Support Branch Chief
Oregon State of Oregon Military Department
Come join our Management Team!

The Oregon Military Department is a state agency that supports the Oregon National Guard.

The Oregon Military Department is recruiting for a Support Branch Chief Manager. This is a permanent full-time state position located in the Adjutant General Installations Division in Salem, Oregon.

If you are hired, you will become part of the State’s Management Team.

You are NOT required to be a member of the Oregon National Guard to apply for this position.

NOTE: This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

What you will be doing:
The Support Branch Chief serves as one of five branch managers who are responsible for managing and leading Installation Division programs and participating on the Division’s executive management team and more specifically serves as the Chief, Support Branch of the Oregon Military Department Installations Division. This position provides leadership, management, and direction of the Support Branch. The Support Branch Cheif plans, directs, administers, manages and develops policies for the four Support Branch sections: The Information Technology Section, Contracting and Procurement Section, Budget and Accounting and Distance Learning Section. This position serves as the state’s designated point of contact for the Army National Guard (ARNG) Distributed Learning Program (DLP) and has responsibility for developing policies to operate and maintain five Distance Learning Classrooms (DLC) strategically located statewide. The position also performs Internal Control Review vulnerability assessments and conducts program risk analysis studies. The Support Branch Chief is responsible for ensuring Support Branch programs support overall Department of Defense, National Guard Bureau, State of Oregon, and agency goals and objectives. This position serves as the agency’s Deputy Procurement Officer ensuring that the agency follows statutory and regulatory requirements in contracting and purchasing.

Working Conditions:
Duties of this position are performed primarily in an office environment with occasional off-site trips required for internal controls review, evaluations, and inspections. Use of microcomputer is required. The atmosphere is fast paced with numerous interruptions due in part to project suspense dates of five Installation Division Branches and breadth and complexities of Support Branch responsibilities. Occasional in and out-of-state overnight travel. Travel by auto, commercial aircraft. May be required to work extended hours and occasional weekends. Regular exposure to people, employees and customers who are frustrated or irate. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.

Work Experience
The work experience section of your application must include a clear description of your experience in order to determine if you meet the required skills (minimum and special qualifications) and at what level you meet the requested skills. Your answers to supplemental questions about your specific experience must also be supported in the work experience statements in your application form or, if requested, your resume. Supplemental materials such as cover letters and/or a resume will NOT be reviewed or used to determine candidate's qualifications unless the posting specifically states those materials are required from applicants.

Work experience is based on a 40-hour work week. (Example: 20 hours a week for one year would equal six-months of work experience.)

What you need to qualify:
Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

a) development of program rules and policies;
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans;
c) program evaluation, and
d) budget preparation.

  • *OR**
Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

a) development of program rules and policies;
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans;
c) program evaluation, and
d) budget preparation.

  • AND-
45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
NOTE: To receive credit for all required degrees or required/related coursework, you MUST bring a copy of your transcripts with you to the interview, if selected.

  • OR*
Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader , assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.) including project responsibility for developing goals and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

In the “Work Experience” section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

Additional Requirements:
Possess and maintain a valid driver license.

Conditions of Employment:
Obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) ANACI (Access National Agency Check) Secret security clearance;

Employee is required to maintain a drug/alcohol free workplace in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Requested Skills/Special Qualifications:
Experience preparing written guidance, developing training programs, and training agency personnel;
Experience analyzing regulations and determining compliance status;
Experience performing risk analysis, financial reporting and forecasting, and quantitative analysis;
Knowledge of military and emergency service missions in order to develop appropriate program strategies;
Experience in Information Technology peripherals.

(Failure to attach the required documents may result in your application not moving forward in the process)

A cover letter that clearly addresses how your education and/or experience relates to the Requested Skills, Duties and Responsibilities section of this announcement. Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the requested skills will be invited to interview.

  • AND-
A current resume that clearly describes your experience and/or education related to the requirements of the position and demonstrates that you meet the minimum requirements of the position as listed.

The Oregon Military Department is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, committed to a diverse workforce with equal opportunity programs.


Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions completely and to show your experience in the Work Experience section of your application. The selection process will consist of an evaluation of experience and training.

All final candidates using education to meet minimum qualifications will be required to provide a copy of their transcripts (official or unofficial) during the selection process.

This announcement closes at 11:59PM on the close date listed.

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a LEDS check.

Complete the application. We will not accept a resume in place of a completed application.
Complete the questionnaire.
After you submit your application, you MUST respond to the public records request authorization. This task will follow completion of submitting your application.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Requiring Email Addresses
To improve communication with all applicants, the State of Oregon requires an e-mail address be provided on all applications received.

If you do not currently have an email address and do not know where to go to get one please refer to our Applicant Frequently Asked Questions web page, scroll to the How to Apply for a Job section, question #14 to view several links to internet providers where you can get a free e-mail account. The state of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider.

Need assistance?

If you require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, you may call Recruitment Services at (503) 584-3581. Please be prepared to leave a message describing the alternate format needed.

Veteran Preference Points

Since the time of the Civil War, Veterans of the Armed Forces have been given some degree of preference in appointments to government jobs. In recognizing the sacrifices made by those serving in the Armed Forces, Congress enacted laws to prevent veterans seeking employment from being penalized because of the time spent in military service. To receive veterans’ preference points, when you answer “yes” you are a veteran, you will receive a task from your Workday account requesting you to upload your military documents. Please do NOT attach your military documents to your initial application.

To qualify for 5 points:
A copy of your DD214/DD215 showing honorable discharge from active duty.

To qualify for 10 points :
A copy of your veterans’ disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs showing honorable discharge from active duty and that you have a service connected disability.

For additional detailed information regarding Veteran Preference Point Laws visit: .

Pay Equity

As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with HB 2005 Pay Equity. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education. Please visit: for more information.

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Contact Information:
Michelle L Chain / Recruiter

Phone: 503-584-3581