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MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST Full-time

at US Department of the Army in Virginia (Published at 07-04-2020)

    Duties

    Summary

    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
    This National Guard position is for a MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5701500 and is part of the VA HR, National Guard.


    Responsibilities

    As a Military & Family Readiness Assistant, GS-0303-07/09, you will perform the below duties:
    Operates family assistance center and provide assistance to commands within geographical area of responsibility in support of the SFRP. Provides information resource referral and non-medical administrative case management across all essential services; including but not limited to, Crisis, Legal, Financial, TRICARE, ID Cards/DEERS, Community Information and Outreach Services, Employment/Financial Literacy, Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) and Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). Develop and maintain an electronic and hard-copy directory of resources, agencies and organizations that are available to assist Service-members, Families and survivors. Shall coordinate assistance from military, government, and civilian organizations as needed to assist Service Members, Family Members, Retirees, and Civilian Government Employees needing military quality of life support. Ensure accurate and timely input into the NGB-approved system of record for all applicable Service Members and Family case information. Establish recurring outreach contact with each ARNG member's Designated Individual as directed by law, regulation or instruction from the Supervisory Family Support Services Specialist. Provides support during 24/7 EFAC operations, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration activities, Recruit Sustainment Program activities, drill and annual training periods as required. Provide training and technical support to Commanders and Family Readiness Liaisons to support their Unit Family Readiness program and Soldier & Family Readiness Groups (SSFRGs). Conduct informal and formal training and recruitment of volunteers.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

  • Job family (Series)

    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

    Qualifications

    NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.
    WHO CAN APPLY:
    GROUP A - All On Board Federal National Guard Employees within VANG.
    GROUP B - All current Federal Employees (from any agency), all federal re-employable eligible, and/or Current Army M-Day and Air DSG within VANG.
    GROUP C - All U.S. Citizens. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: At least 1 year equivalent to at least the GS-05 level or experience in a position equitable to that grade level.
    GENERAL EXPERIENCE: At least 1 year equivalent to at least the GS-05 level or experience in a position equitable to that grade level.
    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least 12 months of specialized experience in the following:?
    • Serving as an assistant in accomplishing all objectives of the State Family Readiness Program (SFRP) for the Army National Guard to maximize Soldier retention and Family readiness.?
    • Providing input to develop, articulate, and implement the Family Readiness Program at the state level, inclusive of family readiness, family assistance, financial literacy education, employment outreach, volunteer training and management and improvement of quality of life and well-being of Service members and families.?
    • Conducting needs assessments to determine requirements; and collecting and organizing volunteer, family, Service Member and other related data, submit data and information through the State Family Program Director or Supervisory Family Support Services Specialist to higher headquarters.

    Education



    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
    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):

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.
    2. Other supporting documents: Most recent SF50 for current Federal Technicians, Proof of Recent enlistment if enlistment in the Virginia National Guard occurred within the last 60 days, Supporting Veterans' preference documents for candidates claiming Veterans' Preference (ie. DD214), Transcripts for applicants claiming education in lieu of specialized experience.

    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.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    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.

    Review our 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.


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This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This is a Title 5 Civilian Position - You must be a United States Citizen in order to be eligible for this position - NOTE: This advertisement will close after receiving 10 qualified applications.



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