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Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NG1180010

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$47,923.00 to $90,344.00 / Per Year


Thursday, July 31, 2014 to Friday, August 22, 2014




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Jefferson City, MO View Map


All qualified Missouri traditional guard members and those eligible for enlistment, appointment or transfer into the Missouri Army National Guard.


Not Applicable






This is a GS-09/11/12 position that is located at the Directorate of Human Resources in Jefferson City, MO United States 1 vacancy

Incumbent will be assigned to Position Description Number D1059000 in SPMD 1723

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This is a Permanent Excepted Service position.  This is a non-bargaining unit position.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED:  This is an Excepted position that requires active membership in a compatible skill in the Missouri Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment information, contact 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273).

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidate will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to effective date of placement. Selected candidate must be MOS qualified within 12 months from date of appointment.

Minimum Military Grade - Officer 1LT (O-2)


Officer – AOC 01A; FA 43


Warrant Officer – MOS 420A


Applicants who possess an approved pre-determination packet to become a Warrant Officer in the Missouri Army National Guard or currently a student in a Warrant Officer Candidate School may apply.

Supervisor must verify that selected individual occupies a compatible military position. Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor (grade inversion).

IMPORTANT NOTES: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances are not authorized for this position. Required Security Clearance is Noncritical Sensitive.

Failure to complete management prescribed courses for full-time support personnel within the first year of employment or assignment, may be cause for reassignment or termination.



This position may be filled at the GS-09 or GS-11 trainee grades or the target grade of GS-12.  An applicant who is selected at one of the trainee grades will have potential for promotion to the target grade of GS-12 without further competition.  Promotion to full operating/journeyman level will be made after qualifications and eligibility requirements have been met and the incumbent is performing at the higher level in a satisfactory manner.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • AGMO Form 335-1-R is required - see instructions under How to Apply
  • Membership in Missouri Army National Guard is required for this position
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory
  • Individuals on incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment,
  • contact the State Incentives Manager for more information


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Incumbent serves as the State point of contact on labor-management relations matters of concern to established bargaining units. Union/management relationships are typically difficult because unions assume adversarial roles; surface substantive/controversial issues affecting large numbers of employees, frequently involve issues with potentially serious impact on mission and budget and often require resolution of problems involving several inter-related sub-problems that must be considered to arrive at a solution. Provides guidance and assistance to management on a variety of labor relations issues. Serves as staff specialist on the application of negotiated agreements and Federal Labor Relations Authority decisions, resolution of grievances, and arbitration proceedings. Monitors efforts of union representatives and management to establish and maintain open and effective communications and consultation efforts on new and revised personnel policies and practices. Analyzes proposals to determine impact, possible ramifications, and resolutions. Studies requirements of the Statute covering labor relations issues and keeps abreast of laws and regulations. Reviews case decisions by the Federal Service Impasse Panel, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and the Federal Courts in the development of policy, guidance and procedures in the administration of the program. Serves as liaison between the State and NGB on complex questions and policy issues requiring guidance and/or interpretation of regulations, means of obtaining third party mediation and/or fact-finding. Provides advice on questions raised by unions in complying with terms of contracts, requirements of the Statute, means of settling disputes, etc. In collaboration with NGB, investigates disputes, unfair labor practice charges, and formal/informal complaints to obtain facts for use in recommending a course of action. Analyzes experience under negotiated agreements and conducts special studies to develop improvements in managements positions and/or to respond to unions demands. Prepares reports required by higher authority on labor relations program. As a senior HR Specialist working in a HRO, exercises an expert level of knowledge and skill in applying the full range of HR methods, principles, practices and evaluative methodologies sufficient to advise on and/or resolve the full range of operational problems which range from recurring through complex and unprecedented. Utilizes a wide range of HR practices, laws, regulations, policies, and precedents sufficient to provide expert HR management advisory and technical services on complex and wide-impacting customer functions and work practices. Uses detailed analytical methods to identify, evaluate, and recommend in-depth alternatives with impact analyses to management to find appropriate HR solutions; uses non-standard operating practices or highly modified HR work procedures for delivering effective HR services to Army and Air National Guard customers; and provides written and oral communication techniques sufficient to develop and deliver briefings, project papers, status/staff reports, and correspondence to managers to foster understanding and acceptance of HRO findings and recommendations. Performs other duties as assigned.


