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Force Support Specialist (Military Requirement)

Air Force Civilian Service Mcguire Afb, NJ

Job Description


The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to serve as the Force Support Squadron Superintendent.  This position advises, plans, organizes and manages the activities and support services of the organization. As such the incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:

  • Plan, organize and oversee the full complement of activities within the Force support Squadron (FSS).
  • Manage activities associated with education and training programs for unit personnel.
  • Liaison with active duty host Civilian Personnel Office (CPO) on strategic plans affecting functional capabilities in the Force Support Squadron and Wing.
  • Perform work for the planning and management of the administrative budget and related financial documents.
  • Manage tasked and deployable Force Support Squadron resource capabilities as well as those of other functions assigned


You must have at least one year (52 weeks) or specialized work experience equivalent to GS-09 grade level or equivalent qualifying pay band or other pay systems in the Federal service which has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience involved applying principles, practices, procedures, and  terminology involved in managing and advising on military Human Resources matters, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and meeting the needs of customers. (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements).

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): (1) Knowledge of a wide range of manpower concepts, principles, operations, laws, regulations programs and practices.  (2) Knowledge of the mission, roles, functions, organizational structure, management and operations of small to medium organizations.  (3) Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and mentor, motivate and appraise the staff of an organization directly and though subordinate supervisors. (4) Ability to work out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Management, or LL.M., if related. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is related to the duties of the position. If qualifying based on education, a legible copy of your college transcripts identifying Institution name and location, type of degree awarded and date conferred is required.  NOTE:  OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE FURNISHED UPON APPOINTMENT.


Combining Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations or successfully completed education and experience my be used to meet the experience requirements. For more information on combining experience and education, please refer to website:".

NOTE: Foreign education must be evaluated b an approved organization. The Council For Higher Education Accreditations (CHEA) may be of some help in providing information on these organizations. Visit: Council for Higher Education Accreditation

 ***Also, include a English translation of the foreign transcript.***


Position may or will require incumbent to:  (1) Must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.  (2) Incumbents regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (3) Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies (UTAs). (4) This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent  will be subject to random testing for drug use.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Other Information

  • Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts.  Visit the Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) website to obtain this VMET information.
  • For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at
  • Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date.  Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position.  Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.
  • Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified categories to be considered well qualified for the position.  Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
  • Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection.  For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website<="" for="" in="" preference.="" spouse="" asking="" are="" you="" that="" application="" your="" identify="" clearly="">. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
  • All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit

Job Details

Date Posted July 16, 2018
Date Closes August 15, 2018
Requisition 467304300
Located In Mcguire afb, NJ
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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