Army National Guard Units (Title 32) FACILITY OPERATIONS SPECIALIST in Wilmington, Delaware

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Area of Consideration Area I - All Presently employed Delaware Army National Guard permanent federal technicians. Area II - All currently active members of the Delaware Army National Guard Area III All other applicants eligible for membership in the Delaware Army National Guard

This National Guard position is for a FACILITY OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1270000and is part of the DE Construction and Facilities Mgmt Office, National Guard.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. 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.

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As a FACILITY OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, GS-1640-9, you will support the installations management program by assisting the Master Planner. Ensure that the state meets Department of Defense (DoD), Army, and state standards for master planning. Assist in development of the state Army National Guard (ARNG) long-range plan to structure and prioritize the number, size, content, and potential mix of ARNG installations and facilities to support current and projected force structure. Provide input for the planning and developing of long-term real property acquisition, development, and construction projects for the state. Assist the branch chief in the short, mid, and long term planning of ARNG facility resources. Coordinate with a variety of agencies, both internal and external, on issues pertinent to planning for ARNG installations and facility management. Assist the Master Planner in developing, maintaining and managing the CFMO input to the Long Range Construction Plan (LRCP), State Capital Planning (SCP), and the Military Construction, National Guard (MCNG) program as it pertains to the state ARNG Master Plan. Work with other planning/programming activities (i.e. State Planning Board and Joint Service Reserve Component Facility Board (JSRCFB) in identifying requirements and facility shortfalls.

Confers with design/utilities personnel and firms in utility studies to determine status of utility systems and land use to ascertain their capabilities to support future development and generates project listings to support those requirements. Ensures all MCNG/Un Specified Minor Construction (UMI) projects are coordinated with historical and environmental personnel as required. Ensures all plans/decisions developed by other state ARNG staff elements adhere to and take into account Real Property Master Plan (RPMP) vision and focus. Researches, drafts, maintains, and coordinates the state's Military Construction (MILCON), UMI, and Facility Program (FP) program documents. Receives, verifies, and coordinates approval of all ARNG initial requests for construction and maintenance/repair projects. Investigates MILCON, UMI, & FP requirements to determine propriety. Develops project scope, prepares project estimates, drafts economic analyses, and drafts programming documents. Recommends location and sitting of facilities, identifies and/or recommends appropriate funding sources, and submits proposed projects to appropriate authority for final approval and funding authorization. Assists in the preparation and submission of the annual Installation Status Report (ISR) Part I. Develops, coordinates, programs, and budgets for construction, maintenance and repair projects for ARNG facilities.

Assists in the development, maintenance and updating of ARNG Energy Programs. Identifies possible energy conservation measures and promotes the use of Energy Conservation Programs (ECP), and Energy Conservation Savings Programs (ECSP). Researches energy providers, new energy systems and technology, state, and federal regulations. Researches the economic impact of energy laws, policies, new technology/equipment, and advises staff of impacts.

Researches, prepares staff analyses, cost estimates, decision briefings, and other presentations on new technologies to include computer hardware/software, peripherals, network telecommunications systems, construction materials, techniques, building components, energy conservation techniques, systems and programs; physical security systems, techniques, devices etc. Assists the Realty Officer (RO) in the management of ARNG real property; in the acquisition, management, and termination of real property interests; maintenance of real property accountability; Facilities Inventory and Support Plan (FISP) and other real property inventories; and the validation of real property quantities. Ensures work is in compliance with governing federal, state and local laws and ARNG policies, procedures and guidelines. Maintains close liaison with senior ARNG commanders and directorates, state and local government authorities, Corps of Engineers and the National Guard Bureau.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Must be willing to join the DE Army National Guard (All areas)

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1640 Facility Operations Services

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Conditions of Employment
  • National Guard Membership is required.
  • 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.


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Military Grades: E-6/SSG - E-8/MSG, W-2/CW2 - W-4/CW4, O-1/2LT - O3/CPT

Compatible Military Assignments: 00F, 011A, or 01A

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of equipment maintenance work, or skill in reading engineering drawings and specification, using test instruments, making computations, and keeping records. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE*:* At least 24 months experience, education, or training which demonstrates the knowledge of, and skill in applying principles, concepts, and methods of facility, or service operations sufficient to: design projects and have applicable precedents or plan approaches to perform assignments using well-established occupational methods, techniques, processes, and precedents.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in fields listed below leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements. Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration.

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.

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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):

Facilities Operations and Maintenance, Facilities Reporting and Record-Keeping, Facilities Requirements Analysis and Planning, and Project Planning, Design, and Construction

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


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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: DNG 51R, OF306, and other supporting documentation

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.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

  • Benefits for federal employees
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

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Agency contact information
Olivia Short

(302) 326-7116


(302) 326-7119



DE Construction and Facilities Mgmt Office 250 Airport Road New Castle, DE US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 08/29/2017 to 10/08/2017

Salary: $53,575 to $69,651 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 9

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent