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Job Title:MISSION SUPPORT OFFICER (Military Membership Required)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:JA 13-141 C

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$96,690.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year


Thursday, March 28, 2013 to Monday, May 13, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Mansfield, OH United StatesView Map


Open to Military Members nationwide


The Ohio National Guard seeks to employ high quality applicants for Federal Technician positions. This position requires military membership in the Ohio National Guard.

Military Unit and Address:

179th Airlift Wing

1947 Harrington Memorial Rd
Mansfield, OH 44903

This position is being announced concurrently as an AGR position.  To view the AGR job announcement, please visit the Ohio National Guard jobs page at

***Member must provide letter from FSS certifying that they are eligible for promotion to Col. Failure to submit letter showing promotion eligibility will automatically disqualify you for position.




This position is located at a self-contained, stand alone, separately licensed Air National Guard aviation base. Its purpose is to serve as the host base Mission Support Group Commander, with a working knowledge of, and responsibility for directing all infrastructure operations of an aviation base.  Managed operations include civil engineering, crash/fire/rescue, disaster preparedness, environmental management, personnel, command, control, communications and computer systems (C4), logistics plans, programs and readiness, base supply, transportation, vehicle maintenance, contracting, security forces, medical support, base services, fuels management, aerial port operations (as assigned), and all other support base functions.  The position has responsibility for directing and managing all Mission Support programs and operations in support of the total base, to include tenant organizations and assigned geographically separated units.  Serviced personnel include Military Technicians, Active Guard/Reserve personnel, Traditional Guard members, Non-Dual Status Technicians, employees of tenant organizations, state employees, and contract personnel.


Apply using the instructions in the "How to Apply" section

The Ohio National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Open to Military Members of the Ohio Air National Guard.
  • Minimum Military Rank/Grade: Lt Col (O-5)(Promotable)
  • Maximimum Military Rank/Grade: Col (O-6)
  • Compatible AFSC: 30C0


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(1) Provides group level direction and management for work characterized as infrastructure support for organizations and tenants of the host ANG base.  Directs work to be accomplished by an organization consisting of 8 - 12 full-time direct-report subordinate supervisors and 100-150 base support employees in technician grades up to GS-13, Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) military grades up to Lt Colonel, and various state program and contract employees engaged in supervisory, professional, technical and administrative work. The base level of work managed and directed is determined to be GS-11.  Directs and supervises, through subordinate supervisors, staff and production functions affecting base operating support through a wide variety of high cost, sophisticated communications and computer systems, personnel data systems, real property assets, and associated equipment that comprise a significant share of base fiscal resources. A work force of highly skilled staff management, professional, administrative, technical, trades, and crafts occupations in air technician, AGR, state employee, contract employee, and traditional guard status accomplish the work.  Employees are employed under a variety of personnel programs, to include AGR, Federal, contractor, and state.  Sets priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. Plans, develops and publishes mission support policies and procedures within the established controls of higher command echelons. Assigns work to subordinate units based on priorities, work requirements and responsibility assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Reviews, accepts, amends or rejects work which has been accomplished through subordinate supervisors. Consults with subordinate supervisors and training specialists on employee development and training needs. Ensures provision of such development and training. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors. Collaborates with leaders of other units to negotiate, determine, decide on, and/or coordinate work affecting other units not personally supervised. Advises state, local, and Federal officials with broader and higher responsibilities on problems involving the relationship of the work of the organizations supervised to broader programs, and work impact on such programs. Coordinates legal and technical criteria and procedures for rendering decisions associated with mission support functions and corollary higher headquarters and cross-functioning agencies.  Plans, develops, and executes support annexes to USAF and MAJCOM operating plans. Evaluates and monitors combat readiness of all mission support functions and branches, as well as all wing personnel, with regard to survivability, chemical defense, and weapons qualification. Reviews and integrates mission support elements with the Operations and Aircraft Maintenance Groups to ensure the units’ ability to survive and operate under various conditions.  Ensures appropriate service is provided to all geographically separated units (GSU) supported by the host base.

 (2) Directs all host base infrastructure activities and functions. Evaluates supervisors and reviews evaluations made by supervisors for their assigned employees. Approves selections for supervisory and non-supervisory positions. Hears and resolves group grievances and serious employee complaints not resolved at a lower level. Reviews serious disciplinary cases and disciplinary problems involving group employees and determines required action.  Ensures position descriptions of subordinates are accurate. Establishes work performance standards for branch chiefs and other key personnel and completes annual performance evaluations. Reviews evaluations completed by subordinate supervisors for their assigned personnel. Initiates disciplinary and promotion actions, and approves/disapproves those initiated by subordinate supervisors. Initiates and reviews recommendations for performance awards. Approves expenditure of funds for employee travel, within grade increases, and the like.  Approves leave for key personnel and provides final approval of an overall leave schedule for the organization. Counsels subordinates, explains personnel policies, hears grievances and resolves work problems. Reviews the personnel program within the organization to ensure subordinate supervisors are effectively accomplishing their personnel management responsibilities. Implements and enforces diversity, equal employment opportunity, and labor-management relations programs.  When appointed, serves as a management representative for labor contract negotiations.

