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MPA Opportunity
CLOSE OUT DATE: Open Until Filled (In Place Date 1 Oct 16)
TOUR LENGTH: End of Fiscal Year with possibility of extension
LOCATION: Ramstein AB, Germany

Position Description (Duty Description)

HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA/A6 MCCC Event Controllers serve as the communications focal point for all Air
Force communications units in the USAFE-AFAFRICA AOR. The duties include, but are not limited to:
-Receive, monitor, coordinate, facilitate and lead cross-organizational troubleshooting and repair
-Coordinate fault isolation and restoral activities with DISA, 691 COS, Tech Control Facilities
(TCFs), and CFPs
-Assist customers (e.g. unit CFP, CBCS, or SC) with communications issues or outage resolutions
with external/reach-back organizations (i.e., HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA A6, 691 COS, 624 OC, DISA,
-Serve as EUCOM/AFRICOM Enterprise Operations Center's (EOC) focal point for all theatre
communications and cyber-related HAZCONs, outages, and activities
-Coordinate and report Authorized Service Interruptions (ASIs)
-Coordinate and report MAJCOM Periods of Non-Disruption (PONDs)
-Track and support tactical units during contingencies, exercises and engagements
-Provide command-wide situational awareness on the USAFE-AFAFRICA portion of the AF Information
Network (AFIN) and correlate communication capability disruptions with operational impacts (e.g.
-Report status of C4 networks to include C4I, BMD, NC3, ISR, and tactical systems
-Provide a daily Theater Comm Systems briefing to the HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA/A6
-Perform USAFE-AFAFRICA Facility Control Office (FCO) duties by coordinating and reporting on all
DISA services that originate at or pass through an Air Force supported location within

This position requires excellent communications, organizational skills and a high attention-
to-detail level.  The individual must also be comfortable with collaboration tools, such as
Microsoft Office, SharePoint and TMT.  The use of communications monitoring tools (e.g.,
SolarWinds), knowledge of communications management tools (e.g., TCOSS, WWOLS) is also preferred.
Position requires extensive use of secure communications (e.g., SIPRnet, VoSIP, STE, OMNI, IRIDIUM)
and a SECRET clearance is required. Non-core hours and
on-call support may be required.

A. Cyberspace Systems NCO (AFSC: 3D1XX) required 1 Oct 16 - 30 Sep 17; member will need 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. Due to USAFE-AFAFRICA's
drastically increased operations in the Eastern European theatre, this emerging requirement meets
the ERI threshold for supporting the reassurance and deterrence mission in theater.

B. CAVEATS: USAFE-AFAFRICA/A6 will consider two personnel for overlapping 185-day PCS tours. This
opportunity is pending 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.

C. 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.

D.  Items required for application acceptance.

a.   Resume with AFSC and qualifications (SF171 not accepted)
b.   WING/TAG Acknowledgement letter:  For template letter, see
c.   A favorable US SECRET clearance eligibility prior to arrival. A NATO SECRET and/or US TOP
SECRET clearance is preferred.
d.  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
e.   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.
f.   vMPF RIP.  All pages including Total Active Federal Military Service (TAFMS)
g.   If TAFMS is 16 years or greater, submit a waiver of AD Sanctuary Statement of understanding. 
Additional information can be found at:
h.   Joint Credit Accounting and Reporting System (PCARS) from vMPF/MilPDS
i.   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

Points of Contact:
Work center POCs:
Major Andrew J. Adams, USAFE-AFAFRICA/A6AM, MCCC Branch Chief DSN 314-478-1669,

MSgt Michael Kienholz, USAFE-AFAFRICA/A6AM, MCCC NCOIC DSN 314-478-2222, michael.kienholz@us.af.mil

SMSgt Michael York, USAFE-AFAFRICA/A6AE, Senior Enlisted Advisor DSN 314-478-1768,
Lt Col Steven A Vaughters, Deputy ANG Advisor DSN: 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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