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Logistics Management Specialists

Significant Points

This series covers positions concerned with directing, developing, or performing logistics management operations that involve planning, coordinating, or evaluating the logistical actions required to support a specified mission, weapons system, or other designated program. The work involves (1) identifying the specific requirements for money, manpower, material, facilities, and services needed to support the program and (2) correlating those requirements with program plans to assure that the needed support is provided at the right time and place. Logistics work requires (1) knowledge of agency program planning, funding, and management information systems, (2) broad knowledge of the organization and functions of activities involved in providing logistical support, and (3) ability to coordinate and evaluate the efforts of functional specialists to identify specific requirements and to develop and adjust plans and schedules for the actions needed to meet each requirement on time.

Nature of the Work

Logistics management work involves the coordination and integration of numerous activities and functions into an overall efficient and effective support effort. Depending upon the mission or program being supported, these activities may include such specializations as supply, maintenance, procurement, transportation, inventory management, quality assurance, facilities and property management, production control, and property disposal. Some logistics work also involves such activities as housing management, food services, and management of test equipment. Logistics management work also typically involves such other specialized activities as resource and fiscal management, training, automated data processing, and manpower management. The degree of involvement in any one or a combination of these functional specializations is dependent upon the purpose for which the logistics work is accomplished and the specific requirements of a particular position. Characteristic of all logistics management work, however, is the overriding requirement to coordinate the activities of the individual functional areas into a unified program which will meet total support requirements.

Logistics work is performed in numerous organizational structures and at various levels within an agency or department. In the military establishment, logistics management work is carried out to support many different kinds of missions, defense related programs, and weapon systems. Because of the wide diversity among logistics programs and their individual requirements, this standard does not attempt to describe all of the situations in which logistics work is performed. However, discussed below are some of the more typical kinds of logistics programs in which logistics management specialists are found.

Integrated Logistics Support

The importance and complexity of maintaining weapon systems at an optimum state of readiness led to the development of a logistics process known as Integrated Logistics Support (ILS). The ILS process is used by the military departments to assure that the most effective and economical means of support are considered and planned for during all stages of a weapon system's "life cycle." A system's life cycle begins with its concept and design, extends through research and development, production, transfer to the user, and ends with its disposal. The basic management principle of ILS is that logistic support resources must be developed, acquired, tested, and deployed as an integral part of the material acquisition process, and that these considerations are continued through the system's ultimate use.

Because a system can be more easily influenced by considerations of support feasibility during the design and research and development stages, ILS work is performed to a greater extent during the acquisition phase of the life cycle. However, the ILS process is also employed during modifications to an existing system. ILS work requires the logistician's consideration of such "elements" as (1) the maintenance plan, (2) manpower and personnel, (3) supply support, (4) support and test equipment, (5) training and training devices, (6) technical data, (7) computer resources support, (8) packaging, handling, storage, and transportation, and (9) facilities. The specialized functions of these ILS elements are carried out by specialists in each functional area. It is the responsibility of the logistics management specialist performing ILS work to integrate the activities of the functional specialties, or elements, according to the ILS Plan.

Logistics management specialists who perform ILS work may have responsibility for planning, logistic analysis, and coordination for a portion of a major system's acquisition and transfer into operational use; or their work may involve responsibility for a subsystem or group of like smaller systems. The work is carried out through constant and extensive contacts with technical specialists (e.g., engineers, supply and maintenance specialists, technical data experts, project managers, mission planners, training specialists) and with contract personnel. Since many military contractors also closely follow the ILS process, ILS work frequently involves close contact and coordination with counterparts in industry.

The performance of ILS management requires the development and analysis of data to determine logistic objectives and goals, to identify support requirements, and to establish the relationship between the support system and the material system. The work involves the analysis of budgetary and other resource limitations and the development of alternatives, or "trade-offs," when necessary. Changes to the design, mission, funding, and other aspects of a system require flexibility to assure that necessary changes are made to support plans.

