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Work and Family Life Specialist

  • ... Millington, Tennessee, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 60925 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Work and Family Life Specialist   

JOB TITLE:

Work and Family Life Specialist

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Millington Tennessee United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to plan, implement, administer and counsel eligible personnel on various WFL issues and provide information and referral services.
This position is located on NSA Mid-South, Millington, TN.


Overview

  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    03/11/2024 to 03/25/2024

  • Salary

    $57,118 - $60,925 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    NF 4

  • Location

    1 vacancy in the following location:

    • Millington, TN
  • Remote job

    No

  • Telework eligible

    No

  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    No

  • Appointment type

    Permanent -

  • Work schedule

    Full-time -

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Promotion potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

  • Supervisory status

    No

  • Security clearance

    Secret

  • Drug test

    No

  • Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

  • Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Announcement number

    MS-24-12343780

  • Control number

    780979700

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Clarification from the agency

Please see the \"Who May Apply\" section under the Qualifications section.

Duties

Incumbent serves as a consultant and instructor on a variety of WFL topics and issues.
Provides informative and tangible advice, assistance, and instruction to address customer concerns, needs and requirements associated with Navy-life (deployment/separation; frequent relocation, transitioning from military to civilian life, etc.
).


Gathers data, compiles statistics, reports progress and makes recommendations to the supervisor on program planning, agency coordination and follow-up procedures for use at installation, regional and DoD levels.
Evaluates, interprets and acts upon data received through customer interviews, general research provided by other agencies/academia, and community-based resources.
Implement, monitor, document and track service provisions to evaluate and ensure client satisfaction and effectiveness.


Works independently and/or with other FFSC staff to provide guidance and training to deliver course curricula and prepare accompanying resource materials.
Organizes and implements initiatives such as job fairs and executive career study groups that invite prospective employers to the installation.
Specifically works with N9 functional areas by facilitating joint program events and presentations in N9 recreation, lodging, housing, barracks and other facilities.
May serve on various committees and councils to optimize viewpoints related to military life.


Develops, coordinates, conducts and evaluates workshops, seminars, general military training, etc.
, for customers within specific areas of responsibility ( i.
e.
, Career and Transition Support, Deployment Support, Personal Financial Management, Relocation Assistance, Information and Referral, etc.
).
Identifies and develops local networks with military and community agencies to enhance program delivery to ensure local services are adjusted to accommodate identified trends/issues.
Maintains relationships with on-and- off base agencies, private organizations, advisory councils, special interest groups and other resources that may be beneficial in supporting program initiatives.
Conducts needs assessments to address programmatic changes, using interview data and changing demographics to identify and analyze local and national trends and issues.
Develops operating policies and procedures, programs, classes /seminars, promotions, integrated program delivery with other installation /region /agency staff.
Periodically reviews interventions with the first line supervisor, FFSC WFL Supervisor or FFSC Director to recommend resolutions for customer issues.


Prepares and assists in informative/instructional presentations, correspondence and binding agreements such as memoranda of understanding to formalize agreements and roles.


Designs and/or establishes effective ongoing public information, marketing, and public relations campaign that promote participation in programs.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of background investigation.
    Background investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification and completion of background inquiry forms.
  • Must successfully pass the E-verify employment verification check.
    Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.
  • You must go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.
  • May be required to pass pre-employment examinations.
  • Must provide proof of U.
    S.
    Citizenship or U.
    S.
    National.
  • A valid State driver's license is required to operate motor vehicles.
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.
Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position.
Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
All non-government positions identified on your resume must include complete address and to and from dates.
Government positions must include pay plan, series, grade, to and from dates and address of the agency/organization.

Specialized experience directly related to the duties described above.
Qualifying experience must have been equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression.

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Career Support (Family Employment)

Assists Service and family members with career, occupational, volunteer and educational goals by providing services, individually and in groups, to equip customers with career/job search skills, resume' development, and interview techniques to assist in obtaining employment.
Uses appropriate career and education interest inventories to clients identify goals (Kuder/O*Net).
Develops a plan to recognize personal and vocational needs to assist clients in outlining milestones to achieve their goals.
Establishes and maintains continuous relationships with corporate industry personnel, small business agencies, local chambers of commerce, economic development council, state employment services, universities and private employment agencies.


