Strategic Plans and Policy Officer

U.S. Department of the Army
  • Location
    Fort Richardson, Arkansas
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Aug 09

Position description

The incumbent serves as the primary advisor to the Adjutant General, and the Chief of the Joint Staff on matters of short, mid, and long-term programs. Serves as the senior strategic and long-range planner and consultant responsible for developing the Joint Force Headquarters-State view of the future and implementing detailed strategic policy, plans, initiatives, and concepts related to warfighting, theater security cooperation, international relations, federal and state homeland security, civil support missions, and selected other activities for the entire organizations based on broad guidance from higher headquarters and specific guidance from the Adjutant General and Chief of the Joint Staff. Coordinates and oversees development of measurable strategic timetables, goals, objectives, and milestones implementing instructions, local plans, policies, and programs. Evaluates and recommends planning strategies to develop, implement and sustain the Joint Force Headquarters Strategic Plan. Develops performance measurement tools and data collection methods for continuous monitoring of operational data to ensure that all programs are fully integrated and effective. Ensures strategic planning evaluation and assessments adequately and effectively address and measure key customer and operational requirements for continual process improvements aligned with the Joint Force Headquarters strategic direction. Prepares briefings and correspondence and distributes command policy and guidance on the strategic planning process. Compiles, performs, publishes, and oversees a comprehensive analysis for each future program to prevent duplicate use of resources. Responsible for the administration, implementation, and execution of a quality Strategic Plans and Policy program. Reviews Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Air Force, Department of the Army (DA), National Guard Bureau (NGB), Army National Guard (ARNG), Air National Guard (ANG), and other agency planning documents (i.e. National Military Strategy, Defense Planning Guidance, Quadrennial Defense Review, etc.) and ensures the state strategic plan remains synchronized with current topics, future initiatives and higher headquarters planning documents. Keeps abreast of technical advances in the test and evaluation field, analyzes and recommends adjustments and changes to policies, programs and projects to improve operations and efficiencies throughout the state. Conducts statewide analysis for strategic planning, re-engineering issues, and program integration. Synchronizes and integrates strategies with Combatant Commanders, National Guard Bureau (NGB), other services, supported federal and state agencies, and the federal response plan. Engages and works with strategic planners and functional management teams to ensure proper planning and analysis for future force structure activities including capabilities analysis, demographic information, and ongoing transformation planning for out-year activities. Provides direction and guidance to directors and staff in enhancement measurement tools and management improvement ideas. Conducts and oversees the completion of detailed studies in response to the state Adjutant General and Chief Joint Staff requests and prepares executive summaries, information papers, and briefings for internal and external audiences. Studies are typically characterized by command group visibility, with significant importance to higher headquarters and staff. Tasks are unique in nature requiring the development of stand-alone processes and techniques to formulate decisions or policy. Employs advanced management principals, data compilations and the development of recommendations to affect current sources, infrastructure and future requirements. Provides oversight on the coordination and administration of activities and programs which integrate military and non-military agencies and international programs as directed by NGB, Combatant Commanders (CoComs), Department of State, and other appropriate tasking authorities. Provides oversight of state partnership programs and other international partnership activities. This include planning and coordinating visits of foreign delegates to the state; coordinating documentation required to support international visitations, and planning and coordinating activities between the JFHQ-State and supported countries. Provides support to: the Combatant Commanders Theater Security Coordination Plan; support for the Ambassador's Mission Performance Plan and Country Campaign Plan; and foreign liaison guidance and assistance to the Adjutant General, JFHQ-State, and subordinate elements. Ensures standardized Interagency/Intergovernmental coordination processes with non-federalized (Title 32) National Guard across the state. Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Alaska Army National Guard membership is required.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Secret Clearance is required.
  • Bargaining Unit: Non- Bargaining
  • MILITARY GRADE REQUIREMENT: Due to the nature of this position, the minimum military grade is Captain (CPT/O3) and the maximum military grade is Major (MAJ/O4).
  • APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Officer in the Alaska Army National Guard.
  • MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Army National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in the following MOSs/Series: 59.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE is experience, education or training in managing or directing, one or more programs, including appropriate supporting service organizations. Supervisory, managerial, professional or technical work experience and/or training which has provided knowledge of management principles, practices, methods and techniques. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

GS-12, Must have at least 36 months experience analyzing problems, identifying significant factors, gathering pertinent data and recognizing solutions; preparing reports, plans, policies and various correspondence; evaluating objectives and develop plans to facilitate the availability and effective utilization of various resources; Must have knowledge of the organization and its mission and utilized the organizational staff procedures. Experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations carried out by administrative or professional personnel, or substantive administrative support functions. Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.

Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed. Your record of experience and/or training must show possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position:

- Thorough knowledge of DoD, Joint Staff, NGB, DA, DAF, ARNG, and ANG strategic planning systems and procedures; active duty and reserve component forces in and around the state; and interface with other commands to develop, update, coordinate and implement long-range strategic plans, master plans, and programs.

- Ability to conduct detailed review, analysis, and evaluation of various plans, studies, trends, reports, legislation, capabilities, planning and policy directives, operational requirements, etc., to access and determine the impact on NG missions.

- Knowledge of the policies, requirements, and procedures in order to analyze and determine the National Guards short, mid, and long-range strategic plans and policies requirements regarding: warfighting, theater security cooperation, international relations, federal and state homeland security, and civil support missions.

- Knowledge of automated data systems to maintain information.

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