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MPA Opportunity

CLOSE OUT DATE:  Open Until Filled (In Place Date 1 Oct 16)
TOUR LENGTH:  181 with possibility to extend to 365
LOCATION:  Ramstein AB, Germany

Position Description (86 CS Cyber Transport Technician)

· 86 CS Communications Squadron Cyber Transport Technician. The 86 CS's operational mission is to provide robust, reliable and responsive communication and information services, enable interoperability, collaboration and command/control services in support of expeditionary operations.  The 86 CS is the largest Communication Squadron in the USAF and supports the HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA MAJCOM staff, 3AF, 3 Wings, 100+ tenant units, and 27 geographically-separated units.  Personnel working in the Network Infrastructure shop will perform the following information technology support functions:

· Provide C4 for missions supporting USAFE, CENTCOM, AFRICOM
· Configure network/voice infrastructure supporting ops in USAFE, CENTCOM, AFRICOM.
· Maintain, test, troubleshoot, and repair network systems equipment and circuits utilizing tools and test equipment.
· Isolate malfunctions using diagnostic software, technical data, block diagrams, voltage and waveform measurements, and other tests requiring specialized test equipment.
· Personnel assigned to the Network Infrastructure shop should already be upgraded and received their IA certification.  IA Technical Level II certification (SEI 264).

· Cyber Transport Support (AFSC: 3D1X2) required 1 Oct 16 - 30 Sep 17; member will need 181- 365 enlisted days for PCS to fill position.  The numbers include enough time for local check in/out, establishing local accounts (SIPR, NIPR, etc.) and mission spin up.

· CAVEATS:  The 86 CS will consider four personnel for 181-day PCS tours or two personnel for 365-day PCS tours.  This opportunity has received FY 17 funding approval.  This tour is considered un-accompanied.  Logistical support procedures for accompanying family members are handled on a case-by-case basis by the USAFE-AFAFRICA Headquarters Squadron Commander.

· Many ARC members are unfamiliar with differences between PCS and TDY.  In order to be knowledgeable on benefits, entitlements, USERRA rights, etc., applicant should read the USAFE-AFAFRICA/CG PCS checklist for ARC members.  Document is currently under review but POC's below will be able to provide latest version upon request.

· Items required for application acceptance.

· Resume with AFSC and qualifications (SF171 not accepted)
· WING/TAG Acknowledgement letter:  For template letter, see http://www.ang.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-131216-001.pdf
· A favorable US SECRET clearance eligibility prior to arrival.  A NATO SECRET and/or US TOP SECRET clearance is preferred
· Current Physical Fitness Test (all pages) within past 12 months.  Must be valid for up to 90 days from date of application submittal.  Members called to Title 10 (active duty) are required to participate in the Physical Fitness Program IAW AFI 36-2905
· AF Form 422 -Notice of AF Members Qualification Status: With no restrictions and validated within 60 days prior to tour start date.  Form must indicate member does not have a deployment restriction (Code 31) or is undergoing an MEB (Code 37).  Working copy will not be accepted.  Upon final selection, you may need to provide an updated AF422 certified by the NGB/SG office.
· vMPF RIP.  All pages including Total Active Federal Military Service (TAFMS)
· If TAFMS is 16 years or greater, submit a waiver of AD Sanctuary Statement of understanding.  Additional information can be found at: http://www.ang.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-131216-001.pdf
· Joint Credit Accounting and Reporting System (PCARS) from vMPF/MilPDS
· 1095 Day Analysis:  A letter from Wing Budget/Comptroller stating number of days performed in past 1,460 days.  1095-day waivers will NOT be approved for a new PCS to USAFE.  They may be approved for a follow-on year on a case-by-case basis.  Additional information can be found at link in line g. above
· Last 3 OPRs (if applicable)

Points of Contact:
Work center POCs: 
MSgt Mark H. Schwartze, 86 CS/SCOI, Section Chief, Cyber Infrastructure Systems
DSN 314-478-9466, mark.schwartze@us.af.mil

Lt Col Steven A Vaughters, Deputy ANG Advisor
DSN: 314-480-6010, steven.vaughters.1@us.af.mil

Lt Col Lowell "Buzz" Bingham, RMG/RIO Det 8,
DSN 314-480-6013, lowell.bingham@us.af.mil

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