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Air National Guard Units AIRMAN AND FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST in McConnell AFB, Kansas


THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a AIRMAN AND FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5303P01 and is part of the KS 184 Intelligence Wing, 184th Wing, MCCONNELL AFB, KS, Kansas Air National Guard.


As an AIRMAN AND FAMILY READINESS SPECIALIST, GS-0301- 09, you serve as the family readiness and support services representative at an ANG Wing and coordinate concurrently with the Force Support Squadron Commander/Human Resource Officer (Director of Personnel (DP)) at each wing, Joint Force Headquarters - State (JFHQ-ST) Family Program Director, NGB Family Programs Office, and US Air Force/Major Command (MAJCOM) Family Readiness Directors. The incumbent provides assistance to the Wing leadership in the development and implementation of a family readiness and support program and provide family readiness assistance at the geographic separated unit(s) (GSU).

  1. Assists the Air National Guard Wing leadership in the development and implementation of a family readiness and support program to include Personal and Family Life Education services, Airman and Family Readiness Deployment Support, Personal Financial Readiness services, Employment Assistance, Military Child/Youth Program and Education, Transition Assistance Program - Title 32 and 10 funding, Wounded, Ill, and Injured Warrior/member and or family member, Disaster Preparedness - EFAC/AFPAAS, Relocation Assistance Program, Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Community Outreach and Cooperative Interface, Voting Assistance Program, and Educates on Survivor Benefit Plan at the unit level and provides family readiness assistance at the GSUs. Provides advice and assistance to the unit leadership in identifying and addressing family issues and demographic trends, which impact mission readiness and retention.

  2. Provides plans for an efficient resource management program and maximum support of service delivery to include resource center (discovery center), equipment, funding, tracking, and computerized systems - AFFIRST, etc. Plans include supported projections of long-term family readiness and support plans and resource needs to wing level trends and directives. Analyzes Wing/GSU family readiness and support budget functions and provide recommendations to resolve existing or forecasted shortages. Provides advice and assistance to accommodate family needs during full or partial unit mobilizations and to alleviate concern of unit members about family welfare in the event of mobilization. Provides full services during full or partial federal or state mobilizations, call-ups, and/or military support missions.

  3. Identifies service member and family issues that require exploration, development, and resolutions, and determines appropriate methods and resources. Assess customer interactions and documents all service related customer and community activities in AFFIRST. Uses formal and informal needs assessment to ensure long term proactive/reactive programs are available.

  4. Coordinates information for seminars, conferences, and orientation workshops as appropriate for family members and volunteers. Conducts briefings and training for family members and volunteers. Attends conferences, workshops, and meetings on quality of life, family readiness, transition, and other support issues for purpose of receiving information as directed. Attends staff meetings as required or at least monthly to report on family readiness and support program status and concerns.



Conditions of Employment


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this GS-0301-09 position, the applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience as a GS08 or equivalent. Experience is that which equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. --Knowledge of the principles, policies, program goals and methodology of the National Guard quality of life programs, including factors that affect work and leisure environments, to identify family issues that require exploration, development, and resolutions, and determines appropriate methods and resources such as referral to social service programs and agencies, to provide information about National Guard assistance programs, to gather and analyze information on problems and difficulties of obtaining assistance using the current system, to provide programs that address such problems, and to recommend action to improve the system. --Ability to provide briefings and orientations to work family members and volunteers. --Ability to enhance and maximize the volunteer capability to support the family program with active volunteer services and maintaining records of volunteers for base family activities, particular services and specialty expertise.--Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships using tact and diplomacy in interacting with individuals/families and program support representatives.--Skill in using various computer software database, spreadsheet and word processing.--Ability to collect, evaluate, and disseminate information and assess strengths, weaknesses, and needs of serviced population in order to establish program goals, objectives, and procedures.--Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx). 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. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: In order to adjudicate your Veterans' Preference claims, you MUST upload all supporting documentation. Such as: DD214s, VA disability letters (Must show service connected), SF-15, etc. A. ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?

You MUST provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support office. The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). If you have more than one DD-214, you are strongly encouraged to upload all your DD-214s. B. ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?

Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran, who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, MUST provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. C. ARE YOU UNSURE AS TO WHETHER YOU QUALIFY FOR VETERANS' PREFERENCE?

Please review the OPM Vet Guide to determine if you qualify for Veterans' Preference. Please visit: https://fedshirevets.gov/Index.aspx