Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST in Fort Richardson, Alaska

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This National Guard position is for a INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D2089000and is part of the Alaska Army National Guard.

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!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT:This is an excepted service position and as such requires active membership in the Alaska Army National Guard, be assigned to a compatible military assignment and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not a current member of the Alaska Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment if selected for this position. For enlistment/appointment information, contact (907)264-5300.

Opened Area(s) of Consideration: 1, 2 DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION: Area 1 - AKNG permanent or indefinite technicians, AK AGR and Traditional members currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard. Area 2 - All other current military members who are eligible to join the Alaska Army National Guard. PDCN:D2089000 Selecting Supervisor: Aaron Kelsey

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Researches, develops, writes, plans and presents the campaign plan between the state and partner country based on guidance from the Chief of Mission (CoM), Geographic Combatant Command Commander (COCOM CDR), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and The Adjutant General (TAG). Ensures all actions taken are within the framework, support of, and in concert with international agreements on a distinctive partnership. These partnerships are predicated upon written agreement between United States Geographic Combatant Commanders, the National Guard Bureau (NGB), and the participating nations. Coordinates and obtains approval through The TAG, to NGB, COCOM, and where warranted to the Interagency Working Group at Secretary of Defense/Secretary of State level. Develops, coordinates, and obtains approval for the SPP plan based on requests from United States (U.S.) Ambassador to partner country, partner country's Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior, and COCOM Commander. The theater campaign plan is written as a comprehensive yet flexible joint plan that builds partnership capacity across a full spectrum of cooperation and submitted on time annually to NGB. Furthermore, engage various centers of influence and State agencies to participate and assist in the development and execution of the campaign plan. Encompass various local, state, and federal agencies such as State Emergency Management Agency, Office of Emergency Management, State Terrorism Task Force, State Police, Department of Veterans Affairs, etc and obtain buy in to support the campaign plan. In addition to researching, developing, writing, and obtaining approval for the campaign plan, this position also requires the research, analysis, development and writing of the budget for every fiscal year of administration that directly support year one of the campaign plan, and allows NGB to fiscally plan for years two through five of the plan. As one of the top programs in NGB it is expected to obtain a proportionate amount of funding for the level at which the program is executed. All budgetary requests are justifiable, accounted for, and submitted on time to NGB and the various other funding sources. In addition analyzed and forecasted budgets are within 95% accuracy of actual expenditures. The incumbent maintains continual liaison with the partner country through the Bilateral Affairs Officer (when provided) and the Defense Attaché Office stationed in the embassy of the partner nation. onceptualizes, plans, coordinates, and executes Senior Executive Visits. The partner nation participates in visits in which the host state is the organization of primary responsibility (OPR). Membership in the visiting delegation may consist of both military and civilian authorities from the partner nation. Visiting delegations often consist of military personnel of the highest rank as well as civil authorities of cabinet level equivalency. Incumbent is responsible for the execution of the event from start to finish. Coordinates and executes visits to the partner nation by military members and civilian personnel. Coordinates with the U.S. State Department, Department of Defense (DoD), NGB, Combatant Commanders, embassy staff of both the U.S. and partner nation, and U.S. Transportation Command when military air is utilized for all aspects of the event. The incumbent serves as a coordination point for joint and combined military exercises between the state and the partner nation, which may include other state's partner nations, both in the U.S. and overseas. In conjunction with the state command structure and the member nation's military leadership, the SPPC develops scenarios for deployment of the State National Guard soldiers and airmen. Because of the number of entities involved and the delicate balance that must be maintained, the incumbent must remain vigilant and cognizant of the protocol of such actions. He/she oversees the development of proposed SPP events with partner country. Ensures events are submitted to NGB, U.S. State Department, Interagency Working Group where warranted, and COCOM for approval. Oversees the executing unit to ensure they stay within the parameters defined for the state event. Research, develop, write and submit each of the year one campaign stream project and supporting event plans to NGB for approval. Utilize all required systems to ensure the SPP program is administered according to regulations from COCOMs/NGB. For each project within the campaign plan an event plan must be written for each event. It is expected that these event plans are written and submitted for approval to NGB on time. Be a subject matter expert in program administration utilizing Army Training Information Management System (ARTIMS), ARGOS (NIPR and SIPR), APACS (NIPR and SIPR), CFR, and Global TISMS so that all events and projects are approved and accounted for by the State, NGB, DA, and the COCOM CDR. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Training, TDY's, etc...

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment
  • Alaska Army National Guard membership is required.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Secret Clearance is required.
  • Bargaining Unit: Non- Bargaining
  • APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Officer in the Alaska Army National Guard.
  • MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Army National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in the following MOSs/Series: Officer: 01A.
  • MILITARY GRADE REQUIREMENT: Due to the nature of this position, the minimum military grade requirement is Second Lieutenant (2LT/O1) and the maximum military grade is Major (MAJ/O4).

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

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCEis experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

GS-12 -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.

Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed. Your record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

-*INDEFINITE:AKNG permanent technician will retain their permanent status if selected for this position, and may be promoted, reassigned or changed to lower grade if selected for this position, and will be required to return to their permanent position unless action is made on a permanent basis. Permanent authorization may not cross service boundaries, or funding categories, (i.e., ARNG to ANG, or 176th WG to 168th WG). Indefinite employees may be separated with a 30 days' notice. Indefinite employees may be converted to permanent without further competition. *- If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal. - The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act. Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position. - 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. - Cost of Living Allowance (COLA):Entitled to 3.74% COLA in addition to base salary, subject to change. - Direct Deposit Program:If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account). - Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you should always check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) to verify how accepting this position will affect your entitlement prior to considering an offer of employment.

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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 application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document. This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and rating.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

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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 of employment and duties performed.
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  • High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

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.

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Agency contact information
Loida Torres Roman




Alaska Army National Guard P.O Box 5800 JBER, AK 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. Referral to the hiring official will be IAW our agency Merit Promotion Plan and current Labor agreement. Qualified applicants may be further evaluated by a ranking panel. Referred candidates will be further evaluated and interviewed by a selection panel.

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  • New employee probationary period

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: 05/09/2018 to 05/24/2018

Salary: $81,421 to $105,847 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Temporary - Indefinite