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Citation 1: OPM PCS MISC ADMIN & PROGRAM SERIES, GS-301, JAN 79
Citation 2: OPM ADMIN ANALYSIS GEG, TS-98, AUG 1990
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Classification Review: This position has been classified/graded as required by Title 5, U.S. Code in conformance with standard published by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or if no published standards apply directly, consistently with the most applicable published standards.
Reviewed By: DENNIS TIGHE, DCA
Reviewed Date: 07/12/2010
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Serves as a Military Analyst and Integrator in the Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, Multinational (JIIM) Division, Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) Directorate. Possesses knowledge of Army doctrine for all aspects of Army’s Full Spectrum Operations. Enhances the Army’s joint warfighting capability and supports joint transformation through research, analysis, production, and distribution of lessons learned from joint operations, joint training exercises, and other joint activities and events. Uses knowledge of joint doctrine tenets to ensure that emerging Army doctrine is consistent with the principles established in published and emerging joint publications and the Department of Defense (DoD) Training Transformation Implementation Plan. Collaborates, coordinates, integrates and writes Army joint lessons learned findings and observations and generates DOTMLPF change recommendations (DCR). Provides analysis of service interoperability for full spectrum, tactical thru theater strategic lessons learned. Writes, reviews, and integrates Army joint lessons learned findings and observations for inclusion into Army and joint training and doctrine. Uses knowledge of National (National Strategy, National Defense Strategy) DoD (Training Transformation Implementation Plan), and Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) plans and policies (Joint Vision 2010).
1. Military Analyst. Subject matter expert and senior analyst responsible for all aspects of Army tactical, operational, and theater strategic level lessons learned. Reviews published and emerging Army joint lessons learned observations and findings for trends and issues to assess the potential impact on Army and joint doctrine and joint warfighting capabilities. Initiates modification of Army doctrine and comments on draft joint doctrine to maintain consistent force application tenets throughout the doctrinal community. Analyzes other Service doctrine to anticipate new approaches that impact Army joint operations and interoperability. Uses knowledge of current and emerging Army and joint doctrine to assess issues, studies, requirement documents, concepts, organization and training. 30%
2. Lessons Learned Integrator. Monitors and assesses joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational (JIIM) lessons learned issues and requirements to initiate actions that lead to DOTMLPF change recommendations (DCR). Monitors JIIM community lessons learned activity for DoD involvement and ensure Army interests are being considered. Monitors on-going DOTMLPF actions within the JIIM community that relate to the development of multiservice tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) and doctrinal publication. Coordinates attendance and represents the Army at high-level working groups meetings and lessons learned conferences throughout the DoD community. Conducts reviews, analysis, and assessment of current and emerging Army and joint doctrinal publications and related materials. Identifies and accumulates facts of a statistical, historical, procedural, or doctrinal nature. Consults with personnel within the Army, other Services, Joint Staff, DoD, and other nations and organizations to clarify and verify claims, conditions, and situations. Analyzes pertinent information in sufficient depth to accurately understand the training and doctrinal implications. Prepares clear, concise, effective summaries of facts and justification for proposed DOTMLPF change recommendations (DCR), as possible candidates for the Army Experimentation Program, or submission to JFCOM’s Functional Capacities Boards for Joint Requirements Oversight Committee (JROC) consideration. Participates as a member of DA-directed or HQ TRADOC-sponsored working groups on Army and joint training and doctrinal projects to resolve differences and to present information and guidance from an integrated, consolidated position. Prepares and presents recommended solutions to the Director for review and adjudication. Monitors emerging or potential DOTMLPF developments that may be inconsistent with relevant Army or joint doctrine or policy and takes action to resolve. 40%
3. Performs advisory and liaison duties. Visits Army, other service, interagency and multinational command organizations and field activities impacting on the development of Army joint interoperability training and doctrine. Assist in the development and presentation of the Army position on issues being discussed. Coordinates with all elements of the Armed Forces, industry, research and development (R&D) organizations, the Army Experimentation Community, Test and Evaluations Command and participates in seminars, conferences, and personal visits to exchange data and develop concepts that support the Army’s ability to operate in the Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment. Discusses broad concepts of policy, to integrate, isolate and/or establish further areas of study, to resolve problem areas, and to ensure DOTMLPF change recommended under development will be the most effective for all elements of the Armed Forces. Prepares and presents briefings on projects under study to military and civilian groups. Participates in international army-to-army and interagency staff talks. Performs liaison with other agencies that focus on or have impact on Army joint lessons learned program and doctrine. 30%
Performs other duties as assigned.
