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Job Title:Training Administrator, GS-1712-11

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NGTX-13-087

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 17, 2014 to Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1712-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Camp Mabry, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Texas Army National Guard Membership is Required (See Announcement)

JOB SUMMARY:

Texas Military Forces

LONE STAR VALUES

Loyalty Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Opportunity Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Networked Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Ethics Honor the public trust, exceed standards and expectations

Selfless Service Place the welfare of the Texas Military Forces, State and Nation first
Texas Spirit Embrace the courageous spirit of our people, history and culture
Adaptability Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad

 

TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

 

EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

TO INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION STATUS,

CALL THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE: 512-782-6725

 

This position is located in JFHQ-DCSOPS TRAINING BRANCH, Camp Mabry, Austin, TX.  The purpose of this position is to develop and implement, the Army National Guard (ARNG), Distributed Learning Program (DLP) within the respective state to achieve The Adjutant General's (TAG) training readiness objectives for assigned state and federal missions.  The incumbent represents the state on the regional Distributed Learning Advisory Committee (DLAC).


 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:   This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Army National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please visit http://www.nationalguard.com/guard-basics/eligibility-requirements?icid=meganav_guard-basics-eligibility-requirements_20110720 or contact a Texas Army National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 (Army) before applying for this position.

 
Open Areas of Consideration: Nationwide Excepted. This includes:

  • All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Army National Guard.
  • All current members of the Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Army National Guard.

 
Appointment Factors:
This is a Permanent Excepted Position opened to Officers NTE O-3, Warrant Officer NTE W-5 or Enlisted NTE E-8.  This is a Bargaining Unit position.
 
Remarks: Applicant's do not need to possess the following qualifications to apply or be considered for this position, but must complete them within a year of hire: Army Knowledge Management Office Course (AKMOC), 2010 Microsoft Office SharePoint Services Cert, and 2010 Active Directory Cert. 
 
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

 

THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTANCE OF A MILITARY FEDERAL TECHNICIAN POSITION MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION AND / OR REPAYMENT OF MILITARY INCENTIVES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING EDUCATION SERVICES (INCENTIVES) OFFICE OR THE RECRUITING/RETENTION OFFICE.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Veteran's preference is not applicable in this agency.
  • Baseline physical is not required.
  • PCS expenses are not authorized.
  • Must be willing to become a member of the Texas Army National Guard.

DUTIES:

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As a Training Administrator with the Texas Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

