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Air National Guard Units ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER in Great Falls, Montana


THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE INDEFINITE WITH POSSIBLE PERMANANT STATUS POSITION. NON-BARGAINING UNIT. Hiring incentives of Recruitment, Relocation, and/or PCS are authorized and may be used for this position. Selecting Official: Col Trace Thomas This position is for an Administrative Officer, Position Description Number D2368000, and is part of the Montana Air National Guard, 120 ALF WG. (A copy of the Position Description can be obtained from HRO upon request.)


This position is located in the Wing Headquarters of an Air National Guard (ANG) Wing. This is an Air National Guard (ANG) Dual Status Technician position requiring military membership, compatible military skill assignment, and classification. The purpose of this position is to provide subject matter expertise, leadership, consultation, collaboration, and advisory services essential to the direction and efficient operation of the organization. Directly assist leaders with the management of key day to day planning, public affairs, process improvement, protocol, operations and special projects at the highest level of the organization. Collaborates and coordinates assigned functions with managers, office of primary responsibility, leaders and supervisors; participate with management to address and resolve issues, as well as provide recommendations for correcting or improving the organizations overall program management, efficiency and effectiveness. This position reports directly to the Wing Commander. Ensures internal systems and procedures for carrying out the organization's administrative functions meet the requirements of balancing costs, benefits, productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness. Accomplishes or assigns actions/staff work to subject matter experts/functional proponents as appropriate based on knowledge of organizational responsibilities, familiarity with subject matter, and broad guidance from the command group. Work relieves Wing leadership of all but the most pressing and necessary decision and action policies. Provides sound research, analysis, advisory and consultation to the Command team; recommends improvements in the formulation and application of policies and procedures. Addresses Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) initiatives, legislative activities, and responses to congressional inquiries. Supports the organization through the development and oversight of the knowledge management program. Acts as an intermediary to resolve significant or controversial issues, problems and disagreements that are referred to Commander. Directs the management of a myriad of unique, atypical, and unrelated problems. Establishes communication channels internal and external to the organization; keeps internal and external customers as well as unit members, traditional and full time, informed and facilitates communication laterally and horizontally throughout the organization. Initiates, plans, directs, and/or participates in special studies and projects in areas such as; resource utilization, personnel management, logistical support, knowledge management, readiness programs, etc. Researches, reviews, and analyzes processes and procedures to determine the overall applicability, effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of activities and programs; develops final report and briefing, makes recommendations that impact high level decision making, and increases efficiency. Directs and oversees actions required to implement procedural changes, conducts in-process efficiency reviews, participates in site visits, completes after action reports, maintains historical data; ensures documented evidence is provided to support cost savings without compromising required standards of readiness, accuracy, effectiveness, and/or safety. Provides expertise, guides team or independently conducts process improvement studies, impacting future organizational effectiveness and efficiency in support of all areas of Wing management. Serves as the performance, process improvement coordinator, develops and executes process improvement studies that require the adaptation of analytical techniques to: (a) identify and resolve complex issues or problems, (b) develop new or modified work methods or (c) to make recommendations for improving program effectiveness and organizational productivity. Represents the Wing in meetings with congressional, state and local officials, special interest and business group spokespersons to market and advertise ANG programs, activities, and requirements to gain support for ANG missions. Attends community functions and serves as protocol specialist, spokesperson to create public interest in ANG programs. Provides oversight, coordination and collaboration as it pertains to protocol functions. Implements, directs, and coordinates executive functions, services and activities. Represents the commander in interaction with other agencies; markets, publicizes, and distributes information as it pertains to unit programs, initiatives, community events, open house, and special projects. Collaborates and consults with Wing Public Affairs Officer (PAO), drafts, develops, and finalizes narrative, prepares and coordinates news releases with State JFHQ to support communication with local media, high-ranking public officials, corporate leadership, civic groups, other reserve components, Air Force, Army, National Guard Bureau (NGB) and respective headquarters staff representatives.


Conditions of Employment


Military Grades: O1 - O5 Your application MUST contain a DETAILED description (how, when , where, and at what level) in your own words (not copied) of civilian and/or military training/experience/education as it relates to the general and specialized experience, KSA/Competencies, and any other requirements (certifications, education, selective placement factors) that are in announcement and/or questionnaire. If resume is NOT detailed in these requirements; your application ranking on your responses may be lowered/changed or you could be deemed not eligible/qualified. NOTE: You may add a supplement page (as above; it must address how, when, where and at what level) to your resume to address requirements separately. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess experience, education or training in managing or directing, one or more programs, including appropriate supporting service organizations. Supervisory, managerial, professional or technical work experience and/or training which has provided knowledge of management principles, practices, methods and techniques. Experience using computer and automation systems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 36 months experience, education or training analyzing problems, identifying significant factors, gathering pertinent data and recognizing solutions. Experience preparing reports, plans, policies and various correspondence. Experience evaluating objectives and develop plans to facilitate the availability and effective utilization of various resources. Experience utilizing the organization, its mission and the organizational staff procedures. Experience using quantitative and qualitative techniques for analyzing and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of administrative and technical programs. Experience developing the mission and work processes of programs throughout the military organization and multi level agencies. Experience in analytical and investigative techniques. Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel. PLACEMENT STATUS/TENURE OF SELECTEE: TEMPORARY PROMOTION/REASSIGNMENT/CHANGE TO LOWER GRADE - For Title 32 permanent selectees only: This is an obligated position. If a permanent employee in the Title 32 Excepted civil service accepts this position, he/she will retain their permanent status AND have rights to return to their previous Title 32 position. TEMPORARY PROMOTION/REASSIGNMENT/CHANGE TO LOWER GRADE - For Title 32 Indefinite selectees only: This is an obligated position. If an indefinite employee (tenure 3) in the Title 32 Excepted civil service accepts this position, he/she will retain their indefinite status AND may return to their previous Title 32 indefinite position if it is still available. INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT - For Current Title 5 selectees only: This is an obligated position. If an on-board employee in the Title 5 excepted civil service accepts this position, he/she will convert to a T32 indefinite appointment (tenure 3). This employee will have no reemployment rights to their previous T5 position. INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT - State National Guard Members (includes T32 NTE employees and MTNG members not currently a federal employee): This is an obligated position. Selectee will be appointed as an indefinite employee (tenure 3).


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.