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Job Title:UAS Operator (Instructor)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NJ14-034 (1040443)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$65,377.00 to $84,990.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 to Friday, March 07, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2101-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lakehurst, NJ View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Non Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

THE NEW JERSEY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

FEDERAL TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

THIS IS A MILITARY POSITION

NJ 14-034, VIN# 1040443

UAS OPERATOR (Instructor), GS-2101-11, D1998000

50th IBCT/B Co BSTB Det 1, Lakehurst, New Jersey

Starting Salary: $65,377 pa

Salary Range: $65,377 - $84,990 pa

 

                                                            OPENING DATE                                 CLOSING DATE

                                                            5 February 2014                                    7 March 2014

                                                            

 

 

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:

AREA I:   All New Jersey National Guard (NJNG) Technicians

AREA II:  All Members of the NJNG

 

If a New Jersey Air National Guard (NJANG) member is selected, the person must transfer to the NJARNG, and may be required to attend U.S. Army Basic Training.   Applicant may contact an Army National Guard Recruiter.

 

If the individual selected is currently on a title 10 tour no action can be taken until he/she is released from tour.

  

APPOINTMENT STATUS:    EXCEPTED

This is a Dual Status Excepted Service Technician position in the New Jersey Army National Guard

 

                               (  ) OFFICER           (  ) WARRANT OFFICER         (XXX) ENLISTED

 

MINIMUM RANK:     SPC/E-4                                     MAXIMUM RANK:   SGT/E-5

 

APPLICANTS ABOVE THE MAXIMUM RANK:  Applicants with an enlisted rank that exceeds the maximum advertised rank for the position may be considered.   Applicant must provide a statement with their resume/application which indicates their willingness to accept a reduction in military rank.   If selected, reduction in military rank is required to prevent grade inversion.   Air/Army Officers and Army Warrant Officers may be allowed to reduce their Officer/Warrant Officer rank to Enlisted only.   Military recruiters can provide Air/Army Officers and Army Warrant Officers with specifics applicable to the applicant.

 

MILITARY UNIT:  MUST BE A MEMBER OR BECOME A MEMBER OF Co B 50th BSTB, Det 1, if selected

 

MILITARY POSITION:  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP STATUS:   Employment in this position requires concurrent military assignment to a compatible military position in the New Jersey National Guard in one of the following military specialty codes:   MOS 15W

 

NOTE:   THE INDIVIDUAL SELECTED HAS ONE YEAR TO OBTAIN ADVERTISED AFSC/MOS

 

LEVEL OF CLEARANCE/INVESTIGATION:   MUST POSSESS A SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE.

 

 

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORSN/A

 

 

PRE-PLACEMENT PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:    Requires a physical profile: N/A

 

 

 

SELECTING OFFICIAL:   CW2 Earl L. Watkins

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • occasional travel may be required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must become a member of the New Jersey Army National Guard.

DUTIES:

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The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required for this position:  A copy of the complete position description is available in the Human Resource Office.

 

MAJOR DUTIES:   KNOWLEDGE of the assigned unmanned aircraft's capabilities, handling characteristics, and limitations to actively participate in mission planning meetings and to safely launch, operate, and recover the UA during assigned missions.  KNOWLEDGE of military and civilian airspace and aircraft separation requirements, restrictions, and limitations to operate the UAS in airspaces controlled by military and Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers.    KNOWLEDGE of all flight procedures and rules applicable to the geographical area(s) in which the UAS will be operated for training and tactical missions.  KNOWLEDGE of ground crew operations along with the operations of the launcher and recovery equipment to ensure launch and recovery operations are completed successfully.  ABILITY to assess student operators' strengths and weaknesses to adapt instructional assignments to meet each student's training needs and thus enhancing the overall training experience.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF A CURRENT VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience, education or training which demonstrates the applicants ability to interpret, explain and /or apply a variety of regulations and procedures.  Experience using computer and automation systems.

 

Please address the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) in your resume:  Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Must have 36 months of experience performing and instructing others.

 

KNOWLEDGE of the assigned unmanned aircraft's capabilities, handling characteristics, and limitations to actively participate in mission planning meetings and to safely launch, operate, and recover the UA during assigned missions.

 

KNOWLEDGE of military and civilian airspace and aircraft separation requirements,restrictions, and limitations to operate the UAS in airspace controlled by military and Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers.

 

KNOWLEDGE off all flight procedures and rules applicable to the geographical area(s) in which the UAS will be operated for training and tactical missions.

 

KNOWLEDGE of ground crew operations along with the operations of the launcher and recovery equipment to ensure launch and recovery operations are completed successfully

 

ABILITY to assess student operators' strengths and weaknesses to adapt instructional assignments to meet each student's training needs and thus enhancing the overall training experience.


SUBSTITUTION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCEA maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience.   The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position (i.e.,traffic management, business administration, etc.).

 

  If using education to qualify for this position OR education is a MANDATORY requirement to meet qualifications, you MUST submit copies of college transcripts along with your application/resume prior to the closing date of the vacancy.   If selected for the position, prior to your appointment, you will be required to request certified official transcripts be sent directly from the college or university that identify each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned and grade.

