Assistant Director of Plans, Operations, and Training (Title 32) (Indefinite)

Fort Pickett, Virginia
Oct 25, 2020
Nov 02, 2020
Executive, Director
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Assistant Director of Plans, Operations, and Training (Title 32) (Indefinite), Position Description Number D2262000 and is part of the VA JFHQ DET HQ, National Guard.

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As an Assistant Director of Plans, Operations, and Training (Title 32), GS-0340-13, you will perform the following duties:

1. Serves as the primary staff officer for the formulation of plans, policies, and the programming and budgeting data pertaining to operations and security. Provides oversight of military support programs requiring interface with civilian agencies and organizations; training facilities; individual and collective training; professional development and enhancement education. Responsible for readiness, force management and mobilization in support of ARNG personnel and units assigned in the state or territory. Plans, develops, manages and directs the execution of multi-million dollar budget programs. Advises the TAG and NGB on the condition and progress of programs and initiatives of the directorate. Serves on various national and state councils, committees, and boards to ensure consideration of impacts on readiness. Exercises oversight/execution of the coordination for support of training, operations, and organizational functions in readiness and immediate military response to natural or manmade situations and emergencies. State point of contact for local/state/federal agencies in planning, managing, and executing Military Support to Civil Authorities (MSCA), including response to terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

2. Provides management guidance and leadership to subordinate personnel as the program manager for the directorate. Manages formulation and planning of organizational objectives, policies, priorities, and procedures to ensure the National Guard missions are implemented in a timely and efficient manner. Formulation includes establishment and revision of plans, policies, programs, and budgets incidental to the functional responsibilities of the directorate. Involves planning, directing, coordinating, controlling, and evaluating the varied activities of the functional areas to include Operations, Training, Mobilization, Readiness, Force Management, Military Support to Civil Authorities, Training Sites, Regional Training Institutes, Civil Support Teams, and programs such as Counterdrug, State Partnership, Youth and other community support programs. Functional area personnel accomplish resolution of emergency situations or unusual problems which develop in the daily operation of the office. Serves as the primary directorate in conducting long-range planning. Manages and plans to meet future objectives and requirements requiring extensive and complex coordination with a variety of international, federal, state and local agencies.

3. Assesses, interprets, and adapts National Guard Bureau (NGB), Forces Command (FORSCOM), Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Continental United States-Army (CONUSA), and Commander-in-Chief's intent into training guidance and directives for command elements. Directs preparation of state plans, focusing on synchronization of resources for national and international goals and objectives using National Military Strategy, Department of State, Department of Defense, Army Planning Guidance, and National Guard Bureau directives as guides. Reviews and oversees appropriate corrective action on inspection or evaluation reports and documents of any Joint military or ARNG operation, training, force structure, force protection, mobilization, and readiness issues. Develops management control to keep informed of and to measure effectiveness of the Plans, Operations, Training, Readiness, and Military Support Directorate. Responsible for tasking actions to coordinate the JFHQ's staff directorates, units, and the functional areas to ensure timely and accurate actions. Represents the State Adjutant General and interfaces with international, federal, interstate/state and local agencies for requirements imposed upon the directorate or state. Manages State Objective Force Structure Allowance System by functioning as the primary change agent assessing current and future command plans and programs. Synchronizes political, informational and military state and national concerns to achieve, sustain, and enhance readiness.

4. Represents the state Adjutant General in public meetings and conferences. Presents and explains State National Guard plans, policies, and decisions on training, operational readiness policies, force structure, military support requirements, and regulations with authority to make commitments for the State Adjutant General. Manages conduct of complex and extensive Joint/Combined coordination of requirements and resources with NGB, FORSCOM, TRADOC, CONUSA, state, local, and international governments, and other major military commands. Establishes and maintains contacts to obtain and present information regarding state National Guard programs.

5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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.


NOTE:Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

Remarks: This position is being advertised as an indefinite appointment and applicant selected may be released at any time, and advised of his/her rights and benefits to which entitled. In the event a permanent employee is accepted for this indefinite position, there will be a change in their tenure from permanent to indefinite. Indefinite appointments may be made permanent at a later date without competition.

GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Commissioned Officers (O-4/MAJ - O-5/LTC) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Commissioned Officers (O-4/MAJ - O-5/LTC), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.
GROUP III - Individuals eligible for membership in the Virginia Army National Guard.

Military Grades: Commissioned Officers (O-4/MAJ - O-5/LTC)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Applicant 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least 36 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Experience 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed; leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.

  • Education

    If you are using Education to qualify for this position,

    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 .

    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 following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    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.

    2. Other supporting documents: Most recent SF50 for current Federal Technicians

    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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