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U.S. Army Central HR Specialist (Military) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Summary About the Position: This position is located within the United States Military Training Mission (USMTM) on Al Nakhla Compound (AN-C) in downtown, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AN-C is a high end resort with both living, working and recreational areas. There are activities including, gyms, swimming, pools and a tennis court, plus grocery, food and several retail service facilities. The weather can be hot and dry with extreme heat in the summer months and mild winters with little rain. Responsibilities Serve as the subject matter expert on military awards, awards program/ awards boards and awards ceremonies for officers and enlisted personnel. Use automated software, spreadsheets, or databases to document and submit/track manpower requirements and changes to manning documents. Provide guidance on administrative aspects of military personnel management programs such as: personnel actions; promotions; awards and decorations; reassignments; TCS orders; sponsorship; in and out processing; etc. Provide records management technical guidance and assistance to the Chief Military Personnel Division, ensuring that all military publications used are current. Build spreadsheet or database templates for collection and manipulation of data. Review, examine, evaluate, and analyze Department of Defense (DoD) publications and MILPER messages associated with Military Personnel Management to determine their applicability and impact on personnel services. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian Employees Applying to OCONUS PositionsCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Excepted Service Overseas Family Member AppointmentFamily Member Preference (FMP) for Overseas EmploymentInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas EmploymentReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes assisting in the development of military personnel policy and/or procedures for the execution of military personnel programs (i.e. military personal actions, promotions, award and decorations, in and out processing, updating Enlisted Record Brief (ERB) and Officer Record Brief (ORB), Record of Emergency Data, Service members' Group Life Insurance (SGLI), Common Access Card, etc.); applying quantitative and qualitative techniques to analyze and evaluate military personnel force strength; providing management advisory on military personnel policies and procedures for determinations of organizational military force structure; determining the effects of military personnel regulation changes on organizational operations; and managing military personnel automated databases. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). OR Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Computer LiteracyCustomer ServiceDecision SupportTechnical CredibilityWritten Communication Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09). Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Additional Information Direct deposit of pay is required. U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement. Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area. Employees (and family members) who require medical or dental care in the overseas location will be responsible for obtaining and paying for such care. Access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Pay retention may be offered to selected applicants for positions at overseas locations. Pay retention will not be offered as an incentive for employees moving between overseas positions. Selectees may receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, home leave, etc. Selectees will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) and DoDI 1400.25 volume 1250. For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information and direct questions concerning a specific country (Foreign Duty Location) to the appropriate Army Human Resources point of contact prior to the acceptance of employment and your entrance on duty. This is a Career Program (CP) 50 - Military Personnel Management position. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information. 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. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. The initial length of this overseas tour is 1 Year Unaccompanied or 2 Years Accompanied, pending command approval and availability of housing. Dependents authorized are ADULT non-school age family members only IAW PDUSD (P&R) Memo of 17 Jul 08 and 07 Aug 08. Dependents below 18 years old are not authorized. FULL-TIME U.S. CONUS HIRES ON A TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT - OPM-SANG/USMTM Positions: Candidate hired from CONUS are authorized the following foreign allowances (subject to change without notice): 15% Post Allowance; 25% Post Differential; 25% Sunday Premium Pay for actual work performed on a Sunday; and Voluntary or Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance, if eligible; and 15 days of Home Leave. Work week is Sunday through Thursday. NOTE: These allowances are governed under the DSSR and subject to change with little or no notice.