THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a WING INSPECTION PROGRAM MANAGER, Position Description Number D2246000 and is part of the MA ANG 102nd IW, National Guard. This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is: Maj Sara LaFranchise at 508-###-####.
This Series requires knowledge of inspection and investigative principles, applicable federal laws and regulations, problem resolution tactics, professional communication skills, and the ability to coordinate and manage resources. It requires the incumbent to have professional competencies and education as the subject matter expert to perform a variety of inspections and investigations concerning complaints of favoritism, retaliation, etc; and, to advise unit commanders and others on corrective actions to remedy or preemptively address issues that could result in inspector general complaints. Positions in this series must manage National Guard investigations and resolve all issues promptly and in accordance with established Department of Defense, Army, Air Force, and National Guard Inspector General Program directives and policies. The Inspector General Staff positions are located in the Joint Force Headquarters - State Inspector General Office and in the Air National Guard Wing Inspector General Office. The Inspector General positions function independently as the key links between Army National Guard commanders, Air National Guard commanders, JFHQ-State command authorities, and the Adjutants General in all matters related to the National Guard. This program directly impacts on readiness, discipline, efficiency, economy and morale of military and civilian personnel, equipment, and associated management systems within each state. Some positions in this Series require expanded security clearances and extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing distinct sets of administrative management, legal requirements, duties, and responsibilities for performing Inspector General functions.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of EmploymentNATIONAL 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. Favorable background check is required. Optional Form 306 is a required form, or you will be disqualified. Reference Worksheet is a required form, or you will be disqualified.
ENL: TSgt to MSgt
Compatible Military Assignments:
AREA OF CONSIDERATION : Open to current members of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, or those eligible to enlist and/or transfer into the Massachusetts Air National Guard.
*This is an indefinite position, tenure 3, with a time limit determined by the needs of the agency. Any permanent military technician who is selected for this position will become tenure 3. The selectee will receive the same benefits and entitlements as the tenure 1 employee, but will be considered tenure 3 for purposes of reduction in force. If a permanent resource becomes available, incumbent may be converted to a permanent appointment without competition*
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. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Massachusetts Air National Guard recruiter at (774) ###-#### before applying for this position.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Must have experience or training in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately. Knowledgeable of applicable laws, directives, regulations, policies, and procedures. Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communications. Skilled interpersonal communications, empathy, and effective listening. Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats. Ability to communicate -orally and in writing- clearly and effectively. Ability to organize thoughts, research materials, and manage case projects; and Skilled in comprehending and interpreting directives and laws.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have 24 months experience in working within the definitions of laws, regulations, and policies. Experienced in working the military inspection programs and basic understanding of military missions, service structures, capabilities, and organizational functions. Experienced in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to analyze the self-assessment program plans. Experienced in developing training materials and instructing others in the basic inspector general program elements, activities and procedures. Capable and experienced in conducting interviews, reading reviews, and evaluating situations or conditions. Have a working knowledge of various office automation software programs, to include specific inspector general forms, tools, and techniques to support office operations to produce a variety of documents such as, letters, reports, spreadsheets, databases, and graphs. Have a working knowledge of inspector general investigations, understands how to conduct interviews, fact finding projects, and/or complete data analysis. Experiences may have included activities such as, approaching individuals who may be fearful, skeptical, or uncooperative during the questioning process of the investigation; establishing rapport with different personality types in order to glean appropriate information pertaining to complaints and allegations, and resolving complex problems. Experienced in applying conventional methods to gather, analyze, and evaluate information and data, draw conclusions, and recommend appropriate action. Skilled in comprehending procedures outlined in inspector general regulations and directives and experienced in applying them to complete conventional inquiries, complaints, Congressionals, etc. Experienced and confident in communication skills, both written and oral, to prepare comprehensive reports of investigation, responses to congressional staffers, and make presentations to high level management officials. Experienced in completing work assignments and handling problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training or established practices. Experienced in interpreting and executing policies using general guidelines and precedents. Experienced using learned judgments, initiatives, and resourcefulness in order to modify, adapt, and/or refine broader guidelines to resolve specific complex or intricate issues and problems, research trends and patterns, develop new methods and criteria, or recommended changes to complete the required planning and programming requirements. Experienced in comprehending compliance or noncompliance activities. Experienced in compiling, reconciling, correlating, or analyzing data from various sources. Experienced in working with assignments that required developing recommendations for overall detailed plans, goals, and objectives for implementation and continued evaluation. Experienced in deciding a course of action based on an analysis of the subject and issues involved. Experienced in exercising versatility, judgment, and perceptions to understand interrelationships among different strategies, activities, and laws or requirements. Experienced in making recommendations for work refinement methods and techniques for resolution of deficiencies or issues. Experienced in the assessment of productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency of program operations and efforts to analyze a variety of conventional problems. Experienced and skilled in applying a broad knowledge of service operations to affect the adequacy of complex systems, programs, and strategic planning efforts and in identifying criteria to measure and/or predict the execution of organizational goals or program objectives. Experienced in identifying and developing ways to resolve problems, implementing corrective actions and providing realistic data for leadership to improve operational mission plans. Experienced in meeting with senior military and civilian leadership, high-ranking managers.
High school diploma or General Education Development diploma (GED - Army Enlisted Only) is mandatory. The school work should include completed courses in math, English grammar and composition, speech, psychology, and general science is preferred. Completed higher education academic courses from an accredited business, civilian or military technical school, junior college, undergraduate college or university are optimum. Completed academic courses may include business management, human resources development, English grammar and composition, speech, statistics, public administration, human resources administration, organizational development, public administration, and behavioral social sciences.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
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 .
MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM : If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position.
For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program incentive, the following termination rule applies:
Incentive Termination without Recoupment:
If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent or Indefinite position after 25 February 2010 where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Complete Application Package must include:
A Resume that must have Months and Years of experience, and at least 5 bullets or more of work experience for the duties you performed showing experience for the position you are applying for.
*DO NOT FORGET TO ADD IN ANY TRADITIONAL GUARDSMEN EXPERIENCE*
*Please follow link to obtain OF 306:
(Important: OF 306 MUST BE signed and dated within 1 year of the closing date of this announcement or you will be found ineligible)
*Please follow link to obtain Reference Worksheet:
(Important: The attached Reference Worksheet MUST be used, and you MUST list 3 references)
Unofficial Transcripts, if used to qualify (An official transcript may be required before being hired.)
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 .
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
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Agency contact information
Denise Cahalane Denise Cahalane
AddressMA ANG 102nd IW
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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