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.
AREA 2: All drill status/M-day personnel in the Alabama Air National Guard.
AREA 3: All U.S. citizens or individuals eligible for membership in the Alabama Air National Guard.
(1) Conducts the CBRN Program for the installation. Evaluates effectiveness of Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) for the installation. Analyzes CBRN data/reports and provides support and technical guidance to all squadron/units. Reviews/approves and maintains a current file of base contingency response plans developed by units.
(2) Sense (the CBRN hazard) Equipment: Teaches and instructs EM flight members in all duties, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) and concept of operations (CONOPs) pertaining to site characterization, survey/detecti on and reconnaissance operations of CBRN hazards utilizing stand-off and point detection. Train flight on commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) and government-of-the-shelf (GOTS) equipment that presumptively detects and identifies vapor, liquid and solid hazards for: nerve and blister agents, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), forensic drugs and clan lab precursors, white powders, explosives, pesticides and common chemicals. Directs sense skill training incorporating all capabilities on the Unit Type Code (4F9WM/WL UTC) and accompanying Equipment Supply List (ESL).
(3) Shape (the operational environment): Maintains flight core competencies applying established methods for the CBRN operational environment/battle space management using modeling simulation, battle management analysis and decision support software. Ensures personnel understand the operation, maintenance and collaborative integration of GeoBase Common Installation Picture (CIP) data, command & control Geospatial mapping, plume modeling and hazardous materials (HAZMAT)/CBRN decision support tools.
(4) Shield (the force}: Teaches and instructs base populace in the proper donning/doffing procedures along with wear and maintenance of CBRN (base populace) and HAZMAT (first responder) individual protective equipment (IPE). Guides personnel in the proper use and maintenance of CBRN IPE (i.e. protective mask and ground crew ensemble) wear as it applies to zone transition points, split Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) operations and all other tenants of the C-CBRN CONOPs. Familiarize unit personnel with in-garrison and deployed contamination avoidance requirements and employ "shield" skill sets.
(5) Sustain (combat operations): Ensures base populace understands contamination avoidance, contingency requirements and methods pertaining to decontamination of individuals, equipment and fixed-site operations. Demonstrate proper use and maintenance of emergency, expedient, operational and thorough decontamination (DECON) methods. Serves as technical advisor for decontamination system readiness and inspections per manufacturers guidelines for standardized CBRN decontamination platforms in support of Contamination Control Area (CCA) operations in any environment.
(6) R&EM Flight Equipment Custodian: Manages, maintains and oversees all Sense, Shape, Shield and Sustain (S4) equipment sets to include inventory, operational status, preventative maintenance, calibration, and set-up/tear-down procedures. Equipment includes, but is not limited to: CBRN/HAZMAT identification/detection, sampling kits, manual assay kits, air purification masks and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), global positioning systems (GPS) and CCA/CBRN decontamination platforms.
(7) Hazardous Materials Training: Complies with health, safety and environmental rules and procedures. Oversees training for testing and certification methods of various levels of HAZMAT certification. Teaches and instructs students in plug, patch, over packing (Offensive) and dam, dike, divert (Defensive) HAZMAT operations. Proctoring of certification test (CERTEST) is required for student HAZMAT training progression/certification.
(8) Inspections: Coordinates, prepares, and participates in readiness evaluations, unit compliance inspections (UCI), Operational Readiness Inspections (ORI), and mobility and command support exercises.
(9) 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: Experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration. Experience using computer and automation systems.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 24 months experience, education or training in any position that required compiling reports, letters, memoranda, etc., and required person-to-person contacts to convey information. Applicants must have experience providing technical guidance and assistance in the type of work or in comparable work of the position to be filled. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of administrative procedures and practices of management. Experience developing administrative procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
--Knowledge of the installations CBRN, ATSO, HAZMAT and knowledge of all-hazards disaster preparedness and response procedures. Knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and procedures and skill in evaluating program operations. Skill in oral and written communications to prepare and coordinate planning efforts and manage program activities.
--Comprehensive knowledge and skill in (S4) functions as well as all hazard site prevention, preparation, response and recovery functions covering deployable equipment and the CBRN engineers use of equipment.
--Full understanding and knowledge of C2 Geospatial mapping, HAZMAT/CBRN decision support tools, survey/detection, site characterization TTPs and C-CBRN CONOPs.
--Detailed knowledge of (plume) modeling simulation software and equipment so as to enable instruction of students in operating, maintaining/employing modeling simulation equipment/software systems.
--Comprehensive working knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 and Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 1910.120 and other pertinent laws, regulations, policies, and precedents to stay proficient in industry HAZMAT standards and procedures to evaluate students on HAZMAT Operations and Technician DoD HAZMAT certification.
--Thorough knowledge of personal protective equipment, SCBA and Respiratory Protection Program (RPP), to ensure students understand the physical and psychological demands and challenges associated w/operations in PPE/IPE while in a contaminated environment.
--Systematic working knowledge of COTS/GOTS detection/identification equipment to ensure students are trained and able to utilize these tools in their survey/detection functions.
--Comprehensive knowledge of equipment custodian rules and tenants. (Equipment Custodian Block III Training)
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelors degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements.
Completion of courses such as the Officer Advanced Course, Squadron Officer School, Command and Staff College, Air and Army War College, National Security Management Course and others of comparable level will be credited at the rate of 1 month of education for two months of specialized 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: 3E9X1 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.
Minimum Military Rank/Grade: TSgt
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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