Department of the Army - Yakima, WA

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Washington Army National Guard

Bargaining Unit Technician Vacancy Announcement


Loc ation: MATES, Yakima, WA

Appointment Type: Permanent

PD Number: D1083000

Series/Grade : GS-2005-07

Salary Range: $38,790.00-$50,431.00

Secret Clearance: Secret

PCS Expenses: *Not Authorized*

Advertise As: ENLISTED

Membership in the National Guard is Required: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Washington National Guard as a condition of employment. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizen soldiers have joined for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join the National Guard and serve your nation, your state and your community!

Application will be accepted until 11:59 EST pm on: Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Please refer to How to Apply section for required documents.

Bargaining Areas of Consideration:
This position is in the Federal Service under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709

Area 1 : In-Service Excepted - All permanent Washington Army National Guard Excepted bargaining unit civil service employees, and members with excepted technician re-employment rights to the Washington Army National Guard.

Area 3 : In-State Excepted - All participating members of the Washington Army National Guard, including in-service technicians that are not covered by the bargaining unit, and indefinite employees.


Military Rank Requirement: E-7 and below

MOS: 42A, 92A/Y/Z

Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment.

Major Duties:
This position is located in the Property Management Branch, Supply and Services Division, United States Property and Fiscal Office (USP&FO). Its purpose is to assist in the monitoring of accountable equipment assets within the state and assist in maintaining an accurate accounting and reporting system for property book equipment to include the Continuing Balance System-Expanded (CBS-X). Inputs transactions for all applicable branch systems. The position will assist in the review of property book accountability records and supporting documents. Maintains an accurate accounting and reporting system of property book equipment for units and activities within the state. Verifies the accuracy of property book accountability. Consolidates and inputs CBS-X and Unique Item Tracking (UIT) data from subordinate units/activities for the transmittal to the Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA). Performs other related duties as assigned.

General Experience:
Experience, education, or training in a variety of operations or situations concerned with substance or content of supply actions, requiring ability to decide course of action to take, considering the circumstances or conditions encountered. Experience using computer and automation systems.

Education Requirements: High School diploma or GED

Specialized Experience:
GS-07 level must have at least 12 months experience, education, or training which demonstrates a thorough knowledge of governing supply regulations, policies, procedures, and instructions applicable to the specific assignment. Experience conducting extensive searches for required information; reconstructing records for complex supply transactions; and/or provide supply operations support for activities involving specialized or unique supplies, equipment, or parts. Experience performing routine aspects of supply work based on practical knowledge of standard procedures, where assignments include individual case problems related to a limited segment in one of the major areas of supply management.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.

Knowledge of storage and distribution, cataloging or supply identification systems, property utilization, or other related supply activities including those associated with automated or manual supply accounting systems.

Ability to read and interpret established supply regulation, policies, procedures, and other instructions applicable to the specific assignments

Knowledge of the supply programs (i.e. PBUSE, IMAP, and SLAMIS).

Ability to conduct extensive and exhaustive searches for required information in order to reconstruct records for complex supply transactions.

Knowledge and ability to perform routine aspects of supply specialist work based on practical knowledge of standard procedures and supply management, such as inventory management, excess property, storage management etc.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.

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 position, a review of your resume and supporting documents 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 documents, 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.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
(Proof of education must be submitted with application packet)

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, step parents, 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 an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

1. Technicians are paid through direct deposit/electronic funds transfer.

2. Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.

3. Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives.

4. Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.

5. Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f).

6. All new technicians are subject to a one year trial/probationary period IAW 32 USC 709.

All soldiers, civilian employees and contractor employees who drive Army-owned or leased vehicles must complete the Army Avoidance Course (AAC) training when they start working for the Army. Must have a valid Washington state and military driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Government Travel Card (GTC) and be able to attend all schools deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection. Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain MOS within 1 year of appointment action.

  • Baseline physical*
An employment physical may be required within 90 days of employment per OSHA regulation and NGB* *this physical will be used to determine fitness and eligibility for continued employment.

For access to Required Documents please refer to: http://mil.wa.gov/jobs/federal_military_technician.shtml

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