Unlike some types of logistics management work, the performance of ILS work typically requires at least a practical knowledge of systems design, a familiarity with specifications, and an understanding of maintenance requirements, especially during the acquisition stage of a system. These knowledges assist the logistician in identifying potential support problems and design deficiencies which would inhibit effective support.

The ILS manager plays a role in a system's development from the earliest stages and continues this involvement through the subsequent stages of acquisition and transfer into operational use. The manager's responsibilities include developing logistic concepts during the earlier stages, developing the ILS Plan, assuring that commitments are fulfilled, coordinating the resolution of support deficiencies, and analyzing support effectiveness.

Foreign Military Sales

The sale to a foreign government by the United States of a defense system requires extensive planning, analysis, and coordination. The logistics work performed to accomplish such a sale is referred to as foreign military sales work, security assistance, or international logistics. The sale item may be a weapon system such as an aircraft, missile system, or tank. Depending upon the requirements of the foreign country, the sale may also include the provision of such services as training, facilities, and long- or short-range support.

Foreign military sales work is usually carried out on a "case" basis. The work involves the analysis of the sale requirements to determine what is needed to provide the item itself (e.g., production requirements), schedules for delivery, price and availability, spare parts needed, training required, specific purposes for the system's use, facilities required, test equipment needed for support, and types and levels of maintenance required. These determinations are based on information which is gathered from functional and program specialists in such areas as supply, production, inventory management, procurement, maintenance, transportation, training, and funding. Schedules for delivery of items and services are planned to assure that sufficient time is allowed to meet preset deadlines. In conjunction with financial management specialists, decisions are made on the level of funds that must be maintained by the foreign government in the sale account and how those funds will be managed. Additionally, the work involves coordination with military advisory groups both in the foreign country and in the United States concerning available facilities, local maintenance and supply capabilities, manpower resources, and other support needs available in the country.

The progress of sales activities is monitored through formal and informal reports and through contacts with foreign representatives, U. S. Government personnel, contractors, and functional specialists. The work involves the identification of problems (e.g., lags in time, insufficient or unavailable spare parts, poor facilities, and ineffective training). Further, it involves the determination of resolutions to these problems and the coordination of ongoing activities with functional and program specialists to assure that deadlines are met; obligations for production and delivery of goods, services, and equipment are met; training is provided; and payment is made.

The coordination and fulfillment of the sales case requirements often necessitate travel to the foreign country for negotiations and discussions of sale requirements and problems. Often these visits are for the purpose of evaluating local facilities and support capabilities. Based on an analysis of the data gathered, determinations are made on the necessity for further planning and future action on material and service requirements, mission requirements and changes, and other modifications needed because of local customs, security, environment, and political, social, and economic implications.

The work requires monitoring the status of requisitions through supply channels, control points, and ports to assure that delivery schedules are met. It also requires monitoring the flow of funds from the foreign country and determining the necessity for allotment changes when prices change, and compiling and analyzing data concerning the management of these funds. As in most types of logistics work, foreign military sales work often requires the formal presentation of information concerning the sale, i.e., status of sale activities, problems encountered, and potential impact of proposed actions.

Typically, logistics management specialists involved in foreign military sales work must develop an awareness and understanding of the influences that political, social, and economic conditions in the foreign country may have on various aspects of the sale. They must demonstrate tact and diplomacy in their relationships with foreign government representatives.

System Management

System management work involves responsibility for the coordination and analysis of the total support required by a weapon system, subsystem, or group of like systems, e.g., tank, electronic test equipment, helicopter, class of ships. Logistics management specialists who perform this type of logistics work are often functionally called "system managers."