FACTOR 1: Knowledge required by the position. Level 1-8 1550
a. Expert knowledge of interdisciplinary subjects such as:
- Army, joint, interagency, intergovernmental, multinational and experimentation doctrine and policy; National Security and Military Strategies; related Department of Defense documents; U.S. Unified Command joint issues and needs.
- The history and practice of conflict, military history, theory and practice, and related future studies; geopolitics and international relations (worldwide political, military, social, informational, and economic factors); national security and military strategy and its formulation; national security management; operations other than war to include peacekeeping and related operations, such as humanitarian assistance; the social sciences; law of war; cross-cultural communications; training and education; media; organizational theory; and technology.
- Joint, combined, interagency, and non-governmental organization (NGO) operations, current and emerging concepts, doctrine and policy, including United Nations (UN) and multinational operations; joint functions at all levels--strategic, operational, and tactical.
- The concept and doctrine development process current and emerging, and related processes such as experimentation plans, force structure, and organizational design procedures.
- Future studies and futuristic study techniques as they pertain to area of interest. DoD Training Transformation (T2) and the Joint Knowledge Distribution and Dissemination Capability (JKDDC).
- Scenario development, parametric ranging, artificial intelligence, expert systems, and other analytical tools and techniques used in the development of concepts, doctrine, and policy
- Military staff, writing, and administrative procedures.
- Facilitation and consensus-building skills for large and small group efforts.
b. Knowledge is used in developing sources of information, identifying and performing analysis of issues, developing options and alternatives, coordinating findings and preparing communications with others, either in advocating or actually developing concepts or other products within the domains of doctrine, organizations, training, leader development, material, Personnel, and Facilities (DOTLMPF). Products may often be group efforts.
c. Incumbent is viewed within the headquarters as principal subject matter expert in the field by virtue of contacts and knowledge of subject matter. Has expert knowledge of various military command structures, missions, programs, and organizational relationships and interest, plus a thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques to develop work products covering complex program functions or missions.
FACTOR 2: Supervisory Controls. Level 2-4 450 pts
Works under the general administrative direction of the Director, Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) who prescribes broadly defined functions. Specific tasks will evolve from liaison activities and requirements associated with establishing the work flow associated with the position, who will then advocate and/or negotiate specific follow-on activities and the scope and objectives of projects with the supervisor for validation. Within this framework, works with considerable independence and is responsible for planning and organizing the work, developing long-term project plan with milestones and strategic guidelines, and keeping all interested parties informed. Incumbent must be flexible and innovative, particularly in seeking information, forming effective networks, and instigating appropriate research. Completed work is often reviewed in a broad, consensus-building environment and may often be developed by such a network.
FACTOR 3: Guidelines. Level 3-4 450 pts
Exercises independent judgment, initiative, evaluation and interpretation of Army joint lessons learned concept developments to be codified into doctrine and or policy based only on the ability to marshal facts and data, organize it coherently and persuade appropriate officials of the efficacy of actions or products required. Constraints will be limited only to law, regulation, contractual and budgetary considerations and to standard form and practice of desired products (for example, acceptable formats for an Army manual).
FACTOR 4: Complexity. Level 4-5 325 pts
Incumbent's efforts demand the orchestration and articulation of complex knowledge, interactions, and factors into a coherent body of specific guidelines for the processing and integration of lessons learned issues into DOTMLPF domains. Issues are often characterized by widely differing interpretations of information and the need for keen judgment and clarity of thought to develop and foster a broad consensus. In many instances, the data on which a solution might depend may be lacking or ill defined or of such a character as to render it nearly indeterminate. Incumbent will be required to absorb significant study data, information, lessons learned, and historical experience concerning complex issues such as conflict management, termination and the management of violence. Likewise, the process to arrive at solutions is a complex one since it involves consensus building, not only within single-Service and joint parameters, but also in interagency, combined, academic and nongovernmental organization domains and interests. Work will therefore also involve complex assessments of the competencies, agendas, experiences and intent of participants from outside the organization and the relative volume and validity of material provided. New hypotheses and concepts may have to be generated and applied to resolve critical and highly intractable problems in the absence of firm policy guidelines.
FACTOR 5: Scope and Effect. Level 5-5 325 pts
Purpose of the work is to formulate materiel and non-materiel approaches that will convert observed lessons into actionable recommendations that may be implemented to improve joint warfighting capabilities. As a result, incumbent’s efforts will drive change to Army and joint concepts, doctrine, and policy for Unified Commanders, Army Service component commanders, the Joint Staff and Service staffs, and a variety of other agencies in support of National Security and Military Strategies. Incumbent's work will form the basis for formulation of authoritative guidelines for conducting operations that will advance U.S. interest in the world and serve the cause of peace and prosperity, not only for the U.S. but other nations.
