This National Guard position is for a LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D2196000 and is part of the MD JFHQ G4, National Guard. This position is located at Edgewood Arsenal, Gunpowder, Maryland .

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As a Logistics Management Specialist, GS-0346-09, you will perform the following duties:

May serve as the developmental position for the ARNG Food Program Manager responsible and accountable for oversight of the entire state ARNG Food Service program which includes the administration of the Food Service Budget, Awards Program, new equipment fielding's, training, Army Food ManagementInformation System (AFMIS) and inspections. Exercises knowledge and application of Department of Army (DA), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and state ARNG directives, policies and procedures, subsistence handling, storage, and sanitation methodology, plus food prime vendor food service ordering system, in addition to basic subsistence accounting procedures.

Maintains oversight of daily, weekly, monthly, and long term system requirements, ARNG Readiness Center equipment modifications, and requirements to meet current workload demands. Budgets for subsistence operations and subsistence requirements, including operational ration ceilings. Assesses use of facilities and equipment, to ensure expeditious accomplishment of priority work without adverse impact on normal, recurring work. Develops for the DCSLOG-G4 recommendations, policies, procedures, long range plans, and special projects. Recommends solutions to controversial problems and actions of a precedent-setting nature, to include coordination with major commands and the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence (ACES). Participates in field exercise planning sessions, discussing availability of subsistence, budgets, issue of operational rations and ARNG support to exercises. Serves as Chairperson and as a voting member of The Adjutant Generals Food Service Management Board. Responsible for planning and oversight of subsistence support to ARNG units and dining facilities. Coordinates veterinary staff support for cyclic inspections of operational rations as required. Maintains oversight of facility and subsistence security to ensure theft prevention, unexplained losses, and unauthorized entry procedures are enforced.

Provides technical liaison service to each ARNG unit, prime vendor, and other vendor companies. Provides subsistence support for troop movements, maneuvers, and emergency and contingency plan requirements, in addition to normal and daily support. Performs oversight of customer and stockage requirements determination process and proper pricing of subsistence. Coordinates prime vendor and other vendor deliveries to ARNG dining facilities and unit Readiness Centers as required. Computes and publishes the Basic Daily Food Allowance (BDFA) for the ARNG State. Initiates requests for deviation from regulations and DLA supply catalogs. Serves as the Contracting Officer Representative and submits technical specifications of contract requirements for commercial vendors when providing meal support. Prepare, award, and administer State Competitive Food Contracts for ARNG feeding. Oversees food service contractor performance. Establishes procedures to cross check quality assurance, sanitation procedures, contract requirements and individual price changes to prevent monetary loss of food service systems. Coordinates annually and during emergency and natural disasters with intra-agency officials such as State Emergency Management Agency, county, other state and local authorities and interagency officials. Conducts, coordinates, and evaluates inspections and assistance visits to ensure compliance with policies and regulations and to identify systemic problems. Responsible for the administration of the Department of Army Philip A. Connelly Food Service Excellence Awards Program for the State. Conducts local command competition through visits and evaluations to subordinate units with food service capability. Participates in state or higher HQ sponsored workshops, seminars or conferences. Represents the DCSLOG-G4 at food service meetings, preannual training conferences, major exercises and other appropriate sessions.

In accordance with provisions of the Army Regulations internal control systems, initiates, accomplishes and maintains vulnerability assessments, internal control reviews, and, as applicable, proponent checklists. Ensures that potential problems are resolved and that adequate internal controls are implemented. Takes action necessary to minimize inherent risk and correct internal control inadequacies.

Monitors State ARNG federally funded Readiness Centers and ARNG Dining Facilities to ensure they remain within authorized standards and that required reviews are conducted. Ensure dining facilities and unit food services operate under regulatory requirements for Army feeding operations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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 able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.

This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.

The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.


Military Grades: Enlisted: E-4 – E-6

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education or training involving judgment and/or analytical ability in the logistics field. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training involving detailed knowledge of organizations and their functions in logistical support (i.e., supply, maintenance, quality assurance, facilities). Experience integrating actions of a variety of specialized support activities in order to meet program goals. Experience interpreting and applying regulations, laws or practices. Experience planning and organizing work assignments.

Quality of Experience: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.


You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education 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 ( https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

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 .

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):

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology of the profession or administrative occupation that has been supplemented by skill gained through job experience and formal training in accordance with the requirements of the career program to permit independent performance of assigned duties. This knowledge may also be supplemented by expanded professional or administrative knowledge gained through relevant graduate study or experience, which has provided skill in carrying out assignments, operations, and procedures that are significantly more difficult and complex than elementary assignments performed by entry-level positions.

Working knowledge of subsistence support requirements including prime vendor contract supply system requirements determination, requisitioning, storing, issuing, inventory, accounting, interface with Defense Supply Center Pennsylvania (DSCP), and veterinary support. Basic knowledge of budget for normal and contingency food service operations, equipment replacement, and facility maintenance. Establishes procedures to monitor and reconcile individual price changes to prevent monetary loss from food service operations. Knowledge of Field Food Planning Menus Board and budgetary processes in addition to sanitary and security requirements. Ability to develop master menus and to meet nutritional and dietary DOD standards to include devising meals to accommodate diverse cultural, religious, medical, weight control and DA food requirements. Knowledge of the logistics supply and services function.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

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

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

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.

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