System management work is typically found in organizations responsible for logistics support of systems which have passed the acquisition stage and are in operational use. The work requires frequent interaction with the users (often referred to as customers) of the system in the field to identify problems, deficiencies, and user capabilities and needs. System managers are involved in such activities as developing information which leads to decisions on which facilities will be used for maintenance of the system, planning for and negotiating inter- and intra-service support agreements, analyzing performance data to identify additional training needs, securing repair parts from other activities, making adjustments in support scheduling, analyzing work-hour requirements to recommend the most economical use of financial resources, and identifying possible "trade offs" to satisfy requirements.

The work requires continuing contacts with contractors, design personnel, maintenance facilities, personnel in other agencies, and agency or major command headquarters staff to coordinate efforts to satisfy support needs. System managers develop, analyze, and maintain management information (e.g., reports, automated data) which serves as the basis for decision concerning the use of and support provided to the system.

The system manager serves generally as the focal point within the agency, command, or support center for the most immediate information and expertise on problems and requirements of the assigned system or group of systems, with responsibility for assuring the coordination of whatever support is required for full operational capability.

Logistic Readiness

In order to maintain the highest levels of defense preparedness in the military establishment, troops and material must be maintained at an acceptable state of readiness so that their designated missions can be carried out. The efficiency and effectiveness of the material and support provided to troops has profound influence on the military's capability to meet defense needs. While all logistics management work performed in military departments leads, in the broadest sense, to the realization of this ultimate goal, the work of some logistics management specialists is devoted specifically to planning for and evaluating logistic readiness.

The evaluation of the state of logistic readiness is made through the compilation and analysis of data which describes such factors as the availability and state of repair of material, the adequacy of troop strength and training related to support missions, long- and short-range planning for mission support, and the responsiveness of numerous program and logistics functions in meeting support requirements. This analysis leads to the determination of trends; deficiencies in the provision of spare parts, repair manuals, test equipment, and other necessary support items; deficiencies in manpower and training; and unit capability to perform a specified mission. In order to resolve deficiencies and to increase levels of readiness, extensive coordination is made with logistics functional specialists, planning offices, other military services, and representatives of such support functions as manpower, training, and budget. Causes for problems and deficiencies are sought and corrective actions planned and coordinated.

Logistic readiness work involves contact and coordination with military units, often during onsite visits, to analyze the levels of readiness being maintained, to identify problems and deficiencies in logistics support, and to provide assistance in increasing support effectiveness.

The work involves developing and analyzing policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements; evaluating their impact on current support operations; and planning and coordinating changes and future actions with technical and program specialists and subordinate commands and units. The work also involves the preparation and presentation of briefings, reports, analyses, and recommendations which assist in the formulation of decisions regarding long- and short-range logistics program planning and execution.

Inter- and Intra-Service Support Agreements

Requirements of an agency, military command, installation, mission, or program for a particular type of support or service are often satisfied through inter- and intra-service support agreements. For example, two military services may use the same aircraft electronics system, where the support requirements for the system are highly specialized and maintaining duplicate large-scale support programs would be both costly and inefficient. The support requirements may be identified as scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, provision of spare parts and technical manuals, the availability of test equipment, and training in the maintenance of the system. Under the terms of an inter-service support agreement, one of the concerned services will agree to provide the necessary support for all users.

Intra-service support agreements are established between commands, installations, depots, or units. They may be as limited as the provision of vehicle maintenance in one geographical area or as extensive as the provision of total logistic support for a large tenant activity on an installation. Inter- and intra-service support agreements are designed to assure maximum efficiency and economy in logistic support. The management of such agreements involves the identification of support requirements, an analysis of an organization's capacity to meet these requirements, the development of guidelines to assure that the objectives of the agreement are reached, and in some cases, the actual negotiation of the agreement. The work requires the compilation and evaluation of performance data, the identification of problems and deficiencies and the development of recommendations for their resolution, and the analysis of long- and short-range logistic planning to determine future needs, objectives, and capabilities.

Logistics Information Systems

Automated data processing systems play a major role in overall logistics program planning and execution. Logistics information systems are designed to provide data which facilitate the activities of logistics functional and program specialties.

