Reisterstown, Maryland
Feb 17, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D2089000 and is part of the MD JFHQ G1, National Guard.

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Research's, 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), NGB, and TAG. Ensures all actions taken are within the framework, of international agreements on a distinctive partnership. These partnerships are predicated upon written agreement between U.S. COCOM CDR, NGB, and the participating nations. Coordinates and obtains approval through The TAG, to NGB, COCOM, and 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 U.S. Ambassador to partner country, partner country's Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior, and COCOM Commander. 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. 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. Maintains continual liaison with the partner country through the Bilateral Affairs Officer and the Defense Attaché Office stationed in the embassy of the partner nation. Conceptualizes, plans, coordinates, and executes Senior Executive Visits. 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, 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. 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. 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. Event plans are written and submitted for approval to NGB on time. Expert in program administration utilizing 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. Responsible for coordination of the preparation of all country clearance messages, event travel, and support requirements, to include the number of people traveling, dates, air/ground transportation, meals, and hotels. Serves as the point of contact for scheduled training/educational activities throughout the state for multiple annual events with the partner country and or countries. Ensures U.S. personnel deploying to partnership country receive proper security and customs orientation briefings. Oversee and provide strategic guidance for the development of each SPP event as it pertains to accomplishing the objectives of the plan. Utilize subject matter experts in various area's to assist in developing events. Provides guidance to the OIC or project officer for event outside of the execution of SPP so that the campaign objectives are met. Coordinate all logistical, administrative, and transportation requirements for each event both instate and country. Responsible for the state SPP budget. Responsible for submission of military interdepartmental purchase request. Continuously monitor and evaluate the events of the campaign plan and adjust accordingly. Collect, analyze, and report all AAR's and trip reports for continuous improvement. Adapt event to the specific requests of the partner nation and the COE. Attends NGB SPP, COCOM Scheduling Conference and State/Federal Government meetings as the director and The Adjutant General's representative. May coordinate humanitarian support activities. Coordinate all events with state PAOs. Initiate a multi media campaign to promote the involvement of the state with the State Partnership Program.Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

This position is open to Maryland National Guard Soldiers only. NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. 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. 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.


Military Grades: O1-O3

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

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : 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.


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):
--Knowledge of statewide operations and DoD directives, policies, and laws concerning the State Partnership Program.--Must be knowledgeable of the state mobilization process.--Must possess a significant knowledge of, or be experienced with, U.S. military joint and bilateral operations.--Ability to independently analyze and resolve difficult issues and problems in the assigned area of responsibility.--Knowledge of a variety of aspects of management principles, practices, methods, techniques, and precedents in order to plan, organize, and advise upper level management officials engaged in a variety of military missions.--Knowledge of major issues, (to include historical, economical, political, and military issues),program goals and objectives, work processes, and administrative operations of the partner nation and its ministry of defense.--Ability to handle a broad spectrum of cultural differences.--Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.--Ability to understand the ARNG/ANG orders process.

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.

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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