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    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

    This National Guard position is for an EDUCATION SERVICES SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5227000 and is part of the WY Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel, National Guard.

    This position is in the Excepted Service "under the authority of Title V, P.L. 114-328, and Sections 932 and 1084 (FY17 NDAA)".

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in the Military Personnel Office (MILPO), Plans and Actions Branch of the Army National Guard in the Education Services Office. This position serves as program manager, advisor and consultant within the state. The incumbent has responsibility for the development, management and administration of an education and incentive programs designed to provide individual career-related or self-development assistance and planning requirements for Army National Guard military personnel.

    Duties include but are not limited to the following:

    • Responsibility for and overseeing the direction of the Incentives Section and functions as the technical expert.
    • Overseeing the performance of document handling, records maintenance, and information management and reporting.
    • Directing staff in performance of periodic record reviews and inventories to ensure total record accountability.
    • Ensuring staff members provide Soldiers with information regarding their incentive selections (i.e. enlistment bonuses, retention bonuses, conversion bonuses, student loans, health profession loans (for both Officer and Enlisted).
    • Providing the determination and oversight of continued incentives eligibility as a result of processing of records for separation/discharge to include: proper identification and crediting of MOS, dates of service, type of discharge, computation of total creditable service, etc.
    • Coordinating with State Recruiting and Retention and assisting with recruiting and incentive programs in educational institutions in which National Guard programs are established.

    ** This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties. **

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    1740 Education Services

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:
    U.S. Citizenship Required.
    Must obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
    This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
    Employees are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
    May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation
    This position is within the professional series IAW 5 USC §3319, and compensably disabled preference eligibles (CPS/CP) are not automatically placed at the top of the Certificate of Eligibles (5 USC §3313). Eligibles will be listed in score order, including veterans' preference points.
    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE authorized, if eligible. Subject to funding and approval.
    PCS is not authorized in lieu of Incentives.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & NOTES:
    1. Work may require access to classified information. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
    2. The incumbent of this position description must have, at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment.
    3. Irregular and overtime (compensatory) hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies.
    4. The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
    5. This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.

    Qualifications

    AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This is a Title 5 Excepted Service "under the authority of Title V, P.L. 114-328, and Sections 932 and 1084 (FY17 NDAA)", and is open to US citizens interested in assisting the Department of the Army meet its' mission requirements.

    Primary consideration will be made from Areas 2, 4, and 3. If referrals are not made from one of the target categories, subsequent referrals may be made from Area 7.

    Area 2: All permanent and indefinite Wyoming National Guard (NG) Title 5 and T32 Dual Status technicians employed within the Wyoming National Guard.
    Area 4: All currently assigned M-Day, Drill Status Guard, Temporary Title 32, and Temporary Title 5 employees of the Wyoming National Guard.
    Area 3: All Current Federal employees within the Competitive and Excepted Service, and Competitive Service Reinstatement Eligible employees.
    Area 7: The Public

    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience and/or education 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.

    BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:
    Successful completion of a 4-year degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the position to be filled in one or a combination of the areas described below. At least one course must have been from (1) or (2) below.

    1. Tests and measurement: Study of the selection, evaluation, administration, scoring, interpretation, and uses of group and individual aptitude, proficiency, interest, and other tests.
    2. Adult education: Study of the adult as a learner, teaching-learning theories for adults, models and procedures for planning, designing, managing, and evaluating adult learning activities.
    3. Educational program administration: Study of the foundation and methods in organizing for adult and continuing education programs.
    4. Curriculum development or design: Study of the principles and techniques for development of curricula for adult or vocational education programs.
    5. Teaching methods: Study of teaching strategies and learning styles of the adult learner.
    6. Guidance and counseling: Study of the purposes and methods in counseling and guidance, the role of the counselor in various settings, approaches to counseling, and the uses of tests in the counseling situation.
    7. Career planning: Study of career development, learning activities, systems, approaches, program coordination, use of educational and community resources, and vocational counseling systems.
    8. Occupational information: Study of theories of occupational choice and vocational development and their application to the guidance process. Identification and utilization of various types of occupational information and resources.

    ** All applications must be accompanied with documentation in the form of an official college transcript that reflects a completed bachelor's degree. **

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties as an Education Services Specialist, To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (e.g. GS-7) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

    NOTE: To receive a Highly-qualified rating for hire consideration, applicant must possess experience and knowledge of Department of Defense and National Guard programs and organizational requirements as it relates to the following:
    • Familiarity and experience processing non-prior services and prior service enlistment bonuses, Student Loan Repayment Program, Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program, Chaplain Loan Repayment Program, GI Bill, AGR entitlements, and Selected Reserve Kicker, etc.
    • Tracking military enlistment, reenlistment/extension, and officer incentives by conducting periodic analysis of manpower requirements and recruiting objectives.
    • Understanding and operation of the following support capabilities: Guard Incentive Management Subsystem (GIMS), Integrated Personnel and Pay System - Army (IPSSA), and Interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System (IPERMS)

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    TIME-IN-GRADE: Applicants who are current non-temporary Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. NOTE: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Competitive Service Federal employees applying for reinstatement.

