Traffic Management Specialist
Department of the Air Force - Birmingham, AL

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ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for merit promotion or appointment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. 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!
This position is located in the Distribution Section of the Deployment and Distribution Flight, Logistics Readiness Squadron, Mission Support Group, at an ANG Aviation Wing. The purpose of this position is to serve as a Distribution Manager, which provides technical expertise and support relating to the movement of equipment, supplies, and personnel for both peacetime and wartime. Manages, directs, develops, plans, and analyzes deployment and distribution management programs.
EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Air National Guard membership is required.
POSITION STATUS: MERIT
LOCATION: 117TH ARW, BIRMINGHAM, AL
SELECTING OFFICIAL: Capt STEVEN HAY

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be U.S. Citizen.

Must maintain AL Air Guard Membership for continued employment.

Maximum Military Rank: SMSgt

Compatible Military Assignment: AFSC: 2T0XX

Must possess or be able to obtain Security Clearance.

Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is mandatory.

DUTIES:
ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Air 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 Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD POSITION:
AREA ONE : All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
(1) Serves as the sole technical transportation advisor to all statewide or base operating officials on all matters dealing with commercial movement of personnel and equipment. Analyzes and advises on transportation considerations relative to the domestic and international movement of equipment, supplies, and personnel via surface and air modes.

(2) Manages all materiel distribution activities, including organic ground transportation for cargo and personnel. Uses military and commercial transportation to move cargo and personnel using a multitude of vehicles in direct support of mission requirements. This includes light and heavy-duty vehicles such as buses, truck and semi-trailer combinations, forklifts, and wrecker/recovery vehicles. Administers and facilitates operations associated with packaging, classifying, and arranging cargo for shipment or storage.

(3) Ensures that traffic management and transportation services required to support the mission are accomplished. This includes services incident to receiving, processing, and dispatching commodity and passenger traffic; to include demurrage charges, drayage and other accessorial services not directly related to line-haul movements. Ensures the preparation of Transportation Discrepancy Reports (TDR) and other documents in support of government claims against carriers for freight loss and damage or failure to provide contracted services.

(4) Inspects, or provides for inspection of, commercial carrier terminals to locate and expedite delivery of astray government shipments. Ensures carrier capability complies with government requirements and specifications. Manages the Carrier Performance Program for the state and provides input to Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.
(5) Reviews, as required, individual paperwork associated with a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Personally Performed Moves (PPMs) to ensure requested reimbursement on charges are in line with a commercial PCS move.
(6) Procures domestic and international travel for both military and civilian passengers. Reviews the travel arrangements provided by the Travel Services Contractor ensuring that special fares and/or discounts are utilized when feasible. Ensures advance procurement of transportation services to achieve greatest overall cost efficiency and oversees the audit of the Travel Services Contractor for application of appropriate discounts for official travel.

(7) Provides coordination, as required, for the base’s Space Available (A) travel program which may include but is not limited to: oversight of the manifesting of passengers, coordination with Base Operations and Security, checking passenger credentials to determine authorization for Space A use, and/or providing security and safety briefings to passengers.
(8) Coordinates with functional managers to ensure assets (i.e., reusable containers) are accounted for, serviceable, properly stored and maintained for deployment. Manages and inspects containers for the shipment of arms, ammunition, and explosives (AA&E). Verifies safety inspection certificates of commercial carrier equipment prior to use.
(9) Exercises supervision over subordinate employees. Implements provisions of personnel management such as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program, merit promotion, career development, performance appraisals, counseling service, incentive awards and position management.

(10) Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of and understanding of administrative, professional, analytical, or other work relating to traffic or transportation programs or operations. Must be skilled in dealing with others in person-to-person work relationships. Experience using computer and automation systems.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience , education, or training performing, administering or supervising technical and analytical work concerned with planning, development and execution of traffic policies and programs. Experience interpreting applicable Federal, State and local laws, and regulations concerning transportation and traffic procedures. Knowledge of transportation requirements and systems for specific geographic areas (International and Continental United States).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
--Exercises a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of traffic management policies, principles and practices as well as an in-depth knowledge of commercial traffic management activities.
--Practical knowledge of industry practices and procedures and established regulations, requirements, and techniques related to the transportation program.
--Broad knowledge of organizational practices and activities and skill in applying this knowledge to plan and accomplish a variety of complex work assignments, and the ability to identify, analyze and resolve transportation issues or problems.
--Knowledge of financial/budgetary requirements sufficient to perform monthly reconciliation of all charges associated with the transportation program.

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 for 12 months experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position. (i.e., transportation or traffic management, economics, business administration, accounting, finance, or statistics).
TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED IF USING EDUCATION AS SUBSTITUTION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: AFSC: 2T0XX Applicants do not have to possess this AFSC to be certified as qualified.
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants in the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Maximum Military Rank/Grade: SMSgt Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
Other Requirements: - For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
This position requires a Secret security clearance. The applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
PLEASE DO NOT SEND/FAX/COURIER/EMAIL ANY APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES TO THE ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE. To be considered for this position, 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. 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 numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score 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.
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, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

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.
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Vacancy Identification Number

808178
1. Title of Job

Traffic Management Specialist
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010350073 Birmingham, AL

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:
1. Are currently a full-time Technician in the Alabama Air National Guard?
A. Yes
B. No

2. Are you currently within the required ranks for this position?
A. Yes, I am currently within the required ranks.
B. I am currently above the required ranks but I will submit the required letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. I also understand that this statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
C. I am currently above the required ranks and I am NOT WILLING to accept a demotion if selected.

3. Do you possess Experience, education, or training which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of and understanding of administrative, professional, analytical, or other work relating to traffic or transportation programs or operations AND must be skilled in dealing with others in person-to-person work relationships AND experience using computer and automation systems?
A. Yes
B. No

To fully qualify for this position, applicant must possess at least 35 months experience in each of the following tasks. 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.

4. Do you possess experience, education, or training performing, administering or supervising technical and analytical work concerned with planning, development and execution of traffic policies and programs?
5. Do you possess experience interpreting applicable Federal, State and local laws, and regulations concerning transportation and traffic procedures?
6. Do you possess knowledge of transportation requirements and systems for specific geographic areas (International and Continental United States)?

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