ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
ACTIVE GUARD/RESERVE (AGR) VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT #:
 14-029 (Nationwide)

OPENING DATE:
14 March 2014

CLOSING DATE:
14 April 2014

POSITION TITLE:
Operations/Training NCO

MOS/AFSC:
00F3R

GRADE:
SGT/E-5 - SSG/E6

UNIT/LOCATION: 46th Civil Support Team (WMD), Montgomery, AL
NOMINATING OFFICIAL: AGR Selection Board
TOUR LENGTH: Three (3) Years

THIS IS A 3-YEAR STABILIZED TOUR

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to current members of the Alabama Army National Guard and those eligible to become members of the ALARNG (to include the Regular Army and Army Reserves) in the rank of SGT/E-5 TO SFC/E7.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
1. Must be able to become a Federally recognized member of the Army National Guard of Alabama.
2. Must be able to serve at least 3 years in an active military status prior to: (a) Completing 18-years of active Federal service, or (b) The date of mandatory removal (without any extension under any provision of law or regulation from Ready Reserve status based on age or service as prescribed by current directives).
3. Meet medical standards as prescribed by AR 40-501, chapter 3, 4 or 5.
4. Must meet physical standards prescribed by AR 600-9.
5. Must not be under current suspension of favorable personnel actions.
6. Applicants who voluntarily separate from the AGR program for one or more days are not eligible to reenter the program for one year from date of separation.
7. Applicants must not be entitled to receive Federal military retired or retainer pay, receive Federal civil service annuities, or be eligible for immediate Federal civil service annuities.
8. Individuals who voluntarily resign from the AGR program in lieu of adverse personnel actions are not eligible to reenter the program.
9. Individuals who have been separated from other military services for cause, unsuitability, or unfitness for military service (other than temporary medical disability) are ineligible to enter the AGR program.
10. Individuals who would attain 18 or more years of active military service during their initial tour period of AGR duty are ineligible to enter the AGR program.
11. Individuals involuntarily separated from the AGR program are not eligible to reenter the program.
12. Eligibility of females will be consistent with existing Department of the Army Combat Exclusion policies. Selection and nomination will be made from those applicants determined best qualified in terms principally involving experience, demonstrated ability, performance, training and education.
13. Must be eligible for AGR service IAW AR 135-18.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL WMD (CST) MEMBERS:
1. All WMD (CST) members work in OSHA Level A Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) fully-encapsulated chemical suits with supplied breathing air. Members will be required to use respirators for duties that will vary from light to heavy, may include security, rescue and escape, occur under humid conditions and could exceed 4 hours per day. Selected individual must pass a Level A Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Performance Measures Test before being accepted into the AGR program. Must be able to work in PPE carrying a minimum of 80 lbs.
2. Selected individual must pass physical examination for Level A PPE IAW OSHA requirements and 29 CFR 1910.134(B)(10) before being accepted into the AGR program. This includes OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire, medical evaluation for respirator clearance to include pulmonary function test and ALNG Respirator Clearance.
3. The Civil Support Skills Course (CSSC) must be successfully completed.  Also due to critical special training and mission requirements, personnel assigned to WMD (CST) will commit to serve a 3-year stabilized tour that starts upon completion of Civil Support Skills Course (CSSC).
4. All WMD (CST) members must live within a 50 mile radius of assigned duty station.
5. All WMD (CST) members will be on-call 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
6. All WMD (CST) members will be exposed to live chemical warfare agents and may be exposed to biological agents and radiological releases as a result of training or operations.
7. This position requires extensive travel and training away from home station.
8. Must have a current state driver’s license.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Ability to obtain a TOP SECRET clearance.  (2) Must have knowledge of the organization and mission of the Army National Guard. 

 

IAW DA PAM 611-21 qualifications for initial award of the applicable MOS: (1) A physical demands rating of moderately heavy.  (2)  Normal color vision.  (3)  A minimum score of 100 in aptitude area ST.   (4)  Mandatory formal training.  Physical profile of 212221.

 

DUTY POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND JOB DESCRIPTION/CRITERIA:
 Serves as the Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team Assistant Operations/Training NCO. Performs assigned Operations/Training duties as directed in garrison and tactical environment.  As required, operates in Level A PPE during CBRN reconnaissance or technical decontamination operations.

    a. Enables the WMD CST to conduct concurrent biological and chemical agent detection and identification operations.

    b.  Prepares Operations and Fragmentary Orders and maintains the WMD CST system to track the certifications of personnel expected to enter WMD incident sites.

    c.  Participates in the WMD CST contaminated sample collection/transfer chain of custody procedure.

    d.  Processes NBC report and refer issues to the Commander as necessary.

    e.  Assists the Senior Operations Non Commissioned officer in the accomplishment of:

(1)     Standardization and distribution of the WMD CST pre-deployment checklist.

(2)     Coordinating the activities of any attached or assigned medical or decontamination units.

(3)     Demonstrating operational control over WMD CST actions throughout a CBRN response.

    f.  Plans for future operations – coordinating the Operations Section logistics requirements.

    g.  Acts as the commands central point of contact for all lessons learned during CST deployment.

    h.  Implements the WMD CST system to track personnel entering/exiting a WMD incident site.

    i.  Participates in the decontamination of WMD CST CBRN teams.

    j.  Maintains training records for the WMD CST unit.

    k. Coordinates all training requirements.

Application Procedures and Checklist: To ensure you have included the required documents with your application, please mark the following blocks (1-10).

_____1. Form 34-1 dated Feb 2010 and application must be signed.
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____2. Copy of MEDPROS IMR Report.
_____3. A current height/weight statement from Commander, which includes your height/weight. Also if you exceed the MAW, you must submit a DA Form 5500-R, Body Fat Content Worksheet.
_____4. Copies of Last 3 NCOERs
_____5. Enlisted Record Brief (ERB) with ASVAB scores posted.
_____6. Copies of all DD Form 214s.
_____7. Current RPAM Statement

_____8. Copy of current DA Form 705 (APFT Scorecard) with last two record APFTs.
_____9. If your current grade exceeds the maximum grade of this announcement, you must submit a statement indicating willingness to accept an administrative reduction.

_____10.  If you are currently in the AGR Program you will need a memorandum from your command approving your transfer if you are selected for the position.

Application packet must be received NLT COB on 14 April 2014. Send to: JFHQ, ATTN: AL-HRO-MDM, 1720 Congressman W.L. Dickinson Drive, Montgomery, AL 36109.  Any questions concerning this announcement contact SFC Graham (334) 271-7419.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE PROCEDURES WILL RESULT IN RETURN OF APPLICATION WITHOUT ACTION. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.