The maintenance of logistics information systems requires the logistics management specialist to serve as an "intermediary" between the functional specialties, such as supply and/or maintenance, and the automated data processing function. The work involves assistance and coordination with functional specialists in the identification of operational requirements and the subsequent "translation" of these requirements for information into the language and format appropriate for computerized systems application. The work also involves the analysis of data automation policies, regulations, and procedures to determine their impact on logistics information systems and to identify changes in the maintenance and use of computerized data by functional specialists. The work typically necessitates extensive contact with systems users (i.e., functional specialists) to provide guidance on the design, installation, maintenance, evaluation, documentation, and standardization of requirements and procedures.

The work does not require the logistics management specialist to be a specialist in automated data processing work. The primary requirement is a knowledge and understanding of logistics functions and their operational needs. However, the work does require a practical knowledge of computerized systems' applications and of equipment techniques, capabilities, and limitations sufficient to assure the proper relationship between functional users and the automated data processing systems.

Logistics Plans

The development of plans and strategies for military actions and training exercises includes extensive analysis and planning for the support required. Some logistics work involves the development, review, and evaluation of mobility and contingency plans for defense activities. The work includes analyzing mission objectives to determine the kind and extent of support required, coordinating with functional specialists to assure adequate provision of manpower, supplies, equipment, and services to meet specific support needs, and evaluating proposed plans for impact and support feasibility. The work requires analyzing and coordinating the support requirements of joint service, higher, and lower echelon strategic plans for specific unit or organizational implementation. Logistics planning specialists often represent their employing activities in joint planning sessions with agency functional and program specialists as well as with personnel of other agencies. Based on evaluations of the support provided during military exercises and other defense related activities, logistics planners identify deficiencies in support planning and performance, make recommendations for resolution, and coordinate the activities necessary to better achieve the goals for mission support.

Logistics Management Specialist GS-0346-09

The primary purpose of this position is to provide automated logistics Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS) support to all state/territory activities and organizations and provide technical/functional support and oversight regarding the implementation of STAMIS systems, Automated Logistical Programs and other Combat Service Support (CSS) systems within the state.

Duties and Reponsibilities

(1) Utilizes an extensive knowledge of logistics programs/operations and a clear understanding of automated systems to manage projects and programs for systems integration of CSS automation. Ensures software/interim change packages (SCP/ICP) are applied in proper order. Coordinates and communicates with the Department of the Army (DA), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and Customer Assistance Office (CAO), Ft Lee, Va. regarding CSS operations and automated systems support, problem resolution, software upgrades and change packages. Assists functional users in automated CSS systems management and operation.

(2) Serves as a Systems Administrator for all CSS STAMIS systems and automated logistical programs and as a technical expert within the state/territory is responsible for providing technical and functional guidance for specified STAMIS and Automated Logistical Programs to operators and supervisors. Provides input to supervisor to ensure CSSAMO Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are current. Receives trouble tickets and reviews priorities on a weekly and/or monthly basis.

(3) Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and resolves technical problems identified in trouble tickets and performs initial setup of specified STAMIS computers to include loading software, configuring modem and network card(s), assigning Internet Protocol (IP) addresses with correct subnet, connectivity to the network, and completing technical inspections.

(4) Serves as the primary point of contact for Functional Administrators and users of the serviced database(s) in the absence of a Logistics Management Specialist. Administers the day-to-day database operation and maintenance of the serviced database(s). Performs tests to ensure the serviced database(s) efficiently collects, stores, and processes data. Evaluates, determines, and initiates corrective action to recover or restore data and return the database(s) to operational status.

(5) Provides direction and guidance to supported CSS STAMIS users in the submission of automated systems problem reports and/or change proposals. Receives, reviews, consolidates, and accounts for system problem reports and engineer change proposals (ECPs) submitted from supported units/activities to ensure subsequent distribution to National Guard Bureau (NGB). Manages the receipt, review, validation, distribution, and implementation of all CSS software received in the State, ensuring proper installation, testing and evaluation. Oversees the CSS resource library and the retrieval and disposal of CSS software.

