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    This is a Title 5 Excepted Service position

    This National Guard position is for a HR Spec (MIL), Position Description Number T5621000 and T5413000 and is part of the New Jersey Army National Guard, Human Resources Office.

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    As a HR SPEC (MIL), GS-0201-11/12, you will:

    • Serves as principal advisor to the Human Resources Officer, Chief of Staff, Adjutant General, commanders, supervisors and managers on all matters relating to AGR personnel.
    • Work that involves administering, delivering, maintaining, and adapting basic concepts, principles, and theories of the state AGR program to ARNG/ANG managers, supervisors, and support personnel
    • Establishes state manpower policies and directs their implementation within NGB policies and authorization
    • Responsible for the development, implementation, and supervision of the AGR recruitment and placement program and policies for the state
    • Monitors utilization of AGR members, monitors unit organizations and reorganizations and directs changes to staffing guide/manning documents as required

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory
    • Must possess Active, Confidential Security Clearance
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation
    Areas of Consideration:
    • All permanent, on-board, Title 5 Employees within the New Jersey National Guard

    NOTE: If the individual selected is currently on a Title 10 or Title 32 tour no action can be taken until he/she is released from tour
    • Appointment is contingent upon successfully completion of a background investigation


    General Experience: Must have 12 months experience of the following :

    • Career broadening human resources program experiences in leading, planning and scheduling work in a manner that promoted smooth flow and even distribution of assigned work requirements.
    • Guiding employees on human resources (military or civilian) program tasks.
    • Conducting employee performance evaluations and mentoring employees
    • Experienced in leading people and human resources personnel activities that included directing and assigning tasks and projects.

    Specialized Experience GS-0201-11: Must 24 months of experience in the following:

    • Working within human resources programs related to federal civilian or military personnel programs.
    • Executing personnel programs and Human Resources Information Systems and databases
    • Performing personnel program requirements that involve advising supervisors and managers
    • Experienced in advertising positions, processing assignments or reassignment actions; reviewing human resources development programs; applying education and training policy requirements
    • Competent in merit principles, personnel plans, programs, and policies to guide or advise others on their implementation activities.
    • Skilled in applying program policies, directives, publications, and training manuals.

    Specialized Experience GS-0201-12: Musthave 36 months experiences in the following:

    • Completing accession planning and processing; classification and position management; and, civilian promotions
    • Applying program policies, directives, publications, and training manuals
    • Allocating manpower resource budgets or execution procedures
    • Skilled and experienced in assessing program status; and, advising senior leaders or commanders, at all levels, on the labor relations environment
    • Conducting performance management and productivity programs; assessing organizational performance; and, advising on process improvement options to recognize optimal performance.



    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.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Information Management, Performance Management, and Planning and Evaluating

    Veterans' Preference

    If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference.

    - 10-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a signed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the supporting documentation as required by the SF-15.

    - 5-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 which includes Character of Service (usually Member-4 copy). If you are currently active duty, you may submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when your terminal leave will begin, your rank and dates of active duty service.

    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 showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

    2. Your most recent (non-award) Standard Form 50 (SF50). (if Federal Employment is claimed)

    3. Proof of certification for all requisite certification requirements as outlined within this job opportunity announcement. (if applicable)

    4. Supporting documentation for all Veterans' Preference claims i.e. DD 214, SF-15, Medical Information, etc. (if applicable)

    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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    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 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

    Mary-Colleen Gore


    (609) 562-0526


    (609) 562-0855




    3650 Saylors Pond Road
    Fort Dix, NJ 08640
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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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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551977900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.