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Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

420A - Human Resources Technician

Human Resource (HR) Technicians are adaptive technical experts, leaders, trainers and advisors.  They maintain, operate and integrate Army Human Resource (HR) processes and systems. HR Technicians perform duties as Chief of a Section in any HR technical or joint field of operations. An HR Technician serves as the HR subject matter expert in a BCT; Brigade/HHBN STB; Division/Corps, ASCC, HRSC and higher echelons within the Army structure.

Major duties include:

  • Input into all HR information systems which include, but are not limited to, eMILPO, TOPMIS, EDAS, COPS, SIDPERS (NG), RCAS, RLAS, DTAS, and DCIPS.

  • Querying HR Information systems and converting data to actionable information for presentation to HR professionals and unit leadership at all echelons

  • Manage access, proper usage, data accuracy and problem resolution of  HR information systems

  • Proficiency in managing basic office automation (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • Supervise military and civilian personnel on human resources management actions and related duties.

  • Make decisions based on a variety of information sources.

  • Full understanding of HR Doctrine and how it is nested in Sustainment and Operational Doctrine as well as HR regulations and MILPER/ALARACT messages and able to interpret for individuals, subordinates, commanders, and directors.

  • Initiate and prepare correspondence to provide information, policy, or guidance.

  • Monitor and manage the full spectrum of HR for the Combatant Commander to include but not limited to essential personnel services, strength management, postal, casualty and replacement operations, orders processing, awards, evaluations, promotions, DEERS/RAPIDS, military pay functions, sponsorship, Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES), in/out processing, and records management.

  • Manage organizational change to implement new HR programs, systems, or policies.

Minimum prerequisites:  Minimum prerequisites are required in addition to the basic warrant officer qualifications listed here:  https://recruiting.army.mil/ISO/AWOR/BASIC_QUALIFICATION/.  Lacking any of the prerequisites below requires a waiver from the 420A proponent.  Some prerequisites are not waiverable. 

 

(42A) Active Component

  • Be a SSG or above.  Exceptional SGT(P)s will be accepted on a case by case basis.

  • Have a minimum of 8 years, but less than 12 years AFS on the date DA Form 61 signed. (AFS Waivers are determined by DA G1)

  • Have a PMOS of 42A.

  • Be a 42A MOS ALC graduate. (No waivers)

  • Battalion S-1/Brigade S-1/HRSC/HROB/TG PAT/MMT/HR CO experience. (Every echelon is not a requirement, however well qualified applicants will have a solid mastery of HR skills from various progressive assignments.)

  • Minimum of five (5) years operational experience in MOS 42A. Practical experience can be documented through NCOERs, award citations, et.al.

  • 36 months HR leadership experience supervising Soldiers documented on NCOERs.  NCOERs must reflect outstanding duty performance in HR operations and/or personnel management.  Outstanding duty performance is considered as a preponderance of the following:

    • DA Form 2166-8.  Exceeding the standard (Excellence).  Rated by the Rater (Part Va) as “Among the Best” with strong Senior Rater comments.

    • DA Form 2166-9-1.  “Met Standard” in Part IVc-h, with strong Rater comments in Part IVi.  “Most Qualified” or “Highly Qualified” with strong Senior Rater comments in Part V.

    • DA Form 2166-9-2.  Preponderance of “Far Exceeded Standard” or “Exceeded Standard” in Part IVc-i, with strong Rater comments in Part IVj; “Most Qualified” or “Highly Qualified” with strong Senior Rater comments in Part V.

    • All – Outstanding performance should be articulated by specific, quantifiable comments by the Rater. Senior Rater potential comments should be clearly quantified and qualified.  HR technical competence should be clearly stated in the evaluations. 

  • TABE – Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), complete battery, level A 9/10.  Complete test (not survey) with all categories.  Scores required are Reading and Language @ 12th grade level (12.9+).  Applicants with an AA, BA, or Master’s degree, or successfully completed the CLEP College Composition examination, meet this requirement and do not require the TABE.  (No waivers)

  • In addition to the TABE, 30 semester hours of college with a minimum of six (6) semester hours College Composition from an accredited academic institution. Speech and public speaking courses are not considered as meeting this requirement even if administered by the English department of an institution. Successful completion of the CLEP College Composition examination in English or an undergraduate degree are the only acceptable alternatives. Transcripts comprised of only military training credit are not acceptable. The Department of Education maintains a database of accredited postsecondary education institutions and programs at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.

    Preferred prerequisites:  Preferred prerequisites make a packet stronger.  They are not requirements and do not require a waiver if lacking. 

  •  Associate Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

  •  Documented computer training as evidenced on official transcripts or training certificates.

  •  Demonstrated MS Office Proficiency (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint)

  •  Professional certifications (i.e. MS Office, PHR/SPHR, PMP)

    Letter of Recommendation (LOR):  Must be from a Senior HR Technician (CW3-CW5) in the component for which you are applying.  The letter attests to your technical and tactical competence in CMF 42. The LOR must come from a Senior Warrant Officer (SWO) within your immediate organization or your chain of command.  If a Senior Warrant Officer is not assigned to your immediate organization or chain of command, contact the Proponent POC below to assist with contacting a 420A SWO to facilitate the required interview. 

    Waivers: Applicants must submit a separate waiver request for each prerequisite not met.  Waiver requests must provide rationale as to why the waiver should be granted.  Submission of a waiver does not constitute automatic approval. 