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GS-12 Specialized Experience:  Must have 36 months of specialized experience that demonstrates thorough knowledge and skill in applying the full range of labor relations theories, principles, methods and techniques sufficient to advise negotiating committee members on the interpretation and applicability of arbitration decisions.  Experience serving as the state authority on labor relations laws and regulations; serving as principal point of contact on labor-management matters of overall concern to state bargaining units (i.e., grievances, unfair labor practice charges, information sharing, contract interpretation, labor relations training, and preparation and conduct of contract bargaining); and providing technically accurate interpretations of negotiated agreement provisions and reconciling conflicting technical viewpoints.  Experience that demonstrates thorough knowledge and skill in applying labor relations theory, principles, methods, precedents, case law, and negotiation processes and strategies (e.g., labor-management partnership, alternative dispute resolution, interest-based bargaining, and facilitation) sufficient to conduct extensive research into cases to preclude or counter arguments during bargaining and negotiations; negotiate settlement agreements; and/or provide labor relations consultative service on reorganizations, realignments, relocations, reduction in force, transfer of function and outsourcing to educate management on potential impact of these decisions on bargaining unit employees.

GS-11 Specialized Experience:  Must have 36 months of specialized experience that demonstrates your ability to read, analyze and translate labor relations guidelines into an effective local program; apply the fundamental principles, concepts, techniques and guidelines of labor relations; and obtain and exchange information, explain established policies and procedures, and convey information to give others an immediate understanding of a problem area.  Experience must also show progressively responsible experience which demonstrates your ability to provide technical guidance to managers and supervisors regarding labor relations issues, principles and concepts in a manner that promotes effective labor-management relations throughout the organization.

GS-09 Specialized Experience:  Must have 24 months of specialized experience that demonstrates your ability to interpret guidelines and apply basic criteria to the established program; perform or guide others in the negotiation of labor agreements; establish rapport and confidence and assess the climate and conditioning factors in specific problems or situations, communicate effectively both orally and in writing; give specific guidance relative to the implementation and application of negotiated agreements; and skill in gathering information and data for preparing reports.

General Experience:  Experience, education, and/or training which provided you with a good understanding of administrative methods for accomplishing the work of an organization; and experience that reflects the ability to analyze problems, come up with practical solutions, and to communicate effectively with others.

To be eligible for Federal employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in a reserve component is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated and may or may not be subject to recoupment. Questions pertaining to recoupment may be directed to the State Incentives Manager at (573) 638-9500 ext. 7647.

Pre-placement or baseline physical is required to newly hired personnel who may be potentially exposed to health hazards in the work environment or who are assigned to positions requiring specific standards of physical fitness prior to an effective start date of employment being established.


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 qualifications questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position and is based on your responses to the qualifications questionnaire. Your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities based on information listed in your resume and/or supporting documents. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Please ensure the accuracy of your information. Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in disciplinary action.


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

1. Your responses to the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your résumé, and
3. Completed AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplemental to Application for Employment Military Brief, and
4. Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.


There are two options used to apply for our positions:

Option A: Applying Online

To begin your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire: Click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire:
* You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed – and your resume is not attached – until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.

* You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire.

* To receive consideration, you must complete the entire process and submit the complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date --
Friday, August 22, 2014.

* It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date .

* To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received and to verify your application is complete, follow these steps:

1. Log into your USAJOBS account using the following link:
2. Click on "Application Status" 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.

Please Note: Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. Verify that all of your documents appear on the Details page with a status of Processed.

* You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and select Application Status. Choose the vacancy, 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.

* If you submit more than one Qualifications Assessment 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.

Option B: Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents

If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (OPM Form 1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the qualification assessment questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s), please follow steps 1 and 2 below:

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page:, and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
Friday, August 22, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the qualifications assessment questionnaire and submit via fax, please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below:

1. Click the following link to view and print the qualifications assessment questionnaire
View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX; follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items: .

3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Note: Do not include a fax cover sheet with the OPM Form 1203-FX. This will cause your application to not process.


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Other (AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplemental to Application for Employment Military Brief THIS IS A REQUIRED DOCUMENT)

- Resume or any other written format
Your resume or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload or fax process. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number. Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.

- AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplement to Application for Employment Military Brief
The AGMO Form 335-1-R is a required document that highlights your military service. You can access this form by clicking on the following link:

- If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of college transcripts that identify 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. You must submit transcripts when required. Photocopies are acceptable.

- If you are or have been a Federal employee, please submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action, Form SF-50. (This is not a requirement for current Technicians employed by the Missouri National Guard.


Samuel M. Jarvis
Phone: (573)638-9811
Agency Information:
Missouri National Guard
Human Resources Office
2302 Militia Drive
Jefferson City, MO


Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. A review will be made of your responses to the occupational questionnaire and the documentation you submitted in your resume and on the AGMO Form 335-1-R to support your responses. The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred for this position.

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