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Army National Guard Units TRAINING TECHNICIAN in Camp Dodge Military Reservation, Iowa



This position is restricted to current Military members of the Iowa Army National Guard. LOCATION: 671st Troop Command, Johnston, IA


As a TRAINING TECHNICIAN, GS-1702-11 your duties are below; Formulates, oversees and evaluates the overall training programs for the command. Develops short and long term training plans that support the commander's training guidance. Issues instructions and procedures to subordinate organizations for the conduct of activities which meet the commander's training guidance and directives of higher headquarters. Establishes and ensures the conduct of a training evaluation program for subordinate organizations. Conducts and/or coordinates staff assistance visits and command level inspections in the area of training, physical security and readiness. Evaluates the mission essential task lists of subordinate organizations to ensure conformity with higher headquarters, commander's guidance and intent, Army doctrine, and regulatory requirements. Develops and prepares annual operational and training budget requirements. Sub-allocates funding to subordinate organizations in accordance with annual funding allowance and established priorities. Approves requests for reallocation based on the commander's guidance and priorities and changes in scheduled training events. Evaluates, develops, and maintains command level policies commensurate with training directives issued by all echelons of command and the commander's guidance. Evaluates organizational readiness reports and prepares recommendations for improvement/modification to organizational training programs. Analyzes proposed changes and determines effects on organizational readiness and the ability of organizations to accomplish assigned missions. Develops and reviews requests for changes to future authorization documents. Coordinates with other staff elements and subordinate organizations for the review and analysis of force modernization and future organizational structure and allowances. Directs scheduling and coordination for the use of training sites and facilities. Ensures coordination with logistical personnel for the availability of required equipment and supplies for training activities. Reviews and forwards requests for the local procurement and acquisition of training aids, manuals, or other instructional material not available within normal supply channels. Plans and organizes the work of the subordinates. Assigns work and provides guidelines on methodology and scope of required performance. Interviews and selects employees, sets performance standards, and formulates appraisals of performance. Initiates personnel actions, adjusts informal complaints, and recommends disciplinary action as required. Performs other duties as assigned. D2065000


Conditions of Employment

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires military membership in a compatible military assignment in the Iowa Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of this excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 08/06/2020 . FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying. Military Rank Requirements: Officers (O3 - O4)

Security Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance


In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Must have the education and validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. Experiences, education, or training that demonstrated the ability to follow directions, read, understand, and retain instructions, regulations, and procedures that otherwise demonstrates the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of the position. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: GS-1702-11: Must have experience in the following: Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-9; or, three full academic years of progressively higher level college degree. Experienced in particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (Competencies/KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experienced in conducting, supervising, and/or developing education and training programs. Experiences as a participant and presenter during training and military or civilian conference events. Experiences in organizing and preparing instructional materials. Understands and applies formal training objectives. Experienced in subject principles and applications to students using audiovisual aids such as, mockups, graphs, training films, and film strips. Experienced in completing student progress evaluations and using training aids such as, achievement and aptitude tests and rating scales. Experienced in managing programs to include developmental education, voluntary education, advanced academic education, promotion testing, and libraries.


A high school diploma and a college degree are mandatory. An academic undergraduate degree with courses in education, grammar and composition, speech, psychology, guidance, and sociology; or, social and behavioral sciences is mandatory. To receive credit for Education, you must provide college transcripts to support your Educational claims.

Additional Information

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a secret clearance as required by this position. If the selectee does not possess the applicable security clearance when hired, application must be made within 30 days of the start date. Failure to make application for the required security clearance will result in termination of employment.

Failure to complete NGB prescribed courses at the PEC for new FTS personnel within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable. Please contact your Education Office prior to accepting a position with the Iowa Army National Guard.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. If you are a male applicant 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 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