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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Aerial Delivery Specialist Training Leader, WL-5201-10

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NGTX-13-059

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$23.26 to $27.16 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 to Friday, January 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WL-5201-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Camp Mabry, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

National Guard Membership is Required (See Announcement)

JOB SUMMARY:

Texas Military Forces

LONE STAR VALUES

Loyalty Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Opportunity
Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Networked
Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Ethics
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
Adaptability
Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad

 

TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

 

EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

This position is located in G4, Surface Maintenance Office (SMO), Camp Mabry, Austin, TX.  The purpose of this position is to instruct and lead Aerial Delivery Specialists, WG-5201-10, and performs the related duties of the Aerial Delivery Specialist position.   In addition to training the Aerial Specialist, the position is responsible for training all state ARNG who are involved in the functions of the Aerial Delivery work.

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:   This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Army National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please visit http://www.nationalguard.com/guard-basics/eligibility-requirements?icid=meganav_guard-basics-eligibility-requirements_20110720 or contact a Texas Army National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 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 Army National Guard.
  • All current members of the Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Army National Guard.

 
Appointment Factors: This is a Permanent Excepted Position open to Enlisted members ranking E-9 or below, Warrant Officers ranks Not to Exceed W-2.  This is a Bargaining Unit position.
 
Remarks:  None. 
 
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

 

THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTANCE OF A MILITARY FEDERAL TECHNICIAN POSITION MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION AND / OR REPAYMENT OF MILITARY INCENTIVES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING EDUCATION SERVICES (INCENTIVES) OFFICE OR THE RECRUITING/RETENTION OFFICE.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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As a Aerial Delivery Specialist Training Leader with the Texas Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

    • Plans, develops and validates training.  Determines and selects instructional designs, methods and media.  Develops training materials to support objectives.  Prepares required training and statistical data.  Monitors progress and counsels students on performance.  Conducts courses covering two or more different areas of the Aerial Delivery work. 
    • Performs and prepares performance evaluations on each student in accordance with Plan of Instruction (POI).  Upon completion of training, certifies competence level and ensures completion of required documentation.
    • Instructs and evaluates in maintaining, modifying and inspecting  on a variety of airdrop equipment such as parachutes, multi loop lines, extraction force transfer couplings, latch assembly couplings, cable assembly couplings, actuator assembly, release cargo parachute M-1, lanyard arming wire, connector parachute, timer delay assembly, link lower suspension, link assembly single suspension type IV, link assembly heavy duty, link 4 point, parachute release single knife, bracket suspension, and tie down cargo quick release.  Performs duties as inspector testers, pack-in-process inspector and final inspector.  Performs initial inspection on all parachutes, textile and non-textile components, and airdrop containers.
    • Instructs and evaluates airdrop training loads to include type V or other airdrop platforms for airdrops.  Performs inspections and repair of cargo, deceleration, and extraction parachutes, and is responsible for certification.  Performs Joint Airdrop Inspections as the aerial load inspector.  Performs technical order compliance modifications and modifications of parachutes and related items.  Maintains an adequate stock level of current aerial delivery system equipment, components, and supplies.  Serves as unit representative on the Aerial Delivery Review Panel and as a Joint Airdrop Inspector.  May be tasked to attend Malfunction Review Board meetings
    • Performs trend and predictive analysis and forecasting to determine and meet customer instruction needs.  This includes staffing and coordinating within  the multi component interagency processes.  Required to train all branches of services and interagency members in Aerial Delivery Operations, the fielding of new equipment and applicable procedures in and outside of the work area.  Advises supervisor on all issues and problems and develops a point paper to address these issues and recommended solutions to include potential instruction to prevent reoccurrence. 
    • Insures compliance with published instructions, work standards, and technical publications.  Formulates comprehensive training plans for all state ARNG/ANG personnel.  Conducts on-the-job-training as well as classroom instruction.
    • Orchestrates daily and long-range utilization of the aerial delivery systems to ensure accomplishment/training of assigned missions as well as support for future missions and deployment operations.  Researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies DOD, Air Force, Army, USMC, Navy, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), International Civil Aeronautical Organization (ICAO), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules and directives.  Establishes, revises, or reviews policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for aerial delivery management and service activities, ensuring that airdrop missions and/or flight safety is not compromised. 
    • Performs other additional duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General Experience Required 
Experience or training that has provided the candidate with sufficient knowledge to complete the work of this occupational series.   Experience or training which demonstrates the candidates ability to lead other technicians engaged in the duties performed by this occupational series.

