Provide graphic artist skills was my start here as a GS-04
Serve as a POC (Person of Contact) for the AEPS (Army Electronic Product Support) interface with web enabled U.S Army business processes and legacy systems writing and tracking MOA’s (Memorandums of Agreement) and SOU’s (Scopes of Understanding) for high level signature while preparing process flows and cost estimates to justify the requests. School trained in overall knowledge of the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations). Serve in extended developmental details learning and working with DFARS (Defense FAR Supplement) and Government Regulatory Standards procedures. Knowledgeable of Government Acquisition Regulations, with an emphasis on regulations pertaining to services and GSA contracts and on all contract types including performance based contracts. Ensure and lead organizational compliance with Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act and various parts and subparts on how to become compliant overseeing in particular Subpart B -- Technical Standards as pertaining to AMC (Armament and Munitions Command) by instruction and guidance to organization supervisors and team leaders. Mission schedules and deadlines were met 100%.
Provide graphic artist skills to generate quality displays, logos, web screens, presentations, animations and live web sites--helping the marketing of the AEPS web business processes. Participate in AEPS and U.S. Army demonstrations at symposiums and conferences national and international. Serve as primary ADPE (Automated Data Processing Equipment) Person
Experienced Research Biologist and program environmental scientist, responsible for toxicology operational test and evaluation team, directed as a team leader toxicological evaluation projects, planning and execution in support of command. Maintained exceptional internal and external customer support with continual oversight of Federal, DoD, and U.S. Navy programs to include management of administrative, fiscal, safety, facility, and contracting functions. Evaluated and provided input on subordinate staff to next level management (Branch Director) for consideration in strategic planning / budgets and developed briefings. Identified and developed number of Defense related data gaps and interdisciplinary studies that addresses issues of toxicology, specifically neurotoxicology, traumatic brain injury and prevention, biomarkers, nanotoxicology, reproductive health resulting from environmental and occupational exposure to chemicals, vapors, gases, metals particulate matters (Middle East sand dust), and solved problems using in vitro/in vivo mechanistic and molecular approaches. Leveraged technical expertise, guided new technologies, delivered novelty and solved issues for war fighter’s health using inhalation toxicity studies. Developed anti-dotes for chemical warfare agents, evaluated Jet fuel toxicity/skin irritation, initiated and proposed study on women health following submarine contaminations exposure, and Defense related chemical and biological exposure/toxicity detection.
Managed Microsoft Windows Server Architecture
Managed Active Directory domains and security objects
Automated administration tasks with Microsoft Powershell scripting.
Configured and maintained file system structure, design, and layout
Tuned the OS kernel to support OS performance
Updated/installed OS patches
Configured logs to collect in current DISA support tool for auditing purposes
Provided business hours and after-hours support for break/fix incidents and pre-coordinated authorized service interruptions (ASIs)
Assisted vendor during troubleshooting efforts for hardware/software incidents
Ensured backup software is installed and configured
Coordinated with DISA Storage to schedule backup for file systems data
Coordinated with application/database administration for OS-related configurations
Reviewed/validated backup reports
Coordinated and configure disk space allocations
Assigned/updated and track to completion IT Service Management (ITSM) service request
Installed/upgraded virtual server management tools where applicable (VMware tools)
Installed/upgraded physical server firmware files where applicable (physical servers)
2. Incident/Problem Management
Provided troubleshooting for any technical issues impacting our production environment.
