Aviation Resource Management Specialist
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

THIS POSITION CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

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.

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE MILITARY (NEBRASKA AIR NATIONAL GUARD) PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL RECRUITING OFFICE AT 1-402-309-1172.

This position is located in the Air Operations Division of an Air National Guard Aviation Wing. Its purpose is to: plan, implement, and control all operational administrative aspects of aircrew resource management, aircrew training, aircrew incentive pay, various Air Force forms, Aviation Resource Management System (ARMS) control, ARMS interfaces, operational reports, technical guidance, and training of assigned aviation resource management personnel. This is accomplished through the: interpreting and administering of laws and regulations; directing, controlling, and monitoring the resource and training requirements of assigned rated and non rated aircrew for mission accomplishment and safety of flight; and servicing as the overall ARMS database manager, analyst, and administrator for the Wing. As required, the position periodically performs Flight Services Specialist duties.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: 155 OSF, Lincoln, NE

PD# D1891000

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

INDIVIDUAL SELECTED AS A GS-7 TRAINEE MAY BE PROMOTED TO GS-9 UPON COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: (1) 12 MONTHS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE POSITION; (2) COMPLETION OF AN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND (3) COMPLETION OF A CLASSIFICATION REVIEW. INDIVIDUAL MAY BE PROMOTED WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION WHEN QUALIFIED AND RECOMMENDED BY THE SELECTING OFFICIAL; HOWEVER PROMOTION IS NOT GUARANTEED.

Open Area of Consideration: 1, 2
DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

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:

1. Fully qualified Area 1 applicants.

2. Fully qualified Area 2 applicants.

3. Trainee qualified.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • 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.

DUTIES: (1) Interprets and administers laws and regulations regarding incentive pay and has sole approving authority to determine eligibility and entitlement to Aircrew Incentive Pay (ACIP), Career Enlisted Force Incentive Pay (CEFIP), and Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay (HDIP, (parachutist pay)) on all aviation related duties for personnel assigned to the Air National Guard unit. Determines eligibility and prepares Military Pay Orders authorizing awarding or recoupment of incentive pay actions based on Department of Defense regulations, Air Force Instructions and all governing laws. Develops validation processes to determine if assigned aircrew members meet incentive pay requirements in accordance with (IAW) various Department of Defense (DoD) and Air Force (AF) regulations; reconciles ARMS records by comparing against documentation from Finance Maintenance Operations Control; and ensures incentive pay entitlements are processed and reviewed and reconciled IAW established public laws. Advises aircrew members when pay entitlements change. Provides accurate and timely historical incentive pay records to the Air Force Audit Agency and Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) upon official request.

(2) Controls, and monitors the resource and training requirements of assigned rated and non-rated aircrew for mission accomplishment and safety of flight. Receives direction and coordinates aircrew management changes, suspension/disqualification actions, and changes in Flying Status Codes (FSC). Researches, validates, and interprets Air Force Instruction (AFI) Mission Design Series (MDS) specific medical and physiological requirements and flying and ground training requirements; and compares with higher headquarters mission training requirements to create and ARMS training table. Translates these requirements into aircrew training tables, profiles, reports, etc., and utilizes products to provide information to aircrew, senior leadership, training coordinators, commanders, and outside sources to include Numbered Air Force (NAF), Major Commands (MAJCOM), and Headquarters (HQ) U.S. Air Force (USAF) to show training requirements, overall training objectives, and accomplishments. Manages Wing Flying Hour Program by developing procedures for accurate and timely processing of flying hours and verifies accuracy with Logistics Group personnel to determine inventories of assigned, projected, available, and actual expenditure of hours. Develops and provides information and reports to reflect training accomplishments, pending training requirements, cost for flying hours expended and how this impacts year end goals for training and flying hour budget.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.

*CREDITING EXPERIENCE: NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MAY BE CREDITED AS FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE WHEN EVALUATED AGAINST THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MILITARY TECHNICIAN POSITION. EXPERIENCE MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND MUST BE DESCRIBED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR RESUME. THE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS DETERMINED BY THE ACTUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED. BE DESCRIPTIVE, A SIMPLE LIST OF JOB TITLES AND DATES WILL NOT SUFFICE.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, training and/or education interpreting, explaining, and/or applying basic rules, regulations, policies and procedures of a transportation program. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

GS-9 must possess at least 24 months of specialized experience, education or training using classification guides, rate tariffs, dockets, agreements, contracts and related carrier and federal publications to determine schedules, routes and rates for movement of cargo and personnel. Experience performing pre-audit and post-audit of bills of ladings, freight bills and personnel transportation vouchers to determine proper rates or charges. Experience in planning, directing and supervising transportation functions. Experience in coordinating and negotiating with other organizations/personnel both orally and in writing to resolve differences/problems. Experience which included responsibility for the supervision and management of personnel. Experience which provided a working knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Defense (DoD), and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations and flight information systems such as NOTAMS. Experience reviewing and filing FAA flight plans. Experience in managing programs, policies and to determine eligibility and entitlement to incentive payments. Experience in the use of ground and air communications equipment. Experience which provided knowledge of aviation operational reporting systems and emergency action procedures. Experience in software programs related to aviation resource management. Experience in arranging or procuring transportation to personnel, cargo or freight.

GS-7 must possess at least 12 months of specialized experience, education or training obtaining and interpreting information. Experience organizing and developing clear and concise written communications. Experience applying directives and regulations governing transportation of personnel, cargo or freight. Experience which demonstrates basic knowledge of freight rating, classification of carriers, agreements, and contracts for the transportation of personnel, cargo, or freight. Experience which includes planning, organizing, and coordinating work. Experience in software programs related to aviation resource management.

KSA'S:

1. Working knowledge of Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration and International Civil Aviation Organization regulations and flight information systems.

2. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

3. Knowledge of FAA flight planning requirements and regulations.

4. Knowledge of various aviation management programs, policies, requirements, and objectives to determine eligibility and entitlement to incentive pay.

5. Ability to use communications equipment.

6. Knowledge of aviation reporting systems and emergency action procedures.

7. Ability to interpret and apply formal tariffs, dockets, agreements, contracts, and related carrier publications.

8. Ability research regulations and determine applicable procedures to follow. Advise lower graded personnel on changes/updates to current practices.

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: 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 of study (i.e., 36 weeks of substantially full-time study, or 30 semester hours, or the equivalent) for 12 months of specialized experience. Each 30 semester hours credited must include at least 6 semester hours of courses which are directly related to the type of work of the position. 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. http://ne.ng.mil/ArmyGuard/Tech%20Branch%20Documents/SecretstoGettingaTechnicianJob1.pdf

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: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of612.pdf

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: 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 E6; Minimum Military Grade E1 ; 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 - 1C0X2, must be able to lift 40 pounds, have a PULHES score no less than 333233, have a minimum ASVAB administrative score of 41, and qualify for a secret security clearance.

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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: 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.

BENEFITS: 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 - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

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: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

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: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

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: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

OTHER INFORMATION: 1. 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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