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    UNIT: JFHQ, G1, (NGMN-PED-F), Family Program

    LOCATION: Saint Paul, MN

    SELECTING OFFICIAL: MAJ Marian Belinski, 651-268-8207


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    A Family Program Specialist, GS-0301-09, Performs broad-in-depth financial analysis of inter-related accounting, logistics and computer file systems concerning pay, accounts payable, and various travel entitlements, using multiple procedures, processes and techniques to evaluate alternatives and arrive at decisions, conclusions and recommendations. Analyzes diverse financial management technical methods, techniques, precedent cases, and procedures to resolve an extensive range of difficult financial technical issues or problems. Performs in-depth analysis, complicated pay, travel, and accounts payable issues involving substantial corrective action and/or complicated adjustments and resolves issues, including assessing unusual circumstances or conditions. Serves as an advisor on quality of life and Family Program matters for National Guard and reserve members with the goal of maximizing retention and readiness. Assists in the development, planning, and implementation of the Family Program, which includes readiness, volunteer management and improving the quality of life and well being of members and families. This includes issues involving benefits, entitlements, scheduling events, missions, roles, and functions of the National Guard. Assists in planning, maintaining, and updating an ongoing system of information and referral for use by the military community. Coordinates dissemination of information. Prepares and disseminates information to staff and units to provide to family members and stimulate interest and support on benefits and entitlements. Conducts or assists in conducting seminars, conferences, and workshops as appropriate. Conducts needs assessments to identify other programming needs of family members. Assists in developing and maintaining local information and referral programs. Provides technical assistance to personnel publicizing quality of life and the Family Program. Conducts briefings and training for staff and units to stimulate interest, support, and provide necessary information. Provides technical assistance to personnel publicizing the Family Program. Receives and maintains volunteer hours contributed; supports Family Readiness Groups; designs and conducts training programs for volunteers; and designs and conducts volunteer recognition activities. Identifies key volunteers at the unit level to serve as volunteer coordinators. Develops standard formats and procedures to collect data. Initiates and provides technical assistance for the development of Family Readiness Groups. Identifies training programs and recognition activities for volunteers. Implements Guard Family Team Building (GFTB) and Guard Family Action Plan (GFAP) programs. Develops standard formats and procedures to record volunteer hours and to collect other volunteer related data. Identifies and maintains current listings of professional volunteer literature and training materials for the orientation for current and new volunteers. Serves as representative at conferences and meetings on quality of life and Family Program matters. As required, prepares, explains, and defends budgets relative to quality of life and Family Programs. Plans and coordinates mobilization processes for pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment issues. Coordinates with local community resource agencies, i.e., active duty installations, American Red Cross, and military health benefit administrators. Advises chain of command of current and proposed programs and policies requiring modification to improve family readiness and wellness. Coordinates the state family youth program that addresses issues and concerns of youth related to Guard life and youth readiness and well being. Coordinates with local youth related organizations and agencies. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564345700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.