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Job opening: CHAPLAIN

Salary: $94 199 - 122 459 per year
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This National Guard Excepted Service position is for a Chaplain, Position Description Number NGD1197P02 and is part of the Intelligence and Security Office of the District of Columbia Army National Guard. Military Membership is REQUIRED. This is NOT a REMOTE position; the incumbent will report to a Duty Station.


The purpose of this position is to serve as Chaplain to the Special Staff of the Commanding General of the District of Columbia. The primary purpose of this position is to: Manage the District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) Chaplain Service program, and to ensure the free exercise of religion for National Guard personnel and their families. This position is characterized by the high degree of integration into a complete and total program of religious ministries, including advisement to leadership, workshops, spiritual leadership and care, religious education, and other activities for National Guard personnel and their families. Manages the DCNG Chaplain Services program in accordance with National Guard Chaplain Service program goals and objectives. Oversees the execution of the Command Master Religious Program (CMRP) for DC Army National Guard Personnel in conjunction with the DCNG Chaplain. Assesses the needs of the various Chaplain Services program customers. Recommends changes to the CMRP as applicable for Army Personnel. Ensures program changes are compatible and compliant with policies, practices and program goals and objectives established by NGB Office of the Chaplain (NGB-OC) for Army Personnel. Reviews training strategies that address, a) the technical and tactical proficiencies of the district or wing National Chaplain Service personnel, b) quality of life programs for National Guard personnel and their families, c) needs of other Chaplain Service constituencies (civilian clergy, non-government organizations (NGO), etc.). Coordinates Chaplain Service personnel attendance at conferences, workshops, and training events such as Chaplain Regional Support Training (CREST), Marriage Enhancement Programs, Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training Programs and other training events established by the National Guard Bureau's Chaplain's Office. Upon request coordinated training for supervisory, managerial, and staff personnel in quality-of-life programs such as Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Post-Intervention, Workplace Violence Awareness, Traumatic Event Management and Critical Incident Management. Coordinates chaplain quality of life programs (e.g. marriage enrichment retreats, post-combat recovery and reintegration, family reunion briefing, stress management briefings, etc.) to National Guard personnel and their families. The full-range of administrative and behind-the-scene support may be part of these duties. Ensures Chaplain support is provided to National Guard personnel and their families through the full spectrum of the deployment cycle (mobilization, deployment, employment, redeployment, and reconstitution). Responds to the needs of DC National Guard personnel and family members through both programs and direct care. Employee coordinates chaplain stress management reduction efforts during all phases of the deployment cycle. Procures and maintains adequate religious supplies ensuring their distribution through the coordination efforts of Family Readiness Groups, chaplain, chaplain assistant, and other supporting chaplains. Under the Supervision as listed below, coordinates Chaplain Service support during events such as natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, tornados, snowstorms, tsunamis, etc.), man-made disasters (acts of terrorism and technological events, etc.), unit emergencies (suicide, line-of-duty deaths, and serious line-of-duty injuries), and during times of significant national events (Olympics, national conventions and inaugurations, etc.). Coordinates with the Joint Chaplain Emergency Response Team (JCERT) for chaplain support issues, situational awareness and communication for chaplain activities. Provides Chaplain Service crisis intervention programs such as on scene support, suicide prevention, critical event debriefing, defusing support, follow-up and referral services. Ensures Chaplain Service support for specialized 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), Traumatic Event Management (TEM), Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC), and Joint Operations Center (JOC). Work involves providing for the religious needs of the population served and service as spiritual counselors in moral and religious matters. Duties include advising, administering, supervising, or conducting professional work in a program of spiritual welfare and religious guidance for Government activities where chaplain service is needed. Coordinates/directs a complete program of religious ministries, including workshops, pastoral counseling, religious education, and other activities.


  • This Army National Guard position requires military membership.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact the District of Columbia Army National Guard at 1-800 GO-GUARD (464-8273) prior to applying.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.


Group III:Current and former Uniform Service Members (Active, Reserve, Guard) nationwide who are eligible for military membership in the DCARNG. MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: This Title 32 Excepted Service position requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Military Grades: MIN: O4/MAJ MAX: O6/COL Compatible Military Requirements - Military skill set is determined by the MOS requirements. Upon selection, the individual must be assigned to a compatible military MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the MOS.To qualify you must have experience, education, or training which demonstrates administrative, professional, investigative, or technical work requiring the ability to deal effectively with others, to collect, evaluate and organize pertinent facts. Have experience preparing clear and concise written reports. Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree (not less than 120 semester hours) and must have successfully completed three years of resident graduate study in theology or related subjects (Master of Divinity), or 72 semester hours (leading to an ecclesiastical certification as a member of the clergy) from an approved seminary or graduate school. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 3 years of experience, education or training that included progressively responsible work in a professional program of spiritual welfare and religious guidance which demonstrates or provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for successful performance of the position. The major functional areas that comprise the total range of chaplaincy work are (1) the religious ministry, (2) administration, (3) training, and (4) research. Your resume must provide sufficient experience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in supervising others which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel. Experience will be evaluated based on duties performed rather than strictly on length of time alone. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Please be advised: 1. Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. 2. An applicant's RESUME must provide, in detail, how they meet the specialized experience listed. 3. It must be documented with "from (mm/yy)" and "to (mm/yy)" dates and description of the specialized experience. 4. If education or a degree is required as part of the "Specialized Experience", you must include transcripts.


There are no specific educational requirements for this position. However, substitution of Education for Specialized Experience is allowed.To qualify for this position on the basis of complete education for specialized experience; the education must be a ????successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's Degree, in an accredited college or university.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.



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