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Job Title:Transportation Assistant, GS-2102-06

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:149-13-09

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$34,907.00 to $45,376.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to Friday, December 7, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Lackland AFB, TX United StatesView Map


National Guard Membership is Required (See Announcement)


Texas Military Forces


Loyalty Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Honor the public trust, exceed standards and expectations

Selfless Service Place the welfare of the Texas Military Forces, State and Nation first
Texas Spirit
Embrace the courageous spirit of our people, history and culture
Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad






This position is located in the 149th Fighter Wing, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX.  The purpose of this position is to serve as a distribution assistant, which provides technical expertise and support relating to the movement of equipment, supplies, and personnel for both peacetime and wartime.


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:   This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Air National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Air National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please visit or contact a Texas Air National Guard recruiter at 210-925-5826 before applying for this position.


Open Areas of Consideration: Nationwide Excepted. This includes:

    • All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Air National Guard.
    • All current members of the Air National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Air National Guard.


Appointment Factors: This is a Permanent Excepted Position open to Enlisted members ranking E-7 and below.  This is a Bargaining Unit position.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses may be authorized





  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Veteran's preference is not applicable in this agency.
  • Baseline physical is not required.
  • PCS expenses may be authorized.
  • Must be willing to become a member of the Texas Air National Guard.


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As a Transportation Assistant with the Texas Air National Guard (ANG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

    • Assists in managing, directing, developing, planning and analyzing deployment and distribution management programs.  Formulates and procures transportation arrangements with commercial carriers and appropriate military services for charter of passenger service for individual/group movements, equipment, supplies and material.  Analyzes and evaluates travel requirements while considering cost and mission accomplishment as factors.  Works with the Commercial Travel Office (CTO) to ensure government fares are being utilized whenever possible.  Books OCONUS passengers in the Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES) for in-transit visibility.  Validates travel requirements through the use of the Air National Guard Reserve Order Writing System (AROWS) and the Defense Travel System (DTS).  Administers the procurement of military and civilian passenger travel, both domestic and international.  Monitors the arrangement of routing and reservations, ensuring special fares and/or discounts are utilized when feasible.  Ensures advance procurement of transportation services to achieve the greatest overall cost savings.  Advises travelers on entitlements and responsibilities.  Manages the refund process for unused commercial tickets through the government accounting system.  Recognizes, isolates, and resolves specific/general problems relating to proper utilization of common and specialized transportation services.  Analyzes and interprets technical transportation requirements.  Validates in-transit visibility (ITV) to ensure accurate control of cargo and passenger movement through the use of the Global Transportation Network (GTN).  Provides technical guidance and administrative assistance to support the Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS).  Provides base level processing and manifesting for both cargo and passengers during peacetime, contingencies, and Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) movements.
    • Determines the most appropriate, efficient and economical transportation services IAW applicable cargo movement directives.  Coordinates with customers, reviews documentation, and physical assets, to determine transportation requirements based on shipment characteristics.  Schedules and coordinates movements according to priority and classification.  Provides cost estimates, determines appropriate funding sources and obtains proper authorization for cargo movements.  Issues Commercial Bill of Lading (CBL).  Validates, inspects, and certifies the shipment of arms, ammunition, explosives (AA&E) and Electrostatic Sensitive Discharge (ESD) items.  Verifies safety inspection certificates and documentation of commercial carrier equipment prior to acceptance.  Coordinates with commercial carriers to locate and expedite delivery of astray freight.  Responsible for the certification of charges on carrier invoices and PowerTrack.  Prepares Transportation Discrepancy Reports (TDR) and other carrier claim forms.  Resolves disputed charges with commercial or government transportation providers.  Serves as technical advisor and certifier for originating hazardous material shipments, ensuring proper packaging, marking, labeling, identification, and manifesting. 
    • Conducts dispatch operations through planning and scheduling of vehicle operations resources to meet transportation support requirements.  Provides transportation services for distinguished visitors and special events.  Designates and coordinates shuttle bus and mass transportation requirements.  Responsible for school bus transportation.  Develops taxi zones or stands.
    • Administers installation driver qualification and licensing program.  Serves as liaison with state, local and host nation authority on licensing matters; ensures compliance by base agencies.  Initiates vehicle trainer background checks.  Coordinates and maintains vehicle plans and instruction.  Documents and tracks reported cases of vehicle misuse.
    • Functions as a technical advisor to all statewide and base operating officials on matters dealing with commercial movement of personnel and cargo.
    • Determines proper identification, marking, labeling, and special handling instruction on all shipments.  Handles and certifies hazardous cargo in accordance with Air Force regulations, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Traffic Association (IATA), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, and Code of Federal Regulations 49 (CFR 49) for required surface/air shipments.  Determines containers, protective devices, packing material, and packaging techniques needed to support proper preparation of DOD property for shipment.  Manages the Reusable Container Program.
    • Responsible for defining augmentation requirements when called upon to expand operations to perform surface cargo deployment function during installation deployments or other surge operations.  Develops, delivers and provides a record of conducted training of unit personnel on the requirements to properly package unit equipment for movement by other than air mode.  Conducts HAZMAT technical specialist training.
    • Participates in unit assessments, inspections, installation deployment plans, deployments, and disaster preparedness exercises.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


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General Experience Required

Experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying basic rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of a transportation program.   Experience using computer and automation systems.

