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    Summary

    This National Guard position is for a HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (MILITARY) (INDEFINITE), Position Description Number D1623000 / D1622000 and is part of the 189 MSQ FT, National Guard.

    This position is considered Indefinite - May Convert to Permanent

    Individual Development Plan (IDP)
    NOTE: This is a GS-09 position. If selected as a GS-07, individual will be required to complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP) to be promoted to GS-09.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as advisor to commanders on assigned unit human resources (HR) programs. Interprets policy and provides procedural guidance to commanders, supervisors, and staff members. Provides guidance and assistance on unit program(s) for which responsible. Provides training to supervisors on all military human resources issues. Analyzes data and subsequent determinations regarding any number of human resources matters that may involve or affect AGRs, drill status guardsmen, and/or family members. Advises supervisors or managers within unit when actions may affect productivity or mission. Conducts staff visits and trains personnel (AGRs), traditional drill status guardsmen, supervisors, managers, etc.) within the unit in all programs for which responsible. Conducts periodic briefings for staff, commanders, and administrative personnel to promote a full understanding of all aspects of the assigned program(s). Provides commanders, supervisors, and the MPF staff with a variety statistical data reports pertaining to military HR issues to assist in HR management decisions. Accomplishes/oversees the accomplishment of technical support work in each of the functional areas within this program area. Incumbent has responsibility/accountability for assigned program accomplishment personally and through subordinate full time technicians and/or drill status guardsmen when assigned.

    --Plans, directs, controls and provides advisory services on all aspects of the Career Enhancement program for both Active Guard Reserve (AGR), unit drill status guardsmen, full time technicians and potential members. Develops internal policies and procedures governing administration of the following programs: Officer Performance Report/Enlisted Performance Report (OPR/EPR), and officer, enlisted promotions and enlisted demotions. Monitors monthly reports on performance raters and changes of raters to maintain an accurate record. Provides administrative control, management, development and advisory service for military awards and decorations. Reviews Line of Duty (LOD) determinations for administrative accuracy, tracks progress and initiates incapacitation pay requests (if applicable).

    --Plans, directs, and controls all aspects of the Customer Service Program. Manages the Air Force Personnel Records System. Develops procedures and establishes policy for building, updating, auditing, and accountability of and disposition of automated and manual records. Monitors the maintenance and security of the Unit Personnel Record Group (UPRG) ensuring content meets regulatory requirements and are safeguarded. Manages the Point Credit Accounting and Reporting System (PCARS) program. Is the focal point within the MPF for various entitlement programs (i.e., TRICARE medical/dental, Survivors Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Family Care Program, etc). Provides assistance and information on active duty benefits for AGR members. Monitors and provides technical guidance to workers performing counseling regarding the Servicemen Group Life Insurance (SGLI) benefits.

    --Plans, directs, and controls all aspects of the human resources employment program. Responsible for the development of internal policies and procedures governing administration of Personnel Employment programs to include inbound assignment for officer and airmen personnel; certification of military qualifications and assignment eligibility for AGRs, traditional drill status guardsmen applicants; and in-processing of personnel. Manages the Unit Manpower Document (UMD) as directed by Headquarters, National Guard Bureau (HQ NGB) for all serviced units.

    --Plans, directs, and controls all aspects of the Relocation program for all members. Responsible for the development of internal policies and procedures governing administration of the following programs: reassignments (voluntary/involuntary), separations (voluntary/involuntary), unsatisfactory participation, retirements, conditional releases, advise commanders' on stop-loss, activation periods, and demobilization, and inter- and intra-service transfers. Counsels members on retirement benefits and eligibility, insurance, veterans benefits, and survivor benefit plans.

    --Develops wing readiness plans for the administration of contingencies and mobilizations. Determines human resources requirements in support of mobilization. Coordinates with gaining Major Commands (MAJCOMs), Headquarters, Personnel Readiness Center (PRC), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and unit commanders regarding all matters concerning the activation and/or deployment of forces. Manages the non-contingency duty status program. Maintains all human resources data systems requirements and provides required reporting to Crisis Action Team (CAT)-PRC.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.


    MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:

    Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

    Military Grades:
    - Minimum Military Grade:Enlisted
    - Maximum Military Grade: TSgt (E-6)

    Compatible Military Assignments: Selectee must be a member of the Arkansas Air National Guard and be assigned to the 189th FSS in a compatible military position in Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) 3F0X1.

    Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor or wage leader (Grade Inversion). Enlisted members currently at a higher grade than allowed by the position (see Military Grade Requirement above) may apply; however, they must administratively reduce prior to appointment and provide confirmation of the reduction to HRO.

    Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

    Qualifications

    GS-07
    GENERAL EXPERIENCE
    :
    Administrative or clerical experience, education, or training which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    Must have at least 12 months experience in the interpretation and application of regulations, procedures or laws. Experience that provided a working knowledge of administrative functions. Experience performing personnel transactions. Experience working independently and setting priorities with very little supervisory control.

    PLACEMENT FACTORS:
    --Knowledge of, and skill in applying a comprehensive body of military human resources rules, guidelines, and instructions to provide technical support in the assigned program area and to research, study and analyze all aspects of the assigned military function(s).

    --Ability to analyze information, to determine it's relevance, and to provide options to management/supervisors/military members regarding appropriate course of action.
    --Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    --Analytical skill and judgment as well as knowledge of the mission of the wing and other units serviced.


    GS-09
    GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

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

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    Must have at least one year 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.


    PLACEMENT FACTORS:
    --Fundamental knowledge of military human resources policies, rules, guidelines, instructions, etc to understand the assigned program(s) and converse effectively with functional managers, advise commanders, customers, lower graded personnel, or lower echelons.
    --Thorough knowledge of overall requirements, objectives, practices and peculiarities of the assigned program area.
    --Ability to plan, organize work, administer, communicate effectively (both orally and in writing), meet deadlines, gather, analyze data/products, and summarize facts in order to determine adequacy and/or deficiencies of assigned programs.
    --Knowledge of the mission and the unit is essential in order to provide required support consistent with mission objectives and to coordinate with managers, supervisors, members, customers, dependents, and other offices on human resources issues.
    --Knowledge of automated systems, personal computers, and software employed in the assigned program area to utilize the systems in developing reports, correspondence and to extract data.
    --Knowledge and skill in application of analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems peculiar to the assigned program area.

    Education

    Individual Development Plan (IDP)
    NOTE: This is a GS-09 position. If selected as a GS-07, individual will be required to complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP) to be promoted to GS-09.

    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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    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

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

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

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Current AF Form 422 (Physical Profile Serial Report) dated within 18 months or Current Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) dated within 6 months: (Go to https://imr.afms.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx. Click on the printer icon, select the Adobe PDF printer and click print. Save the document and submit it with your application. The date will populate on the bottom of the page when you print to PDF.)

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    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.

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    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 and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    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

    AR HRO Customer Services

    Address

    AR ANG 189 MSQ FT
    Bldg 7300-Camp Robinson
    North Little Rock, AR 72199-9600
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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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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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