Production Controller (Construction)
Department of the Air Force - Lincoln, NE

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The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!

Nebraska National Guard


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service 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. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.


This position is located in the Civil Engineer Squadron, Mission Support Group of an Air National Guard (ANG) Wing. The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the performance of a variety of production control processes including planning, estimating, scheduling and expediting work and supply tasks in direct support of assigned facilities and Real Property Installed Equipment (RPIE) for the Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) on the installation or assigned Geographical Separated Units (GSUs) and to manage the deployment and logistical (supply) assets of the CES. Such work involves work order management, oversight/Management of CE operations to include training of drill status operations personnel, implementation of operations and supply procedures and operations, maintaining squadron mobility equipment, command and control contingency cell, providing supply guidance/assistance to other squadron personnel, oversight/performance of requisitioning, receiving, storing, accounting for and issuing a variety of repair parts, components, tools or vehicles, facility inspections, database maintenance and contract management.

155 CES, Lincoln, NE



This is a Permanent Dual Status (Excepted Service) Enlisted position only.

Open Area of Consideration: 1, 2

Area 1

  • Current permanent and indefinite bargaining unit Technicians of the Nebraska Army and Air National Guard and
Area 2

  • All members of the Nebraska Air National Guard and personnel eligible to become members of the Nebraska Air National Guard.
Referral of Applicants: Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official in the following order:


Fully qualified Area 1 applicants.


Fully qualified Area 2 applicants.


Military membership in the Nebraska Air National Guard is mandatory.

Direct Deposit is mandatory.

Individuals with military incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.

Permanent Change of Station Benefits will not be paid.

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(1) Assists in receiving and reviewing work requests (oral and written) for validity, accuracy, and feasibility and in ensuring proper coordination with outside organizations such as safety, fire, security, communications, occupational health, and environmental. Serves within the CES Operations and material acquisition element. Assists the higher graded Production Controller as the CES office of primary responsibility (OPR) for implementing procedures required in the management and operation of CES unique work control systems. Estimates requirements for materiel, man-hours, and equipment time. Assists the Production Controller and/or Facilities Manager to determine funding type, prepares job/work orders, and approves requests with his/her delegated authority. Introduces materiel requirements into the appropriate system(s) and schedules work when the materiel is received. Develops and monitors Wing/Units work order priority program. Coordinates with engineering/design to obtain blue prints, specifications, and related data concerning projects. Develops plans and specifications to promulgate customer's concepts into workable data. Schedules multi-shop (electrical, structural, mechanical, equipment operations, utilities) phasing for complex work. Follows up to determine if progress is as planned, arranging adjustments in materials, processes, and priority sequences to accommodate unexpected changes, etc. Monitors and controls the flow of work to ensure the most economical and efficient use of personnel, funds, and material. Establishes in-house maintenance and repair priorities (mission, essential, safety, security, etc.), collating requirements with available resources. Ensures work schedules for in-service civilian and military personnel are coordinated to maximize productivity. Coordinates with Material/Deployment Manager on assignment and utilization of all vehicles and equipment assigned to CES for the purpose of supporting scheduled work. Coordinates with other wing and off base organizations (equipment rental companies etc.) for use of equipment not in the CE inventory. Conducts reviews of work processes, workflow, and space utilization, and determines improvements that are appropriate. Coordinates with the installation's Real Property Office for all work requiring capitalization. Interprets and applies directives to include Occupational Safety and Health Association, National Electric Code, hazardous waste, environmental, National Fire Protection Association, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Transportation (DOT), asbestos abatement, local policies, and Air Force Occupational Health Standards.

