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  • Duties
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    This National Guard position is for a CHAPLAIN, Position Description Number D2465000 and is part of the 188th WING, National Guard.

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    1. Program Management: Manages the Wing Chaplain Services program in accordance with National Guard Chaplain Service program goals and objectives. Oversees the execution of the Airman Ministry Plan (AMP) for Air National Guard Personnel. Assesses the needs of the various Chaplain Services program customers. Recommends changes to the AMP for the Air Personnel. Ensures program changes are compatible and compliant with policies, practices and program goals and objectives established by the Air National Guard Chaplain Corps (NGB/HC). Reviews the AMP to ensure the Mission Essential Tasks List (METL) identified by the commanding officer are addressed and followed. Identifies and secures resources to implement the AMP. Independently develops and implements the various Chaplain Service functions addressed in the AMP.

    2. Training: Training is the cornerstone of preparation for military operations. Employee reviews training strategies that address, a) the technical and tactical proficiencies of the wing National Chaplain Service personnel, b) quality of life programs for National Guard personnel and their families, c) needs of other Chaplain Service constituencies (civilian clergy, non-government organizations (NGO), etc.). Coordinates Chaplain Service personnel attendance at conferences, workshops, and training events such as Chaplain Regional Support Training (CREST), Marriage Enhancement Programs, Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training Programs and other training events established by the Air National Guard Chaplain Corps. Upon request coordinated training for supervisory, managerial, and staff personnel in quality of life programs such as Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Post-Intervention, Workplace Violence Awareness, Traumatic Event Management and Critical Incident Management. Coordinates chaplain quality of life programs (e.g. marriage enrichment retreats, post-combat recovery and reintegration, family reunion briefing, stress management briefings, etc.)to National Guard personnel and their families. The full-range of administrative and behind-the-scene support may be part of these duties.

    3. Readiness and Deployment: Ensures Chaplain support is provided to National Guard personnel and their families through the full spectrum of the deployment cycle (mobilization, deployment, employment, redeployment, and reconstitution). Responds to the needs of National Guard personnel and family members through both programs and direct care. Employee coordinates chaplain stress management reduction efforts during all phases of the deployment cycle. Procures and maintains adequate religious supplies ensuring their distribution through the coordination efforts of Family Readiness Groups, chaplain, chaplain assistant, and other supporting chaplains.

    4. Crisis Intervention: Under the Supervision as listed below, coordinates Chaplain Service support during events such as natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, tornados, snowstorms, tsunamis, etc.), man-made disasters (acts of terrorism and technological events, etc.), unit emergencies (suicide, line-of-duty deaths, and serious line-of-duty injuries), and during times of significant national events (Olympics, national conventions and inaugurations, etc.). Coordinates with the Joint Chaplain Emergency Response Team (JCERT) for chaplain support issues, situational awareness and communication for chaplain activities. Provides Chaplain Service crisis intervention programs such as on scene support, suicide prevention, critical event debriefing, defusing support, follow-up and referral services. Ensures Chaplain Service support for specialized functions such as Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Teams, Civil Support Teams (CST) National Guard Reaction Force (NGRF), Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Traumatic Event Management (TEM), Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC), and Joint Operations Center (JOC).


    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0060 Chaplain

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  • Requirements
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    Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

    Military Grades: Officer

    Minimum Grade - 2LT (O-1)
    Maximum Grade - Lt Col (O-5)

    Compatible Military Assignments: Selectee must be a member of the Arkansas Air National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military position in 188th Wing. Must become compatible within 12 months of appointment.

    IMPORTANT NOTES (AS APPLICABLE): Upon selection for this position, individual must possess or initiate a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background investigation. A favorable determination based upon investigative results is mandatory for this position. Failure to meet these requirements will result in termination of employment. A pre-placement physical is required if not already current. Upon selection, must complete mandatory Full-Time Support (FTS) Training at the Professional Education Center (PEC) within six months of assignment (if applicable, training will be coordinated by the supervisor). Individual must meet all military requirements of the position without creating a grade inversion, as determined by the Human Resources Office (HRO). Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor or wage leader (Grade Inversion). Enlisted members currently at a higher grade than allowed by the position (see Military Grade Requirement above) may apply; however, they must administratively reduce prior to appointment and provide confirmation of the reduction to HRO.

    Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

    Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree (not less than 120 semester hours) and must have successfully completed three years of resident graduate study in theology or related subjects (Master of Divinity), or 72 semester hours (leading to an ecclesiastical certification as a member of the clergy) from an approved seminary or graduate school.

    Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training that included progressively responsible work in a professional program of spiritual welfare and religious guidance which demonstrates or provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for successful performance of the position. The major functional areas that comprise the total range of chaplaincy work are (1) the religious ministry, (2) administration, (3) training, and (4) research.

    Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree (not less than 120 semester hours) and must have successfully completed three years of resident graduate study in theology or related subjects (Master of Divinity), or 72 semester hours (leading to an ecclesiastical certification as a member of the clergy) from an approved seminary or graduate school.


    5. Direct Religious Support to Personnel: Provides and/or coordinates religious support to National Guard personnel and their families as needed such as, but not limited to:
    a) Religious rites, sacraments and observances. Coordinates as necessary with other Chaplain Service personnel and/or civilian clergy to ensure the free exercise of religion.
    b) Religious services (worship, special events, prayer breakfast, weddings, funerals, memorial services, etc.).
    c) Officiating at ceremonies (prayers at changes of command, retirements, troop departures, welcome home events, etc.).
    d) Pastoral counseling and referral (grief, spiritual formation, conflict resolution, life skills, etc.).
    e) Visitation (workplace, hospital, units, etc.).
    f) Personnel management issues (conscientious objector, hardship discharges, workplace violence, etc.).
    g) Crisis responder (death/casualty notification, casualty affairs officer assistance, mass causality events, suicides, etc.).
    h) Provides information on religious organization, practices and customs, and NGO's.
    i) Provides spiritual leadership.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was 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 be registered or 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 .

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

  • Required Documents
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    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

    2. Current AF Form 422 (Physical Profile Serial Report) dated within 18 months or Current Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) dated within 6 months: (Go to . Click on the printer icon, select the Adobe PDF printer and click print. Save the document and submit it with your application. The date will populate on the bottom of the page when you print to PDF.)

    3. Transcripts showing relevant required education for the position.

    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.

  • Benefits
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    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. Learn 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 to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. 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.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( ), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .

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    Agency contact information AR HRO Customer Services



    AR ANG 188 WGH WG
    Bldg 7300-Camp Robinson
    North Little Rock, AR 72199-9600

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

    Checking the status of your application:

    To better serve our members, the Technician Recruitment and Placement (R&P) section at AR HRO has implemented a new process for checking the status of an application. Applicants must send an email to In your email request, please provide us with the Announcement Number of the position you applied for.

    This change requires some forethought on the part of the applicant. With this new process in place, applicants can expect to have a response from the AR HRO R&P section within 2 duty days. That being said, applicants checking their application status the day before a job closes stand the chance of not receiving a review.

    Our goal is not to refrain from hearing from our customers, but rather to make the process more efficient for us all. Our members are our number one priority and we want to deliver high quality customer service.


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    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Full time
Salary Range
$57,000.00 - 98,000.00
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Fort Smith, AR, US