NEWS | Oct. 13, 2020


Recruiting and Retention Battalion

LOCATION: Fort Pickett, Blackstone, Virginia
UNIT: Recruiting and Retention BN
OPENING DATE: 13 October 2020 CLOSING DATE: 30 October 2021
WHO MAY APPLY: Open to all AGR/Military Technician/Traditional/Air Guard/Active Duty Soldiers of any Armed Forces in the grades of E-6/SSG through E-7/SFC who are members of any National Guard or able to become members of the Virginia Army National Guard.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must meet all selection criteria IAW AR 40-501, AR 670-1, AR 135-18, AR 600-8-2, AR 600-60, NGR 600-5, NGR 600-200, and NGR 601-1.
The Senior Human Resources NCO provides administrative support and serves as the primary assistant to the Officer Strength Manager. In the absence of the Officer Strength Manager, the Senior Human Resources NCO will serve as the primary contact for the Officer recruiting and retention. The Senior Human Resources NCO will be responsible for the following: collecting and processing information for the completion of Officer Accessions. Interface between the applicant and NGB and provide timely responses on issues dealing with the processing of Officer Accessions. Monitor application processing to ensure timely responses and problem resolutions. Act as a positive first step in the SM process by ensuring that Officer Accessions are properly processed and the applicant is kept advised of any problems incurred in the process. Carefully and completely screen; in accordance with the ARNG Officer appointments SOP and all applica-ble regulations, prior to sending to NGB for processing. Ensure that all information receives a quality review and that all documents are complete and accurate.
• Applicant must present and maintain a professional military appearance at all times.
• Applicant must be able to possess and maintain a government travel card.
• Applicant must be able to successfully clear POSTA/Suitability Screening (Position of Significant Trust and Authority). If the applicant does not pass POSTA and is ineligible for a waiver, the applicant will be removed from the AGR program.
• The start date is contingent on availability of funding from NGB.
• Incomplete applications submitted for this vacancy announcement will not be considered. Applicants are responsible for maintaining current information on their application. Failure to provide current information may result in non-referral for consideration.

Interested applicants must submit the following documents:
1. Completed NGB Form 34-1 (signed and dated).
2. Copies of last five consecutive NCOERs and all DA Form 1059s.
3. Current Certified or Validated copy of Enlisted Record Brief (ERB) the “original” copy not the modified version.
4. Current Medical Protection System Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) Record accessible through AKO, dated within the last 12 months to be valid.
5. Last 3 years of DTMS APFT history or DA Form 705 cards and or DTMS HT/WT history printout or HT/WT statement DA Form 5500/5501 (include all DA Forms 3349 if applica-ble).
6. HRR Form 600 Recruiting and Training Cadre Suitability Questionnaire.
7. Documentation to support all periods of duty/service creditable for retirement. Any of the following may be used DD Form 214, DA Form 1506 or NGB Forms 23A/23B.
8. Any additional information the applicant may wish to submit for consideration (i.e., Letters of Recommendation, awards, certificates, degrees, etc.).
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The Virginia National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for these positions will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason(s) such as age, gender, ethnic origin, race, religion, political affiliation, marital status, handicap or non-disqualifying disability. Pre-selection is not only counter-productive to effective recruitment and placement, but also violates Virginia National Guard Placement principles and will not be tolerated.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Position requires a “SECRET” security clearance. Must be able to obtain as a minimum, an “interim” clearance prior to appointment to the position. Soldiers with a prior revoked or denied clearance are not eligible for either an interim or a waiver and should not apply. If tentatively selected for a position and soldier cannot be granted an interim clearance prior to appointment to the position, the offer for the position maybe revoked, Non USA citizens are not eligible for a security clearance per DOD 5200.2R.
Submit applications to this HQ, ATTN: Virginia Army National Guard, JFHQ-HRO, PRN: 210, 8000 Jefferson Davis HWY, BLDG 430, Richmond, Virginia 23297, NLT 1630 on the closing date of this announcement. Do not submit application packets in notebooks, folders, document protectors, staples or with any other form of binding. Scanned email or faxed applications will not be accepted. POC FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: CW4 D’Juana L. Goodwin who can be reached at (804) 236-7823 or