Job Overview





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, 2013.  Failure 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. 



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.