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    This National Guard position is for a PLANS AND OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D0619and is part of the AL DCSOPS JFHQ, National Guard.


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    ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Army National Guard. 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. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

    This position is located in the ARNG State Area Command (STARC) Headquarters, Plans, Operat5ions and Military Support Branch of the Plans, Operations and Training Office (POTO). The purpose of the position is to serve as a Plans and Operations Specialist, develop plans, coordinate preparations for state active duty and the operational employment of ARNG military resources. Acts on behalf of POMSO during absences.

    EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Army National Guard membership required.
    POSITION STATUS: INDEFINITE
    LOCATION: MONTGOMERY, AL
    SELECTING OFFICIAL: LTC ROBERT J. BONNER

    *INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT: THIS POSITION WILL BE FILLED AS AN INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT FOR AN UNSPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME. THE INCUMBENT MAY BE TERMINATED UPON RECEIVING A 30 DAY NOTICE. SHOULD THIS POSITION BECOME PERMANENT, THE INDIVIDUAL MAY BE CONVERTED TO PERMANENT STATUS WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION (AND UPON RECOMMENDATION OF SUPERVISOR AND APPROVING AUTHORITY).

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    Responsibilities

    AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD POSITION:
    AREA 1:
    All permanent Alabama Army National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
    AREA 2: All drill status/M-day personnel in the Alabama Army National Guard.
    AREA 3: All U.S. citizens or individuals eligible for membership in the Alabama Army National Guard.

    As a PLANS AND OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, GS-0301-11, you will perform the following duties:

    (1) Researches a variety of planning problems. Determines the need to develop a specific military support (MS) plan, special report or to conduct a study. Plans, coordinates and develops specific plans and projects from conception to completion. Exercises initiative to obtain and analyze information on problems, projects and plans assigned. Assembles and analyzes data; makes commitments within delegated authority; conducts briefings; and prepares information papers. Submits reports to the National Guard Bureau (NGB), Continental United States Army (CONUSA), military installations, and the Governor on NG involvement and mission requirements. Represents the state at meetings with various federal and state officials. Arranges conducts,, and attends conferences and meetings with other agencies. Services as MS special projects officer.

    (2) Develops, analyzes and updates drug enforcement support operations contingency plans. Assesses the mission; determines the scope and impact on NG resources and capabilities. Advises state and federal law enforcement agencies and Department of Defense (DoD) agencies concerning NG resources and capabilities to successfully support drug enforcement, interdiction of illicit drugs, and eradication operations. Coordinates on: the user of aircraft, vehicles, other special items, equipment/material, fuel, subsistence, transportation, maintenance, special equipment, personnel, etc. Coordinates employment of the air crews to identify and report marijuana services on the ramifications of utilizing NG in various employing status (state status, annual training (AT), active duty, inactive duty training (IDT), additional flight training periods (AFTPs), etc.). Researches problems or lessons learned. Incorporates solutions and recommendations by other agencies to the NG.

    (3) Develops state reporting procedures regarding Serious Incident Reporting (SIR) Submits initial telephone report to NGB, as required. Oversees the SIR investigation.

    (4) Develops, analyzes and updates the state Terrorism Counteraction Plan. Develops, analyzes, and integrates civil and military resources and assets into the comprehensive Joint Civil-Military Terrorism Counteraction Plans. Develops an active preventive program which may include deliberate low visibility, clandestine, and/or various actions to deter or lessen the effectiveness of planned or actual acts of terrorism or aggression. Ensures plans are current and available. Schedules and conducts threat briefings on terrorist or subversive element activities. Analyzes threat assessments. Disseminates threat information and on high risk areas to personnel with a need to know. Apprises and updates as necessary the proper authorities on potential problems. Monitors Threat Condition (THREATCON). Recommends changes to THREATCON. Ensures personnel receive mandatory training. Initiates instructions to ensure counter-terrorism measures are established and implemented. Schedules and conducts inspections.

    (5)Analyzes integrated plans for the Adjutant General on the State Defense Force (SDF) to assume state duties of NG following mobilization. Reviews SDF program for effectiveness, sensitivity to state specific missions and needs, and coherent organization. Develops procedures for procuring an issuing of any federal equipment to the SDF.

    (6) Functions as an Operations Officer during training simulations. Develops operational procedures to implement contingency and emergency plans. Identifies and coordinates with staff officers on Emergency Operations Center (EOC) requirements for personnel and equipment to effectively accomplish emergency operations. Develops message routing procedures. Coordinates with higher, adjacent, lower HQs, federal, state and local agencies as necessary. Plans shift reports to include cost factors. Identifies specific unit capabilities to support emergency operations. Identifies equipment and special civilian occupational skills needed for the EOC. Develops resources to support emergencies. Coordinates operational control over committed NG forces during training simulations.

    (7) May act in behalf of supervisor during short periods of absence.

    (8) Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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