NEWS | Oct. 1, 2020

Recruiting and Retention NCO

Recruiting and Retention Battalion

ANNOUNCEMENT # 01-21
AR POSITION TITLE: Recruiting and Retention NCO
GRADE: E-4/SPC -E-6/SSG
MOS: 00F34
LOCATION: Various Locations, Virginia
UNIT: Recruiting and Retention Battalion
FEMALE ASSIGNMENT ELIGIBILITY: Yes
OPENING DATE: 01 October 2020
CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2021

WHO MAY APPLY: Open to all AGR/Military Technician/Traditional/Active Duty Soldiers of any Armed Forces in the grades of E-4/SPC through E-6/SSG who are members of the Virginia Army National Guard or able to become members of the Virginia Army National Guard.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must meet all selection criteria IAW AR 27-10, 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.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Recruiting & Retention NCOs must conform to the highest moral and ethical standards and responsibilities required of a NCO. RRNCOs are responsible for managing their own time and often work long and erratic hours to accomplish assigned missions. Must maintain compliance with applicable strength maintenance regulations, policies, procedures, and State guidance. Specific tasks, duties, and responsibilities include the following but are not limited to establishing and maintaining contacts in designated recruiting area in order to generate interest, leads, and enlistments into the VAARNG. Conducts telephone prospecting, area canvassing and other lead generating activities.
Establishes and maintains effective centers of influence (COIs) and very important persons (VIPs) in schools, and civic/government organizations. Develops, implements, and maintains effective school recruiting programs. Presents formal and informal presentations to various school and civic groups concerning the VAARNG mission/role, history, programs, features, benefits, and various enlistment opportunities. Pre-qualifies prospects to ensure current, basic enlistment eligibility criteria are met. This includes enlistment options, programs, obligations, IET requirements, selective reserve incentive programs (SRIP) and the Montgomery GI Bill. Advises and assists unit commander(s) in assigned areas in developing and implementing an effective strength maintenance program, to include action plans for major training activities, unit events, classes, and seminars. During mobilization and as otherwise required, assists commander(s) in the design, development, and implementation of a Family Assistance Center. Conducts retention interviews as required.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
• Must have a minimum score of 110 in the aptitude area general technical (GT) or applicants can request a line score waiver to 100; must have a minimum score of 100 in the aptitude area skilled-technical (ST), in the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) tests administered prior to 02 January 2002. A minimum score of 110 in aptitude area GT waivable to 100 and 96 in aptitude area ST on ASVAB tests administered on and after 02 January 2002.
• Those requiring a line score waiver must submit request with packet, the Professional Education Center (PEC) is the approving authority.
• If selected, the candidate must complete Positons of Significant Trust and Authority (POSTA) screening with favorable results. The candidate has 14 days to complete a background investigation and behavioral health interview (BHI), the unit will assist the selected candidate IAW ALARCT 188/2014.
• Must complete Recruiting and Retention NCO course at the National Guard Professional Education Center within 6 months of assignments.
• This is a 3-year stabilized tour which may or may not be extended based on the needs of the service. Relocation may be required. Elected soldiers will be assigned to station location based on the needs of the service.
• 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Interested applicants must submit the following documents:
1. Completed NGB Form 34-1 (signed and dated).
2. 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.
3. Current Certified or Validated copy of Enlisted Record Brief (ERB).
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 RCAS or DTMS APFT history or DA Form 705 cards and RCAS or DTMS HT/WT history printout or HT/WT statement DA Form 5500/5501 (include all DA Forms 3349 if applicable).
6. Geographical Preference Sheet.
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 disability.

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 djuana.l.goodwin.mil@mail.mil.