Materials Handler
Department of the Air Force - Birmingham, AL

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ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for merit promotion or appointment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!
This position is located in an ANG Aviation Wing, Mission Support Group, Logistics Readiness Squadron, Materiel Management Flight in the Asset Management Section. The primary purpose of this position is to provide management control, oversight, coordination, and issue of all individual equipment and clothing items to wing customers. This position facilitates the primary mission of procurement, receiving, distributing, tracking, accountability, reporting, and serving as the primary point of contact for base individual equipment and clothing. A broad general knowledge of general supply, storage, distribution, and inventory specializations is required.
EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Air National Guard membership is required.
POSITION STATUS: NON-MERIT
LOCATION: BIRMINGHAM, AL
SELECTING OFFICIAL: MSgt LEONARD KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be U.S. Citizen.
Must maintain Military Membership for continued employment.
Maximum Military Grade/Rank: SSgt
Compatible Military Assignment: 2SXXX
Must possess or be able to obtain Security Clearance.
Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is mandatory. 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 National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD POSITIONS:
AREA ONE: (1) All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
AREA TWO: (2) All other members of the Alabama Air National Guard.
AREA THREE: (3) Individuals eligible for membership in the Alabama Air National Guard.
(1) Manages, controls, and operates the Individual Equipment Element exercising control over clothing and individual equipment items. Identifies requirements and determines source of supply, in accordance with AFMAN 23-110 and the Federal Acquisition Regulation, to satisfy customer requests and initiates procurement action through either the Standard Base Supply System, Virtual Prime Vendor (VPV)/ KYLOC, or Government Purchase Card. Determines appropriate line of accounting to obligate funds prior to acquisition. Performs a monthly reconciliation of all GPC purchases and expenditures and performs a monthly reconciliation of all KYLOC receipts and pre-bills.
(2) Ensures items are verified against receiving documents/invoices as to stock number, quantity, size, etc. Provides notification to customer when assets are available. Manages the control and security of assets pending distribution to customer. Establishes a holding area to facilitate maximum convenience in locating and handling of customer requested items until relinquished to customer.
(3) Operates a central issue and turn in point for individual clothing and equipment including special items authorized by Allowance Source Code authorization, AFSC, or duty assignments; common use items; field equipment; etc. Ensures uniforms are tailored with the proper insignia via locally established contract. Inspects and determines serviceability of uniforms turned in ensuring serviceable items are cleaned prior to re-issue. Receives customer requests by phone, written documentation, or personal visit, and acts expeditiously to promote effective customer support. Determines the stock number, unit of issue, and source of supply in order to assist the requester in obtaining the needed number of items, and completes required issue documents. Issues sized items of personal and survival equipment. Reviews and validates Allowance Source Code authorizations with commander(s) of supported organizations. Also reviews applicable theater specific requirements ensuring deploying personnel are adequately outfitted prior to departure.
(4) Computes and establishes levels of all items to be stored by the element including initial stock levels and special levels based on prior demand, known requirements, forecasted needs, and storage space. Receives individual clothing and equipment turned in for like items. Identifies items which can be reused or repaired and applies appropriate credit code on turn-in documentation. Evaluates condition and determines need of laundry or dry cleaning. Locates items to be turned-in to Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office as appropriate.
(5) Maintains required jacket files and records of individual equipment assets and individual clothing records. Performs an annual validation of flying status duty codes for rated officers. Coordinates with the MPF and unit commanders for personnel in/out-processing ensuring returnable assets are returned prior to personnel departing the installation. Initiates cash collection process and/or reports of surveys for missing assets. Determines and initiates inputs to load or change exception data on item records managed by Individual Equipment Element.
(6) Responsible for reports, listings, management notices and rejects. Reviews delinquent document listing daily to ensure all issue documents are accounted for; reviews reject listing daily for corrective action; checks the Daily Document Register (D04) for transactions that affect the IEE.
(7) Maintains files on correspondence, management notices, technical orders, Controlled Multiple Address Letter (CMAL), regulations, etc. Coordinates with materiel management functions, organization commanders and customers as required. Initiates correspondence and reports as required. Provides training and supervision for assigned subordinate drill status personnel as required. Evaluates and recommends customer training for supported organizations.
(8) Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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 VACANY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to compare item identification against receiving reports and issue request forms; skill in using hand trucks, dollies, and other equipment to move stock; ability to use hammers, pliers, and other hand tools; and to follow oral and written instructions.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 9 months experience or training in receiving, packaging, and preparation for shipment. Experience in compiling reports, overall warehouse planning, documentation requirements, and accepted warehousing methods, procedures and techniques. Experience in setting up and rotating storage locations considering factors such as life expectancy, available space, product turnover, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
1. Requires skill in storing incoming items and verifying overages, shortages, or damaged items-.
2. Requires skill to select storage locations to provide maximum use of storage area, while considering the movement of materiel with a high turnover rate.
3. Requires skill in researching inventory variances and determining cause of discrepancies. Knowledgeable of LOQMARS and hand held terminal procedures.
4. Requires skill in customer relations.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE IS NOT CONSIDERED FOR WAGE GRADE POSITIONS.

