Duty Location: JFHQ-Human Resources Office (HRO), San Juan, PR
PUERTO RICO NATIONAL GUARD
ARMY TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
AREA OF CONSIDERATION:
Area 1 = Permanent technicians Enlisted, Officers and Warrant Officers currently employed in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.
To prevent a grade inversion, military rank allowed for this position will be determined at the final evaluation of the vacancy announcement considering the military rank of the supervisor.
Relocation costs will not be authorized for Permanent Change of Station. Recruitment, Relocation or Retention allowance will not be paid.
- United States citizenship is required.
- Must be a permanent technician currently employed in the PRARNG.
The purpose of this position is to serve as the State Human Resources Specialist (Human Resource Development) for in-house, resident, distributive learning, and distance learning courses. Incumbent plans, develops and administers specialized area-wide human resources and career development programs such as supervisor, management, and executive development programs. Ensures programs are in compliance with National Guard Bureau (NGB), Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidelines, policies, regulations, and statutory requirements. Accomplishes work through the use of a variety of automated systems and programs.
You may lose consideration for the position if your application does not include all the information/documents requested on the vacancy announcement. The USAJOBS Resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description of how you met the required GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experience. National Guard military (part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard provided such service is related to the position to be filled.
Experience, education or training which provided the applicant's the ability to good understanding of administrative methods for accomplishing the work of an organization. This experience must reflect the ability to analyze problems, come up with practical solutions and to communicate effectively with others.
Applicant must possess more than THIRTY-SIX (36) months of specialized experience performing or supervising duties such as identifying organizational and individual training needs; applying a wide range of Human Resources and fiscal concepts, practices, laws and regulations; working experience on federal personnel supervisory policies and procedures; working experience on other Human Resources Office specializations such as classification, recruitment and placement, employee relations, labor relations, equal employment opportunity, etc; working experience with Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Access, Word and Power Point; contracting for speakers, instructors and facilities; initiating and preparing written communications as well as oral presentations such as formal or informal briefings and classroom settings.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Study successfully completed in a college university, technical or vocational school may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of study (30 semester hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for 12 months of specialized experience. Courses must be directly related to the work of the position. Copy of student transcripts must be included in order to receive credit for education. Unofficial transcripts from internet or with alterations will not be considered. To receive credit for education the information must be included in the education section of the Resume.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Failure to meet or comply with the following requirements will be basis for non-employment or removal from employment, as appropriate.
- Evidence of identity must be provided to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL 99-603).
- Acceptance of the position constitutes concurrence to wear the appropriate military uniform.
- Possess or be able to acquire a SECRET security clearance.
- Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the mandatory training specifically identified for the position.
- Individual selected must enroll in the Department of Defense Direct Deposit / Electronic Fund Transfer Pay Program.
- Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.
- Excepted Civil Service Technicians are required to maintain a MOS/AFSC and military grade that is determined by the NGB to be compatible with the assigned technician position.
COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:
In order to achieve compatibility prior to effective date of personnel action, individual selected must be eligible for military assignment to a paragraph and line number in one of the following: OBR 42B/H; WMOS 420A or EMOS 42A.
Individual selected for this position that is not qualified in one of the mentioned CMF/MOS, MUST submit to HRO, before date of appointment, the correct military paperwork/application to attend the technical training school required to be MOS Qualified. If selectee fails to process the school application and does not successfully graduate from the school, he/she will be terminated from the technician program for failure to meet the compatibility standards and receive a 30 days notice of separation.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the vacancy announcement 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, an evaluation of your USAJOBS Resume will be made regarding the possession of the General and Specialized experience, and any other requirements stated in the announcement.
If, after reviewing your Resume a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your evaluation can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Resume must contain the month and year in the From and To section. Also, must contain hours per week or specify if the work has been done in Drill status. The amount of work cannot be quantified and will not be credited if one or both items are not filled as instructed. Errors in dates or omissions of information may affect your evaluation.
False or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be ground for not hiring or firing after begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. Any information provided by the applicant may be investigated.
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.
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 .
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 .
Effective 1 October 2010, ABC-C became the new benefits service center for National Guard Technicians. Go to http://www.abc.army.mil/ to access your Employee Benefits Information System or call the IVRS Automated Telephone System at 1-877-276-9287.
This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp .
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMEMENT: The Puerto Rico National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regards to religion, race, color, gender, national origin, age and/or disabling condition.
HATCH ACT REFORM: The provisions in the Hatch Act Reform amendment of 1993 prohibits individuals from making or transmitting to any officer or employee of an agency any recommendation or statement, oral or written, with respect to any employee or applicant who requests or is under consideration for any personnel action.
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