    • Provides readiness training and pre and post-mobilization training (PPMT) to Soldiers.  Coordinates with all other directorates and external agencies to develop and execute the State’s Adjutant General’s DLP Distributed Learning Program goals, objectives and policies.  Facilitates the transition from resident-based individual and collective training systems to greater reliance on distributed learning technologies and methodologies with the goal of providing local access to training events.  Responsible for the planning, integrating and coordinating the efforts of all agencies and offices participating in or supporting National Guard programs and events.
    • Serves as the Knowledge Management Representative.  Works closely with the knowledge management team through workshops, meetings, trainings, etc.  Responsible for maintaining and creating collaborative, information sharing tools.  Responsible for using processes and information systems to accelerate learning and knowledge transfer across the organization.  Assist staff offices and brigades with technical advice and information for proficient transmission into web pages. Keeps abreast of changing technology and educational development as it relates to DL, and synthesizes highly specialized aspects of multiple fields, including educational technology, computer automation and telecommunications.
    • Coordinates with industry experts, business, educational and community leaders and state agency officials on the role of multi-media Distributed Learning Technology.
    • Plans and coordinates DL training opportunities for the state’s National Guard (NG) Soldiers.  Programs and courses are standardized to meet training requirements, established by the National Guard Bureau (NGB), or to allow for their use in multiple locations and with multiple instructors.  Conducts research and analyses to obtain vendors and internal sources of training, commensurate with training needs.  Administers a training program to meet the distributed learning instructional and educational support needs of every Soldier in the state, an approximate average of 800 to 1600 participants.
    • Administers the payment of training providers.  Schedules courses for individuals and groups.  Notifies supervisors and participants of course dates and costs.  Administers the course evaluation process.  Serves as a liaison between vendors training providers and site administrators who oversee DL training and resolves program problems or issues.  Coordinates the building of classroom facilities with other branches of the NGB or Army organizations.
    • Provides guidance and coordinates technical and training support for site administrators.  Coordinates program site preparation effort and activities with the Construction Facility Management Office (CFMO).  Reviews site preparation estimates and coordinates site preparation with site points of contact (POC).  Ensures site preparation work meets program standards.  Maintains site preparation schedules.
    • Coordinates with the United States Property & Fiscal Officer (USPFO), Grant Office Representative (GOR) or state comptroller to design, implement and monitor various inter-agency agreements for the DL program and ensure proper flow of program income through the DL Cooperative Agreement.  Serves as the DL Program Fund Manager and coordinates all DL related budget and funding activities with the USPFO while performing all fund manager duties as required by regulation and law, as appropriate.
    • Coordinates training activities with other Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Office (DCSOPS) branches, NGB, and various agencies to establish  development and conversion requirements and priorities, consistent with current needs and future projection of training needs.  Serves as an official state representative of the Distributed Learning Advisory Committee (DLAC).
    • Analyzes, extracts and identifies significant DL trends and issues.  Conducts studies, surveys and audits to evaluate the effectiveness of the state’s DL program by comparing achieved results with established goals.  Prepares reports, charts, graphs, statistical and narrative data, etc, to reflect the status of various aspects of the program.  Monitors, evaluates and reports state classroom usage.
    • Monitors all special distributed learning programs and contract school training for the state.  This includes language, medical training and full-time support training at formal schools, annual training (AT) related to MOS proficiency programs and civilian institutions under contract with Department of Defense agencies.  Recommends necessary process improvements and corrective actions.  Recommendations may represent a significant departure from established work operations.
    • Aids in the development of training materials through the analysis of educational or instructional problems or questions.  Resolves controversial or novel training program problems or issues.  Establishes study and evaluation criteria and develops conclusions, reports and/or recommendations based on the analysis of reports from other training personnel, including on and offsite-training instructors.  Identifies and prepares solutions to problems concerning such issues as associated with delivery of DL training.  Provides recommendations to DCSOPS for program changes or modifications.
    • Coordinates the scheduling of state DL facilities with both branches of the NG.  Confers with NGB, Joint Force Headquarters (State) and individual branches of the state’s NG to identify and eliminate areas of duplicate training.  Promotes discussion between the state’s NG branches to elicit “best practice” ideas on ways to streamline the DL program and increase student throughput.  Shares reporting/empirical data on DL facility utilization with NGB and State level Branch DL staffs.
    • Responsible for the planning, budgeting and delivery of the State’s DL program.  Provides ongoing assessment of training and education needs, as well as re-engineering and improvement of processes and procedures in the delivery of DL training.  Aids in the development and implementation of policies, standard operating procedures, and practices associated with the management of the state’s DL training program.
    • Advises the State DCSOPS and Unit Commanders on all aspects of DL capabilities to conduct required training.  Manages and supports all DLP activities within the state to include familiarization with DL courseware, content and resources available to Soldiers for readiness training and PPMT.
    • Provides oversight of DL Classroom (DLC) operations and maintenance.  Supervises and trains DLC personnel.  Operates the DL Classroom equipment to include the workstations, projector, multimedia control panel, VTC, Multiple Channel Unit (MCU) bridge, and secure VTC, as needed. Coordinates with the ARNG Enterprise or state Help Desk to facilitate and/or help troubleshoot, repair, and install the DL classroom equipment and software.  Aids in the development and implementation of DLC standard operating procedures (SOPs) and best practices for use in executing the classroom operations and knowledge transfer.  Position requires knowledge of DL technologies to effectively manage the operation, maintenance, and lifecycle support of the ARNG DLP equipment and software.
    • Facilitates DLP Master Cooperative Agreement (MCA) requirements. IAW with the instructions, roles and responsibilities of NGB regulations, coordinates with the state Program Manager, USPFO/Grants Officer (GO,) and GOR to facilitate and support: the submission of the annual modification/s and prior fiscal year closeout; development and submission of annual DLP budget estimates and progress against spend plans; maintenance and execution of the site-rate worksheets for calculating allocable reimbursements and program income through the use of DLCs by non-Guard entities.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General Experience Required 

