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Job Title:Human Resource Assistant, GS-0203-06

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NGTX-14-252

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$35,256.00 to $38,780.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 26, 2014 to Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0203-06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
San Antonio, TX View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

National Guard Membership is Required (See Announcement)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Texas Military Forces

LONE STAR VALUES

Loyalty                 Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Opportunity         Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Networked           Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Ethics                   Honor the public trust, exceed standards and expectations

Selfless Service  Place the welfare of the Texas Military Forces, State and Nation first
Texas Spirit         Embrace the courageous spirit of our people, history and culture
Adaptability         Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready                   Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad

TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

To inquire about your application status, call the Human Resources Office: 512-782-6725


This position is located in State Aviation Office, San Antonio Army Aviation Support Facility, San Antonio, TX. The purpose of this position is to  provide services and basic information regarding human resources issues to technicians and Active Guard Reserves(AGRs) who are remote from the Human Resource Office (HRO).   The primary function of this position is to provide support and clerical assistance on human resource matters to commanders, line supervisors, managers, and technicians at the base or unit organizational level and to coordinate such matters with the HRO.

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Army National Guard. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please visit http://www.nationalguard.com/guard-basics/eligibility-requirements?icid=meganav_guard-basics-eligibility-requirements_20110720 or contact a Texas Army National Guard recruiter http://www.nationalguard.com/recruiter before applying for this position.

Open Areas of Consideration: Nationwide Excepted. This includes:
All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Army National Guard.
All current members of the Texas Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Army National Guard.

Appointment Factors: This is a Permanent Excepted Position open to Enlisted members ranking E-6 or below. This is not a Bargaining Unit position.

Remarks: None.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

PLEASE NOTE:
ACCEPTANCE OF A MILITARY FEDERAL TECHNICIAN POSITION MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION AND / OR REPAYMENT OF MILITARY INCENTIVES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING EDUCATION SERVICES (INCENTIVES) OFFICE OR THE RECRUITING/RETENTION OFFICE.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Veteran's preference is not applicable in this agency.
  • Baseline physical is NOT required within 90 days of employment.
  • PCS expenses are not authorized.
  • Must be willing to become a member of the Texas Army National Guard.

DUTIES:

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As a Human Resources Assistant with the Texas Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
Processes human resources transactions related to recruitment, placement, classification, employee and labor relations, benefits, entitlements, training, and incentive awards.  These duties require technical understanding and knowledge of numerous human resources guidelines, instructions, directives, procedures, policies and precedent situations which involve considering the interrelationship and impact that various human resources actions in different functional areas may have on non-dual and dual status technicians or Active Guard Reserve (AGR) personnel.  Participates in the annual federal wage grade survey, when requested.
Conducts initial in processing and orientation of new employees.  Explains eligibility for leave, health benefits, life insurance as well as local organizational/base policies. Conducts exit interviews and explains entitlements such as retirement plans and refunds, continuation of insurance benefits, etc.  Makes arrangements for eligible separating employees to receive retirement counseling, explanation of severance pay entitlements and other appropriate benefits or services.
Obtains vacancy requirements from functional area supervisors, prepares drafts and requests for vacancy announcements.  Forwards request to the HRO for final approval.  Upon receipt of the announcement, incumbent makes distribution to units/sections.  Furnishes information to employees or job applicants regarding vacancies and mandatory requirements for competitive/excepted status positions.  Forwards applications to HRO for rating, and distributes certificates of eligibility to selecting supervisors, coordinating selections/non-selections with HRO as appropriate. 

