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TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
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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.
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 States Adjutant Generals 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 states 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 states 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 states NG to identify and eliminate areas of duplicate training. Promotes discussion between the states 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 States 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 states 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.