Army National Guard Units (Title 32) READINESS TECHNICIAN in Fort Mc Clellan, Alabama

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Fort Mc Clellan, AL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (11 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 11/2/2016 (10 day(s) away)

Job Overview


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for merit promotion or appointment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor.

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! This position is located in a Company/Battery/Troop size unit of the Army National Guard co-located in the vicinity of the higher headquarters. The primary purpose of this position is to represent the commander in day-to-day operations. Plans and provides assistance to ensure the required training, personnel, administration, logistics, strength and public relations objectives are achieved and requirements are accomplished. Provides overall guidance for the full-time force of the unit. Anticipates and recommends solutions for the needs of the unit in all aspects of mobilization readiness. Provides day-to-day supervision of all unit FTS employees. EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Army National Guard membership is required. POSITION STATUS: MERIT LOCATION: TRAINING CENTER, FT MCCLELLAN, AL SELECTING OFFICIAL: MAJ M. LEVINGSTON Permanent Change of Station Authorization: IAW Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) PCS entitlements will be paid to any on board permanent status technician selected through an advertisement process as long as the commuting distance increases more than 50 miles and a service agreement is signed stating that the employee will remain in the federal service for a specified period of time (at least 12 months) following the effective date of the relocation. If the service agreement is broken, the employee is required to repay all PCS reimbursements and third party payments made on his/her behalf. All PCS authorizations must be completed NLT 1 year from the effective date of relocation.


ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama 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 who are not currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD POSITIONS: AREA 1: All permanent Alabama Army National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed. (1) Advises the commander on training, logistics, personnel and unit mobilization readiness requirements and ensures the unit develops, updates, and maintains comprehensive mobilization plans. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparation of the unit's required mobilization reports and documents such as transportation reports, load plans, movement plans, post mobilization training support, and alert rosters. Reviews and implements mobilization directives. Ensures the completion of security clearance requirements. Ensures incoming correspondence, regulations, and publications are reviewed, interpreted, and implemented. (2) Serves as primary point of contact for input into the unit readiness reports. Performs continuous analysis and refinement of unit readiness data to ensure validity, currency, accuracy, and availability to the battalion headquarters. Provides training and assistance to commander, and unit personnel, on reporting procedures and other matters pertaining to readiness. (3) Manages the military school program of the unit. Coordinates with higher headquarters and/or Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations Training Branch, to obtain quotas for personnel to attend schools (Service, NCO, Special, etc.). Monitors the expenditure of funds for additional training assemblies. Monitors use of school quotas, training support mandays, and other training resources when they are allocated to the unit. Ensures school applicants are eligible to attend the schools and all prerequisites are met. (4) Prepares and/or reviews training directives, individual training records, operation orders, mobilization plans, SOP's, and readiness reports. Reviews or prepares training schedules and plans for approval of commander and higher headquarters. Ensures the maintenance of training guidance and documents as required by higher headquarters. Prepares and/or reviews automated requests for orders. Prepares and reviews draft correspondence for approval by commander or higher level supervisor. (5) Forecasts, allocates, and monitors the usage of training ammunition for the unit. Ensures ammunition requests are submitted and fully justified and in-keeping with authorization and issuance of ammunition. Reviews and forwards unit request for training ammunition. (6) As directed, ensures the armory is properly cared for, safeguarded and the process for rental of the facility is handled in accordance with governing directives. Safeguards the building and its contents by developing building security plans, testing intrusion detection systems, and monitoring security procedures to determine if unit members are adhering to guidelines. (7) Maintains working relationships with local officials, clubs, etc., for a variety of purposes such as, armory security coordination with police, suitability investigations, armory rental, unit participation in celebrations; or, fund raising drives, emergency operations and homeland security, and to provide public information about the National Guard. (8) Coordinates the recruiting and retention efforts of the unit with full time Recruiting and Retention personnel. Performs recruiting duties to maintain the unit at authorized strength. Establishes personal contact and maintains effective working relationships with assigned recruiters, public officials, civic groups, veterans' organizations, schools, active duty recruiters and other organizations and groups. Participates in school activities such as "career days" for the purpose of informing individuals and groups of the benefits in joining the National Guard. (9) In the absence of assigned janitorial staff works with other assigned full time support personnel, to care for, clean, and maintain the National Guard Armory to include lawn care and general maintenance. (10) Provides day-to-day supervision for AGR soldiers and dual status technicians. Prioritizes and assigns work to subordinates. Coordinates with higher level supervisors to fill vacancies. Incumbent refers problems to the proper command level to be solved. Ensures all employees are trained to complete day-to-day operations. Supervises contract or state employees as required. (11) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Must maintain Military Membership for continued employment.
  • Maximum Military Grade/Rank: E-7/SFC
  • Compatible Military Assignment: 42A, 92A
  • Must possess or be able to obtain Security Clearance.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is mandatory.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. GENERAL EXPERIENCE:Administrative or clerical experience, education, or training which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Must have* at least 18 months* experience in the interpretation and application of regulations, procedures or laws. Experience that provided a thorough knowledge of administrative functions. Experience utilizing research tools. Experience providing guidance and setting priorities.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:Completion of 2 academic years of education in an accredited college or university will satisfy the requirements for GS-4 positions. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience for GS-5 positions.


COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status. Compatible Military Assignment: ECMF: 42A, 92A Applicants do not have to possess this AOC to be certified as qualified. MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants within the military grade listed below will be considered. Please include your military grade on your resume. **Maximum Military Rank/Grade: SFC Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This statement of understanding is required for basic qualification. Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review 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-FXIf 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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Other Information

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.

Salary Range: $44,335.00 to $57,631.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0303-08/08

Promotion Potential: 08

Supervisory Status: No


Control Number: 453141700

Job Announcement Number: ALAR 16-283