NEWS | Dec. 11, 2020

Civil Operations Specialist

Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force

ANNOUNCEMENT # 16-21 AR
POSITION TITLE: Civil Operations Specialist

GRADE: Army: E-4/SPC thru E-6/SSG Air: E-4/SrA thru E-6/TSgt
LOCATION: Bristol, Charlottesville, Danville, Fairfax, Hampton, King George, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Waynesboro, and Winchester, Virginia
UNIT: Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
FEMALE ASSIGNMENT ELIGIBILITY: Yes
OPENING DATE: 14 December 2020 CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2021

WHO MAY APPLY: Open to all Military Technician/Traditional/Soldiers in the grades of E-4/SPC through E-6/SSG who are members of the Virginia Army or Air National Guard.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must meet all selection criteria IAW AR 40-501, AR 135-18 AR 600-8-2, AR 600-60, NGR 600-5, NGR 600-200 and NGR 601-1.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Support drug demand reduction civil operations in partnerships throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Focus on prevention strategies and the science of substance abuse prevention through research. Engage in public speaking and facilitation of prevention education and strategies with local coalitions and Community Based Organizations (CBO). Assist coalitions/CBOs with public relations/marketing, strategic planning of key events and educational/training courses, and leading assessment and other facilitated prevention tools. Gain expertise in the physical and psychological effects of all common drugs. Initiate, develop, nurture and sustain cross-organizational/cross-functional relationships to achieve program objectives. Navigate and maintain counterdrug information management databases. Create and effectively deliver written, oral and visual products in order support program/CBO objectives. Complete other administrative responsibilities in support of Counterdrug Task Force.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
• Substance abuse prevention or related experience is strongly desired but not required. Must be proficient and demonstrate competent skills in Microsoft Office Applications such as (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, SharePoint and PowerPoint). The ability to follow directives, instructions and standard operating procedures with limited supervision is required. Strong analytical communications and resiliency skills along with high levels of computer and database expertise and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Technical and fluid communication in oral and written form is required. Completion of Master Resiliency Training or Battle Staff NCO is desired but not required.
• Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, and/or Master Degree is preferred but not required. Compatible education backgrounds in Criminal Justice or related areas of study is desired but not required.
• Applicants must have reliable transportation and live within (50) miles of the assigned duty station (as described on the duty locations listed).
• Applicant must perform all scheduled weekend drills (IDT) and Annual Training.
• Applicant will be subjected to urinalysis testing prior to entry on active duty and periodic testing while on active duty. This is in addition to testing at the unit level.
• Applicant is subject to criminal background checks prior to being brought onto orders and while on orders. If a member has an unfavorable record, he/she may be removed from the program or denied entry on CD orders.
• If promotion (advancement in pay grade) is known or anticipated within the next 12 months applicant should inform CDC or designated selection board of that possibility in order to afford the CD program proper cost planning for the applicants pay and allowances while on CD-ADOS. Any promotions could affect employment with the task force, and would need to be reviewed by the Counterdrug Coordinator. Failure to do so may be cause for termination, IAW PPOM #16-020.
• Applicant is required to comply with DOD 5500.7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation (JER), and conflict of interest policies. Applicants must uphold the highest standards of conduct and personal appearance.
• Soldiers who currently occupy a technician position must ensure their technician chain of command (O5 level or equivalent) is aware of the ADOS application and approves of this temporary assignment, should you be selected.
• 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 ADOS.
• Soldiers with more than 16 1/2 years of Active Federal Service are ineligible to ap-ply.
• Soldiers going through a Medical Board process or MRC 3 are ineligible to apply.
• 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Interested applicants must submit the following documents:
1. Commander’s Recommendation/Endorsement verifying good standing with the unit.
2. Completed DA Form 1058-R ADOS application (signed and dated).
3. Geographic Preference Sheet.
4. Copy of Driver’s License.
5. Copies of last five consecutive NCOERs. If you are a new E-5/SGT and have not yet received and NCOER, or an E-4/SPC you must submit a letter of recommendation from your COMMANDER.
6. Current Certified or Validated copy of Enlisted Record Brief (ERB). Please provide the “original” copy not the modified version.
7. Current Medical Protection System Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) Record accessible through AKO. The IMR must be dated within the last 12 months to be valid.
8. Current copy of Physical Health Assessment (PHA) within 12 months to be valid.
9. Last 3 years of DTMS APFT history or DA Form 705 cards and DTMS HT/WT history printout or DA Form 5500/5501 (include all DA Forms 3349 if applicable).
10. RPAS/PCAR statement.
11. HRR Form 600 Recruiting and Training Cadre Suitability Questionnaire.
12. Documentation to support all periods of duty/service creditable for retirement. Any of the following may be used DD Form 214, DA Form 1506, NGB Forms 23A/23B, or ANG Point Credit Summary Service History).
13. Any additional information the applicant may wish to submit for consideration (i.e., Letters of Recommendation, awards, certificates or degrees related to position, 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 or with any other form of binding. Scanned or faxed applications will not be accepted. POC FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: CW4 Djuana L. Goodwin who can be reached at (804) 236-7823 or djuana.l.goodwin.mil@mail.mil.