(6) Analyzes requirements, manages and coordinates STAMIS automation hardware systems and peripherals pertaining to the receipt, distribution, installation and replacement of systems. Installs, tests and evaluates STAMIS systems hardware. Manages the state/territory CSS automation hardware stock controlled exchange (SCX) (aka equipment float) program and ensures accountability of exchanges. Performs organizational and direct support level STAMIS hardware maintenance as required. Determines systemic problems during maintenance of hardware or in the application of software and initiates corrective action as needed.

(7) Provides operator level assistance on STAMIS systems and Automated Logistical Programs. Troubleshoots STAMIS systems and Automated Logistical Programs. Coordinates and administers assigned training programs. Provides technical assistance to functional users for start-up and operation of STAMIS systems and Automated Logistical Programs.

(8) Serves as the primary point of contact on all CSS automation continuity of operation plan (COOP) development and execution, in the absence of a Logistics Management Specialist. Monitors the state automated CSS system network, determining fault isolation, problem resolution, and performance reporting or coordinates with appropriate office and/or official for resolution. Coordinates with Deputy Chief of Staff Information Management (DCSIM) on identifying, developing, establishing and maintaining CSS systems interfaces with and/or CSS utilization of the Reserve Component Automation System (RCAS) as appropriate.

(9) Represents the Supervisor Logistics Management Specialist/Director of Logistics on DCSIM Configuration Control Boards (CCBs). Represents the Director of Logistics for implementing or improving logistical operations through STAMIS systems and Automated Logistical Programs. Servers as primary point of contact for logistical automation projects to include fielding of new equipment and improvements/upgrade to existing STAMIS systems and Automated Logistical Programs. Advises the Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist of Logistics of issues and concerns.

(10) Performs other duties as assigned.

Logistics Management Specialist GS-0346-11

Duties and Reponsibilities

Serves as senior staff assistant within the Materiel Fielding & Training (MF&T) Directorate, responsible for materiel management and fielding of new and displaced equipment and modification work orders under the Total Package Fielding (TPF) technique. This technique includes determination of all requirements to support a system fielding (i.e., end items, associated support items, special tools, test equipment, repair parts) negotiations with gaining MACOMS, supported AMC MSCs, requisitioning support packages, preparing retail customer documentation, participation in hand-offs, and performing TPF functions. As such, performs one or more of the following typical duties:

1. Serves as Materiel Fielding & Training POC for fielding actions associated with TPF, maintaining coordination over internal and external elements involved, as well as, developing and maintaining status reports on system fieldings. 10%

2. Develops workload forecasting for Total Package Processing Points/Staging Areas and reviews funding levels to ensure adequacy to requisition required packages. Assists higher headquarters and Program Executive Offices, Project Managers, and other materiel developers in establishing equipment distribution plans and materiel fielding strategies. 5%

3. Reviews and analyzes authorization documents for receiving units; resolves discrepancies/problems and requests adjustments to DA Master Priority List (DAMPL) as necessary. 20%

4. Develops, analyzes, and negotiates requirements for each fielding package and directs processing of requisitions to ensure delivery at Packaging Processing Points/Staging Areas to meet designated fielding dates. 10%

5. Coordinate equipment de-processing requirements with materiel developers, engineering, technical, and maintenance offices. Assist in determining the skill level and team composition required for assembly and operational testing of equipment at staging and handoff sites. Instruct and coordinate the efforts of assigned subordinate personnel engaged in the development of weapon system specific de-processing requirements. 15%

6. Performs as command Total Package Fielding representative to New Materiel Introductory Briefing Teams and Materiel requirements Conferences with materiel developers and gaining MACOM representatives for the purpose of developing logistics support concepts for assigned weapons, chemical protective, or tool and test equipment systems. 20%

7. Develops day-to-day plans for efficient operation of assigned group. Plans work to be accomplished, sets priorities, and establishes schedules for completion. Reviews completed actions and reports for accuracy and compliance with instructions. 20%

Performs other duties as assigned.

