Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) TRAINING TECHNICIAN in Camp Dodge Military Reservation, Iowa

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IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD - TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION This position is restricted to current on board Title 5 and Title 32 employees of the Iowa National Guard

LOCATION:G3, Johnston, IA.

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As a TRAINING TECHNICIAN, GS-1702-9, you will perform the following duties: 1. Provides technical guidance and assistance to subordinate elements, the headquarters operations section, and other staff sections in planning, coordinating, preparing, conducting, and documenting individual and collective training. Assists the training officer in the development and review of training directives, deployment planning and readiness reporting. Develops and prepares operational orders for use in training exercises. Conducts command readiness inspections and other evaluations of subordinate training operations, security, safety, and deployment readiness planning. Determines appropriate corrective actions for identified deficiencies and issues guidance to subordinate organizations. Conducts and/or coordinates assistance visits in all areas of training management. Reviews training schedules, circulars, and yearly training plans to ensure they are commensurate with the commander's priorities and higher headquarters guidance. 2. Serves as the technical specialist in readiness reporting for the organization. Performs analysis of organizational readiness data, provides recommendations for the improvement of the organizational training readiness posture, and refines post-mobilization training requirements. Reviews subordinate training readiness feeder reports to ensure current and correct information is reported. 3. Manages and oversees the administration of the command's school program. Reviews, approves and forwards forecasts of individual training requirements of the organization and its subordinate elements. Ensures long range force modernization plans, professional military education requirement changes, and military occupational skill transition training are incorporated into forecasts. 4. Makes recommendations and assists in the preparation of yearly training budget requirements for submission to higher headquarters based on yearly training guidance and training calendar. Maintains and evaluates historical data for the formulation of projected budgetary requirements. Sub-allocates training funds to subordinate organizations based on the training officer's guidance. 5. Ensure the proper forecasting, allocation, and usage of training ammunition within the command. Evaluates training ammunition requests based on standard training requirements, approved training calendars, and projected changes in scheduled training. Provides recommendations to the Training Officer for reallocation of ammunition allowances to improve the overall training readiness of the organization. Oversees and ensures the proper reforecast of ammunition allowances. Performs other duties as assigned. T58245

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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1702 Education And Training Technician

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Conditions of Employment

?APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY07/25/2018 . FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOU NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.

  1. Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  2. Applicant must have a valid state driver's license for Iowa
  3. Perform irregular/overtime hours in support of operational requirements and contingencies

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Must have validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. Must have competencies gained through experiences, education, or training that demonstrated the ability to follow directions, read, understand, and retain instructions, regulations, and procedures that otherwise demonstrate the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:GS-09 - Applicant must have at least 24 months of the following experience: 1. Experienced in managing programs to include developmental education, voluntary education, advanced academic education, promotion testing, and libraries. 2. Experienced 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. 3. Experiences in training program management; scheduling training events and facilities; conducting assistance visits and training meetings. 4. Experienced and effective communicator. 5. Experiences as a participant and presenter during training and military or civilian conference events. 6. Experiences in organizing and preparing instructional materials. 7. Experienced in training aids such as, achievement and aptitude tests and rating scales.


Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is optimum. An academic degree, with courses in education, grammar and composition, speech, psychology, guidance, and sociology; or, social and behavioral sciences, supports a well-qualified candidate result.

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.

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 (

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.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the minimum/specialized experience provided in the announcement and the KSA's (knowledge, skills, and abilities) listed below:

  1. Knowledge in training centers, training programs, schools, and units for these systems. Have experiences in conducting and developing education and training programs.
  2. Knowledge is mandatory of Army education and training programs in regard to their principles, policies, and procedures.
  3. Knowledge of organizational operations and mission requirements sufficient to assess the training budget requirements of the organization and provide comprehensive recommendations in their development.
  4. Knowledge of the command training requests and funds accountability procedures sufficient to assess current status, provide recommendations, and implement procedures for the maximum and efficient execution of available resources.
  5. Knowledge and skill in the use of office automation equipment and software as well as military training management programs.

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Background checks and security clearance
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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

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Agency contact information
Kelsey Charley-Germain

(515) 252-4677


(515) 252-4604



IA G3 DCSOPS 7105 NW 70th Ave Johnston, IA US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 07/11/2018 to 07/25/2018

Salary: $50,598 to $65,778 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 9

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent