Department of the Air Force - Ohio

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The Ohio National Guard seeks to employ high quality applicants for Federal Technician positions. This position requires military membership in the Ohio National Guard.

Military Unit and Address:
121 OSS FT

7370 Minuteman Way

Rickenbacker IAP

Columbus, OH 43217


This position is being announced concurrently as an AGR position. To view the AGR job announcement, please visit the Ohio National Guard jobs page at


This position is located in the 121st Operations Plans Branch, Air Operations Division. The purpose of the position is to manage the communications training program, insure Emergency War Order (EWO) and conventional readiness, provide daily communications expertise, brief communication changes to staff and aircrew, and function as the unit callsign manager.


Apply using the instructions in the "How to Apply" section


U.S. Citizenship

Open to Military Members of the Ohio Air National Gaurd

Min Rank: AB (E-1)

Max Rank: SSgt (E-5)

Compatable AFSC: 3D053

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The major duties are as follows:
1. Performs program management functions. Maintains codes, authentication systems, flight information publications, call signs, and frequency propagation data. Accounts for and issues classified or controlled documents, equipment, and communications security materials. Makes entries in logs. Prepares and issues aircrew communication kits, and prepares inputs for combat mission folders. Briefs and trains air crews on communication procedures.

2. Performs miscellaneous administrative functions. Writes Operating Instructions and procedures on issue, maintenance, and destruction of COMSEC materials. Submits budget for supplies, equipment, and travel funds for assigned personnel. Develops, implements, and monitors self-inspection program for assigned area. -Performs other duties as assigned. Factor 1. Knowledge Required by the Position.

3. Knowledge of the operational and performance characteristics of communications equipment and transmission media. This involves an

understanding of communications concepts, principles, practices, procedures and operational requirements. Must have experience which demonstrates the capability and knowledge to comprehend, plan, coordinate, and apply specialized communications methods and analytical techniques.

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This is a Permanent Excepted Service position

Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required

Must be a Military Member of the

Ohio Air National Guard

Minimum Military Grade:
AB (E-1)

Maximum Military Grade:
SSgt (E-5)

Compatible Military Assignment: 3D053

If you apply for this position and are over the Maximum Military Grade you may be required to take an Administrative Reduction in Military Grade in order to be appointed.

It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply. It is, however, the applicant's responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within

1 year

of appointment. Coordinate with your unit's training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.


Experience, education or training which has provided a general knowledge of communications operations and procedures.

Experience using computer and automation systems.

Specialized Experience

: (24 Months Education, Experience, or Training)

1. Operating a complex automated system over a variety of networks and providing solutions to non-routine transmissions to facilitate the flow of information.


Experience planning and organizing the work of others.


Experience providing guidance to upper level management.



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 for 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 maybe substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for six months of experience.

Each 30 semester hours of courses which are directly related to the type of work of the position.

A copy of the transcript must be submitted with the Job Application.


This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position.

If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status.

Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.

Military Requirements:

Military skill set is determined by AFSC/MOS requirements.

Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC/MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC/MOS.


Specific requirements are found in: references listed below, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section.

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. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your qualifications rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and may result in you not being considered for appointment to this position.

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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 addtional information visit:

Health Insurance -

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit:

Leave -

Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional information visit:

Life Insurance -

The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for addtional information visit:

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:

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 addtional information visit:

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

1. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."


If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility,

you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.


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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Applying for this position requires you to take two steps:
1) Complete the occupational questionnaire and 2) submit a resume and, if applicable, any supporting documentation. See the Required Documents

You are encouraged you to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and submit your documentation using the Online method since it is the most efficient way to process your application. If you are unable to submit your responses Online, several applications


are explained below. Follow these instructions carefully.

You can Save an incomplete online questionnaire and return to it at a later time to complete the process. Instructions are under,

How to Properly Save and Return later to complete an Application/Occupational Questionnaire

at the bottom of this page.

Option 1

To start a New occupational questionnaire click this link


Online Questionnaire

When you have completed the occupational questionnaire select the “Finish” button. At the next screen select the “Submit” button.

After the occupational questionnaire is submitted you can upload your resume and any supporting documents. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen after you receive an acknowledgement that the occupational questionnaire is successfully submitted. Step-by-step document upload instructions are provided below. If you do not have all the requested documents in electronic format you can upload part and fax the remaining documents that you do not have in electronic format, such as transcript documentation. See Option 2 for Fax instructions.

