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Operations Research Analyst II (Deputy Historian) - Shaw AFB, SC

Shaw Afb, SC, US
Job Description Collect and organize USAFCENT (including its assigned and attached subordinate units) historical data from all types of documentation—reports, papers, databases, briefings, emails, spreadsheets, media images, etc. Capture and organize relevant materials affecting USAFCENT produced by HHQ.

Research, write, and edit USAFCENT (including its assigned and attached subordinate units) periodic, at least semi-annually, history reports.

Answer RFIs, historical research, and reference services from USAFCENT senior leaders, staff, deployed historians, and others.

Maintain, organize, and preserve historical files and repositories for USAFCENT and its assigned and attached subordinate units. Store materials in appropriate container or electronic-based media based on classification. Review repository materials for downgrade/declassification. If materials are no longer needed, destroy or mail to appropriate agency. Burn discs and mail history reports for USAFCENT and its assigned and attached subordinate units. Assist safes and records custodian, and serve as alternate for NATO Control Point program.

Conduct, transcribe, edit, and derive appropriate classification markings and instructions to research interviews. Research material and apply experience and subject matter expertise to ask appropriate and historically relevant questions of interviewee.

Research and write historical monographs and studies documenting important operations, events, deliberations and decisions on topics which are of key interest to senior leadership, planners, and researchers.

Research and write heritage brochure including graphics and photographs to enhance narrative.

Process requests for new and/or revised emblems from USAFCENT and its assigned and attached subordinate units. Includes requesting funding from USAFCENT/FM, working with deployed historians and providing guidance on acceptable draft proposals. Convert officially approved emblems into subdued color schemes using designated software.

Maintain database of USAFCENT airmen killed and wounded in action for research and memorialization projects.

Maintain database of special orders affecting 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force and its subordinate units to determine eligibility for campaign participation credit.

Maintain database of airpower fratricide incidents affecting 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force units.

Research USAFCENT organizational lineage and honors and provide lists of USAF units eligible for applicable campaign and service streamers for past, current, and future named operations in USCENTCOM’s AOR.

Prepare, plan, organize, and conduct all facets of in-residence and distance pre-deployment training courses using instructional system design. Training is IAW AFI 84-102, which requires C-NAF historian to “provide theater-specific training as appropriate.”

Build classified and unclassified SharePoint sites supporting deployed historians and USAFCENT units.

Maintain historical and administrative content and applications.

Provide assistance in contingency readiness and operations which include writing appropriate annexes and appendices to various plans.

Provide assistance on museum-related and USAF art issues and activities.

Produce new and update current USAFCENT History Office Instructions, publications, and other guidance.
Required Skills Active TS/SCI clearance. Associate’s Degree or equivalent and 4 years of experience. 2 years of experience as USAF historian at wing level or higher (can be combined with military/contractor) and USAFCENT experience. 2 years of experience using Microsoft Office. Ability to design templates for Air Force Forces (AFFOR), AOC, and combat and advisory AEWs periodic history reports (including case file structure) and incorporate changes in applicable guidance including security markings and Air Force instructions. Ability to provide formal evaluations of history reports from subordinate units and rate content, supporting document collections, compliance with security publications, and work with/advise historians requiring assistance. Ability to provide assistance in managing contingency/expeditionary history program; write and revise deployment line remarks; ensure accuracy of TPFDD for historian requirements Ability to prepare briefs, papers, and other materials documenting historically significant events, activities, procedures, and processes. Ability to produce semi-annual Historical Activity Report which documents accomplishments and contributions of USAFCENT History Office. Ability to attend workshops, conferences, and other meetings as required by USAFCENT/HO approximately twice annually. Ability to travel as necessary.
Employment Type Full time
Career Level Mid Career
Job ID 52532051
Company Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc, one of the world’s leading and most admired service companies. Serco serves Federal, state and local governments, along with the Canadian government and commercial customers. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Serco has approximately 10,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $6 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. Serco recognizes that our employees are our most valuable asset. Our successes directly relate to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. Our employees personally can make a difference. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco's people share a passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a commitment to results. Our focus on Bringing Service to Life is more than a tagline, it’s the way we get things done, the way we talk with each other, and the way we interact and respect each other. We succeed by encouraging and generating new ideas. We trust our people to deliver. We are passionate about building innovative and successful Serco businesses. Our most powerful tool in improving performance is to instill a stimulating culture where people feel they can personally make a difference. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).
Functional AreaProgram Management & Acquisition Support
DepartmentOur services in the Defense business unit support all branches of the U.S. military and the intelligence community. Our teams provide a variety of support services related to the maintenance and life cycle sustainment of US Navy, US Coast Guard and Customs and Border Patrol fielded C5I systems. We are focused on the design, systems engineering, project management, procurement, installation, training, testing, and field maintenance of these systems. We also provide personnel services to military personnel, military families, and civilians working for the military. Our capabilities address a wide range of managed services, as well as the complete military lifecycle which includes recruitment, to active duty through retirement. And for the Intel community we have over 300 cleared professionals who serve a variety of Intelligence Community and Department of Defense customers who stand on the front lines of defense for our nation. The unit employee’s specialists focused on acquisition and program management, systems engineering, cyber security, signals and intelligence analysis, financial management, human capital, and information technology.
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