Transportation Assistant
Department of the Army - Blackstone, VA

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JOIN THE VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD AND SERVE YOUR NATION, YOUR STATE, AND YOUR COMMUNITY!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED : This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the 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.

This position is located in the Supply and Services Division, Transportation Branch, USP&FO. Its purpose is to assist in the operation of the Traffic Management program and provide assistance on all matters relating to commercial movement of equipment, supplies, and personnel for both peacetime and wartime.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Excepted Service Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (NTE E7/SFC)

WHO CAN APPLY:
GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (NTE E7/SFC) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.

GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army and Air National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (NTE E7/SFC), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.

MILITARY CRITERIA: Applicant must be qualified and eligible for award of an MOS as follows: CMF: 91; MOS: 36B, 51C, 74B, 88M, 88N, 89A, 89B, 92A, 92F, 92G, 92Y

MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: Applicant selected for this military technician position must occupy a military assignment in the Virginia Army National Guard that ensures proper grade, unit, and MOS prior to placement. KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required
You must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment
Must meet the education/specialized experience--See Qualifications Section DUTIES:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Recognizes, isolates, and resolves specific and general problems relating to proper utilization of common transportation services. Selects modes of transportation and routing to obtain most efficient and economical service to the government in accordance with established policies and regulations. Participates in the development of procedures and studies on a variety of one-time movements, special cargo activities and repetitive high volume operations. Receives requests for outbound Government Bills of Lading. Initiates and types documents for both foreign and domestic shipments. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying basic rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of a transportation program. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 12 months experience, education, or training obtaining and interpreting information. Experience organizing and developing clear and concise written communication. Experience applying directives and regulations governing transportation of personnel, cargo or freight.

REMARKS : Must become HAZMAT certified IAW 49 CFR

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience. Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e., 36 weeks of substantially full-time study, or 30 semester hours, or the equivalent) for 12 months of the required experience. For experience required in excess of 24 months, education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for six months of experience.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Selectee may be subject to a one-yearprobationary/trial period.
  • Possess or be able to acquire and maintain a Secret securityclearance.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating 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.

Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family. For additional information and some highlights visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

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 addtional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp .

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional 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 addtional 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 addtional 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 and http://www.opm.gov/retire_jobseekers.asp .

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:
Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

1. 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.

2. Please DO NOT send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, YOU MUST apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs

CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE WITHOUT REGARD TO SEX, AGE, OR HANDICAP (EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY MILITARY REGULATIONS), RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, OR MEMBERSHIP/NONMEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION...RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the Virgina National Guard, please visit our website at Virginia National Guard Homepage .

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