USAR Unit Administrative Technician
Department of the Army - North Little Rock, AR

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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.

About the Position:
This position is with the 416th Engineer Command, Forward Support Company (Company A), 489th Engineer Battalion, 420th Engineer Brigade located in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Description of the working environment: Work is primarily conducted in an office setting.

This position is under the supervision of the: Supervisory Staff Administrator.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens



You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

The business travel requirement is 25 percent.

Moving expenses may be authorized (See other requirements)

This position may offer a $3000 recruitment bonus (See other requirements)

  • Process personnel and military pay actions
  • Maintain files and records
  • Prepare and process supply actions
  • Prepare training schedules
  • Prepare unit attendance records
  • Compile information for recurring and one-time reports related to functions of the unit
  • Review all work for compliance with regulations
  • Answer general questions on eligibility for promotions, transfers, discharges, etc
Specialized experience: To qualify at the GS-05 grade level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-04 in the Federal service or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves experience with military personnel regulations, policies or directives; demonstrating fact finding skills to determine appropriate actions necessary to accomplish task; and utilizing knowledge of information management regulations to prepare correspondence and mailings, maintain records and file.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:

Ability to use automated systems
Knowledge of personnel programs
Ability to organize workload
Skill in customer service
Ability to communicate in writing


Education: To qualify at the GS-05 using education, you must possess 4 years above high school.


Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: I have some specialized experience as described, but less than one year; and I have less than four years of education. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 36. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify) (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

If using education to qualify, such education must be related to the position and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

Other Requirements:
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.

Credit will be given to appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

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

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.

Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
A personnel security investigation is required.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

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. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

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 .

The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
Other Requirements:
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Obligated Position: This position is obligated. An obligated position is one to which an employee has statutory restoration rights based on active military service, compensable injury or disability when fully recovered, or return rights based on having served an overseas tour(s). In accordance with 5 CFR 353 or AR 690-300, Chapter 352, the previous incumbent has reemployment rights to this position. Occupancy of this position is limited to the return of former incumbent with statutory reemployment rights under 10 USC 1586. I understand this means I may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights.

• 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. The DoD policy is available at

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or 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 .)

• Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

You may claim Military Spouse Preference. Military spouse preference

provides a worldwide employment preference for spouses of active duty

military members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are relocating to accompany

their military spouse or a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move to an

active duty assignment. This program applies to:
Spouses of active duty military members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including

the U.S. Coast Guard and full-time National Guard, who are applying and

referred for certain positions at DOD activities in the U.S., its

territories and possessions, and in overseas areas;

Commuting with the area of permanent duty station of sponsor;

Spouses who entered into marriage with the military sponsor prior to the

reporting date to the new duty assignment.

Does not apply when the sponsor is separating or retiring.

To confirm eligibility applicants must provided the following supporting

documentation: a valid marriage certificate or other documentation verifying

marriage and copy of military orders assigning the service member to the

location (service member's spouse must be authorized on the military PCS


Th is 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.

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. - 21 months ago - save job - block
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