Florida Military Affairs

Florida State Guard Now Listed on Florida Department of Military Affairs Website, Full Time Position Available

The Florida Division of Military Affairs, which is run by the Florida National Guard, has now listed the Florida State Guard (State Defense Force) on its website. The website indicates an application process is being formulated at the current moment, however there is an open position available. The Florida National Guard is looking to hire a Director of the State Guard OPS. This is a full time paid position to help form the State Guard, for more information read below:

 

 

 

 

 


Director of State Guard OPS Position Information:

Director of State Guard – OPS

Date:  Apr 7, 2022

Location: 

ST AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32080 ST AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32092 ST AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084 ST AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32086 ST AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32095

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website.

Requisition No: 614341

Agency: Military Affairs

Working Title: Director of State Guard – OPS

Position Number: 62900011

Salary:  $25-$50 Per Hour

Posting Closing Date: 04/22/2022

Department of Military Affairs

*** OPEN COMPETITIVE***

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on closing date

OTHER PERSONAL SERVICES (OPS)

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS (DMA)

The mission of the Florida Department of Military Affairs is to provide management oversight of the Florida National Guard and provide units and personnel ready to support national security objectives; to protect the public safety of citizens and to contribute to the national, state and community programs that add value to the United States of America and to the State of Florida.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  1. New employees of the Department of Military Affairs will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.
  2. New employees of the Department of Military Affairs are required to participate in a direct deposit/electronic transfer program.
  3. As a CANDIDATE, you are required to provide documentation (i.e. High School Diploma or Equivalency, College Transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.
  4. Valid Driver’s License (*If not currently a Florida resident, must obtain a Florida Driver’s License within 30 days after entering Florida as a new resident. A satisfactory driving record is required for driving state or personal vehicles to conduct agency business.)
  5. Must be able to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Selected candidate must pass a federal security background investigation. The process includes a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) and fingerprinting. New employees must complete and sign the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Form SF85.
  6. Applicants must have and maintain an active membership in the Florida State Guard as a condition of employment. Must be qualified for entry into or continued service in the FLSG in accordance with all applicable regulatory policies as required. Candidates must meet age, education, aptitude, physical and character requirements for the FLSG. The State Military Specialist must wear the FLSG outfit while engaged in their state service status. (*NOTE: If applicants are not currently members of the FLSG, they must be willing to join and become a member upon employment.)

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University with major coursework in Emergency Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Emergency Medical Services, Public Safety or a related field; AND
  • Six (6) years of professional experience in managing a business function, division, or department relevant to the assignment experience supervising the work of others is required or a related field.
  • Additional years of experience managing a business function, division, or department may substitute for the required education on a year-per-year basis.

 

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

  • Experience using software applications to research data and prepare reports.
  • Experience working in a military organization or environment.
  • Experience in personnel management and human resources.
  • Experience in executive-level communications.
  • Experience in Joint Task Force operations in a Defense Support of Civil Authorities’ environment.

 

 

TRAINING PREFERRED:

  • FEMA ICS 100
  • FEMA ICS 200
  • FEMA ICS 208
  • FEMA ICS 244
  • FEMA ICS 288
  • FEMA ICS 700
  • FEMA ICS 800
  • Joint Domestic Operations Course (JDOC)
  • Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) Phase I
  • Joint Task Force Commander Training Course (JCTC)

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director of the Florida State Guard (FLSG) is a part-time position responsible for the overall recruitment, training, and operational mobilization of the FLSG. The position requires significant leadership and management ability to not only control FLSG elements but have the capability to build and maintain healthy relationships across the state of Florida. The Director is responsible in developing teams of personnel to meet multiple different mission sets to include but not limited to Shelters, Point of Distribution, State Logistic Resource Center Support, Logistical Staging Area, Ground transportation, Traffic Control, County Liaisons, Joint Reception Staging Onward Movement and Integration, Road clearance, Pandemic support (Field Hospital, Admin, Screening, Transportation, Swabbing). The Director will be required to synchronize, train, and mobilize under the direction of the Joint Task Force – Florida Commander and J3 to include closely coordinating with the Joint Force Headquarters Staff and the Adaptive Battle Staff. Additionally, the Director will be required to work with and for multiple different state and local agencies and businesses. The Director must be able to perform independently within the defined objectives and Commander’s intent of the position and given mission. The Director reports to The Adjutant General and works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead motivate, develop, and direct people.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to implement operational, emergency management procedures.
  • Demonstrated skill in exercising good judgment in emergency /critical situations and ability to make decisions quickly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing.
  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of the FLSG HQ staff.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects, tasking and/or priorities.
  • Establishes goals and objectives; develops and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and manages evaluation activities.
  • Oversees the preparation of administrative reports, studies and specialized research projects related to the FLSG.
  • Advises TAG, on the condition and progress of programs and initiatives of organization.
  • Advises the Command Group and appropriate staff of potential problems, develops and recommends solutions.
  • Provides continuity for the programs, projects, activities, and objectives of the organization.
  • Plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates policies and procedures; and monitors compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements techniques for evaluating FLSG activities.
  • Develops and evaluates budget requests, monitors budget expenditures, and makes recommendations as necessary.
  • Represents the FLSG at meetings, hearings, trials, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels, and committees as needed.
  • May occasionally work evenings, weekends or holidays.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of leadership, management, and administration;
  • Knowledge of military culture and organization;
  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems;
  • Skill in preparing policy analysis and conducting research;
  • Skill in problem solving, employee negotiations and evaluations;
  • Skill in preparing, reviewing and editing correspondence, reports, presentations and policy papers;
  • Skill in operating a personal computer using MS applications to include Word, Excel; PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage multiple business function, division, or department activities simultaneously;
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives;
  • Ability to devise solutions to administrative problems;
  • Ability to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret issues, laws and regulations;
  • Ability to prepare complex and concise reports within required timeline;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet short deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and in a cross functional team environment;
  • Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; and
  • Ability to work in a military environment

 

WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT?

Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.

WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES? 

  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan – Mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation – Mandatory
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) – Mandatory
  • Participation in State Group Insurance (Must meet eligibility requirements. Consult with People First or the servicing Human Resource Office for details.)
  • Deferred Compensation – Voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program – Voluntary

 

WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

  • Any form of paid leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Reinstatement rights or retention rights

 

 

SPECIAL REMINDERS:

The State of Florida and The Department of Military Affairs participate in the E-Verify program. Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of any person hired to work in the United States.

 

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

 

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville

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Source: Florida Department of Military Affairs – State of Florida Website

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