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Job Title:Resilience and Risk Reduction Program Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:AR13-269 372858

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$50,021.00 to $65,023.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, September 11, 2013 to Friday, October 11, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Salem, OR United StatesView Map


All groups of qualified individuals


Oregon Army National Guard
Statewide Technician Vacancy Announcement

Resilience and Risk Reduction Program Specialist
Location: Office of the State Surgeon in Salem, Oregon
Appointment Type: Excepted Service Permanent
PD #: D1989
Series/Grade: GS-0301-09/09
Salary Range: $50,021.00- $65,023.00
*Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*
*Candidates must have a valid state driver's license*
*PCS is not Authorized*  

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Oregon 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.  

1st Area: Current permanent full time technicians of the Oregon Army National Guard.
2nd Area: Current members of the Oregon Army National Guard.  
Application materials must be received in our office by Friday, October 11, 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 qualification requirements, and How To Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.


  • Military Requirement: Enlisted only
  • Military Rank Requirement: Minimum Rank-SGT/E5 Maximum Rank-MSG/E8
  • MOS/Branch: Immaterial


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This position is located in the Military Personnel Office (MILPO), of an Army National Guard (ARNG). The primary purpose of this position is to develop, evaluate, coordinate and deliver comprehensive, target group oriented preventive education and training and administrative support in administering the Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Program (R3/SPP). The primary objective of resilience is to help Soldiers, families and units develop the resiliency to overcome and respond positively to adversity. The primary objective of risk reduction is to identify units and individuals with high risk profiles, and to provide low risk decision making education to increase the readiness of the soldier. Work requires knowledge of the methods and techniques of education and training in such areas as instruction, development and/or evaluation of curricula, instructional materials and aids. The incumbent also coordinates with the Counter Drug Office or State Alcohol and Drug Chemical Officer (ADCO) to provide soldiers treatment that is recommended for substance abuse issues.
(1) Develops, implements, coordinates and monitors all aspects of the R3/SPP related to identification, assessment, intervention and preventive education. Develops training modules for each target group that includes development of lesson plans, supporting visual aids, etc. Designs special courses in response to identified trends and needs of the command, e.g., a high risk profile in crimes against persons at work would dictate a course on violence in the workplace, or matters of general Soldier resilience. Coordinates information for seminars, conferences and orientation workshop’s as appropriate in providing instruction and specialized intervention education (stress management, low risk decision making, etc.) to soldiers, family members and civilians. Workshops are mandated by Army regulations and local policies to provide continued training and intervention for the command and community. Coordinates and ensures Soldiers and units receive resilience training.
(2) Serves as the collection/collaboration point of contact (POC) for the submission of crimes against persons and property, injuries/accidents, spouse abuse, child abuse and suicide attempts/completions in a computerized spreadsheet system. Maintains adequate records and databases to administer the programs information to provide the necessary reports to the MILPO. Coordinates with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) and State ADCO to provide initial response and support to Commanders and personnel during critical incidents, as well as reviews alcohol offenses and drug positives (to include unit positive urinalysis data) to determine comorbid trends. Provides ongoing needs assessments; promotes informed decision-making about prevention, design and delivery.
(3) Creates quality spreadsheets, printouts and graphics for use by commanders, assesses data and provides command consultations to commanders at all levels recommending intervention strategies. Maintains the unit R3/SPP Data reports. Designs and creates effective publications, such as the R3/SPP Newsletter, R3/SPP Alert bulletins, and other training and media materials with an R3/SPP focus. Complies with all regulatory guidelines for publications. Networks with on and off post resources to provide the military community with accurate, up-to-date prevention information. Evaluates R3/SPP, composes drafts of improvement plans with achievable goals within budgetary requirements. Targets possible program problems and designs possible solutions. Serves on command committees and teams as needed representing R3/SPP, Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) Program, Army Suicide Prevention Program (SPP) and the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP). Conducts customized briefings for civilian and military personnel regarding the R3/SPP.
(4) Provides plans for an efficient resource management program and maximum support of service delivery. Plans include supported projections of long-term soldier readiness and support plans and resource needs to ARNG level trends and directives. Analyzes the MILPO readiness and support budget functions and provide recommendations to resolve existing or forecasted shortages. Provides advice and assistance to accommodate soldier’s needs during full or partial unit mobilizations and to alleviate concern of members about soldier/family welfare in the event of mobilization. Provides plans that maximize readiness and support resources for soldier/ family member assistance during day-to-day. Assesses, identifies, and determines soldier/family issues, trends, needs, program priorities, and program effectiveness through utilization of appropriate research methods and resources. Analyzes ongoing soldier/family services evaluation program and provides recommendations to resolve problems of overlap, duplication or conflict and to ensure effective goals and objectives are accomplished.
(5) Prepares and edits a variety of training aids, organizational charts, slides, briefing materials, etc. on all aspects of the programs. Works directly with the various command groups in scheduling events and meetings or development of committees for the programs related to risk reduction. Compiles statistical data for CSF Program and Suicide Prevention database web sites. Compiles other statistics and prepares reports for the organization to include, but not limited to, Resilience Training and Risk Management. Maintains and provides training on automation and automated systems and assures that the automated systems are within the Army and DoD guidelines and policies. Composes complex correspondence, makes extensive travel arrangements, locates and assembles various information for use in reports, briefings, and conferences. Assists in preparing, submitting and follow up on work orders. As required, performs special or one-time assignments or projects, obtains and analyzes pertinent information and provides comments and recommendations to the supervisor. Writes and coordinates implementation of new and revised administrative procedures and practices, and as required, advises and assists organizational personnel. Reviews proposed changes in policies and regulations affecting the mission and briefs the supervisor on proposed changes that may affect the organization. Keeps the supervisor advised of controversial issues or changes that impact the organization. Operates office automation equipment utilizing a variety of software to generate and edit a variety of correspondence, documents, charts, reports, etc.
(6) Provides technical and administrative guidance on a variety of functions in support of the MILPO. Coordinates work operations with accountability for quantity and quality of work. Works with and advises management in developing policies and procedures to help solve administrative problems. Provides training when necessary and evaluates overall effectiveness and efficiency of the office and discusses with the supervisor changes in workflow which will increase efficiency of operations. Provides input to supervisor regarding administrative office personnel to be used in the development of both performance standards and appraisals.
(7) Performs other duties as assigned.


