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    This National Guard position is for a CHAPLAIN, Position Description Number D2216000and is part of the ID 124 Wing, Idaho Air National Guard.



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    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the 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 National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

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    As a CHAPLAIN, GS-0060-11,

    This position is located in an Air National Guard (ANG) Wing directly supporting the Wing Commander's mission/vision/goals. This is an Air National Guard dual status technician position that requires military membership, compatible military skill assignment and classification. The primary purpose of this position is to provide chaplain support to ensure the free exercise of religion for ANG personnel. The incumbent coordinates the Wing Ministry Support Plan which includes; program management, training, readiness/deployment preparation, crisis intervention, Wing integration, and Community Liaison.

    Program Management: Ensures the Wing Ministry Support Plan conforms to goals and objectives of the Wing Chaplain, Wing Commander, State Chaplain, Air National Guard Chaplains Corps and religious needs of the serviced population. Recommends changes and determines policy compatibility and compliance with office and wing program resource requirements and serviced population needs assessment.
    Training: Reviews training strategies and executes appropriate training methods to ensure compliance with technical and tactical staff proficiency requirements, along with Wing quality of life programs and related constituencies needs. Performs the full-range of administrative and behind-the-scene support required to execute training programs. Conducts training such as: resiliency, suicide prevention/intervention, and Strong Bonds.
    Readiness and Deployment: Prepares Wing Airmen for full deployment cycle by providing programs (e.g. Strong Bonds) and direct care. Procures and maintains religious supplies ensuring their distribution through the coordinated efforts of Airmen & Family Readiness office, Chaplain Assistants, Director of Psychological Health and other supporting agencies.
    Crisis Intervention: Provides immediate Chaplain Corps support for individual or unit emergencies, natural disasters, man-made disasters or planned special events. Provides on scene support, suicide prevention, critical event debriefing, defusing support, and follow-up and referral service. Ensures Chaplain Corps support for specialized Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) functions such as Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Teams, Civil Support Teams (CST), National Guard Reaction Force (NGRF), Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Joint Operations Center (JOC). Coordinates all ANG Wing Chaplain Corps activities with the Wing Commander; JFHQ Chaplain; Director, ANG Chaplain Corps; and NGB Joint Chaplain Operational Element (JCOE); for all Chaplain support issues, situational awareness, communication, and coordination.
    Direct Religious Support to Personnel: Provides and/or coordinates religious support to full-time ANG personnel as needed: officiates at ceremonies (e.g., prayers when requested at changes of command, retirements, deploying personnel departures, welcome home events, etc.); performs visitation (e.g., personnel in workplaces, hospitals, units, etc.); advises on personnel management issues (e.g., conscientious objectors, hardship discharges, workplace violence, etc.); serves as Crisis responder (e.g., death/casualty notifications, casualty affairs officer assistance, mass casualty events, suicides, etc.); provides information on religious organizations, practices and customs, Non-Governmental Organizations and Faith-Based Organizations (FBO's); and provides spiritual leadership and advice to commander.
    Wing Integration: Maintains a high degree of wing/unit integration. Conducts multiple professional trainings for the entire wing (e.g., Wingman Day event; Religious Freedom and Accommodation; Pre-/Post-Deployment briefings, Comprehensive Airman Fitness training, etc.) Provides non-clinical care and assistance to the wounded, seriously ill and injured personnel and their families. Fully engaged in the Community Action Information Board (CAIB)/Integrated Delivery System (IDS). Participates in program oversight decisions and actions that mitigate negative trends across the wing. Participates in the development of the Community Action Plan (CAP). Provides a background of knowledge and understanding to the Commander's key wing team. Participates in the formulation and execution of the Two Year Community Action Plan. Member of multi-professional "Wing Care Team" (e.g. DPH, AFRPM, SG, Chaplain, Command CMSgt). Duties may include: crisis response, comprehensive care of military members and families, organizing and implementing Wellness Fairs, reintegration events, other health-and-wellbeing event planning and organizing, staffing and maintaining a Wellness Center on the base. Strives for unit resilience through Comprehensive Airmen Fitness (CAF) planning and training on the spiritual component ensuring CAF is maintained in the two-year CAP cycle, evaluated for impact (metrics and feedback) and improved for future employment.

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

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