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This Position Is No Longer Available

Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  MS 13-093

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$34,907.00 to $45,376.00 / Per Year
Monday, May 06, 2013 to Monday, May 20, 2013
Full Time - Indefinite
1 vacancy in the following location:
Gulfport, MS United StatesView Map
Restricted to current members of the Mississippi Army or Air National Guard.


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 states and your community!




NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted service 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 service 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.


MILITARY TECHNICIAN COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Prior to placement in this position, the selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible position as required by TPR 303. Although conditions of employment, such as grade/rank restrictions, medical, technician compatibility, etc., are not used to determine an applicant's eligibility to apply for a position, the applicant must meet the conditions prior to appointment in the position. The compatibility requirements for this position are: 


Military Appointment & DAOC/DMOS/DAFSC: 42A

Minimum & Maximum Military Grade:   E1 - E8 (Note: You must provide proof with application of eligibility to hold appropriate military grade.)


This position is located at 1108th TASMG, Gulfport, MS


PDCN D1086000


AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This position is in the Excepted Federal Civil Service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709", and is restricted to current Guard members of the Mississippi Army or Air National Guard.


  • You must maintain membership in National Guard for continuous employment.


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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position is located in a Company, Batter, Troop, or Detachment size unit of the Army National Guard (ARNG).  The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the unit commander's full-time representative responsible for personnel and administrative activities of the unit. Advises supervisor of administrative eligibility requirements for personnel applying for training courses. Functions as the primary source of guidance and assistance to the unit commander and other members of the unit on military personnel matters, including application of rules, regulations, and procedures.  Prepares a variety of reports, or correspondence, pertaining to unit status and operations such as strength reports, unit record of reserve training, replies to inspection reports and inquiries, etc.



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GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 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.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  GS-06 requires 9 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 using common computer software designed for word processing.



MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


Military Grades:  E1 - E8


Compatible Military Assignments: 42A

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:  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.

NOTE: Copies of transcripts, certificate of training, etc., must be submitted in application package for substitution to be considered.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Permanent Change of Station Expenses: No PCS will be authorized.


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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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 in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJOBS.


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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following:

      1. Your responses to the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire, and
      2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job



Use the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.


The following link provides some application tips and may be used for aiding you in building your Resume:


Option A: Applying Online


Tips for using the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire:
      • You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done.

      Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed – and your resume is not attached –   

      until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.


      • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment



      • To receive consideration, you must complete the entire process and submit the complete application

      package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date -- Monday, May 20, 2013.


      • It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to

      the closing date.


      • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received and to verify your application is complete,

      follow these steps:  Log into your USAJOBS account using the following link:  Click on “Application Status” and then select the “more information”

      link for this position.  The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received

      and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Please   

      Note:  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.  Verify that all of

      your documents appear on the Details page with a status of Processed.

      • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  To return to an incomplete

      application, log into your USAJOBS account and select Application Status.  Choose the vacancy, and click

      Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents

      from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
      • If you submit more than one Qualifications Assessment 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:  Click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account.  Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire. 


Option B: Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents


You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.  NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (OPM Form 1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s), please follow steps 1 and 2 below:

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page:,  and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 887293.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 20, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.


To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax, please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX; follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items:
3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  Note:  Do not include a fax cover sheet with the OPM Form 1203-FX.  This will cause your application to not process.


For this job announcement, the following documents are required:


Transcripts (if applicable)

Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

SF-181, Race & National Origin Identification (Optional - For statistical purposes only)

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Kisha Cornelius
Phone: (601)313-6345
Agency Information:
Mississippi National Guard
Joint Force HQS Human Resources Office
PO Box 5027
Jackson, MS


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 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.

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