THIS IS AN AIR NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION
UNIT: 148th Fighter Wing
LOCATION: Duluth, MN
SELECTING OFFICIAL: SMSgt Jeremy Fish, Comm: 218-788-7370
AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED
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A TRAINING SPECIALIST (COMMAND AND CONTROL), GS, 1712, 09, Plans, organizes, develops, directs, implements, evaluates and manages formal classroom training.
Develops annual training plans for controllers and aircrews, which cover all aspects of command and control training.
Develops different types of training to include initial, refresher, recurring, and remedial. Performs course maintenance and updates based on major command (MAJCOM) and higher headquarters (HHQ) requirements, student needs, course content, and mission emphasis. Coordinates with HHQ and MAJCOM as needed to ensure implementation and evaluation of required training is being accomplished.
Ensures plans are developed and instructed in accordance with HHQ and MAJCOM regulations, documents, and directives. Trains assigned personnel in the use of command and control related communication equipment and associated procedures. Reviews, evaluates and analyzes training through examination results, task evaluations, personnel performance, and consultation of subject matter with experts in the field to determine the quality and overall effectiveness of the training plan.
Ensures identified testable materials are adequate to achieve learning and performance objectives. Responsible for the evaluation of personnel during all phases of training based on their performance, experience, background, education, learning skills, and retention. Based on these evaluations, develops specific courses of study to accomplish desired objective, and advises the superintendent and the wing commander on the status and skill level of assigned personnel, and recommends certification or decertification of said personnel.
Ensures personnel can attain and maintain certification in the required areas and ensures trainees performance of command and control emergency actions procedures are accomplished, without error, during operational events. Ensures controllers can achieve and maintain 90% test results in Command and Control operations and Emergency Action Message (EAM) procedures. Schedules a variety of training for all assigned personnel to include equipment training, certification, formal, self-study and ancillary training.
Reviews and evaluates training and support material for the wing command and control training program to include updating documents, maintaining individual training records, proper handling and controlling classified material to ensure accuracy and consistency to meet training objectives. Ensures adequate protection and procedures are in place to safeguard resources, to include the physical security of the command post, the Crisis Action Team (CAT) and critical support systems. Develops procedures for emergencies and contingencies such as evacuation, bomb threat, etc.
Serves as the COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO) for the command post COMSEC user account. Periodically reviews, validates, and projects COMSEC requirements to ensure required materials are in place to support the evolving missions. Ensures personnel are properly trained in the use of the COMSEC materials and procedures.
Ensures command post complies with operational, communications, transmission, and computer security requirements. If applicable, serves as the Top Secret Control Officer (TSCO) for the Wing's Top Secret Account and ensures Wing's compliance IAW governing directives. Serves as a key member of the CAT during operational events and briefs commander on all significant actions taken by the command post.
Informs the commander on the status, progress, problem areas, shortfalls, and limitations in command and control and recommends solutions to ensure mission accomplishment and national objectives are achieved. Directs recall of wing personnel as required. Coordinates with other wing sections in the development of all reference guides, checklists, and displays utilized by the CAT.
Provides administrative support to track and log CAT events. Performs all duties required of a certified Command and Control Specialist and/or Command Post Superintendent in the absence of the Superintendent, as well as, maintains certification in required areas. Is responsible for the management of the Wing Air Force Input Tool (AFIT) and Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS) programs.
Reviews all available readiness data to ensure accuracy of unit reports. Prepares and presents formal readiness briefing to the Wing Commander and Staff, IG, MAJCOM, State Headquarters and NGB. Ensures all unit monitors are trained and briefed as necessary on all aspects of the readiness program, and maintains required documentation IAW HHQ directives. Performs other duties as assigned.
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Conditions of Employment
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Minnesota Air National Guard Membership is required. if you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Air National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
Applicants who are not currently a member of the MN Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
Work requires access to classified information. Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance.
Irregular and compensatory hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies.
The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle and if so, an appropriate valid driver's license is required.
This position may require you to work a night shift.
(MSgt/E-7 and below) are eligible to apply. At this time, the rank of MSgt/E-7 may not be available; however, future promotion to MSgt/E-7 is possible without further competition.
Higher grades may apply; however, may need to take a reduction in rank. The military grade of the supervisor must equal or exceed the grade of personnel supervised. Must hold AFSC: 1C371.
This position is also being posted as Merit AGR ANG 21-012.
This is Merit Technician Position.
MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority.
Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access. Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.
The individual selected must be assigned to a compatible military position and must also maintain satisfactory membership in the Minnesota Air National Guard.
MILITARY GRADES: ENLISTED(MSgt/E-7 and below)
COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: AFSC: 1C351, 1C371, 1C391, 81T0
Failure to obtain a compatible MOS may result in termination of employment.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All Series GS-1712 candidates must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level.
Each applicant must have the education and validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. Applicants must have the experiences, education, or training that demonstrates the ability to follow directions, to read, understand, with the ability to retain and recall a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures; and, most importantly for specific positions, must have the competencies (Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Behaviors) to translate specific subjects criteria and information into a teaching/training capability, and.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have experiences that demonstrated the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Basic knowledge of Air Force vision, values, organization, policy, and mission is mandatory. Knowledge of training centers, training programs, schools, and units. Policy. Have some experiences in conducting or developing education and training programs.
Also, have some experiences conducting, supervising, or developing education or training programs. Basic understanding in the Air Force education and training policy requirements. Some experiences in working programs to include developmental education, voluntary education, advanced academic education, promotion testing, and libraries.
Knowledge is necessary of audio-visual presentation, educational tests and measurements, and instructing techniques. Knowledge of Air Force education and training programs in regard to their principles, and procedures. Limited experiences in performing interviews and counseling techniques; training techniques and instruction methods; task analysis procedures, learning processes, curriculum development, training evaluations, and education and training systems and products; effective writing skills; editing practices; instructional media application, training reporting, program and curriculum validation, and implementation procedures.
Experiences in scheduling training events and facilities; supporting assistance visits and training meetings; or, assisting in work center and individual job qualification standard development; education institution registration requirements; and military personnel classification system and policies. Basic capabilities in communicative interpersonal skill applications and distance learning concepts. Experienced in effective communications.
Have some capabilities and experiences in presenting professional courses and briefings; and near proficient capabilities in writing reports and records. Some experiences as a participant and presenter during training and military or civilian conference events.
EDUCATION: Must have a high school diploma.
To qualify an applicant, apply and evaluate the applicant's competencies (Skill, Knowledge, Ability and Behavior), experiences, completed education, learned skills, obtained knowledge, endorsed abilities, and training program accomplishments. The following six basic qualification criteria are required to successfully meet the basic qualification factors within an applicable career level in one of the seven specified Education and Training program disciplines:
Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately;
Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit; effective two-way radio or telephone communication;
Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats;
Ability to communicate -orally and in writing- clearly and effectively;
Ability to assess body language to ensure positive response and understanding results; and,
Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting technical material.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
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