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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT, GS-5/6/7 - Military Membership Required

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:R783100

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,366.00 to $55,083.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 06, 2012 to Thursday, December 06, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0203-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Richardson, AK United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you ready to broaden your horizon by challenging yourself in the last frontier? Do you love the great outdoors? Do you want to serve your community, State, and Nation? If so, the Alaska National Guard wants you! So come camp out with us and learn how to survive in the tundra! Take up airlift and rescue missions! Work with communities during natural disasters! Even take part in reconstruction efforts! Make an impact today by joining us in the Alaska National Guard!

Take the challenge.  Find your strength.

To learn more about the National Guard, go to http://www.nationalguard.com/

 

INDEFINITE:  AKNG permanent technician will retain their permanent status if selected for this position, and may be promoted, reassigned or changed to lower grade if selected for this position, and will be required to return to their permanent position unless action is made on a permanent basis.  Permanent authorization may not cross service boundaries, or funding categories, (i.e., ARNG to ANG, or Kulis to Eielson).  Indefinite employees may be separated with a 30 days notice.  Indefinite employees may be converted to permanent without further competition.

 

Incentives may be available.  Payment of such incentives will be made IAW current Alaska HRO Policy.  Incentives are subject to funding availability, superior qualifications as determined by selecting supervisors, quality/recency of experience, and pool of qualified candidates.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: This is an excepted position and as such requires active membership in the Alaska Air or Army National Guard, be assigned to a compatible military assignment and wear of the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants who are not a current member of the Alaska Air or Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment if selected for this position.  For enlistment/appointment information, contact 1-800-464-8273.

Opened Area(s) of Consideration:  1, 2

DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

Area 1 = AKNG permanent or indefinite technicians, AK AGR and Traditional members currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.

Area 2 = All others who are eligible to become member of the Alaska Air or Army National Guard.

PDCN:  D1047

Selecting Supervisor:   Robert Gregori

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Alaska Army National Guard membership is required.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Secret Clearance is required.
  • Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining
  • Selectee must verify U.S. employment eligibility using Form I-9
  • Selectee is subject to Entrance on Duty (EOD) physical to include audiogram

DUTIES:

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Provides technical assistance in executing the employee relations program. Provides specific advice and guidance to supervisors, managers and employees on a variety of employee relation's matters, to include resolving minor employee problems. Conducts fact-finding investigations, researches pertinent guidance to assist in problem resolution, and responds to inquiries regarding requirements of proposed actions. Advises on non-controversial issues, such as regulatory and procedural authorities relating to performance and performance-ratings, disciplinary problems, employee dissatisfactions, indebtedness, work habits, unexcused absences, and provides guidance on alternatives and possible solutions. Explains provisions of employee benefits and services programs to employee and supervisors. Serves as awards monitor for the employee recognition program. reviews justifications for adequacy and conformance to established regulations and policies. Provides guidance on required criteria. Explains options to employees when they are dissatisfied with performance ratings. Prepares correspondence relating to the awards program, and ensures all administrative details are complete. Provide technical assistance in the area of recruitment and placement. Participates in the execution of the merit placement/promotion program. Advises and provides procedural and technical guidance to managers, supervisors, and applicants on recruitment and placement, qualification requirements, merit promotion procedures, transfers, eligibility determinations, methods of recruitment, and initial employment. Analyze and evaluate individuals' applications to determine basic eligibility. Review, evaluate and develop specialized qualification requirements, knowledge, skills and abilities statements. Receives and determines distribution and routing of incoming correspondence, publications, regulations, and directives. Processes incoming correspondence to ensure that appropriate action is initiated. Receives office visitors and telephone inquiries. Performs other clerical duties to include processing Time and Attendance, maintains office files of correspondence, directives, regulations, and publications, publishes monthly HRO newsletter. Perform other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Qualification requirements for this position are at the following grades:

GS-05, you must have at least 6 months of Specialized Experience , education or training that provided knowledge of general office work which may include but is not limited to: answering telephones, receiving and distributing mail and maintaining records. Experience following oral or written instructions to accomplish work. Experience establishing and retrieving files and information. Experience using common computer software designed for word processing;

GS-06, you must have at least 9 months of Specialized Experience , education or training that provided knowledge of general office work which may include but is not limited to: answering telephones, receiving and distributing mail and maintaining records. Experience following oral or written instructions to accomplish work. Experience establishing and retrieving files and information. Experience using common computer software designed for word processing; and

GS-07, you must have at least 12 months of Specialized 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.  Specialized Experience also must be directly related to the following:

- Knowledge of regulations covering Federal employee benefits.

