Services Specialist - Military Requirement

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Applicants must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve. For questions concerning military eligibility, please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualifications Center at . Permanent Full Time This is an Air Reserve Technician Enlisted position.
Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.
This announcement may be used to fill upcoming like positions described herein. Certificates may be established and used for 90 days after the closing date of this announcement.
Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.
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Must be a United States Citizen Incentives are not being offered Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements Military AFSC and Grade: 3M091-E-8
The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to serve as a Services Specialist managing the day-to-day activities of the Services function, including Prime Readiness in Base Services (Prime RIBS), accomplishing a variety of tasks which ultimately result in the Services unit's capability to perform its wartime mission and ensure that reservists are properly trained and equipped to provide wartime combat and peacetime Services support. As such, the incumbent will: serve as the subject matter expert for Services; manage the mobility program; manage force structure to ensure all SORTS requirements are identified and filled; manage the scheduling, coordination, and evaluation of the training program for unit reservists, including on-the-job training, task and ancillary training, lodging front desk and management procedures, food service operations, wartime mortuary, search and recovery, and physical fitness/recreation operations; serve as the unit resource advisor, wing lodging liaison, and food service coordinator; manage the supply program; evaluate organization needs and available resources to meet mission requirements; and provide guidance to staff and senior leadership in regards to Services operations.
Specialized Experience: You must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 or equivalent qualifying pay band or other pay systems in the Federal service) performing work which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Typically this would involve experience in prioritizing and managing organizational training requirements, managing and preparing organizational annual budgets, analyzing Services programs, and providing technical guidance and recommendations in the management of Services operations such as food service, lodging, mortuary affairs, physical fitness and recreation operations. (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements.)
(1) Knowledge of the mission, organization, programs, and functions of a Services unit. (2) Knowledge and skill in applying analytical, evaluative, and investigative techniques to measure effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of Services deployment operations, programs, and activities. (3) Ability to plan, organize, and assign work, and to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Substitution of Education for Experience: None
Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) The incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (2) Position requires a background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance. Must obtain and retain clearance level designated for this position. (3) Work an uncommon tour of duty. (4) Extensive walking and standing required if involved in mobility operations, exercies, and deployments. (5) May need to lift and carry moderately heavy objects 80 pounds or less.
Please note if duplicate/multiple application materials are submitted, we will consider the most recent submission as the one of record. If you do not meet the screen out questions, you will not receive any further consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) for the positionlisted under 'Qualifications Required' and quality categories as shown below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g. Peace Corps, Americorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic; religious, spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualified applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category. Each applicant will receive an initial rating based solely on their responses to the assessment questionnaire. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. The final rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the KSAs required for this position.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: _Best_ _ Qualified _- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. _Highly Qualified_ - Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. _Qualified_ - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability as identified in the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed under 'Qualifications Required' as they relate to the position for which you are applying.
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 assessment questionnaire. You will receive a rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
Your application must be completed online or faxed to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) . The Special Examining Unit office does not accept applications by e-mail, regular mail, fax or in person. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by Tuesday, August 26, 2014, which includes:
1. Your Resume
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Incomplete application packages will not be considered and will receive an ineligible rating.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover
using the following Vacancy ID 1189641. Fax your documents to .
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
The following documents are required :
1. Your Resume - Work experience sections must show inclusive dates (month/year) and number of hours worked per week. If in a Reserve component, you should also identify any man-days or active duty days (total number of days) within the corresponding work experience block, if applicable. Current civil service employees claiming credit for experience that would not normally be part of your primary duties must provide documentation, signed by your supervisor, which verifies the performance of other duties and the percentage of time the other duties were performed. Additional information on what your resume MUST contain can be found on the following link .
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
3. Transcripts (if applicable)
4. Other supporting documents:
Veteran's Preference Documentation, if applicable - To successfully claim Veteran's Preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, please see the information below.
Claims for 5 Point Preference. Submit official documentation such as (1) a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - Member 4 copy (2) Virtual MPF awards and decoration printout; or (3) Statement of Service Letter signed by a Military Personnelist or other authorizing official (Commander of your unit or higher headquarters) to include your rank, dates of active duty service, type of Discharge and Characer of service (for members in a Reserve component, the letter must clearly identify 180 consecutive days of active duty, not for training.) If selected your will be required to submit a copy of your DD 214 prior to entering on duty.
Claims for 10 Point Veteran's Preference. Submit the following documents (1) Standard Form 15, pages 1 & 2 (Revised edition 10/13 or later; previous editions are unusable); (2) A letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later, identifying percentage of disability. THe Employment Letter is the preferred supporting documentation which must be submitted with the SF 15. The Employment Letter can be requested through the Veterans Administration by calling ; and (3) A DD-214 Member 4 copy. If sufficient information is not provided, tentative preference may be granted based on 5-point Veteran's Preference criteria as stated above.
For further details on veteran's preference, please refer to the OPM VetGuide at .
The above mentioned forms may be obtained from the Air Force Reserve website at .
Applications will be processed for rating after the close date of this announcement. Processing time for applications is several weeks from the close date of this announcement. Applicants will receive a Notice of Results (NOR) via Application Manager approximately 2 days after the announcement closes. The rating on this NOR will be based strictly on your answers to the questionnaire. You will receive another NOR via email once your application is rated by a Human Resources Specialist which may reflect a different rating from the initial notice. Qualified candidates may be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
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For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website
Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date. Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position. Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP eligibles achieving a score of 80 or higher, excluding veteran preference points, will be considered well qualified. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website /#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the "Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success)" website at / to obtain this information.
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