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Job Title:  Training Specialist
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  NCAR-14-037

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$59,749.00 to $77,674.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 to Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Raleigh, NC View Map
Open to areas 1 and 2 only
Not Applicable


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.  We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies.  Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your State and your community!



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


WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is CURRENT ON-BOARD TECHNICIANS ONLY.  Applications will only be accepted from current employees North Carolina Army National Guard with permanent or excepted indefinite positions.


POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Permanent)




MD #: 1421-722L


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the e-date.
  • Rank Requirement: Warrant Officer; Officer (O3 & below)
  • Compatibility Requirement: WO: 011A OFF: 01A


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Develops short and long term training plans (5 years and more) for the state. Reviews and analyzes regulations, directives and documents of higher, lower and adjacent headquarters to ensure training objectives are identified and met. Evaluates plans to ensure compliance with training regulations, guidance, and policies. Identifies weaknesses and problem areas in training plans, FORSCOM, evaluation and training activities and schedules. Evaluates units overall effectiveness to accomplish the ARNG mission. Recommends and develops solutions procedures or alternatives to accomplish training objectives and goals. Provides guidance and assistance to major commands regarding readiness, plans and schedules. Develops transportation and support requirements for military airlifts necessary for mission accomplishment. Provides advice to subordinate commands on military operations. Serves as state’s marksmanship coordinator. Coordinates resources to ensure units have viable ongoing unit marksmanship program as outlined in ARNG policy. Promotes the marksmanship program to commanders. Encourages active participation. Researches, identifies and analyzes problems inherent to marksmanship. Develops viable solutions to resolve marksmanship problems. Recommends courses of action to Training Administrator, POTO and commanders. Reviews PORSCOH 5 year exercise plans. Coordinates changes with the Adjutant General staff, CONUSA, NGB and major organization/installations. Evaluates exercise plans. Recommends priorities to accomplish training objectives. Determines training needs through analysis and interpretation of a wide variety of directives, regulations and training objectives of DA and NGB. Analyses training evaluation programs. Develops surveys and questionnaires to evaluate training effectiveness. Analyzes the 5 year Overseas Development Training (ODT) Plan. Coordinates and disseminates changes to the ODT Plan with CONUSA, NGB, TAG staff, USP&FO and units. Attends and participates in CONUS, OCONUS major command conferences and training meetings. Manages Key Personnel Upgrade Program (KPUP). Develops KPUP opportunities with CONUS and OCONUS active component commands. Coordinates with CONUS, OCONUS, MACOMS, NGB and ARNG units during execution of training opportunities. Develops plans, policies and guidelines for state KPUP. Manages Technical Assistance Program and Special Training Program. Reviews requests for active component support, staff requests for technical assistance and prepares recommendations to Training Administrator. Drafts instructions and guidance to units with approved assistance missions. Coordinates with CONUSAs, Readiness Groups and various military installations. Develops plans and procedures for directed and non-directed training to include affiliation, roundout and split unit out-of-state. Disseminates training opportunities and invitations and coordinates with active and reserve units to consummate training. Reviews and recommends action on requests for utilization of training facilities at active installations or other agency facilities and coordinates scheduling of their use. Manages NBC Program. Indentifies individual, collective and team training requirements. Ensures proper testing methods and procedures are employed. Ensures specialized training requirements are met (medical, aviation and weapons qualification). Serves as technical expert in NBC. Manages PT Program. Monitors testing and evaluates results of command level program. Performs tracking. Evaluates trends for identifying strengths and weaknesses of the program. Provides recommendations on overall direction of state level PT Program. Coordinates on displaced equipment training and new equipment training with staff management officials as required. Provides budget input for special training activities for the state operating budget and mid-year review. Acts for the supervisor in his/her absence. May participate as a member of the Force Wodernixation Committee and state Readiness committee. Performs other duties as assigned.



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Minimum Requirements:  Experience in a trade, craft, occupation or subject appropriate to the position to be filled. Experience using computer and automation systems.


Specialized Experience:  Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training organizing and developing clear and meaningful written communications such as reports, studies and the ability to present ideas orally in a clear and convincing manner. Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and institutions having different interests.  Experience developing training course work or providing instruction in a training environment. Experience coordinating and acquiring training materials.  Experience in the administration, supervision or development of training or instructional programs.  Experience in evaluating and analyzing processes related to instruction and training programs.  Experience which provided a thorough knowledge of the organizational structure and mission goals at the managerial level of position to be filled.


Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process. KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'. 


1.  Ability to manage training resources and identify resources required to execute proposed unit training plans

2. Ability to maintain fiscal responsibility by ensuring all transactions are handled IAW all DFAS and DOD regulations in both AFCOS and DTS

3. Ability to gather data and compile plans and reports.

4. Ability to develop, administer and evaluate education and /or training programs.

5. Ability to communicate and coordinate with higher levels of command (NGB, FORSCOM, CONUS Armys).


Quality of Experience: Level of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed.   The applicant's record of experience training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the Miscellaneous Administration and Program Positions.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience. 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. For experience in excess of 24 months, education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for six months of 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.

Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG).  Assignment to a compatible Warrant Officer or Officer (O3 & below) position in the NCARNG is mandatory.  (WO MOS: 011A  OFF BRANCH: 01A)


Security Clearance:  Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).


Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.



Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.  If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.


2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.



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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The 'Details' page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow youto review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do NOT fax the papaer application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1075535

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  • Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


The following documents are REQUIRED for this job announcement:

  • Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
  • Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)


The following documents are NOT required for this job announcement:

Transcripts (optional - required if using education to substitute for experience)

  • Military Resume (optional -explain actual duties performed with the MOS/AFSC, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (optional - related certifications, licenses, etc.)

Demographics Data (optional - Applicants are requested to identify, in a separate attachment, their race, gender, and national origin.  Submission of this information is voluntary and will be used in support of the NCNG Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.)


Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:





Reginald Hooker
Phone: (919)664-6000x46351
Agency Information:
1636 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status.  If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. 


***Ensure that your email and phone contacts are current.***

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