(2) Serves as a focal point for automated CES work control and supply programs within CES or throughout the installation. Operates various computer programs and automated systems utilized by CES relating to on-base work control or material handing activities. Utilizes the approved Air National Guard CES Work Order Management System, Standard Base Supply Base Contract Automatic System and similar automated management systems identifying problem areas. Trains on and understands the Air Force approved work order and logistics management systems. Develops and implements written procedures or pursues other managerial alternatives to correct problem area(s). Maintains automated reports depicting status of Civil Engineering work and supplies. Identifies and documents maintenance support problem areas, recommends corrective action and performs follow-up action. Ensures proper utilization of automated resources and compliance with current directives. Ensures internal communication routing procedures provide timely resource or action. Ensures processing of material documentation produced by computers systems IAW applicable regulations. Provides input for the Facility Utilization Board (FUB). Implements Facilities Board approved actions for all facilities. Coordinates with the Facility Manager in the data collection, preparation, consolidation, and submission of the Air Force Energy Reporting System (AFERS) report.

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To be qualifying, experience must have been progressively responsible with increasingly difficult and complex duties. Experience must have been at the next lower or second lower grade or its non-federal equivalent.

Experience, education or training which indicates the candidate can reason in quantitative terms, communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner, understanding the terminology and data pertaining to the repair operations and processes characteristic of the production activity.

Must possess at least 12 months of specialized experience, education or training working with people from various levels and backgrounds. Experience with general knowledge of the functions and procedures of production control, records, references, and techniques for developing production control data of the function. Experience assisting or maintaining work flow.

1. Ability to exercise initiative in taking timely action to schedule and obtain required materials.

2. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

3. Knowledge of the organization and work procedures of the production activity.

NOTE: REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignment must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
A maximum of 12 months of the required specialized experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to Production Control.

College transcripts MUST be submitted for professional positions or when substituting education for experience. NOTE: If you are using education as a substitution of experience OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualification, YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts when required. Failure to provide college transcripts when required will result in an ineligible rating. NOTE: The Nebraska National Guard HRO has a document entitled "Secrets to Getting a Technician Job"; you are encouraged to follow the link provided if you are interested.

REMEMBER: Military training directly related to the type of work of the position may be substituted on a day for day basis.

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone 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:

Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

MILITARY GRADES: Maximum Military Grade


Minimum Military Grade



Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted. The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.

Compatible Military Assignments:
Enlisted - 3E651, 3E671

Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.

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.

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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.

Main New Employee Website -

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 additional information visit:

Health Insurance -

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

Leave -

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

Life Insurance -

The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional 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 additional 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, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:


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 Resources 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 Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

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To apply for this position, you must provide BOTH of the following parts:

1. Your responses to the Qualification Questionnaire, and

2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of the Job Announcement.

Use the Online Qualification Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

(Here is a link for aiding you in building your Resume and some application tips):

Option A: Online Qualification Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualification Questionnaire:
You must click both "Finish" and "Submit" when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed - and your resume is not attached - until you click "Submit" button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.

You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualification Questionnaire.

You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Thursday, January 31, 2013

To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1. Go to

and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2. Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 821904. Click Select a Vacancy.

3. Verify that all your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout. (When you want to return, go to

and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

If you submit more than one Qualification Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used. Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.

To begin, choose one of the following options:
If your résumé is going to come

from the USAJOBS Resume Builder

, you begin the process by clicking the

Apply Online

button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualification Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaire you may already have saved or submitted.


If your résumé is going to be one you prepared

OUTSIDE of USAJOBS Résumé Builder

, click this link to begin the process:
Online Questionnaire

To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links you used to begin as described above, or simply go to


Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualification Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:


You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.


Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL

or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 - after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.


You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by FAX.

By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here --

-- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

The following documents are required:
Current Resume or Application for Federal Employment - Optional Form 612

Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information listed below:

Work experience: (for each position you held that is related to this job) - (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

  • Job title.
  • Duties and accomplishments
  • If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.
  • Number of hours per week.
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor's name and phone number.
  • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
  • Salary
  • Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacts.
Military Experience: Include all military experience that is pertinent to be position for which you are applying:

  • Starting and ending dates of assignment.
  • Duty title of position.
  • MOSs/AFSCs.
  • Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position.
NOTE: Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.


