Here is an updated listing of ART position vacancies as well as information on qualification criteria, position details, required forms, and links to website with more pertinent information.
Update: ART Special Examining Unit
Open Continuous Announcement and Standing Registers
Most ART vacancies are announced through the SEU on USAJOBS as "case exams." A case exam is a one-time announcement for a specific job at a specific location and is normally open for a 5-day period. Open continuous announcements (standing registers), are the exception to case exams and are established when there is a need to maintain a standing inventory of qualified applicants for various vacancies/locations.
The SEU currently has three open continuous announcements which opened January 2012 and will be extended each January thereafter.
Applications for open continuous announcements (standing registers) have a monthly cutoff. This means that those applications received by the 25th of each month will be processed for issuing certificates the following month. For example, applications received by Aug. 25 would potentially be referred for vacancies starting Sept. 1.
Quarterly Standing Register (not open continuously):
The Administrative Support Assistant (Office Automation), GS-303-05/06
This quarterly standing register is announced once a quarter for five business days. There is no monthly cut-off and only those applications received during the open announcement period for each quarter will be rated for vacancies (RPAs) received for that corresponding quarter.
The Quarterly Standing Register will be announced the first week of each quarter (January, April, July, October). Applications will not roll over, meaning those who have previously applied must reapply to the next quarterly announcement if they want consideration for any vacancies received by the end of that quarter. Please note that once the announcement closes, no additional documentation will be accepted.
Please ensure your employees and selecting officials are aware of these SEU standing registers and how the announcement, application and referral process works for each one. You can locate all SEU announcements by searching www.usajob.gov or go to www.afrc.af.mil/library/jobs for all ART vacancy announcements.
Personnel Force Innovation matches Guard and Reserve personnel with Department of Defense agencies for Man-Day tours from one to three years. Some positions are non-Air Force Specialty Code specific. Search and apply for positions at the PFI website.
An Air Reserve Technician (ART) carries dual status, working as a full-time Department of Defense civil service employee and as Reservist performing the same job in an Air Force Reserve Command unit.
ARTs are full-time civilian employees who are required to serve as members of the Air Force Reserve one weekend a month and at least 14 days a year of annual training. On these weekend Unit Training Assemblies (UTAs) and during their annual two-week tour of duty, ARTs train with fellow reservists.
During the normal five-day workweek, ARTs perform as civilians, maintaining and operating reserve facilities in direct support of their unit.
Air Force Reserve
Special Examining Unit (SEU) Comm: (478) 327-0113 / DSN: 497
FAX: (478) 327-0112