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. 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: 2SXXX Applicants do not have to possess this AOC 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.

All Federal Wage System (FWS) positions require a pre-appointment physical prior to in-processing.

SELECTING OFFICIAL: CMSgt JAMES ROBERTS

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. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

PLEASE DO NOT SEND/FAX/COURIER/EMAIL ANY APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES TO THE ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE. To be considered for this position, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs. Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. 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. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits 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 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) 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 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. 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

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.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.
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Vacancy Identification Number

894460
1. Title of Job

Materials Handler
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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Materials Handler

21. Geographic Availability

010350073 Birmingham, AL

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:
1. Are you currently a member of the Alabama Air National Guard or willing and eligible to join? (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact an Alabama Air National Guard recruiter at (800) 864-6264).
A. Yes, I am a T-32 Technician/AGR with the Alabama Air National Guard
B. Yes, I am a traditional M-Day soldier with the Alabama Air National Guard.
C. No, I am a member of another state's National Guard but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Air National Guard.
D. No, I am a Reservist/IRR or an active duty soldier and willing and eligible to join the Alabama Air National Guard.
E. No, I am prior service with no military status at this time but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Air National Guard.
F. No, I am civilian and do not have any prior military service but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Air National Guard
G. No, I fall in one of the types of military status mentioned in C, D, E or F but do not wish to join the Alabama Air National Guard.

2. Do you currently within the maximum rank requirement for this position ( Max: SSgt )?
A. Yes, I am currently within required ranks for this position
B. No, I am currently above the required ranks but I will submit the required letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. I also understand that this statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
C. No, but I have prior military service and am eligible to join in the ranks listed above.
D. No, I am not currently within the required ranks nor I am NOT WILLING to accept a demotion if selected.
E. I am not currently in the Alabama Air National Guard and I am NOT WILLING to join.

3. Do you possess experience or training which demonstrates the ability to compare item identification against receiving reports and issue request forms; AND skill in using hand trucks, dollies, and other equipment to move stock; AND the ability to use hammers, pliers, and other hand tools; AND to follow oral and written instructions? A. Yes
B. No

To fully qualify for this position, applicant must posses at least 9 months experience in each of the following tasks . For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.
A- I know little or nothing about this.
B- I have had study or training in this.
C- I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
D- I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
E- I am consulted by other journeypersons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.

4. Do you possess experience or training in receiving, packaging, and preparation for shipment?

5. Do you possess experience in compiling reports, overall warehouse planning, documentation requirements, and accepted warehousing methods, procedures and techniques?

6. Do you possess experience in setting up and rotating storage locations considering factors such as life expectancy, available space, product turnover, etc?

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