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Job Title:Family Program Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:DS-842888-FD

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year


Friday, March 01, 2013 to Friday, March 08, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




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


United States Citizens


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!

Type of Appointment:  This is a Career/Career-Conditional competitive appointment and does NOT require membership in a compatible military assignment in the Army or the Air National Guard (This is a full-time, non-dual status (competitive) permanent position).

Veterans Information: Under USERRA and Title 32 USC 709, Veteran's Preference does not apply to this position

This position is located in the Joint Force Headquarters (State), Manpower and Personnel Directorate, Support Programs Division.  The purpose of this position is to plan, develop, and direct the Family Program for National Guard and Reserve members and their families, including any family of deployed military personnel.


  • U.S. Citizenship or Naturalized U.S. Citizen
  • Resume' and supporting documents (See How to Apply)
  • Federal Relocation Expenses (PCS) for this position are NOT authorized
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory in this agency


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Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the Joint Force Headquarters advisor to the Adjutant General (TAG) on family readiness, quality of life and other Family Program matters
  • Serving as the policy advisor in the development and implementation of work/life services and activities
  • Developing, directing, managing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating the human service delivery system to ensure that family program elements and support services are provided to military and family members
  • Providing strategic planning, inter-service coordination and liaison with higher headquarters
  • Initiating, developing, preparing and implement Family Program policy and guidance
  • Interpreting, and adapting guidance, regulations, policies, and laws from higher headquarters
  • Identifying, planning, and directing family readiness, mobilization, and deployment priorities based on mission requirements
  • Overseeing all budget aspects for the Family Program
  • Providing education, prevention, support networks, direct services, and coordination with local, county, state, and national agencies and organizations to support special populations


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In order to qualify for this position, you must possess the following Specialized Experience:


You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, or equivalent pay band, in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in, or directly related to, the work of the position being filled.  To be creditable, your specialized experience must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS-11 grade level indicated.  Your specialized experience must include:  serving as a family services program coordinator overseeing such programs as family readiness, resource management, mobilization and deployment coordination, crisis intervention, outreach, volunteer recruitment, training and management, information referral and follow-up, life skills education, review and analysis of program effectiveness and/or youth development; providing one-on-one family assistance; providing education and prevention services to support special populations; coordinating and providing information, referral and follow-up for prevention and intervention in cases of family violence, mental illness, suicide, substance abuse, tragedy, etc.  Your specialized experience may have been obtained in the private or public sector, and it must have equipped you with the particular KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs) necessary to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following KSAs, and your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your stated level of possession of them.  (1) Knowledge of human services programs; (2) Knowledge of military family programs; (3) Knowledge of military benefits and entitlements; (4) Knowledge of basic budgeting practices and procedures; (5) Skill in evaluating and analyzing data.


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.


Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. 


YOUR RESUME MUST HAVE COMPLETE INFORMATION: Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities for each position you have held with each employer. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; duties performed; and total hours worked per week) for each job entry. If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.   


There is no education substitution allowed for this series and grade

Conditions of Employment

1.  Must be able to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance
2.  Incumbent may be required to travel from 1 to 5 nights per month
3.  Federal Relocation Expenses (PCS) for this position are NOT authorized
4.  Direct Deposit is mandatory in this agency

5.  This position meets the criteria of a Non-Dual Status Management Plan as follows:

The position resides within the infrastructure and support functions of the state National Guard; the incumbent is not subject to mobilization, nor is the work described part of the military mission; and the incumbent does not perform a key advisory or essential administrative role that is inherently military. In addition, the position must meet one of the following: It does not have a comparable military function; the position is required in full-time (civilian) role when the organization, or similar military position, is mobilized to perform continuing post-mobilization functions; or the position requires a skill or competency that necessitates technical expertise or professional qualifications that cannot be readily found in the military structure of the state military force.



CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. 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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified.


Your resume will be evaluated for possession of the following KSAs:

(1) Knowledge of human services programs;

(2) Knowledge of military family programs;

(3) Knowledge of military benefits and entitlements;

(4) Knowledge of basic budgeting practices and procedures;

(5) Skill in evaluating and analyzing data. 


Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.

Information for Veterans:   Veterans preference does not apply to this vacancy, please see the provisions of USERRA and Title 32 USC 709. 


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These links provide an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: or


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see 


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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

1.   Your Resume


2.   A complete Occupational Assessment Questionnaire


3.   Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below):


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 08, 2013 


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page 

using the following Vacancy ID 842888. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


If you cannot apply online:

1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and


2.    Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire. The URL is:  


3.     Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


The following documents are required and must be received by Friday, March 08, 2013:

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Occupational Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:



Fauna De Lemos
Phone: (210)805-2403
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
San Antonio Services Section
Please do not mail documents
San Antonio, TX
00000 Fax: (478)757-3144


Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive status notifications through Application Manager or via email within 4-6 weeks.

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