Experience in a trade, craft, occupation or subject appropriate to the position to be filled AND experience using computer and automation systems.


Specialized Experience Required
In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the GS-11 grade level you must:

  • Possess at least 36 months experience, education, or training organizing and developing clear and meaningful written communications such as reports, studies and the ability to present ideas orally in a clear and convincing manner AND experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and institutions having different interests AND experience developing training course work or providing instruction in a training environment. Experience coordinating and acquiring training materials AND experience in the administration, supervision or development of training or instructional programs AND experience in evaluating and analyzing processes related to instruction and training programs AND experience which provided a thorough knowledge of the organizational structure and mission goals at the managerial level of position to be filled.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience –

High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience. Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e., 36 weeks of substantially full-time hours, or the equivalent) for the first 12 months of the required experience. For experience in excess of 24 months, education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for six months of experience. Each 30 semester hours credited must have included at least 6 semester hours of courses which are directly related to the type of work of the position.

 

Are you using education to qualify? You MUST submit legible transcripts to support your educational claims.  All coursework must have been taken from an accredited institution.
Foreign education: Your transcripts must have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in evaluating foreign credentials in order to be acceptable. 
Only education/experience gained by closing date of this position will be considered.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:

OBF: 01A

WO: 011A

ENL: 00 


Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS/AFSC to apply or be considered for selection. Selected Excepted applicant (if applicable) must complete the MOS/AFSC qualifications and requirements within 1 year of appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. 
Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 
 
Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified. All other applicants will receive a numerical score and the top qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main New Employee Website -
http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

  1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
  2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume):
https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Resume_Builder

 
Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

  • You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
  • You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:
      1. Go to https://www.applicationmanager.gov/ and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.
      2. Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 822663. Click Select a Vacancy.
      3. Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.
  • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to https://www.applicationmanager.gov/ and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)
  • If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.

 

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:

  • If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.
  • If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire 


Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.
If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

  1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
  2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
  3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.
  • By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • JFTX-J1-HR Form 5 with ink signature (Digital Signature will NOT be accepted - Fillable form will not retain information when saved)
  • Resume (Uploaded Resume or USA-Jobs Resume)

 

To download the JFTX-J1-HR Form 5:
http://www.agd.state.tx.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

For help building your resume in USA-Jobs Resume Builder:

http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Christopher C. Rivera
Phone: (512)782-5022
TDD: (512)782-6725
Email: CHRISTOPHER.C.RIVERA6.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
J Staff
2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX
78703

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission. Social Security Number


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy ID Number for this announcement is: 822663
1. Title of Job

Training Administrator, GS-1712-11
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


11

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties


001 Training Administrator

21. Geographic Availability


481112453 Camp Mabry, TX

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. What is your current status pertaining to Texas Army National Guard membership?

A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Texas Army National Guard.
B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Texas Army National Guard.
C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.) member of the Texas Army National Guard.
D. No, I am not an active member of the Texas Army National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member of the Texas Army National Guard. (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Texas Army National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 before applying for this position).
E. No, I am not an active member of the Texas Army National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Texas Army National Guard.

