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  1. That experience will not get you a GS-12 in current AF. I don't think if it will even get GS-11. SAT warrant, Level I. There is a reason they dangle that Level II at you to re-enlist. I think at best you would need to find someone willing to do a 7-9-11 Developmental.

    My current warrant is $2m. I am working towards getting it raised with full support of my leadership. They just want me to sit in my current seat for a little longer. What do you think would make me more competitive for those grades? Or is it just a matter of years in the seat?

  2. Folks with DoD experience too often assume the DAWIA applies to all federal agencies. It doesn't. Many (most?) federal agencies other than DoD can and do hire 1102s without degrees so long as they have the business classes. Non-degreed 1102s are limited to GS12 however, as GS13 requires the degree per OPM.

    I just read that on the OPM Site. I have seen the "AND" so much in DOD that I almost missed that the OPM requirements say "OR" for up to GS12. That is good information to know. Thank you for the clarification.

  3. The issue of coming on board with the Government as a GS1102 is having a Bachelors degree with 24 hours of business credit. I have to assume you are DAWIA level II at least with your warrant. If you have these 3 things the Department of State in Washington needs you. I think we have a advertisement on USAJobs because of the Direct Hiring Authority. We have many ex-Air Force including me.

    I was planning on staying DOD because I currently don't have my Bachelors. I was told that staying DOD and applying before I exit the service allows me to take advantage of 10 U.S.C. § 1724 ©(3). I currently have my DAWIA lvl 1. The AF dangles the lvl 2 as a carrot to entice us (first term airmen) to re-enist.

  4. Hi all. Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I am currently AD USAF enlisted. My time in the Air Force is quickly coming to a close and the reality of my future is weighing heavy on my mind. I have been told from day 1 in contracting that the job prospects on the outside are plentiful for "people like us" but first hand examples tend to be harder to come by.

    Do any of you have experience or know people that have succesfully made the transition to civil service or private sector contract admin?

    From the eyes of a hiring authority is my experience enough to get into a GS-12 position?


    6 years experience operational contracting.

    1 year as warranted CO with limit of 150k. No termination authority.

    3 years as warranted CO with $2m limit. No termination authority. (current warrant and used regularly)

    Experience in Commodities, Formal Services, and Construction.

    APDP Level 1 (they restrict attendance to lvl 2 in residence courses to members who re-enlist)


    CPCM (will have done before I leave the service)

    Thanks for your replies.

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