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General Experience:
Work involves supervising or performing work requiring knowledge of (a) the basic processes of administration, (b) the principles and standard practices of management, and (c) the techniques of organization, direction, coordination, and control. Experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration. Experience using computer and automation systems.

Education Requirements:
None to list for this position.


Specialized Experience:
Within their resume applicants must explain how they have gained the Specialized Experience required for this position. Applicants applying at the GS-09 level must have 24 months experience, education or training in any position that required compiling reports, letters, memoranda, etc., and required person-to-person contacts to convey information. Applicants must have experience providing technical guidance and assistance in the type of work or in comparable work of the position to be filled. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of administrative procedures and practices of management. Experience developing administrative procedures.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
None to list for this position. 

Competence, Confidence, Courage, Commitment (CCCC)  

Oregon National Guard will provide the citizens of the State of Oregon and the United States with the ready force of citizen soldiers and airman, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency natural or manmade.  

Unit of military assignment is any supporting unit of Office of the State Surgeon. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position with the Oregon National Guard will cause termination from any Guard Recruitment Bonus or Guard paid student loan. A law enforcement background check may be required prior to appointment to this position. By submitting a resume or application for this position, you authorize this agency to accomplish the check. This is a dual-status position and membership in the Oregon National Guard is required. By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.


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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
  2. Explanation of Specialized Experience
  3. Other documents specified in the Required Documents section, if any are listed.
The complete Application Package must be received in our office no later than 1630 hrs (4:30 pm PST) on Friday, October 11, 2013.
We are not currently accepting on-line applications. Please use the following information to submit your application.
    By Mail:
  • Oregon Military Department
  • JFHQ-HRO/Staffing
  • PO Box 14350
  • Salem, OR 97309
    Hand deliver to:
  • Oregon Military Department
  • 1776 Militia Way SE Room 150
  • Salem, Oregon.
*E-mailing is reserved for certain circumstances such as deployment, military schooling and extended TDY’s. Prior approval is required before an application is submitted via email.
    Important information regarding completion and Submission of your Application Package:
  • Applications must be typed or printed in legible dark ink. Please sign and date each application.
  • Be sure to include the announcement number and position title on your application.
  • You may staple your application. Do not bind, tab, or use document protectors.
  • Submit only single sided copies of all application documents.
  • Applications submitted using government resources will not be accepted.
  • When mailing your application it is recommended that you obtain a delivery confirmation receipt showing the date your application was mailed. Please allow several business days for mail delivery prior to Friday, October 11, 2013.


    Failure to provide complete information, may result in an applicant not receiving consideration for this position.
  • Current Resume
  • Explanation of Specialized Experience
  • Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)
  • Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only


Phone: (503)584-3841
Agency Information:
Oregon National Guard
PO Box 14350
ATTN Staffing
Salem, OR


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

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