Transition Assistance

Facilitates and conducts program components related to the separating of military members and/or family members following a full or partial military career.
This includes coordinating presence of Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, Small Business Administration who conduct a variety of training in support of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act and other legislation, Transition, Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) program and various other Navy-related initiatives designed to prepare Service Members for success in civilian life.


Relocation Services

Establishes, develops, implements, monitors and coordinates WFL services and activities to include information and referral (I&R) services.
Refers customers, as appropriate, for specialized assistance.
Compiles and updates for inclusion in the welcome packet, information on community characteristics and services, spouse employment opportunities, special education, housing, medical facilities, utilities, taxes, local laws, and other unique information related to the particular location.
Develops newcomer orientation providing extensive information on installations and civilian community resources and services.
Provides sponsorship training and assists Commands with Sponsorship Programs.
Provides guidance on writing the sponsor letter, practical means of assisting the service member and family upon arrival, and ways to them adjust to the new community.


Deployment Support

Conducts deployment support services to include pre- mid- and post- educational briefings.
Addresses the specific concerns and needs of service members and their families in coping with extended separation.
Provides command consultation and support, information resources and referrals, deployment and mobilization support, ombudsman support, and life skills education.
Provides support and training for Family Readiness Groups.
Leverages command services and subject matter experts that support family well-being during separation or return of deploying military members and their families.
Examples of services include Legal and Chaplain services, clinical counseling, financial Relief Society's, Red Cross, recreation, education, ombudsman, installation or community private organizations, etc.


Personal Financial Management

Assists or facilitates resources to assist customers with personal financial planning, money management, developing short-and long term strategies, to include consumer affair issues through a range of seminars, workshops, lectures, articles and internet resources.
Provides information on a variety of financial topics such as the military pay system; banking; credit; budget development; financial record keeping; debt; consumer rights and obligations under Federal and State consumer protection laws; local consumer information; car buying; insurance; savings; investments, etc.
Oversees the Command Financial Specialist (CFS) program.


Ombudsman Support

Provides program guidance and policy clarification.
Coordinates training, including Ombudsman Basic Training, and assists with advanced training.
Advises and consults local ombudsmen and commands to provide support and resource consultation.


Other required Skills:

Skill in conducting interviews to establish the nature and extent of concerns and issues and provide assistance to develop goals and plans, in order to determine appropriate referral services and options.
Skill in preparation of presentations and public speaking in personal- large and small group settings.
Effective skill in forming and retaining working relationships with peers and leadership.
Skill in using various computer software database, spreadsheet, word processing, and network programs (e.
g.
, as Internet, Microsoft Office Suite, and FFSP databases.
Knowledge of the formulation and execution of needs assessment tools.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.
You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.
g.
, professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire and your RESUME MUST SUPPORT AND VALIDATE YOUR ANSWERS or you may be removed from consideration.

ONLY THE MOST HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE REFERRED.
IF MANAGEMENT DOES NOT WISH TO SELECT A HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE, THEY MAY REQUEST A REFERRAL LIST INCLUDING WELL OR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.

Please follow all instructions carefully.
Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.


PLEASE READ THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ENSURE ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE ADDRESSED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • NO Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest

KEY REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
    https://www.
    sss.
    gov/register/
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • Social Security Card is required.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-VERIFY) check.
  • A favorable background is a requirement of this position.
    Failure to obtain and maintain a favorable background may result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal.

NOTE: Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at http://www.
uscis.
gov/mye-verify/self-check.
Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.

Education

Financial Counselors must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or a combination of education and experiences commensurate in serving as a PFM counselor.
Also must possess and maintain a nationally recognized financial counselor certification.


Other positions require an Associate's degree or higher in education, social/behavioral, business administration, finance, economics, travel and tourism, marketing or related field.
Experience providing adult education and/or work/family life consultation is preferred but not required.


Must successfully obtain complete state/national accreditation, in at least one field (e.
g.
Certified Financial Counselor/Planner, Associate Certified Life Coach, state teaching certificate, etc.
) within 1 year of employment.

Additional information

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.
Benefits you get to enjoy while working for our TEAM include but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.
    ).
  • Stability of Federal Civilian Service
  • People with passion for doing work that matters
  • Quality of Work Life Balance

Some positions have special requirements- Position is a non-critical, sensitive, position requiring access to IT II system and/or access to PII.
An access National Agency Check investigation (ANACI) is required via the SF 86 security form.
- Required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450.
Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.
- Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.
- For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of closing date.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.
This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to MILL_CNIC_NAF_EEO@navy.
mil to ensure proper consideration is given.
The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

This activity is a Drug-Free workplace.
The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated.
Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your experience is subject to evaluation and verification against the information in your resume.
The numeric rating you receive is a self-assessment only and is based on your responses to the questionnaire.
Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability.
If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, or if your resume lacks sufficient information, you will be rated accordingly or may be considered ineligible.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.
Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume.
Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The following documents may or may not be required.
    Required documents will show a red asterisk during documentation upload.


    • Resume
    • Include name and contact information for at least three (3) professional references in your resume
    • Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.
    • Proof of certification, if applicable to position requirements.
    • If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.
    • If you are a current federal employee, submit your last three evaluations.

    APPLICANTS CLAIMING HIRING PREFERENCE: Please ensure your status is indicated in your USAJOBS account and ALL required documents to claim preference are submitted at the time of resume submission.


    WHAT ARE PREFERENCES? Preferences are advantages in the candidate selection process.
    Individuals can claim the following preferences:
    1.
    Reemployment Priority List (RPL):
    Qualifying separated employees shall have priority placement in the NAF activity from which they were separated as a result of a Business Based Action (BBA), when the position has substantially the same duties as the position from which they were separated and it is not a higher grade or employment category, provided the position is not being filled by an internal candidate.

    To claim this preference, you MUST:
    • Submit a copy of your BBA Separation Notification indicating eligibility for RPL.

    2.
    Military Spouse Preference (MSP):
    Qualifying spouses eligible for MSP are spouses of an active duty military member of the U.
    S.
    Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty.
    The marriage must have occurred before the military member received official permanent change of station (PCS) orders to the installation listed above.
    MSP is applicable only when applying for NAF positions at the NF-03 and below and equivalent craft and trade (CT) positions.

    To claim this preference, you MUST:
    • Submit sponsor's PCS orders to installation you are applying for; AND
    • If you are not indicated as a spouse on the PCS orders, you MUST submit proof of marriage prior to PCS.

    3.
    Veteran's Preference/Gold Star Veteran's Preference:
    Qualifying military veterans, and spouses/parents of deceased veterans shall be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified.
    Preference applicable for positions open to external candidates.


    To claim Veteran's preference, you MUST:
    • Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy); AND
    • Submit completed SF15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
    • Submit any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc)

    To claim Gold Star Veteran's preference, you MUST:
    • Submit completed SF-15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
    • Submit a legible copy of DD-1300; AND
    • Submit any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc).

    ***Qualifying applicants with preferences are considered in the order listed above.
    Then all other qualifying applicants are considered.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    To begin the process, log in to your existing USA JOBS account.

    Application process is submitted through your USA JOBS account.
    Resumes/ Applications received other than by USA JOBS will be destroyed and will not be considered.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to verify all the information in their resume and documents; HR will not modify documents submitted by an applicant.
    All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in the resume.

    Qualifications must be clearly verifiable in your resume.
    Government positions must include pay plan, series, grade, to and from dates, and government agency/department.

    Where a first cut-off date is indicated, a selection may be made from the resumes/applications received as of the specified first cut-off date.
    Completed applications (resume, supporting documentation, etc.
    ) must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the cut-off/closing date.
    If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received will be reviewed.

    Please see the \"REQUIRED DOCUMENTS\" section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
    You must submit all required documentation or you will not be considered for the position.
    Failure to submit all the required documentation may result in not be considered for the position.


    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/25/2024 to receive consideration.

    .
    You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply.
    If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.


    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please follow link: https://apply.
    usastaffing.
    gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12343780

    It is your responsibility to ensure your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.


    Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the https://.
    usastaffing.
    gov/Apply/index.
    php?title=Applicant

    To verify or check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account.
    Once logged in, the Welcome screen lists your applications, your application status and the date it was last updated.
    For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.
    usajobs.
    gov//how-to/application/status


    Amanda Urmanic

    Email

    amanda.
    n.
    urmanic.
    naf@us.
    navy.
    mil

    Address

    NSA Mid South
    5722 Integirty Drive S-455
    Millington, TN 38055
    US

    Next steps

    All applicants will be notified regarding their status by email.
    Applicants will either be contacted by email for an interview or sent an email of non-selection 3-6 weeks after the announcement closing date.
    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement.
    Also, note that communication is performed via email if you do not read your email, provide an inaccurate email address and/ or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.
    g.
    , spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

60925 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710388025-5275e75ee1c3b28cfcfbb1a6508df999

LOCATION:

Tennessee United States

CITY:

Millington

Job Origin:

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Full job description

Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to plan, implement, administer and counsel eligible personnel on various WFL issues and provide information and referral services. This position is located on NSA Mid-South, Millington, TN.


Overview

  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    03/11/2024 to 03/25/2024

  • Salary

    $57,118 - $60,925 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    NF 4

  • Location

    1 vacancy in the following location:

    • Millington, TN
  • Remote job

    No

  • Telework eligible

    No

  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    No

  • Appointment type

    Permanent -

  • Work schedule

    Full-time -

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Promotion potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

  • Supervisory status

    No

  • Security clearance

    Secret

  • Drug test

    No

  • Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

  • Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Announcement number

    MS-24-12343780

  • Control number

    780979700

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Please see the \"Who May Apply\" section under the Qualifications section.

Duties

Incumbent serves as a consultant and instructor on a variety of WFL topics and issues. Provides informative and tangible advice, assistance, and instruction to address customer concerns, needs and requirements associated with Navy-life (deployment/separation; frequent relocation, transitioning from military to civilian life, etc.).

Gathers data, compiles statistics, reports progress and makes recommendations to the supervisor on program planning, agency coordination and follow-up procedures for use at installation, regional and DoD levels. Evaluates, interprets and acts upon data received through customer interviews, general research provided by other agencies/academia, and community-based resources. Implement, monitor, document and track service provisions to evaluate and ensure client satisfaction and effectiveness.

Works independently and/or with other FFSC staff to provide guidance and training to deliver course curricula and prepare accompanying resource materials. Organizes and implements initiatives such as job fairs and executive career study groups that invite prospective employers to the installation. Specifically works with N9 functional areas by facilitating joint program events and presentations in N9 recreation, lodging, housing, barracks and other facilities. May serve on various committees and councils to optimize viewpoints related to military life.

Develops, coordinates, conducts and evaluates workshops, seminars, general military training, etc., for customers within specific areas of responsibility ( i.e., Career and Transition Support, Deployment Support, Personal Financial Management, Relocation Assistance, Information and Referral, etc.). Identifies and develops local networks with military and community agencies to enhance program delivery to ensure local services are adjusted to accommodate identified trends/issues. Maintains relationships with on-and- off base agencies, private organizations, advisory councils, special interest groups and other resources that may be beneficial in supporting program initiatives. Conducts needs assessments to address programmatic changes, using interview data and changing demographics to identify and analyze local and national trends and issues. Develops operating policies and procedures, programs, classes /seminars, promotions, integrated program delivery with other installation /region /agency staff. Periodically reviews interventions with the first line supervisor, FFSC WFL Supervisor or FFSC Director to recommend resolutions for customer issues.

Prepares and assists in informative/instructional presentations, correspondence and binding agreements such as memoranda of understanding to formalize agreements and roles.

Designs and/or establishes effective ongoing public information, marketing, and public relations campaign that promote participation in programs.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of background investigation. Background investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification and completion of background inquiry forms.
  • Must successfully pass the E-verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.
  • You must go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.
  • May be required to pass pre-employment examinations.
  • Must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National.
  • A valid State driver's license is required to operate motor vehicles.
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. All non-government positions identified on your resume must include complete address and to and from dates. Government positions must include pay plan, series, grade, to and from dates and address of the agency/organization.

Specialized experience directly related to the duties described above. Qualifying experience must have been equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression.

