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Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  PR 14-30 Vacancy ID:1019388

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year
Thursday, December 26, 2013 to Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Buchanan, PR View Map
All groups of qualified individuals


COLA: 4.20%

Duty Location: United States Property and Fiscal Office (USP&FO), Fort Buchanan, PR




This position require military membership as an Officer or Warrant Officer in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard (PRARNG). If you are not an Officer or Warrant Officer of the PRARNG (i.e. civilian, active duty Soldier, prior service, guard member from another state, reservist/IRR, etc.), you must contact the Recruiting and Retention (R&R) Office at 787-367-7954 and request the PRARNG Military Basic Requirements (MBR) Certification. If the MBR certification is not submitted, or you do not meet the requirements to be an Officer or Warrant Officer of the PRARNG, your application will not be screened.  Certification and instructions to request it, are available at





Area 1 = Permanent technicians Officers and Warrant Officers currently employed in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.
Area 2 = Officers and Warrant Officers of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard and personnel that meet all requirements to become an Officer or Warrant Officer in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.  (This position requires Army National Guard membership).

Note: Applicant not currently commissioned must submit evidence of eligibility for Federal Recognition in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard. For more information and certification, contact the Recruiting and Retention Office at (787) 367-7954.

First round consideration will be given to Area 1 Candidates. (Area 2 Candidates will be screened only in the event that there are no qualified or recommended Area 1 Candidates). 

Note: Applicants must possess Security+ certification. Copy of certificate MUST be included with the application. 

To prevent a grade inversion, military rank allowed for this position will be determined at the final evaluation of the vacancy announcement considering the military rank of the supervisor.


Acceptance of any military technician position may cause the termination of entitlements and eligibility for all military bonuses and student loan repayments.   For further information you must contact the appropriate military Education Office.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • United States citizenship is required.
  • Must be elegible for membership in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.


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The purpose of this position is to serve as the chief of an information management division/branch.  The organization provides support for the assigned portion of the command, control, communications and computers (C4) program.  Manage a organization located in one of the information management organizations in the state, which provides system administration, database administration, software application development and customer support for a wide variety of standardized information management applications used throughout the state.


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You may lose consideration for the position if your application does not include all the information/documents requested on the vacancy announcement. The USAJOBS Resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you met the required GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experience.  Experience copied from a position description, from a vacancy announcement or other reference will be considered as General experience and not specialized experience.  National Guard military (part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard provided such service is related to the position to be filled.




Technical, analytical, supervisory, or administrative experience which has demonstrated the candidates ability to analyze problems of organization, workforce, information requirements, etc. and provide systematic solutions; and the ability to deal satisfactorily with others. 




Applicant must possess more than THIRTY SIX (36) months of specialized experience performing or supervising duties such as working experience planning and coordinating the installation, testing, system security configuration and monitoring, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of server hardware and software; developing, modifying, and testing system backups and recovery strategies for systems;  working experience on system design, programming, database design and adapting commercially software; analyzing, evaluating, and recommending hardware/software changes; modifying application codes, devise software patches or workaround; researching, interpreting; exercising supervisory personnel management responsibilities, advising and providing counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management; evaluating reports; performing research; identifying and implementing database management systems; working experience with IT resources and infrastructure including automated systems, IT equipment and software, system technology, provisions and requirements of standardized administrative and technical database systems; database query languages, table relationships, and views.



Successful completion of undergraduate study in a accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of specialized experience. The education must have been in a computer related field such as computer science, data processing, or information processing science. Copy of student transcripts must be included in order to receive credit for education. Unofficial transcripts from internet or with alterations will not be considered. To receive credit for education the information must be included in the education section of the Resume.


Failure to meet or comply with the following requirements will be basis for non-employment or removal from employment, as appropriate.

- Males born after 31 Dec 59 must provide evidence of registration with the Selective Service System.

- Evidence of identity must be provided to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL 99-603).

- Acceptance of the position constitutes concurrence to wear the appropriate military uniform.

- Possess or be able to acquire a SECRET security clearance.

- Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the mandatory training specifically identified for the position.

- Individual selected must enroll in the Department of Defense Direct Deposit / Electronic Fund Transfer Pay Program.

- Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.

- Excepted Civil Service Technicians are required to maintain a MOS/AFSC and military grade that is determined by the NGB to be compatible with the assigned technician position.


