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Job Title:  Training Officer
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  13-179 925632

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
Friday, July 12, 2013 to Thursday, August 15, 2013
Full Time - Indefinite NTE 20 June 2014
1 vacancy in the following location:
Boise, ID United StatesView Map





Training Officer

Boise, Idaho

Appointment Type: Indefinite

PD #: D1179000


Series/Grade: GS-1702-11/11

Salary Range: $57,408.00-$74,628.00


*Candidates may have to obtain a Secret Security Clearance*

*PCS is not authorized*


MEMBERSHIP IN THE IDAHO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho Army National Guard as a condition of employment.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.


In accordance with the Labor Management Agreement, Article 18, Promotions:

Area of Consideration

The area of consideration for all Idaho National Guard bargaining unit positions will be as follows:

 (1)   Bargaining unit members

 (2)   All other individuals 

This does not preclude management from selecting either Section (1) or Section (2) applications after Section (1) applicants have been considered.  



Current members of the Idaho Army National Guard.


Application materials must be received by Thursday, August 15, 2013Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements. 



  • Military requirement: Officer - 01 thru 03


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The purpose of the position is to function as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the organization, representing the commander in oversight and conduct of all functions of the organization and is responsible to ensure the Commander’s policies are implemented.  Develops training, mobilization and safety plans and procedures for the command.  Provides staff planning and assistance to insure that required training, safety and readiness objectives are achieved and mobilization planning requirements are accomplished.  Activities at this level are concerned with the training of military personnel in a wide variety of occupations including clerical, trades and labor, administrative, technical, and/or professional skills.




(1)  Plans and assigns work to be accomplished through subordinates and/or supervisors engaged in a variety of occupations. Makes assignments based on priorities, degree of difficulty, and requirements of the assignment.  Prepares requests for filling vacancies to meet workload requirements.  Participates in the selection of subordinates from lists of eligibles.  Reviews and/ or recommends appointment, promotion or reassignment of employees.  Establishes and/or approves performance standards.  Monitors and evaluates employee performance.  Recommends recognition for outstanding performance.  Initiates or recommends corrective actions for sub-standard performance.  Assists employees in reaching performance goals.  Inform subordinates of agency policies and programs.  Hears complaints and grievances from employees.  Resolves problems informally and/or makes recommendations for resolution to appropriate officials.  Identifies developmental and training needs of employees and provides or procures training.  Approves and/or disapproves leave requests.  Promotes acceptance and adherence of programs such as Equal Employment Opportunity, Federal Women’s Program, Labor Management Relations, and other similar special emphasis programs.  Maintains an effective position management program.  Assures position descriptions are accurate and positions are operating as intended.


(2)  Conducts reviews of command policies, activities and programs to ensure subordinate units are effectively and efficiently progressing toward the desired readiness status.  Assists in creating and/or changing command policies and procedures.  Develops instructions for implementation by staff sections, technicians and subordinate elements.  Keeps abreast with new policy statements, regulations and directives issued by higher headquarters.  Supervises and coordinates the activities of each full time staff section of the headquarters and subordinate units.  Reviews and finalizes studies relating to reorganization, relocation of units, personnel practices etc. Provides guidance and assistance to ensure command programs have been implemented and evaluates their effectiveness in subordinate elements.


(3)  Formulates, oversees and evaluates the overall training programs for the command.  Develops yearly and longer training plans.  Issues instructions and procedures to subordinate units for the conduct of training activities that meet the requirements of the Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau, major army headquarters and/or other higher headquarters.  Establishes and conducts a training evaluation program for subordinate units.  Reviews training evaluation and inspection reports to identify systemic problems and trends.  Determines and formulates needed revisions or improvements to training activities.  Reviews training plans and schedules of subordinate units for approval and revision as necessary.  Provides guidance and assistance to unit commanders or other training personnel pertaining to scheduling and conducting training.  Schedules and ensures the execution of special training courses on a variety of subjects (e.g., communications procedures, leadership courses, marksmanship training, etc). 


(4)  Prepares plans and reports pertaining to readiness and mobilization.  Provides guidance and assistance to units in preparation of readiness reports.  Receives and consolidates unit readiness feeder reports.  Evaluate the organizational readiness report and prepare recommendations for improvements/modifications of the battalion’s training program.  Prepares command level mobilization and contingency operation plans.  Provides technical guidance and assistance to subordinate units in the development of mobilization, alert and assembly plans for use in responding to local/national emergencies and homeland security missions.  Assists in the preparation for and executes command level inspections in the area of training and readiness.


(5)  Prepares and submits annual budget requirements to higher headquarters based on yearly training guidance and training calendar.  Sub-allocates funding to subordinate units for use in training activities.  Monitors usage of mandays and funds designated for training. 


(6)  Prepares and provides guidance on training eligibility requirements.  Maintains familiarity with training directives issued by all echelons of command to determine applications to local programs.


(7)  Directs scheduling and coordination for the use of training sites and facilities.  Ensures the arrangement for equipment and supplies needed for training activities.  Procures or directs the procurement of training aids, manuals, or other instructional material.  Maintains liaison with personnel at local, state or federally operated training sites.  May initiate, coordinate or maintain usage agreements for local/private training areas.  May conduct environmental impact assessments for training sites/areas. 


(8)  Coordinates with external training, evaluation and assistance organizations for the conduct and evaluation of army training to include Field Training Exercises (FTX), Command Posts Exercises (CPX), etc. 


