- Establish relationships with State officials (governors and governors’ staff, cabinet-level officials, legislators and their staff, and the Adjutants General and their staff) and educate them on issues important to the DoD
- Conducting research and/or studying initiatives, under the direction of the Defense State Liaison Office (DSLO) leadership, to assess the impact of policies and statues on DoD priority issues and initiatives
- Assisting in developing the strategy and then executing the DSLO program designed to impact the approved key issues in the states within the assigned region
- Drafting reports, studies, briefings, speeches, correspondence, web-site information, and other documents
- Establishing relationships between military installation leadership, DoD officials, and State government officials, as well as prominent, influential citizens as necessary to promote the mission
- Establishing, updating, maintaining and implementing project, program, and administrative databases, information reporting systems, including manual and electronic filing and correspondence systems
- Coordinating with senior military officials and Services’ regional and installation management agenciesManaging office equipment and communication requirements and order supplies to effectively and efficiently maintain office operation in the region
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
- Work Schedule: Full time
- Overtime: Occasionally
- Tour of Duty: Flexible
- Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
- Financial Disclosure: Not Required
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- This is a virtual position, employee will be expected to work remotely from an office in their home
- Frequent travel, among the states listed, averaging twice per month from January through May is required. Less travel from June through December.
- MUST reside in, or be willing to immediately relocate to one of the following states AT HIS OR HER OWN EXPENSE: WASHINGTON, MONTANA, IDAHO, WYOMING, OREGON
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by the closing date of the announcement.
For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Experience must be reflected in your resume.
You will be evaluated on the following specialized experience, please address these in your resume:
- Working to establish and develop relationships with State officials (governors and governors’ staff, cabinet-level officials, legislators and their staff, and the adjutants general and their staff) and educate them on issues important to the Department of Defense
- Assisting in developing the strategy and then executing the Defense State Liaison Office (DSLO) program and policy priorities designed to impact the approved key issues in the states within the assigned region
- Assisting in conducting research and/or studying initiatives to assess the impact of policies and statues on DoD priority issues and initiatives
For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Experience must be reflected in your resume.
You will be evaluated on the following specialized experience. Please address these in your resume:
- Working to establish and develop relationships with State officials (governors and governors’ staff, cabinet-level officials, legislators and their staff, and the adjutants general and their staff) and educate them on issues important to the Department of Defense and assist these officials with examples of best practice legislation, research data, supporting testimony, and other resources
- Generalized understanding of military life, support programs for Service members and their families and social service protocols and resources available to Service members and their families
- Working with state level legislative affairs and government relations as an occupational focus, or closely similar activity
NOTE: Description of experience should be clearly reflected and supported on your resume, and/or supporting application documentation. Your documentation must accurately reflect that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform the duties of this position. Description of your experience and education should emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Understanding of military life and support programs for Service members and their families
- Knowledge/experience working with state government agencies and officials
Time-in-Grade Requirements : Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration. Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service, General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-5 and above must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Applicants must meet the time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing of this announcement and all other eligibility requirements including , time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration. Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service, General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-5 and above must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Applicants must meet the time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing of this announcement and all other eligibility requirements including , time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the closing date of this announcement: ~
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities : For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities – Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.
General Application Information
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- FEDERAL/STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT
- UNDERSTANDING OF MILITARY LIFE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS
If applying on the DE (All US Citizens):
Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified : This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Veterans Preference : If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans’ preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Background checks and security clearance
Q – Nonsensitive
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible
- Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a Merit Promotion candidate.
- DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
- Non-competitive appointment authority documentation (if applicable)
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide: Supporting Documents
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.
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 .
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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.
MISSION: Contribute to force readiness and quality of life by providing policies and programs that advance the well-being of service members, their families, survivors, and other eligible members of the military community.
VISION: We will build the foundation for a continuum of support across military and civilian communities that enables service members, military families, and survivors to thrive.
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***** The selectee for this position MUST live in one of the following states, or be willing, AT HIS OR HER OWN EXPENSE, to relocate to one of the following states:*****
This position requires significant travel to each of these states and Alaska on a regular basis in order to meet with local and state government officials, military officials, and civilian agencies in order to promote the state public policy impacting military members and their families
Even though this announcement lists vacancies in Boise, Idaho; Helena, Montana; Eugene, Oregon; Olympia, Washington; and Cheyenne, Wyoming, it is NOT a requirement that the selectee live in one of those cities. You only have to live in one of the STATES listed, and there is only ONE vacancy that covers the Northwest Region.
As a Regional State Liaison (Northwest) you will be responsible for the following duties:
25% or less – This position requires extensive, frequent travel to the states covered in the Northwest region.