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Job Title:Family Program Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:T-13-137 (885284)

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$59,987.00 to $77,981.00 / Per Year


Friday, May 03, 2013 to Thursday, May 23, 2013




Full Time - Indefinite




1 vacancy in the following location:
Marietta, GA United StatesView Map


Open only to current Georgia Army National Guard members E-8 and above.



Area of Consideration: Open only to current Georgia Army National Guard members E-8 and above.

Position Location: JFHQ-Family Program Office, CNGC, Marietta, GA.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS): PCS is not authorized.

Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP): Acceptance of a Federal Excepted technician position of over 179 days in length will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).

Type of Appointment: This is a full-time, Excepted Indefinite, dual-status position which requires Georgia Army National Guard Membership. Position is indefinite; however, may convert to permanent without further competition. If a tenured applicant is selected, tenure will not change.

Job Summary: This position is located in the Joint Force Headquarters (State), Manpower and Personnel Directorate (J-1), Support Programs Division.  The purpose of the position is to plan, coordinate, implement, execute, and manage the Family Program for National Guard members and their families and provide commanders with staff assistance in solving problems affecting the military community and in improving the quality of life and well being of members of the National Guard throughout the state.

Background Check:  Selectee may, at the option of the agency, be required to submit to criminal, credit history, and general background checks which will be evaluated by the agency prior to a final offer of employment and access into the Georgia National Guard Federal Technician or Active Guard/Reserve program.

National Guard Membership: This position requires military membership. It is designated for Georgia Army National Guard Officer, Warrant Officer, or Enlisted incumbent(s) only. In accordance with ARNG regulations, incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish military Family Program Specialist functions in support of programs essential to state Army National Guard daily operations, training and readiness missions.

As a member of a Georgia Army National Guard unit, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year. Georgia Army National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.


  • Must be a current U.S. Citizen.
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply.
  • Direct Deposit Banking is Mandatory.
  • Military Requirement: GA Army National Guard E-8 or above;
  • BR/MOS Immaterial.


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The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required of this position:

  • Serves as the Joint Force Headquarters (State) staff advisor on family readiness, quality of life and other Family Program matters, which include identifying and recommending priorities.
  • Provides staff assistance to local units in accomplishing the objectives of the program.
  • Coordinates and facilitates communication between family members, mobilization elements, higher headquarters, inter-service agencies, other military services, local and national government and non government organizations. 
  • Prepares and disseminates information to military members and their families on family readiness to include, but not limited to, benefits, entitlements, pre-deployment, deployment and reunion issues, unit missions, and functions of the National Guard. 
  • Develops and implements marketing strategies to maintain program visibility and increase awareness at all levels.
  • Plans and organizes all aspects of volunteer management to include recruiting, training, retaining and recognizing volunteers. 
  • Conducts briefings, training seminars, conferences, and orientation workshops as appropriate for military and family members. 
  • Oversees all budget aspects for the Family Program.  
  • Manages and implements family readiness training and information, referral, and follow-up service for all phases of mobilization and deployment mission in response to family needs. 
  • May develop and coordinate an ongoing Guard family youth program that identifies and addresses issues and concerns of youth related to Guard life. 
  • Serves as the TAG’s representative on family issues at all levels. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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General Experience:  Applicant must have experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration.  Experience using computer and automation systems.

Specialized Experience:  Applicant must have a minimum of 36 months specialized experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to the position to be filled or in comparable work or functions. Experience developing and recommending policy; organizing and carrying out specific programs, evaluating and recommending changes in methods of operations. Experience in supervisory, staff or technical work which included study, analysis or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of managerial or administrative policies, practices and procedures. Experience preparing written communications and oral presentations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):   Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

  • Knowledge of the family readiness program and its relationship to missions, functions, organization, major issues, work processes, goals objectives and programs in order to plan, develop, and implement programs designed to improve and maintain National Guard family readiness and quality of life.
  • Knowledge of analytical and evaluative techniques and methods (and the ability to adapt as appropriate) to analyze reports, gather data, review suggestions, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the National Guard Family Program sufficient to recognize and define social problems, to reach accurate conclusions, and to measure and improve human services program effectiveness and productivity, and make recommendations for program improvement.
  • Knowledge of regulations, policies, and guidance affecting the use of resources and related support resources (money equipment, and people) to plan, coordinate, implement, and manage the Family Program in compliance with established requirements, standards, and objectives.
  • Knowledge of human services matters and programs benefiting families, and military and civilian employees, in addition to policies, practices, and procedures, including methods used to establish program objectives or performance goals and assess progress toward their achievements and the impact military and family members’ quality of life.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to provide technical assistance, and guidance.

Other Requirements: For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must posses or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

National Guard Compatibility:  Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician position, the selectee must be assigned to any unit in the Georgia Army National Guard as an   Officer, Warrant Officer, or Enlisted member, BR/MOS is immaterial. Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.

Wear of the Army uniform as prescribed by AR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position.  Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your 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.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.

The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  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 rating.  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).


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Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


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

  1. Your résumé; and
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire;

Note: Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to use the USA JOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position. Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted. If you chose to use your personal resume, ensure that your resume includes the mandatory information as outlined in the Resume' example on'%20Format%2022Jun12.docx, "The Application-to-Hire Process-"Have I Completed All the Steps to Best Sell Myself"? If the required information is not reflected, consideration will not be given in the qualification process.


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, May 23, 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 assessment 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: 885284. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire, and
  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 Thursday, May 23, 2013:

  1. Your résumé; and
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire;



Phone: (678)569-5715
Agency Information:
Georgia National Guard
Do Not Mail or Fax Applications Here
Follow How to Apply Instructions
Marietta, GA


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 notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Thank you for your interest in the Georgia National Guard.  Good Luck!

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