    Refer to https://recruiting.army.mil/ISO/AWOR/WAIVERS_ETP/ for the approval authority of each type of waiver. 

    Refer to https://recruiting.army.mil/ISO/AWOR/PACKET_DOWNLOADS/ for forms and memorandum examples

    (42A) National Guard/US Army Reserve

  • Grade: SGT or above – SGT applicant’s packets must meet the prerequisites shown below. ALC/BNCOC, evaluation and experience requirements will not automatically be waived due to a SGT’s recent DOR.

  • MOS: Applicants must have a Primary MOS (PMOS) of 42A.

    • Applicants that have served successfully as a Readiness NCO with strong HR comments documented in evaluations will be taken into consideration as long as all other prerequisites are met.

    • Applicants that can show Army HR experience without award of the required feeder MOS must submit strong unit justification as to why applicant has not or cannot be awarded feeder MOS.

    • Full-time Unit Technicians (GS/AGR) – Consideration will be given to applicants with at least 5 years of outstanding documented and evaluated Army HR experience. Copies of evaluations documenting HR experience must be submitted.

  • Possess a minimum of 4 years HR operational experience, of which 24 months specifies leadership experience supervising Soldiers in HR operations, documented on NCOERs.

  • Submit all Evaluations: Evaluations must reflect outstanding performance of the HR operational experience to include leadership of Soldiers performing HR functions.  Outstanding performance is considered as a preponderance of the following:

    • DA Form 2166-8.  Exceeding the standard (Excellence).  Rated by the Rater (Part Va) as “Among the Best” with strong Senior Rater comments.

    • DA Form 2166-9-1.  “Met Standard” in Part IVc-h, with strong Rater comments in Part IVi.  “Most Qualified” or “Highly Qualified” with strong Senior Rater comments in Part V.

    • DA Form 2166-9-2.  Preponderance of “Far Exceeded Standard” or “Exceeded Standard” in Part IVc-i, with strong Rater comments in Part IVj; “Most Qualified” or “Highly Qualified” with strong Senior Rater comments in Part V.

    • All – Outstanding performance should be articulated by specific, quantifiable comments by the Rater. Senior Rater potential comments should be clearly quantified and qualified.  HR technical competence should be clearly stated in the evaluations.

  • Applicants, at a minimum, must be a 42A ALC Graduate. A waiver may be granted by the CWOAGC/AG Proponent Warrant Officer on a case-by-case basis for successful completion of the Adjutant General School’s Brigade S1 Course and/or the Human Resources Management Qualification Course.  Courses with the same name that are not provided by the Adjutant General’s School will not be considered.  Effective immediately, the HR Plans and Operations Course is no longer eligible for ALC waiver consideration.  As an exception, applicants graduating the course prior to 24 September 2017 may continue to use this course for ALC waiver consideration. 

  • TABE – Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), complete battery, level A 9/10.  Complete test (not survey) with all categories.  Scores required are Reading and Language @ 12th grade level (12.9+).  Applicants with an AA, BA, or Master’s degree, or successfully completed the CLEP College Composition examination, meet this requirement and do not require the TABE.  (No waivers)

  • In addition to the TABE test, 30 semester hours of college with a minimum of six (6) semester hours College Composition from an accredited academic institution. Speech and public speaking courses are not considered as meeting this requirement even if administered by the English department of an institution. Successful completion of the CLEP College Composition examination in English or an undergraduate degree are the only acceptable alternatives. Transcripts comprised of only military training credit are not acceptable. The Department of Education maintains a database of accredited postsecondary education institutions and programs at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.

  • DA Form 705, Army Physical Fitness Scorecard.  DA Form 5500 must also be submitted when applicant does not meet weight requirements.

  • Official DA Photo

Letter of recommendation:  Must possess a Letter of recommendation from a Senior HR Technician (CW3-CW5), in the component to which you are applying, and assigned to the applicant's organization, attesting to your technical and tactical competence in CMF 42. In organizations where no Senior HR Technician is assigned, a letter of recommendation from a Senior HR Technician assigned to the applicant's installation will also meet this requirement provided the senior warrant officer is in the component for which you are applying.   

Substitution of Experience: Practical experience acquired from military/civilian positions may be substituted provided the experience is documented by employee evaluations and determined to be equivalent to military experience. Possessing a degree in Human Resources or related fields of study will not directly substitute for experience, but will be considered in the overall strength of the packet and the aptitude for future learning and development. 

Preferred prerequisites:  Preferred prerequisites make a packet stronger.  They are not requirements and do not require a waiver if lacking. 

  • Associate Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

  • Documented computer training as evidenced on official transcripts or training certificates.

  • Demonstrated MS Office Proficiency (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint)

  • Professional certifications (i.e. MS Office, PHR, PMP)

 

 

POC:

Proponent:  CW4 Karen D. Torres

Email:  karen.d.torres9.mil@mail.mil

DSN:  312-734-8446

COMM:  803-751-8446

 

 

ARNG POC: CW5 Jill E. Graham

 E-Mail: jill.e.graham.mil@mail.mil

 Senior Warrant Officer National Guard Adivisor SSI Fort Jackson, SC 29016

 COMM: 803-751-8202

 

CWOAGB:  CW5 Jacque L. Nixon

 

Email:  jacque.l.nixon.mil@mail.mil

 

DSN:  312-734-8358

 

COMM:  803-751-8358