    If you are a current GS employee applying for a higher grade than the grade you currently hold provide an SF-50 showing the next lower grade was held for at least one year. Some SF-50s effective within the last 52 weeks will not demonstrate the next lower grade was held for at least one year (e.g. General Adjustment SF-50 from this year). In many cases, we may need to see two (2) SF-50s to determine time-in-grade and eligibility for promotion. If you are a DoD employee, you may obtain copies of your SF-50(s) from MyBiz (https://compo.dcpds.cpms.osd.mil/)

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
    Providing advisory services to the education services officer, recruiting and retention command, and battalion and unit commanders concerning the educational needs and incentive eligibility of their assigned personnel and customer support.
    Maintaining files and libraries of current educational material, including catalogs of colleges and universities, military and government sponsored education programs, occupational books, periodicals, manuals, and other vocational materials concerning opportunities and requirements for specific vocations/occupations.
    Developing, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data on educational and incentive programs and entrance requirements for the Education Services Officer.
    Responsibility for and overseeing the direction of the Incentives Section and functions as the technical expert.
    Overseeing the performance of document handling, records maintenance, and information management and reporting.

    DRIVER'S LICENSE:
    Must possess a valid driver's license.

    Education

    Successful completion of a 4-year degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the position to be filled in one or a combination of the areas described below. At least one course must have been from (1) or (2) below.

    1. Tests and measurement: Study of the selection, evaluation, administration, scoring, interpretation, and uses of group and individual aptitude, proficiency, interest, and other tests.
    2. Adult education: Study of the adult as a learner, teaching-learning theories for adults, models and procedures for planning, designing, managing, and evaluating adult learning activities.
    3. Educational program administration: Study of the foundation and methods in organizing for adult and continuing education programs.
    4. Curriculum development or design: Study of the principles and techniques for development of curricula for adult or vocational education programs.
    5. Teaching methods: Study of teaching strategies and learning styles of the adult learner.
    6. Guidance and counseling: Study of the purposes and methods in counseling and guidance, the role of the counselor in various settings, approaches to counseling, and the uses of tests in the counseling situation.
    7. Career planning: Study of career development, learning activities, systems, approaches, program coordination, use of educational and community resources, and vocational counseling systems.
    8. Occupational information: Study of theories of occupational choice and vocational development and their application to the guidance process. Identification and utilization of various types of occupational information and resources.

    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    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 (www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx)

    The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:
    https://wyomilitary.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/WYMD335MPP15Feb18.pdf

    Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via www.USAJOBS.gov. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

    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

    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.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Management Tools
    Program Management
    Relationship Building and Sustainment

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Resume:
    * Full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
    * A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy
    * Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
    * List all pertinent civilian and military experiences.
    * Describe duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.

    2. College Transcripts: Refer to education section above for specific requirements.

    3. SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable):Current or former federal employees within previous 52 weeks must submit a reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis, tenure and appointment type.

    4. Cover Letter - Optional

    5. Veterans Documentation: (if applicable, see below)

    If claiming Veterans' Preference
    Provide supporting documentation for all Veterans' Preference claims e.g. DD 214, SF-15, VA Disability Ratings, etc. (if applicable)

    If claiming 10 point preference, submit a Standard Form (SF-15) "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference." (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf)

    Applicant MUST submit appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in loss of veterans' preference.

    Legible copy of DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.

    A "certification" that is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when terminal leave begins and ends, rank, and dates of active duty service.

    You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office, contacting a VA Call Center or online.

    NOTE: Prior to appointment, agency will require veteran to provide a copy of the DD-214.

    a. CPS - 10-Point 30 Percent Compensable Disability Preference based on a service-connected disability of 30% or more;
    b. CP - 10-Point Compensable Disability Preference based on a service-connected disability of 10% or more, but less than 30%;
    c. XP - 10-Point Disability Preference; granted to recipients of the Purple Heart, persons with a non-compensable service-connected disability (less than 10%);
    d. XP - 10-Point Derived Preference; granted to widow/widower or mother of a deceased veteran, or spouse or mother of a disabled veteran;
    e. TP - 5-point preference.
    f. SSP - 0-point Preference

    This position is within the professional series IAW 5 USC §3319, and compensably disabled preference eligibles (CPS/CP) are not automatically placed at the top of the Certificate of Eligibles (5 USC §3313). Eligibles will be listed in score order, including veterans' preference points.

    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://www.abc.army.mil/

    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 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/11134078

    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.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    Jessica Peterson

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    WY Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel
    5410 Bishop Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY 82009
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    Next steps

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