Logistics Management Specialist GS-0346-12

Duties and Reponsibilities

This position is located in the Wing Plans Office at an Agency flying unit. Serves as the Logistics Officer with responsibility for overall program management, direction, and control of wing logistics planning that includes multiple subordinate units and may include geographically separated units where no logistics management personnel are assigned.

The primary purpose of this position is to manage, direct, develop and implement policy programs and procedures for the accurate management of Wing Logistics planning. Serves as the Logistics Officer/Specialist and provides administrative and technical oversight to a lower-graded specialist. This position is responsible for fully prepared, assigned unit personnel and equipment for Aerospace Expeditionary Force/Wing (AEF/AEW) Operations around the world.

-- Manages, directs, and implements the local formulation and publication of installation deployment guidance based on regulations, manuals, instructions, and directives issued by higher headquarters. Serves as the Installation Deployment Officer (IDO), and acts for the Commander, regarding actions required to deploy in support of Aerospace Expeditionary Forces (AEF), contingency operations, Operations Other Than War (OOTW), and exercises. Reviews USAF, NGB, and MAJCOM deployment procedures to analyze the impact and, if necessary, provide modifications to procedures for the wing and subordinate units. Establishes deployment policy and sets procedures for the integrated efforts of aircraft maintenance, supply, transportation, civil engineering, operations, and supported units for mission essential deployment operations and logistics war planning. Ensures that units meet pre-execution and command and control requirements for deployments. Analyzes time-phased force deployment requirements to develop plan annexes and schedules for inclusion in the execution phase of wing deployments. Plans and controls the movement of personnel and equipment during simulated and actual deployments and exercises.

-- Identifies all required deployment/redeployment support with the Wing Staff Air Mobility/Command (AMC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) regarding the transportation of equipment and personnel. Determines the type and number of aircraft required for mission deployment/redeployment. Validates load plans, priority shipments, and customs clearance requirements. Ensures that all unit personnel and equipment are properly identified and prepared for deployment/redeployment. Assists the Wing Commander and MAJCOM in determining the type, number or quantity of troops and equipment available for tasking; and schedules, through correspondence, with headquarters (i.e., ACC, AMC, NGB, ANGRC, and Numbered Air Forces to accomplish specific mission requirements.

-- Plans, develops, directs, and conducts deployment training for the wing and subordinate units. Develops and schedules training courses and approves lesson plans developed by functional areas. Develops and schedules manpower and workload requirements for the organization deployment workcenters and ensures they are fully staffed and trained. Assists subordinate units by providing guidance and conducting staff assistance visits to identify, correct, and assist with deployment problems. Assesses deployment capabilities with unit commanders to ensure that required deployment training is being conducted. Briefs the Wing Commander, Vice Commander and Unit Commanders on deployment training programs and requirements.

-- Reviews Operation Plans (OPLANS), Concept Plans (CONPLANS), Concept of Operations (CONOP); and USAF Special Operations, Exercise, and Exercise Order plans received from and directed by higher headquarters (or locally generated) to determine overall wing and subordinate unit tasking. Analyzes Wartime Aircraft Activity (WAA) tasking; determines availability of tasked personnel and equipment for tasking; and manages the War Reserve Material (WRM) assets at home station and deployed locations. Prepares appraisals of tasking to include short falls, limiting factors (LIMFACs), and problems. Compiles and submits to higher headquarters, formal supportability/feasibility studies of units’ capabilities in meeting tasking. Develops programming plans; base support plans; survival, recovery, and reconstitution plans; and accomplishes joint support planning. Publishes base level annexes to OPLANS, CONPLANS, CONOP; and USAF special operations, exercise, and exercise orders plans.

