Ammunition Inspector Supervisor (Indefinite) (Title 32)

Fort Pickett, Virginia
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 19, 2020
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Ammunition Inspector Supervisor (Indefinite) (Title 32), Position Description Number D2286000 and is part of the VA USPFO, National Guard.

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As a Ammunition Inspector Supervisor (Indefinite) WS-6912-08, you will perform the below duties:

1. Assigns, directs, and supervises the work of personnel executing ammunition inspections, explosive handling, and transportation operations. Plans the use of personnel, equipment, facilities and material on a daily, week-to-week and/or month-to-month basis. Establishes and sets deadlines, priorities, work sequences, milestones, and work assignments. Develops work methods, establishes procedures, and explains work requirements to subordinates. Assigns work and formulates operational processes and procedures in accordance with guidance established by higher headquarters via army regulations, Department of the Army (DA) Pamphlets, National Guard Bureau (NGB) directives, local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies and procedures, Technical Manuals, schematics, and other related directives. Determines the man-hours, cost estimates, number and types of workers needed to accomplish specific projects. Assigns individual workers and resources to accomplish planned, and ad-hoc work. Exercises authority to maintain and balance workload; shifts assignments, workers and other resources to achieve the most effective and efficient work operations. Instructs subordinates in existing and state of the art ammunition and explosives inspection methods and provides advice and consultation when issues arise. Reviews and analyzes work accomplishments, cost and utilization of subordinates to evaluate work progress, control costs and anticipates and avoids possible problems by recommending corrective action. Participates with management officials and/or other key personnel to develop qualitative and/or quantitative work standards. Evaluates work operations and reviews completed work, inspection reports, and production control data to validate standards and timelines are met. Coordinates with other supervisors, organizations, or work groups to ensure work requirements are established and achieved; collaboration occurs from end-to-end. Informs higher level supervisor of the need to amend work schedules and initiate planning of current and future work schedules, budget requests, staffing needs, training requirements, and allocation of assets, estimates, and recommendations as to scheduling projected work. Plans the allocation of resources and the distribution of work as well as determines the internal plan to be followed by subordinates in applying resources to accomplish work operations. Evaluates resources required to accomplish the proposed work packages or programs in relation to the resources committed to ongoing and previously scheduled work operations and recommends changes to superiors concerning previously planned work schedules. Participates fully with higher level management officials and staff organizations in studying and developing recommendations concerning changes in specifications, requirements, work techniques and standards; revisions to organizational structures, responsibilities and relationships; and improvement or modernization of equipment, facility layout and workflow. Analyzes work plans and monitors the status of work in relation to the overall schedule requirement, including unanticipated or emergency requirements.

2. Investigates, documents, and reports work-related problems, incidents, and accidents, determines causes, and implements corrective actions within delegated authority to resolve work problems such as safety hazards, equipment deficiencies, and/or problems resulting in low productivity. Continuously reviews operations in order to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, with special emphasis on safety, security, and environmental concerns. As necessary, suggests solutions and or implements corrective actions to resolve related problems in work operations directed by other supervisors. Ensures all maintenance and calibration requirements are achieved within specified time frames.

3. Develops performance standards, counsels' employees on performance, and completes interim performance and finalize formal and informal performance.

4. Other duties as assigned

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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.


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.

: This position is being advertised as an indefinite appointment and applicant selected may be released at any time, and advised of his/her rights and benefits to which entitled. In the event a permanent employee is accepted for this indefinite position, there will be a change in their tenure from permanent to indefinite. Indefinite appointments may be made permanent at a later date without competition.

All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Member (E7/SFC - E9/SGM) or a Warrant Officer (W1/WO1 - W2/CW2)currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Member (E7/SFC - E9/SGM) or a Warrant Officer (W1/WO1 - W2/CW2), 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 Member (E7/SFC - E9/SGM) or a Warrant Officer (W1/WO1 - W2/CW2)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience or training which demonstrates that the candidate has the ability to organize assignments for subordinates, estimate material and manpower needed for specific jobs; able to explain manuals and work procedures; and to prepare production records, work records and reports.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Candidate must have at leave 36 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the WS-07 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 WG grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Experience which demonstrates the ability to plan, direct, and organize work assignments for lower grade personnel.
  • Experience that provided knowledge of various lines of work performed by this function. Experience which demonstrates the ability to supervise or the potential to perform such duties as evidenced by the ability to communicate knowledge of general supervisory concepts, and knowledge of shop processes.
  • Experience in adapting existing equipment and techniques to new situations.
  • Experience which required the review of work requirements and establish priorities to meet deadlines

  • Education

    If you are using Education to qualify for this position,

    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):

    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: Most recent SF50 for current Federal Technicians.

    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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