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Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Hiring Organization:Training Site Command

Job Announcement Number:14-113

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


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


Tuesday, June 03, 2014 to Tuesday, June 17, 2014




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Guernsey, WY View Map


Only applicants that are currently employed as a Wyoming Army National Guard permanent military technician or an indefinite military technician will be considered for this vacancy.






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Open to presently employed Wyoming Army National Guard Military Technicians or Indefinite Military Technicians who competed for their positions


WYOMING ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming Army 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 must be presently employed Wyoming Army National Guard military technicians or an indefinite technician who competed for their positions in order to be considered for employment.


Open Area of Consideration:

Area 1: In-Service Technicians - Merit Promotion: All presently employed Wyoming Army National Guard military technicians and indefinite military technicians who competed for their positions may apply for this vacancy.


Technician Info:

Position Title:  Facility Operations Specialist

Position Series/Grade: GS-1640-11

Position Description #:  D1269000

Paragraph: 1910

Line #: 205

Location:  Training Site Command, Guernsey, WY


Military Grade:

Enlisted     Min:  E6/SSG        Max:  E7/SFC

Warrant     Min:  CW2             Max:  CW3

Officer       Min:  O1                Max:  O2


This is not a commissioning opportunity.


Applicants' under- or over-grade will not be considered for this vacancy.  Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military grade promotion.





  • Occasional Travel
  • As needed.


  • No


  • Must currently be permanent or indefinite technician in the WY ARNG.
  • Must submit ERB/ORB with application.
  • Refer to “Required Documents” section for additional details and links.
  • Must submit OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment, with application.
  • Must obtain a favorable (ANACI) National Agency Check within 1 yr of appt.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance.
  • Relocation costs are not authorized with this vacancy.


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This position is located in the Office of the Training Site Manager at an Army National Guard local training area. The primary purpose of this position is to implement the programming and execution of Army National Guard (ARNG) major/minor construction and renovation projects in a geographically separated area. 




(1) Administers, coordinates, and verifies design work performed by Architect/Engineer firms often exceeding one million dollars and one year in duration per project.   Prepares design scopes of work that reference National Guard Bureau (NGB) design criteria and establishes standards for project design.  Selects, or recommends selection of, Architect/Engineer firms for award of design contracts.  Manages and schedules design development and obtains Federal/State approval at each design stage, normally conceptual, preliminary, final, and bid final.  Chairs and coordinates meetings between facility users and design team and ensures that work stays within (NGB) design and space criteria for economical utilization of facilities and equipment.  Reviews, accepts or amends work by Architect/Engineer firms and rejects work not meeting established standards.  Reviews payment requests for accuracy, verifies work billed, and recommends payment.


(2) Requests construction funding.  Manages bidding process, in coordination with the Contracting Officer, and recommends award of construction contracts.  Administers, coordinates and verifies construction work performed by contractors often exceeding five million dollars in cost and one year in duration per project.  Conducts regular construction progress meetings and resolves differences between design team, contractors, and facility users.  Resolves disputes over plans and specifications and administers change orders.  Conducts substantial and final completion inspections and verifies expenditure of appropriated funds.  Coordinates initial startup of, and movement of, users into new facility.


(3) Serves as the senior technical employee overseeing one or more employees performing technical work within the Design and Project Management Branch.  Assists the branch chief in preparing performance standards; gives advises in appraising work;   and makes suggestions in maintaining an effective position management program by reviewing position descriptions to ensure positions are operating as intended and that duties and responsibilities are adequately reflected.  Supports and promotes Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Upward Mobility, and other special emphasis personnel programs. 


(4) Provides guidance on the development of building environmental, energy, security, and communication systems both for programmed new construction and for retrofit of existing buildings.  Prepares initial plans and specifications for alterations/repairs.  Investigates construction requests to determine propriety.  Determines the initial scope of minor and recurring construction projects through coordination and consultation with using agencies.  Identifies and/or recommends appropriate funding sources.  Reviews and processes programming documents to include project booklets, initial cost estimates for construction, maintenance, or repair of facilities.  Reviews historical maintenance data and writes reports to explain technical difficulties in upgrading facilities and recommends useable solutions to meet mission requirements.  Assists facility managers in determining safe, effective, and economical use and operation of ARNG facilities.


(5) Provides guidance and input to the Improvement Program for ARNG readiness centers.  Serves as project manager for board delegated readiness center improvement design and construction projects.  May function as a consultant to state and federal agencies and serve on Architect/Engineer selection boards for those agencies.  Coordinates with appropriate state agencies to obtain required approvals and permits for construction projects.


(6) Coordinates with military, federal, state and local government agencies on matters concerning fire prevention, protection and suppression.  Coordinates major facility maintenance and construction projects with the Safety and Occupational Health Office to ensure all safety factors are considered.  Performs inspections of new or altered facilities to ensure compliance with the Occupational, Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and contract specifications.  Conducts Architect and Engineering (A&E) firm selection boards, preparing and presenting briefings, and administering the ARNG energy program.  Serves as a project manager for construction projects.  Serves as federal Contracting Officer’s Representative, and assumes the duties of the Branch Chief as needed.


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Work involves supervising, leading, or performing administrative work, operating and maintaining buildings, grounds, and other facilities such as posts, bases, shipyards, depots, medical or health care facilities. Work typically involves coordinating and directing work performed by a variety of trades and labor employees and requires broad knowledge of such work.  Such work requires administrative and managerial skills and abilities and a broad technical knowledge of the operating capabilities and maintenance requirements.



Must possess experience, education, or training which has provided the applicant with knowledge of equipment maintenance work, or skill in reading engineering drawings and specifications, using test instruments, making computations, and keeping records; and experience using computer and automation systems.  



Must possess at least 36 months experience, education or training which demonstrates the knowledge of, and skill in applying, a comprehensive range of principles, concepts, and practices concerning equipment, facility, or service operations with complicated technical requirements that have no clear precedent or plan; experience overseeing and implementing a program involving the identification and resolution of difficult issues or problems; and experience preparing budgets based on plans for maintenance, repair work, new construction alteration projects, replacement of existing equipment, or increase in services and processes to ensure program effectiveness.


NOTE: Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position.  Applicants must provide from (MM/YYYY) and to (MM/YYYY) dates with description of your specialized experience.


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


Enlisted applicant’s military grade cannot exceed the maximum military grade authorized. Over-grade applicants must provide a written statement of understanding with application, willingness to be administratively reduced in grade (state specific grade) if selected for this position.  A Statement of Understanding is located here.



Enlisted                       Min:  E6/SSG              Max:  E7/SFC

Warrant Officer          Min:  CW2                   Max:  CW4

Officer                         Min:  O1/2LT              Max:  O2/1LT


This is not a commissioning opportunity.


Applicants' under-grade or over-grade will not be considered for this vacancy.  Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military promotion.



Branch/MOS Immaterial




-    Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).

-    The Selected applicant must complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment: prior to the appointment date.

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

-    Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).

-    Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.

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

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


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 score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.  Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in disciplinary action.


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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

Flexible Spending Accounts - Allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Health Insurance - Offers over 100 optional plans.

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


Life Insurance - FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance.

Long Term Care Insurance - FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children.

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.


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 Wyoming National Guard Human Resource 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 Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


3. The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 1 June 2013 is available HERE.


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


1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other
supporting documents:


·         College transcript(s), only if qualifying based on education

·         Enlisted Records Brief (ERB) / Officer Records Brief (ORB)

·         OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: 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 fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1125074. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
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.


For this job announcement the following documents are required: 

*** Records Review

Wyoming Army National Guard members must submit Enlisted/Officer Record Brief (ERB/ORB) with application. Must be current within 6 months.


*** Personal Resume

Include the following information:

* Announcement # and title of the position for which you are applying

* Your full name, mailing address, and phone numbers where you can be reached (must be on the resume)

* A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy

* Show actual begin and end dates (MM/YY - MM/YY) format for all work experience submitted

* List all pertinent military experiences

* Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.


*** OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment


*** College transcripts MUST be submitted when substituting education for experience. Unofficial copies will be accepted. Definitions for Qualifying Education for each GS Grade are located HERE.


NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact William E. Pacheco prior 1600 Hrs on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 to verify all documents have been received. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Complete and accurate data is essential to ensure fair evaluation of candidates. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the data provided is accurate and complete. Only the experience, qualifications, and education shown on resume can be used to evaluate a candidate's qualifications for this position.


To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, 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.



William E. Pacheco
Phone: (307)772-5289
Agency Information:
Wyoming National Guard
Human Resources Office
ATTN 1LT Melissa Smith
5410 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY


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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