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Network Warfare Group Commander, GS-0340-14, PD# (see special note)

SALARY:  GS-14:  $105,211 to $136,771

AMENDED: INDEFINITE (see special note)


 (Steps 1-10) per annum and full range of benefits.  Payment of Relocation Bonus or Recruitment Bonus may be authorized.  Permanent Change of Station (PCS) may be authorized


175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard

Warfield Air National Guard Base

2701 Eastern Boulevard

Middle River, Maryland 21220-2899


OPENING DATE:  April 30, 2013



For detailed information on the application process please see last page of this announcement: APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION.


This is a Maryland Air National Guard Excepted Service (Dual-Status) Technician position open to current officers in the rank of Colonel/06 and LtCol/05 promotable of the Maryland Air National Guard and those who demonstrate eligibility for membership.


Reports directly to the 175th Wing Commander.  Commands multiple squadrons conducting network warfare activities in support of Air National Guard, United States Air Force and National requirements.  Included are network warfare force application, red team, operational support and intelligence operations.  Plans, tasks, executes, monitors and sustains Force Application, Red Team and Operational Support functions as well as recruits, trains, and certifies network warfare forces on tactics, techniques, and procedures.  Manages force employment planning, execution, and combat assessment of cyberspace operations and provides policy recommendations.  Advises the Wing Commander, government officials, and other users of network warfare / intelligence information essential to military planning and operations.  Manages a program (through subordinate supervisors who each direct substantial workloads) requiring working broad policies and objectives, and for developing short and long-range plans and projections of all Network Warfare needs. Coordinates with squadron commanders to ensure the group is mission ready and capable of training, deploying and supporting Air Force (AF) network warfare tasking.  Ensures Host-Tenant Support Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) involving support are approved and implemented, which requires expert knowledge of unit requirements and host organization's capabilities.  Provides technical advice concerning network warfare mission to Air National Guard, United States Air Force and National Entities as required.  Performs other duties as assigned.


























General Experience:  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 have at least 36 months experience analyzing problems, identifying significant factors, gathering pertinent data and recognizing solutions; preparing reports, plans, policies and various correspondence; evaluating objectives and develop plans to facilitate the availability and effective utilization of various resources; Must have knowledge of the organization and its mission and utilized the organizational staff procedures. Experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations carried out by administrative or professional personnel, or substantive administrative support functions. 


Physical Effort:  The work is usually sedentary but may involve some standing and walking to obtain and deliver files or consult reference material. 


Security Clearance:  Applicants must qualify for, or already possess, a top secret sensitive compartmented information (TS-SCI) (a TS clearance is required, however eligibility for an SCI is acceptable), and pass a Counter Intelligence Polygraph.  Applicants must maintain their security clearance during their  command time.


Military Compatibility:  Prior to appointment to this position the selectee must be qualified for, or assigned to a compatible military position in one of the following DMOS/DAFSC 13SX    , 17DXB, 38PX, 14NX in any Maryland Air National Guard unit.


The selectee will also fill the compatible traditional Network Warfare Group Commander position.


This announcement contains proposed duties for a provisional position description with anticipated organizational assignments and structures, which result in a projected classification.  This is based on information available at the time of this announcement.
This is an indefinite excepted technician position which is announced based on projected resourcing/authorization. Selectee will be appointed to indefinite status and tenure and may later be converted to permanent status and tenure based on resource availability and management discretion without further competition. If resourcing/authorization for the position were to end, an indefinite employee can be separated with no less than 30 days advance notice.


Substitution Of Education for Specialized Experience:  A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of the work of the position (i.e., management, business administration, oral communications, accounting, economics, etc.)





When this announcement closes, each application will be evaluated.  The Human Resources Office (HRO) will compare your experience with a standardized set of qualification criteria (Specialized Experience) for the particular position being announced. If there is more than one grade listed on this announcement, you may be found qualified at one of those grades according to the experience you have listed (see first page under "SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE").  If your application is found qualified, it will be rated accordingly and will be forwarded to the selecting supervisor, up to ten qualified applicants.  If found not qualified, you will receive a letter indicating that you were "not qualified" and the reason(s) why. You, the applicant, are responsible for the completion and turn-in of your application, all contents, and attachments.  Incomplete applications will be considered “Not Qualified” because of lack of information.  The HRO is not responsible to inform you that your application is incomplete.  When the qualification records are completed for the selecting supervisor, the decision is final.  YOU MUST REVIEW THE CONTENTS OF THIS INSTRUCTION SHEET TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION/RESUME PROPERLY.


