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Job Title:Training Technician (Military Requirement)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command

Job Announcement Number:SEU-13-0415

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


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


Tuesday, August 13, 2013 to Tuesday, August 20, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Little Rock AFB, AR United StatesView Map


Applicant must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve. For questions concerning military eligibility, please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualification Center at 1-800-257-1212.


This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) enlisted position.

Air Reserve Technicians are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service.  In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.




Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.


The Government’s most important asset is its people.



  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses will be Paid
  • Incentives will not be Offered
  • Preferred Military AFSC and Grade: 3S251/E-5


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The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to administer training programs, provide technical guidance and assistance to managers and supervisors within the Numbered Air Force (NAF) on all aspects of the program. Additionally, trains other reservists as required in the accomplishment of tasks set forth.  Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:


  • Ensure waiver packages are correct and completed within established timeframes.
  • Consistently provide accurate technical guidance and assistance for all program elements.
  • Administer Education, Training and Distance Learning programs.
  • Responsible for overall management of on-the-job (OJT) program.
  • Manage the development of education and training instructional products .
  • Schedule and conduct formal classroom instruction.
  • Direct operations of the Advance Distributed Learning and mutimedia education and training program.
  • Manage the Developmental Education Board and Reserve School Selection Board process.


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You must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade grade level or  qualifying pay band under other pay systems in the Federal Service which has give you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Experience which provides a thorough knowledge of Training Technician. Typically we would find this work experience within a military training environment managing Career Development Courses (CDC), Air Force Testing, On the Job (OTJ) program and other prescribed education and training.  (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements).  


See KSAs listed in 'How you will be evaluated'


Substitution of Education:  Master's Degree or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or OR  LL.B or J.D., in a relevant field of study (e.g., Education). This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Training Specialist and is related to the duties of this position. If you are qualifying based on education, an official copy of your college transcript to is required.




Combining Experience and Education:  Equivalent combinations or successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.  For more information on combining experience and education, please refer to website:


NOTE: Foreign education must be evaluated by an approved organization. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be of some help in providing information on these organizations. Visit: Council for Higher Education Accreditation 
***Also, include an English translation of the foreign transcript. *** 



Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Fly in military and/or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty (TDY) assignments. (2) Incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (3) Must be able to obtain and maintain a  security clearance as designated for this position. (4) This is a drug testing designated position and incumbent is subject to random drug testing. (5) May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty. (6) Work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort or exertion may be required in the performance of duties.



Please note if duplicate/multiple application materials are submitted, we will consider the most recent submission as the one of record. If you do not meet the screen out questions, you will not receive any further consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) for the position and quality categories as shown below. Qualified applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category. Each applicant will receive an  initial rating based solely on their responses to the assessment questionnaire. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience,your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. The final rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the KSAs required for this position. 


If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified - Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. Highly Qualified - Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): (1) Knowledge of the principles, processes and techniques of education and training programs, policies and organization. (2) Knowledge of the principles and processes of effective instruction and adult learning. (3) Ability to provide and/or develop guidance on education and training issues, both formally and informally. (4) Ability to manage, supervise and/or monitor education and training programs. (5) Ability to analyze and evaluate education and training data/products and apply problem-solving techniques for resolving issues and improving processes.


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  • Candidates are encourage to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the ""Transition GPS (Goals, Plans Success)" website to obtain this VMET information.
  • Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date.  Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position.  Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.
  • Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified categories to be considered well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
  • Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection.  For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website .   Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
  • All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments by Direct Deposit.
  • For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at .



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Your application must be completed online or faxed to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 1-478-757-3144.   The Special Examining Unit office does not accept applications by e-mail, regular mail, fax or in person. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by Tuesday, August 20, 2013 ,which includes: 
1. Your Resume

2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire

3  Transcripts (if applicable)

3.  Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.  Incomplete application packages will not be considered and will receive an ineligible rating.  
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to 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. 
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page 
using the following Vacancy ID 941991  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you cannot apply online:
1.  Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaireView Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire   
2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire and
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. 


The following documents are required:

1. Your Résumé - Work experience sections must show inclusive dates (month/year) and number of hours worked per week.  If in a Reserve component, you should also identify any man-days or active duty days (total number of days) within the corresponding work experience block, if applicable.  Current civil service employees claiming credit for experience that would not normally be part of your primary duties must provide documentation, signed by your supervisor, which verifies the performance of other duties and the percentage of time the other duties were performed.  Additional information on what your resume must contain can be found on the following link

2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable - To successfully claim Veterans' Preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.  If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, please see the information below. 




•   Claims for 5-Point Veteran’s Preference. Submit official documentation such as (1) a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - Member 4 copy (2) Virtual MPF awards and decoration printout; or (3) Statement of Service Letter signed by your Military Personnel Officer or Commander of your unit or higher headquarters to include your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of Discharge and Character of Service (for members in a Reserve component, the letter must clearly identify 180 consecutive days of active duty, not for training). If selected, you will be required to submit a copy of your DD 214 member 4 copy prior to entering on duty.

  •   Claims for 10-Point Veteran’s Preference. Submit the following documents (1) Standard Form 15 (pages 1 & 2, completed, signed, and dated); (2) a letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later identifying percentage of disability. The Employment Letter is the preferred supporting documentation which must be submitted with the SF 15. The Employment Letter can be requested through the Veterans Administration by calling 1-800-827-1000; and (3) a DD-214 Member 4 copy of this document. If sufficient information is not provided, tentative preference may be granted based on 5-point Veteran's Preference criteria as stated above.

For further details on veterans preference, please refer to the OPM VetGuide at

The above mentioned forms may be obtained from the Air Force Reserve website at


Phone: (478)327-0113
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit
Special Examining Unit
135 Page Rd
Robins AFB, GA
31098-1601 Fax: (478)757-3144


Applications will be processed for rating after the close date of this announcement.  Processing time for applications is several weeks from the close date of this announcement.  Applicants will receive a Notice of Results (NOR) via Application Manager approximately 2 days after the announcement closes.  The rating on this NOR will be based strictly on your answers to the questionnaire.  You may receive another NOR via email once your application is rated by a Human Resources Specialist which may reflect a different rating or veterans' preference from the initial notice.  Qualified candidates may be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.


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