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Job Title:Range Operations Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:FL13-107

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 to Thursday, April 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Camp Blanding, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current military members of or any individuals who are eligible to obtain military membership in the Florida National Guard

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your Nation, your State and your community!

FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the 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 National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

This position is located at CBJTC, Camp Blanding, FL

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This position is in the Excepted Federal Civil Service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709", and is open to Category 1: All permanent/indefinite military technicians in the Florida National Guard; Category 2: All current military members of the Florida National Guard; and Category 3: All individuals who qualify for membership in the Florida National Guard. First consideration will be given to Category 1.

 

INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT: This is an obligated position (current occupant is on a Military Tour).  If an individual employed in the excepted civil service accepts this position, he/she will receive an indefinite appointment.  If a Reduction-In-Force occurs and/or the military tour member reclaims this position, the indefinite appointee will have no reemployment rights to his/her former position or any other position.  If the military tour member, having reemployment rights to this position, does not exercise his/her rights within 5 years, this position may be converted to a permanent status without further competition.

 

INTRODUCTION: This position is located in the Joint Force Headquarters-State, Operations Directorate (J-3), Army National Guard (ARNG) Training Center, and Range Operations.  The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Range Operations Specialist with responsibility for coordinating range management programs involving live fire training activities, range safety, range maintenance, and range communications and operations.  Oversees and ensures the continued operation of the Range Control Operations and Communications Center.  Assumes the duties of the Range Control Officer in the absence of the incumbent.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment

DUTIES:

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Coordinate through the FAA the use of special/restricted airspace.  Publish monthly airspace schedule to the FAA through the MADE/SAMS scheduling system.  Publish NOTAMS as required.  Update letters of procedures between the FAA and CBJTC.  Update CBJTC internal/external procedures in reference to airspace utilization.  Submit annual airspace utilization to the FAA.  Coordinate with regional DARR's office pertaining to the use of special/restricted airspace.  Coordinate aviation procedures/safety briefs with using units.  Attend monthly/annual aviation meetings/conferences hosted by the FAA.  Oversees range activities as directed by the Range Control Manager.  These activities include coordination of the range maintenance program in order to ensure fully operational ranges.  Oversees the scheduling of ranges via the automated Range Facility Maintenance Support System (RFMSS).  Applies and enforces the installation Range Safety Program.  Ensures that adequate numbers of fully trained personnel are scheduled to support range operations and the communications center.  Conducts and prepares installation capability briefings and tours as directed by the Range Control Officer.  Interfaces directly with military, civilian and law enforcement agencies desiring to use the installation range complex.  Oversees the work effort of employees who are involved in supporting the maintenance, operations, and communications center.  Assumes the duties of the Range Control Manager in the absence of the incumbent.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Must have experience, education, or training which provides a general knowledge of principles of organization, managment, and administration.  Experience using computer and automation systems.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCEGS-09 must have at least 24 months experience, education or training in any position that required compiling reports, letters, memoranda, etc., and required person-to-person contacts to convey information.  Experience providing technical guidance and assistance in the type of work or in comparable work of a range operations specialist.  Knowledge and understanding of administrative procedures and practices of management.  Experience developing administrative procedures. 

 

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS.  Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position in one of the following:  OBR: 01A; WOBR: 13, 91, 92; WMOS: 011A. 

 

MILITARY GRADE:  Warrant Officer and Officer

Only applicants in military grade W1 through O3 will be considered.

***Please include your military rank/grade in your resume.

 

****MUST ATTEND AND GRADUATE FROM THE RANGE OPERATIONS COURSE AND RANGE SAFETY COURSE WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF APPOINTMENT.****


 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs WILL NOT be authorized.

APPLICANTS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR STATE INCENTIVES MANAGER TO DETERMINE IF ACCEPTING THIS POSITION WILL AFFECT ANY BONUS RECEIVED FROM THE MILITARY.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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 rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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.

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: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional 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 addtional 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 addtional 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 addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.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 Resources 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 Resources Office 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.

 

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, April 18, 2013

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.      Go to http://www.usajobs.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: 865898. 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 http://www.usajobs.gov/ and log in.)

·         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. 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.

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.

·        POC:  

Florida National Guard
Attention: CW2 Steven M. Haines (904) 823-0664
865898



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

·         Current Resume (For full consideration, please include job titles, starting and ending dates of related experience to include at least month and year. (e.g. January 2008-Present)) 

·         Transcripts (if applicable)

To submit the documents 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 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.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Steven M. Haines
Phone: (904)823-0664
Email: STEVEN.M.HAINES.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Florida National Guard
Dept of the Army and Air Force
82 Marine St
St Augustine, FL
32084
USA

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 done, if you are found qualified your name will be forwarded on a referral certificate 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

865898
1. Title of Job

Range Operations Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

7. Background Information

While serving as a federal employee, have you ever been terminated for cause or resigned after being notified that you would be terminated/separated?


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

09

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 Range Operations Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

120432019 Camp Blanding, FL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

Enter number of years in this position.
Enter number of months in this position that do not equal a complete year.  Example:  5 yrs 2 mos
24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently a Category 1 applicant? A Category 1 applicant is a permanent or excepted indefinite technician employed with the Florida National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

2. Are you a Category 2 applicant? Category 2 applicants include current members of the Florida Army or Florida Air National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

3. Are you a Category 3 applicant? Category 3 applicants are individuals who qualify for membership in the Florida Army or Florida Air National Guard but are not current members.

A. Yes
B. No

4. In the event that you are not found to be qualified, do you consent to the release of your name to the labor organization?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Are you an active member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard?

A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.), member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
D. No, I am not an active member of the Florida National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard? (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Florida Army National Guard recruiter at (800) 464-8273 or the Florida Air National Guard recruiter at (800) 824-8495 before applying for this position.).
E. No, I am not an active member of the Florida National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Florida National Guard.

Read the options below carefully and choose the one that best applies.

6. Have you completed basic training in at least one branch of the military that would enable you to enlist in the Florida Army or Air National Guard by the close date of this announcement?

A. Yes
B. No

7. Are you currently receiving Federal Military retirement pay? If you are retired military or planning on retirement within the next year, you will not be eligible to join the Florida Army or Air National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

8. This position is only open to Warrant Officers and Officers in the rank of WO1/W1 through CPT/O3. Which option below best describes your CURRENT military rank?

A. WO1/W1 to CW2/W2
B. CW3/W3 to CW5/W5
C. 2LT/O1 to CPT/O3
D. None of the above, I am NOT CURRENTLY a Warrant Officer or an Officer in the rank of WO1/W1 through CPT/O3.


9. Do you have experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration; experience using computer and automation systems?

A. Yes
B. No

10. Do you have at least 24 months experience, education or training in any position that required compiling reports, letters, memoranda, etc., and required person-to-person contacts to convey information; experience providing technical guidance and assistance in range operations; familiar with and understanding of administrative procedures and practices of management; experience developing administrative procedures?

A. Yes
B. No

For each of the following tasks, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

11. Familiar with a wide range of established ARNG range management principles and concepts involving range operations, live fire training activities, range safety, range maintenance, range control and communications.

12. Familiar with range activities, functions, and mission to provide support and services to training activities.

13. Familiar with current military doctrine as related to the training center and range operations to analyze problems and recommend solutions to eliminate problems.

14. Working familiarity of regulations, pamphlets, and instructions regarding policies and procedures for firing and handling ammunition.

15. Familiar with basic automation programs and systems to facilitate documentation and reporting.


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Job Announcement Number:

FL13-107

Control Number:

340544800