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Job Title:Human Resources Specialist (Military) (D2009000)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:LA 916603

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 28, 2013 to Thursday, July 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0203-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
New Orleans, LA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

LOCATION: NGLA-JPM-PE, NEW ORLEANS, LA

NOTICE: POSITION NOT TO BE FILLED UNTIL VACATED BY INCUMBENT.

This position is located in the Military Personnel Office (MILPO) of the Army National Guard (ARNG). The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise and guidance for all military personnel assigned in the State, and oversees the functions of one of the following human resource programs: Officer Personnel Management (OPM), Enlisted Personnel Management (EPM), Personnel Systems, SIDPERS Interface Branch (SIB), or the Personnel Services Section.

 

Open Areas of Consideration: 1

DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

Area 1 = Warrant Officer (CW2 and below) and Enlisted members of the Louisiana National Guard.

NOTICE: THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY: FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES ALL EMPLOYERS TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY AND EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY OF ALL PERSONS HIRED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a member of the National Guard.

DUTIES:

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(1) Serves as an advisor to commanders on assigned unit human resources (HR) program. Interprets policy and provides procedural guidance to commanders, supervisors, staff members and individual military members. Provides training to supervisors and guidance and assistance to military members on program for which assigned. Participates in Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) and unit mobilizations and de-mobilizations. Reviews, evaluates, and interprets regulatory guidance, policies, and procedures applicable to military personnel programs and provides guidance to all users. Drafts and implements State policy based on the aforementioned policies. Publishes guidance to enhance and simplify completion and submission of personnel actions. Conducts command inspections, staff visits and trains personnel within the unit in all programs for which responsible. Conducts periodic briefings for staff, commanders, and administrative personnel to promote full understanding of all aspects of the assigned program. Provides commanders, supervisors, and MILPO staff with a variety of statistical data or reports pertaining to military HR issues in order to assist in HR management decisions. Responds to correspondence (general, other agency, congressional, etc.) regarding military personnel issues. Researches, prepares response, and maintains action file. As required, forwards responses for review and/or responses for the MILPO Director and/or State Adjutant General. Estimates and projects future travel and funding requirements and submits request to MILPO Director.  Oversees one of the following programs identified in duties 2 through 4.

(2) Responsible for and oversees the direction of the EPM/OPM or Incentives program and functions as the technical expert. Determines the methods and procedures for conducting military career guidance and counseling to ensure officer or enlisted personnel have an optimal and established career pattern. Provides direction, information, and/or counseling to MILPO staff and commanders of Major Army Command (MACOMM) through unit commanders, supervisors, as well as individual military members as required. Provides information and ensures regulatory compliance regarding area of responsibility which may include, but is not limited to: accessions, appointments, assignments, reassignments, transfers, promotions, Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP), discharges, separations, retirements, Officer Evaluation Reports (OER) Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Reports (NCOER), awarding of Area of Concentration (AOC), Functional Areas (FA), Additional Skill Identifiers (ASI), Special Qualification Identifiers (SQI), Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) identifiers (primary or secondary), Stop Loss programs, and National Guard Bureau (NGB) waivers, casualty assistance, and requests for retention beyond mandatory removal date. Reviews and determines eligibility upon accepting military technicians (dual status) or AGR positions. Assists other organizations and agencies/units in development of battle roster and personnel assignment. Convenes or participates in various boards which may include: Promotion, DA Boards, awards, selective/qualitative retention, MOS Medical Review Board (MMRB), Incapacitation Review Boards, etc. Tracks Contingency Temporary Tour of Active Duty for Operational Support (CO-ADOS). Initiates action for the issuance of all military orders relating to military personnel actions and distributes accordingly. Reviews Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA), Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE), Modified TOE (MTOE), and/or Unit Manning Report (UMR) for the requirements, authorizations and movements of military personnel. Responsible for the review and verification of promotion actions and/or the review and forwarding of packets for promotion board actions and general Officer nomination packets.

(3) Responsible for and oversees the direction of SIDPERS and internal/external interfaces, and functions as the technical expert. Responsible for and ensures the timely and accurate processing of submitted military personnel actions. Manages a control log to maintain document control and an audit trail of all transactions received and dispersed in SIDPERS. Notifies units and higher echelons of rejected or incomplete transaction/documentation, necessary steps or processes required to resolve the problem, and maintains a database for tracking and suspension of submissions for identification of trends and problems. Identifies problem areas in the types of submissions (based on rejects/incomplete documentation), the locations where training is needed, and creates and provides training material. Reviews and processes the units forecasted MTOE and TDA structures. Creates and processes rear detachment MTOE as a result of unit mobilization. Coordinates with the other MILPO sections and Military Pay to resolve any problems associated with the SIDPERS system. Creates and provides various scheduled reports as well as special request reports. Provides oversight and guidance on the Retirement Points Accounting Management (RPAM) program. Coordinates with NGB field representative for technical assistance and information.

