Glen Arm, Maryland
Apr 17, 2021
Apr 25, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a RANGE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1134000 and is part of the MD JFHQ G3, National Guard.

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As a Range Operations Specialist, GS-0301-09, you will perform the following duties:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oversees the work effort of employees who are involved in supporting the maintenance,
operations, and communications center. Assumes the duties of the Range Control Manager in the absence of the incumbent.

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.

Must attend and graduate from the Range Operations Course and Range Safety Course.

Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.

This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the
Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of
domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers,
contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.

The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are
responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and
regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.


Military Grades: Officer/Warrant Officer/Enlisted

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 ( 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):

--Practical knowledge of a wide range of established ARNG range management principles and
concepts involving range operations, live fire training activities, range safety, range maintenance,
and range control and communications. Must attend and graduate from the Range Operations
Course and Range Safety Course
--Knowledge of range activities, functions, and mission to provide support and services to training
--Knowledge of current military doctrine as related to the training center and range operations to
analyze problems and recommend solutions to eliminate problems.
--Working knowledge of regulations, pamphlets, and instructions regarding policies and procedures
for firing and handling ammunition.
--Knowledge of basic automation programs and systems to facilitate documentation and reporting.

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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