Air National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (MILITARY) in Fort Smith, Arkansas

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This National Guard position is for a HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (MILITARY), Position Description Number D1622000and is part of the AR ANG 188 FRS SQ, National Guard.

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!

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 service 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.

*Position is Indefinite - based upon availability of funds and an annual verification of need by the 188th Wing Commander with approval from the Human Resources Office.*

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  • Serves as advisor to commanders on assigned unit human resources (HR) programs. Interprets policy and provides procedural guidance to commanders, supervisors, and staff members. Provides guidance and assistance on unit program(s) for which responsible.

Career Enhancements:

  • Plans, directs, controls and provides advisory services on all aspects of the Career Enhancement program for both Active Guard Reserve (AGR), unit drill status guardsmen, full time technicians and potential members. Develops internal policies and procedures governing administration of the following programs: Officer Performance Report/Enlisted Performance Report (OPR/EPR), and officer, enlisted promotions and enlisted demotions.

Customer Service:

  • Plans, directs, and controls all aspects of the Customer Service Program. Manages the Air Force Personnel Records System. Develops procedures and establishes policy for building, updating, auditing, and accountability of and disposition of automated and manual records.


  • Plans, directs, and controls all aspects of the human resources employment program. Responsible for the development of internal policies and procedures governing administration of Personnel Employment programs to include inbound assignment for officer and airmen personnel; certification of military qualifications and assignment eligibility for AGRs, traditional drill status guardsmen applicants; and in-processing of personnel. Manages the Unit Manpower Document (UMD) as directed by Headquarters, National Guard Bureau (HQ NGB) for all serviced units. Relocations:

  • Plans, directs, and controls all aspects of the Relocation program for all members. Responsible for the development of internal policies and procedures governing administration of the following programs: reassignments (voluntary/involuntary), separations (voluntary/involuntary), unsatisfactory participation, retirements, conditional releases, advise commanders' on stop-loss, activation periods, and demobilization, and inter- and intra-service transfers. Counsels members on retirement benefits and eligibility, insurance, veterans benefits, and survivor benefit plans.

  • Ensures accuracy of human resources data system and performs functional review of data reliability relative to the relocations program.


  • Develops wing readiness plans for the administration of contingencies and mobilizations. Determines human resources requirements in support of mobilization. Coordinates with gaining Major Commands (MAJCOMs), Headquarters, Personnel Readiness Center (PRC), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and unit commanders regarding all matters concerning the activation and/or deployment of forces. Manages the non-contingency duty status program.

  • Manages contingency and exercise deployments. Serves as advisor to wing/unit commanders on deployment programs. Interprets policy and provides procedural guidance to wing/unit commanders, supervisors, staff members, and unit deployment managers (UDM) concerning deployment process. Advises wing Installation Deployment Officer (IDO), Unit Deployment Manager (UDM), and MPF Commander on Unit Type Code (UTC)/Unit Manning Document (UMD) and any other readiness issues. Analyzes data and subsequent determinations regarding any number of human resources readiness matters, which may involve or affect AGR's, and traditional drill status guardsmen.

  • Manages Deployment Systems. Manages and controls the Personnel Module of the Integrated Deployment System (IDS), critical to deployment/employment of tasked personnel in support of global operations.

  • Is responsible to the Military Support Flight Commander for the Personnel Support for Contingency Operations (PERSCO) portion of the Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS) Report. Provides mandated reports to higher headquarters as required. Acts as liaison between Air Force Personnel Center, MAJCOM, and local units to ensure accurate and timely duty status accountability. Provides technical guidance and instruction to base organizations on all aspects of Personnel Readiness.

  • Serves as Classified Control Officer responsible for safeguarding and proper destruction of classified material IAW AF instructions, higher headquarters and local guidance. Conducts Risk Analysis on the MANPER-B system ensuring compliance with appropriate instructions. Responsible for the Computer Security Support Plan (CSSP). Responsible for the safeguard and access of Red Mini. Performs computer system security management. Controls systems access for MANPER and DeMS. Assigns and maintains passwords, authorization lists and publishes security directives for users of classified systems. Performs periodic security inspections. Receives TEMPES interview to meet transmission and receiving of classified information requirements. Prepares and reviews classified computer risk analysis.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Military Grades:

  • Minimum Military Grade: Enlisted

  • Maximum Military Grade:TSgt (E-6)

Compatible Military Assignments: Selectee must be a member of the Arkansas Air National Guard and be assigned to the 189th AW in a compatible military position in Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) 3S0X1. Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor or wage leader (Grade Inversion). Enlisted members currently at a higher grade than allowed by the position (see Military Grade Requirement above) may apply; however, they must administratively reduce prior to appointment and provide confirmation of the reduction to HRO.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


National Guard Membership is required.

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training which involves the exercise of analytical ability,judgement, discretion, and personal responsibility, and application of a substantial body of knowledge of principles, concepts and practices applicable to one or more fields of administrations or management. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training involving the administering, delivering, maintaining, advising, and adapting basic concepts, principles and theories of Human Resources to the unique organizational, management, and mission requirements.


Applicants should demonstrate through prior experience, education and training the following: (1) Knowledge of military human resources policies, rules, guidelines, instructions, etc. to understand the assigned program(s) and converse effectively with functional managers, advise commanders, customers, lower graded personnel, or lower echelons. (2) Knowledge of overall requirements, objectives, practices and peculiarities of the assigned program area. (3) Ability to plan, organize work, administer, communicate effectively (both orally and in writing), meet deadlines, gather, analyze data/products, and summarize facts in order to determine adequacy and/or deficiencies of assigned programs. (4) Knowledge of the mission and the unit is essential in order to provide required support consistent with mission objectives. (5) Knowledge of automated systems, personal computers, and software employed in the assigned program area. (6) Completion of appropriate technical school/CDC courses.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.

  2. Current AF Form 422 (Physical Profile Serial Report) dated within 18 months or Current Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) dated within 6 months: (Go to Click on the printer icon, select the Adobe PDF printer and click print. Save the document and submit it with your application. The date will populate on the bottom of the page when you print to PDF.)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

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Shaundara Powell




AR ANG 188 FRS SQ Bldg 7300-Camp Robinson North Little Rock, AR US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/13/2018 to 03/28/2018

Salary: $50,598 to $65,778 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 9

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent - Indefinite