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Salary: $67 743 - 88 065 per year
City: Cranston
Published at: May 16 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, PD# T5701400 and is part of the RI Joint Force Headquarters. This position is located in the JFHQ, Support Programs Division. The purpose of the position is to provide support in the administration of Military & Family Readiness Program services for the RIARNG within the State Family Program.


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. Ensure accurate and timely input into the NGB-approved system of record for all applicable Service Members and Family case information, unit support, community outreach, training provision, volunteer management and other Family Program data. 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 (EFAC) and Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). 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 (ITOs) 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. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • To be considered for this Title 5 position in the Excepted Service, you must meet one of the Areas of Consideration (tiers) listed below.
  • To be considered for this position, you must be a current US citizen.
  • The incumbent of this position description must have at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment.
  • Irregular and/or overtime (compensatory) hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies or may be required to work hours outside of the normal duty day; may include weekends.
  • The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial vehicles to perform temporary duty assignments.
  • This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This will not exceed 14 days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: N/A SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 1 Year Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level.


2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

* Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated in the table, are not required by this standard to have education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.


  • Address RI Joint Force Headquarters Joint Force Headquarters 2841 South County Trail East Greenwich, RI 02818 US
  • Name: Christina Petrone
  • Phone: 401-275-4141
  • Email: [email protected]


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