This position is part of the Joint Staff at Camp Mabry in Austin, TX. 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.
As a FAMILY PROGRAM SPECIALIST with the Texas National Guard, your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
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 planning, maintaining, and updating an ongoing system of information and referral for use by the military community. Coordinates dissemination of information.
Receives and maintains volunteer hours contributed; supports Family Readiness Groups; designs and conducts training programs for volunteers; and designs and conducts volunteer recognition activities.
Serves as representative at conferences and meetings on quality of life and Family Program matters.
Plans and coordinates mobilization processes for pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment issues.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The full Position Description (PD) can be found at the following link:
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
Appointment Factor(s) : This is a Title 5 Excepted Service position.
Area(s) of Consideration : CAT 1 - Open to Public (Nationwide): US Citizens, Nationals, or individuals who owe allegiance to the United States.
The Texas National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer.
This is NOT a Bargaining Unit position.
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance within one year of appointment.
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 ).
To qualify at the GS-09 grade level your resume must include relevant experience/education with beginning and ending dates reflecting the following:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE :
One year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector such as serving 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.
Master's or equivalent graduate degree
Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such degree
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 .
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 prior to the close date of the job announcement. 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 visiting their website.
4. If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form, SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference".
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Information Management, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, and Technical Competence
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume should include the following for related positions held:
Work schedule (ex. Full-time, part-time, intermittent)
Hours worked per week
To and From dates (ex. MM/YYYY - MM/YYYY)
2. Other supporting documents :
If applicable, please submit your most recent SF-50.
If you are claiming veteran's preference , you must provide acceptable documentation of your preference. See Veterans Information found under Additional Information for a list of acceptable documentation.
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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