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Job Title:Staff Operations and Training Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Reserve Command

Job Announcement Number:NCDE13375246864966D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$58,916.00 to $76,595.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 to Monday, April 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Totten, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

You could experience the best of two worlds by taking advantage of the opportunity to become a Citizen Soldier in the United States Army Reserve Military Technician Program.  As a Citizen Soldier, you are employed by the Department of Army as a civilian working a normal full-time workweek with all the benefits available to a Federal service employee to include health and life insurance, retirement and Thrift Savings Plan, and accrual of leave (annual, sick and military).  When duty calls, you can proudly put on the uniform as a military service member of the United States Army Reserve and receive the pay and benefits associated with the military assignment.  As a member of the United States Army Reserve, you are required to perform military duty one weekend a month and at least fourteen days a year of annual training. In your civilian position, you perform work in direct support of the US Army Reserve in an administrative, professional or maintenance related position.  As a US Army Reserve Military Technician, you are a vital link in the chain of command of the United States Army Reserve and civil service, working with professionals like yourself at locations around the world or as close as next door.  As a civilian Military Technician you are one of the most important keys to combat readiness; as an Army Reservist you have the opportunity to perform military duty to defend and to serve your country by performing military duty when needed.

About the Position:

This position is with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 533rd Support Battalion, 302nd Command support Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command located at Ft. Totten, New York. Work is performed primarily in an office environment.

This position reports to the Battalion Commander

Who May Apply: US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • THIS POSITION REQUIRES MEMBERSHIP IN THE U.S. ARMY RESERVE (USAR).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • The business travel requirement is 10 percent.
  • Moving expenses may be authorized (see Other Requirements).
  • This position may offer a $3000 recruitment bonus (see Other Requirements).

DUTIES:

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The duties of this position include:

  • Provide technical advice and guidance
  • Review training schedules and publications
  • Perform administrative functions
  • Recommend unit training
  • Direct daily activities

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

    GS-10:

    Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: experience directing, establishing, and coordinating operations plans and programs for a unit or activity in areas of mobilization readiness, contingency planning, deployment, training, resources, and security. Experience interpreting and disseminating guidance, developing and administering training programs and performing evaluations and inspections to ensure unit readiness. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service .

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:

    • Skill in Managing Training Resources
    • Skill in Managing Training Programs
    • Ability to Communicate in Writing
    • Ability to Advise on Mobilization Issues

    OR

    Education: Education may be substituted for specialized experience with a Ph.D. (or equivalent graduate degree), 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M (if related).

     

    OR

    Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: 

    A combination of education and specialized experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education in excess of 2 years by 18. Add the 2 percentages. Note: For the purpose of qualifications, 1 full year of graduate education is equivalent to 18 semester hours.


    APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

    If using education to qualify, such education must be related to the position and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.


    FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.



    Other Requirements:
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    ·         Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

    ·         You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

    ·         One year probationary period may be required.

    ·         Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

    ·         A personnel security investigation is required.

    ·         Lautenberg Amendment: This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.

    ·         Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

    ·         Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.

    Conditions of Employment:

    This position requires a Secret Security Clearance.

    This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.

    This position requires membership in the US Army Reserve (USAR).

    This position offers a $3000 recruitment bonus to individuals who are newly appointed as civilians in the Federal Government.  You are considered newly appointed if this is your first appointment as a civilian employee in the Federal Government or if you have a minimum of a 90-day break in service from a previous Federal civilian position.   You may qualify with a break in service of less than 90 days only if your previous Federal civilian appointment was a time-limited, or not permanent, appointment.  Your recruitment bonus will be made in two payments.  You receive the first payment when you enter on duty, and you receive the second payment on your first anniversary.  To accept this recruitment bonus, you are required to make a two year service obligation to the Army Reserve Military Technician

    Program.

     

    Moving expenses may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

     

    New Army Reserve Military Technicians may be authorized moving expenses to their first official duty station.  To be eligible to receive moving expenses, you must be a newly appointed Federal civilian employee or have a minimum of a 3 day break in service from previous Federal civilian employment.

     

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. 


    Applicants claiming veteran's preference should clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    You will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility, qualification, and quality ranking for this position. If your responses to the eligibility and qualification questions result in a determination that you are not eligible or not qualified, you will receive no further consideration. If your responses result in a tentative determination that you are eligible and qualified, your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.

    Basis for RatingQualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

     

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.


    BENEFITS:

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    The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Other Requirements:
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    You may claim Military Spouse Preference. Military spouse preference provides a worldwide employment preference for spouses of active duty military members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are relocating to accompany

    their military spouse or a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move to an active duty assignment. This program applies to:

    - Spouse of active duty military members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the the U.S. Coast Guard and full-time National Guard, who are applying and referred for certain positions at DOD activities in the U.S., its territories and possessions, and in overseas areas;

    -Commuting with the area of permanent duty station of sponsor;

    -Spouses who entered into marriage with the military sponsor prior to the reporting date to the new duty assignment.

    -Does not apply when the sponsor is separating or retiring.

    To confirm eligibility applicants must provided the following supporting documentation: a valid marriage certificate or other documentation verifying marriage and copy of military orders assigning the service member to the location (service member's spouse must be authorized on the military PCS orders).   

     

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.  Annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They are not eligible for retirement contributions or to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, nor to a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at
    http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    This is a Career Program Position (CP51).

    Salary includes applicable locality pay.

     



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you should provide a complete Application Package.
    Your complete application packages should include:

    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • 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). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

    2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
    3. Documents to support your eligibility category(ies) (see Required Documents section below)

    The Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, April 08, 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 questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents. If you are unable to upload your documents, you may submit them by fax.  Download and complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 864966.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

     

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

     

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

     

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

     

    Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which support your eligibility category or categories. If your eligibility category is listed below, you must provide the documents described for that category.  If your eligibility category is NOT listed below, contact the Central Resume Processing Center for assistance.  If you fail to provide these documents, you may be marked as having an incomplete application package and you may not be considered any further. 

    Applicants Relying on Education to Qualify: You should submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified”.

     

    Preference Categories:

    Note to veterans: The documentation you submit to verify your preference claim MUST show the characterization of your service (Honorable, General, etc.), type of discharge, and any time lost. If your documentation does not show this information, your veteran's status will not be used to determine your preference for this job. 

    ·         Military Spouse Preference: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 and a copy of your Military sponsor's PCS orders. You are required to submit a copy of your marriage certificate and a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent. If you are exercising this eligibility due to the disability or death of your spouse, you must provide documentation to support this eligibility (death certificate, VA disability determination, etc.)

    ·         5 Point Preference for Veterans: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge.

    ·         10 Point Preference for Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge, a completed SF-15, Claim for 10-Point Veteran Preference, AND a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs showing an overall disability rating. The OVERALL rating MUST be identified on your certification letter.

    ·         Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave letter OR certification document**.

    ·         Future Military Separatees*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).

    * Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave before the effective date of employment.
    ** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

    More information about Veteran's Preference is available at http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than yourself. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected, to confirm your eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    W6TVAA 412th Theater Engineer Command
    1265 Porters Chapel Road
    Vicksburg, MS
    39180

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    If you provided an email address, you will receive email notification as soon as you submit your application.  Your responses to the online questionnaire will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.  Based on your responses, if you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, you application will receive no further consideration.

    Your responses may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    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 do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NCDE13375246864966D

    Control Number:

    340452500