Baltimore, Maryland
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a EDUCATION SERVICES SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D2013000 and is part of the MD JFHQ G1, National Guard.

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Provides oversight as an advisor and consultant serving all the Army National Guard
personnel within a state for Student Loan Repayment Programs (SLRP). Will serve as the subject matter expert and primary point of contact for the initiation of SLRP contracts. Will also assist units and Service Members with the generation of DD2475s and National Students Loan Data System documentation for the purpose of executing anniversary payments
Provides advisory services to the education services officer, recruiting and retention
command, and battalion and unit commanders concerning incentive eligibility of their assigned
personnel and customer support. Maintains contact
with such commanders apprising their staff and assigned troops of the educational
opportunities available through the General Education Development (GED) and Army
Career Education System (ACES) Programs.
Estimates, obtains, and executes the necessary program funds and determines their
allocation. Arranges for tuition assistance for the student. Coordinates with appropriate
State, local, and institutional authorities to assist service members in 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. Required to provide assistance and data to the
ESO for inclusion in the budget submission as it relates to the education program. Provides
oversight for education programs, funds, and/or accounts.
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.
appropriate, supervises additional test control officers and satellite testing sites.
Develops, collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on educational and incentive
programs and entrance requirements for the ESO. Maintains files and libraries of current
educational material, including catalogs of colleges and universities, military and
government sponsored education programs, occupational books, periodicals, manuals, and
other vocational materials concerning opportunities and requirements for specific
Evaluates all service school training, subject examinations, college
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. Promotes interest and participation in educational
services and activities by speaking to groups concerning education opportunities.
Responsible for and oversees the direction of the Incentives Section and functions as
the technical expert Directs staff in performance of periodic record reviews and inventories to ensure total record
accountability. Ensures staff members provide Soldiers with information regarding their
incentive selections student loans, health profession loans (for both Officer and Enlisted). Provides the
determination and oversight of continued incentives eligibility as a result of processing of
records for separation/discharge to include: proper identification and crediting of MOS,
dates of service, type of discharge, computation of total creditable service, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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.


Military Grades: Enlisted E7 and below

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in Adult Education and Educational Program Administration: Study of the foundation and methods in organizing for adult and continuing education programs

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : One year of specialized expereince as a GS-07 or equivilent Education Services Specialist


Degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in Adult Education and Educational Program Administration: Study of the foundation and methods in organizing for adult and continuing education programs

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, and skill in applying, fundamental military human resource management
principles and practices; and standardized analytical and evaluative methods and
techniques in order to provide technical expertise and guidance as well as management
advisory services to resolve factual and procedural issues within the particular area of
Knowledge of computer databases, personnel management systems, and pay
management systems. Be proficient in analytical math and have effective oral and written
communication skills with a customer service support base.
In-depth knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and policy guidance relating to the
field of military human resources management and fiscal responsibilities in the area of
Knowledge of the organizational structure and requirements of the ARNG for that State
suitable to provide advice to commanders, unit administrators, and military members
concerning the area of program specialty.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

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:

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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