Baltimore, Maryland
Jun 13, 2019
Jun 21, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT (MILITARY), Position Description Number D1055000 and is part of the Maryland Air National Guard.

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As a Human Resources Assistant, GS-0203-7, you will provide procedural guidance and assistance to managers, supervisors, and AGR personnel regarding AGR personnel benefits and services. Advises supervisors and AGR personnel on leave policies, i.e., ordinary and emergency leave, convalescent leave, absence without leave, and special passes. Implement the program for in processing of ARNG/ANG AGR personnel in coordination with Military Personnel Management Office (MPMO)/Military Personnel Flight (MPF). Upon selection, ensures required documentation for appointment is prepared and submitted to include initiating requests for requirements, benefits and entitlements. Develop instructions and provides information involving a wide range of regulatory requirements concerning AGR personnel matters and pay administration. Analyzes, interprets and clarifies policies, directives, and other issuances by the National Guard Bureau (NGB), Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force for applicability to activities serviced. Takes appropriate action to comply with such directives and guidance or refers the matters to the proper functional staff for action. Coordinates publication of local policies and regulations. Serve as a point-of-contact regarding AGR benefits/services and ensures the proper processing of personnel actions to include tour extensions, reassignments and separations. Conducts internal audit of personnel actions processed to ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements. Coordinates and authenticates required documentation regarding eligibility for extension of active duty status in order to prepare requests for extension orders. May be required to issue DD Form 214 (Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge) upon termination of active duty status. Responsible for the maintenance of files necessary to reflect action taken on AGR personnel. Verifies prior service from applicable documents. Advise, counsels and/or refers AGR personnel and dependents to appropriate support/benefit programs, i.e., Veterans Administration, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, and Civilian Health and Medical Program for Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS). Refers AGR personnel with drug or alcohol problems to appropriate office for assistance. May administer the Army Drug Abuse Prevention Control Program. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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.

fMilitary Grades: TSgt / E6 and below

Compatible Military Assignments: 3F5X1

This position is open to Air Guard Only, and current members of the Maryland Air Guard willing to transfer.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Administrative or clerical experience, education, or training which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 12 months experience in the interpretation and application of regulations, procedures or laws. Experience that provided a working knowledge of administrative functions. Experience performing personnel transactions. Experience working independently and setting priorities with very little supervisory control.

Quality of Experience - Level 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 Miscellaneous Administration and Program Positions.


Substitution of Education for specialized experience - Completion of 2 academic years of education in an accredited college or university will satisfy the requirements for GS-4 positions. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience for GS-5 positions.

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.

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 .

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):
--Knowledge of military HR policies, procedures, and regulations necessary in an operating military personnel office responsible for administering the AGR program to provide technical and administrative support and assistance to Human Resources Specialists (Military), and directly to supervisors and military personnel outside the personnel office in support of ARNG/AGR Reserve programs and personnel.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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:

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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