1 .

Complete the Online Questionnaire and Press "Submit" to complete the Online Questionnaire or return to a "Saved" application outlined above under the How to Apply section.


After the Questionnaire is submitted you will receive a Notice that indicates the submission was successful. Press the "To upload a resume for this position click here" button to upload documents to this job announcement.


At the Document Upload screen, select the type of document you are attaching for upload from the drop down menu on the left side of the screen.


Select the "Browse" button and attach the file you want to submit.


Press the "Upload" button to submit the document file. You will receive


"Upload Successful"

acknowledgement when the file has been received.

You may also start an occupational questionnaire by entering the following URL into your browser:

1. Enter >

to start a "


" Online Occupational Questionnaire


To start a "


" Occupational Questionnaire scroll down the Online application screen until the "Vacancy Identification

Number" box appears under the "Create a New Application for This Job" section on the left hand side. Insert the "Vacancy Identification Number - 787776

or "Control Number" and click the "


" button.

Note: When you have completed the Online Occupational Questionnaire, click the "Finish" button. The Online Occupational Questionnaire must be completed and submitted by



EDT on Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Option 2

Complete the occupational questionnaire Online, as outlined above, and fax all or part of your documentation.

If you choose to fax your documentation you must use a cover page. The information contained on the cover page should match the information you provided to the occupational questionnaire. The Vacancy ID number 787776, your Name, and SSN should be written accurately and neatly. This cover page is used to match your documents with the record you established when you submitted the occupational questionnaire. If the information is inaccurate or incomplete you may not receive consideration for this position. To print a copy of the “

Cover Page

” click this link or click or insert this URL into your browser

. The Fax number to submit your documents is:

Option 3

Submitting you occupational questionnaire, resume and supporting documents in hard copy via fax.

To complete the occupational questionnaire in hard copy form, click this link to print a copy of the

OPM Form1203-FX

or insert or type this URL into your browser

You can also obtain a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX by calling

USAJOBS by Phone

at (703)724-1850. After the introduction Press 1 and follow the instructions.

Print a copy of this job announcement and use the Form 1203-FX as a response sheet when answering the occupational questionnaire portion of this announcement. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

If you fax your documentation you must use a cover page.

The information contained on the cover page should match the information you provided to the occupational questionnaire. The Vacancy ID number 787776, your Name, and SSN should be written accurately and neatly. If the information is inaccurate or incomplete it will delay the processing of your application or you may not receive consideration for this position. To print a copy of the “

Cover Page

” click this link. The Fax number to submit your documents is:


How to Properly Save and Return later to complete an Application/Occupational Questionnaire:


If you want to "


" an incomplete Occupational Questionnaire and return later, select the "


" button at the top or bottom of each of the application pages and click the




If you have "


" an incomplete Occupational Questionnaire you may finish it by clicking on or inserting this link into your internet browser

. Insert your SSN and Last Name into the right hand side section "

Work On An Application I Have Already Started

." and click the "


" button.

Once you are logged in, the top of the screen will display the vacancy ID for all incomplete questionnaires and, if applicable, the bottom portion of the screen will display any Vacancy IDs that require a resume or supporting documentation to complete the application process. To finish an incomplete application processes select the adjacent button and click OK.

Option 4

The USAJOBS Web site provides a "Create a Resume" feature that you may use to develop and submit a resume for this position. The completed resume can be attached to this vacancy announcement and submitted electronically. To do so, scroll down to the end of the vacancy announcement. Click on the "Apply Online" icon. Then follow the USAJOBS web site instructions.

After you complete and submit the online resume, you will receive a "Confirmation of Submission" message stating that your online resume has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive this message, please submit again as this indicates that your resume has not been received.

Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your not being considered for employment.

All applications must include the following information:
Resume (Must describe all relevant work experience and provide the time periods the work was performed)

Current Unit of Assignment

Current Military Rank/Grade

Current MOS/AFSC

Your application may need to include:

(if substituting college education for work experience)

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your

resume, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:

Please do not send applications to the addresses listed below

Nelson Spitler

Phone: (614)492-4626


Agency Information:
121st Air Refueling Wing

7370 Minuteman Way

Rickenbacker IAP




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