Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) FAMILY PROGRAM SPECIALIST in Pineville, Louisiana

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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.


This position is located in the Joint Force Headquarters (State), Manpower and Personnel Directorate (J-1), Support Programs Division. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a team member and advisor on Family Program issues, assist in the development, planning, implementing, and administering the Family Program concerning family and quality of life issues.**

**Open Areas of Consideration: 1


Area 1 = Officer (O-4 and below), Warrant Officer, and Enlisted members of the Louisiana National Guard.


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**Duties & Responsibilities:

(1) 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.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

(4) 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. Provides staff assistance to local units in accomplishing the objectives of the program. Conducts staff assistance visits to ensure that policies conform to guidance, to assist and gather information for new initiatives and direction. Provides technical interpretation and guidance.

(5) 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.

(6) Advises chain of command of current and proposed programs and policies requiring modification to improve family readiness and wellness. Ensures all recommendations are in accordance with applicable guidelines, policies, and regulations. Provides staff assistance and conducts visits to ensure policy guidelines are met.

(7) 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.

(8) Performs other duties as assigned.**

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


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0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

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Conditions of Employment

**1) National Guard Membership is required.

2) Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

3) Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

4) May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee must also be in a compatible military assignment (MOS/AFSC) prior to or within one year of placement.

Military Grades: OFFICER (O-4 and below), WARRANT OFFICER, & ENLISTED

Compatible Military Assignments:**

  • OFF (O-4 and below) = CMF: 01A;
  • WO = CMF: 011A;
  • ENL = CMF: 00F; AFSC: 3F071;

**SECURITY CLEARANCE: Must maintain appropriate level of security clearance.

*LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS - Acceptance of this position may result in the loss of contracted incentive(s). For further details, contact the LANG State Incentive Manager, at (504) 278-8116 (ARMY) 391-8336 (AIR FORCE). *

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.**


**GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have administrative or clerical experience, education, or training which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems.


FORGS-07- **Must have at least Twelve (12) months experience in the interpretation and application of regulations, procedures or laws. Experience that provided a working knowledge of administrative functions. Experience demonstrating the ability to advise lower graded employees. Experience working independently and setting priorities with very little supervisory control.

FOR GS-09 - Must have at least Twenty-Four (24) months analytical experience involving research and development to include evaluation, validation, making recommendations and presentations. Experience that demonstrates an expert knowledge in the organizational tasks and mission sufficient to develop or adapt techniques, practices, and policies for the organization. Provides guidance to lower graded employees on all aspects of the work.

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 (

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.

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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):


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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 of employment and duties performed.

  2. Application Packet (Click Link To Download) and submit other supporting documents.

  3. Security Clearance Form (Please complete this form and submit if you do not have at least a "SECRET" security clearance.)

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.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume, application packet, and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/01/2018 to 05/21/2018

Salary: $41,365 to $65,778 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 7 - 9

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent