Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
This position is with the US Army Accessions Command, US Army Recruiting Battalion, Minneapolis, Office of the Commander in Minneapolis, Minnesota with duty location in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Works under the supervision of the Dakota District Commander.
The Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion will recruit with integrity the high quality men and women necessary to accomplish the mission while training the force, developing leaders, and providing quality soldiers and family support. WWW.USAREC.Army.Mil
Who May Apply:
- All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States
The business travel requirement is 50 percent.
Moving expenses will NOT be authorized.
The duties of this position include:
Serve as the principal advisor to the Dakota District Commander on education matters which have an impact on the Dakota District mission.
Interacts with recruiters and educators on their needs and concerns.
Conduct school and college partnership initiatives at the State Department of Education, school district, and college level.
Assist recruiters in solving problems pertaining to access, school and college relations, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) testing and student directory information.
Develop opportunities for Dakota District and Recruiting Center Commanders to interact with school and college officials and professional education organizations.
Manage a variety of programs which include ASVAB-Career Exploration, and Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP).
Serve as the training consultant for the Dakota District on the use of educational programs.
In addition to meeting the basic education requirements as described in the Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR), you must also meet one of the qualification requirements as described below :
Specialized experience: To qualify at the GS-09 grade level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-07 in the Federal service or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves military education programs, using military HR systems, and evaluating Military recruitment practices.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Military Education Programs
Ability to Communicate
Knowledge of Army Recruitment
Education: To qualify at the GS-09 using education, you must possess a Master's degree or 2 years of progressively higher education leading to such a degree.
Combination of Specialized Experience and Education:
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (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: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
This position has a positive education requirement. The Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) states you must have:
A degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours
appropriate to the position to be filled in one or a combination of the
areas described below. At least one course must have been from (1) or (2)
1. Tests and measurement : Study of the selection, evaluation, administration,
scoring, interpretation, and uses of group and individual aptitude,
proficiency, interest, and other tests.
2. Adult education : Study of the adult as a learner, teaching-learning theories
for adults, models and procedures for planning, designing, managing, and
evaluating adult learning activities.
3. Educational program administration : Study of the foundation and methods in
organizing for adult and continuing education programs.
4. Curriculum development or design : Study of the principles and techniques for
development of curricula for adult or vocational education programs.
5. Teaching methods : Study of teaching strategies and learning styles of the
6. Guidance and counseling : Study of the purposes and methods in counseling and
guidance, the role of the counselor in various settings, approaches to
counseling, and the uses of tests in the counseling situation.
7. Career planning : Study of career development, learning activities, systems,
approaches, program coordination, use of educational and community
resources, and vocational counseling systems.
8. Occupational information : Study of theories of occupational choice and
vocational development and their application to the guidance process.
Identification and utilization of various types of occupational information
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Moving expenses will NOT be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).
Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
A personnel security investigation is required.
One year probationary period may be required.
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
Conditions of Employment:
This position requires a personnel security clearance.
This position requires travel (TDY) outisde the commuting area of up to 50%.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
- Comprehensive health and life insurance
- Competitive salaries
- Generous retirement programs
- Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
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Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
This is a Career Program Position (CP 31 ).
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
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