Army National Guard Units (Title 32) MOBILIZATION PLANS SPECIALIST in Montgomery, Alabama

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Montgomery, AL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 9/27/2016 (23 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (8 day(s) away)

Job Overview


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for merit promotion or appointment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community! This position is located in the Army National Guard (ARNG) State Area Command (STARC) Headquarters, Plans, Operations and Training Office (POT0), Mobilization Readiness Branch. The purpose of this position is to serve as a Mobilization Plans Specialist to develop plans, coordinate preparations for mobilization and the deployment of available ARNG units. EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Army National Guard membership is required. POSITION STATUS: MERIT LOCATION: JFHQ-AL, MONTGOMERY, AL SELECTING OFFICIAL: LTC J. TINDELL


ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD POSITIONS: AREA 1: All permanent Alabama Army National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed. (1) Analyzes the war plan missions assigned to the state's units and evaluates the capability of those units to meet requirements considering mobilization capability, readiness and other factors. Takes action to recommend mission changes or corrective measures when the mission is inappropriate. Researches mobilization planning problems and provides commanders and staff with advisory services. Determines the need to develop a specific mobilization plan, special report or to conduct a study. Analyzes force structure changes for impact on the state and unit mobilization plans. Recommends changes. (2) Analyzes United States Forces Command (FORSCOM) Mobilization and Deployment Planning System (FORMDEPS) directives to ensure STARC and unit compliance with established mobilization requirements contained in these documents. Is responsible for actions with respect to mobilization planning to include review and analysis of higher headquarters (HQs) plans and directives and the development of policy guidance and implementing directives to subordinate units. Develops, analyzes, and updates mobilization plans and projects from conception to completion. Assembles and analyzes mobilization data. Makes commitments regarding mobilization within delegated authority. Submits reports to National Guard Bureau (NGB), Continental United States Army (CONUSA), military installations, and the Governor on National Guard (NG) involvement and mission requirements. Is responsible for consolidation of actions required to develop and maintain a command and control structure for mobilized ARNG units. Accomplishes planning and coordination needed to alert and mobilized ARNG units. Coordinates with the Defense Movement Coordinator (DMC) for movement of ARNG units from home station to mobilization station. Coordinates with the Mobilization Stations to develop methodology and procedures for reception and deployment validation of ARNG units. Provides mobilization planning assistance to the state staff and subordinate HQs staff and units. Reviews and approves Post Mobilization Training and Support Requirements (PTSRs). Submits approved PTSRs to CONUSA or in the case of the noncontiguous states to the mobilization station. (3) Coordinates the Army CAPSTONE Program with peacetime and wartime chain of command. Analyzes and reviews the FORSCOM CAPSTONE program for accuracy of information impacting on the command. Coordinates CAPSTONE data and provides recommendations and changes based on geographic location, peacetime command and control requirements and structure consideration. (4) Ensures the Mobilization Exercise Program is effective, sensitive to state specific missions and needs, and is coherently organized for effective implementation. Makes recommendations to the MRO on the planning, programming and execution of mobilization exercise funds. Coordinates with NGB and CONUSA, or other wartime higher HQs as applicable in planning for exercise. Is the staff point of contact (POC) for mobilization exercise coordination. Develops operations plans required for the implementation of Joint Chiefs of Staff mobilization exercises. Analyzes after action reports. Identifies systemic deficiencies. Recommends corrective action to the MRO. Coordinates corrective missions. Prepares and publishes mobilization lessons learned. (5) Acts as the mobilization POC for the Reserve Component Automation System (RCAS), coordinates staff studies and actions. Represents the state at NGB, US FORSCOM, and other General Officer and Major Command mobilization and deployment conferences as required. Prepares and conducts instructions on mobilization preparedness and planning as required. Represents the Adjutant General on Joint Regional Resource Committee as required. Provides input concerning state military capabilities and requirements to the appropriate Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region and appropriate state agencies as required. Serves a member of the state Readiness Committee or Council. Coordinates meetings and conferences with various units on mobilization plans. Prepares agenda, coordinates with staff and conducts workshops on mobilization plans. (6) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Must maintain Military Membership for continued employment.
  • Minimum Military Grade/Rank: W01; Maximum Military Grade/Rank: MAJ
  • Compatible Military Assignment: 01A, 011A
  • Must possess or be able to obtain Security Clearance.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is mandatory.
  • ### Qualifications

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training in program or managerial experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to the position to be filled or in comparable work or functions. Experience developing and recommending policy; organizing and carrying out specific programs, evaluating and recommending changes in methods of operations. Experience in supervisory, staff or technical work which included study, analysis or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of managerial or administrative policies, practices and procedures. Experience preparing written communications and oral presentations.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: 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, meets the GS-5 level requirements. Completion of courses such as the Officer Advanced Course, Squadron Officer School, Command and Staff College, Air and Army War College, National Security Management Course and others of comparable level will be credited at the rate of 1 month of education for two months of specialized experience.


COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.

Compatible Military Assignment: WOBR: 011A*OBR: 01A *Applicants do not have to possess this AOC to be certified as qualified.

MILITARY GRADE:Only applicants within the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.

*Minimum Military Rank: W01 *

Maximum Military Rank: MAJ

Other Requirements: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.


Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FXIf you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.


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Other Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

Salary Range: $59,246.00 to $77,019.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0301-11/11

Promotion Potential: 11

Supervisory Status: No


Control Number: 451779800

Job Announcement Number: ALAR 16-264