Education Services Specialist (Title 32) (Indefinite)

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Richmond, Virginia
Apr 30, 2021
May 07, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Education Services Specialist (Title 32) (Indefinite), Position Description Number D2013000 and is part of the VA G1, National Guard.

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As an Education Services Specialist (Title 32) (Indefinite),GS-1740-09, you perform the below duties:

(1) Provides oversight as an advisor and consultant serving all the Army National Guard personnel within a state for off duty civilian training and education.
(2) Provides advisory services to the education services officer, recruiting and retention command, and battalion and unit commanders concerning the educational needs and incentive eligibility of their assigned personnel and customer support.
(3) Incumbent functions as the principal liaison between National Guard members and participating public and private educational institutions.
(4) Performs educational and vocational counseling which consists of advising and assisting ARNG members on individual programs of study available, to include High School Equivalency (GED), correspondence, self-teaching, new and innovative/non-traditional college to include Associate, Baccalaureate degree programs, first Masters or Professional degree which meet their academic and vocational requirements.
(5) Estimates, obtains, and executes the necessary program funds and determines their allocation. Arranges for tuition assistance for the student.
(6) Serves as the coordinator and Alternate Test Control Officer (ATCO) for the DANTES testing section to include ordering, receiving, accounting, and safeguarding test material with appropriate security measures; and disseminates program guidance for examinations.
(7) Develops, collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on educational and incentive programs and entrance requirements for the ESO.
(8) Assists military personnel whose records do not indicate successful completion of civilian education requirements for commissioning Officers, appointing or commissioning of Warrant Officers, or Enlisted Soldiers who have not achieved equivalency of nontraditional educational means.
(9) Coordinates with State Recruiting and Retention Manager and Incentives Manager and assists with recruiting and incentive programs in educational institutions in which National Guard programs are established.
(10) Research and prepare response to official inquiries for supervisor (i.e. Inspector General, congressional inquiries, etc).
(11) Responsible for and oversees the direction of the Incentives Section and functions as the technical expert.
(12) Monitors Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), and commissioning programs for contractors. Requests exception to policy from National Guard Bureau (NGB-ARM).
(13) 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.


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.

- All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-5/SGT - E-6/SSG), currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-5/SGT - E-6/SSG), 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.

Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel (E-5/SGT - E-6/SSG)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have experience, education, or training which demonstrates the ability to administer, supervise, promote, coordinate, conduct, and evaluate various programs, activities, or opportunities designed to provide individualized career related (or self-related) development education plans.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least 12 months of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 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:
1. Experience performing educational and vocational counseling which consists of advising and assisting members on individual programs of study available.
2. Experience assisting individuals with securing Federal financial aid through such programs as the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), College Work-Study (CWS), National Direct Student Loan (NDSL), and Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL), etc.
3. Experience assisting personnel with entrance and enrollment application, when necessary.
4. Experience estimating, obtaining, and executing the necessary program funds and determines their allocation


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, Proof of Recent enlistment if enlistment in the Virginia National Guard occurred within the last 60 days, Transcripts for applicants claiming education in lieu of specialized experience.

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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