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    Summary

    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

    About the Position:
    You will serve as a Director of Religious Education for the Religious Support Office, Installation Management Command at Fort Shafter, Hawaii ensuring soldiers, reservists, civilians, and family members are afforded religious education programs to exercise their religious beliefs.

    This is an Excepted Service appointment. If a current federal employee with career or career conditional status is hired for this position the employee will be required to sign a memo of understanding prior to being converted to the excepted service.

    This is a TEMP position Not to Exceed one year and may be extended in 12 month increments up to 3 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations; may be converted to permanent status without further competition at the discretion of management and if the incumbent meets the eligibility criteria for specific appointment authorities.

    Who May Apply: US Citizens

    Hawaii is a beautiful state, but may be considered to have a high cost of living. The median house price is $700K. The rental market is high as well. Hawaii has many outdoor activities all year round including surfing, paddling, diving, fishing, and hiking. It is highly recommended that research be done about the cost of living in Hawaii prior to applying. For more information about Hawaii and the Island of Oahu, visit http://www.hvcb.org and http://www.gohawaii.com.

    **11.32% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is currently authorized**

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    Responsibilities

    As a Director, Religious Education you will perform the following:

    • Advise Garrison Chaplain and senior faith group Chaplain on Religious Education and youth programs.
    • Provide leadership, guidance, and programming for one or more worshipping communities.
    • Assess and evaluate religious education and youth ministry needs and programs, recommending courses of action to improve programming.
    • Provide input for the religious education portion of the budgeting and planning document.
    • Implement actions necessary to affect a comprehensive faith group religious education and youth ministry program.
    • Provide marketing and advertising for emphasis on religious education and youth ministry. Integrate technological development into religious education programming.
    • Ensure appropriate religious educational literature, training aids, etc., to meet program objectives.
    • Act as a liaison with other congregations in planning community wide programs.
    • Recruit volunteer workers, serving as primary administrator for religious education and youth ministry volunteers.
    • Ensure and make provision for training and mentoring of religious education and youth ministry personnel.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel to attend and provide training and to attend conferences

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 32 position.
    • Child Care Criminal History background checks will be required prior to movement to position.
    • This position has specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age on a recurring basis.

    Qualifications

    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    The Chief of Chaplains requires that candidates meet the following minimum qualifications (See AR-165-1) Basic Requirements:
    Degree: A Bachelor's degree with a major or minor in Religious Education (or spiritual formation).
    OR
    Degree: A Bachelor's degree in any discipline which must include a minimum of 18 credit hours in Religious Education (or spiritual formation).
    AND
    Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least three years of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience of documented professional experience leading a religion-based education program.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
    • Education / Training Program Administration
    • Financial Management
    • Oral Communication
    • Planning and Evaluating


    NOTE: The Chief of Chaplains requires that only applicants who have certified at a grade equivalent to or higher than the stated grade of this position or those currently serving in a validated Army Religious Education position will be considered fully qualified applicants. To be certified for positions in the Religious Education Career Field, applicants must submit transcripts and resume to the Office of the Chief of Chaplains designated certifying official stated in the vacancy announcement.

    Education

    Resumes and Transcripts with official seal must be sent directly from all accredited colleges/universities to:
    HQ - Installation Management Command - IMCOM Chaplain
    ATTN: Religious Support/Religious Education
    Donald E. Ericson II, Director of Religious Education Programs
    2405 Gun Shed Road, Bldg. 2261
    JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234
    (210) 466-0726
    donald.e.ericson.civ@mail.mil

    NOTE: Only official transcripts sent directly from the accredited academic institution and postmarked by the closing date of the announcement will be considered. Please do not send any documents other than your resume and transcripts to the above address. All other information will not be considered and must be discarded. This requirement is in addition to what you will send to USAJOBS. Please ensure you also submit your resume, transcripts and any eligibility documentation though the USAJOBS system. Applicants will be matched up with what the Installation Management Command receives. Only those who have complied with both requests will be considered for this position.

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

    Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

    Additional information

    • 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.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
    • If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

    Background checks and security clearance

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    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See: Transcripts and Licenses

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/27/2017 to receive consideration

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10041561).
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    The Department of Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

    Agency contact information

    Army Applicant Help Desk

    Address

    EW-APF-W3RBAA US ARMY GARRISON HAWAII
    DO NOT MAIL
    Fort Shafter, HI 96858
    US
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    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478718800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.