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Army National Guard Units FACILITY OPERATIONS SPECIALIST in Camp Dodge Military Reservation, Iowa



This position is restricted to current Military members of the Iowa Army National Guard. LOCATION: CFMO, Johnston, IA


As a FACILITY OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, GS-1640-9 your duties are below;

Supports of the installations management program by assisting the Master Planner. Ensures that the state meets Department of Defense (DoD), Army, and state standards for master planning. Assists 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. Provides input for the planning and developing of long-term real property acquisition, development, and construction projects for the state. Assists the branch chief in the short, mid, and long term planning of ARNG facility resources. Coordinates with a variety of agencies, both internal and external, on issues pertinent to planning for ARNG installations and facility management. Assists 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. Works 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. Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires military membership in a compatible military assignment in the Iowa Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of this excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 09/24/2020 . FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying. Military Rank Requirements: Officers and Warrant Officers (LTC - CW2)

Security Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance


In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 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 REQUIREMENTS: GS-1640-9: Must have at least 24 months experience, education or training which demonstrates the knowledge of, and skill in applying, principles, concepts, and methods of equipment, facility, or service operations sufficient to: design projects that 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. Education -Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration. To receive credit for Education, you must provide college transcripts to support your Educational claims.

Additional Information

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a secret clearance as required by this position. If the selectee does not possess the applicable security clearance when hired, application must be made within 30 days of the start date. Failure to make application for the required security clearance will result in termination of employment.

Failure to complete NGB prescribed courses at the PEC for new FTS personnel within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable. Please contact your Education Office prior to accepting a position with the Iowa Army National Guard.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. If you are a male applicant 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 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