-- Manages the wing support agreement program for the Commander. As the wing’s focal point, negotiates, writes, coordinates, and monitors Inter/Intra Service Support agreements; memorandums of understanding/agreement; disposal and contingency agreements; and exercise and deployment agreements. Ensures reimbursements are identified to the Financial Management Board (FMB). These agreements are between host base units; tenant units; and a variety of other military services, civil airport authorities, and DOD/NON-DOD agencies located on base, in the vicinity, or at overseas planned wartime host bases and nations. Resolves disagreements at the local level and ensures resolution when disagreements require higher headquarters’ involvement; and makes final review for regulatory compliance and accuracy of support to finalize the agreements process. Conducts training of unit/functional area agreement coordinators as required. Serves as the Wing Defense Retail Interservice Support (DRIS) coordinator.

-- Acts as the wing focal point for WRM programs and serves as the War Reserve Material Officer (WRMO). Receives annual budgets and accomplishes surveillance inspections for War Consumable Distribution Objective (WCDO) programs. Accomplishes annual budget duties to ensure funds are available for stocking all WRM assets. Determines and establishes training requirements for WRM monitors. Conducts WRM review boards as required. Ensures that all deployed assets are properly accounted for, controlled, and reported. Reviews and analyzes overseas/CONUS Prepositioning Procurement Program (PPP) for effect on unit contingency requirements and pares/tailors unit deployment packages to ensure efficient airlift utilization and scheduling.

-- Manages and directs the overall implementation of automated systems such as the Integrated Deployment System (IDS)/Automated Mobility Data Systems wing-level deployment process for both peacetime and contingency/wartime operations. IDS encompasses Logistics Plans Logistics Module of the Contingency Operations/Mobility Planning and Executive System (COMPES) (LOGMOD-B), Manpower and Personnel base-level module of COMPES (MANPER-B), Computer Aided Load Manifesting (CALM), Transportation Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS), and the unit level Deployment Management System (DeMS). As the program manager, determines deployment data processing requirements, establishes system/program responsibilities, and develops procedures for implementation and interface of COMPES Logistics Module Base-Level (LOGMOD-B), COMPES Manpower Module Base-level (MANPER-B), CALM, and Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS). Directs the maintenance of all data records required for accurate deployment information for all units assigned or attached including geographically separated units. Manages the JOSAC (Joint Support Aircraft) that involves central aircraft scheduling for assigned units.

-- Manages pilot/non-pilot unit responsibilities in accordance with applicable directives. When acting as a UTC pilot unit, maintains responsibility for developing standard manpower and equipment changes in deployment packages and advises all non-pilot units system-wide. Resolves manpower and equipment differences. Adds, changes, or deletes requirements as UTCs evolve. Provides guidance and assistance to all non-pilot units of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard; attends NGB, and gaining MAJCOM workshops and conferences; and provides feedback information to non-pilot units from NGB and MAJCOMS.

-- Develops and directs the formulation of loadplans and analyzes transportation requirements for the wing and subordinate units. Schedules all requirements through ANG and/or AMC to ensure personnel and equipment arrive according to planned tasking. Coordinates with Transportation Management Office (TMO) for movements by MTMC.

-- Reviews resource/logistical plans, programs, and deployment activities with the Wing Commander/Air Commander to insure that authorized mobility equipment is available, on order, and properly budgeted for. Develops program priorities and determines dollar requirements. Makes recommendation to the FMB on allocations of budget targets for all UTCs assigned, WRM, and deployment equipment.

-- Analyzes and validates logistical inputs for the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Unit Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS). Monitors the status of unit logistical readiness and deviations in the total logistical posture. Recommends necessary actions to preclude or mitigate effects of support deficiencies.

