#NG754814 (Training Technician GS-09/11, Jefferson Barracks, MO) (Army vacancy)
MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD ARMY TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTJOB TITLE: TRAINING TECHNICIANJOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: NG754814SALARY RANGE: $47,448.00 to $74,628.00 / Per YearOPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 to Wednesday, October 17, 2012SERIES & GRADE: GS-1702-09/11POSITION Full Time - Excepted Service PermanentINFORMATION:DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Jefferson Barracks, MO United StatesWHO MAY BE All qualified Missouri traditional guard members and those eligible forCONSIDERED: enlistment, appointment or transfer into the Missouri Army National Guard.This is a GS-09/11 position that is located at the 70th Troop Command in Jefferson Barracks, MOUnited States 1 vacancyIncumbent will be assigned to Position Description Number D2065000 in SPMD 2240APPOINTMENT 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 requiresactive membership in a compatible skill in the Missouri Army National Guard and wear of themilitary uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with theserequirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently enlisted in theMissouri Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. Forenlistment/appointment information, contact 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273).MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidate will be required to be in a compatible militaryassignment prior to effective date of placement. Selected candidate must be MOS qualified within12 months from date of appointment.Maximum Military Grade - MAJ (O-4)Officer – AOC 01A; or predominate AOC of the organizationSupervisor must verify that selected individual occupies a compatible military position.Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor or wage leader (gradeinversion).IMPORTANT NOTES: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) may be authorized to MissouriTechnicians if in the best interest of the government and availability of funds. Required SecurityClearance is Noncritical Sensitive.
Failure to complete management prescribed courses for full-time support personnelwithin the first year of employment or assignment, may be cause for reassignment ortermination.This position will be filled at the GS-09 trainee grade or the target grade of GS-11. An applicantwho is selected at the trainee grade will have potential for promotion to the target grade of GS-11without further competition. Promotion to full operating/journeyman level will be made afterqualifications and eligibility requirements have been met and the incumbent is performing at thehigher level in a satisfactory manner. KEY REQUIREMENTS • 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 informationDUTIES: Formulates, oversees and evaluates the overall training programs of the command.Determines the organizations training needs through analysis and interpretation of a wide varietyof directives, programs, and objectives of the Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau,major Army headquarters and/or higher headquarters. Responsible for the scheduling andcoordination of the use of training sites and facilities. Maintains liaison with personnel at stateoperated or regular Army operated training sites. Coordinates with maintenance and supplypersonnel to ensure that equipment and supplies are available and ready for training activities.Prepares plans and reports pertaining to readiness and mobilization. Serves as securitycoordinator for the command. Acts as Test Control Officer for the command. Supervises a lowergraded Training Technician who provides assistance in the preparation and review of trainingdirectives, operation orders, mobilization planning, and readiness reporting. Performs other dutiesas assigned.QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:GS-11 Specialized Experience: Must have 36 months of specialized experience whichdemonstrates ability to develop yearly and/or longer education/training plans and to oversee andevaluate the effectiveness of these plans. Experience formulating and evaluating trainingprograms. Experience determining education/training needs through analysis and interpretation ofa wide variety of directives, programs and objectives. Experience in securing and coordinating theuse of training sites, facilities and materials. Experience receiving, consolidating and analyzingdata from subordinate levels and to following agency directives in using data to prepare plans andreports.GS-09 Specialized Experience: Must have 24 months of specialized experience whichdemonstrates your ability to follow agency directives to develop yearly and/or longereducation/training plans and to oversee and evaluate the effectiveness of these plans; determinerequirements and secure and coordinate the use of training sites, facilities and materials; receive,consolidate and analyze data from subordinate levels; and ability to communicate through bothoral and written communications sufficient to communicate ideas and guidance.General Experience: Experience, education, or training which demonstrates progressivelyresponsible clerical experience or other work which demonstrates ability to acquire and to apply apractical knowledge and understanding of the program objectives, policies, procedures, andrequirements relating to the work of this position.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:To be eligible for Federal employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, mustcertify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, orare exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in areserve component is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated andmay or may not be subject to recoupment. Questions pertaining to recoupment may bedirected to the State Incentives Manager at (573) 638-9500 ext. 7647.Pre-placement or baseline physical is required to newly hired personnel who may bepotentially exposed to health hazards in the work environment or who are assigned topositions requiring specific standards of physical fitness prior to an effective start dateof employment being established.HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure youmeet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resumeand supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to thequalifications questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is a measure of the degree to whichyour background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position and is basedon your responses to the qualifications questionnaire. Your score may be adjusted to moreaccurately reflect your abilities based on information listed in your resume and/or supportingdocuments. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect yourrating. Please ensure the accuracy of your information. Making a false statement in anypart of your application may result in disciplinary action.BENEFITS:The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The followingWeb addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to mostFederal employees.http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp orhttp://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.OTHER INFORMATION:ALL APPLICANTS ARE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, COLOR,NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, AGE (WITH AUTHORIZEDEXCEPTIONS) OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.HOW TO APPLY:To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes thefollowing:1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and2. Your résumé, and/or OF-6123. Completed AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplemental to Application for Employment Military Brief,and4. Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this jobannouncement.NOTE: 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,for 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 transcriptswhen required.APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME ONWednesday, October 17, 2012. FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAYHINDER YOUR CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Qualifications Questionnaire,Resume, AGMO Form 335-1-R, and Required Documents. Please read all instructions beforeyou begin. You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials. We cannot beresponsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mailservice, etc. Your materials will not be returned; therefore, do not submit original documentsthat you may need in the future (upload these documents from your files or submit copiesinstead).To expedite the application process, it is recommended to have your resume and yourAGMO FORM 335-1-R completed prior to beginning the Application Manager process.This will aid in the upload process and make it more convenient for you. You canaccess the AGMO Form 335-1-R by clicking on the following link:http://www.moguard.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/AGMO%20Form%20335-1-R%20Supplement%20to%20Application%20for%20Employment%20-%20Military%20Brief.doc.The most direct access to the application process of applying for a Missouri National Guardvacancy announcement would be through the Human Resources Home Page which provides adirect link to the vacancy announcement in USA JOBS. The address is:http://www.moguard.com/technician-jobs.html.There are two options used to apply for our positions:OPTION A: APPLY ON-LINETo begin, choose one of these options: If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the processby clicking the Apply Online button. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online QualificationsQuestionnaire you complete and submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you mayalready have Saved or Submitted. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, clickthis link to begin the process: Online Questionnaire.You must submit a separate application package for each position.(Note: When logging into Application Manager you will see two (2) options. These are "existingaccount" or "create an account." If this is the first time you have used Application Manager,please select "Create an Account.")Follow the instructions to complete your application package.To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links you used to beginas described above, or simply go to http://applicationmanager.gov/.How to upload documents after you have completed the Qualifications Questionnaireand have logged out:If you want to upload additional documents at a later time, click on or insert this link into yourinternet browser https://applicationmanager.gov/. Login with your user name and password. This
will take you to a screen displaying the vacancies you have applied for. Click on the position youare uploading to under "My Application Packages." Select "Upload Documents" from the list tothe left. Upload your documents. You will see "Upload Successful" when you are finished.(Note: To ensure successful uploads to USASTAFFING, please ensure your documentsare saved in an accepted file format and are not password protected. Accepted fileformats include: JPG, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, WPD, XFD, FDF, XFDF or HTM/HTML.)OPTION B: FAXING INSTRUCTIONSIf it is not practical for you to use the Apply On-Line option, you can write your answers on paperand fax your documents following these steps:1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide youranswers. You can obtain the form at this URLhttp://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703)724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, AGMO Form 335-1-R, and any supportingdocuments by fax.If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you DO NOT need a separate cover sheet. Simply make surethe Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing anydocuments without the Form 1203-FX on top, ALWAYS use the official fax cover sheet by clickingon this link http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely andclearly. YOU MUST USE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT APPLICATION COVER PAGEWHEN FAXING DOCUMENTS. If you fail to use the required cover page, your application willnot be considered. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your faxmachine top first so that we receive them right-side up.NOTE: Make sure to send each application package separately with its own fax cover sheet; i.e.,resume, AGMO Form 335-1-R and supporting documents for each position, as this will expeditethe upload process.SUBMITTING DOCUMENTSIf you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. Toverify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they havecleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to yourapplication by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager accounthttps://applicationmanager.gov/ for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will displayunder the Details tab in the Document area.Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST usethe special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen ofApplication Manager. Or, you may click this link http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf toprint a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below. - Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number NG754814 - Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be ableto associate your document(s) with the rest of your application. - You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one coverpage. - Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The