 (3) Oversees and directs the planning, scheduling, and implementation of host base operating support programs to meet local mission requirements, as well as Federal and state requirements, regulations and statutes.  Exercises managerial and executive level understanding in each supervised discipline at a sufficient level to properly assess the success and effectiveness of critical programs necessary to support day-to-day group and individual unit operations.  Provides administrative management and oversight of assigned Assistant U.S. Property and Fiscal Officers (USP&FO) within supply (property) and civil engineering (real property). Commands the wing Survival Recovery Center (SRC); serves as On-Scene Commander in response to military and civil emergency events; oversees a Regional Operations Security Center (ROSC), as assigned. Works with other support group commanders, of the same and/or different mission design series, to advise on policies and procedures affecting the Air National Guard support workforce, support infrastructure, and regulatory guidance which affects support areas. Serves, as assigned, as chair/vice-chair of councils that meet at the national level on areas that pertain to base support infrastructure plans and programs.  

 (4) Implements the host Mission Support Group portion of the Designed Operational Capability (DOC) statement of the unit and/or the Emergency War Orders (EWO). In support of USAF Air Expeditionary Force (AEF), Expeditionary Combat Support (ECS) requirements, develops and implements unit plans for execution of deployments and contingency objectives to meet USAF and Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) goals. Coordinates required AEF planning and resources with other ANG and USAF units, the National Guard Bureau, and other higher headquarters agencies to support and implement the AEF mission. Represents the wing at scheduled national-level planning conferences to commit wing personnel and materiel resources to sustain AEF/ECS tasking. Through analysis of unit strengths and capabilities, balances ECS commitments to ensure acceptable OPSTEMPO and PERSTEMPO levels.  Manages and directs all wing activation, mobilization, deployment, and demobilization activities and functions.

 (5) Represents and speaks for the Wing Commander in the designated jurisdictional area with representatives of the National Guard Bureau, the Adjutant General, USP&FO, MAJCOMs, other military components, tenant units and organizations, state/local governments, local media, business and other public/private groups or organizations having an interest in the programs of the wing/base. Upon request, prepares and briefs congressional staff on military construction program (MCP) issues affecting the entire wing/base. Coordinates support activities across agency lines, e.g., Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state and/or county Office of Emergency Management, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), environmental offices and agencies, and with wing operations and aircraft maintenance areas. As primary liaison for wing involvement in Military Support to Civil Authorities (MSCA), plans, implements, and directs unit response in such areas as homeland defense, weapons of mass effect, counterdrug support, and disaster response. Negotiates joint use agreements with local airport authorities. Establishes and maintains frequent and direct contact with NGB staff and with counterparts at other ANG bases in order to resolve problems affecting support capabilities and to ensure timely exchange of pertinent technical, managerial, and mission information. Serves, as required, as a member of the ANG Support Group Advisory Council to effect resolution of specific support or ANG-wide management or technical problems. Participates in conferences, seminars, or study groups as the support representative for the base or the NGB.  Manages, oversees, and resolves various host tenant issues regarding supported organizations.  Negotiates and coordinates host/tenant agreements, memoranda of understanding, joint use and inter-service agreements, leases, and licenses with military and civilian agencies who provide and receive support, share resources, and interoperate with the ANG.



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This is a Permanent Excepted Service position

Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required

  • Minimum Military Grade: Lt Col (O-5)(Promotable)
  • Maximum Military Grade: Col (O-6)
  • Compatible Military Assignment: 30C0
  • Must have a valid State driver's license for the State in which he or she lives or is principally employed.


If you are willing to take a demotion to be considered for this position you must clearly indicate your intentions in your resume.


It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply.


It is, however, the applicant's responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your unit's training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.




General Experience:
Experience, education or training in managing or directing, one or more programs, including appropriate supporting service organizations. Supervisory, managerial, professional or technical work experience and/or training which has provided knowledge of management principles, practices, methods and techniques. Experience using computer and automation systems. 


Specialized Experience:(GS-0340-14)- Must have at least 36 months 

1. Experience analyzing problems, identifying significant factors, gathering pertinent data and recognizing solutions; preparing reports, plans, policies and various correspondence; evaluating objectives and develop plans to facilitate the availability and effective utilization of various resources; Must have knowledge of the organization and its mission and utilized the organizational staff procedures.


2. Experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations carried out by administrative or professional personnel, or substantive administrative support functions.

Substitution of Education for specialized experience – A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of the work of the position (i.e., management, business administration, oral communications, accounting, economics, etc.)


This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position. Permanent change of duty station (PCS) funds are not available. 


If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status. 


Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.


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. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your qualifications rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and may result in you not being considered for appointment to this position.


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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 additional information visit:

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

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

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

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:

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:

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


1. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. 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.


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

1. Your Resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.  (See Required Documents section below)

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 (EST) on Monday, May 13, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into 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.

NOTE:  You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done.  Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed - and your resume is not attached - until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.

NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 866457.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

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

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


All applications must include the following information:

  • Resume (Must describe all relevant work experience and include dates the work was performed)
  • Current Unit of Assignment
  • Current Military Rank/Grade
  • Current MOS/AFSC

Your application may need to include:

  • Transcripts (if substituting college education for work experience)

NOTE:  Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURGED to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position.  Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted.  If you choose to use your personal resume; please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Please do not send applications to the addresses listed below


Phone: (419)520-6122
Agency Information:
179th Airlift Wing
1947 Harrington Memorial Rd
Mansfield, OH


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your qualification status 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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