- Skill in the use of automated personnel systems.

- Knowledge of employee relations principles and practices and counseling techniques required to perform recurring types of technical work which contribute to morale, motivation or discipline of employees.

- Knowledge of a wide range of recruitment and placement regulations, policies and procedures including the local merit placement plan, and an understanding of numerous GS and WG occupational qualifications requirements to develop vacancy announcements.

- Knowledge of position classification rules, regulations, and procedures to provide classification assistance on a variety of clerical, technical, and wage positions.

Quality of ExperienceLevel of time is not of itself qualifying.  Candidates’ experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on your rank/grade.  Your record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of this position.

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 6 months experience.


APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  Excepted/Indefinite/Enlisted in the Alaska Air or Army National Guard.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:  If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Air or Army National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in one of the following:   AFSC 3D0X1, 3S0X1, 3S2X1 or MOS 42A, 42F

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document.  This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.  Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other 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 eligibility and rating.


BENEFITS:

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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.

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: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

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: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

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: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.

2. The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act.  Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position.

3. 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.

4.  Permanent Change of Station (PCS):  Not authorized.

5.  Cost of Living Allowance (COLA):  Entitled to 5.57% COLA in addition to base salary, subject to change.

6.  Direct Deposit Program:  If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program.  (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).

7.   Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility and possibly being required to pay for an incentive you have received (recoupment), you should check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rules apply: - Incentive Termination with Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have not served at least six months of the incentive contract term. - Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have served at least six months of the incentive contract term. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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If you are a current member of the Alaska National Guard in any capacity, it must be indicated on your application/resume and questionnaire for determination of which area you will be considered as.  National Guard and active military experience(s) must be fully described to include time frames, unit and rank.

 

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

    

1.  Your Resume

2.  A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3.  Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The complete Application Package must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) Thursday, December 06, 2012.

Option A

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note:  To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.  

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 783100.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Option B

If you cannot apply online:

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.

1.  Click the following link to view and print the Occupational questionnaire Online Questionnaire, (do not use this link to apply, click on the "Apply Online" link from within USA Jobs only);

2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the Occupational Questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf ,

3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with your Resume and any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process.   Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: 

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name 

Option C

Applying by mail or in person:

Follow these steps:

1.  Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.  Obtain and print a copy of the OPM 1203FX form, which you will use to provide your answers.  You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 

3.   Submit your Form 1203FX form, your resume, and any supporting documents by mail or in person to: 

     Alaska National Guard HRO

     Camp Denali Bldg 49000 RM D-209
PO Box 5800
Fort Richardson, AK 99505
USA
                  

 Attention:  Travis Doyle or Tiffany Hutchison

 783100 

4.  The complete Application Package must be postmarked, or date stamped by the Alaska Human Resources Office, no later than 1600 hrs on        Thursday, December 06, 2012.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must submit the following documents:   

  • Resume
  • Transcript (If using education for substitution of specialized experience)
  • Questionnaire
  • Any additional documentation you wish to submit for consideration

 

Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:

Job Information:
-Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.
Personal Information:
- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
- Country of Citizenship.
- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.
Education:
- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
- Major field(s) of study.
- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.
Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
- Job title.
- Duties and accomplishments.
- Number of hours per week.
- Employer's name and address.
- Supervisor's name and phone number.
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
- Salary.
- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
Other Qualifications:
- Job-related training courses (title and year).
- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
- Job-related certificates and licenses.
- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.) Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Tiffany Hutchison
Phone: (907)428-6462
Email: TIFFANY.HUTCHISON@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
Alaska National Guard HRO
Camp Denali Bldg 49000 RM D-209
PO Box 5800
Fort Richardson, AK
99505
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating.  Referral to the hiring official will be IAW our agency Merit Promotion Plan and current Labor agreement.  Qualified applicants may be further evaluated by a ranking panel.  Referred candidates will be further evaluated and interviewed by a selection panel.

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: 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 Identification Number is: 783100
1. Title of Job

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT, GS-5/6/7 - Military Membership Required
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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

9. Languages

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

10. Lowest Grade

05
06
07

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

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 Area 1 - All current members of the Alaska National Guard
002 Area 2 - All others eligible and willing to join the AKNG

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


020798020 Fort Richardson, AK

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

Providing this information is completely voluntary and will not affect the processing of your application or consideration for employment. Prior to the review of your application materials, these demographics will be separated from your application along with any personal identifiers.

