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Job Title:DEPUTY MISSION SUPPORT OFFICER (Military Membership Required)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:JA 13-499-C

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$83,973.00 to $109,164.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, January 07, 2014 to Wednesday, March 19, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Rickenbacker AFB, OH View Map


Open to Military Members of the Ohio Air National Guard






The Ohio National Guard seeks to employ high quality applicants for Federal Technician positions. This position requires military membership in the Ohio National Guard.

Military Unit and Address:

121 MSQ GP

7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH 43217

This position is being announced concurrently as an AGR position.  To view the AGR job announcement, please visit the Ohio National Guard jobs page at




This position serves as the Deputy Mission Support Group Commander for a self-contained, stand alone, separately licensed Air National Guard (ANG) aviation base.  The purpose of this position is to serve as the full assistant to the Mission Support Group Commander.  This position shares responsibility with the Mission Support Group Commander and assists in directing and managing all infrastructure operations of an aviation base that include civil engineering, crash/fire/rescue, disaster preparedness, environmental management, personnel, command, control, communications and computer systems (C4), logistics plans, programs and readiness, base supply, transportation, vehicle maintenance, contracting, security forces, medical support, base services, fuels management, aerial port operations (as assigned), and all other support base functions.  This position assists the Mission Support Group Commander in directing and managing all Mission Support programs and operations in support of the total base, to include tenant organizations and assigned geographically separated units.  Serviced personnel include Military Technicians, Active Guard/Reserve personnel, Traditional Guard members, Non-Dual Status Technicians, employees of tenant organizations, state employees, and contract personnel.





Apply using the instructions in the "How to Apply" section

The Ohio National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Open to Military Members of the Ohio Air National Guard
  • Military Rank/Grade: LT COL (O-5)
  • Compatible AFSC: 30C0


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(1)  The incumbent serves as a full assistant to the Mission Support Group Commander.  Assists the Mission Support Group Commander in providing group-level direction and management for work characterized as infrastructure support for organizations and tenants of the host ANG base.  Assists in directing the work to be accomplished by an organization consisting of 8 - 12 fulltime direct reporting subordinate supervisors and 100-150 base support employees in technician grades up to GS-13, Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) military grades up to Lt Colonel, and various state program and contract employees engaged in supervisory, professional, technical and administrative work.  The base level of work managed and directed is determined to be GS-11.  Assists in directing and supervising, through subordinate supervisors, staff and production functions affecting base operating support through a wide variety of high cost, sophisticated communications and computer systems, personnel data systems, real property assets, and associated equipment that comprise a significant share of base fiscal resources.  Employees comprise a work force of highly skilled staff management, professional, administrative, technical, trades, and crafts occupations in air technician, AGR, state employee, contract employee, and traditional guard status accomplish the work.  Employees are employed under a variety of personnel programs, to include AGR, Federal, contractor, and state.  Assists in setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work.  Assists in planning, developing, and publishing mission support policies and procedures within the established controls of higher command echelons.  Assists in assigning work to subordinate units based on priorities, work requirements and responsibility assignments, and the capabilities of the employees.  Reviews, accepts, amends or rejects work which has been accomplished through subordinate supervisors.  Consults with subordinate supervisors and training specialists on employee development and training needs.  Ensures provision of such development and training.  Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors.  Collaborates with leaders of other units to negotiate, determine, decide on, and/or coordinate work affecting other units not personally supervised.  Advises state, local, and Federal officials with broader and higher responsibilities on problems involving the relationship of the work of the organizations supervised to broader programs, and work impact on such programs.  Coordinates legal and technical criteria and procedures for rendering decisions associated with mission support functions and corollary higher headquarters and cross-functioning agencies.  Plans, develops, and executes support annexes to USAF and MAJCOM operating plans.  Evaluates and monitors combat readiness of all mission support functions and branches, as well as all wing personnel, with regard to survivability, chemical defense, and weapons qualification.  Reviews and integrates mission support elements with the Operations and Aircraft Maintenance Groups to ensure the units’ ability to survive and operate under various conditions.  Ensures appropriate service is provided to all geographically separated units (GSU) supported by the host base.



****  A more comprehensive detailed description of the position may be found in Position Description "D1676000" in the employing unit or in the Human Resources Office  ****


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This is a Permanent Excepted Service position 

Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required

  •  Military Grade: LT COL (O-5)
  • Compatible AFSC: 30C0

It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply. It is, however, the applicant's responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your unit's training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training. 




General ExperienceExperience, education or training in managing or directing, one or more programs, including appropriate supporting service organizations. Supervisory, managerial, professional or technical work experience and/or training which has provided knowledge of management principles, practices, methods and techniques. Experience using computer and automation systems.


Specialized Experience: (GS-340-13) - 36 months experience in which the applicant demonstrates:

1. Experience analyzing problems, identifying significant factors, gathering pertinent data and recognizing solutions; preparing reports, plans, policies and various correspondence; evaluating objectives and develop plans to facilitate the availability and effective utilization of various resources; Must have knowledge of the organization and its mission and utilized the organizational staff procedures.


2. Experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations carried out by administrative or professional personnel, or substantive administrative support functions.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: NOTE: College Transcripts are required if you wish to use Education as a substitution for experience or if a degree is a requirement for the position.  A copy of the transcript must be submitted with the Job Application. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements.


This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position. Permanent change of duty station (PCS) funds are not available. 


If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status. 


Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.


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. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your qualifications rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and may result in you not being considered for appointment to this position.


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The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most 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. Visit:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. 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, step parents, spouses, and adult children. 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. Visit:


This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.





1. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. 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.


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

1. Your Resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.  (See Required Documents section below)

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 (EST) on Friday, February 07, 2014.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers link to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

NOTE:  To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,  , select the Application Status link and then click on 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, long 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.

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1014441.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

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

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire

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.


All applications must include the following information:

• Resume (Must describe all relevant work experience and include dates the work was performed)
• Current Unit of Assignment
• Current Military Rank/Grade
• Current MOS/AFSC

Your application may need to include:
• Transcripts (if substituting college education for work experience)

NOTE:  Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURGED to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position.  Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted.  If you choose to use your personal resume; please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
Please do not send applications to the addresses listed below


Nelson Spitler
Phone: (614)492-4626
Agency Information:
121st Air Refueling Wing
7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH


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 be notified of your qualification status 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.

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