2. What is your current status pertaining to a Secret Clearance?

A. Yes, I currently have a Secret Clearance.
B. No, I do not have a Secret Clearance, but I am eligible to get a Secret Clearance.
C. No, I do not have a Secret Clearance and I am NOT eligible to get a Secret Clearance.

3. Select your current Officer rank, or the rank at which you are eligible to join the TXARNG.

A. Officer NTE O-3, Warrant Officer NTE W-5 or Enlisted NTE E-8.
B. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have conferred with a Texas Army National Guard Recruiter and verified that I am eligible to enlist within the ranks of Officer NTE O-3, Warrant Officer NTE W-5 or Enlisted NTE E-8.
C. No, I am not enlisted as one of the above listed ranks, nor am I eligible to enlist as any of the above listed ranks.

4. Do you currently possess the following MOS? (Officer: 01A, Warrant Officer: 011A or Enlisted 00)

A. Yes.
B. No, but I am willing to reclassify into the above MOS within 1 year of employment.
C. No, I am NOT willing to reclassify into the above MOS within 1 year of employment.

5. Do you have experience in a trade, craft, occupation or subject appropriate to the position to be filled AND experience using computer and automation systems

A. Yes.
B. No.

6. Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training organizing and developing clear and meaningful written communications such as reports, studies and the ability to present ideas orally in a clear and convincing manner AND experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and institutions having different interests AND experience developing training course work or providing instruction in a training environment AND experience coordinating and acquiring training materials AND experience in the administration, supervision or development of training or instructional programs AND experience in evaluating and analyzing processes related to instruction and training programs AND experience which provided a thorough knowledge of the organizational structure and mission goals at the managerial level of position to be filled.

A. Yes.
B. No.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.RATING.

7. Provides readiness training and pre and post-mobilization training (PPMT) to Soldiers. Coordinates with all other directorates and external agencies to develop and execute the State's Adjutant General's DLP Distributed Learning Program goals, objectives and policies. Facilitates the transition from resident-based individual and collective training systems to greater reliance on distributed learning technologies and methodologies with the goal of providing local access to training events. Responsible for the planning, integrating and coordinating the efforts of all agencies and offices participating in or supporting National Guard programs and events.

8. Serves as the Knowledge Management Representative. Works closely with the knowledge management team through workshops, meetings, trainings, etc. Responsible for maintaining and creating collaborative, information sharing tools. Responsible for using processes and information systems to acce3lerate learning and knowledge transfer across the organization. Assist staff offices and brigades with technical adive and information for proficient transmission into web pages. Keeps abreast of changing technology and educational development as it relates to DL, and synthesizes highly specialized aspects of multiple fields, including educational technology, computer automation and telecommunications.

9. Coordinates with industry experts, business, educational and community leaders and state agency officials on the role of multi-media Distributed Learning Technology.

10. Plans and coordinates DL training opportunities for the state's National Guard (NG) Soldiers. Programs and courses are standardized to meet training requirements, established by the National Guard Bureau (NGB), or to allow for their use in multiple locations and with multiple instructors. Conducts research and analyses to obtain vendors and internal sources of training, commensurate with training needs. Administers a training program to meet the distributed learning instructional and educational support needs of every Soldier in the state, an approximate average of 800 to 1600 participants.

11. Administers the payment of training providers. Schedules courses for individuals and groups. Notifies supervisors and participants of course dates and costs. Administers the course evaluation process. Serves as a liaison between vendors training providers and site administrators who oversee DL training and resolves program problems or issues. Coordinates the building of classroom facilities with other branches of the NGB or Army organizations.

12. Provides guidance and coordinates technical and training support for site administrators. Coordinates program site preparation effort and activities with the Construction Facility Management Office (CFMO). Reviews site preparation estimates and coordinates site preparation with site points of contact (POC). Ensures site preparation work meets program standards. Maintains site preparation schedules.

