CHAPLAIN

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Sep 14, 2023
Closes
Sep 21, 2023
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

1. Program Management: Ensures the Wing Ministry Support Plan conforms to goals and objectives of the Wing Chaplain, Wing Commander, State Chaplain, Air National Guard Chaplains Corps and religious needs of the serviced population. Recommends changes and determines policy compatibility and compliance with office and wing program resource requirements and serviced population needs assessment. 30%
2. Training: Reviews training strategies and executes appropriate training methods to ensure compliance with technical and tactical staff proficiency requirements, along with Wing quality of life programs and related constituencies needs. Performs the full-range of administrative and behind-the-scene support required to execute training programs. Conducts training such as: resiliency, suicide prevention/intervention, and Strong Bonds. 20%
3. Readiness and Deployment: Prepares Wing Airmen for full deployment cycle by providing programs (e.g. Strong Bonds) and direct care. Procures and maintains religious supplies ensuring their distribution through the coordinated efforts of Airmen & Family Readiness office, Chaplain Assistants, Director of Psychological Health and other supporting agencies. 10%
4. Crisis Intervention: Provides immediate Chaplain Corps support for individual or unit emergencies, natural disasters, man-made disasters or planned special events. Provides on scene support, suicide prevention, critical event debriefing, defusing support, and follow-up and referral service. Ensures Chaplain Corps support for specialized Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) functions such as Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package(CERFP) Teams, Civil Support Teams (CST), National Guard Reaction Force (NGRF), Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Joint Operations Center (JOC). Coordinates all ANG Wing Chaplain Corps activities with the Wing Commander; JFHQ Chaplain; Director, ANG Chaplain Corps; and NGB Joint Chaplain Operational Element (JCOE); for all Chaplain support issues, situational awareness,
communication, and coordination. 10%
5. Direct Religious Support to Personnel: Provides and/or coordinates religious support to full-time ANG personnel as needed: officiates at ceremonies (e.g., prayers when requested at changes of command, retirements, deploying personnel departures, welcome home events, etc.); performs visitation (e.g., personnel in workplaces, hospitals, units, etc.); advises on personnel management issues (e.g., conscientious objectors, hardship discharges, workplace violence, etc.); serves as Crisis responder (e.g., death/casualty notifications, casualty affairs officer assistance, mass casualty events, suicides, etc.); provides information on religious organizations, practices and customs, Non-Governmental Organizations and Faith-Based Organizations (FBO's); and provides spiritual leadership and advice to commander. 10%
6. Wing Integration: Maintains a high degree of wing/unit integration. Conducts multiple professional trainings for the entire wing (e.g., Wingman Day event; Religious Freedom and Accommodation; Pre-/Post-Deployment briefings, Comprehensive Airman Fitness training, etc.)Provides non-clinical care and assistance to the wounded, seriously ill and injured personnel and their families. Fully engaged in the Community Action Information Board (CAIB)/Integrated Delivery System (IDS). Participates in program oversight decisions and actions that mitigate negative trends across the wing. Participates in the development of the Community Action Plan (CAP). Provides a background of knowledge and understanding to the Commander's key wing team. Participates in the formulation and execution of the Two Year Community Action Plan. 10%
7. Community Liaison: Develops and maintains a "Community Network of Caregivers." Serves on local ministerial association to build a bridge of cooperation between the community, its resources and the Wing. Hosts periodic Clergy Day events. Identifies and honors local ministries. Participates in or hosts annual Veteran's Day/Day of Prayer celebration. Raises the communities' awareness/appreciation of the Wing by cultivating communication in extended community relationships through affiliation with local groups, clubs, special agencies and business organizations. Partners with local community organizations enhancing community understanding and appreciation of military life. 10%
8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement. 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. 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.

DOD policy requires all applicants to possess a Baccalaureate degree and Master of Divinity degree(or equivalent) from an accredited institution; an Ecclesiastical Endorsement (DD 2088) from a recognized denomination or qualified religious organization; meet physical standards; be willing and able to function in a pluralistic environment and support the free exercise of religion by all military members, their family members, and other persons authorized; and be otherwise qualified to serve as a commissioned officer and chaplain.
The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
The position is designated for drug testing.
The employee will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Incumbent is prohibited from using or carrying weapons.
The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle and if so, an appropriate valid driver's license is required.
May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; compensatory time may be required.
This position may be designated mission essential based on local conditions. Mission essential personnel report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting and remain on duty during phased or early release

Qualifications

This is an indefinite position. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO. May become permanent without further competition

Military Grades: Officer O5 and Below

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Minimum Requirements: Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree (not less than 120 semester hours) and must have successfully completed three years of resident graduate study in theology or related subjects (Master of Divinity), or 72 semester hours (leading to an ecclesiastical certification as a member of the clergy) from an approved seminary or graduate school.
Candidates must complete the (Army) Chaplain Officer Basic Course or the (Air Force) Chaplain Orientation Course.
Candidates must be ordained by a religious faith group or denomination that is recognized by the Department of Defense Armed Forces Chaplain Board; be educationally qualified for appointment as a chaplain; meet physical standards; and be otherwise qualified to serve as commissioned officers. Applicants must be commissioned prior to age 40 or be less than age 42 with at least 2 years of prior military service.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training that included progressively responsible work in a professional program of spiritual welfare and religious guidance which demonstrates or provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for successful performance of the position. The major functional areas that comprise the total range of chaplaincy work are (1) the religious ministry, (2) administration, (3) training, and (4) research.

Education

Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree (not less than 120 semester hours) and must have successfully completed three years of resident graduate study in theology or related subjects (Master of Divinity), or 72 semester hours (leading to an ecclesiastical certification as a member of the clergy) from an approved seminary or graduate school.
Candidates must complete the (Army) Chaplain Officer Basic Course or the (Air Force) Chaplain Orientation Course.
Candidates must be ordained by a religious faith group or denomination that is recognized by the Department of Defense Armed Forces Chaplain Board; be educationally qualified for appointment as a chaplain; meet physical standards; and be otherwise qualified to serve as commissioned officers. Applicants must be commissioned prior to age 40 or be less than age 42 with at least 2 years of prior military service.

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. Education documentation must must show the degree field to be considered as proof of educational claims.

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 ( Register | Selective Service System : Selective Service System (sss.gov) ).

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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