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    This National Guard position is for a TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANT, Position Description Number D1962000and is part of 155 LRS Nebraska Air National Guard.

    The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. 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!

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is a Title 32 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 service 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.


    OPEN AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: AREA 1, 2 and 3 applicants

    AREA 1: Current permanent and indefinite technicians of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard; and current Title 5 employees of the Nebraska Military Department who are military members of the Nebraska National Guard.
    AREA 2: All Drill Status/M-Day members and temporary technicians of the Nebraska Air or Army National Guard.
    AREA 3: Current military service members who are willing and eligible to become members of the Nebraska Air or Army National Guard.
    AREA 4: All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the Nebraska National Air or Army National Guard prior to the effective date of hire.

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    As a TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANT, GS-2102-6, duties include:

    (1) Assists in managing, directing, developing, planning and analyzing deployment and distribution management programs. Formulates and procures transportation arrangements with commercial carriers and appropriate military services for charter of passenger service for individual/group movements, equipment, supplies and material. Analyzes and evaluates travel requirements while considering cost and mission accomplishment as factors. Works with the Commercial Travel Office (CTO) to ensure government fares are being utilized whenever possible. Books OCONUS passengers in the Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES) for in-transit visibility. Validates travel requirements through the use of the Air National Guard Reserve Order Writing System (AROWS) and the Defense Travel System (DTS). Administers the procurement of military and civilian passenger travel, both domestic and international. Monitors the arrangement of routing and reservations, ensuring special fares and/or discounts are utilized when feasible. Ensures advance procurement of transportation services to achieve the greatest overall cost savings. Advises travelers on entitlements and responsibilities. Manages the refund process for unused commercial tickets through the government accounting system. Recognizes, isolates, and resolves specific/general problems relating to proper utilization of common and specialized transportation services. Analyzes and interprets technical transportation requirements. Validates in-transit visibility (ITV) to ensure accurate control of cargo and passenger movement through the use of the Global Transportation Network (GTN). Provides technical guidance and administrative assistance to support the Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS). Provides base level processing and manifesting for both cargo and passengers during peacetime, contingencies, and Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) movements.

    (2) Determines the most appropriate, efficient and economical transportation services IAW applicable cargo movement directives. Coordinates with customers, reviews documentation, and physical assets, to determine transportation requirements based on shipment characteristics. Schedules and coordinates movements according to priority and classification. Provides cost estimates, determines appropriate funding sources and obtains proper authorization for cargo movements. Issues Commercial Bill of Lading (CBL). Validates, inspects, and certifies the shipment of arms, ammunition, explosives (AA&E) and Electrostatic Sensitive Discharge (ESD) items. Verifies safety inspection certificates and documentation of commercial carrier equipment prior to acceptance. Coordinates with commercial carriers to locate and expedite delivery of astray freight. Responsible for the certification of charges on carrier invoices and PowerTrack. Prepares Transportation Discrepancy Reports (TDR) and other carrier claim forms. Resolves disputed charges with commercial or government transportation providers. Serves as technical advisor and certifier for originating hazardous material shipments, ensuring proper packaging, marking, labeling, identification, and manifesting.

    (3) Conducts dispatch operations through planning and scheduling of vehicle operations resources to meet transportation support requirements. Provides transportation services for distinguished visitors and special events. Designates and coordinates shuttle bus and mass transportation requirements. Responsible for school bus transportation. Develops taxi zones or stands.

    (4) Administers installation driver qualification and licensing program. Serves as liaison with state, local and host nation authority on licensing matters; ensures compliance by base agencies. Initiates vehicle trainer background checks. Coordinates and maintains vehicle plans and instruction. Documents and tracks reported cases of vehicle misuse.

    (5) Functions as a technical advisor to all statewide and base operating officials on matters dealing with commercial movement of personnel and cargo.

    (6) Determines proper identification, marking, labeling, and special handling instruction on all shipments. Handles and certifies hazardous cargo in accordance with Air Force regulations, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Traffic Association (IATA), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, and Code of Federal Regulations 49 (CFR 49) for required surface/air shipments. Determines containers, protective devices, packing material, and packaging techniques needed to support proper preparation of DOD property for shipment. Manages the Reusable Container Program.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492865000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.