-- Serves as base focal point for the UTC Management Information System (UMIS) and Manpower Equipment Force Packaging System (MEFPAK) used for identifying new tasking and informing commanders of updates to current UTCs. Analyzes all plans for correlation between the UTC, the UTC Management Information System (UMIS), and Designed Operational Capacity (DOC) statements for all wing and supported units readiness reporting and tasking. Identifies and reports problems and discrepancies to the Wing Commander, subordinate unit, and/or higher headquarters functional managers. Recommends resolutions when unable to resolve problems at base level.

-- Attends wing and unit level staff meetings. Represents the Wing/Air Commander at deployment planning conferences conducted by higher headquarters when resource/ logistics planning, agreements or related matters are involved. Works closely with key officials at all levels, both within and outside the base, wing, command, Air Force, Joint Deployment Agency (JDA), NGB, ACC, AMC and MAJCOM. Presents briefings as required to commanders and unit personnel regarding current status of logistics, war planning, and/or deployment programs.

-- Conducts and participates in site surveys to ascertain, identify, and plan airlift and logistical support requirements needs to deploy, employ, sustain and redeploy the Wing and subordinate units.

-- Performs other duties as assigned.

Logistics Management Specialist GS-0346-13

Duties and Reponsibilities

Serves as a staff logistics specialist with responsibility for coordination and direction of logistics activities for vehicles under project/product management. Has full responsibility for intensive management of the logistics program for one or more major complex vehicle systems. Projects involve planning and executing integrated logistic policies and procedures (especially in the areas of Government Furnished Material (GFM)and Contractor Furnished Material (CFM)) and providing technical direction and assistance to supporting installations.

1. Develops logistic plans to assure integration of various logistic functions in support of assigned vehicles/projects. Assures execution of plans with responsibility for integration of all functions and special emphasis in the areas of supply and maintenance programs and plans. Determines effect of directives and orders of higher echelons on the logistic support plan and takes positive action to effect changes and minimize adverse impact. Identifies new program requirements and provides for the development of plans for integration with current mission. Advises supervisor of formulation of plans to keep abreast of defense environment and foreign country requirements. Participates in development of basic budgetary requirements for adequate logistics support of assigned systems. Evaluates and coordinates effort of functional specialist to identify specific requirements and to develop and adjust plans and schedules to meet each requirement as scheduled. Evaluates accomplishments to determine mission objectives. Analyzes performance in light of internally established goals, in order to determine the extent to which accomplishments measure up to requirements and expectations. Approx. 50%

2. Manages a comprehensive program of logistical support. Serves as principal point of contact for all logistics support activities for assigned vehicle systems. Provides management direction to insure that separate programs are integrated, fully coordinated and effectively implemented to attain desired goals. Assesses system deployment plans to assure that distribution and support planning is substantive and accurate. Coordinates with other offices to assure accomplishment of planning for special maintenance or support facilities and development and availability of training programs, new equipment training teams and training aids. Furnishes technical advice on the adequacy and/or feasibility of recommendations, and approve changes for resolution of problems. Complies performance data on timeliness and cost of technical acquisitions, maintenance and support accomplishments. Anticipate delays and problems areas, evaluate problems and recommends/initiates corrective actions to include tasking and evaluating support of various functional areas (e.g., engineering, procurement, product assurance, supply and maintenance). Initiates corrective actions as required. Approx. 25%

3. Represents Project Managers Office at conferences or meetings with representatives of AMC, DA, other services, foreign countries and private industry, relative to logistic plans and objectives. Maintains continuous liaison with concerned personnel to fully coordinate pertinent information relative to assigned programs. Visits supporting installations, private industry and foreign counties to provide technical direction, advice and assistance as required. Provides extensive integration of wholesale and retail supply maintenance systems and policies and resolves interface problems as required. Approx. 25%

Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement

There is no OPM qualification standard for this series. If a standard is needed to fill the positions in this series, the employing agency should contact OPM for assistance.

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition; and
  • Office of Personnel Management, Position Classification Standards.

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