Job Overview


Rhode Island National Guard

The Rhode Island National Guard traces its history from the first colonial defensive force established in the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1638. Today, the Rhode Island National Guard consists of dedicated men and women, prepared to serve our State and Nation in a variety of military specialties.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Rhode Island Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.


Persons appointed with indefinite status may be separated when their services are no longer needed. If a permanent status employee at the same grade level as this announcement is selected, Nature of Action will be Reassignment; tenure will not change. If a permanent excepted status employee is selected at a higher grade, Nature of Action MAY be Temporary Promotion. Should the need for the indefinite time limitations placed on this position no longer exist, the Temporary Promotion and/or the Indefinite Appointment COULD be converted to permanent action without further competition.

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the National Guard Excepted Service.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation allowance NOT authorized.



Brief Description of Duties: 

Serves as a staff advisor responsible for providing military human resources assistance, guidance, and direction (personally and through subordinate staff) to military units. Work includes administration and oversight of annual budgets, management of operations and maintenance funds, recruiting and retention, formal schools, and specialty orders accounts pertaining to the Military Personnel Flight. Provides supervision, guidance, and team leadership to dual and non-dual status, Active Guard Reserve (AGR), and traditional, drill status members. Ensures Military Personnel Flight (MPF) personnel are trained, and resources are available to accomplish the state and federal military mission. Performs long-range strategic planning and organizational development necessary to accomplish military human resources and training programs essential to State Air National Guard daily operations and readiness missions. Directs, manages, plans, organizes, and controls military personnel, recruiting, retention and education and training activities for all military organizations supported by the MPF. A primary objective of the organization is to maintain a high state of military readiness through ensuring a sufficient number of trained military personnel are available to perform wartime and peacetime tasking. Ensures identification and solution of human resources related problems, that could inhibit or prevent the desired high state of readiness and mission accomplishment, are identified and resolved.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No