FACTORS 6 and 7. Level 3-c 180 pts
FACTOR 6: Personal Contacts. Level 3
Contacts are with various DOD and interagency officials, including high-ranking military and civilians of the Joint Staff, Service staffs, and Unified Command staffs; non-governmental agencies and multilateral organizations; and academic professionals and agencies and associations in and out of government who are engaged in doctrinal related work in this arena. Work may involve media interviews and contacts because of topicality of endeavors in this arena.
FACTOR 7: Purpose of Contacts. Level c
Purpose is to foster participation, collaboration, networking and willing cooperation of a host of governmental and nongovernmental entities for the incorporation of good ideas into ongoing concept, doctrine and policy developments. Some contacts will impact on the reputation and status of the command, its relevance in today's strategic environment, and its ability to continue to provide a service to the Army, the defense establishment, and the nation. For others, contacts will be to educate and inform. Work will also involve tact and negotiating skill in presenting views to possibly skeptical and hostile groups.
FACTOR 8: Physical Demands. Level 8-1 5 pts
The work is generally sedentary but may involve concentrated periods of stressful interactions and sustained effort. Work may require extensive travel to conferences, symposia, and other meetings (will include overseas travel).
FACTOR 9: Work Environment. Level 9-1 5 pts
The work is generally performed in an office environment or conference room, with no unusual risks or discomfort. Area is appropriately lighted, heated, and ventilated.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Incumbent will need to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance.
TOTAL POINTS: 3290 POINT RANGE: 3155-3600 = GS-13
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination
1. Availability Pay Exemption - (e.g., Criminal Investigators, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots who are also Law Enforcement Officers).
2. Foreign Exemption - (Note: Puerto Rico and certain other locations do not qualify for this exemption – See 5 CFR 551.104 for a list of Nonexempt areas.)
3. Executive Exemption:
a. Exercises appropriate management responsibility (primary duty) over a recognized organizational unit with a continuing function, AND
b. Customarily and regularly directs 2 or more employees, AND
c. Has the authority to make or recommend hiring, firing, or other status-change decisions, when such recommendations have particular weight.
4. Professional Exemption:
a. Professional work (primary duty)
b. Learned Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.208 ) (Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists, Teachers, Attorneys, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Engineers, Architects, and Accountants at the independent level as just some of the typical examples of exempt professionals). Or
c. Creative Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.209 ) (The primary duty requires invention and originality in a recognized artistic field (music, writing, etc.) and does not typically include newspapers or other media or work subject to control by the organization are just some examples of Creative Professionals). Or
d. Computer Employee, (See 5 CFR, 551.210 ) ( must meet salary test and perform such duties as system analysis, program/system design, or program/system testing, documentation, and modification). Computer manufacture or repair is excluded (non-exempt work).
5. Administrative Exemption:
a. Primary duty consistent with 5 CFR 551 (e.g.; non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or its customers), AND job duties require exercise of discretion & independent judgment.
3. Title and Series Definition: This position writes, coordinates, and integrates Army and Joint lessons learned concepts and requirements doctrine. Knowledge of a broad range of Army doctrine is needed to function as the principal point of contact for issues related to high level joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational doctrine and policies. Additionally, knowledge of National, Department of Defense, and Joint Chief of Staff plans and policy documents is necessary. Position must stay at the cutting edge of emerging joint doctrine principles. The nature of the work is such that it does not fit neatly into any one series. The GS-301 series is chosen as most appropriate. Since the GS-301 standard does not mandate any particular title, the title of Military Analyst (JIIM) is selected.
4. Grade Determination: In the absence of grade determining criteria for the GS-301 series, the AAGEG is used. The grade of subject position is based on the Factor Evaluation Factors as follows:
FACTOR FACTOR LEVEL POINTS 1. Knowledge 1-8 1550 2. Supervisory Controls 2-4 450 3. Guidelines 3-4 450 4. Complexity 4-5 325 5. Scope and Effect 5-5 325 6. Personal Contacts 6-3 7. Purpose of Contacts 7 C 180 8. Physical Demands 8-1 5 9. Work Environment 9-1 5
Total Points: 3290
Point Conversion GS-13
4. Final Classification: Military Analyst (JIIM), GS-301-13