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Career Support (Family Employment)

Assists Service and family members with career, occupational, volunteer and educational goals by providing services, individually and in groups, to equip customers with career/job search skills, resume' development, and interview techniques to assist in obtaining employment. Uses appropriate career and education interest inventories to clients identify goals (Kuder/O*Net). Develops a plan to recognize personal and vocational needs to assist clients in outlining milestones to achieve their goals. Establishes and maintains continuous relationships with corporate industry personnel, small business agencies, local chambers of commerce, economic development council, state employment services, universities and private employment agencies.

Transition Assistance

Facilitates and conducts program components related to the separating of military members and/or family members following a full or partial military career. This includes coordinating presence of Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, Small Business Administration who conduct a variety of training in support of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act and other legislation, Transition, Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) program and various other Navy-related initiatives designed to prepare Service Members for success in civilian life.

Relocation Services

Establishes, develops, implements, monitors and coordinates WFL services and activities to include information and referral (I&R) services. Refers customers, as appropriate, for specialized assistance. Compiles and updates for inclusion in the welcome packet, information on community characteristics and services, spouse employment opportunities, special education, housing, medical facilities, utilities, taxes, local laws, and other unique information related to the particular location. Develops newcomer orientation providing extensive information on installations and civilian community resources and services. Provides sponsorship training and assists Commands with Sponsorship Programs. Provides guidance on writing the sponsor letter, practical means of assisting the service member and family upon arrival, and ways to them adjust to the new community.

Deployment Support

Conducts deployment support services to include pre- mid- and post- educational briefings. Addresses the specific concerns and needs of service members and their families in coping with extended separation. Provides command consultation and support, information resources and referrals, deployment and mobilization support, ombudsman support, and life skills education. Provides support and training for Family Readiness Groups. Leverages command services and subject matter experts that support family well-being during separation or return of deploying military members and their families. Examples of services include Legal and Chaplain services, clinical counseling, financial Relief Society's, Red Cross, recreation, education, ombudsman, installation or community private organizations, etc.

Personal Financial Management

Assists or facilitates resources to assist customers with personal financial planning, money management, developing short-and long term strategies, to include consumer affair issues through a range of seminars, workshops, lectures, articles and internet resources. Provides information on a variety of financial topics such as the military pay system; banking; credit; budget development; financial record keeping; debt; consumer rights and obligations under Federal and State consumer protection laws; local consumer information; car buying; insurance; savings; investments, etc. Oversees the Command Financial Specialist (CFS) program.

Ombudsman Support

Provides program guidance and policy clarification. Coordinates training, including Ombudsman Basic Training, and assists with advanced training. Advises and consults local ombudsmen and commands to provide support and resource consultation.

Other required Skills:

Skill in conducting interviews to establish the nature and extent of concerns and issues and provide assistance to develop goals and plans, in order to determine appropriate referral services and options. Skill in preparation of presentations and public speaking in personal- large and small group settings. Effective skill in forming and retaining working relationships with peers and leadership. Skill in using various computer software database, spreadsheet, word processing, and network programs (e.g., as Internet, Microsoft Office Suite, and FFSP databases. Knowledge of the formulation and execution of needs assessment tools. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire and your RESUME MUST SUPPORT AND VALIDATE YOUR ANSWERS or you may be removed from consideration.

ONLY THE MOST HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE REFERRED. IF MANAGEMENT DOES NOT WISH TO SELECT A HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE, THEY MAY REQUEST A REFERRAL LIST INCLUDING WELL OR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

PLEASE READ THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ENSURE ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE ADDRESSED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • NO Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest

KEY REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. https://www.sss.gov/register/
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • Social Security Card is required.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-VERIFY) check.
  • A favorable background is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain a favorable background may result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal.

NOTE: Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify/self-check. Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.

Education

Financial Counselors must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or a combination of education and experiences commensurate in serving as a PFM counselor. Also must possess and maintain a nationally recognized financial counselor certification.

Other positions require an Associate's degree or higher in education, social/behavioral, business administration, finance, economics, travel and tourism, marketing or related field. Experience providing adult education and/or work/family life consultation is preferred but not required.

Must successfully obtain complete state/national accreditation, in at least one field (e.g. Certified Financial Counselor/Planner, Associate Certified Life Coach, state teaching certificate, etc.) within 1 year of employment.

