Human Resources Specialist (Military/Information Systems)
Department of the Air Force - East Granby, CT

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This is an indefinite position that may convert to permanent without further competition.
DUTY LOCATION: 103d Airlift Wing (AW), East Granby, CT

JOB SUMMARY: This position is located in the Military Personnel Flight (MPF), Mission Support Group at an Air National Guard (ANG) flying wing. It’s primary purpose is to plan, organize, administer, and troubleshoot the operation and data base integrity of the Military Personnel Data System in support of military human resources management functions. Serves as the primary point of contact to ensure the effective operation of satellite human resources interface with United States Air Force (USAF) servers and related human resources computers both hardware and software. Provides training on utilization of the different components of the Military Personnel Data System (MILPDS). Provides technical guidance regarding the overall scope of the MILPDS and interfacing systems to identify and solve personnel system related problems, which could inhibit or prevent a high state of readiness.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Connecticut Air National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Connecticut Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Connecticut Air National Guard. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Connecticut Air National Guard recruiter at (860) 292-2509 before applying for this position.

Area 1: All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Connecticut Air National Guard.

Area 2: All current members of the Connecticut Air National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Connecticut Air National Guard. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must meet Compatible Military Assignment within one year from placement.
Wear of the military uniform is mandatory.
Direct Deposit is mandatory.
Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. DUTIES:

The major duties include, but are not limited to:
Analyzes and resolves operational problems and ensures compliance with military human resources policies, regulations, objectives and management procedures.
Plans, directs and performs system management, quality assurance, system inquiry, trend analysis, small computer operations/management and system research.
Provides staff advisory guidance to the MPF, Units, Commanders and other base or Geographically Separated Unit (GSU) functional activities on solutions and feasible approaches to the utilization of the Military Personnel Data System in specific, and the human resources military program in general.
Coordinates with AF, Air Reserve Personnel Center, The National Guard Bureau, Air National Guard State Headquarters and base functional areas on new data human resources programs and system procedures.
Administers Military Personnel Data System training programs for the MPF and other users of the system. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience which involves the exercise of analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and personal responsibility, and application of a substantial body of knowledge of principles, concepts and practices applicable to one or more fields of administration or management. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 24 months of specialized experience in the following:
Must have at least 24 months experience involving the administering, delivering, maintaining, advising, and adapting basic concepts, principles, and theories of Human Resources to the unique organizational, management, and mission requirements.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position.

Knowledge of fundamental military human resources policies, rules, guidelines, instructions, etc. to understand the programs and converse effectively with functional managers, program managers, commanders, customers, etc. to ensure human resources systems meet the needs of the organization and to be able to analyze and resolve problems in order to improve the MPF’s ability/capacity to meet customer needs.
Knowledge of overall requirements, objectives, practices and peculiarities of the human resources program areas and skill in application of analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems within the human resources area through application of information management technology.
Knowledge of the mission and the unit(s) is essential in order to provide required information systems support consistent with mission objectives and to coordinate with managers, supervisors, program managers and other offices on human resources issues that may be resolved through information systems approaches.
Ability to plan, organize work, administer, communicate effectively (both orally and in writing), meet deadlines, gather, analyze data/products, and summarize facts in order to determine adequacies and/or deficiencies in information management support provided to the MPF.
Knowledge of computer hardware and software applications to assist human resources staff in enhancing human resources support to base customers, resolve operational problems, and sustain support when mainframe computer sources are not available.
Knowledge of computer technology/methodology to resolve problems, develops alternative processing methods, and maintains essential support while programs are corrected.
Knowledge of computer security risks and protective measures to protect the integrity of automated databases.
Ability to determine the best approach and appropriate guidelines to apply to resolve complex problems and issues when guidelines are not directly applicable.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technician school training.

MILITARY GRADE (prior to application): Enlisted: E5 through E7


Please ensure you follow all instructions carefully. Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Applicant must ensure resume and any other required supporting documentation clearly portrays that s/he meets the required experience level for the position. BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid. 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 (see ).

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your serving incentive manager (CTARNG - J1 or CTANG - Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rule applies:

Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent position after 25 February 2010 where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment.

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