CHAPLAIN

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Feb 18, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a CHAPLAIN, Position Description Number D1197P01 and is part of the MD JFHQ G1, National Guard.

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Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the State Chaplain, manages the State/Territory Chaplain Services program in accordance with National Guard Chaplain Service program goals and objectives. Oversees the execution of the Command Master Religious Program (CMRP) for Army National Guard Personnel in conjunction with the State/Territory Chaplain. Assesses the needs of the various Chaplain Services program customers. Recommends changes to the CMRP as applicable for Army Personnel. Ensures program changes are compatible and compliant with policies, practices and program goals and objectives established by NGB-OC for Army Personnel. Reviews the CMRP to ensure the METL identified by the commanding officer are addressed and followed. Identifies and secures resources to implement the CMRP. Develops and implements the various Chaplain Service functions addressed in the CMRP. Training is the cornerstone of preparation for military operations. Employee review straining strategies that address, the technical and tactical proficiencies of the state National Chaplain Service personnel, quality of life programs for National Guard personnel and their families, needs of other Chaplain Service constituencies (civilian clergy, non-government organizations (NGO)). Coordinates Chaplain Service personnel attendance at conferences, workshops, and training events such as Chaplain Regional Support Training (CREST), Marriage Enhancement Programs, Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training Programs established by the National Guard Bureau's Chaplain's Office. Coordinated training for supervisory, managerial, and staff personnel in quality of life programs such as Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Post-Intervention, Workplace Violence Awareness, Traumatic Event Management and Critical Incident Management. Coordinates chaplain quality of life programs (e.g. marriage enrichment retreats, post-combat recovery and reintegration, family reunion briefing, stress management briefings) to National Guard personnel and their families. Ensures Chaplain support is provided to National Guard personnel and their families through the full spectrum of the deployment cycle (mobilization, deployment, employment, redeployment, and reconstitution). Responds to the needs of National Guard personnel and family members through both programs and direct care. Employee coordinates chaplain stress management reduction efforts during all phases of the deployment cycle. Maintains adequate religious supplies ensuring their distribution through the coordination efforts of Family Readiness Groups, chaplain, chaplain assistant, and other supporting chaplains. Under the Supervision as listed below, coordinates Chaplain Service support during events such as natural disasters, unit emergencies (suicide, line-of-duty deaths, and serious line-of-duty injuries), and during times of significant national events (Olympics, national conventions and inaugurations.). Coordinates with the Joint Chaplain Emergency Response Team (JCERT) for chaplain support issues, situational awareness and communication for chaplain activities. Provides Chaplain Service crisis intervention programs such as on scene support, suicide prevention, critical event debriefing, defusing support, follow-up and referral services. Ensures Chaplain Service support for specialized 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), Traumatic Event Management (TEM), Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC), and Joint Operations Center (JOC). Provides and/or coordinates religious support to National Guard personnel and their families as needed such as, but not limited to: Religious rites, sacraments and observances. Coordinates as necessary with other Chaplain Service personnel and/or civilian clergy to ensure the free exercise of religion. Religious services (worship, special events, prayer breakfast, weddings, funerals, memorial services.). Officiating at ceremonies (prayers at changes of command, retirements, troop departures, welcome home events.). Pastoral counseling and referral (grief, spiritual formation, conflict resolution, life skills.). Visitation (workplace, hospital, units.) Personnel management issues (conscientious objector, hardship discharges, workplace violence.) Crisis responder (death/casualty notification, casualty affairs officer assistance, mass causality events, suicides, etc.). Provides information on religious organization, practices and customs, and NGO's. Provides spiritual leadership. Reports under the oversight and/or direct supervision of the Chief of Staff of the Army/Command Administrative Officer and/or directly for the TAG who provides strategic guidance and priorities to the chaplain program of the state.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
12

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. 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. 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.

Qualifications

Military Grades: O3(P) - O5

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : 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. Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.

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.

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 ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

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): Ability establishing effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission. Ability directing Religious Support to Personnel: Provides and/or coordinates religious support to National Guard personnel and their families as needed. ability as it relates to directing Religious Support to Personnel: Provides and/or coordinates religious support to National Guard personnel and their families as needed.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

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

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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