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    This National Guard position is for a HR SPEC (MILITARY), Position Description Number D1523000 and is part of the DE Delaware JFHQ Air National Guard, National Guard.

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    1. This position is located in the Readiness and Support (RS) Directorate of an Air National Guard Air Operations Group. Incumbent serves as the military personnel technician to provide technical and administrative oversight of the following programs: Officer Performance Report (OPR), Retention, Appointments, Officer and Enlisted Promotions, Base/Unit Awards and Decorations, Reenlistment, Personnel Utilization and Management, Quality Force, Customer Assistance and Base Supported Functions. Assists the Director of Readiness and Support and Commander in the overall management of all military personnel programs. Incumbent coordinates directly with State Headquarters and with other military personnel offices as appropriate.
    2. Manages the day-to-day operations of the military personnel function. Prepares formal requests for filling vacancies and selects (or participates in the selection of) personnel from lists of eligible. Formulates and conducts training programs for assigned military personnel specialists and conducts informal training to broaden employee skills. Prepares formal requests and recommendations for promotions, reassignments, and disciplinary actions. Receives formal grievances, resolving those that can be resolved at own level. Keeps supervisors informed of all aspects of personnel programs, to include merit promotion, position classification, etc.
    3. Maintains controls to ensure timely submission of OPRs. Reviews computer products, special orders, and other source documents to as certain when officer performance and training reports are required. Forwards computer produced OPR notices to rating and reviewing officials for action. Provides technical assistance to rating, additional rating, and endorsing officials for completion of reports. Maintains a suspense system to ensure timely receipt of OPRs from rating, additional rating, and endorsing officials. Reviews completed reports for accuracy and completion, inputs OPR data to Base Level Military Personnel System (BLMPS), and forward for inclusion in command and master personnel records. Maintains data that will identify late reporting trends.
    4. Administers the officer promotions and airman promotion/demotion programs. Maintains a suspense of all Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act (ROPMA) promotions and promotions to first lieutenant. Coordinates with unit commanders for recommendations on unit vacancy promotions. Prepares and processes officer promotion for Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act (ROPMA) recommendations. Creates and coordinates promotion boards for unit vacancy. Forward conclusions to State Headquarters for coordination with the National Guard Bureau. Reviews enlisted promotion requests for accuracy. Provides technical assistance for promotions. Forwards eligible promotion packages to State Headquarters for Promotion Boards for Master Sergeant and above. Assigns order number and publishes promotion orders for Technical Sergeant and above at unit level. Forwards orders to State Headquarters for master personnel records.
    5. Prepares and maintains official personnel folders as required. Processes all required personnel actions. Manages the Unit Manning Document (UMD) to assist Group Commander in Force Management. Monitors and provides technical advice to members out processing for Basic Military Training, Technical School, and Temporary Duty Tours. Prepares enlistment documents and such appointment documents as Emergency Data, Air Force Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Enlistment Contract, Conditional Release (if applicable), Life Insurance, Legal Residence, college transcripts, and other related documents. Conducts enlistments for new personnel and appointments for officers. Briefs new personnel on enlistment contract and obligations.
    6. Monitors the participation and duty status of assigned guard members. Maintains a record of absences. Serves as independent verification source concerning unsatisfactory participation in education and assistance cases. Reviews all requests for discharges and transfers to Individual Ready Reserve(IRR) of all members who fail to participate satisfactorily.
    7. Reviews and monitors all administrative discharges and resignations. Performs preliminary counseling as an integral part of the administrative discharge. Coordinates with State Headquarters as approving authority for all discharges and resignations.
    8. Schedules personnel for separation and retirement processing. Coordinates through unit of assignment to advise members of processing and counseling appointments. Conducts Retirement Briefing for retiring personnel and processes applications for retirement as required. Monitors extensions and cancellations of extensions of enlistment and reenlistment processing. Processes and reviews waivers for reenlistment or separation.
    9. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
    • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
    • 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.
    • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


    Military Grades: E-5/SSgt - E-7/MSgt

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training which involves the exercise of analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and personal responsibility, and application of a substantial body of knowledge of principles, concepts and practices applicable to one or more fields of administration or management. Experience using computer and automation systems

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training involving the administering, delivering, maintaining, advising, and adapting basic concepts, principles, and theories of Human Resources to the unique organizational, management, and mission requirements.


    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    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):

    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 (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: DNG 51-R & any other supporting documents

    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/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/10979600

    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

    Ryan Ratledge


    DE Delaware JFHQ Air National Guard
    250 Airport Road
    New Castle, DE 19720
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    Delaware JFHQ Air National Guard

    Open to applicants in Areas of Consideration:
    1, 2 , 3 & 4

    AREA 1 = Permanent & Indefinite On-Board Title 32 Employees
    AREA 2 = Delaware National Guard On-Board Title 5 Employees with Military Membership in the Delaware National Guard
    AREA 3 = Current Temporary Title 32 Employees, Traditional Military Members (M-Day & DSG), & AGR Members
    AREA 4 = All others eligible for military membership in the Delaware National Guard


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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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