Coordinated with applicable vendor for support if required
Escalated availability incidents to Command and Control (C2) and DISA management
BMC-REMEDY ticket system
Served as administrative assistant to the senior Family Life counselor and other counselors by performing administrative and clerical work. Coordinated and arranged counseling sessions, planned and assisted at Strong Bonds marital enrichment events. Assisted with group sessions at these events. Interviewed clients for needs and our ability to meet their needs, referred to outside agencies or emergency services when situations dictated. Maintained, ordered, stocked, and inventoried materials for the Chaplain Family Life Resource Center and Resource Library. Utilized computer and other technical equipment in order to create, copy, edit, store, retrieve, search, and print a wide variety of documents. I used various types of software types such as Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, and Outlook to perform the duties of my position. I used basic and advanced office automation functions to complete assignments. Composed routine correspondence on other subjects as outlined in regulations and procedures or specifically requested by guidance counselors. Planned marriage and family enrichment events. Completed AAR reports and submitted. Ensured proper arrangement, spacing, format, grammar, and spelling. Reviewed incoming correspondence and determined the action required and its priority. Routed, controlled, and distributed mail to appropriate individuals; maintained and classified a variety of files including client counseling files in database and training and education event files. R
Let me start by saying I'm not some salty schmuck who got fired and has a vendetta. The truth is that I contracted for the Department of Defense for five years and when the contract ended and I was given the option to move from California to Columbus, OH, to continue contracting or get laid off so the decision was a no-brainer. I'm truly thankful for the initial opportunity but what was presented and what was actually available were two different situations. That being said, everything I'm going to say is true and I have no need to embellish so it is what is it so you can take it or leave it.
At DoD, all you are is a number, if even that, to the "higher ups" who you will rarely and in most cases never in fact meet. Guys that have been there too long get lazy, angry, fat (or fatter in some cases) and start complaining about everything. Unfortunately it became clear that being there too long will completely cripple your ability to adapt to other workplace environments.
Your immediate supervisors for the most part will be 60% competent. I'm talking about typos, misspellings and the misuse of words in corporate, world-wide emails which makes you look just as inadequate as they are. Some guy didn't do his homework in high school English Lit and not he's the mouthpiece for your team. Awesome!
Be prepared to ask the same questions over and over and never get a response. I'm not exaggerating. You will in fact place multiple requests for the same issue and send mult
ProsLittle to no supervision
ConsNo advancement opportunities, incentives or guidance
• Oversee fleet maintenance, Obtain and maintain fleet vehicles licensing and registrations Obtain and maintain fleet emission testing. Obtain and maintain annual fleet inspections.
• Oversee proper use of fuel GSA credit cards
• Maintain utilization and daily inspections
• Maintain work orders. Oversee and schedule repairs. Maintain, log, and account for fuel and oil storage tanks, Opening of work orders. Researching parts availability and costing
• Maintain the parts inventory
• Responsible for shop safety
• Comply with DOD, DOT, OSHA, EPA, and state laws
• Develop, maintain and adhere to disciplinary procedures, driver orientation program
• Responsible for the incumbent administers, coordinates, and conducts special projects directed by branch Chief, Directors and Staff members or higher level authority. Compiles various special analyses and reports on every aspect of operations and programs and ensures that final products meet objectives, addresses pertinent issues and reflects an understanding of the impact of the project and/or final product.
• Used expertise to ensures internal procedures are current and do not conflict with other established regulations.
• Responsible for keeping abreast of new policies, procedures, regulations, directives, etc., and develop, recommends and issues adequate instructions to subordinate elements for proper implementation. Advises Division Chief and senior staff on steps necessary to ensure that needed actions have been taken an
Fully trained and successfully proficient in the administration of human resources and office automation programs in the customer service section, Military Personnel Office at Macdill AFB, Tampa FL. Duties include performing various administrative and clerical duties, monitoring, review, approval, and processing of military leaves requests, accountability for projected gains/losses, processing of SGLI and FSGLI insurance for military service members and in-processing of inbound and outbound personnel. Duties also include research and update of automated military personnel systems, review for accuracy, verification, approval and processing of military awards and decorations. Customer service functions include DEERS processing, research, and processing of all military, civilian, dependent and retiree identification cards.
Current primary duties are focused on the conducting of interviews to include the receipt of applications and processing for U.S. Government official passports for military members, their dependents and those civilians requiring official passports for overseas government travel .Examining citizenship documents submitted with the application to establish its authenticity relating to controlling passport laws, regulations and procedures. Completing correspondence to applicants requesting additional documentation as well as act as point of contact for passport related issues.
Fully trained and successfully proficient in the administration of human resources and
I loved working for DoD and if not for miss management i would still be there.