(9)  Develops and implements Risk Management plans and programs for the command. Provides guidance to subordinate units on the implementation of Risk Management plans and programs.  Develops safety/accident prevention policies and supervises implementation.  Conducts safety inspections and assistance visits to subordinate units.  Conducts investigations of accidents and safety violations and recommends corrective actions.


(10)  Serves as security coordinator for the command.  Provides guidance and assistance in implementing and following security measures for such items as documents, arms and ammunition, and communication/automation equipment (COMSEC/COMPUSEC).  May be designated as Custodian or Alternate Custodian of Classified Documents, COMSEC/ COMPUSEC account Custodian/Alternate and/or Physical Security Manager as required by regulations and local situations.  Functions as the primary advisor for anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) measures and ensures all AT/FP requirements are accomplished.  Ensures that procedures outlined in respective security regulations are complied with.


(11)  Identifies requirements and justifies requests for supplies and services such as ammunition, demolitions, rations, contract latrines, automation support, etc.  Forecasts and approves ammunition requirements for subordinate units.  Coordinates with maintenance and supply personnel to insure equipment and supplies are available and ready for training activities.


(12)  Represents the National Guard in the community.  Provides support for community activities such as parades, celebrations, military funerals, etc.  Coordinates with civic officials, club officers and school officials for such things as recruiting activities, communities support projects, natural disaster or civil disturbance planning, use of facilities for training for such things as recruiting and security of those facilities.  Submits to local news media, articles, stories, announcements or advertisements designed to make the public aware of the National Guard and their role in the community and in national defense.


(13)  Ensures the National Guard armories and other facilities in the command are properly utilized and cared for.  Arranges with state ARNG officials for repair, upkeep, and custodial services for the facilities.  Ensures the proper security measures are established and followed.  Initiates rental agreements and receives and accounts for monies received for rental of the headquarters armory.  Audits and reviews armory accounts of subordinate armories.


(14)  Performs other duties as assigned.





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Work involving supervising or performing technical, specialized, or support work in the field of education or training. Develops, oversees, and evaluates education or training programs. Schedule and coordinate the use of training sites and facilities. Prepares plans and reports.


Progressively responsible clerical experience or other work which demonstrated the ability to acquire and to apply a practical knowledge and understanding of the program objectives, policies, procedures, and requirements relating to the work of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems.





No special education requirements are needed for this position.



Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position.  Applicants applying at the GS 11 level must have at least 36 months experience, education or training assembling data into proper formats as directed by oral or written instructions. Experience with maintaining records and establishing a filing system. Experience and ability to follow agency directives in monitoring and controlling a testing environment. Experience in developing lesson plans and assuring plans are followed. Experience obtaining training materials and setting up training equipment (i.e., audio-visual, training aids, etc.). Experience receiving, consolidating and analyzing data from subordinate levels and following agency directives using data to prepare plans and reports. Experience  determining requirements; requisition, receive, store, and account for test materials.  Experience determining requirements, securing and coordinating the use of training sites, facilities, and materials. Experience interpreting and adapting guidelines to specific training requirements. Experience overseeing a controlled testing environment. Experience determining an organizations education or training needs through analysis and interpretation of a wide variety of directives and to ensure training objectives are met.







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. 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.




Idaho National Guard Mission Statement:

The incredible versatility of the National Guard enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more—all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.

Whether the call is coming from the Governor of the State of Idaho or directly from the President of the United States, Guard Soldiers and Airman are always ready and always there.


Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Funds Transfer Program. 


This is a dual-status position and membership in the Idaho National Guard is required.  By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.


All male applicants born after 31 December 1959 will be required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment. (5 U.S.C. 3328)

Acceptance of any military technician position over 179 days will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment.  This does not affect Montgomery GI Bill eligibility.  Payments of Selected Reserve reenlistment bonuses authorized in section 308b of title 37, United States Code, to Military Technicians (Dual Status) who become eligible for reenlistment while serving on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom (in theater) are excluded from repayment.  Acceptance of any military technician position may affect your incentive bonus.  Check with your incentives manager to see if this applies to the incentive you received.


Applicants who feel they have reinstatement/restoration/re-promotion rights to this grade and position should contact the Human Resources Office.


The Idaho National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical handicap or age which does not interfere with job accomplishment or National Guard membership. Veteran's Preference does not apply to any National Guard position.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the following parts:

1.  Your Resume or OF 612

2.  ALL DD214s

3.  Explanation of Specialized experience

4.  Other documents specified in the Required Documents section, if any are listed

5.  SF Form 181 (optional)  (This form is needed for historical purposes only.)


The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MST) on Thursday, August 15, 2013.


We are currently not accepting on-line applications.  Please use the following information to submit your application:


- By Mail or Hand Deliver to:

  Idaho National Guard

  Human Resource Office/Staffing

  4794 Gen Manning Ave,  Bldg 442

  Boise, Idaho   83705-8112


- Email or Fax requires prior approval from the HR Staffing Specialist for each application submitted.


Important information regarding completion and submission of your Application Package:

- Applicants must type or print in legible dark ink, sign and date each application package.


Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position.


- Current Resume or OF 612


- DD Form 214s


- Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)


- Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only.


Phone: (208)422-3343
Agency Information:
Idaho National Guard
ATTN Staffing Specialist
4794 Farman St Bldg 442
Boise, ID


After the position closing date, your application will be reviewed in full.  If qualified your application will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interview are required you will be contacted.

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