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Job Title:Plans and Operations Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NEAR-14-056

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,982.00 to $75,376.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 to Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lincoln, NE View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

AREA 1 and 2 ONLY

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!

NE National Guard 

 

THIS POSITION CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EST. 

 

NG MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted service 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.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

 

NOTE: MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN THE LEVEL OF SECURITY CLEARANCE/BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. 

 

This position is located in the JFHQ, Plans, Operations and Readiness Directorate-J3, Joint Operations Center (JOC). The purpose of this position is to serve as a Plans, and Operations Specialist, develop plans and procedures, and coordinate preparations for state active duty and the operational employment of ARNG personnel and military resources.

  

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: J3-DOMS, Lincoln, NE

PD# D1246000 

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This is an Indef Dual Status (Exc Serv) Officer posn only.

 

The man-year for this posn is ob to a Tech on mil duty. Selectee may be displaced upon return of the incumbent or selectee may be converted to Perm appt if the incumbent does not request reemployment. Indiv selected for an indef appt is entitled to the following employee benefits: accrual of annual and military leave, health and life insurance benefits; and payment into FERS.

 

Open Area of Consideration: 1 AND 2 ONLY

  
DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION: 

Area 1- Current permanent and indef bargaining unit Technicians of the NE NG Army NG.

Area 2- All Drill Status/M-Day members and temporary technicians of the NE Army NG.

Area 3- Current military service members who are willing and eligible to become members of the NE Army NG.

Area 4- All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the NE Air or Army NG. Selected individual must become a member of the respective NE NG prior to the effective date of hire.

 

Referral of Applicants: Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official in the following order:

1.  Fully qual Area 1

2.  Fully qual Area 2

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel for training and work related activities

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Military membership in the Nebraska Army National Guard is mandatory.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Individuals with military incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.
  • Permanent Change of Station Benefits will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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(1) Serves as the State NG focal point for Crisis Action Planning and the Officer in Charge of the Joint Operations Center (JOC) that remains operational 24 hours/7 days a week. Is responsible for the development of operational procedures that effectively and efficiently execute Civil-Military taskings from the National Command Authority, Governor or National Guard Senior Leader directed responses to National Disasters, Support for Civil Disturbance (MACDIS), Homeland Defense/Security, WMD response, Antiterrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP), the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program (CIPP), National Security Special Events (NSSE), and Continuation of Governmental Operations and Public Service; from the JOC.

 

(2) Responsible to establish and validate procedures, practices and tasks that provide command staffs located in the JOC, designated geographically separate Quick Reaction Force Platforms and the ANG Survival Recovery Center effective situational awareness and continuous command and control over tasked organizations and members. Responsible to plan for the physically establish a Joint Operational Center within the Joint Force Headquarters complex and Quick Reaction Force Platform Control Centers at designated locations across the state. Incumbent must plan for and establish appropriate security for the centers and their staffs; effective redundant communication process to ensure safe secure receipt and dissemination of WARNORDs, OPORDs, FRAGORDs, Status of Forces and Resources and situational awareness reporting; and operational sustainment support for activate operational centers, quick reaction forces and equipment. Ensures self inspection procedures are developed, conducted, results evaluated and changes incorporate into operational procedures.

 

(3) Responsible for command and control crisis action training and certification program. Establishes, executes, evaluates and maintains the training program effectiveness through inspections, exercises and testing. Establishes and maintains training and certification documentation process for crisis action team members and controllers. Ensures newly assigned members and controllers receive orientation.

 

(4) Participates as an Operations Officer in the Joint Operations Center (JOC). Develops operational procedures to implement contingency and emergency plans. Coordinates with higher, adjacent, lower headquarters, Federal, state and local agencies as necessary, as well as other staff officers in the JOC to effectively accomplish emergency operations. Develops message routing procedures. Plans shift operations. Prepares operations orders. Develops after action reports to include cost factors. Identifies specific unit capabilities to support emergency operations. Identifies equipment and special civilian occupational skills needed for missions or command and control functions. Develops emergency response time estimates. Recommends improvement of NG resources to support emergencies. Coordinates operational control over committed NG forces during training simulations.

 

(5) Responsible for the administrative over-site of the command and control network to include defining required system capabilities, e.g. communications and collaborating with J6 administrators to identify specific equipment to meet mission needs; budgeting for the purchase of crisis action infrastructure; and identifying and securing resourcing for full-time staffing for effective 24/7 continuous operations, as well as system readiness needs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be qualifying, experience must have been progressively responsible with increasingly difficult and complex duties. Experience must have been at the next lower or second lower grade or its non-federal equivalent.

 

*CREDITING EXPERIENCE: NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MAY BE CREDITED AS FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE WHEN EVALUATED AGAINST THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MILITARY TECHNICIAN POSITION. EXPERIENCE MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND MUST BE DESCRIBED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR RESUME. THE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS DETERMINED BY THE ACTUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED. BE DESCRIPTIVE, A SIMPLE LIST OF JOB TITLES AND DATES WILL NOT SUFFICE.

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management and administration. Experience using computer and automation systems.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 36 months of specialized experience, education, or training programs or managerial experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to the position to be filled or in comparable work of functions. Experience developing and recommending policy; organizing and carrying out specific programs, evaluating and recommending changes in methods or operations. Experience in supervisory, staff or technical work which included study, analysis or evaluating leading to the development or improvement of managerial or administrative policies, practices and procedures. Experience preparing written communications and oral presentations. Progressively responsible experience which demonstrates the ability to provide technical guidance and assistance in the type of work or in comparable work of the position to be filled. 

 

KSA'S:

1. Knowledge of the principles and standard practices of management.

2. Knowledge of the techniques of organization, direction, coordination and control.

3. Ability to formulate and execute long range plans and programs.

4. Skilled in oral and written communication.

5. Ability to give specific guidance relative to the particular program.

 

NOTE:  REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignment must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled. 


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:  The successful completion of a 4 year course in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree is qualifying at the GS-05 level. Completion of courses such as the Officer Advanced Course, Squadron Officer School, Command and Staff College, Air and Army War College, National Security Management Course and others of comparable level will be credited at the rate of 1 month of education for two months of specialized experience. College transcripts MUST be submitted for professional positions or when substituting education for experience. NOTE: If you are using education as a substitution of experience OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualification, YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts when required.  Failure to provide college transcripts when required will result in an ineligible rating. NOTE: The Nebraska National Guard HRO has a document entitled "Secrets to Getting a Technician Job"; you are encouraged to follow the link provided if you are interested. http://ne.ng.mil/ArmyGuard/Tech%20Branch%20Documents/SecretstoGettingaTechnicianJob1.pdf

 

REMEMBER: Military training directly related to the type of work of the position may be substituted on a day for day basis. 

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 or 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/pdf_fill/of612.pdf

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

 

MILITARY GRADES:  Maximum Military Grade 04; Minimum Military Grade 01; Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted.  The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.

 

Compatible Military Assignments:  Officer - 42B, 42H, 92A

 

Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.

 

 

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 rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

 

FOR ARMY ONLY:

 

In order to comply with US DOD requirements and ensure the safety and security of the missions, programs, property and personnel the Nebraska Military Department and Nebraska National Guard, employees must obtain appropriate background investigation and maintain the level of security clearance assigned to their respective work.

 

Failure to obtain and maintain the designated type of security clearance/background check required for the respective work, may result in job offer being rescinded, separation of employment, and/or other actions as may be deemed in the best interest of the agency.

 

Prior to appointment individuals must meet the security clearance requirements for the position or submit the required documents of the Nebraska National Guard, Personnel Security Manager for processing the appropriate investigation. Required forms, SF86, PSIP Initiation Form, Birth Certificate (or other proof of citizenship), Fingerprints, OF306 and Application/Resume.

 

Nebraska National Guard Personnel Security Manager - dennis.j.hartman.mil@mail.mil 402-309-8145.


BENEFITS:

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

Main New Employee Website - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The FSAFeds Program 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 FEHB 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 FEGLI Program 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 FLTCIP Program 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 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: 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 Resources 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 Resources Office 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 Qualification Questionnaire, and

2.  Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of the Job Announcement.

Use the Online Qualification 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/ResourceCenter

 

Option A:  Online Qualification Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualification Questionnaire:

  • You must click both "Finish" and "Submit" when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed - and your resume is not attached - until you click "Submit" button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualification Questionnaire.
  • You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Tuesday, January 28, 2014
  • 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: 1028492. Click Select a Vacancy.

         3.  Verify that all 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 Qualification 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, choose one of the following 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 Qualification Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaire you may already have saved or submitted.

OR

  • If your résumé is going to be one you prepared OUTSIDE of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:   Online Questionnaire

 

 To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links   you used to begin as described above, or simply go to https://ApplicationManager.gov.

 

Option B:   Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

 

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualification 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:

The following documents are required:

 

  • Current Resume or Application for Federal Employment - Optional Form 612

 

Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information listed below:

 

   Work experience: (for each position you held that is related to this job) - (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

   - Job title.

   - Duties and accomplishments

   - If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.

   - Number of hours per week.

   - Employer's name and address

   - Supervisor's name and phone number.

   - Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

   - Salary

   - Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacts.

 

   Military Experience: Include all military experience that is pertinent to be position for which you are applying:

   - Starting and ending dates of assignment.

   - Duty title of position.

   - MOSs/AFSCs.

   - Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position.

 

NOTE: Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.

 

  • Transcripts (ARE REQUIRED IF BEING USED FOR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION)

 

Transcripts are required if substituting education for experience or there is a mandatory education requirement.  Your college transcripts must identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received.   Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice.   Photocopies of original transcripts are acceptable, but you will be required to provide originals if you are selected for this position. 

 

  • If you are or have been a Federal employee, you are encouraged to submit a copy of your last Notification for Personnel Action, Form SF-50. 

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Denise L. Anderson
Phone: (402)309-8177
Fax: (402)309-7594
Email: DENISE.L.ANDERSON12.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Nebraska National Guard
Human Resources Office
2433 NW 24th Street
Lincoln, NE
68524
USA
Fax: (402)309-7594

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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.

 

Qualified candidates are referred to the selecting official in the following order:

  1. Fully qualified Area 1 applicants.
  2. Fully qualified Area 2 applicants.

 

You will be kept informed of actions taken on your application.  The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred.

 

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.

Online Questionnaire


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Job Announcement Number:

NEAR-14-056

Control Number:

359280300