Additional information

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working for our TEAM include but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.).
  • Stability of Federal Civilian Service
  • People with passion for doing work that matters
  • Quality of Work Life Balance

Some positions have special requirements- Position is a non-critical, sensitive, position requiring access to IT II system and/or access to PII. An access National Agency Check investigation (ANACI) is required via the SF 86 security form.- Required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450. Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.- Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.- For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of closing date.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to MILL_CNIC_NAF_EEO@navy.mil to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your experience is subject to evaluation and verification against the information in your resume. The numeric rating you receive is a self-assessment only and is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, or if your resume lacks sufficient information, you will be rated accordingly or may be considered ineligible.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The following documents may or may not be required. Required documents will show a red asterisk during documentation upload.

    • Resume
    • Include name and contact information for at least three (3) professional references in your resume
    • Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.
    • Proof of certification, if applicable to position requirements.
    • If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.
    • If you are a current federal employee, submit your last three evaluations.

    APPLICANTS CLAIMING HIRING PREFERENCE: Please ensure your status is indicated in your USAJOBS account and ALL required documents to claim preference are submitted at the time of resume submission.

    WHAT ARE PREFERENCES? Preferences are advantages in the candidate selection process. Individuals can claim the following preferences:
    1. Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Qualifying separated employees shall have priority placement in the NAF activity from which they were separated as a result of a Business Based Action (BBA), when the position has substantially the same duties as the position from which they were separated and it is not a higher grade or employment category, provided the position is not being filled by an internal candidate.
    To claim this preference, you MUST:
    • Submit a copy of your BBA Separation Notification indicating eligibility for RPL.

    2. Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Qualifying spouses eligible for MSP are spouses of an active duty military member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. The marriage must have occurred before the military member received official permanent change of station (PCS) orders to the installation listed above. MSP is applicable only when applying for NAF positions at the NF-03 and below and equivalent craft and trade (CT) positions.
    To claim this preference, you MUST:
    • Submit sponsor's PCS orders to installation you are applying for; AND
    • If you are not indicated as a spouse on the PCS orders, you MUST submit proof of marriage prior to PCS.

    3. Veteran's Preference/Gold Star Veteran's Preference: Qualifying military veterans, and spouses/parents of deceased veterans shall be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. Preference applicable for positions open to external candidates.

    To claim Veteran's preference, you MUST:
    • Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy); AND
    • Submit completed SF15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
    • Submit any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc)

    To claim Gold Star Veteran's preference, you MUST:
    • Submit completed SF-15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
    • Submit a legible copy of DD-1300; AND
    • Submit any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc).

    ***Qualifying applicants with preferences are considered in the order listed above. Then all other qualifying applicants are considered.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    To begin the process, log in to your existing USA JOBS account.

    Application process is submitted through your USA JOBS account. Resumes/ Applications received other than by USA JOBS will be destroyed and will not be considered.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to verify all the information in their resume and documents; HR will not modify documents submitted by an applicant. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in the resume.

    Qualifications must be clearly verifiable in your resume. Government positions must include pay plan, series, grade, to and from dates, and government agency/department.

    Where a first cut-off date is indicated, a selection may be made from the resumes/applications received as of the specified first cut-off date. Completed applications (resume, supporting documentation, etc.) must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the cut-off/closing date. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received will be reviewed.

    Please see the \"REQUIRED DOCUMENTS\" section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. You must submit all required documentation or you will not be considered for the position. Failure to submit all the required documentation may result in not be considered for the position.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/25/2024 to receive consideration.
    . You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please follow link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12343780

    It is your responsibility to ensure your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.

    Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the https://.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Applicant

    To verify or check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account. Once logged in, the Welcome screen lists your applications, your application status and the date it was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov//how-to/application/status


    Amanda Urmanic

    Email

    amanda.n.urmanic.naf@us.navy.mil

    Address

    NSA Mid South
    5722 Integirty Drive S-455
    Millington, TN 38055
    US

    Next steps

    All applicants will be notified regarding their status by email. Applicants will either be contacted by email for an interview or sent an email of non-selection 3-6 weeks after the announcement closing date. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that communication is performed via email if you do not read your email, provide an inaccurate email address and/ or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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