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Job Title:  13-210-ARNG, Equal Employment Manager (NATIONAL GUARD REQUIREMENT)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  13-210-ARNG

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$61,255.00 to $79,628.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 to Friday, November 22, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Tacoma, WA View Map
United States Citizens


Washington Army National Guard

Non-Bargaining Unit Technician Vacancy Announcement

13-210-ARNG, Equal Employment Manager (NATIONAL GUARD REQUIREMENT)

Location:  Federal HRO, Camp Murray, WA

Appointment Type:  Permanent

PD Number:  D1018000

Series/Grade:  GS-0260-11

Salary Range:  $61,255.00-$79,628.00

Security Clearance:  Secret

PCS Expenses:  *Not Authorized*


Membership in the National Guard is Required:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Washington National Guard as a condition of employment. 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. 

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizen soldiers have joined for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join the National Guard and serve your nation, your state and your community!


Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on: Friday, November 22, 2013


Non-Bargaining Areas of Consideration: 

This position is in the Federal Service under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709


Area A – Nationwide Excepted:  Anyone eligible for immediate enlistment and/or commissioning in the Washington Army and/or Air National Guard.

Area B – In-state Excepted:  All participating members of the Washington Army and/or Air National Guard.

Area C – In-service Excepted:  All presently employed permanent excepted technicians, indefinite excepted technicians, and AGR members with excepted technician reemployment rights to the Washington Army National Guard.



  • Military Rank Requirement: E-7 to E-9, WO1 to CW3, O-2 to O4
  • OBR: 42B, 42H WMOS: 420A EMOS: 42A
  • Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment.


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Manages the Equal Employment Opportunity Program within the state.  Responsible for advising senior management on the administration of laws, policies, and regulations designed to provide equal opportunity and diversity management for the workforce in the state.  Plans, develops and implements the National Guard Bureau Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program at the state level, which requires the development and implementation of an Affirmative Employment Program (AEP) covering both short and long range goals and objectives.  This AEP governs all elements of the EEO Program.  Serves as the agent of information for policy guidance on EEO, EO and all discrimination complaint matters (dual and non-dual status).  Coordinates with other human resource work centers such as staffing and classification in developing recruiting and employment strategies to ensure equity and diversity within the state’s workforce.  Ensures that all EO/EEO (and MEO) training statistics are gathered, profiled and maintained.  Provides statistical data to NGB-EO in accordance with EEOC, DoD, Army, Air Force, and NGB regulations.  The Affirmative Employment Program requires that position openings, promotions, position selections, separations, and career development must be in compliance with applicable EEO laws and regulatory requirements.  Develops and implements the National Guard Technician AEP at state level, which is a multi-year plan.  Captures and profiles technician and military statistical data on a regular basis.  Analyzes data to identify trends, progress, problem areas, and recommendations of minority and female representation.  Accomplishes a quarterly review and analysis to monitor progress.  Meets and consults regularly with all levels of management and employees to locate, define and correct deficiencies and/or problem areas.  In conjunction with the State HR/EO and MEO Officers, coordinates and assists in the development of ANG EO and ARNG MEO military programs and affirmative action plans.  Responsible for the implementation and management of the state Special Emphasis Program.  Participates in national training conferences that have Department of Defense, and National Guard Bureau involvement and participation, as part of the total community outreach initiative.  Coordinates all Special Emphasis Programs, diversity, and EEO awareness issues with recruiting and public affairs personnel, community managers, HR/EO and MEO Officers.  Manages the State’s EEO/EO complaints processing system on behalf of the Adjutant General.  Selects, trains, and supervises all EEO counselors for collateral duties within the state, ensuring that an adequate number of trained counselors is available to meet requirements imposed by law and regulation.  Coordinates with the state HR/EO and MEO Officers to ensure complaints are properly and expeditiously processed upon reaching the level of the Adjutant General.  Ensures requisite support to NGB investigations, fact-finding and EEOC hearings.  Coordinates with the Staff Judge Advocate to develop and present the state’s position at these proceedings.  Provides statistical data to NGB Office of Equal Opportunity in accordance with EEOC, DoD and NGB regulations. Ensures discrimination complaint statistics are gathered and maintained.  Responds to inquiries from Congressional, White House, DoD, NGB and other sources on discrimination complaint matters. 


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General Experience:

Administrative, professional, investigative, technical or other type of experience which demonstrates ability to meet and deal effectively with persons of different ages, races, and economic and education background; to collect and assemble pertinent facts, and to prepare clear and concise written reports.



Education Requirements:

High School diploma or GED


Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection.  Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain MOS within 1 year of appointment action (TPR 303 2-1).

Specialized Experience:

GS-11 level must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training involving the administering, delivering, maintaining, advising, and adapting advanced concepts, principles, and theories of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to the unique organizational, management, and mission requirements.  Experience assisting in the development of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and procedures.  Experience advising management on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles and practices.

·         Knowledge and skill in applying a wide range of EEO concepts, laws, policies, practices, analytical, and diagnostic methods and techniques sufficient to solve a wide range of problems and issues, and sufficient to provide comprehensive management advisory services.

·         Knowledge of the National Guard mission, organizations, programs, and func­tions. Knowledge of policies and procedures pertaining to human relations education/equal opportunity programs.

·         Knowledge of HR/EOT functions in order to conduct studies, analyze findings, and make recommendations on substantive program areas.

·         Skill and ability to prepare project and staff reports and deliver briefings to civilian and military officials.

·         Knowledge of management principles within both the civilian and military personnel systems, and the ability to integrate the civilian and military personnel aspects in order to successfully accomplish the organization's mission.

·         Knowledge and skill in applying consensus building, negotiating, coalition building, and conflict resolution techniques sufficient to interact appropriately in highly charged emotional situations.

·         Ability to plan, organize, and assign work, and to communicate both orally and in writing.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). NOTE:  You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.



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 position, a review of your resume and supporting documents 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 documents, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

(Proof of education must be submitted with application packet) 



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1.    Technicians are paid through direct deposit/electronic funds transfer.

2.    Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.

3.    Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses.  Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives.

4.    Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.

5.    Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f).

6.    All new technicians are subject to a one year trial/probationary period IAW 32 USC 709.



All soldiers, civilian employees and contractor employees who drive Army-owned or leased vehicles must complete the Army Avoidance Course (AAC) training when they start working for the Army. Must have a valid Washington state and military driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Government Travel Card (GTC) and be able to attend all schools deemed necessary by the supervisor.

*Baseline physical*


An employment physical may be required within 90 days of employment per OSHA regulation and NGB* *this physical will be used to determine fitness and eligibility for continued employment.


For access to Required Documents please refer to:


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Please upload all required documents into your USA Jobs online application.


To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 22, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link 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. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account 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.

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


 All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (Mil Form 174)

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


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 (1203FX) 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):

1.    To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 989830

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 Friday, November 22, 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:

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

2.    Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

Fax all six pages of 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.


Steven Whitehill
Phone: (253)512-8728
Agency Information:
Washington National Guard
Human Resources Office
Bldg 33 ATTN PSS
Tacoma, WA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based on your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.


You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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