Range Operations Specialist (Title32)(Permanent)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Pickett, Virginia
Posted
Jul 05, 2022
Closes
Jul 08, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Range Operations Specialist, GS-0301-09, you will perform the below duties:
(1) Oversees range activities as directed by the Range Control Manager. These activities include coordination of the range maintenance program in order to ensure fully operational ranges. Oversees the scheduling of ranges via the automated Range Facility Maintenance Support System (RFMSS). Ensures that ranges scheduled via the RFMSS do not conflict with the operation of other ranges or scheduled maintenance activities. Ensures all range operations are conducted to Department of the Army (DA) standards established by applicable DA weapon systems field manuals and technical manuals.
(2) Applies and enforces the Installation Range Safety Program. Prepares and staffs installation range safety publications. Develops personnel duty schedules to ensure organizational personnel observe live training events on the installation range complex. Serves as the officer in charge during extended periods of operations in direct oversight of the Range Control Communications and Operations Center. Ensures all range activities are conducted in accordance with installation safety guidelines and standard operating procedures.
(3) Ensures that adequate numbers of fully trained personnel are scheduled to support range operations and the communications center. Ensures that radio communications are conducted to military standards and re-trains personnel prior to their operation of the range communications system. Oversees the range control operations and communications center to insure no safety parameters, including violation of roadblock or barriers systems, occur.
(4) Conducts and prepares installation capability briefings and tours as directed by the Range Control Officer. Interfaces directly with military, civilian and law enforcement agencies desiring to use the installation range complex. Constructs range surface danger zone diagrams to standard for approval of the Range Control Officer. Assists other range control personnel in the verification of correct surface danger zone diagrams in support of new ranges or new range construction. Represents the function at meetings and briefings as directed. Serves on additional installation working groups and committees as directed.
(5) Oversees the work effort of employees who are involved in supporting the maintenance, operations, and communications center.
(6) Assumes the duties of the Range Control Manager in the absence of the incumbent.
(7) Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

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.
  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Per Centers for Disease Control, you are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose in your vaccination series.
  • You must provide proof of vaccination, or an approved medical/religious exemption (or application) at orientation.


Qualifications

NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

WHO CAN APPLY:
GROUP I
- All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E1/PVT - E7/SFC) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E1/PVT - E7/SFC) regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.
GROUP III - Individuals eligible for membership in the Virginia Army National Guard.

Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel (E1/PVT-E7/SFC)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have experience overseeing range activities which include coordination of the range maintenance program in order to ensure fully operational ranges as directed by the Range Control Manager.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least 24 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-08 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Experience or training overseeing the scheduling of ranges via the automated Range Facility Maintenance Support System (RFMSS).
  • Experience preparing and staffing installation range safety publications.
  • Experience overseeing the range control operations and communications center to insure no safety parameters, including violation of roadblock or barriers systems, occur.
  • Experience conducting and preparing installation capability briefings and tours as directed by the Range Control Officer.


  • 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 ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

    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 .