Range Operations Manager (Title 32) (Not to Exceed 1 October 2021)

Fort Pickett, Virginia
Nov 20, 2020
Nov 27, 2020
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Range Operations Manager (Title 32) (Not to Exceed 1 October 2021), Position Description Number D1130000 and is part of the VA MTC, National Guard.

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As a Range Operations Manager (Title 32), GS-0301-11, you will perform the below duties:

(1) Responsible for the timing, coordination, and safety of combined arms firing exercises which involves armed aircraft, maneuvering, mounted and dismounted types of indirect and direct fire. Ensures that all are conducted simultaneously without incident or mishap. Supports commanders and staff officers from all active and reserve military units (and nonmilitary organizations) in tactical training requirements within the training center. Manages an extensive maneuver complex and multiple live-fire ranges at a Maneuver Training Center-Heavy/Power Support Platforms (MTC-H/PSP) or Maneuver Training Centers-Heavy (MTC-H). Provides organizational personnel on all matters pertaining to safety in the firing of live ordnance. Directly responsible for developing and enforcing the installation range safety program and directs preparation and staffing of all installation range safety publications. Determines and enforces safety parameters for all non-standard firing ranges. Develops, updates, and coordinates the training center Five-Year Range Development Plan. Coordinates with senior commanders and staff officers, matters pertaining to the capabilities and limitations of the training center range complex and maneuver safety program. Maintains appropriate security clearances in order to receive and give classified briefings. In coordination with other directorates, ensures a safe hunting/fishing program.

(2) Plans, directs, and manages range activities. Reads and interprets regulations and directives pertaining to range operations and activities. Develops, prepares, and revises training center range regulations, as required. Reviews correspondence pertaining to the operation and allocation of available range assets in support of battalion and brigade size military units. Plans for mission accomplishment considering resource constraints. Manages personnel to ensure timely and adequate maintenance of range facilities with coordination for engineering and housing related work. Monitors the allocation of range areas to ensure compliance with all policies and procedures; and in accordance with needs and priorities, ensures maximum safety utilization. Assists units in solving problems that arise during training. Must be knowledgeable on current military training doctrine. Makes informed decisions on the ability of using units to conduct specialized/classified training events using an extensive risk management program. Makes recommendations to the training center commander and using unit commanders to approve or amend requested specialized/classified training events. Conducts specialized and/or classified operational, safety, and capability briefings in support of unique training events.

(3) Plans and schedules work, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares work schedules. Assigns work to subordinate employees based on organization priorities and consideration of difficulty and requirements of assignments such that the experience, training, and the abilities of staff. Provides advice, guidance, and direction to employees on a wide range of range management and administrative issues. Interviews candidates for positions and selects, or recommends selection of, candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignments. Hears and resolves employee complaints and refers serious unresolved complaints to higher-level management. Effects minor disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands and recommends action in more serious disciplinary matters. Identifies employee developmental needs and provides or arranges for training (formal and on-the-job) to maintain and improve job performance. Assesses and revises policies and procedures as needed to find ways to improve quality, timeliness, and efficiency of work. Develops, modifies, and/or interprets performance standards. Evaluates subordinate work performance ensuring consistency and equity in rating techniques. Approves or disapproves leave requests.

(4) Performs the duties of the director in their absence.

(5) Performs 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.

REMARKS: TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT - Selected applicant will receive a temporary appointment Not to Exceed 1 October 2021. The appointment may be ex-tended up to a maximum of 1 additional year (24 months of total service).

All qualified Male/Female Commissioned Officers (O-1/2LT - O-4/MAJ) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Commissioned Officers (O-1/2LT - O-4/MAJ) , 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: Commissioned Officers (O-1/2LT - O-4/MAJ)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration as well as experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have least 36 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 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 developing and recommending policy.
  • Experience organizing and carrying out specific programs, evaluating and recommending changes in methods of operations.
  • Experience in supervisory, staff or technical work which included study, analysis or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of managerial or administrative policies, practices and procedures.
  • Experience preparing written communications and oral presentations.

  • Education

    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 .

    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: SF50 if current technician

    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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