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    This National Guard position is for a LEAD MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number PDT5701200 and is part of the Mississippi National Guard.

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    As a LEAD MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST, GS-0301-11, you will serve as the team leader for three or more Military & Family Readiness Specialists, in order to plan, coordinate, implement, and develop reporting data, in support of the family assistance, family outreach, community outreach, crisis response, family readiness and financial readiness functions of the ARNG Family Readiness Program for National Guard members and their families and provide commanders with staff assistance in solving problems affecting the military community and in improving the quality of life and well-being of members of the Army National Guard(ARNG)throughout the state. Responsible to project budget and fiscal requirements necessary for execution, documenting, and fiscal reporting in support of program initiatives.

    Evaluate command well-being policies and procedures governing programs and make and implement recommendations to increase capabilities and efficiency, and develop solutions to unique situations. Responsible for data consolidation, reporting, and the implementation of work/life services and activities. Research, analyze, develop, coordinate, evaluate, and monitor the human service delivery system to ensure that family program elements are established and provided to military and family members encompassing service components. Assists the SFPD in strategic planning, inter-service coordination and liaison with key officials, higher headquarters, other military services, state and Federal government, and non-government (profit and non-profit) agencies and organizations. Conducts regular needs assessments with stakeholders in order to direct, analyze, and evaluate programs and initiatives to ensure cost effectiveness and maximize operating gains and program effectiveness to Army/ARNG standards. Comply with and support accreditation/certification and internal control process requirements.

    Develop the program budget formulations and forecasts of funds for the full scope of the ARNG family readiness program. Provide guidance to commands and SFRGs on use and oversight of Army/ARNG non-appropriated funds

    Establish, develop, and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive information, referral, family and community outreach, volunteer management, financial readiness and follow-up training, education and services in response to Soldier and family readiness needs. Oversee all aspects of volunteer management and training, and life skills/resilience education for ARNG family members, based on Commander needs assessments. Responsible for the execution of the Army Family Action Plan and Army Family Team Building. Maximize community partnerships and utilization of local community, state, regional, and national resources and networks to support Service members and families. Synchronize and coordinate Family Readiness community capacity building efforts (education, prevention, support networks, and direct services). Ensures financial readiness requirements, outside of those related to transition, are executed and tracked to meet ARNG program requirements. Responsible for organizing, marketing, and monitoring the effectiveness of community capacity building efforts, and reporting to the Service Member & Family Programs Director and State Leadership. Areas of focus include communication skills, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, healthy relationships, safety, stress, time management, disaster preparedness, employment, career planning, and other pertinent topics.

    Manages and assigns tasks to subordinate staff, who may not be geographically co-located, based on priorities, difficulty of assignments, capabilities of employees, and work schedules. Develops employee performance standards, provides technical oversight, reviews and evaluates work performance. Give advice, counsel and/or provide instructions to employees on both work and administrative matters; interviews candidates for subordinate positions, makes recommendations for personnel actions including promotions and reassignments; identifies developmental and training needs, provides or arranges for needed training. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, refers serious unresolved concerns to higher-level supervisor. Recommends methods for procedures to increase the quality of work directed.

    Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description located online, on the FASCLASS website. https://acpol2.army.mil/fasclass/search_fs/search_fasclass.asp

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607928200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.