Job Overview

Summary

LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

LOCATION: NGLA-JPM-PE, NEW ORLEANS, LA

NOTICE: POSITION NOT TO BE FILLED UNTIL VACATED BY INCUMBENT.

This position is located in the Military Personnel Office (MILPO) of the Army National Guard (ARNG). The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise and guidance for all military personnel assigned in the State, and oversees the functions of one of the following human resource programs: Officer Personnel Management (OPM), Enlisted Personnel Management (EPM), Personnel Systems, SIDPERS Interface Branch (SIB), or the Personnel Services Section.

Open Areas of Consideration: 1

DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

Area 1 = Warrant Officer (CW2 and below) and Enlisted members of the Louisiana National Guard.

NOTICE: THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY: FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES ALL EMPLOYERS TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY AND EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY OF ALL PERSONS HIRED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.

Duties

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(1) Serves as an advisor to commanders on assigned unit human resources (HR) program. Interprets policy and provides procedural guidance to commanders, supervisors, staff members and individual military members. Provides training to supervisors and guidance and assistance to military members on program for which assigned. Participates in Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) and unit mobilizations and de-mobilizations. Reviews, evaluates, and interprets regulatory guidance, policies, and procedures applicable to military personnel programs and provides guidance to all users. Drafts and implements State policy based on the aforementioned policies. Publishes guidance to enhance and simplify completion and submission of personnel actions. Conducts command inspections, staff visits and trains personnel within the unit in all programs for which responsible. Conducts periodic briefings for staff, commanders, and administrative personnel to promote full understanding of all aspects of the assigned program. Provides commanders, supervisors, and MILPO staff with a variety of statistical data or reports pertaining to military HR issues in order to assist in HR management decisions. Responds to correspondence (general, other agency, congressional, etc.) regarding military personnel issues. Researches, prepares response, and maintains action file. As required, forwards responses for review and/or responses for the MILPO Director and/or State Adjutant General. Estimates and projects future travel and funding requirements and submits request to MILPO Director.  Oversees one of the following programs identified in duties 2 through 4.

(2) Responsible for and oversees the direction of the EPM/OPM or Incentives program and functions as the technical expert. Determines the methods and procedures for conducting military career guidance and counseling to ensure officer or enlisted personnel have an optimal and established career pattern. Provides direction, information, and/or counseling to MILPO staff and commanders of Major Army Command (MACOMM) through unit commanders, supervisors, as well as individual military members as required. Provides information and ensures regulatory compliance regarding area of responsibility which may include, but is not limited to: accessions, appointments, assignments, reassignments, transfers, promotions, Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP), discharges, separations, retirements, Officer Evaluation Reports (OER) Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Reports (NCOER), awarding of Area of Concentration (AOC), Functional Areas (FA), Additional Skill Identifiers (ASI), Special Qualification Identifiers (SQI), Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) identifiers (primary or secondary), Stop Loss programs, and National Guard Bureau (NGB) waivers, casualty assistance, and requests for retention beyond mandatory removal date. Reviews and determines eligibility upon accepting military technicians (dual status) or AGR positions. Assists other organizations and agencies/units in development of battle roster and personnel assignment. Convenes or participates in various boards which may include: Promotion, DA Boards, awards, selective/qualitative retention, MOS Medical Review Board (MMRB), Incapacitation Review Boards, etc. Tracks Contingency Temporary Tour of Active Duty for Operational Support (CO-ADOS). Initiates action for the issuance of all military orders relating to military personnel actions and distributes accordingly. Reviews Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA), Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE), Modified TOE (MTOE), and/or Unit Manning Report (UMR) for the requirements, authorizations and movements of military personnel. Responsible for the review and verification of promotion actions and/or the review and forwarding of packets for promotion board actions and general Officer nomination packets.

(3) Responsible for and oversees the direction of SIDPERS and internal/external interfaces, and functions as the technical expert. Responsible for and ensures the timely and accurate processing of submitted military personnel actions. Manages a control log to maintain document control and an audit trail of all transactions received and dispersed in SIDPERS. Notifies units and higher echelons of rejected or incomplete transaction/documentation, necessary steps or processes required to resolve the problem, and maintains a database for tracking and suspension of submissions for identification of trends and problems. Identifies problem areas in the types of submissions (based on rejects/incomplete documentation), the locations where training is needed, and creates and provides training material. Reviews and processes the units forecasted MTOE and TDA structures. Creates and processes rear detachment MTOE as a result of unit mobilization. Coordinates with the other MILPO sections and Military Pay to resolve any problems associated with the SIDPERS system. Creates and provides various scheduled reports as well as special request reports. Provides oversight and guidance on the Retirement Points Accounting Management (RPAM) program. Coordinates with NGB field representative for technical assistance and information.

(4) Responsible for and oversees the direction of the Personnel Services Section and functions as the technical expert. Oversees the performance of document handling, records maintenance, and the Integrated Personnel Electronic Records Management System (iPERMS). Directs staff in performance of periodic record reviews and inventories to ensure total record accountability. Establishes access control lists to restrict unauthorized personnel from gaining access to personnel files other than their own or for those they are responsible for. Selects staff members to accompany files on an as needed basis i.e., review boards, SRP’s, mobilizations/de-mobilizations, etc.  Ensures staff members provide military members with information regarding their benefit selections (i.e. life insurance and designation of beneficiary), identify documentation required to update Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), understand requirements to issue identification cards, etc. Provides oversight on the processing of records for separation/discharge to include: proper identification and crediting of MOS, awards, training, dates of service, type of discharge, computation of total creditable service, etc.

(6) Accomplishes and oversees the technical support work in the program area assigned with the assistance of subordinate employees which may be Active Guard Reserve (AGR), full time Technician, or civilian. Performs limited supervisory duties which include assignment and review of work on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis; assure that production and accuracy requirements are met; approval of leave; effect minor disciplinary actions i.e., warnings or reprimands; identify training needs; and recommend performance standards and ratings.

(7) Performs other duties as assigned.