Army National Guard
$50,598.00 to $65,778.00
Open & closing dates
$50,598 to $65,778 per year
Pay scale & grade
Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Jefferson City, MO
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
Clarification from the agency
All qualified Missouri traditional guard members and those eligible for enlistment, appointment or transfer into the Missouri Army National Guard.
This National Guard position is for an FAMILY PROGRAM SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1743000in SPMD 1320 and is part of the MO Family and Warrior Support Division.
WHO MAY APPLY: All qualified Missouri traditional guard members and those eligible for enlistment, appointment or transfer into the Missouri Army National Guard.
APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This is a Permanent Excepted Service position. This is a bargaining unit position.
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Serves as an advisor on quality of life and Family Program matters for National Guard and reserve members with the goal of maximizing retention and readiness.
Assists in the development, planning, and implementation of the Family Program, which includes readiness, volunteer management and improving the quality of life and well-being of members and families.
Assists in planning, maintaining, and updating an ongoing system of information and referral for use by the military community.
Conducts or assists in conducting seminars, conferences, and workshops as appropriate.
Conducts needs assessments to identify other programming needs of family members.
Provides technical assistance to personnel publicizing quality of life and the Family Program.
Receives and maintains volunteer hours contributed; supports Family Readiness Groups; designs and conducts training programs for volunteers, and designs and conducts volunteer recognition activities.
Serves as representative at conferences and meetings on quality of life and Family Program matters.
Plans and coordinates mobilization processes for pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment issues.
Advises chain of command of current and proposed programs and policies requiring modification to improve family readiness and wellness.
Coordinates the state family youth program that addresses issues and concerns of youth related to Guard life and youth readiness and well-being.
Coordinates with local youth related organizations and agencies.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
This position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard.
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
Individuals on incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment,
Contact the State Incentives Manager for more information.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter at 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273) prior to applying for this position. Selected candidate will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to effective date of placement. Selected candidate must be MOS qualified within 12 months from date of appointment.
Maximum Military Grade - SFC (E-7)
Minimum Military Grade - SSG (E-6)
Enlisted - MOS 00F
IMPORTANT NOTES: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances are not authorized for this position. Required Security Clearance is Noncritical Sensitive.
Failure to complete management prescribed courses for full-time support personnel within the first year of employment or assignment, may be cause for reassignment or termination.
GS-09 Specialized Experience: Must possess 24 months of specialized experience assisting in developing, planning, implementing and administering a family program to improve the quality of life for soldiers and their families. Experience in establishing and managing a volunteer program to include designing and conducting training programs for volunteers, and designing and conducting volunteer recognition activities. Experience that demonstrates skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships using tact and diplomacy in interacting with individuals/families and program support representatives.
General Experience: Must possess experience, education, or training which provided you with general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration; and experience using computer and automation systems.
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
Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in a reserve component is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated and may or may not be subject to recoupment. Questions pertaining to recoupment may be directed to the State Incentives Manager at (573) 638-9500 extension 37647.
Pre-placement or baseline physical is required for newly hired personnel who may be potentially exposed to health hazards in the work environment or who are assigned to positions requiring specific standards of physical fitness.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Resume or any other written format
Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.
Helpful Hints for Applying:
- Ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
- Be specific and include details about the experience and duties performed that relates to the position you are applying for.
- Be sure to include your applicable military experience and explain the duties of the MOS/AFSC held.
2. If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of college transcripts that identify each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. You must submit transcripts when required. Photocopies are acceptable.
3. If you have been or currently are a Federal Civil Service employee, please submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action, Form SF-50. If you have never been a Federal Civil Service employee, this is not a requirement. This is also not a requirement for current Technicians employed by the Missouri National Guard.
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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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10142126
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
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Agency contact information
Natalie Soto Cortes
(573) 638-9500 X39811
MO Family and Warrior Support Division
2405 Logistics Road
Jefferson City, MO
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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Army National Guard
Website : http://www.arng.army.mil/