Reisterstown, Maryland
Oct 11, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a MOBILIZATION READINESS OFFICER, Position Description Number D2221000 and is part of the MD JFHQ G3, National Guard.

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Serves as the primary staff officer for the formulation of plans and policies and the programming and budgeting data pertaining to unit readiness, mobilization, deployment, and force integration programs. Provides oversight of military mobilization and deployment requirements that require interface with various military services and their components. Provides state technical expertise and assistance on program areas to all levels of command at state, NGB, Army Command (ACOM),Army Service Component Command (ASCC), and Direct reporting Unit (DRU). Accomplishes assignments from conception to completion to include detailed program analysis, improvements and implementation. Oversee the development of standard operating procedures, circulars, pamphlets, letters of instruction, and memorandums of understanding. Interprets federal and state laws, policies, directives, issuances, and manuals. Formulates mobilization plans and procedures, unit notification and implementation. Accountable for the development of detailed mobilization and deployment plans, instructions, and resourcing requirements for a particular federal or state mission. Conducts parallel planning with Joint Staff, Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA),National Guard Bureau (NGB), US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Mobilization stations and other state JFHQs. Analyzes, researches, and supplements current doctrine and policies. Provides guidance and workable solutions to meet changing mission requirements. Reacts to fluid and changing mobilization requirements within a compressed timeline. Oversees the planning, budget, management, and execution of the mobilization exercise program, Soldier readiness processing(SRP), and pre and post mobilization training schedules. Analyzes, interprets, disseminates, and confirms secure and non-secure mobilization planning and execution information. Initiates, plans, coordinates, and facilitates Readiness Councils (TAG level) and Readiness Improvement Committees (action officer level) at primary and secondary levels within the state Joint Staff in order to analyze and identify problems for implementing short and long term solutions to readiness issues. Reviews and analyzes changing policies and regulations, interprets mobilization/deployment requirements of complex, multiple on-going world-wide contingencies, operations, and various mobilization station procedures. Establishes and integrates the procedures and methods used by the state for pre-mobilization, pre-mobilization assessment teams, mobilization liaison teams, multi-service mobilizations, unit and individual deployments. Identifies and tasks state mobilization liaison team for interface with installation and Medical Command counterparts. Provides a variety of administrative, logistical and training data to mobilization stations governing personnel, equipment, vehicles, supplies, and medical and dental. Plans, coordinates and carries out unit demobilization, reconstitution of units, individual Soldiers' return from active duty and the reintegration of equipment from port to the demobilization station to home station. Monitors decompression briefings to ensure completion and adequacy of servicemember and Family understanding and compliance. Modifies procedures and demobilization plans within a fluid and resource constrained environment. Participates within the Organization Inspection Program (OIP) at the state JFHQ to identify indicators that have direct impact on the readiness of a unit and its ability to mobilize and deploy. Coordinates force structure and force modernization with outside agencies such as selected military components, federal, tribal, state and local government, NGB, HQDA, FORSCOM and numerous others. Supervises personnel assigned to the Mobilization Readiness Branch. Plans, organizes, and directs activities of employees, ensuring the advice and assistance provided complies with legal and regulatory requirements. Develops goals and objectives that integrate support functions and overall unit program objectives. Schedules work in a manner that promotes a smooth flow and even distribution. Assigns work based on organization priorities and consideration of difficulty and requirements of assignments such that the experience, training, and abilities of staff are effectively utilized to meet organization and customer needs. Balances workload and provides advice, guidance, and direction on a wide range of technical and administrative issues. Reviews organization mission, functions, and manning. Identifies requirements and initiates requests for additional resources including personnel, overtime, equipment, supplies, and space to ensure success in meeting goals and objectives. Establishes analysis systems to ensure actions are timely and reviewed at critical points. Accepts, amends, or rejects work presented by subordinates. Assesses and revises policies and procedures as needed, to improve quality, timeliness, and efficiency of work.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment


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. Selectee must be have or be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance within one year of appointment
1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of
domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
3. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.


Military Grades: Officers

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

Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.


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):
--Comprehensive knowledge of, and skill in analytical thinking and evaluative methods in mobilization, readiness, force structure and doctrinal programs in order to ensure units are ready, can quickly mobilize, and perform the assigned wartime mission.--Knowledge of the Joint Military Command structures and Joint Military Plans, Operations, and Staff Actions to include procedures, laws, regulations, policies, unit missions and capabilities, programs and organizational relationships.--Comprehensive knowledge of complex mobilization and readiness requirements to determine staffing requirements and develop staffing plans.--Knowledge of, and skill in budget analysis sufficient to develop budgetary requirements for the unit readiness, mobilization, deployment, and force integration programs.--Skill as a staff officer to communicate within the state Joint Staff Headquarters.--Skill in leading and participating in complex, fluid negotiations with various DOD, NGB, ACOM,ASCC, federal and state agencies and contractors.--In-depth understanding of the end state objective to sequence program events, set milestones and change priorities within a fluid time constrained environment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

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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