the competitive service in the last 52 weeks, please select the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks. If you have not held a GS position in the last 52 weeks, please skip this question. If the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks is not in the General Schedule, please select the GS grade equivalent to the highest grade you have held. If your highest GS grade or equivalent is above the GS-09, please skip to the next question.

A. I do not know my highest GS grade or equivalent.
B. GS-01 through GS-04
C. GS-05
D. GS-06
E. GS-07
F. GS-08
G. GS-09

8. If you have held a permanent General Schedule position in the competitive service in the last 52 weeks, please select the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks. If you have not held a GS position in the last 52 weeks, please skip this question. If the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks is not in the General Schedule, please select the GS grade equivalent to the highest grade you have held.

A. GS-10
B. GS-11
C. GS-12
D. GS-13
E. GS-14
F. GS-15 or Above

9. I am retired from Federal civilian service and receiving an annuity.

A. Yes
B. No

Please answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate response.  If the question does not apply you may skip that question.  NOTE: Applicants are responsible for claiming their appropriate eligibility/eligibilities.  We are not responsible for erroneous eligibilities that you list or those you fail to list. All competitive eligible candidates must complete the entire Assessment Questionnaire as part of the application package. Ensure you thoroughly read the instructions for each section.

A- Yes
B- No

10. PPP Registered Mil Spouse - I am registered in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Program S as a Military Spouse of an Active Duty Military Member of the U.S. Armed Forces (including the U.S. Coast Guard and full-time National Guard).

11. 30% Disabled Veteran- I am a disabled veteran rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more; or a disabled veteran who retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30 percent or more; AND my discharge was under conditions other than dishonorable. NOTE: If you respond "yes" to this statement, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214 documenting final military discharge, release or retirement (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA), or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that you have a service-connected disability of 30% or more along with your application/resume package.

12. Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)- I am a disabled veteran; or a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war declared by Congress, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a military operation for which the Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or I have separated from active duty within the past 3 years; AND separated under honorable conditions. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you must submit copies of DD-214s (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any), and proof of any preference eligibility along with your application/resume package. Applicants eligible under the VRA appointing authority may be appointed to any grade level for which qualified up to GS-11 or equivalent.

13.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)- I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military - OR - I am a preference eligible; AND my discharge was performed under honorable conditions. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you must submit copies of DD-214s (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any), and proof of any preference eligibility along with your application/resume package.

14. Recently Retired Military - I am a current or prior active duty military that is retiring or has been retired from active duty less than 180 days.  Hiring  (appointments or transfers) of retiring (terminal leave) or retired members of the Armed Forces to positions in any DoD Component during the 180 days immediately following retirement may only be made IAW DoDI 1402.01 and may require a waiver for appointment prior to the 180 days from official military retirement.

A. Yes
B. No

Please answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate response.  If the question does not apply you may skip that question.  NOTE: Applicants are responsible for claiming their appropriate eligibility/eligibilities.  We are not responsible for erroneous eligibilities that you list or those you fail to list. All competitive eligible candidates must complete the entire Assessment Questionnaire as part of the application package. Ensure you thoroughly read the instructions for each section.

A- Yes
B- No

15. Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) - I am currently serving on a NAFI or Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) position without time limitation, or I have been involuntarily separated from such an appointment without personal cause within the preceding year; AND, I have been serving or have served in such a position continuously for at least one year. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent personnel action form and a prior personnel action form which will reflect at least one year of continuous service as a NAF/AAFES employee along with your application/resume package.

16. Individuals with Disabilities - I certify that I have either a severe physical, psychiatric, or intellectual disability. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you will be required to submit a certification statement from a state Vocational Rehabilitation Service (state or private), Department of Veterans Affairs, a licensed medical professional (e.g., a Physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory, to practice medicine); or any Federal agency, State agency or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits along with your application/resume package. Identification of eligibility for the Schedule A hiring authority is entirely voluntary. Disability documentation will be used solely to determine eligibility for this special hiring authority and will be kept confidential in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act. If you choose to not self-identify under Schedule A for this vacancy you will be found ineligible for consideration; however, you will not be prohibited from applying to any open vacancy announcement using the standard competitive process.

17. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD federal agency (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.

This section is used to determine if your current performance rating is acceptable for further consideration.  All applicants must read the following statement and select the most appropriate response.

18. All current federal employees must have a minimum performance rating of acceptable or higher to be considered for placement. Current federal employees who have a current unacceptable performance rating will be excluded from consideration. NOTE: Failure to select one of the below responses will render you ineligible for further consideration.

A. I am a current federal employee and have a current acceptable performance rating or higher.
B. I am a current federal employee and have a current unacceptable performance rating.
C. I am a new current federal employee and have not received a performance rating as of this date.
D. Not applicable, I am not a current federal employee.

All applicants must complete the following section. This section will be used to determine your ability and willingness to accept certain conditions of employment or meet certain requirements of the position. Respond yes or no to the following statement. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS SECTION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

1. I am able and willing to accept an emergency/mission essential position which requires me to report to work and/or remain at work regardless of inclement weather; national disasters/emergencies, I must be removed from military recall status; and that I may not join a reserve unit while assigned to an emergency/mission essential position.

A. Yes
B. No

ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THIS SECTION: This section will be used to determine if you possess the basic experience and/or education needed to qualify for this PROTOCOL OFFICER, GS-0301-11 position. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS ITEM WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

2. From the descriptions below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your experience and/or education relevant to the position of a PROTOCOL OFFICER, GS-0301-11.

A. I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade, GS-09, level or band (or equivalent in other pay systems), which has equipped me with experience necessary to perform the job. Examples of creditable specialized experience include knowledge of evaluative and analytical techniques for applying the principles of protocol to a variety of projects and circumstances. Also, knowledge of principles and techniques of protocol applicable to visiting dignitaries, conferences, ceremonies, exercises, etc.

B. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. This education was directly related to the work of the position and provided me with the knowledge, skills, and ability to do the work of this position. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
C. I have part of the experience described in A, and I have part of the education described in B. Therefore, I have a combination of experience and graduate level education. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
D. I do not meet the criteria described in statements A, B, C above.

All competitive eligible candidates must complete the following section which identifies your related experience/training. Failure to respond to the assessment questionnaire will result in an ineligible rating. For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. Non-competitive eligible candidates do not need to complete the entire assessment questionnaire; you may proceed to the last section and complete the certification of application statement.

A- I do not have education, training or experience performing this task; however, I believe I have the ability, knowledge and/or skill to perform this task.
B- I have never or have seldom performed this task. However, I have had education, training or some experience in this task and believe I could complete this task.
C- I perform or have performed this task regularly. My work may, at times, be monitored or reviewed by others to validate proficiency; however, seldom requires re-work.
D- I perform or have performed this task as a regular part of my duties. I am proficient in this task and do not require assistance. My work performing this task meets or exceeds standards.
E- I perform or have performed this task as a regular part of my duties. I accomplish this task independently and proficiently, meeting or surpassing expectations. I am able to join any organization and successfully accomplish this task without training.

3. Apply knowledge of protocol and etiquette at all times.

4. Review legality of all expenditures to ensure compliance with organization directives.

5. Develop a complete protocol training program for incoming personnel.

6. Develop and propose itineraries for Distinguished Visitors (DVs).

7. Meet and greet dignitaries on their arrival and accompany them throughout their visit.

8. Ensure appropriate transportation and escorts for attendees.

9. Plan all conferences hosted by headquarters and attended by senior leadership.

10. Prepare a periodic status report of fund activities.

11. Conduct orientation for newly assigned individual to familiarize them with the mission of the organization.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THIS SECTION: As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume and documents you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period, or other disciplinary action, including termination. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: Understand this warning; have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and verified that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

12. Failure to agree or respond to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position. Select the most appropriate response below.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my response to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.