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Human Resources Specialist (Mil) - Military Requirement

Air Force Civilian Service Pittsburgh, PA

Job Description


The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to serve as a Human Resources Specialist (Military) serving as Chief, Force Management in administering all aspects of the section.  As such, the incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:

  • Plan, direct, and control all aspects of the Force Management programs for both Active Guard Reserve (AGR) and unit reservists.
  • Provide Human Resources management (military) advisory services to commanders and staff on all Force Management programs.
  • Perform personnel supervisory/management responsibilities.
  • Ensure accuracy of Personnel Data System (PDS) and perform functional review of the data.
  • May be required to perform Installation Personnel Readiness duties and/or assist as directed.


You must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 grade level, or other pay schedule, pay band, etc., in the Federal service which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes in-depth knowledge of military personnel policies, procedures, rules, and guidlines and the use of automated systems in the management of military personnel programs. (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements).

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):  (1) Demonstrate ability to plan, organize, and review work of subordinates in all military personnel management. (2) Knowledge of the requirements, procedures and program objectives in all areas of military personnel operations and administration. (3) Ability to apply the knowledge of military personnel functions toward the management of data systems. (4) Comprehensive technical knowledge of all facets of military personnel operations. (5) Ability to work out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work.

Substitution of Education for Experience:  Masters or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or JD., in a relevant field of study (e.g., Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources, or Organizational Management).  Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is related to the duties of this position. If you are qualifying based on education, an legible copy of your college transcripts identifying institution name and location, type of degree awarded and date conferred is required.  NOTE:  OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE FURNISHED UPON APPOINTMENT. 


Combining Experience and Educations: Equivalent combinations or successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. For more information on combining experience and education, please refer to website:

NOTE: Foreign education must be evaluated by an approved organization. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be of some help in providing information on these organizations. Visit: Council for Higher Education Accreditation

***Also, include an English translation of the foreign transcript.***


Position may or will require incumbent to:  (1) Must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.  (2) Incumbents 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. (3) Work is primarily sedentary although some physical effort or exertion may be required in the performance of duties.  Some episodes of light lifting or prolonged periods of standing.  (4)  Work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Other Information

      • Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) website to obtain this VMET information.
      • For more information visit the Air Force Special Examining Unit website at
      • 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.
      • Individual who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified catergories to be considered well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirement 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  Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
      • All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

Job Details

Date Posted August 7, 2017
Date Closes September 6, 2017
Requisition 467145800
Located In Pittsburgh, PA
SOC Category 00-0000.00