At a minimum, your application (a resume or OF 612) must include the following information: 

1.        A typed or neatly printed detailed narrative of your employment history is required. 

2.        Announcement number and title of the position for which you are applying.

3.        Your full name, mailing address, appropriate phone numbers, Social Security Number and date of birth.

4.        A detailed narrative of your work experiences (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other information that relates to the specialized experience stated on the vacancy announcement. Use complete dates (mm/yyyy) to indicate each amount of experience you have.  Include pertinent military experiences and describe duties in detail. You may use continuation pages to include all related experience.  Ensure that both military and civilian experiences are fully described, to include time frames.  Include your military rank, civilian/federal grade, Company/ unit of assignment, and Title/ MOS/AFSC.  List your position title, Federal grade/ step, supervisor, phone numbers, dates you have held each job and a detailed duty description.

a.        DO NOT use Appraisals or Appraisal Standards as proof of your experience.   Do not include copies of military appraisals. 

b.        List your National Guard (traditional/M-day duties) separately from your other job experiences.   List your position, unit of assignment, and MOS or AFSC, military grade, supervisor, phone numbers, dates you have held each job and a detailed duty description.

5.        If you have completed any technical, military, or college courses, include copies (unofficial/ official) of your school transcripts with the application.  This may assist you in using the Substitution for Education.

6.        List all pertinent military schools and training completed.  You may include your certificates of completion and any special licenses for possible credit towards qualifying. 

7.        Optional Form (OF- 306), Declaration of Federal Employment, may be attached to your application.

8.        If mailing your application.  STAPLE all documents together in one package. DO NOT use binders, folders or notebooks when you turn in your application. These items will not be returned to you.  Applications/resumes that have been mailed in a U.S. Government envelope will not be accepted.

9.        Please sign and date application if mailed, scanned or faxed. 

a.        The application must be received in the HRO not later than close of business (17:00 hours) on the closing date.  

b.        You may also fax your complete application to: (410) 576-6176, prior to the close of business at 17:00.  The HRO is not responsible for incomplete faxes.  Please contact HRO Main number (410) 576-6054 to ensure that your fax arrived and was complete.

c.        You may also email your complete application to: You will receive a confirmation email.  Submit your emails prior to 23:59 on the closing date.  The HRO is not responsible for internet outages or delays in the network processing your email.



ATTN: HRO-Staffing Section

Maryland National Guard, Human Resource Office, JFHQ

29th Division Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201

410-576-6052 or DSN 496-6052



All employees must participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer. 


As a condition of employment, all National Guard Military Technicians are appointed in the excepted service under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709, and are required to serve a one-(1) year trial period.  This trial period is used to monitor the employee's job performance, personal conduct, and determine if they possess the qualities necessary for continued government service.  Some Selectees’ may have to serve another trial period if transitioning to another occupation series or entering into a supervisory position.


The HRO is responsible for notifying you that you were selected for the position.  If you are selected, you will receive a letter in the mail from the HRO informing you of your in-processing date and a POC if you have questions.


Selected Reserve Incentive Programs:  Applicants who are current recipients of an enlistment, reenlistment or extension bonus that accept a full time technician position will be terminated from bonus eligibility, with a possible recoupment action IAW your bonus contract.  Please be advised to contact your Education/Retention Office for specific details regarding bonus recoupment prior to accepting a full time position with the MDNG.


OSHA Physical (for specified occupational series):  Selectee(s) will be required to satisfactorily complete an OSHA physical examination prior to being assigned to some positions.  Upon notification of selection, contact information will be forwarded to the selectee(s) requiring an OSHA physical because of the occupation series involved.  Selectee’ will be notified of a Start date upon successful completion of the OSHA physical.


IF YOU ARE NOT SELECTED FOR THE POSITION, the HRO will inform you that you were not selected.  The HRO, may if requested, advise you of ways to improve your interview techniques or your application in order to enhance your opportunities for future vacancies.  HRO Staffing section is available to give advice on how to build a better application/ resume.


EXPLANATION: An Excepted position is exempt from normal procedures used in hiring for Federal Civil Service in that applicants are neither formally tested nor obtained from a register.  Excepted Technicians, during the course of employment, will receive the same benefits as all other Federal employees, including coverage under the Civil Service Retirement System or Federal Employees Retirement System. Excepted Technicians are required to wear appropriate military uniform, and must become active members of the Maryland National Guard. 


THE MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EEO EMPLOYER: All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, non-disqualifying physical handicap, except when the applicant involved is ineligible to become a member of the Army or Air National Guard because of regulatory restriction on age or sex (Excepted positions only).All announcements must be posted on Official MDNG unit/office bulletin boards, in a public area, until the closing date, at which time they may be filed or destroyed.  Extra copies of all announcements are available at HRO.  Call (410) 576-6054, or DSN 496-6054.

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