 

APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS WITH THEIR RESUME:

Current Resume (name on resume must match current military ID or driver's license)

Current valid driver's License

ANG/AIR FORCE:  Current Records Review Record (RIP)

ARNG/Army:  Current Personal Qualifications Report (PQR)

DD214 for applicants who are separated from military service.  This includes anyone who is no longer in the military.

Army Applicant must provide a copy of printout from JPAS.   Applicant can obtain this from their Unit JPAS Manager   (If Applicable)

Other branches of military service equivalent military personal information that will provide current military rank, ASVAB Scores, clearance level etc.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

EVALUATION METHODS:   Applications will be reviewed to determine basic eligibility.   Applicants must meet the basic qualifications for the position, including any selective placement factors, in order to be considered basically qualified.   Selection for this position will be made without consideration of race, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, lawful political or other affiliation, membership or non membership in an employee organization, physical handicap which does not prevent normal performance of duties, or other non-merit factor.   Complete and accurate information must be provided on your resume or application.   Attach additional sheets if necessary.

 

 

METHOD OF SELECTION:  NJDMDVA TPR 335.A - MERIT PLACEMENT PLAN.


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 site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.giv/insure/new_employee.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.  For additional information visit:  https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp.

Leave - Most Federal employees ear both annual and sick leave.  For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp.

Life-Life Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parent; 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 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.  For additional information visit:

http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Under 5 USC 2108 & 5CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply.

Permanent Change of Stations (PCS) not authorized.



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 Occupational Questionnaire, and

2.      Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.  (name on resume must match current military ID or driver's license)

                         

Use the Online Occupational Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

 ALL RESUMES MUST BE SUBMTTED BY 11:59 PM EST ON THE CLOSING DATE.

Option A:  Online Occupational Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Occupational Questionnaire:

·         You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Occupational Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

·         You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Occupational Questionnaire.

·         You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Friday, March 07, 2014

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.      Go to https://www.hr-services.org/usasonlineapp/usasonlineapp.aspx and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.      Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 1040443. Click Select a Vacancy.

3.      Verify that all of 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.hr-services.org/usasonlineapp/usasonlineapp.aspx and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

·         If you Submit more than one Occupational 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 your Online Occupational Questionnaire, choose one of these 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 Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.

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

Option B:  Paper Occupational Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Occupational Questionnaire, you may complete your application process by faxing the OPM Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents.   Application must be received by vacancy closing date.   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/pdfimage/OPM1203FX.PDF or/pdf_fill/OPM1203FX.PDF or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.     When faxing the OF Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents, 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, always use the US Government Application 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. 

 

EXCEPTION TO POLICY:  NJANG & ARNG military members DEPLOYED may submit their applications by email or fax. OPM Form 1203FX, resume, and other documents (application must be accompanied with Title 10 orders) must be submitted by the vacancy closing date to the following:

E-mail: ng.nj.njarng.mbx.nj-job-submission@mail.mil or Fax# 609-562-0855, ATTN: J1-HRO-TB-S  

 

View Occupational Questionnaire   CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW QUESTIONNAIRE



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

 Sharon H. MarrazzoFor this vacancy announcement the following documents are required:

Current Resume

Current valid driver's License

ANG/AIR FORCE:  Current Records Review Record (RIP); ARNG/Army:  Current Personal Qualifications Report (PQR); other branches of military service equivalent military personal information that will provide current military rank, ASVAB Scores, clearance level etc.

DD214:  For applicants who are separated from military service.  This includes anyone who is no longer in military service.

 

 

It is  the applicant's responsibility to ensure the RIP/PQR is current.  If the applicant has been promoted and the RIP/PQR does not reflect the new rank then the applicant must provide an order or other military documentation with their resume reflecting the new rank and date of rank.

 

 

If the applicant has any questions, does not understand, or not sure what applies to their particular situation please call 609-562-0860.

 

 

NOTE:   If any document required in this vacancy announcement is missing from your packet, please provide a brief explanation of the reason which will be taken into consideration during the qualification process.  

 

 

APPLICATIONS DETERMINED TO BE INCOMPLETE, INCORRECT OR INSUFFICIENT UPON INITIAL REVIEW WILL NOT RECEIVE FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

HELPFUL HINTS:

DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS, about the experience that relates to the position you are applying for.

 

Be sure to include all work history, both military and civilian, that is relevant to position applying for,

 

Provide the month and year of the dates of experience.

 

 

Sharon H. Marrazzo

(609)562-0860

SHARON.H.MARRAZZO.CIV@MAIL.MIL

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sharon H. Marrazzo
Phone: (609)562-0860
Email: SHARON.H.MARRAZZO.CIV@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
New Jersey National Guard
Human Resources Office
3650 Saylors Pond Road
Fort Dix, NJ
08015-7600
USA

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.

 

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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Job Announcement Number:

NJ14-034 (1040443)

Control Number:

360878600