Obtains vacancy requirements from functional area supervisors, prepares drafts and requests for vacancy announcements.  Forwards request to the HRO for final approval.  Upon receipt of the announcement, incumbent makes distribution to units/sections.  Furnishes information to employees or job applicants regarding vacancies and mandatory requirements for competitive/excepted status positions.  Forwards applications to HRO for rating, and distributes certificates of eligibility to selecting supervisors, coordinating selections/non-selections with HRO as appropriate. Benefits Advisors.  Schedules retirement counseling of AGR members and coordinates retirement actions with the ARNG/ANG organization/unit and HRO. Coordinates with the local medical facility on physical examinations for current, potential AGR members, and AGR members projected for separation/retirement.  Analyzes, interprets, and clarifies policies, directives, and other issues regarding NGB/ARNG/ANG and HRO military human resources matters.  Monitors AGR controlled grade program and requirements at unit/wing/base level.  Monitors promotions, reassignments, performance appraisals, tour renewals, orders, and transfers of all assigned AGR personnel.
Provides procedural information to technicians and supervisors on employee relations matters.  Provide information to supervisors’ of regulatory and procedural requirements for processing disciplinary actions, referring to the HRO those cases reaching formal stages.  Advises employees on procedural requirements in the filing of appeals or grievances.  Advises supervisors and technicians on employee benefits and basic regulatory procedures concerning Federal employment (e.g. insurance, leave, uncommon tours of duty, Office of Workmen’s Compensation (OWCP) claims, disciplinary actions, performance ratings).  Researches applicable regulations, coordinates with HRO and provides written narrative summary/report as needed in order to provide sound recommendations and documentation for individual cases.
Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General Experience Required
Experience, education, or training in administrative or clerical experience, education, or training which demonstrates the candidate’s ability to perform the duties of the position AND experience using computer and

automation.

Specialized Experience Required
In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the GS-06 grade level you must:
Possess at least 9 months experience, education, or training that provides knowledge of general office work which may include but is not limited to: answering telephones, receiving and distributing mail and maintaining records AND experience following oral or written instructions to accomplish work AND experience establishing and retrieving files and information AND experience using common computer software designed for word processing.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience

High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience.   Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e. 36 weeks of substantially full time study, or 30 semester hours, or the equivalent) for 12 months of the required experience.  


Are you using education to qualify? You MUST submit legible transcripts to support your educational claims. All coursework must have been taken from an accredited institution.
Foreign education: Your transcripts must have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in evaluating foreign credentials in order to be acceptable.
Only education/experience gained by closing date of this position will be considered.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:
ARMY: EMOS: 42A.

Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS/AFSC to apply or be considered for selection. Selected Excepted applicant (if applicable) must complete the MOS/AFSC qualifications and requirements within 1 year of appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified. All other applicants will receive a numerical score and the top qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.


BENEFITS:

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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: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
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: 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. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.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 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.

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 Qualifications Questionnaire, and
2.Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Your resume must have complete information: Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume): https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Resume_Builder

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
View Occupational Questionnaire

Option A: Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:
•You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications 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 Qualifications Questionnaire.
•You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Friday, July 25, 2014
•To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:
1.Log in to your USA-Jobs account https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login?returnurl=~/Applicant/MyAccount/Home and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.
2.Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 1143772 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.
•If you Submit more than one Qualifications 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 Qualifications 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.
Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.
If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1.You can access the Questionaire Here: View Occupational Questionnaire 
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:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:
  • JFTX-J1-HR Form 5 with ink signature (Digital Signature will NOT be accepted - Fillable form will not retain information when saved)
  • Resume (Uploaded Resume or USA-Jobs Resume)
  • SF-50 (Most recent copy) THIS IS REQUIRED IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR PRIOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE.
  • Transcripts (above the High School Level) THIS IS REQUIRED IF YOU ARE SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR REQUIRED EXPERIENCE.

To download the JFTX-J1-HR Form 5:
http://www.agd.state.tx.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

 

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.

For help building your resume in USA-Jobs Resume Builder:

http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

SAMUEL J. SCALLON
Phone: (512)782-5167
TDD: (512)782-6725
Email: SAMUEL.J.SCALLON.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
SAO
2200 West 35th Street
Austin, TX
78703

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw 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:

NGTX-14-252

Control Number:

372729000