Army National Guard Units OPERATIONS AND TRAINING SPECIALIST in Helena, Montana
Summary THIS IS A TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE BARGAINING UNIT POSITION. External applicants must be able to start within 6 months of selection. Selecting Official: CW5 Darin Stewart This National Guard position is for an Operations and Training Specialist, Position Description Number D0607000, and is part of the Montana Army National Guard, Garrison Training Center. (A copy of the Position Description can be obtained from HRO upon request.) Responsibilities This position is located in the Operations and Training Division, Directorate of Plans, Training and Mobilization of an Army National Guard Major Training Area (MTA). The purpose of this position is to manage and direct the activities of the Operations and Training Division assuring ranges, training facilities, training aids and devices are available to users of the training site. Formulates long and short-range plans for the development of range facilities and the training areas. Develops input for the MTA's five-year range development plan, to include justifications for construction, programing documents, maps, overlays, and sketches. Develops program documents for funding standard target systems and remote engagement target systems identified for use on range facilities programmed in the five year range development plan. Develops other associated programs of construction and budget estimates. Evaluates the size of the facilities to allow for projected use, troop density, and to facilitate types of training required. Oversees and directs the work of one or two subordinates assigned to the Operations and Training Division. Assists in development of performance standards, goals; and objectives for subordinate workers. Approves/disapproves leaves. Provides recommendations for incentive awards and training of subordinate workers. Participates in interviews with applicants for subordinate positions and provides recommendations for selection. Provides technical guidance to lower graded workers. Assists in resolving complaints and grievances from employees which can be informally resolved. Promotes acceptance and adherence of programs such as Equal Employment Opportunity, Federal Women's Program, Physically Handicapped, Labor Management Relations and other special emphasis programs. Assists in maintaining an effective position management program. Coordinates with user organizations for use of ranges and training facilities. Reviews and approves schedules to insure maximum training opportunities. Coordinates with using organizations to assist in obtaining support if not available at MTA, with units having requested support capabilities. Conducts surveys of users to assess adequacy of existing facilities to meet training requirements and reviews the installation five year plan to ensure it meets existing and future requirements. As the primary point of contact within the Directorate of Plans, Training, and Mobilization for training facilities, reviews training project proposals and recommends to the Operations and Plans Officer approval, disapproval, or modifications. Reviews plans, specifications, architectural and engineering documents for range facilities to assure conformity with doctrine and for compliance with DA range safety criteria. Reviews plans for army aviation, airborne, and NBC Training conducted at the MTA to assure compliance with established safety and local operational procedures: When required, recommends alternatives to best meet training objectives within safety parameters. Develops installation policies and regulations governing range safety, training, medical evacuation and other emergency procedures. Reviews and updates these documents when required. Advises tenant organizations of pertinent MTA policy and requirements. Based on projected availability of the latest simulation devices, determines and recommends suitable facilities for use as simulation centers. Coordinates, with the supervisor, plans and specifications for the modification of existing or the construction of new facilities for simulation centers. Develops guidelines for the preparation of training programs for personnel and elements assigned or attached to the MTA or installation support unit (ISU). Oversees the processing of applications for service schools and formal technician courses. Formulates policies and procedures for the control of classified material, restricted areas, and communications security. Monitors the status of personnel security clearance requests and investigations. Develops intelligence, counterintelligence, and operational security plans for the MTA. Serves as the authority at the training site regarding classified material and security. Develops standing operating procedures (SOP) for and directs the activities of the installation Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during state domestic or national emergencies. Develops plans and procedures for the overall communications requirements for range and field training operations. Evaluates internal communications, staffing, equipment, and facilities requirements. Coordinates additional commercial communications requirements with the MTA administrative and budget offices. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Military Grades: Enlisted E6 - E9; Warrant WO1 - CW4 Your resume MUST contain a DETAILED description (how, when , where, and at what level) in your own words (not copied) of civilian and/or military training/experience/education as it relates to the general and specialized experience, and any other requirements (certifications, education, selective placement factors) that are in announcement and/or questionnaire. If resume is NOT detailed in these requirements; you could be deemed INELIGIBLE. For additional information on what to include in your resume, click here. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have 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 12 months of specialized experience, education or training equivalent to the GS-7 level. Applicants must have 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. PLACEMENT STATUS/TENURE OF SELECTEE: TEMPORARY PROMOTION/REASSIGNMENT/CHANGE TO LOWER GRADE - For Title 32 permanent selectees only: This is an obligated position. If a permanent employee in the Title 32 Excepted civil service accepts this position, he/she will retain their permanent status AND have rights to return to their previous Title 32 position. TEMPORARY PROMOTION/REASSIGNMENT/CHANGE TO LOWER GRADE - For Title 32 Indefinite selectees only: This is an obligated position. If an indefinite employee (tenure 3) in the Title 32 Excepted civil service accepts this position, he/she will retain their indefinite status AND may return to their previous Title 32 indefinite position if it is still available. INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT - For Current Title 5 selectees only: This is an obligated position. If an on-board employee in the Title 5 excepted civil service accepts this position, he/she will convert to a T32 indefinite appointment (tenure 3). This employee will have no reemployment rights to their previous T5 position. INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT - State National Guard Members (includes T32 NTE employees and MTNG members not currently a federal employee): This is an obligated position. Selectee will be appointed as an indefinite employee (tenure 3). Education 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 (Register | Selective Service System : Selective Service System (sss.gov)). 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.