(4) Responsible for and oversees the direction of the Personnel Services Section and functions as the technical expert. Oversees the performance of document handling, records maintenance, and the Integrated Personnel Electronic Records Management System (iPERMS). Directs staff in performance of periodic record reviews and inventories to ensure total record accountability. Establishes access control lists to restrict unauthorized personnel from gaining access to personnel files other than their own or for those they are responsible for. Selects staff members to accompany files on an as needed basis i.e., review boards, SRP’s, mobilizations/de-mobilizations, etc.  Ensures staff members provide military members with information regarding their benefit selections (i.e. life insurance and designation of beneficiary), identify documentation required to update Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), understand requirements to issue identification cards, etc. Provides oversight on the processing of records for separation/discharge to include: proper identification and crediting of MOS, awards, training, dates of service, type of discharge, computation of total creditable service, etc.

(6) Accomplishes and oversees the technical support work in the program area assigned with the assistance of subordinate employees which may be Active Guard Reserve (AGR), full time Technician, or civilian. Performs limited supervisory duties which include assignment and review of work on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis; assure that production and accuracy requirements are met; approval of leave; effect minor disciplinary actions i.e., warnings or reprimands; identify training needs; and recommend performance standards and ratings.

(7) Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training which involves the exercise of analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and personal responsibility, and application of a substantial body of knowledge of principles, concepts and practices applicable to one or more fields of administration or management; and experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

(FOR GS-07) Must have at least Twelve (12) months of experience, education, or training in the interpretation and application of regulations, procedures or laws; that provided a working knowledge of administrative functions; performing personnel transactions; and working independently and setting priorities with very little supervisory control which provided the candidate with the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed below.  

(FOR GS-09) Must have at least Twenty-Four (24) months of experience, education, or training involving the administering, delivering, maintaining, advising, and adapting basic concepts, principles, and theories of Human Resources to the unique organizational, management, and mission requirements which provided the candidate with the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed below.

 

KSAs:

I: Knowledge of, and skill in applying, fundamental military human resource management principles and practices; and standardized analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in order to provide technical expertise and guidance as well as management advisory services to resolve factual and procedural issues within the particular area of assignment. 

II: Knowledge of applicable regulations relating to the field of military human resources management and the area of assignment.

III: Knowledge of the organizational structure and requirements of the ARNG for that State suitable to provide advice to commanders, unit administrators, and military members concerning the area of program specialty.

IV: Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with individuals, supervisors, and management. 

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee must also be in a compatible military assignment (MOS/AFSC) prior to or within one year of placement.

Military Grades:

·         WARRANT OFFICER (CW2 & BELOW)

·         ENLISTED

Compatible Military Assignments:

·         WO=420A;

·         ENL=42A;

 

***LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS – Acceptance of this position may result in the loss of contracted incentive(s).  For further details, contact the LANG State Incentive Manager, at (504) 278-8116***


 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

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 score 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.

Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

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

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

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

 

(Here is a link for aiding you in building your Resume and some application tips): http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/resumeandapplicationtips.asp#icc

 

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, July 18, 2013

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

1.      Go to https://www.applicationmanager.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: 916603. 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 https://www.applicationmanager.gov and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

·         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 near the bottom of this page. 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 or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

 

 

*PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CALL THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE DURING BUSINESS HOURS OF 0700-1730, TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AT (504) 278-8591/8594/8767 OR EMAIL @ LA.J1.HRO@NG.ARMY.MIL TO VERIFY RECEIPT OF YOUR APPLICATION BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

 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 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:

Bruce A. Phillips
Phone: (504)278-8767
Email: BRUCE.A.PHILLIPS38.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Louisiana National Guard
Human Resources Office
6400 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA
70117
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 made you will be notified of your rating 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.

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

916603
1. Title of Job

Human Resources Specialist (Military) (D2009000)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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

5. Employment Availability

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

6. Citizenship

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

7. Background Information

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

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

07
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 HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST

21. Geographic Availability

221690071 New Orleans, LA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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

23. Job Related Experience

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

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 a member of the Louisiana National Guard?

A. Yes
B. No

2.

Do you possess at least 12 months of experience, education, or training in the interpretationand application of regulations, procedures or laws; that provided a workingknowledge of administrative functions; performing personnel transactions; andworking independently and setting priorities with very little supervisorycontrol?

A. Yes
B. No


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Job Announcement Number:

LA 916603

Control Number:

346568400