LEAD MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST (TITLE 5)

Army National Guard Units

Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a GS-0301-11 LEAD MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST (TITLE 5), Position Description Number T5701200 and is part of the MO Family and Warrior Support Division. APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This is an Indefinite/Permanent (may retain current tenure if on-board) Excepted Service position. This is a non-bargaining unit position. SEE NOTES UNDER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT BELOW Responsibilities Evaluates command well-being policies and procedures governing programs and make and implement recommendations to increase capabilities and efficiency, and develop solutions to unique situations. Performs duties with the responsibility 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 with 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. Complies with and support accreditation/certification and internal control process requirements. Develops the program budget formulations and forecasts funds for the full scope of a family readiness program. Provides guidance on the use and oversight of non-appropriated funds (NAF). Establishes, develops, and oversees the implementation of a comprehensive information, referral, family and community outreach in response to Soldier and family readiness needs. Establishes, develops, and oversees the implementation of volunteer management, financial readiness and follow-up training, education and services in response to Soldier and family readiness needs. Oversees aspects of volunteer management and training, and life skills/resilience education for family members, based on Commander needs assessments. Executes the Army Family Action Plan and Army Family Team Building. Maximizes community partnerships and utilization of local community, state, regional, and national resources and networks to support service members and families. Synchronizes and coordinates 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 program requirements. Organizes, markets, and monitors the effectiveness of community capacity building efforts, and reporting to the Service Member and Family Programs Director and State Leadership. Focuses on 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. Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications GS-11 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector which demonstrates your ability to plan, coordinate, implement, and develop reporting data, in support of family assistance, family outreach, community outreach, crisis response, family readiness and financial readiness functions; 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 military; and project budget and fiscal requirements necessary for execution, documenting, and fiscal reporting in support of program initiatives Education This job does not have a qualification requirement that allows substitution of education for specialized experience. 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). Veterans Preference: A copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference). Veterans Information: Veterans preference must be validated by formal submissions including all necessary supporting documentation. You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. Acceptable documentation may be: 1. A copy of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. 2. 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. 3. 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, an agency will require the service member to provide a copy of the DD-214. If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form, SF-15, “Application for 10-point Veterans Preference.”

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