Air National Guard Units PROGRAM MANAGER (STRATEGIC PLANS AND POLICY OFFICER) in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a PROGRAM MANAGER (STRATEGIC PLANS AND POLICY OFFICER), Position Description Number PDD1779P01 and is part of the MA ANG Headquarters, National Guard. This is a NON-Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is: COL Chad Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org Responsibilities 1. The incumbent serves as the primary advisor to the Adjutant General, and the Chief of the Joint Staff on matters of short, mid, and long-term programs. Serves as the senior strategic and long-range planner and consultant responsible for developing the Joint Force Headquarters-State view of the future and implementing detailed strategic policy, plans, initiatives, and concepts related to warfighting, theater security cooperation, international relations, federal and state homeland security, civil support missions, and selected other activities for the entire organizations based on broad guidance from higher headquarters and specific guidance from the Adjutant General and Chief of the Joint Staff. 2. Coordinates and oversees development of measurable strategic timetables, goals, objectives, and milestones implementing instructions, local plans, policies, and programs. Evaluates and recommends planning strategies to develop, implement and sustain the Joint Force Headquarters Strategic Plan. Develops performance measurement tools and data collection methods for continuous monitoring of operational data to ensure that all programs are fully integrated and effective. Ensures strategic planning evaluation and assessments adequately and effectively address and measure key customer and operational requirements for continual process improvements aligned with the Joint Force Headquarters strategic direction. Prepares briefings and correspondence and distributes command policy and guidance on the strategic planning process. Compiles, performs, publishes, and oversees a comprehensive analysis for each future program to prevent duplicate use of resources. Responsible for the administration, implementation, and execution of a quality Strategic Plans and Policy program. 3. Reviews Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Air Force, Department of the Army (DA), National Guard Bureau (NGB), Army National Guard (ARNG), Air National Guard (ANG), and other agency planning documents (i.e. National Military Strategy, Defense Planning Guidance, Quadrennial Defense Review, etc.) and ensures the state strategic plan remains synchronized with current topics, future initiatives and higher headquarters planning documents. Keeps abreast of technical advances in the test and evaluation field, analyzes and recommends adjustments and changes to policies, programs and projects to improve operations and efficiencies throughout the state. 4. Conducts statewide analysis for strategic planning, re-engineering issues, and program integration. Synchronizes and integrates strategies with Combatant Commanders, National Guard Bureau (NGB), other services, supported federal and state agencies, and the federal response plan. Engages and works with strategic planners and functional management teams to ensure proper planning and analysis for future force structure activities including capabilities analysis, demographic information, and ongoing transformation planning for out-year activities. Provides direction and guidance to directors and staff in enhancement measurement tools and management improvement ideas. 5. Conducts and oversees the completion of detailed studies in response to the state Adjutant General and Chief Joint Staff requests and prepares executive summaries, information papers, and briefings for internal and external audiences. Studies are typically characterized by command group visibility, with significant importance to higher headquarters and staff. Tasks are unique in nature requiring the development of stand-alone processes and techniques to formulate decisions or policy. Employs advanced management principals, data compilations and the development of recommendations to affect current sources, infrastructure and future requirements. 6. Provides oversight on the coordination and administration of activities and programs which integrate military and non-military agencies and international programs as directed by NGB, Combatant Commanders (CoComs), Department of State, and other appropriate tasking authorities. Provides oversight of state partnership programs and other international partnership activities. This include planning and coordinating visits of foreign delegates to the state; coordinating documentation required to support international visitations, and planning and coordinating activities between the JFHQ-State and supported countries. Provides support to: the Combatant Commanders Theater Security Coordination Plan; support for the Ambassador's Mission Performance Plan and Country Campaign Plan; and foreign liaison guidance and assistance to the Adjutant General, JFHQ-State, and subordinate elements. Ensures standardized Interagency/Intergovernmental coordination processes with non-federalized (Title 32) National Guard across the state. Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Military Grades: OFFICER: CAPT (O3) - MAJ (O4) Compatible Military Assignments: AFSC: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch AFSC / MOS This is an indefinite position, tenure 3, with a time limit determined by the needs of the agency. Any permanent military technician who is selected for this position will become tenure 3. The selectee will receive the same benefits and entitlements as the tenure 1 employee, but will be considered tenure 3 for purposes of reduction in force. If a permanent resource becomes available, incumbent may be converted to a permanent appointment without competition* AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to current members of the Massachusetts Air National Guard and those willing and eligible to transfer to the Massachusetts Air National Guard. NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position Constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Massachusetts Army National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have experience, education, or training in managing or directing, one or more programs, including appropriate supporting service organizations. Supervisory, managerial, professional, or technical work experience and/or training which has provided knowledge of management principles, practices, methods and techniques. Experience using computer and automation systems. Experience, education, or training in managing or directing, one or more programs, including appropriate supporting service organizations. Supervisory, managerial, professional, or technical work experience and/or training which has provided knowledge of management principles, practices, methods and techniques. Experience using computer and automation systems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 1-year of specialized experience of a GS-11 (or equivalent) that includes experience with analyzing problems, identifying significant factors, gathering pertinent data, and recognizing solutions; preparing reports, plans, policies, and various correspondence; evaluating objectives and develop plans to facilitate the availability and effective utilization of various resources. Must have knowledge of the organization and its mission and utilized the organizational staff procedures. Must have experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations carried out by administrative or professional personnel, or substantive administrative support functions. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of months/years. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education 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). MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program incentive, the following termination rule applies: Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent or Indefinite position after 25 February 2010 where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment.