THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
**THIS IS AN INDEFINITE POSITION WITH POTENTIAL TO CONVERT TO PERMANENT**
**THIS IS A NEW COMMISIONING OPPORTUNTIY**
This National Guard position is for a DIRECTOR OF INSPECTIONS, Position Description Number D2247000 and is part of the 107TH ATKW, National Guard.Learn more about this agency
As a Director of Inspections, GS-1801-12, you will serve as the focal point for interpreting, developing, and implementing Air Force inspection policy and wing-level long-range strategic plans. Provides direction and oversight of internal and external inspections, audits, evaluations, reviews, exercises, and analyses to determine unit effectiveness and efficiency. Ensures operational, contingency, and mobilization plans adhere to policy and direct the effective use of wing resources.
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Conditions of Employment
- NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
- This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
- 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.
- Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
- THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
Military Grades: OFFICER ONLY
Compatible Military Assignments: 87G0, 87I0
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All series personnel must be competent at the next higher level before being eligible for that level. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Defined as specified experiences that prepared the applicant to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities, with the required competency level, as defined by the applicable position description. Each applicant must have the education and validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade for dual status technician appointment to one of the six Series GS-1801 program positions with its applicable career level, as cited on pages two and three. Applicants must have the experiences, education, or training that demonstrates the ability to follow directions, to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. Applicants must demonstrate the ability or have endorsements that indicate the ability to perform and learn the cited duties.
In addition to high analytical abilities, must have expert knowledge of all applicable Inspector General Program principles and practices related to federal civilian, military, and National Guard, operational, administrative and technical programs. Must have experiences in planning for and executing inspector general programs and using software data systems. Experienced in the procedures to inspect and report on the state of discipline program efficiency and effectiveness, and readiness of military and civilian forces. Experiences involved work as the primary inspector general advisor with responsibilities to plan, direct, and manage inspector general programs. Experienced in conducting investigations and inspections to ensure compliance with agency policies, practices, and regulations. Experienced in providing policy, guidance, oversight, and directions for the inspection programs; complaints resolution; Fraud, Waste, and Abuse; strategic plans and programs; and the Commander's Inspection Program. Competent in the inspector general program concepts and policy regulations. Has demonstrated skills in the development of programs, procedures, and methods to implement, evaluate, and maintain the inspector general program. Experienced in developing risk-based sampling strategies and annual inspection plan focusing on the Wing Commander's priorities. Experienced in multiple and specific inspector general computerized programs. Experienced and skilled in writing standardized operating procedures for the inspector general programs. Experienced in interpreting and developing inspection policies, procedures and applicable Memorandums of Understanding or Memorandums of Agreement with host or tenant organizations, if applicable, as well as state, city, and/or county agencies in order to adequately evaluate the National Guard's overall mission readiness. Experienced in providing supervisory duties, directing administrative, technical, and operational directions and established broad objectives for long-range strategic plans or new programs. Experienced in developing, interpreting, and implementing the Army, Air Force, or both services' inspection policy. Experiences involved planning and organizing assigned programs, estimating unit resources, capabilities, and objectives. Experienced in coordinating with staff and line management personnel, and skilled in conducting all phases of projects. Experienced and skilled in providing definitive interpretations of regulations and study procedures; and competent experiences involved initializing new inspections, interviews, and research application, methods, and functions. Experienced in identifying potentially controversial findings, issues, or problems with widespread impacts. Experiences included writing and analyzing projects, evaluations, or reports. Competent in providing recommendations on organizational goals, guidelines, and effectiveness to achieve intended objectives. Experienced in using expert judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness to deviate from established methods to modify, adapt, and/or refine broader guidelines to resolve specific complex or intricate issues and problems. Demonstrated expertise on interpreting research trends and patterns which resulted in the development of new inspector general programs, methods and criteria. Work experiences included plans and programs that required analysis of unrelated and interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity. Experienced in developing recommendations to resolve issues, problems and complaints. Experienced and competent in applying qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques that frequently required modifications to fit variables. Experienced in working programs or processes simultaneously that are varied and unrelated such as, Fraud, Waste, and Abuse investigations and exercise planning and evaluation. Competence and experiences included managing and conducting investigations and project assignments that required detailed plans, goals, and objectives for long-range implementation of specific programs. Work experiences involved identifying the primary sources of concerns, issues, problems, complaints, or concepts which were not susceptible to direct observation and analysis such as, projected missions and program functions. Experienced in developing and publishing measurements of effectiveness, improvements, and efficiencies. Experienced in making leadership decisions to include assessments of unusual circumstances or variations in the data supplied by the users or incomplete or conflicting data metrics. Experienced in managing multiple and difficult assignments that were complicated by the need to compile, reconcile, and correlate computerized data elements from classified and unclassified data sources. Experienced reviewing completed work that involved cross-checking, analyzing, and interpreting relevant information. Experienced and competent in revising data collection methods or developing new approaches to analyze and evaluate data. Experienced in conducting investigations or inspections on complex subjects or into the conduct of individuals of prominence where complex or conflicting data, testimony or facts, or cold evidence was present and the conditions required careful handling and complete discretion. Experienced in completing investigation or inspection results in written reports and briefings to senior leaders or the Adjutants General. Competent and skilled to independently perform investigations and resolve the most unusual or complicated complaints or issues in the state. Experienced in making data-driven decisions for refining work methods and developing new techniques for resolution of issues. Experienced in conducting productivity assessments or effectiveness and efficiency program operations; and, experienced in analyzing and resolving a variety of uncommon unit activity problems. Work experiences involved applying an extensive knowledge of National Guard operations to direct complex strategic planning efforts and participate in the establishment of program criteria to measure and/or predict the attainment of organizational goals and objectives. The performed work experiences involved identifying and developing ways to resolve problems or cope with issues, and providing realistic data for leadership to improve planning and operational aspects of guard missions.
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is mandatory. The degree work should include completed academic courses in business management, English grammar and composition, speech, statistics, public administration, human resources administration, organizational development, public administration, behavioral social sciences, and psychology. A graduate degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Accountability, Attention to Detail, Compliance Inspection, Decision Making, Flexibility, and Influencing/Negotiating
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.
- Must indicate your salary for each experience worked in.
- Must state whether each experience is full or part-time status.
*If your resume does not have any of the above requirements, you will automatically be disqualified for the position.*
2. Other supporting documents: OF-306 (MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT) (can be retrieved from https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10537027
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Agency contact information
9910 BLEWETT AVENUE
NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14304
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537780300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.