This position is located within an Air National Guard Military Personnel Flight (MPF), Mission Support Group at an Air National Guard flying wing. The primary purpose is to assist a higher graded specialist in researching/studying/analyzing and administering all aspects of the assigned function(s). Performs duties in one or more program areas as described below. Incumbent identifies the scope or nature of a situation and determines the need for and obtains additional information through research of pertinent records, identifying trends and patterns, and/or review of technical reference material in order to resolve problems or controversies pertaining to human resources matters. Career Enhancements: Assists in the management of the military awards and decorations program. Monitors Line of Duty (LOD) determinations and incapacitation pay requests. Researches Unit Personnel Record Group (UPRG) and various source documents pertinent to service data discrepancies. Computes service dates as required. Monitors administration of promotion programs. Provides assistance in administering and managing the enlisted retention program. Provides procedural on the Weight Management Program (WMP). Customer Service: Ensures accuracy of information input in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), and the Real Time Automated Personnel Identification System (RAPIDS). Provides assistance to higher-grade employee with the Point Credit Accounting and Reporting System (PCARS) program. Verifies information and prepares or ensures preparation of ID card requests for all eligible personnel. Assists in the management of the Servicemen's Group Life Insurance (SGLI) program. Ensures unit members are aware of various benefits available through TRICARE medical/dental programs, Survivor Benefits, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), etc. Participates in management of the Military Dress and Appearance program. Fully participates in administration of the Casualty Service Program and in monitoring of the Family Care Program. Ensures action is taken to correct military records when required. Processes military passports and applications Employment: Authenticates prior and non-prior service enlistments, and prepares and processes enlistment and appointment documents. Participates in processing activities for accessions. Determines eligibility for officer appointments, requests waivers, schedules interviews, and prepares and accession and gain of each officer. Reviews the Unit Personnel Management Roster (UPMR) and coordinates federal recognition boards as required. Assists in resolving excess and over-grade conditions. Prepares reports on strength accountability and provides statistics on projected and actual losses. Verifies accuracy of Unit Manpower Documents (UMD) and Extended UMD (EUMD), and compares UMDs against local products/Manpower Data System. Participates in classification actions for wing personnel and performs audits in conjunction with record reviews/audits. Maintains suspense and updates duty status and deployment availability codes. Participates in managing all aspects of the NGB Selective Retention Program at the Wing level. Relocation: Performs personnel relocation actions pertaining to voluntary and involuntary organizational moves. Processes separation/retirement requests/actions. Determines initial separation/retirement eligibility. Conducts quality reviews of discharge documents, and advises supervisors and commanders on proper processing procedures for administrative discharges. Provides information to members on options and benefits. Prepares Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214's). Readiness: Provides input in development of plans for administration of contingencies and mobilization, maintaining accountability for all assigned deployed personnel, and Partial Mobilization (PM) management of activation orders in the event of Presidential Reserve Call Up (PRC), and in coordinating with wing Plans Office to support all unit deployments and wartime tasking. Works to resolve passport issues and processing and assists in carrying out the Military Personnel Appropriations (MPA) man-day program. Supports Contingency and Exercise deployments and provides procedural guidance concerning deployment process. Provides input to the on strength and other readiness issues. Participates in management of deployment systems and assists with Personnel Support for Contingency Operations (PERSCO) mission readiness and training. Ensures TDY processing meets requirements for deployments, and participates in developing, establishing, and maintaining of work center training programs. Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM MILITARY GRADE: E-3 MAXIMUM MILITARY GRADE: E-5
(YOUR RANK MUST BE INCLUDED SOMEWHERE WITHIN YOUR RESUME)
All personnel applying for this position who do not meet the minimum military grade requirement MUST provide the proper signed memorandum from your respective Military Personnel Office (MILPO for ARNG, FSS for ANG) to prove eligibility to obtain the required grade upon accepting the position. The memorandum MUST be submitted WITH your application to be considered.
ENLISTED: 3S0X1, 3S2X1
(ASSIGNMENT TO A COMPATIBLE MILITARY POSITION IS NOT REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION BUT WILL BE REQUIRED WITHIN ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF HIRE IF SELECTED.)
YOU MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE IN YOUR OWN WORDS THAT YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW. WHEN EXPLAINING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE YOU MUST GIVE EXAMPLES. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. EXPLAIN IT IN YOUR OWN WORDS AND GIVE EXAMPLES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 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.
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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
-Security Clearance: May be required to possess or be eligible to obtain the appropriate security clearance.
-Employment in an excepted service position requires concurrent military assignment to a compatible military position in the West Virginia National Guard in one of the listed occupational specialty (MOS) codes or Air Force specialty codes (AFSC). Assignment to a compatible military position is not required for application but will be required if selected for appointment. If a mandatory course is required for this position, the incumbent will attend the course(s) within one year from the date of hire.
-Individual selected for this position will be required to sign up for direct deposit/electronic fund transfer upon appointment.
-Males born after December 31 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.
-Military membership in the appropriate service, wearing of the uniform appropriate to the service, and federally recognized grade are requirements for appointment in the excepted service. As a condition of employment, all National Guard Military Technicians are appointed in the excepted service under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709, and are required to serve a one (1) year trial period.
-Veterans preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 U.S.C. 709 (f).
-Military technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses, accepting a technician position may terminate these military incentives. Contact Incentive Specialist for current policy.
-The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA, 38 U.S.C. §§ 4301 4335) prohibits discrimination because of past, current, or future military obligations in hiring, promotion, reemployment, termination and benefits.
-Applicant must possess the appropriate ASVAB scores and must meet all medical requirements to be eligible for this position.
-Must be able to report to work within 60 days, unless deployed or unless prior arrangements have been coordinated and approved by management.