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Air Force Civilian Service Fort Richardson, AK

Job Description


Serves as the states technical expert advisor and consultant to key management on the full range of staffing options for a variety of professional, administrative, technical, and trades and labor occupations. Provides guidance and advisory services to operating managers in analyzing and proposing solutions to personnel management problems. Has frequent contact with state officials to explain merit principles and the various staffing methods, with emphasis on special interest programs such as Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), employment of the physically handicapped, Stay-in-School, Cooperative Work-Study, Upward Mobility, Worker-Trainee Opportunity, etc. Is relied on by operating officials to provide comprehensive guidance and advice in such areas as recruitment sources for top qualified employees, availability of needed skills, qualification requirements, retention standings, and other staffing functions. Seeks candidates from a variety of sources, conducts interviews and evaluates qualifications and eligibility for positions being filled. Ensures selecting official has a reasonable number of well-qualified candidates from which to choose. Initiates correspondence and/or contacts concerning recruitment and placement of applicants with Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Department of Defense (DoD), National Guard Bureau (NGB), other Federal agencies, high schools, colleges and universities. Researches and prepares replies to Congressional inquires relating to employment. Analyzes and evaluates the states current technician staffing situation including turnover, vacancies, and current recruiting strategies to identify and forecast staffing problems. Researches and develops solutions and strategies to recruitment and retention problems that integrate a variety of flexibilities. Provides technical assistance to managers in developing justifications for requesting the use of special salary rate, recruitment bonuses, retention allowances or other authorities. Develops Merit Placement Plan and ensures compliance with federal laws (i.e., The Technician Act), NGB Regulations, and local labor agreements. Maintains a tracking system to evaluate the Merit Placement Plan. Initiates and develops changes, which will improve the procedures and make the plan more acceptable to both management and employees. Administers merit promotion plan; provides guidance and assistance to supervisors and/or designated subject-matter experts in the development of job analysis and ranking criteria; prepares announcements and receives applications; determines nature of action and legal authority under which action is to be processed; ensures time-in-grade requirements are met when required; establishes and certifies accuracy of rates of pay for all placement actions in accordance with federal law, OPM and NGB regulations, and Comptroller General decisions. Reviews records to check for dual employment and/or dual compensation. Ensures required selection documentation and information is correct including military compatibility. Checks medical certificates and reports from references; checks security requirements; initiates select/non-select letters, etc. Counsels and registers employees in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) and/or OPM Interagency Placement Assistance Program (ICTAP) as appropriate. Defends recruitment and placement actions taken in accordance with policies, regulations, and procedures in the event of recruitment or placement grievances. Develops, recommends, maintains, and applies state policy for use of such pay setting tools as highest previous rate and recruitment and retention tools. Sets rates of pay for GS and FWS appointments, transfers, promotions, changes to lower grade, and changes between GS and FWS pay systems. In concert with the state classification specialist, determines need for and processes supervisory differential pay. Serves as the state senior specialist and consultant on military technician compatibility issues and delegated personnel authorities (e.g. pay flexibilities). Provides guidance to supervisors, managers and military commanders on assignment of technicians to compatible military assignments. Ensures dual status technicians maintain the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) commensurate with the technician position held and are militarily assigned to the unit in which they are employed. Ensures employees in non-compatible status obtain the proper AFSC/MOS and/or correct military assignment. Assists supervisors and managers in achieving compatibility. Initiates or recommends approval of appropriate waivers as required.


Specialized Experience is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. 


GS-11, Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training involving the administering, delivering, maintaining, advising, and adapting advanced concepts, principles, and theories of Human Resources to the unique organizational, management, and mission requirements. Experience assisting in the development of Human Resources policies and procedures. Experience advising management on Human Resources principles and practices.

Length of time is not of itself qualifying.  Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed.  Your record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position:

-Knowledge of, and skill in applying a wide range of HR concepts, practices, laws, regulations, policies and precedents of recruitment and placement functions and a full range of pay administration policies, principles and practices sufficient to provide state level comprehensive HR management advisory and technical services to organizational (ANG and ARNG) functions.

-Ability to interact with all levels of management and labor unions as a strategic partner in the delivery of staffing services.

-A high degree of insight and sensitivity into the relationship between management needs and state National Guard goals and objectives; and the relationship to program principles, practices and procedures is required.

-Knowledge of consensus building, negotiating, coalition building, and conflict resolution techniques to interact in highly charged emotional situations.

-This position requires a broad breadth of approach and intensity to resolve complex problems and issues when guidelines are not directly applicable.

-Practical knowledge of other HRO specializations, i.e. Classification, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Equal Employment Opportunity, etc. for purposes of interacting and resolving issues.

-Knowledge of the different philosophies and structures of the ANG and ARNG within the state.

-Knowledge of the rules and procedures that apply to the various categories of National Guard full-time employees, i.e., dual status (DS)/non-dual status (NDS), Active Guard Reserves, Active Duty Special Work (ADSW), etc.

-Ability to communicate both orally and in writing sufficient to gain acceptance and understanding of findings and recommendations.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Officer/Enlisted in the Alaska Air National Guard.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Air  National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in the following AFSCs: Officer: 38PX. Enlisted:  3S000, 3S0X1, 3S2X1.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: Due to the nature of this position, the minimum military grade is Technical Sergeant (TSgt/E6) to Master Sergeant (MSgt/E7) and the maximum military grade is Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt/O1) to Major (MAJ/O4).DESIRABLES: Advanced knowledge in USA Staffing, Title 5 and Title 32 staffing procedures and DCPDS Management. Understanding of Pay Setting and rating applicants.


The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Visit:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit:

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. Visit:

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. Visit:

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Other Information

- If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.

- The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act. Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position.

- 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.

- Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): Entitled to 4.22% COLA in addition to base salary, subject to change.

- Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).

- Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you should always check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) to verify how accepting this position will affect your entitlement prior to considering an offer of employment.

Job Details

Date Posted July 11, 2018
Date Closes August 10, 2018
Requisition 466162800
Located In Fort richardson, AK
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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