ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Air 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 Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD POSITION:
AREA 1: All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
AREA 2: All Drill Status/M-Day members of the Alabama Air National Guard.
AREA 3: All U.S. citizens eligible for membership in the Alabama Air National Guard.
(1) Accomplishes formal training actions through the Pipeline Management System (PMS). Validates completed formal school applications. Enters eligible personnel into upgrade training (UGT) and ensures continued eligibility for training. Reviews ANG formal school allocations through the Training Opportunities Network (TOPNET)and Electronic Training Catalog Application (ETCA).
(2) Monitors the Extension Course Institute (ECI)/Career Development Course (CDC) program in regard to ECI policies; provides advice to commanders, supervisors, and unit training managers on matters pertaining to ECI/CDC programs. Conducts quarterly inventory of safe containing CDC test material in accordance with regulatory guidance. Enrolls personnel in CDC courses and monitors progress.
(3) Ensures Unit Training Managers (UTMs), Additional Duty Training Managers (ADTMs), supervisors, trainers, certifiers, and trainees are familiar with the concepts, scope, objectives and procedures pertaining to on-the-job training (OJT). Maintains current computer-generated management information product listings of all personnel on (OJT). Ensures trainees meet all requirements for completion of training prior to upgrade of skill level.
(4) Consults with and assists various personnel involved with the military training program. Prepares, directs, controls, and instructs the Air Force Training Course. Conducts workcenter visits. Develops, analyzes, oversees, and facilitates unit and individual training programs. Advises commander, supervisors, training managers, trainers, certifiers, and trainees on unit training program progress and issues.
(5) Implements and distributes periodic changes in training and assignment requirements from USAF, as well as notification of Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC) consolidation. Conducts audits to ensure all personnel are qualified to maintain appropriate Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs).
(6) Performs in-processing and out-processing actions for personnel departing for, and returning from all service schools. Ensures that departing personnel have in their possession orders, records and reporting instructions. Prepares school tour orders via MAPPER. Counsels members departing for active duty for training to ensure special requirements such as physical examinations, clothing, equipment and security clearances are met.
(7) Prepares and processes computer inputs to the data base for data elements related to OJT training schools and correspondence courses. Complies with policy/procedures established in applicable directives in support of the Privacy Act of 1974.
(8) Maintains administrative suspense, publication files and records within the section; provides safeguards for CDC test materials; prepares reports, correspondence, requisitions forms, publications and maintains records sets of special orders on approved school tour applications and ensures formal school tour workdays and funding is available.
(9) Accomplishes Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) registration and enrollments for assigned members. Ensures progress reports reflect proper semester hours of Air Force schooling and that transfer credits are applied from local colleges/universities or credit by examinations.
(10) Administers and directs the base level Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) programs. These programs include examination of basic skills, e.g., GED; college credit by examination, e.g., CLEP; postsecondary admissions testing, e.g., ACT, SAT, GRE; and guidance and skills assessment inventories.
(11) Maintains liaison with higher headquarters; local schools, colleges and universities; the state Department of Education, etc.
(12) Performs other duties as assigned.
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: Progressively responsible clerical experience or other work which demonstrated the ability to acquire and to apply a practical knowledge and understanding of the program objectives, policies, procedures, and requirements relating to the work of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 12 months experience, education, or training which included administrative, clerical or support duties. Experience assembling data into proper formats as directed by oral or written instructions. Experience with maintaining records and establishing a filing system. Experience and ability to follow agency directives in monitoring and controlling a testing environment. Experience in developing lesson plans and assuring plans are followed. Experience obtaining training materials and setting up training equipment (i.e., audio-visual, training aids). Experience gathering data, preparing and submitting reports.
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.
TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED IF USING EDUCATION AS SUBSTITUTION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.
COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. 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: AFSC: 3S0X1, 3S2X1, 3S3X1 Applicants do not have to possess this AFSC to be certified as qualified.
For entry into this speciality: Prior qualification in an AFSC at the 5-skill level or higher (or 3-level if no 5-skill level exists).
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants within the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Minimum Military Rank/Grade: SSgt
Maximum Military Rank/Grade: MSgt 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.
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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.