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This National Guard position is for an EDUCATION SERVICES SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5227000 and is part of the ID JOINT FORCES HEADQUARTERS ARMY, Idaho Army National Guard.
INDEFINITE POSITION- MAY CONVERT TO A PERMANENT STATUS WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION IF POSITION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. MILITARY MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED.
This position is located in the Military Personnel Office (MILPO), Plans and Actions Branch of the Army National Guard in the Education Services Office. This position serves as program manager, advisor and consultant within the state. The incumbent has responsibility for the development, management and administration of an education and incentive programs designed to provide individual career-related or self development assistance and planning requirements for Army National Guard military personnel.
Provides oversight as an advisor and consultant serving Army National Guard personnel within a state for off duty civilian training and education, programs include several different goal oriented programs such as vocational, high school, baccalaureate, or post graduate level. Provides advisory services to the education services officer, recruiting and retention command, and battalion and unit commanders concerning the educational needs and incentive eligibility of their assigned personnel and customer support. Maintains contact with commanders apprising their staff and assigned troops of the educational opportunities available through the General Education Development (GED) and Army Career Education System (ACES) Programs. Investigates educational problem areas to identify special and recurring needs of personnel of serviced organizations. Recommends actions or special programs which are necessary to provide for the needs of units or individuals. Develops, collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on educational and incentive programs and entrance requirements for the ESO. Maintains files and libraries of current educational material, including catalogs of colleges and universities, military and government sponsored education programs, occupational books, periodicals, manuals, and other vocational materials concerning opportunities and requirements for specific vocations/occupations.
Principal liaison between National Guard members and participating public and private educational institutions. Contacts institutions to negotiate agreements for a variety of traditional, non-traditional, and special purpose education contracts. These will include moderate variety of courses some of which will be basic education courses in order to complete high school equivalency, or they may be standardized baccalaureate level courses which are regularly offered at a college or university. May arrange for these courses to be taught at hours or locations where it will be possible for the guardsmen to attend. May also arrange for graduate programs for students desiring to pursue advanced degrees. Arranges and negotiates with the institutions to have credit given for military experience. Assists in arranging summaries of experience and assists the institutions to better understand and evaluate the experience. Courses may be provided at institutions or at satellite campuses hosted in local National Guard armories. Negotiates for education programs specifically designed for military personnel working full time. Monitors contracts.
Performs educational and vocational counseling which consists of advising and assisting ARNG members on individual programs of study available, to include High School Equivalency (GED), correspondence, self-teaching, new and innovative/non-traditional college to include Associate, Baccalaureate degree programs, first Masters or Professional degree which meet their academic and vocational requirements. Assists personnel in selecting the appropriate course of study through information obtained through interviews, educational record research, to include military credit conversion (ACE), and an analysis of life experience. Assists in completing enrollment applications as needed. Assists military personnel whose records do not indicate successful completion of civilian education requirements for commissioning Officers, appointing or commissioning of Warrant Officers, or Enlisted Soldiers who have not achieved equivalency of nontraditional educational means. Evaluates all service school training, subject examinations, college transcripts, College Level Examination Program-General Examinations to ascertain the presence of the minimum required hours in required areas. Provides oversight for the receipt of evaluations and certification of transcripts.
Estimates, obtains, and executes the necessary program funds and determines their allocation. Arranges for tuition assistance for the student. Coordinates with appropriate State, local, and institutional authorities to assist service members in securing Federal financial aid through such programs as the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), College Work-Study (CWS), National Direct Student Loan (NDSL), and Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL), etc. Assists personnel with entrance and enrollment application, when necessary. Provides assistance and data to the ESO for inclusion in the budget submission as it relates to the education program.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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