Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1960000 and is part of the MD 175th ANG, National Guard.

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Serves as the sole technical transportation advisor to all statewide or base operating officials on all matters dealing with commercial movement of personnel and equipment. Analyzes and advises on transportation considerations relative to the domestic and international movement of equipment, supplies, and personnel. Develops, maintains, and exercises the commercial traffic functions of mobilization plans, as well as training programs for managers and mobilization augmentees on related transportation subjects. Assists the Defense Movement Coordinator (DMC), as required, with the preparation of the commercial transportation portions of the Automated Unit Equipment List (AUEL). Analyzes traffic data and characteristics to determine areas of potential improvement; identifies economic and efficient uses of transportation; and projects mission transportation requirements. Develops budgetary and financial planning data in support of traffic management functions. Manages the unit transportation budget associated with commercial carriers.
Manages all materiel distribution activities. Uses military and commercial transportation to move cargo and personnel. Administers and facilitates operations associated with packaging, classifying, and arranging cargo for shipment or storage. Plans, organizes, and directs vehicle transportation to support operational missions.
Ensures that traffic management and transportation services required to support the mission are accomplished. Ensures the preparation of Transportation Discrepancy Reports (TDR) and other documents in support of government claims against carriers for freight loss and damage or failure to provide contracted services. Reconciles Commercial Bills of Lading to verify receipt and shipment of equipment and supplies. Establishes local policies and procedures to support the economical movement of contractually procured materials from vendors. Interprets and enforces Federal, state, and local regulations concerning the movement of hazardous materials and general commodities through various modes of carriage. Serves as a technical advisor for shipments of hazardous materials, and cargo, ensuring the proper packaging, marking, labeling, identification, and manifesting for transportation. Monitors and ensures proper handling, packaging, and shipping of arms, ammunition, explosives, Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI),and classified/sensitive items. Incumbent safeguards accountable transportation documents, which may include: Government Bills of Lading, Government Transportation Requests, and Uniform Service Meal Tickets.
Inspects, or provides for inspection of, commercial carrier terminals to locate and expedite delivery of astray government shipments. Ensures carrier capability complies with government requirements and specifications. Manages the Carrier Performance Program for the state and provides input to Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.
Reviews, as required, individual paperwork associated with a Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Personally Performed Moves (PPMs) to ensure requested reimbursement on charges are inline with a commercial PCS move.
Procures domestic and international travel for both military and civilian passengers. Reviews the travel arrangements provided by the Travel Services Contractor ensuring that special fares and/or discounts are utilized when feasible. Ensures advance procurement of transportation services to achieve greatest overall cost efficiency and oversees the audit of the Travel Services Contractor for application of appropriate discounts for official travel. Monitors the approved Travel Agent for official travel for quality assurance as a Contract Officer Representative (COR). Advises travelers on entitlements and responsibilities and manages the processing of refunds for unused commercial tickets into the government accounting system. Ensures all travel requests are accompanied by approved travel orders and reconciles billing of requested travel services.
Provides coordination, as required, for the base's Space Available (A) travel program which may include but is not limited to: oversight of the manifesting of passengers, coordination with Base Operations and Security, checking passenger credentials to determine authorization for Space A use, and/or providing security and safety briefings to passengers.
Coordinates with functional managers to ensure assets (i.e., reusable containers) are accounted for, serviceable, properly stored and maintained for deployment. Manages and inspects containers for the shipment of arms, ammunition, and explosives (AA&E). Verifies safety inspection certificates of commercial carrier equipment prior to use.
Exercises supervision over subordinate employees.
Performs other related 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.


Military Grades: promotable TSgt to SMSgt
GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education, or training which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of and understanding of administrative, professional, analytical, or other work relating to traffic or transportation programs or operations. Must be skilled in dealing with others in person-to-person work relationships. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training performing, administering or supervising technical and analytical work concerned with planning, development and execution of traffic policies and programs. Experience interpreting applicable Federal, State and local laws, and regulations concerning transportation and traffic procedures. Knowledge of transportation requirements and systems for specific geographic areas (International and Continental United States).

Quality of Experience - Length 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 position to be filled.


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):
--Exercises a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of traffic management policies, principles and practices as well as an in-depth knowledge of commercial traffic management activities.
--Practical knowledge of industry practices and procedures and established regulations, requirements, and techniques related to the transportation program.
--Broad knowledge of organizational practices and activities and skill in applying this knowledge to plan and accomplish a variety of complex work assignments, and the ability to identify, analyze and resolve transportation issues or problems.
--Knowledge of financial/budgetary requirements sufficient to perform monthly reconciliation of all charges associated with the transportation program.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

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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