Specialized Experience Required

In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the GS-06 grade level you must:

  • Possess at least 9 months experience, education, or training obtaining and interpreting information.   Experience organizing and developing clear and concise written communication.   Knowledge of directives and regulations governing transportation of personnel, cargo or freight.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience – High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience.   Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e., 36 weeks of substantially full-time study, or 30 semester hours, or the equivalent) for 12 months of the required experience. For experience required in excess of 24 months, education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for six months of experience. 

Are you using education to qualify? You MUST submit legible transcripts to support your educational claims.  All coursework must have been taken from an accredited institution.
Foreign education: Your transcripts must have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in evaluating foreign credentials in order to be acceptable. 
Only education/experience gained by closing date of this position will be considered.


AFSC: 2T0X1 (Only)


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.


If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main New Employee Website -
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:


1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

  1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
  2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume):

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

  • You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
  • You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Thursday, December 06, 2012
  • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:
      1. Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.
      2. Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 771373. Click Select a Vacancy.
      3. Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.
  • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)
  • If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.


To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:

  • If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.
  • If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire 

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.
If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

  1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
  2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
  3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.
  • By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • JFTX-J1-HR Form 5 with signature
  • Resume (Uploaded Resume or USA-Jobs Resume)


To download the JFTX-J1-HR Form 5:

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

For help building your resume in USA-Jobs Resume Builder:


HRO Customer Service
Phone: (512)782-6725
TDD: (512)782-6725
Agency Information:
149th Fighter Wing
2200 W 35th Street
Austin, TX


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission. Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy ID Number for this announcement is: 771373
1. Title of Job

Transportation Assistant, GS-2102-06
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Transportation Assistant

21. Geographic Availability

483765029 Lackland AFB, TX

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. What is your current status pertaining to Texas Air National Guard membership?

A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Texas National Guard.
B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Texas National Guard.
C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.) member of the Texas National Guard.
D. No, I am not an active member of the Texas National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member of the Texas National Guard. (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Texas Air National Guard recruiter at 210-925-5826 before applying for this position).
E. No, I am not an active member of the Texas National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Texas National Guard.

2. What is your current status pertaining to a Secret Clearance?

A. Yes, I currently have a Secret Clearance.
B. No, I do not have a Secret Clearance, but I am eligible to get a Secret Clearance.
C. No, I do not have a Secret Clearance and I am NOT eligible to get a Secret Clearance.

3. Select your current Enlisted rank, or the rank at which you are eligible to join the TXARNG.

A. E- 3 and below.
B. E-4 or E-5.
C. E-6 or E-7.
D. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have conferred with a Texas Air National Guard Recruiter and verified that I am eligible to enlist within the ranks of E-1 (Airman Basic) Not To Exceed E-7 (Master Sergeant).
E. No, I am not enlisted as one of the above listed ranks, nor am I eligible to enlist as any of the above listed ranks.

4. Do you currently possess the following AFSC? (2T0X1)

A. Yes.
B. No.

5. Do you have experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying basic rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of a transportation program AND experience using computer and automation systems?

A. Yes.
B. No.

6. Do you have at least 9 months experience, education, or training obtaining and interpreting information AND experience organizing and developing clear and concise written communication AND knowledge of directives and regulations governing transportation of personnel, cargo or freight?

A. Yes, I meet the experience requirement listed above.
B. No, but I have at least 6 months of specialized experience and successfully completed high school or equivalent.
C. No, I do not meet the experience and/or education listed above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Knowledge of extensive and diverse transportation regulations, methods, and practices to perform a wide variety of both routine and specialized transportation support assignments, to resolve a wide range of problems, to make arrangements, provides advice, or performs other work that requires authoritative procedural knowledge of various different travel policies.

8. Knowledge of transportation regulations that relate to the movement of a wide range of specialized shipments.

9. Knowledge of automated transportation data bases associated with the various transportation functions sufficient to input a range of information or adjustments, understand error reports and take corrective action, and generate recurring reports as required.

10. Knowledge of related functional areas and their relationship to other functions to investigate and resolve recurring problems, coordinate actions, conduct extensive searches, or expedite receipt of needed documentation using established approaches.

11. Knowledge of requirements for various shipments of hazardous, temperature sensitive, fragile, oversized, heavy haul, urgent, or other freight not covered by standing route orders.

12. Have you included the required JFTX-J1-HR-Form 5 (filled out completely and signed)?

A. Yes, I have.
B. No.

13. Your ratings in this questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency, if selected. Review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

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