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Job Title:Human Resources Assistant (ERS)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:RI-13-057

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$34,234.00 to $55,132.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, April 09, 2013 to Tuesday, April 23, 2013




Full Time - Indefinite




1 vacancy in the following location:
Cranston, RI United StatesView Map


Current military members of the Rhode Island Army or Air National Guard.


Rhode Island National Guard

The Rhode Island National Guard traces its history from the first colonial defensive force established in the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1638. Today, the Rhode Island National Guard consists of dedicated men and women, prepared to serve our State and Nation in a variety of military specialties.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Rhode Island Army or Air 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 must be current members of the Rhode Island Army or Air National Guard.

Persons appointed with indefinite status may be separated when their services are no longer needed. If a permanent status employee at the same grade level as this announcement is selected, Nature of Action will be Reassignment; tenure will not change. If a permanent excepted status employee is selected at a higher grade, Nature of Action MAY be Temporary Promotion. Should the need for the indefinite time limitations placed on this position no longer exist, the Temporary Promotion and/or the Indefinite Appointment COULD be converted to permanent action without further competition.

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the National Guard Excepted Service.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation allowance NOT authorized.


The primary purpose of the position is to provide limited technical assistance to Human Resources Specialists within the office and to managers, supervisors, and technicians of the serviced organization for a wide range of human resources matters. May accomplish work through the use of an automated system.


  • Must be a current member of the Rhode Island Army/Air National Guard
  • Assignment to the RI National Guard in MOS: 42B AFSC: 3D0X1, 3S2X1, 3S0X1
  • Background Criminal Investigation required prior to appointment.
  • Must have a valid state driver's license.


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Brief Description of Duties:

Provides technical assistance in executing the employee relations program.  Provides specific advice and guidance to supervisors, managers and employees on a variety of employee relation’s matters, to include resolving minor employee problems.  Conducts fact-finding investigations, researches pertinent guidance to assist in problem resolution, and responds to inquiries regarding requirements of proposed actions.  Advises on non-controversial issues, such as regulatory and procedural authorities relating to performance and performance-ratings, disciplinary problems, employee dissatisfaction, indebtedness, work habits, unexcused absences, and provides guidance on alternatives and possible solutions.  Explains provisions of employee benefits and services programs, to employees and supervisors on matters relating to Workers’ Compensation such as determination reassignments and light duty.  Coordinates with Department of Labor as necessary



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Administrative or clerical experience, education, or training which demonstrates the candidate’s ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems.


Must have at least 6 to12 months experience, education or training that provided knowledge of general office work which may include but is not limited to: answering telephones, receiving and distributing mail and maintaining records. Experience following oral or written instructions to accomplish work. Experience establishing and retrieving files and information. Experience in the interpretation and application of regulations, procedures or laws.  Experience that provided a working knowledge of administrative functions.  Experience performing personnel transactions.  Experience working independently and setting priorities with very little supervisory control.   Experience using common computer software designed for word processing.


MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Employment in this position requires membership in the Rhode Island Army or Air National Guard. Selected candidate(s) will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment within 60 days of the effective date of placement. Should be MOS/AFSC qualified within one year of placement action.


Military Grades: E6 and Below


Compatible Military Assignments: MOS 42B   AFSC 3D0X1, 3S0X1, 3S2X1

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 study, or 30 semester hours, or the equivalent) for 12 months of the required experience.  For experience required 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 6 months experience.


**Note to Incentive Recipients: Service members who accept a temporary or full-time federal technician position and are currently in receipt of an incentive such as a bonus, student loan repayment, or Select Reserve GI Bill may be subject to suspension of the incentive or termination with recoupment of the incentive.  Applicants in receipt of a military education/recruitment incentives are strongly encouraged to contact their unit representative or the Education and Incentives Office for Specific details regarding incentive termination or recoupment action.  The Army Education Office can be contacted at 401-275-4109 /4039 or the ANG Retention Office Manager can be contacted at 401-267-3269.


Incumbent must maintain membership in the Rhode Island Army or Air National Guard.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a security clearance within one year of appointment.

Background Criminal Investigations (BCI) are required for federal employment.


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.

Main site for new 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:


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 Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


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To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume 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:


To apply for this position, you must submit a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below) by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, April 23, 2013


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

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents -please submit all documents in English     

         - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

4. OF-306


To begin the process, click the "Apply Online" button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and either create or upload a resumeView Occupational Questionnaire.  You will then be redirected to the Application Manager to finish the application process. Ensure that you 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. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.  Note:  To update, correct or check your application status, simply visit the Application Manager and use the Vacancy Identification Number 872029.


If you cannot apply online 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this FAX Cover Page using the following Vacancy ID number: 872029.

2. Fax your documents to 478-757-3144.

3. Please retain your fax confirmation in the event you may need to validate your submission.




The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3.Other supporting documents -please submit all documents in English     

         - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

4. OF-306


Abel E. Coronel
Phone: (401)275-4141
Agency Information:
Rhode Island National Guard
Human Resources Office
645 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI


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 may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews.  You will be notified by email as to the status of your applicaiton after each step is completed.


Thank you for your interest in the Rhode Island National Guard.

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