 
Specialized Experience Required
In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the WL-10 grade level you must:


None.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:
WMOS:   180A, 920A
EMOS:  92R 
 
Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection. Selected Excepted applicant (if applicable) must complete the MOS qualifications and requirements within 1 year of appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. 
Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 
 
Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified. All other applicants will receive a numerical score and the top qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.


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.
Main New Employee Website -
http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
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



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.


HOW TO APPLY:

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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):
https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Resume_Builder

 
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 -- Friday, January 04, 2013
  • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:
      1. Go to https://www.applicationmanager.gov/ and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.
      2. Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 800412. 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 https://www.applicationmanager.gov/ 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 http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 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 -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • JFTX-J1-HR Form 5 with ink signature (Digital Signature will NOT be accepted - Fillable form will not retain information when saved)
  • Resume (Uploaded Resume or USA-Jobs Resume)

 

To download the JFTX-J1-HR Form 5:
http://www.texasnationalguard.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf
 

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:

http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRO Customer Service
Phone: (512)782-6725
TDD: (512)782-6725
Email: HRO-APPLICATIONS@TX.NGB.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
G4
2200 W 35th Street
Austin, TX
78703

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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: 800412
1. Title of Job

Aerial Delivery Specialist Training Leader, WL-5201-10
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


10

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 Aerial Delivery Specialist Training Leader

21. Geographic Availability


481112453 Camp Mabry, 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 National Guard membership?

A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Texas Army National Guard.
B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Texas Army 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 Army National Guard. (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Texas Army National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 before applying for this position).
E. No, I am not an active member of the Texas Army National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Texas Army National Guard.

2. 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. E-8 or E-9.
E. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have conferred with a Texas National Guard Recruiter and verified that I am eligible to enlist within the ranks of E-1 (Private) Not To Exceed E-9 (Sergeant Major).
F. 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.

3. Select your current rank, or the rank you are eligible for appointment in the TXARNG.

A. W-1.
B. W-2.
C. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have been selected for appointment as a Warrant Officer Candidate (WOC) and will have completed the Warrant Officer School within one year of appointment if selected.
D. No, I am not one of the above listed ranks, nor am I eligible to enlist as any of the above listed ranks.

4. Do you currently possess one of the following MOS's? (WMOS: 180A, 920A EMOS: 92R)

A. Yes.
B. No, but I am willing to reclassify into one of those MOS's within 1 year of employment.
C. No, I am NOT willing to reclassify into one of those MOS's within 1 year of employment.

5. Do you have experience or training that has provided the candidate with sufficient knowledge to complete the work of this occupational series AND experience or training which demonstrates the candidates ability to lead other technicians engaged in the duties performed by this occupational series?

A. Yes.
B. No.

6. Do you have at least 18 months experience which demonstrates the ability to plan, organize, and lead the work of others in fields directly related the repair function of this occupational series AND ability to perform administrative functions; to read and interpret a variety of technical publications used in the repair of supported equipment AND ability to provide guidance to others in work related directly to this occupational series?

A. Yes.
B. No.

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 know little or nothing about this.
B- I have had study or training in this.
C- I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
D- I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
E- I am consulted by other journeypersons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.

1. Ability to plan, develop and validate training.

2. Ability to determine and select instructional designs, methods and media.

3. Ability to develop training materials to support objectives.

4. Ability to prepare required training and statistical data.

5. Ability to monitor progress and counsel students on performance.

6. Ability to conduct courses covering two or more different areas of the Aerial Delivery work.

7. Ability to perform and prepare performance evaluations on each student in accordance with Plan of Instruction (POI).

8. Knowledge and ability to instruct and evaluate in maintaining, modifying and inspecting on a variety of airdrop equipment such as parachutes, multi loop lines, extraction force transfer couplings, latch assembly couplings, cable assembly couplings, actuator assembly, release cargo parachute M-1, lanyard arming wire, connector parachute, timer delay assembly, link lower suspension, link assembly single suspension type IV, link assembly heavy duty, link 4 point, parachute release single knife, bracket suspension, and tie down cargo quick release.

9. Knowledge and ability to perform duties as inspector testers, pack-in-process inspector and final inspector.

10. Ability to perform initial inspection on all parachutes, textile and non-textile components, and airdrop containers.

11. Ability to perform Joint Airdrop Inspections as the aerial load inspector.

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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Job Announcement Number:

NGTX-13-059

Control Number:

332759000