US Department of the Air Force - Horsham, PA4.3


This National Guard position is for a SUPPORT SERVICES SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D0010000 and is part of the PA 270th Engineering Installation Squadron, National Guard.


1 or more Position(s) may be hired against this Announcement

Re-Advertisement of Technician Vacancy Announcement #18-011

As a SUPPORT SERVICES SPECIALIST, GS-0342-8, you will plan, direct, and coordinate the unit administrative functions. Provide administrative assistance, guidance, and support to all functions including guidance from higher headquarters. Manage forms development, design, control, storage and dissemination. Perform Client Support Administrator (CSA) information systems and technology support functions. Provide information management (IM) support. Maintain unit attendance records and the notification and counseling of military members concerning requirements and the consequences of failure to satisfactorily participate. Responsible for maintaining the unit Global Command and Control System (GCCS) to include being the COMSEC (Communications Security) Responsible Officer (CRO). Manages the unit's database and locator information of each unit member's home of record and phone numbers to ensure members are contacted quickly and effectively, when needed. Perform other duties as assigned.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0342 Support Services Administration


Conditions of Employment
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
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.
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.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
This is a Dual Status Excepted Service Technician position in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.

Bargaining Position
Category 1: Qualified, currently employed technicians working at the location specified in the job announcement.
Category 2: Qualified, currently employed technicians of the Pennsylvania National Guard. (Army and/or Air)
Category 3: Qualified members of the Pennsylvania National Guard. (Army and/or Air)
Category 4: All individuals who are willing to become members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Category 5: Individuals who are currently serving in another branch of service who are willing to become members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

INDEFINITE: Currently employed permanent technicians MAY BE able to retain their permanent status and based on the current Unit Manning Document (UMD) and projected resourcing this will allow the applicant to occupy this position as a Permanent Promotion or Reassignment. If there are projected changes in the funding resourcing of the advertised position individuals will be placed on a Temporary action such as Temporary Promotion or Temporary Reassignment. These actions may result in the employee having to return to their prior Permanent Position when changes to the manning occur. Indefinite employment status pertains to applicant nominated, who are not a currently employed permanent technician. Indefinite appointments may acquire permanent status depending upon future force structure requirements; indefinite appointments do not serve a trial period. Indefinite appointments may be separated when their services are no longer needed or when funding is no longer available via a 30-day termination notice.

Military Grades : ENLISTED E1 - E5

Assignment to a compatible military position is not required for application but will be required if selected for appointment.

Compatible Military Assignments : AFSC: 3D0X1, 3F0X1, 3F100, 3F1X1, 3F5X1

Supervisor for this position is Maj Kash.

Manpower #: 0107090734

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education or training in administrative, professional, technical, or other work that provided knowledge of support services. Knowledge of administrative methods and procedures used in planning, organizing work, and skill in dealing with others in person-to-person work relationships. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least 18 months experience in dealing with management principles and supervisory responsibility for support service functions required by type of position to be filled and the organization involved. Experience planning and directing a variety of clerical operations. Experience using methods and procedural steps, and working under general instructions to meet the objectives of support services programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES : Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the nominating supervisor based on the following competencies considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

  • Knowledge of the theory and principles of management and organization, including such administrative practices and procedures common to organizations as those pertaining to channels of communication, delegation of authority, routing of correspondence, filing systems, and storage of files and records.
  • Knowledge of the organization, programs, missions, and functions of an ANG RED HORSE unit for the purpose of providing IM support
  • Skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature.
QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

SPECIAL NOTE: Per the Labor Relations Management Agreement if there are more than 15 qualified applicants for each position, by category, a KSA board will be convened in accordance with Section 17.8 of the LMRA.


There is no education substitution for this position.
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 .

REPROMOTION CONSIDERATION (Applies to technician applicants only.)

Technicians who have been demoted from this or a higher grade previously held in the same occupational series without personal cause and who are not in a grade retention status will be given consideration for re-promotion. Technicians who believe they are entitled to such consideration should forward a description of the circumstances with their application. Technicians eligible for re-promotion will be considered prior to using competitive promotion procedures, except when another technician has a statutory or regulatory right to be placed in or considered for the position.

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.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

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 (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents :
Resume - (All applicants must submit)
HRO Form 6 - Military Service Background ( All applicants must submi t)
OF 306 - Declaration of Federal Employment ( All applicants must submit )

These documents must be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete. If you do not submit all of the above referenced documents your application WILL NOT be forwarded to the nominating official.

If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your application can and will be disqualified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your qualifications.

If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.


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