Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) STATE CONSTRUCTION & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT OFFICER in Colchester, Vermont

  • Duties




This National Guard position is for a State Construction & Facilities Management Officer, Position Description Number D1121000and is part of the Construction & Facilities Management Officer of the Vermont Army National Guard.

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(1) Serves as principal advisor to the J4, Chief of Joint Staff, and Adjutant General on all aspects of State ARNG construction, facilities management, environmental, and other associated programs. Maintains contacts with other agencies (EPA, OSHA, Army Corps of Engineers, and business entities), with US Senators and staff, US Congressional representatives and staff and with the Governor and their staff.

a. Establishes local program policies/procedures; establishes/monitors internal program controls; and ensures uniform application/compliance with federal, state, and local law, ARNG policies, procedures and guidelines, and professional engineering and construction codes/practices.

b. Develops long and short range plans, including the ARNG facilities Long Range 25 year Master Plans and multi-million dollar Long Range Construction Plan (LRCP), considering operational trends, forecasting requirements, and source/proportional allocation of funds, manpower, equipment, and materiel.

c. Makes decisions/commitments related to technical, administrative, and program management issues, such as, contracting out or performing work in-house; prioritizing new construction and/or maintenance projects.

(2) Directs program/project activities through a subordinate supervisory staff and a work force consisting of federal, state, and other full and part time employees, including a multitude of technical experts such as professional architects, engineers, engineering technicians, environmentalists, and skilled craftspeople.

(3) Performs or directs performance of the following programs/activities:

a. Architectural & Engineering Activities: Prepares in-house and/or contracted architectural and engineering master plans, construction/maintenance project plans, and specifications and bidding documents.

b. Environmental Program: Ensures identification, analyses, control and legal/regulatory compliance related to construction design; management of hazardous/toxic spills and hazardous waste materials; ecological use of training areas; water resource management; noise and air pollution abatement; underground storage tank management; asbestos identification and elimination; protection of threatened/endangered species; historical and archaeological and preservation management.

(4) Provides community outreach and represents the Adjutant General, the National Guard and the government at local community meetings for noise or future development issues.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

  • Requirements


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.
  • Must be a member of the Vermont Army National Guard.

Military Rank/Grades: Officer MAJ/O4 through COL/O6 or Warrant Officer CW2/WO2-CW5/WO5

Compatible Military Assignments: 01A00 or 011A (Immaterial)

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 specifications, using test instruments, making computations, and keeping records. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-14:Must have at least* 36 months*experience, education or training in applying principles, concepts, and methods of equipment, facility, or service operations sufficient in planning assignments. Experience using well-established occupational methods and techniques to determine facility, grounds, equipment overhaul, maintenance, restoration, repair needs, etc. Experience in determination of resource needs, allocation of resources, and budgeting/funding needs. Experience developing and recommending policy; organizing and carrying out specific programs, evaluating and recommending changes in methods of operations. Experience in supervisory, staff or technical work which included study, analysis or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of managerial or administrative policies, practices and procedures. Experience preparing written communications and oral presentations

Completion of courses such as the Officer Advanced Course, Squadron Officer School, Command and Staff College, Air and Army War College, National Security Management Course and others of comparable level will be credited at the rate of 1 month of education for two months of specialized experience.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational completion.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: -Open to members of the Vermont Army National Guard only.

  • Open to Officer applicants MAJ/O4- through COL/O6 or Warrant Officer CW2/WO2 and above.

Please be advised:

  1. Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position.

  2. An applicant's RESUME must provide, in detail, how they meet the specialized experience listed.

  3. It must be documented with "from (mm/yy)" and "to (mm/yy)" dates and description of the specialized experience.

  4. If education or a degree is required as part of the "Specialized Experience", you must include transcripts.

DO NOT copy the specialized experience qualifications word for word and place into your resume; you must describe your personal experience as it pertains to each statement.


There are no specific educational 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 (

Non-Technician Vermont Army National Guard personnel who are SRIP participants (bonus recipients/student loan repayment program) may have their benefits terminated and/or recouped if selected as a Permanent/Indefinite Military Technician. Applicants should contact the VTARNG Incentive Manager at 802-338-3346 to determine any possible termination and/or recoupment actions that may result from accepting this position

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):

  • Broad understanding of planning, programming, real property, and master planning concepts and procedures; knowledge of architectural design and building construction to include site evaluation, building design, construction documents and building construction methods and details; knowledge of engineering principles; and the ability to rapidly master new concepts crossing standard disciplinary lines.

  • Knowledge of Federal, state, and local government statutes, regulations, procedures, and policies to determine special requirements relating to acquisition, management, and disposal transactions of real property. Ability to oversee the development of long and short term plans for transactions within the state, with encumbrances involving environmental issues or other complicating factors.

  • Thorough knowledge of the state facility inventory sufficient to complete planning and programming responsibilities and influence decisions to the most efficient, economic, and safe approach possible.

  • Ability to adapt standard practices and apply innovative techniques in the development of plans and programs for the use and functional layout of facilities.

  • Working knowledge of engineering fields such as civil, mechanical, electrical, and architectural to achieve adequate planning for facility development and conceptualizing plans and designs for projects.

  • Working knowledge of the missions and requirements of all ARNG major subordinate commands and directorates within the state.

  • Knowledge of NGB and state project funding policies and construction criteria.

  • Knowledge of web publishing methods, Geographic Information Systems used for the display of facilities layers and data within an Enterprise GIS, and Document Management systems is required.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Resume.

2. AGO-VT Form 690-5, Military Experience and Education Resume. (All applicants, currently serving in the military, prior-service and civilians MUST complete the name block and military affiliation block of the AGO-VT Form 690-5 and sign and date the form).

3. OF 306, Declaration of Federal Employment.

Helpful Hints for Applying:

  • Ensure that your resume contains your full name, address and phone.

  • Include details about the experience that relates to the position you are applying for.

  • Be specific and always include Month and Year for the dates of your experience.

  • Be sure to include your applicable military experience and explain the duties of the MOS/AFSC held.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.

If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of college transcripts that identify each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. You must submit transcripts when required. Photocopies are acceptable.

If you have been or currently are a Federal Civil Service employee, please submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action, Form SF-50 if applicable.

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



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  • How to Apply


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.

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
Amy Anderson

(802) 338-3634



Vermont Army National Guard Construction and Facilities Management 789 Vermont National Guard Road, Bldg 5 Colchester, VT 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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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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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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
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  • 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: 07/12/2018 to 07/27/2018

Salary: $103,106 to $134,038 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent