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Job opening: MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST

Salary: $59 966 - 77 955 per year
City: Boise
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5701400 and is part of the ID G1, National Guard. THIS POSITION IS TEMPORARY, NOT TO EXCEED 10 AUGUST 2024.

Duties

Serve as fully independent advisor within geographical area of responsibility in accomplishing all objectives of the Soldier & Family Readiness Program (SFRP) for the Army National Guard to maximize retention and readiness. Provide input to develop, articulate, and implement the Family Readiness Program at the State level, inclusive of family readiness, family assistance, employment outreach, volunteer training and management and improvement of quality of life and well-being of Service members and families. Conduct needs assessments to determine requirements. Collect and organizes volunteer, family, and other related data, submit data and information through the State Family Program Director or Supervisory Family Support Services Specialist. Implement and maintain computer entry system to support reporting, for retrieval, and dissemination. Coach, mentor, train junior staff. Conduct briefings at the local, unit and state levels to provide necessary information to leadership, commanders, Soldiers, Families, Soldier and Family Readiness Groups (SFRGs) and community partners and stimulate interest and support to build program and community capacity. Manages and 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 and Exceptional Family Member Program. Develop and maintain a 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, and 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 Service 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. Responsible to conduct informal and formal training and recruiting of volunteers. Support volunteers to work with the Family Readiness Groups, and to instruct and train units, soldiers, and their families. Provide training and technical assistance to unit commanders and Family Readiness liaisons to develop local unit SFRGs. Recruit and complete administrative actions for the appointment of statutory volunteers. Develop and conduct orientation and training programs for volunteers, including Army Family Team Building, Army Family Action Plan and Operation Ready/Readiness Essentials for Army Leaders. Maintain a system of documenting volunteer services and hours, and a library of resource materials concerning volunteerism, and provide materials to volunteers as needed. Plans volunteer recognition activities at the unit and State levels and makes recommendations to the State Family Program Director or Supervisory Family Support Services Specialist higher headquarters for state and national level volunteer awards. Initiate Invitational Travel Orders for volunteers. Plans and conducts workshops and seminars, coordinating volunteer assistance as needed. Identifies statutory volunteers to serve as State Family Program volunteer council members, coordinates activities, and council communications. Assist higher headquarters in planning and coordinating resources for family assistance at deployment cycle support and steady-state readiness activities. Implement and maintains a system of providing publications and information to units and SFRGs. Provide technical support and training to Family Readiness liaison and Rear Detachment Commanders in support of unit family readiness. Submit information to support development and budget forecasting to support the Soldier and Family Readiness Support Program to higher headquarters. Conducts staff assistance visits to units in the geographical area of responsibility to accomplish the objectives of the program. The selectee will be expected to work during drill weekends. Schedules will be shifted to accommodate. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • 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

THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE REPRESENTED BY THE CONTENTS OF YOUR RESUME. To ensure full credit is given for the qualification requirements listed below we suggest using the USA Jobs resume builder. IF YOU USE YOUR OWN RESUME, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU INCLUDE THE BEGINNING AND ENDING DATES (MONTH AND YEAR) FOR ALL JOBS LISTED IN YOUR RESUME. Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions, i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position. GENERAL EXPERIENCE:Experience, education or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration. Compiling reports, letters, memoranda, etc., and required person-to-person contacts to convey information. Progressively responsible experience which demonstrates the ability to provide technical guidance and assistance in the type of work or in comparable work of the position to be filled. Experience using computer and automation systems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 24 months experience providing technical guidance and assistance in the type of work or in comparable work of the position to be filled. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of administrative procedures and practices of management. -Experience developing administrative procedures. -Experience volunteering with an Idaho National Guard Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG). -Experience supporting families through a deployment. -Experience planning and facilitating events with the focus of connecting military families with resources.

Education


There are no educational requirements for this position.

Contacts

  • Address ID G1 3489 W HARVARD ST BOISE, ID 83705 US
  • Name: Benjamin O'Neal
  • Email: [email protected]

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