The collected information will help us to better understand the applicant pool for Federal jobs. The nature of the information received is confidential. This information will be maintained under conditions that ensure only summary data for all applicants are reported and that no individual applicant's data is provided to selecting officials. This information becomes part of a Privacy Act System of Records as identified in 5 CFR 552a, and any disclosure of this record or information contained in this record is in accordance with routine uses found in OPM/GOVT-7, Applicant Race, Sex, National Origin, and Disability Status Records.

The categories below provide descriptions of ethnicity, race and disability. Select the category(s) with which you identify yourself.

Category 01 and 02, "Ethnicity", check only one; category 03 through 07, "Race", check all that apply; category 08-10, "Disability Status" select one; category 12-20 "Targeted Disabilities", in the case of multiple impairments, choose the code which describes the impairment that would result in the most substantial limitation; category 11 applies to Schedule A appointment eligibility.


01 01 - Hispanic or Latino
02 02 - Not Hispanic or Latino
03 03 - White
04 04 - Black or African American
05 05 - Asian
06 06 - Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
07 07 - American Indian or Alaska Native
08 08 - No Disability
09 09 - I do not wish to Identify my Disability
10 10 - Disability
11 11 - I am on or eligible for a Schedule A appointment (See "How to Apply" in the Vacancy Announcement for eligibility details)
12 12 - Deafness
13 13 - Blindness
14 14 - Missing Limbs
15 15 - Partial Paralysis
16 16 - Total Paralysis
17 17 - Convulsive Disorder
18 18 - Mental Retardation
19 19 - Mental Illness
20 20 - Distortion of Limb or Spine

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Area 1 is defined as all candidates who are current members of the Alaska National Guard in any capacity (Technician, AGR, Traditional).

1. Are you a current member of the Alaska National Guard?

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered Yes to Question #1, please indicate your Pay Schedule (GS or WG) if Technician, Unit of Assignment, Military Grade and dates of employment with the Guard in the space provided below:

Area 2 is defined as all other candidates who are eligible and willing to become active military members of the Alaska Air or Army National Guard and wear the military uniform.

2. Are you eligible and willing to join the Alaska Air or Army National Guard and wear the military uniform?

A. Yes
B. No

General Experience is described as clerical or administrative experience, education, and/or training which has provided the candidate with the ability to search for and compile information/data, process documents, and provide information about regulations, procedures, and programs.

3. Do you have the General Experience as described above?

A. Yes
B. No

Specialized Experience is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Qualification requirements for this position are at the following grades:

GS-05, you must have at least 6 months of Specialized Experience , education or training that provided knowledge of general office work which may include but is not limited to: answering telephones, receiving and distributing mail and maintaining records. Experience following oral or written instructions to accomplish work. Experience establishing and retrieving files and information. Experience using common computer software designed for word processing;

GS-06, you must have at least 9 months of Specialized Experience , education or training that provided knowledge of general office work which may include but is not limited to: answering telephones, receiving and distributing mail and maintaining records. Experience following oral or written instructions to accomplish work. Experience establishing and retrieving files and information. Experience using common computer software designed for word processing; and

GS-07, you must have at least 12 months of Specialized 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.  Specialized Experience also must be directly related to the following:

- Knowledge of regulations covering Federal employee benefits.

- Skill in the use of automated personnel systems.

- Knowledge of employee relations principles and practices and counseling techniques required to perform recurring types of technical work which contribute to morale, motivation or discipline of employees.

- Knowledge of a wide range of recruitment and placement regulations, policies and procedures including the local merit placement plan, and an understanding of numerous GS and WG occupational qualifications requirements to develop vacancy announcements.

- Knowledge of position classification rules, regulations, and procedures to provide classification assistance on a variety of clerical, technical, and wage positions.

 

Quality of ExperienceLevel of time is not of itself qualifying.  Candidates’ experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on your rank/grade.  Your record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of this position.

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 6 months experience

4. Do you have at least 6 months of Specialized Experience as described above?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Do you have at least 9 months of Specialized Experience as described above?

A. Yes
B. No

6. Do you have at least 12 months of Specialized Experience as described above?

A. Yes
B. No


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Job Announcement Number:

R783100

Control Number:

330758200