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Job Title:  Training Technician
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  Air 13-020

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$38,790.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 to Thursday, February 14, 2013
Full Time - Indefinite
1 vacancy in the following location:
Salt Lake City, UT United StatesView Map
United States Citizens




NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Utah National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Utah National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Utah National Guard.

Upon completion of your application there is a page which reflects the following "Confirmation of your Submission to USA Staffing Application Manager".  Please print this page and keep it in your records as completion of intent to apply for a vacancy.  This page provides information about the job applied for and the date and time of submission. 

If you do not receive the “Confirmation of your Submission” page or have questions regarding the use of USA Jobs please contact the HRO at 801-432-4241 or 801-432-4239.


  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
  • Shift work may be required.


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Accomplishes formal training actions through the Pipeline Management System (PMS). Validates completed formal school applications. Enters eligible personnel into upgrade training (UGT) and ensures continued eligibility for training. Reviews ANG

formal school allocations through the Training Opportunities Network (TOPNET)and Electronic Training Catalog Application (ETCA). Maintains generated listings of personnel attending school. Coordinates with higher headquarters, as necessary, to support formal school requirements for mandays and funding. Receives course booking forms and line numbers. Assists students with preparations to enter school, including preparing orders and out processing students. Serves as unit point of contact to resolve any problems encountered by students during formal training courses. Receives formal school student training reports on students, and graduation certificates upon completion of training, and forwards them to the unit training manager. Following completion of formal training, processes students into the unit, and documents completion of training and award of skill level.

Monitors the Extension Course Institute (ECI)/Career Development Course (CDC) program in regard to ECI policies; provides advice to commanders, supervisors, and unit training managers on matters pertaining to ECI/CDC programs. Conducts quarterly inventory of safe containing CDC test material in accordance with regulatory guidance. Enrolls personnel in CDC courses and monitors progress. Administers and controls end of course examinations. Maintains records of personnel participating in the

ECI/CDC programs and enters data into the personnel data system relative to course taken, course completion and test scores. Acts as test control alternate and administrator for ECI testing (CDC and Professional Military Education courses). Conducts quarterly inventory of test materials. Captures data and accomplishes automated updates to reflect changes that result in classification actions.   Ensures Unit Training Managers (UTMs), Additional Duty Training Managers (ADTMs), supervisors, trainers, certifiers, and trainees are familiar with the concepts, scope, objectives and procedures pertaining to on-the-job training (OJT). Maintains current computer-generated management information product listings of all personnel on (OJT). Ensures trainees meet all requirements for completion of training prior to upgrade of skill level. Identifies non-productive personnel in OJT status, and recommends appropriate corrective action to supervisors, unit training personnel, and commanders.  Coordinates arrangements for locally requested training facilities and equipment.  Processes Career Development Course (CDC) reactivation and re-enrollment requests in accordance with applicable guidance. Assists in evaluating the administration and effectiveness of each serviced unit OJT program during Staff Assistance Visits (SAVs).  Consults with and assists various personnel involved with the military training program. Prepares, directs, controls, and instructs the Air Force Training Course.  Conducts workcenter visits. Develops, analyzes, oversees, and facilitates unit and individual training programs. Advises commander, supervisors, training managers, trainers, certifiers, and trainees on unit training program progress and issues.  Implements and distributes periodic changes in training and assignment requirements from USAF, as well as notification of Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC)

consolidation. Conducts audits to ensure all personnel are qualified to maintain appropriate Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs). Reviews and processes requests for waivers, involving training and retraining, and forwards with locally generated recommendations for approval by higher authority. Monitors and accomplishes officer AFSC upgrade actions. Manages the Special Experience Identifier (SEI) Program for the base.  Performs in-processing and out-processing actions for personnel departing for, and returning from all service schools. Ensures that departing personnel have in their possession orders, records and reporting instructions. Prepares school tour orders via MAPPER. Counsels members departing for active duty for training to ensure special requirements such as physical examinations, clothing, equipment and security clearances are met.  Prepares and processes computer inputs to the data base for data elements related to OJT training schools and correspondence courses. Complies with policy/procedures established in applicable directives in support of the Privacy Act of 1974.  Maintains administrative suspense, publication files and records within the section; provides safeguards for CDC test materials; prepares reports, correspondence, requisitions forms, publications and maintains records sets of special orders on approved school tour applications and ensures formal school tour workdays and funding is available.  Accomplishes Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) registration and enrollments for assigned members. Ensures progress reports reflect proper semester hours of Air Force schooling and that transfer credits are applied from local colleges/universities or credit by examinations. Counsels full-time and traditional guardsman of CCAF standing and general educational requirements to complete an Associates in Applied Science Degree. Maintains CCAF and local college catalogs as general reference publications for proper counseling techniques.   Administers and directs the base level Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) programs. These programs include examination of basic skills, e.g., GED; college credit by examination, e.g., CLEP; postsecondary admissions testing, e.g., ACT, SAT, GRE; and guidance and skills assessment inventories. Also included are independent study programs available from regionally accredited colleges and universities; military evaluation programs e.g. college credit for military experience and training; experiential learning assessment programs; college credit for volunteer or vocational experiences; and external degree programs which offer flexible schedules, incorporate nontraditional education, and have little or no residency requirement. In addition, requisitions materials from DANTES and maintains a reference library of appropriate publications. Markets programs to unit members and counsels them on those programs that will assist them in meeting their education objectives. Maintains liaison with higher headquarters; local schools, colleges and universities; the state Department of Education, etc.  Performs other duties as assigned.


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LOCATION OF POSITION:  151 Force Support Squadron, Salt Lake City, Utah



APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Indefinite Obligated Position


MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


VICE: Joseph Richards


PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  This position has no known promotion potential.




KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: For successful performance in this position, each applicant must fully justify on their application how they meet each KSA listed.


1. Ability to develop, administer and evaluate education/training programs.

2. Ability to secure facilities and coordinate training.

3. Ability to gather data ad compile plans and reports.

4. Ability to coordinate and control testing programs.


GS-07 requires 12 months of specialized experience.

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 hours, or the equivalent) for the first 12 months of the required experience. For experience 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. Each 30 semester hours credited must have included at least 6 semester hours of courses which are directly related to the type of work of the position.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire. 

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

Airman who accept a technician position will be terminated from the Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).

Indefinite positions may be converted to permanent status without further competition.



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.

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 addtional information visit:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for addtional information visit:

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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 addtional information visit:

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


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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Each applicant must FULLY SUBSTANTIATE on their application how they meet the requirements listed in the specialized experience area; otherwise applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. Applications will be evaluated solely on information supplied in the application (OF 612) or resume. Experience will be evaluated based on relevance to the position for which application is being made. Include job titles, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours per week, salary, duties/accomplishments, employer(s) name and address, and supervisor(s) name/phone number and permission to contact


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.


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, February 14, 2013

·         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: 834564. 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 document is required:

  • Current Resume

To submit the document requested follow the instructions below: 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 Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, by fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:


Martina L. Conner
Phone: (801)432-4239
Fax: (801)523-4700
Agency Information:
Utah National Guard
Human Resources Office
12953 S Minuteman Drive
Attn HRO Jodie
Draper, UT
Fax: (801)523-4700


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful. After a review 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.


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