13. Coordinates with the United States Property & Fiscal Officer (USPFO), Grant Office Representative (GOR) or state comptroller to design, implement and monitor various inter-agency agreements for the DL program and ensure proper flow of program income through the DL Cooperative Agreement. Serves as the DL Program Fund Manager and coordinates all DL related budget and funding activities with the USPFO while performing all fund manager duties as required by regulation and law, as appropriate.

14. Coordinates training activities with other Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Office (DCSOPS) branches, NGB, and various agencies to establish development and conversion requirements and priorities, consistent with current needs and future projection of training needs. Serves as an official state representative of the Distributed Learning Advisory Committee (DLAC).

15. Analyzes, extracts and identifies significant DL trends and issues. Conducts studies, surveys and audits to evaluate the effectiveness of the state's DL program by comparing achieved results with established goals. Prepares reports, charts, graphs, statistical and narrative data, etc, to reflect the status of various aspects of the program. Monitors, evaluates and reports state classroom usage.

16. Monitors all special distributed learning programs and contract school training for the state. This includes language, medical training and full-time support training at formal schools, annual training (AT) related to MOS proficiency programs and civilian institutions under contract with Department of Defense agencies. Recommends necessary process improvements and corrective actions. Recommendations may represent a significant departure from established work operations.

17. Aids in the development of training materials through the analysis of educational or instructional problems or questions. Resolves controversial or novel training program problems or issues. Establishes study and evaluation criteria and develops conclusions, reports and/or recommendations based on the analysis of reports from other training personnel, including on and offsite-training instructors. Identifies and prepares solutions to problems concerning such issues as associated with delivery of DL training. Provides recommendations to DCSOPS for program changes or modifications.

18. Coordinates the scheduling of state DL facilities with both branches of the NG. Confers with NGB, Joint Force Headquarters (State) and individual branches of the state's NG to identify and eliminate areas of duplicate training. Promotes discussion between the state's NG branches to elicit "best practice" ideas on ways to streamline the DL program and increase student throughput. Shares reporting/empirical data on DL facility utilization with NGB and State level Branch DL staffs.

19. Responsible for the planning, budgeting and delivery of the State's DL program. Provides ongoing assessment of training and education needs, as well as re-engineering and improvement of processes and procedures in the delivery of DL training. Aids in the development and implementation of policies, standard operating procedures, and practices associated with the management of the state's DL training program.

20. Advises the State DCSOPS and Unit Commanders on all aspects of DL capabilities to conduct required training. Manages and supports all DLP activities within the state to include familiarization with DL courseware, content and resources available to Soldiers for readiness training and PPMT.

21. Provides oversight of DL Classroom (DLC) operations and maintenance. Supervises and trains DLC personnel. Operates the DL Classroom equipment to include the workstations, projector, multimedia control panel, VTC, Multiple Channel Unit (MCU) bridge, and secure VTC, as needed. Coordinates with the ARNG Enterprise or state Help Desk to facilitate and/or help troubleshoot, repair, and install the DL classroom equipment and software. Aids in the development and implementation of DLC standard operating procedures (SOPs) and best practices for use in executing the classroom operations and knowledge transfer. Position requires knowledge of DL technologies to effectively manage the operation, maintenance, and lifecycle support of the ARNG DLP equipment and software.

22. Facilitates DLP Master Cooperative Agreement (MCA) requirements. IAW with the instructions, roles and responsibilities of NGB regulations, coordinates with the state Program Manager, USPFO/Grants Officer (GO,) and GOR to facilitate and support: the submission of the annual modification/s and prior fiscal year closeout; development and submission of annual DLP budget estimates and progress against spend plans; maintenance and execution of the site-rate worksheets for calculating allocable reimbursements and program income through the use of DLCs by non-Guard entities.

23. Have you included the required JFTX-J1-HR-Form 5 (filled out completely and signed)?
http://www.agd.state.tx.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

A. Yes, I have.
B. No.

24. Your ratings in this questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency, if selected. Review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.


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Job Announcement Number:

NGTX-13-087

Control Number:

335903700