following will prevent your documents from being processed: - Not using the special cover page mentioned above. - Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number - Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or nameNote: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previousvacancy announcement, these documents can be opened, copied and saved then reusedas an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processingof your application for this announcement.The following documents are required in addition to completion of the QualificationsQuestionnaire:- AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplement to Application for Employment Military BriefThe AGMO Form 335-1-R is a supporting document that highlights your military service. Youcan access this form by clicking on the following link:http://www.moguard.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/AGMO%20Form%20335-1-R%20Supplement%20to%20Application%20for%20Employment%20-%20Military%20Brief.doc.You can also save this form on your computer, complete the form and upload the AGMO 335-1-Rfollowing the instructions in the section above titled "How to upload documents after youhave completed the Qualifications Questionnaire and have logged out".- Resume, Optional Form 612, or any other written formatYour resume, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other writtenformat you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically usingthe 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. The OptionalApplication for Federal Employment (OF 612) can be local at http://www.moguard.com/moguard-forms.html.NOTE: Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:The following documents are required and must be received before your name will bereferred for employment consideration:- Qualifications Questionnaire for NG754814- Resume and/or OF-612- AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplement to Application for Employment Military Brief- If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirementto meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of college transcripts that identify, for eachcourse, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-pointreceived. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. You must submit transcripts whenrequired. Photocopies are acceptable, but you will be required to provide originals if you areselected for this position.- If you are or have been a Federal employee, please submit a copy of your last Notification ofPersonnel Action, Form SF-50. (This is not a requirement for current Technicians employed bythe Missouri National Guard.)Your completed application--qualifications questionnaire, AGMO Form 335-1-R, resume,and required documents must be completed and submitted before you will receiveemployment consideration. If you have submitted all your materials using therecommended method listed above, you have completed the application process.
CONTACTING US: After you have read all the instructions in this vacancyannouncement, if you still have questions about this position or the application process,you may contact us at (573) 638-9811.AGENCY CONTACT INFO:Deborah Dixon Phone: (573)638-9500x7495 Email: DEBORAH.DIXON1@US.ARMY.MILAgency Information:Missouri National GuardHuman Resources OfficeNGMO-HRD-S2302 Militia DriveJefferson City, MO 65101-1203USAWHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be madeto ensure you meet the job requirements. A review will be made of your responses to thequalifications questionnaire and the documentation you submitted in your resume and on theAGMO Form 335-1-R to support your responses. The selecting official will contact you for aninterview if your name is referred for this position.Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of usingthe Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide tofilling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and referto it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you mustprovide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application beforesubmission.Social Security NumberEnter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security number isrequested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records fromthose of other applicants who have may have the same name. Providing your Social SecurityNumber is voluntary, however we cannot process your application without it.Vacancy Identification NumberThe Vacancy Identification Number is 7548141. Title of JobTRAINING TECHNICIAN2. Biographic Data3. E-Mail Address4. Work Information5. Employment AvailabilityQUESTION 1: Are you a permanent technician who is currently employed by the Missouri ArmyNational Guard?
If you answered Yes to this question, please respond No to Question 2.QUESTION 2: Are you an indefinite or temporary technician who is currently employed by theMissouri Air National Guard OR a Missouri traditional guard member OR interested inguard membership in the Missouri Air National Guard?If you answered Yes to this question, please respond No to Question 1.6. CitizenshipAre you a citizen of the United States?7. Background InformationIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.8. Other InformationIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.9. LanguagesIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.10. Lowest GradeEnter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. Valid grades for this positionare:091111. Miscellaneous InformationIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.12. Special KnowledgeIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.13. Test LocationIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.14. Veteran Preference ClaimIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.15. Dates of Active Duty - Military ServiceIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.16. Availability DateYou may leave this section blank if you can begin work in the near future. If you will not be ableto begin work in the near future, please provide the date you will be available for employment.Please use the MM/DD/YYYY format.17. Service Computation Date
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.18. Other Date InformationIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.19. Job PreferenceIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.20. Occupational SpecialtiesEnter the appropriate occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for thisposition is:001 Training Technician21. Geographic AvailabilitySelect the location(s) in which you will accept employment. Valid location for this position is:294039189 Jefferson Barracks, MO22. Transition Assistance PlanIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.23. Job Related ExperienceIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.24. Personal Background InformationIf you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that bestdescribes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please notethat your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume orapplication and information your references provide.1. Do you possess progressively responsible clerical experience or other work which demonstratesyour ability to acquire and to apply a practical knowledge and understanding of the programobjectives, policies, procedures, and requirements relating to the work of this position?A. Yes.B. No.2. Do you possess 36 months of specialized experience which demonstrates your ability todevelop yearly and/or longer education/training plans and to oversee and evaluate theeffectiveness of these plans; formulate and evaluate training programs; determineeducation/training needs through analysis and interpretation of a wide variety of directives,programs and objectives; secure and coordinate the use of training sites, facilities and materials;and receive, consolidate and analyze data from subordinate levels and to follow agency directivesin using data to prepare plans and reports?A. Yes.B. No.
