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 workshops 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 soldiers 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.