As a senior Public Safety Dispatcher, I'm certified APCO and Department Of Defense Telecommunication I & II. I provide emergency police, fire and medical services to the public by answering emergency 911 calls and dispatching appropriate personnel and equipment. I maintain an accurate status of emergency response equipment and personnel to ensure that prompt and proper resources are dispatched. This includes police, fire fighting, hazardous materials, technical rescue and ambulance equipment. I provide Emergency Medical Dispatch Life Support care through pre-arrival instructions to callers. The work requires knowledge of Law Enforcement and Fire Service terminology, techniques, and procedures, including operations associated with airfield crash/rescue, hazardous materials, wild land fires, confined space rescue, structural firefighting, strategies and tactics and Incident Command. My position requires knowledge of fire suppression systems, fire alarm detection equipment, the Louisiana State Police Information Network and Commercial Intrusion Detection Alarm Systems. In addition, I have knowledge of on post facilities, their layout, types of structures or other similar characteristics for the purpose of dispatching emergency equipment and personnel. Responsible for the receipt and effective evaluation of 911 emergency calls, to include fire, police, ambulance service, and commercial Intrusion Detec
I started working when I was 17 years old in 2007. Being a bagger at the Commissary was a laid back job which gave me the ability to make money and have plenty of time to focus on school work. The only day I had to work was Sundays and the rest of the week I had the choice of coming into work if I wanted to. Of course, the older I got the more I had to work as I started obtaining bills. Our only form of pay though was tips.
A typical day of work was going to, getting in line with the other baggers to wait for an open register, bagging the customers groceries, and then walking them to their car to put the groceries away for them. This process was done repetitively. The management was not at it's greatest. The way one would obtain a "head bagger position" would be done with a vote. In the end it seemed to be more of a popularity contest than anything else. Luckily, because I just come to work, did my job, and went home, I was able to stay away from the drama that comes with any job.
My co-workers consisted of a variety of people ranging from ages sixteen to past retired age. Maybe of the older workers were of an Asian decent so I was able to learn quite a bit of their culture and listen to many other languages be spoken.
The hardest part of the job was when I wasn't making enough money and would struggle with paying my bills. The job itself is not difficult by any stretch of the imagination, but when the income is relied solely on the generosity of oth
Prosplenty of free time, easy job, time with customers
Supporting and giving back to our Soliders/Uniformed Service Members
Typical day at the office was never typical. Always different tasks to perform always maintained the "roll with it" mentality. Along with being the Housing Manager came with the responsibility of managing over 550 leased spaces and their Soldiers. Always eventful, whether the day consisted of housing new Soldiers that arrived in the middle of the night or Soldiers who had issues with their rooms etc. Monthly I paid hotel bills in excess of $1.5 million dollars.
I also was the Supply Technician/Purchasing Agent in charge of unit supplies and purchases. Maintained inventories, recieved 100% audit success rate for 5 years. Also maintained, proofed, budgeted monthly bank statements and allotments.
Also oversaw the Government Vehicle Fleet of over 2,500 vehicles. Issued them out to units and individual Soldiers. Responsible for maintaining all maintenance on every vehicle and trackin the wearabouts and mileage on a daily basis.
Everyday I learned something new, wheather it was a new system implemented, a new set of orders to read and interpret or research. I learned that always treating people (Soldiers, customers, co-workers) how I want to be treated is the best policy and will get me the most respect and understanding. We're all human.
I managed my day with priority, organization, time management and dedication to all that I do. If I was unable to accomplish the requirements in an 8 hour work shift, there were always more hours to get it done. I have never had an issue with my c
Prosability to help and assist our soldiers
Consi cannot always please everyone
Questions And Answers about United States Department Of Defense
How often do you get a raise at United States Department Of Defense?
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Only get raise if you rank up if not you don’t get a pay raise for up to 3 years
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What is the promotion process like at United States Department Of Defense?
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Depends on your job depends how easy it is to pick up rank
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Structure and set pay.
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Board - 3 interviewers ask general Maintenance questions
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