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This National Guard position is for a MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5701400 and is part of the Wyoming Army National Guard's Service Member, Family, Employer, Readiness Support Team (S-FERST) Division.
The Military and Family Readiness Specialist positions are located in the Joint Force Headquarters (Wyoming), Service Member, Family, Employer, Readiness Support Team (S-FERST) Division. The purpose of the position is to provide support in the administration of Military & Family Readiness Program (SFRP) services for the Army National Guard within the Wyoming National Guard's Family Program. This is achieved by performing assignments designed to provide familiarity with the Family Program, community services, effective relations with supporting social service and emergency organizations, recruit and train volunteers, promote resilience and financial literacy through targeted life skills training, and the development of human resources program referral networks.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required.
This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
Employees are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", "OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment", and a "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation
Veterans' Preference applies (if applicable) to this advertisement.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE authorized, if eligible. Subject to funding and approval.
PCS is not authorized in lieu of incentives.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & NOTES:
1. The incumbent of this position description must have, at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment.
2. Irregular and overtime hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies.
3. The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial vehicles to perform temporary duty assignments.
4. This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.
QualificationsIn order to qualify, you must meet the experience and/or education requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
TIME-IN-GRADE: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-9 or higher grade in Federal Service.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
GS-9 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 12 months of experience equivalent to a GS-7 consisting of:
(1) Serving as a fully independent advisor within geographical area of responsibility in accomplishing all objectives of the Soldier & Family Readiness Program (SFRP) for the Army National Guard to maximize retention and readiness.
(2) Providing input to develop, articulate, and implement the Family Readiness Program at the State level, inclusive of family readiness, family assistance, employment outreach, volunteer training and management and improvement of quality of life and well-being of Service members and families.
(3) Managing and operating family assistance center and providing assistance to commands within geographical area of responsibility in support of the SFRP.
(4) Assisting higher headquarters in planning and coordinating resources for family assistance at deployment cycle support and steady-state readiness activities.
(5) Providing technical support and training to Family Readiness liaison and Rear Detachment Commanders in support of unit family readiness.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
- Conducting staff assistance visits to units in the geographical area of responsibility to accomplish the objectives of the program.
- Submitting information to support development and budget forecasting to support the Soldier and Family Readiness Support Program to higher headquarters.
- Providing technical support and training to Family Readiness liaison and Rear Detachment Commanders in support of unit family readiness.
- Knowledge of the principles, policies, program goals and methodology of the National Guard quality of life programs, including factors that affect work and leisure environments, to administer a program that provides information about individual and family social problems and referral to social service programs and agencies, information about National Guard assistance programs, to gather and analyze information on problems and difficulties of obtaining assistance using the current system, to provide programs that address such problems, and to recommend action to improve the system.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: (Include legible copies of transcripts with application if substituting education for specialized experience.)
Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree;
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree;
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, if related.
Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx)
The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:
Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via www.USAJOBS.gov. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- TECHNICAL COMPETENCE
To apply for this position, submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume which includes:
* Your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
* A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy.
* Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
* List all pertinent civilian and military experiences.
* Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.
2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical rating.
3. Other supporting documents:
1. Transcripts and/or Certifications: You must submit documentation if you are substituting education for experience. You must also document your education and/or certifications in your resume.
2. SF-50: Current or former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis, tenure and appointment type.
3. Veterans Documentation: (See below)
*** If claiming Veterans' Preference
Provide supporting documentation for all Veterans' Preference claims e.g. DD 214, SF-15, VA Disability Ratings, etc. (if applicable)
If claiming 10 point preference, submit a Standard Form (SF-15) "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference." (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf)
Applicant MUST submit appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in loss of veteran's preference.
Legible copy of DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.
A "certification" that is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when terminal leave begins and ends, rank, and dates of active duty service.
You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office, contacting a VA Call Center or online.
NOTE: Prior to appointment, agency will require veteran to provide a copy of the DD-214.
a. CPS - 10-Point 30 Percent Compensable Disability Preference based on a service-connected disability of 30% or more;
b. CP - 10-Point Compensable Disability Preference based on a service-connected disability of 10% or more, but less than 30%;
c. XP - 10-Point Disability Preference; granted to recipients of the Purple Heart, persons with a non-compensable service-connected disability (less than 10%);
d. XP - 10-Point Derived Preference; granted to widow/widower or mother of a deceased veteran, or spouse or mother of a disabled veteran;
e. TP - 5-point preference.
f. SSP - 0-point Preference
To receive preference, veteran must have been discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). As defined in 5 USC 2101(2), "Armed Forces" means Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Veteran must also be eligible under one of the preference categories below.
Military retirees at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher are not eligible for preference in appointment unless they are disabled veterans. (This does not apply to Reservists who will not begin drawing military retired pay until age 60.)
For non-disabled users, active duty for training by National Guard or Reserve soldiers does not qualify as "active duty" for preference.
For disabled veterans, active duty includes training service in the Reserves or National Guard, per the Merit Systems Protection Board decision in Hesse v. Department of the Army, 104 M.S.P.R.647 (2007).
Per 5 USC 2108, "war" means only those armed conflicts declared by Congress as war and includes World War II, which covers the period from December 7, 1941, to April 28, 1952.
Additional Resource: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10757554
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Agency contact information
5410 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563623400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.