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HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT

Air Force Civilian Service Birmingham, AL
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Duties

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 ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD POSITIONS:
AREA 1:
All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
(1) Works with HR Specialists in the HRO to accomplish a wide range of human resources transactions, for technicians and AGRs, related to recruitment, placement, classification, employee and labor relations, benefits, entitlements, training and incentive awards. These duties require technical understanding and knowledge of numerous human resources guidelines, regulations, instructions, directives, procedures, policies and precedent situations involving analyzing the interrelationship and impact various human resources actions in different functional areas may have on non-dual and dual status technicians and AGR personnel.
(2) Advises, and provides comprehensive procedural and technical guidance to managers and supervisors in the areas of recruitment, placement, separation, and retirement. Coordinates, develops draft vacancy announcements and prepares requests for vacancy announcements for HRO review. Upon receipt of announcements from HRO, makes distribution to all units/sections. Analyzes and evaluates individuals basic eligibility for a variety of clerical, technical, administrative, and wage grade positions. Receives technician promotion certificates and furnishes them to selection officials for interview or selection. Advises HRO of promotion, reassignment, and non-selection actions. Executes necessary documents of technician personnel who deploy, mobilize, separate, retire, etc.
(3) Provides information to managers and supervisors regarding issues of ARNG/ANG technician occupations and the effects of specific regulations or instructions on anticipated human resources actions. Provides classification advice and assistance on a variety of clerical, technical, administrative and wage grade positions, which have standard career patterns. Provides assistance and guidance in processing classification appeals. Assists with classification reviews at the organizational unit/wing/base level and ensures completed reviews are forwarded to the HRO in a timely manner. Assists with the annual federal wage grade survey, as required.
(4) Assists managers and supervisors in resolving AGR problems relative exclusively to AGR tours in day-to-day operations. Serves as primary point-of-contact regarding AGR matters between the ARNG/ANG organization/unit, and the HRO. Assists with processing of all military human resources actions associated with a military assignment of an AGR member. Conducts the orientation program to outline military requirements, benefits, and entitlements. Implements and interprets AGR policies and programs. Advises and counsels AGR members and dependents on support organizations and benefits programs. Explains the TRICARE program and how to file claims and provides locations of servicing Health Benefits Advisors. Schedules retirement counseling of AGR members and coordinates retirement actions with the ARNG/ANG organization/unit and HRO.
(5) Provides assistance and information pertaining to employee relations and labor relations matters to managers, supervisors, union officials and technicians on moderately complex problems of employee conduct or reorganizations, leave problems, indebtedness, union contracts, agreements and the full range of procedural requirements for filing grievances, appeals, and complaints. Distinguishes between human resources policy and union contracts when informally resolving complaints/grievances and explains to applicants the proper employment procedures along with comparing applicants experience and or education background to determine basic qualifications for vacant positions.
(6) Provides detailed guidance or specific information on benefits and services including, but not limited to: thrift savings plans, life insurance, health insurance open seasons, leave and pay inquiries, uncommon tours of duty, Office of Workmens Compensation OWCP) claims, disciplinary actions, performance ratings. Processes requests for training and incentive awards. As the human resources liaison representative, coordinates human resources transactions on a daily basis with management officials, technicians, the ARNG/ANG organization/unit and HRO.
(7) Performs other duties as assigned.
PLEASE SEE HRO FOR COMPLETE POSITION DESCRIPTION.

Qualifications

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 candidates ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 12 months experience in the interpretation and application of regulations, procedures or laws. Experience that provided a working knowledge of administrative functions. Experience performing personnel transactions. Experience working independently and setting priorities with very little supervisory control.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
--Comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of NGB and OPM recruitment and placement regulations, policies and procedures including the local merit promotion plan, and an understanding of numerous AGR, GS, WG, WL, WS occupational qualification requirements to develop vacancy announcements and to analyze and evaluate individuals basic eligibility for a variety of clerical, technical, administrative, and wage grade positions.
--Practical knowledge of position classification rules, regulations and procedures and ability to use standards that clearly apply or that are used for cross-series comparison.
--Practical knowledge of employee relations, labor relations, and equal opportunity principles and practices and counseling techniques required to resolve minor conflicts or problems with employees, supervisors, or union officials.
--Thorough knowledge of the overall requirements, objectives, practices, and peculiarities sufficient to advise commanders, managers, and supervisors on assigned cases.
--Ability to communicate orally and in writing and to deal cooperatively with others to obtain needed information, to complete required case processing, and to explain decisions or recommendations to interested parties.
--Knowledge of automated system(s) supporting civilian and military human resources programs and the ability to retrieve data for studies, projects, and analytical reports.
--Ability to use personal computers with different software applications (i.e., Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Form Flow, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Power Point). Ability to prepare presentations, graphs, charts, and tables. Knowledge of Internet applications to obtain pertinent information.
--Basic knowledge of arithmetic sufficient to perform computations pertaining to service record entries (leave, years of service, etc.)

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 Applicants do not have to possess this AFSC 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: TSgt  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 drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


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.






















Job Details

Date Posted April 9, 2018
Date Closes May 9, 2018
Requisition 465180000
Located In Birmingham, AL
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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