USAR Unit Administrator
Department of the Army - Rio Grande City, TX

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

You could experience the best of two worlds by taking advantage of the opportunity to become a Citizen Soldier in the United States Army Reserve Military Technician Program. As a Citizen Soldier, you are employed by the Department of Army as a civilian working a normal full-time workweek with all the benefits available to a Federal service employee to include health and life insurance, retirement and Thrift Savings Plan, and accrual of leave (annual, sick and military). When duty calls, you can proudly put on the uniform as a military service member of the United States Army Reserve and receive the pay and benefits associated with the military assignment. As a member of the United States Army Reserve, you are required to perform military duty one weekend a month and at least fourteen days a year of annual training. In your civilian position, you perform work in direct support of the US Army Reserve in an administrative, professional or maintenance related position. As a US Army Reserve Military Technician, you are a vital link in the chain of command of the United States Army Reserve and civil service, working with professionals like yourself at locations around the world or as close as next door. As a civilian Military Technician you are one of the most important keys to combat readiness; as an Army Reservist you have the opportunity to perform military duty to defend and to serve your country by performing military duty when needed.

About the Position:

This position is with the 79th Sustainment Support Command (SSC), 971st Quartermaster Detachment, 319th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 211th Regional Support Command, 4 Expeditionary Sustainment Command, in Rio Grande City, Texas.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • THIS POSITION REQUIRES MEMBERSHIP IN THE U.S. ARMY RESERVE (USAR).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • The business travel requirement is 15 percent.
  • Moving expenses may be authorized (see Other Requirements).
  • This position may offer a $3000 recruitment bonus (see Other Requirements).

DUTIES:
  • Review incoming directives, policies and instructions
  • Proficient in the use of automated inquiries
  • Manage personnel, finance and automated systems activities
  • Process and review personnel and military pay actions
  • Perform extensive record management duties
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and internal controls
  • Manage unit and individual training
  • Interpret training policies and training regulations
  • Provide advice on mobilization planning and issues
  • Assign, distribute and review work of others
  • Monitor preparation for inspections and staff visits
  • Manage unit publications

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

GS-07:

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: experience in any one or more of the following functional areas: military pay, personnel, training, or supply. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
  • Knowledge of Organizational Objectives
  • Knowledge of Military Programs
  • Skill in providing Customer Service
  • Ability to Research and Analyze
  • Ability to Organize Workload
  • Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. F or this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Other Requirements:
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    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • One year probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
    • Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.

    This position offers a $3000 recruitment bonus to individuals who are newly appointed as civilians in the Federal Government. You are considered newly appointed if this is your first appointment as a civilian employee in the Federal Government or if you have a minimum of a 90-day break in service from a previous Federal civilian position. You may qualify with a break in service of less than 90 days only if your previous Federal civilian appointment was a time-limited, or not permanent, appointment. Your recruitment bonus will be made in two payments. You receive the first payment when you enter on duty, and you receive the second payment on your first anniversary. To accept this recruitment bonus, you are required to make a two year service obligation to the Army Reserve Military Technician Program.

    Moving expenses may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

    New Army Reserve Military Technicians may be authorized moving expenses to their first official duty station. To be eligible to receive moving expenses, you must be a newly appointed Federal civilian employee or have a minimum of a 3 day break in service from previous Federal civilian employment.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    Applicants claiming veteran's preference should clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

    Conditions of Employment:

    This position requires a Secret Security Clearance.

    This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.

    This position is subject to Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.

    This position requires membership in the US Army Reserve (USAR).

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: You will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility, qualification, and quality ranking for this position. If your responses to the eligibility and qualification questions result in a determination that you are not eligible or not qualified, you will receive no further consideration. If your responses result in a tentative determination that you are eligible and qualified, your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

    BENEFITS: The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits .

    OTHER INFORMATION: Other Requirements:
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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. Annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They are not eligible for retirement contributions or to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, nor to a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
    • This is a Career Program Position (CP 51).
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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