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TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANT

Air Force Civilian Service Montgomery, 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 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) Assists in managing, directing, developing, planning and analyzing deployment and distribution management programs.  Formulates and procures transportation arrangements with commercial carriers and appropriate military services for charter of passenger service for individual/group movements, equipment, supplies and material.  Analyzes and evaluates travel requirements while considering cost and mission accomplishment as factors.  Works with the Commercial Travel Office (CTO) to ensure government fares are being utilized whenever possible.  Books OCONUS passengers in the Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES) for in-transit visibility.  Validates travel requirements through the use of the Air National Guard Reserve Order Writing System (AROWS) and the Defense Travel System (DTS).  Administers the procurement of military and civilian passenger travel, both domestic and international. 
(2) Determines the most appropriate, efficient and economical transportation services IAW applicable cargo movement directives.  Coordinates with customers, reviews documentation, and physical assets, to determine transportation requirements based on shipment characteristics.  Schedules and coordinates movements according to priority and classification.  Provides cost estimates, determines appropriate funding sources and obtains proper authorization for cargo movements.  Issues Commercial Bill of Lading (CBL).  Validates, inspects, and certifies the shipment of arms, ammunition, explosives (AA&E) and Electrostatic Sensitive Discharge (ESD) items.  Verifies safety inspection certificates and documentation of commercial carrier equipment prior to acceptance.  Coordinates with commercial carriers to locate and expedite delivery of astray freight.  Responsible for the certification of charges on carrier invoices and PowerTrack.  Prepares Transportation Discrepancy Reports (TDR) and other carrier claim forms. 
(3) Conducts dispatch operations through planning and scheduling of vehicle operations resources to meet transportation support requirements.  Provides transportation services for distinguished visitors and special events.  Designates and coordinates shuttle bus and mass transportation requirements.  Responsible for school bus transportation.  Develops taxi zones or stands.
(4) Administers installation driver qualification and licensing program.  Serves as liaison with state, local and host nation authority on licensing matters; ensures compliance by base agencies.  Initiates vehicle trainer background checks.  Coordinates and maintains vehicle plans and instruction.  Documents and tracks reported cases of vehicle misuse.
(5) Functions as a technical advisor to all statewide and base operating officials on matters dealing with commercial movement of personnel and cargo.
(6) Determines proper identification, marking, labeling, and special handling instruction on all shipments.  Handles and certifies hazardous cargo in accordance with Air Force regulations, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Traffic Association (IATA), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, and Code of Federal Regulations 49 (CFR 49) for required surface/air shipments.  Determines containers, protective devices, packing material, and packaging techniques needed to support proper preparation of DOD property for shipment.  Manages the Reusable Container Program.
(7) Responsible for defining augmentation requirements when called upon to expand operations to perform surface cargo deployment function during installation deployments or other surge operations.  Develops, delivers and provides a record of conducted training of unit personnel on the requirements to properly package unit equipment for movement by other than air mode.  Conducts HAZMAT technical specialist training.
(8) Participates in unit assessments, inspections, installation deployment plans, deployments, and disaster preparedness exercises.
(9) Performs other duties as assigned.

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:
  Experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying basic rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of a transportation program.  Experience using computer and automation systems.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 9 months experience, education, or training obtaining and interpreting information.  Experience organizing and developing clear and concise written communication.  Knowledge of directives and regulations governing transportation of personnel, cargo or freight.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
-- Knowledge and application of extensive and diverse transportation regulations, methods, and practices to perform a wide variety of both routine and specialized transportation support assignments, to resolve a ¿wide range of problems, to make arrangements, provide advice, or perform other work that requires authoritative procedural knowledge of various different travel policies.
-- Knowledge of transportation regulations that relate to the movement of a wide range of specialized shipments.
-- Knowledge of automated transportation data bases associated with the various transportation functions sufficient to input a range of information or adjustments, understand error reports and take corrective action, and generate recurring reports as required.
-- Knowledge of related functional areas and their relationship to other functions to investigate and resolve recurring problems, coordinate actions, conduct extensive searches, or expedite receipt of needed documentation using established approaches.
-- Knowledge of requirements for various shipments of hazardous, temperature sensitive, fragile, oversized, heavy haul, urgent, or other freight not covered by standing route orders.  Must maintain qualifications to certify for the movement of hazardous freight.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience.  Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e., 36 weeks of substantially full-time study, or 30 semester hours, or the equivalent) for 12 months of the required experience. For experience required in excess of 24 months, education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for six months of experience.
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: 2T0XX, 2T1XX Applicants do not have to possess this AFSC to be certified as qualified.
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants in the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Maximum Military Rank/Grade: SSgt  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.
This position requires a Secret security clearance.  The applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

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 June 10, 2018
Date Closes July 10, 2018
Requisition 464789600
Located In Montgomery, AL
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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