In order to achieve compatibility prior to effective date of personnel action, individual selected must be eligible for military assignment to a paragraph and line number in one of the following: OBR 25, OAOC 53 or WMOS 255A/N/S.

Individual selected for this position that is not qualified in one of the mentioned CMF/MOS, MUST submit to HRO, before date of appointment, the correct military paperwork/application to attend the technical training school required to be MOS Qualified. If selectee fails to process the school application and does not successfully graduate from the school, he/she will be terminated from the technician program for failure to meet the compatibility standards and receive a 30 days notice of separation.


Once the vacancy announcement is complete, we will verify that if you are not currently a military member of the PRARNG, you submitted the Military Basic Requirements (MBR) Certification. If you meet the minimum requirements to join the PRARNG or you are a permanent or traditional Soldier of the PRARNG, then your application will be screened to ensure you meet the job requirements.


To determine if you are qualified for this job, an evaluation of your USAJOBS Resume will be made regarding the possession of the General and Specialized experience, and any other requirements stated in the announcement.


If, after reviewing your Resume a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, or your experience was copied from a position description, from the vacancy announcement or other reference, such experience will be considered as General and not Specialized and your evaluation can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully.  You must use the Resume builder tool provided in the USAJOBS website. In your account, click Resumes and then Build New Resume (blue icon in the center of the page). DO NOT upload resumes created outside of USAJOBS. Uploaded resumes will not be accepted by this agency. Also, at the Formal Job Title or in the narrative you must specify if the work has been done in Drill status. Errors in dates or omissions of information may affect your evaluation.


False or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be ground for not hiring or firing after begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.   Any information provided by the applicant may be investigated.


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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.


Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: .


Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: .


Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information 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, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: .


Effective 1 October 2010, ABC-C became the new benefits service center for National Guard Technicians. Go to to access your Employee Benefits Information System or call the IVRS Automated Telephone System at 1-877-276-9287.


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


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMEMENT: The Puerto Rico National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regards to religion, race, color, gender, national origin, age and/or disabling condition.


HATCH ACT REFORM:   The provisions in the Hatch Act Reform amendment of 1993 prohibits individuals from making or transmitting to any officer or employee of an agency any recommendation or statement, oral or written, with respect to any employee or applicant who requests or is under consideration for any personnel action.


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The Puerto Rico National Guard Human Resources Office (HRO) DOES NOT accept hardcopy or email applications for a job announcement published on USAJOBS.  You must upload these documents after completing the Online Qualifications Questionnaire or fax them using the Option B explained in the announcement. Applications received by email or regular mail to HRO will not be considered.


Follow the instructions of Options A and B on how to upload or fax documents through USAJOBS.


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


  1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
  2. Your supporting or required documents: USAJOBS Resume, MBR Certification (if applicable) , etc. 


Option A: Applying Online


Use this option for convenience and quickest processing.


Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:


  • Complete and save your supporting documents before starting the Online Qualifications Questionnaire and upload these documents online. 
  • You can upload the following types of documents files: .doc, .wpd, .txt, .rtf, .pdf, HTM/HTML, JPG. * There is a 1MB limit on file size .
  • You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed until you click the Submit button.
  • You must complete the entire process by 11PM Central time on the closing date --   Tuesday, January 28, 2014
  • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.
  • Select the job you would like to update to complete the questionnaire or upload documentation.   It is important for you to complete this process in its entirety.

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, click Online Questionnaire


View Occupational Questionnaire


Option B : Applying Via Fax


If you have problems applying online then you can use this option. 


Follow these steps: You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.


a.   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 .

b.   Complete the OPM Form 1203-FX using the information listed under Questions to complete Paper Qualifications Questionnaire below. 

c.   You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax to 1-478-757-3144.


·     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   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.


To apply for this position you must provide the following documents:


a.  Online USAJOBS Resume (mandatory)

b.  Online Questionnaire (mandatory)

c.  PRARNG MBR Certification (mandatory for civilians, active duty Soldiers, prior service, guard members from another state, reservist/IRR, etc.); (Not required for permanent employees or traditional soldiers of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard).

d.  Student transcript (if applicable)

e.  Additional documentation (if required in the vacancy announcement)


Additional information is available at our web site:   local intranet address https://pr-arng-web/HRO or outside Internet address


Wilma Alicea
Phone: (787)289-1400x1218
Agency Information:
Puerto Rico National Guard
Human Resources Office
SFC Wilma Alicea
100 General Esteves Street
San Juan, PR


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 rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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