Middle River, Maryland
Oct 09, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SPECIALISTS, Position Description Number D2346000 and is part of the MD 175th ANG, National Guard.

This position is eligible for a recruitment incentive of up to $1000.

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As an Administrative Support Specialist, GS-0301-09, you will serve as the Commander's Resource Advisor, assuring full planning, execution, and accountability for the Unit's financial and workday resources. Proposes, drafts, and maintains Unit spend plans, forecasting the unit's use of Military Personnel and Operations and Maintenance funds, as well as Annual Training, Proficiency Training, Training Period Preparation Assembly, and Full-Time National Guard workday resources. Maintains proficiency in the use of numerous systems and familiarity with a large body of legal and regulatory material particular to the financial management realm. Prepares a wide variety of financial reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis in order to document financial accountability, inform management decision-making, and meet regulatory requirements. Approves or disapproves the execution of all Unit expenditures to ensure they are in accordance with legal and managerial guidance. Reviews travel authorizations and vouchers to ensure they are legal and proper before approval. Participates in quarterly Wing Financial Working Group meetings, aiding in the Wing-wide prioritization of unfunded requests. Works with Group, Wing, Comptroller Flight, and National Guard Bureau functional offices to coordinate transmission of unfunded financial needs and receipt of additional funds. Serves as the lead for all unit administrative support functions. Recognizes need, initiates action, directs or personally formulates new administrative policies and procedures, and recommends changes designed to improve administrative efforts or services. Implements information management (IM) policies and procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility. Utilizes knowledge of a wide range of rules, procedures and operations to provide administrative support for records protection and safeguarding; electronic records management; Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act requests and training; military personnel and pay actions; correspondence and mail management; and centralized orders and travel processes. Utilizes knowledge of the organization, programs, missions, and functions of the Unit and its major issues, program goals, objectives, work processes, and administrative operations in performing a wide variety of complex support work requiring analyzing interrelationships with the requirements of customers and other functional areas. Conducts studies, inquiries, and surveys in response to the needs of management. Serves as the unit's SharePoint manager or liaison. Plans, implements and maintains the unit's internal World Wide Web collaborative environment ensuring compliance with all Public Affairs, Legal, Communications-Computer, IM, and Host Wing guidance. Publishes unit drill schedules and newsletters. Accomplishes or assists in accomplishing a variety of military personnel transactions including appointments, enlistments, separations, promotions, duty assignments, transfers, line of duty actions, applications for school, payroll actions, and other personnel and pay actions, and forwards same to a higher level military personnel or finance office. Accomplishing these tasks involves a combination of long-range planning and current operational analysis and measurement. The work is both proactive and reactive in nature and involves multitasking and prioritizing of work to meet operational missions based on the commander's intent. Establishes channels of communication within the Unit, keeping personnel informed and facilitating feedback. Resolves day-to-day administrative problems related to the operation of the Unit. Plans, implements, and manages the Records Management Program for the Unit according to Air Force directives, instructions, and general guidance from Higher Headquarters. Considers the methods and processes by which: record materials are created by an organization; filing systems are maintained; and records are retained or disposed. Complies with local directives and instructions pertinent to the establishment and maintenance of files and training records. Develops records disposition schedules and procedures. Conducts staff assistance visits. Provides recommendations, advice, and technical guidance on the proper application of existing policies and procedures and use of new or improved methods and techniques to improve operational efficiency. Studies and analyzes problem areas through the collection and analysis of data, personal interviews, observations and management. Upon completion of staff visits, assembles and analyzes data collected and holds critiques with staff/operating officials on the status of the program, identifying areas requiring corrective action, identifying causes for deficiencies, rendering guidance and making recommendations for improvement. Establishes and maintains a records staging area. 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

  • 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 must be current members of the Maryland National Guard.
  • 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.


Military Grades: MSgt (E-7) and below

Compatible Military Assignments: 3F0X1, 3F2X1, 3F5X1

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 24 months experience, education or training in any position that required compiling reports, letters, memoranda, etc., and required person-to-person contacts to convey information. Applicants must have experience providing technical guidance and assistance in the type of work or in comparable work of the position to be filled. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of administrative procedures and practices of management. Experience developing administrative procedures.


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): Thorough knowledge of the organization, programs, mission goals, major issues, objectives, work processes, administrative operations and functions of the unit. Requires knowledge of the pertinent laws, regulations, policies and precedents that apply to an ANG unit. Advanced knowledge of and skill in applying fundamental DoD Financial Management laws, principles, systems, policies, methods, and practices sufficient to: advise leadership on all financial matters pertinent to the unit; develop and evaluate long- and short-range financial plans; implement financial reviews, audits, reports, transfers, and unfunded requests; and ensure all expenditures are legal, proper, and correct. Knowledgeable of Records Management (RM) policies, procedures, systems, and governing directives sufficient to: establish file plans, records disposition schedules and procedures in accordance with legal and regulatory guidance; evaluate unit file plans and RM procedures; and train personnel in the full range of RM responsibilities.Thorough knowledge of a wide range of AF, ANG, Wing, and Group administrative program requirements sufficient to ensure the unit meets all program requirements and to serve as the unit's subject matter expert or point of contact for all inquiries or taskings that arise for those programs. Knowledge to plan, schedule and conduct projects and studies to evaluate and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of unit operations. Knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of unit operations. Knowledge in developing new or modified work procedures for administering unit services, guidelines and procedures and automating work processes.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

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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