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This Position Is No Longer Available

Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air Force Personnel Center
Job Announcement Number:  6T-ART-848606-742834-RTZ

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$35,582.00 to $46,255.00 / Per Year
Monday, February 25, 2013 to Monday, March 04, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA United StatesView Map
Status Candidates (Limited To Permanent Air Force Employees Only)


This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain their active membership in the AF Reserve unit where assigned. ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. They are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the AF Reserves.  Retired military that have active AF Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position & unit) on their application.

IF APPLICABLE:  Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.  The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).


WHO MAY APPLY:  Click here for more information.  You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.  **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**


Air Force Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee)


  • The Government’s most important asset is its people
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be a current member of the AF Reserves or willing/qualified to join
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Military AFSC and grade: 3S071/E6


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·         Performs Unit Administrative Function.  Responsible for the overall management and/or accomplishment of all general administrative/personnel/orderly room functions and actions required for the support of the organization and its personnel.


·         Performs Unit Automated Data Processing Functions.  Responsible for utilizing, and overseeing the utilization of, computer based programs and automated products relating to the unit administrative/personnel/orderly room functions, to include those for both day-to-day and reserve issues, and for both civilian and military personnel matters.


·         Provides Unit Personnel Support services.  Oversees or accomplishes activities in support of the unit’s civilian and military personnel, ensuring all necessary actions are accomplished and finalized.


·         Manages the Unit Information Management Program.  Responsible for the overall establishment, management, and maintenance of the unit publications, forms, and files programs.  Maintains the unit publications library. Identifies and establishes unit requirements for publications and forms needed to support day-today and reserve operations and requirements.


·         Performs Orders Functions.  Responsible for unit-level activities involving civilian and military orders.  Ensures orders are properly prepared, finalized, authenticated, published, and distributed.  Provides assistance and guidance to unit members on orders and travel matters and procedures.


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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-05) or equivalent.  Specialized experience must include using performing Unit Administrative Function; being responsible for the overall management and/or accomplishment of all general administrative/personnel/orderly room functions and actions required for the support of the organization and its personnel;  training, orienting, directing, and overseeing the duties and work products of reservists and others assigned to assist;  as well as serving  as the unit focal point for all unit administrative, personnel, and finance matters for both other organizations and unit members. 



To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:


Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:  Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-05 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.  The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

1.  Knowledge of a broad range of information management, administrative, personnel, clerical, and pay directives, policies, instructions, requirements, procedures, and processes to independently make decisions and recommendations and manage areas of responsibility.

2.  Able to read and understand written and oral directives and guidance, and skill in oral and written communication methods and techniques at various levels and venues.

3.  Ability to effectively manage and organize various activities and tasks, singularly and together.

4.  Knowledge and ability to effectively utilize computer systems, programs, and products; and to understand and integrate new hardware and software into unit operations.

5.  Ability to effectively work with and communicate with others, and as required, oversee, manage, and assist others.

6.  Services of a qualified typist is required.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 


FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position.  The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve standards and requirements.  Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies (UTA).  The incumbent’s regular assignments are ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.  May be required to fly in commercial and military aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments.  Receives specialized training in accordance with directives and requirements.  Must maintain proficiency in duties and may be required to successfully pass annual or random duty position evaluation.  Must wear prescribed military uniform and render proper customs and courtesies.


Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.




To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.


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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Air Reserve Technician (ART) Positions:  For additional information regarding ART positions and/or military qualifications, please call 1-800-257-1212.


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, click here


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here 


90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.


DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.


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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 04, 2013

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, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 848606.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.


PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.


Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.


The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.


·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.


If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications.  A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here: 


·        Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

·        Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series


If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.  The fax number is 478-757-3144


Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.


Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: (800)382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Pittsburgh ARS
911 MSS


Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. 

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