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    This National Guard position is for a HR Specialist (Military), Position Description Number D1105000 and is part of the WY Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel, National Guard.

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    The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise and guidance for all military personnel assigned in the state, and oversee the functions of one of the following human resource programs: Officer Personnel Management (OPM), Enlisted Personnel Management (EPM), Standard Installation and Division Personnel System (SIDPERS), or the Personnel Services Section.

    (1) Serves as an advisor to commanders on assigned unit human resources (HR) program.
    (2) Responsible for and oversees the direction of the EPM or OPM program and functions as the technical expert.
    (3) Responsible for and oversees the direction of the SIDPERS program and functions as the technical expert.
    (4) Responsible for and oversees the direction of the Personnel Services Section and functions as the technical expert.
    (5) Accomplishes and oversees the accomplishment of technical support work in the program area assigned with the assistance of subordinate employees which may be Active Guard Reserve (AGR), full time Technician, or civilian.

    ** This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties. **

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    Must be a current military member of WY Army Nat'l Guard
    Must submit ERB/ORB with application
    Must meet minimum/specialized experience req. for position and grade level
    Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a T3/SECRET security clearance
    Refer to Merit Placement and Promotion Plan 335, Apdx E for benefit allowances
    Eligible for health insurance; not eligible for TRS or life insurance.
    Incumbent will earn 4 hrs annual/sick leave per pay period after 90 days.
    A temporary appointment does not confer permanent status.
    May by terminated without notice when services are no longer needed.
    Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation


    • Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
    • The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", "OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment", and a "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.
    • Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position MAY terminate these military incentives. Contact unit representative or Wyoming Army National Guard Education Officer at (307) 772-5069 for more information.
    • Acceptance of a temporary technician position MAY cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP). Contact the Education Officer for more information (307) 772-5069.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.
    • Temporary technician appointed for 90 days or greater are eligible for Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB). Cannot be enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) per P.L. 109-364.
    • Temporary technicians appointed for 90+ days are ELIGIBLE to enroll in the following programs: Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Long Term Health Care, and My Retirement Account.
    • Temporary technicians are NOT ELIGIBLE for the following programs: Federal Employees Dental and Vision Plan (FEDVIP), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
    • Refer to Merit Placement and Promotion Plan 335, Apdx E for explanation of temporary technician benefits. http://wyomilitary.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/WYMD-335-MPP-1-December-2016.pdf
    Veteran's preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).


    Min: E4/SPC
    Max: E6/SSG

    Enlisted applicant's military grade cannot exceed the maximum military grade authorized. Over-grade applicants must provide a written demotion statement of understanding with application, willingness to be administratively reduced in grade (E6/SSG) if selected for this position. A Demotion Statement of Understanding is located at: https://go.usa.gov/xEeWG

    Applicants' under or those over-grade, without a written demotion statement of understanding, will not be considered for this vacancy. Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military promotion.

    DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Positions in this series manage and direct personnel programs and execute combat support capabilities for the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, or agency directed joint missions in the core areas of Manpower, Personnel, and Services Programs. Human resources professionals advise and guide supervisors, managers and other staff employees through employment, training, evaluations, and other applicable business program elements. Human resources work involves managing functions and activities associated with personnel, education, mentoring, manpower resources, and organizational structures. It commands personnel and administrative units and serves as front line advisors in the design and operation of programs and administrative systems. The human resources work formulates doctrines, policies, and manages procedural systems for organizations and headquarters at all levels. It plans and develops refinements needed to ensure that these systems meet present and future National Guard personnel requirements during war and peace conditions. Human resources professionals are responsible for training programs conducted in professional development centers, schools, and units. The human resources business directs, plans, and develops the military and civilian personnel programs; operates the Enterprises Human Resources Information Systems; and, completes administrative tasks, program services, mortuary affairs, community activities, and public affairs. Human resources positions anticipate, plan, develop, and execute information systems to support the dynamic National Guard requirements. Human resources professionals formulate manpower and personnel doctrines and policies for military organizations and headquarters. Professional Human Resources supervisors, leaders, and specialists ensure combat support capabilities through the functions of organizational force development that builds and bridges communities with military families during mobilizations, deployments, and demobilization periods. Personnel work involves shaping and balancing the force; resourcing skill requirements; establishing personnel readiness and accountability reports; adapting and applying flexibilities; and engaging resilient plans and support systems to build and sustain combat readiness.

    Must possess experience gained through military or civilian technical training schools, within the human resources business programs. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.

    Must possess at least 12 months of specialized experiences at the GS-07 level or the equivalent which provided a basic working knowledge of National Guard missions, organizations, and personnel programs. Must have a basic knowledge and experiences of personnel programs gained in a classroom or as an on-the-job trainee. Have knowledge-based competency of human resources business elements and can discuss terminology, concepts, principles, and issues related to this competency. Experienced in using references and resource materials and experienced in program functions such as, maintaining personnel records, counseling, or classification and assignments. Experiences may include performing personnel functions associated with preparing and maintaining position descriptions and manual records, personnel classification or usage, quality force management, managing personnel records and researching record data. Experienced in operating a computer and using varied computer programs.

    NOTE: General and Specialized Experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide from (e.g. 02/2014 - 03/2016 or Feb 2014 - Mar 2016) dates and hours worked per week with description of your specialized experience on the resume.

    MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

    Enlisted: Immaterial

    Must possess a valid state's driver's license.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx)

    The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:

    Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via www.USAJOBS.gov. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume which includes:

    * Your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
    * A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy
    * Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
    * List all pertinent civilian and military experiences
    * Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.

    2. Other supporting documents:

    *** Records Review
    * Wyoming Army National Guard members must submit Enlisted/Officer Record Brief (ERB/ORB) with application.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10525325

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    Madison Holderegger


    WY Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel
    5410 Bishop Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY 82009
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    The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces. Join our team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

    WYOMING ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is a Title 32 Excepted Service Temporary Technician position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of a temp tech position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants must currently be members in the Wyoming Army National Guard for consideration of employment.

    TEMP TECH APPOINTMENT/TEMPORARY PROMOTION. Selected incumbent MAY receive a temporary appointment or a temporary promotion/reassignment. Incumbent's appointed with temporary status MAY be separated when services are no longer needed. If a permanent / indefinite excepted status employee at the same grade level as this announcement is selected, the Nature of Action will be reassignment, tenure will not change. If a permanent / indefinite excepted status employee is selected at a higher grade, Nature of Action MAY be Temporary Promotion. This temporary technician / temporary promotion is NTE 30 AUG 2020 initially, unless mission requirements dictate an extension accordingly. Permanent Appointment will require competitive procedures.

    Posn Title: HR Spec (Mil)
    Posn Series/Grade: GS-0201-09
    Posn Description #: D1105000
    Para/Line: 1320/760
    Loc: Cheyenne, WY

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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