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Job Title:Resource Management Assistant (OA) - Military Requirement

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command

Job Announcement Number:SEU-13-0073

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$41,390.00 to $53,811.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, November 20, 2012 to Thursday, November 29, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
McChord AFB, WA United StatesView Map


Applicants must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve. For questions concerning military eligibility, please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualifications Center at 1-800-257-1212.


This is an Air Reserve Technician Enlisted position.

Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service.  In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency. 

This announcement may be used to fill upcoming like positions described herein.  Certificates may be established and used for 90 days after the closing date of this announcement. 

Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the the Air Force Reserve.  Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.

The Government's most important asset is its people.


  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Travel expenses will not be paid.
  • Incentives are not being offered.
  • Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements
  • Must be a Qualified Typist
  • Military AFSC & Rank: 3D071/MSgt


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The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to serve as a Resource Management Assistant with an Aerial Port Squadron, Air Force Reserve Command, resource and information management activity.   As such, the incumbent will:

·         Assist in the effective management of unit programs to include (but not limited to) military personnel matters, training, office administration, unit work group administration, deployment planning, and budget preparation.

·         Provide support in the preparation and monitoring of military personnel promotions, training, awards and decorations, officer performance reports, enlisted performance reports, waivers, career enhancement programs and unit personnel actions.

·         Conduct and analyze statistical studies pertaining to the effectiveness of unit training programs.

·         Plan and organize unit information management activities.

·         Accomplish tasks supporting military mobilization/deployment planning and unit participation management.

·         Provide administrative support in areas such as budgeting, reservists pay, supplies and equipment control, security, inter-service agreement procedures and documentation as well as general office administrative duties.

·         Provide training to reservists in accomplishment of related tasks.



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You must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 in the Federal service performing work which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Typically this experience would involve assisting in the analysis of administrative practices and personnel management programs to identify and resolve problems and performing administrative duties in the preparation, maintenance, and monitoring of forms, reports and other correspondence in support of an organization. (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements).


Substitution of Education for Experience: None


Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Fly in military and/or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty (TDY) assignments. (2) The incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.  (3) Position may require a background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance. (4) Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays during emergencies or contingencies. (5) Meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements.  (6) Must be a qualified typist.  (7) Work is primarily office-oriented with some physical exertions such as long periods of sitting, standing, walking over rough or uneven surfaces, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching and lifting of light items.  (8)  Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent visits to various organizations on base.  (9)  Visits may also be necessary to other agencies and /or base for purpose of training/conferences/investigations.


Please note if duplicate/multiple application materials are submitted, we will consider the most recent submission as the one of record. If you do not meet the screen out questions, you will not receive any further consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category.  If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.


The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):  (1) Knowledge of the functions, objectives, and mission for the administrative support and personnel management of an organization to analyze procedures, identify weaknesses, and resolve problems.  (2)  Knowledge of policies and procedures for personnel actions.  (3) Knowledge of office administrative practices, procedures, forms, and publications management. (4) Knowledge of training requirements.  (5)  Knowledge of various office automation software programs, tools, and techniques.  


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 assessment questionnaire.  You will receive a rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.


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The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits.  Visit to learn more about major benefits offered to most federal employees.


·         For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at

·         Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts.  Visit the "Verification of Military Experience and Training Web Site" to obtain this information.

·         Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date.  Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position.  Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.

·         Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP eligibles achieving a score of 80 or higher, excluding veteran preference points, will be considered well qualified.  Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.

·         Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection.  For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website  Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference. 

·         All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.


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Your application must be completed online or faxed to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 1-478-757-3144.   The Special Examining Unit office does not accept applications by e-mail, regular mail, fax or in person. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by Thursday, November 29, 2012, which includes: 
1.  Your Resume (What your resume must contain can be obtained from the Air Force Reserve website at on page 2 of the Federal Job Information Sheet for Air Reserve Technicians)

2.  The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire

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

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday, November 29, 2012.  Incomplete application packages will not be considered and will receive an ineligible rating.  
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.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page 
using the following Vacancy ID 791889. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you cannot apply online:
1.  Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and
2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire and
3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. 




 The following documents are required:

1. Your Résumé (What your resume must contain can be obtained from the Air Force Reserve website at on page 2 of the Federal Job Information sheet for Air Reserve Technicians)

2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire


3. Other supporting documents:

·       Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable (If you are claiming

     Veterans' Preference, please see the information below)


   Claims for 5-Point Veteran’s Preference. Submit official documentation such as (1) a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - Member 4 copy of this document, because it identifies the type of separation, character of service, and narrative reason for separation; (2) Virtual MPF awards and decoration printout; or (3) Statement of Service Letter signed by your Personnel Officer or Commander of your unit or higher headquarters to include your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of Discharge and Character of Service (for members in a Reserve component, the letter must clearly identify 180 consecutive days of active duty, not for training). 


     If selected, you will be required to submit a copy of your DD214 member 4 copy prior to entering on duty.


   Claims for 10-Point Veteran’s Preference. Submit the following documents (1) Standard Form 15; (2) an Employment Letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later identifying percentage of disability is the preferred supporting documentation which must be submitted with the SF 15. The Employment Letter can be requested through the Veterans Administration by calling 1-800-827-1000; and (3) a DD-214 Member 4 copy of this document, because it identifies the type of separation, character of service, and narrative reason for separation. If sufficient information is not provided, tentative preference may be granted based on 5-Point Veterans' Preference criteria as stated above.


For further details on veterans preference, please refer to the OPM VetGuide at


The above mentioned forms may be obtained from the Air Force Reserve website at



Phone: (478)327-0113
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit
Special Examining Unit
135 Page Rd
Robins AFB, GA
31098-1601 Fax: (478)757-3144


Applications will be processed for rating after the close date of this announcement.  Processing time for applications is several weeks from the close date of this announcement.  Applicants will receive a Notice of Results (NOR) via Application Manager approximately 2 days after the announcement closes.  The rating on this NOR will be based strictly on your answers to the questionnaire.  You will receive another NOR via email once your application is rated by a Human Resources Specialist which may reflect a different rating from the initial notice.  Qualified candidates may be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

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