3. IF YOU ANSWERED NO TO QUESTION 2, do you possess a combination of undergraduate leveleducation in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours in fields directlyrelated to the type of work of the position AND 24 months of specialized experience such as thatdescribed above in Question 2?A. Yes.B. No.4. Do you possess 24 months of specialized experience which demonstrates your ability to followagency directives to develop yearly and/or longer education/training plans and to oversee andevaluate the effectiveness of these plans; determine requirements and secure and coordinate theuse of training sites, facilities and materials; receive, consolidate and analyze data fromsubordinate levels; and ability to communicate through both oral and written communicationssufficient to communicate ideas and guidance?A. Yes.B. No.5. IF YOU ANSWERED NO TO QUESTION 2, do you possess a combination of undergraduate leveleducation in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours in fields directlyrelated to the type of work of the position AND 12 months of specialized experience such as thatdescribed above in Question 4?A. Yes.B. No.6. Are you currently a member OR eligible to immediately become an active military member ofthe Missouri National Guard?MILITARY MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.A. Yes.B. No.7. Are you currently a Commissioned Officer OR eligible for appointment or reappointment in theMissouri National Guard?A. Yes.B. No.For each of the following tasks, chose the statement from the list below that best describes yourexperience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement. Please select onlyone letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on thejob.C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by asupervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently andnormally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this taskor I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task
because of my expertise.8. Formulated, oversaw and evaluated the overall training programs of the command.9. Determined the training needs of an organization through analysis and interpretation of a widevariety of directives, programs, and objectives.10. Developed yearly and longer training plans.11. Developed and issued instructions and procedures for use by subordinate units (i.e.,battalions, squadrons or companies).12. Established and conducted a training evaluation program for subordinate units.13. Reviewed training evaluation reports such as annual training reports or annual generalinspection reports to identify needed revisions or improvements to training activities.14. Reviewed plans and schedules of subordinate units and approved or revised as necessary.15. Provided guidance and assistance to unit commanders or other training personnel to improvethe quality of training and to insure compliance with directives.16. Scheduled and conducted special training courses on a variety of subjects (e.g.,communications procedures, leadership courses, marksmanship training, etc.).17. Monitored usage of mandays and funds designated for training and prepared necessaryreports.18. Scheduled and coordinated the use of training sites and facilities.19. Directed the procurement of training aids, manuals or other instructional material.20. Maintained liaison with personnel at state operated or regular Army operated training sites.21. Coordinated with maintenance and supply personnel to insure that equipment and suppliesare available and ready for training activities.22. Forecasted requirements including cost of such supplies as ammunition, demolitions, rations,etc.23. Coordinated with Readiness Region Groups, Maneuver Area Commands, or Maneuver TrainingCommands for conducting and evaluating of Army Training and Evaluation Program (ARTEP), FieldTraining Exercises (FTX), or Command Post Exercises (CPX).24. Prepared plans and reports pertaining to readiness and mobilization.25. Received unit status reports and oversaw consolidation into the headquarters report.26. Provided guidance and assistance to units in preparation of readiness reports.27. Monitored material readiness reports to determine equipment status.28. Developed mobilization and alert plans including movement plans for use in responding tolocal or national emergencies using guidelines from higher headquarters.
29. Served as security coordinator for the command.30. Provided guidance and assistance in implementing and following security measures for suchitems as documents, arms and ammunition, and communication equipment (COMSEC).31. Worked as Custodian of Classified Documents, COMSEC Account Custodian and/or PhysicalSecurity Manager as required by regulations and local situations.32. Insured that procedures outlined in respective security regulations are complied with.33. Worked as Test Control Officer for the command.34. Insured that all tests and test materials are requisitioned, received, stored and accounted for.35. Administered, or directed the administration of, such tests as Drivers Tests.36. Administered, or directed the administration of, such tests as Skills Qualification Tests (SQT).37. Trained test site managers and test proctors for administration of SQT.38. Oversaw the recording of results of SQT and forwarded to higher headquarters.39. Formulated, oversaw and evaluated disaster tactical planning.40. Determined planning needs for resources to support the state and federal response under theNational Response Framework, State Emergency Operations Plan and Military Support to civilauthorities.41. Developed yearly exercise program that focus on developing wartime capabilities as well asdomestic operation exercises.42. Performed duties with the responsibility for National Incident Management System compliancein education and progress reporting.