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#1 Posted : Monday, August 15, 2011 9:03:21 AM(UTC)

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Does anyone know if the competition for miltech jobs is as competitive as it is for civilian GS jobs?  I know someone who is an E-5, just got out of active duty, signed up right away for the reserves, and now wants to apply for a GS-12 miltech job.  The position is somewhat related to his previous MOS and civilian job experience, and he has a bachelor's degree.  I'm thinking he might have a good shot even though it's a high grade, because he's already signed up for the reserves, and because he can apply for both status and public announcements.  What do you think? 

#2 Posted : Monday, August 15, 2011 10:20:15 AM(UTC)

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MILTECH jobs generally do not have as much competition (provided the applicants actually read the announcement).  If you look at ARNG MILTECH jobs, they specify what military grades may apply and they generally limit it based on the type of job.  For instance, if it is a primary staff job, they'll typically limit it to warrant officers or officers (no enlisted need apply unless you plan on going to WOCS or OCS). 

The other thing that generally limits the applicant pool is the membership requirement.  Even MILTECHs try to get regular CS jobs.Wink

#3 Posted : Friday, September 23, 2011 4:25:24 PM(UTC)

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thank you brother, appreciated to share with us, keep it up
#4 Posted : Monday, October 03, 2011 4:20:40 AM(UTC)

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As a former military tech the one thing that is constantly a problem is grade inversion.  Meaning an E5 GS12 cannot supervise a E7 GS10.  Both grades must be superior to the person or groups of people you are supervising.  That is one of the reasons I left and went competitive.
#5 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 1:55:32 AM(UTC)

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In my Guard unit we had an E4 GS-11 no college (other than Teach School credits towards a CCAF). He was one of 3 people to apply for the job.
If you have experience in the job and the hiring manager knows you, it can be pretty easy to get on. The competition is less, but more experienced since only (usually) military members apply for the jobs.
And only in America do we want the system to force us to do the right thing so we can take the credit.
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