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Air Force Materiel Command CHAPLAIN in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to to manage the installation Catholic Program and to assist the Installation Chaplain in fulfilling the Chaplain Corps' mission of ministry to the Roman Catholic personnel at the installation. Responsibilities 1. Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the installation Catholic community, ensuring that the Catholic program complies with legal and regulatory requirements and those of AMS and meets customer needs. 2. Represents the organization and the Catholic Community to a variety of installation and functional area organizations. 3. Provider of Roman Catholic worship, liturgy, rites and pastoral care. 4. Exercises management oversight responsibilities. Advises and provides training to contractors and volunteer staff regarding policies, procedures and directives of management. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Due to the use of 120-day rosters, the period of experience listed below may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree with not less than 120 semester hours (180 quarter hours) from a qualifying educational institution. AND post-baccalaureate graduate degree in the field of theological or related studies from an accredited institution, with not less than 72 semester hours (108 quarter hours) of graduate-level work. Related studies may include graduate courses in Pastoral counseling, social work, religious administration, and similar disciplines when one-half of the earned graduate credits include topics in general religion, world religions, the practice of religion, theology/religious philosophy, ethics, and/or the foundational writings from the applicant's religious tradition. (You must submit copies of official college transcripts.) AND ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENT. Receive ecclesiastical endorsement from a religious organization meeting the administrative qualification of DoDI 1304.28, "The Appointment and Service of Chaplains" SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes two years of religious leadership experience for an active component appointment to qualify for GS-11, you must have professional experience which has demonstrated both practical pastoral knowledge and skill, and ability to minister in a pluralistic setting. AND I have a baccalaureate degree with not less than 120 semester hours (180 quarter hours) from a qualifying educational institution. AND post-graduate degree in the field of theological or related studies from an accredited institution, with not less than 72 semester hours (108 quarter hours) of graduate-level work. Related studies may include graduate courses in Pastoral counseling, social work, religious administration, and similar disciplines when one-half of the earned graduate credits include topics in general religion, world religions, the practice of religion, theology/religious philosophy, ethics, and/or the foundational writings from the applicant's religious tradition. (You must submit copies of official college transcripts.) AND ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENT. Receive ecclesiastical endorsement from a religious organization meeting the administrative qualification of DoDD 1304.19, "Appointment of Chaplains for the Military Services." NOTE: Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of Scripture, teachings of the Roman Catholic faith and Canon Law. 2. Knowledge of the role of Catholic clergy in a diverse and pluralistic military religious environment. 3. Ability to oversee a comprehensive Catholic religious education program serving adults and children. 4. Ability to assist in traumatic stress response counseling, pastoral crisis intervention and suicide prevention counseling. 5. Ability to work well with chaplains and religious affairs airmen in an ecumenical/interfaith setting. 6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK 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. Education IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Additional Information Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position. Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: Military Spouse Preference applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Spouse Preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11740147 To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and restriction from the workplace. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here. Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.

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