Transcripts are required if substituting education for experience or there is a mandatory education requirement.



transcripts must identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. Photocopies of original transcripts are acceptable, but you will be required to provide originals if you are selected for this position.

If you are or have been a Federal employee, you are encouraged to submit a copy of your last Notification for Personnel Action, Form SF-50.

The Questionnaire

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number



Title of Job

Production Controller (Construction)


Biographic Data


E-Mail Address


Work Information


Employment Availability



Are you a citizen of the United States?

7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.


Lowest Grade


11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.


Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.


Occupational Specialties

001 Production Controller (Construction)


Geographic Availability

312830109 Lincoln, NE

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.


Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:
1. What is your current area of consideration with the Nebraska Air National Guard?

A. Current permanent and/or indefinite bargaining unit technician of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard.

B. All members of the Nebraska Air National Guard and persons eligible to become members of the Nebraska Air National Guard.

C. I am unwilling to join the Nebraska Air National Guard.

2. MILITARY MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. Are you an enlisted member between the military grade of E5-E7?


A. Yes, I am currently an enlisted member between the grade of E5-E7.

B. No, I am not currently an enlisted member between the military grade of E5-E7.

C. No, I do not wish to join the Nebraska Air National Guard.

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide.

3. Do you possess general experience, education or training which indicates the candidate can reason in quantitative terms, communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner, understanding the terminology and data pertaining to the repair operations and processes characteristic of the production activity?

A. Yes

B. No

4. Do you possess at least 12 of specialized experience, education or training working with people from various levels and backgrounds; Experience with general knowledge of the functions and procedures of production control, records, references, and techniques for developing production control data of the function; Experience assisting or maintaining workflow?

A. Yes

B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.

D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.

E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. A practical knowledge of production control methods, procedures, equipment, materials, and personnel skills available to accomplish projects that are generally of a recurring nature and to develop information necessary for control of a complex program such as: multi-shop long term scheduling, developing plans and specifications and multi-trade material list for phasing of complex long-term facility repair and construction projects.

6. Knowledge, understanding, and use of terminology, data, and standards relating to validating, planning, estimating, scheduling, and expediting work and how to relate them properly to new projects.

7. Knowledge of supply and logistic functions such as material and equipment ordering procedures and the proper use of CES resources for each requirement.

8. Knowledge and experience to observe and analyze progress of projects and ability to determine if schedules are being followed, if they can be improved, and to determine causes of delays in meeting completion deadlines.

9. Ability to coordinate with internal and external organizations and businesses in support of production control and logistic activities in the CES to ensure proper supply handling, scheduling and the expediting of the work.

10. Ability to identify specific items or suitable substitutes from descriptions of intended use and to review proposed purchases to ensure they are in accordance with organizational requirements.

11. Ability to determine when tools and equipment should be sent for test, repair, and calibration and to determine from records such errors as improper item issue/turn-in credit, and the failure of records to show items have been sent for repair.

12. Knowledge of munitions forecasting in accordance with major command guidance.

13. Knowledge, skill, and experience in OSHA and other departmental regulations, and well as base operation plans, and how they interface with program execution.

14. Knowledge of CE automation systems. Must have thoroughly familiar with all aspects of how the various automated material acquisition systems interface and what effect they have on material acquisition.

15. Knowledge of warehouse management, supply and material requisitioning and vehicle control operations.

16. Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.

17. As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency.

Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: (1) understand this warning, (2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, (3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability and (4) realize you must join the respective Nebraska National Guard and wear the uniform.

Failure to agree to this statement will disqualify you from further consideration for this position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or ate steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that I may be removed from consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

Denise L. Anderson

Phone: (402)309-8177



Agency Information:
Nebraska National Guard

Human Resources Office

2433 NW 24th Street




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