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Supervisor Name: COL ALLEN J PEPPER

Reviewed Date: 10/03/2018

Classification Review: This position has been classified/graded as required by Title 5, U.S. Code in conformance with standard published by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or if no published standards apply directly, consistently with the most applicable published standards.


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Reviewed Date: 02/09/2007


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This position is in the US Military Observer Group (USMOG), Directorate of Operations, Readiness and Mobilization (DAMO-OD), Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA). Works in conjunction with the general direction of the Commander, U.S. Military Observer Group to support the USMOG mission as staff agent for two of the Secretary of Defense Executive Agent responsibilities designated to the Secretary of the Army and delegated to the HQDA Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 for United States Personnel Support to the United Nations and 2) U.S. Army Support to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai. The USMOG Commander provides policy guidance and program objectives; reviews and discusses with incumbent major management policies, principles, and problems affecting the accomplishment of the Command's mission; relies on incumbent's recommendations in developing and coordinating management services activities, policies, and programs and the accomplishment of the overall mission.


Serves as Deputy Commander to the O-6 level Division Chief, who is the USMOG Commander. Acts with full authority both in conjunction with and in the absence of the Commander and within own areas of responsibility. Works under the general administrative supervision of the Commander, U.S. Military Observer Group who provides direction in the form of verbal discussion, as to the overall policies for the division. Shares in the responsibility for planning, programming and directing the operations of the Command. Oversees the preparation and execution of senior level reports/briefings to include periodic updates and Congressional reports. Assists in the development of organizational objectives and short-range program goals of the Command. Continuing authority to make technical determinations resides in this position. Expected to act with full authority. Performs the full range of responsibilities to ensure all program and policy matters pertaining to the Command, Operations Directorate and the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 are implemented and that organizational objectives are achieved. Responds directly to all levels of leadership within the Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff. Represents and reports to the Commander and Director O-8 (General Officer) level at meetings and speaks with full authority in the Commander's absence.

1. Serves as Deputy Commander to the Commander, United States Military Observer Group - Washington (USMOG), a jointly-manned activity responsible for coordinating Department of Defense (DoD) participation in multinational peacekeeping operations. With full authority, executes the duties, responsibilities, and authorities of the Commander, USMOG. Responsible for over 50 personnel (exact number increases/decreases based on United nations' requests for participation and Secretary of Defense approval): supervises, provides evaluation of and develops performance recognition for two O-6 level Senior US Military Observers and their subordinates (O-5 through E-6) deployed worldwide with United Nations (UN) missions; and a headquarters staff in Washington DC (O-5 through O-4, E-7 through E-5 and GS-12 through GS-11. Oversees DoD Executive Agency responsibilities for US contributing nation requirements to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai consisting of 400+ US Army personnel. Determines personnel, budget and facility requirements to effectively accomplish the USMOG support mission. Manages and oversees all administrative activities to include human resources, information technology, procurement, financial management, property management and internal controls. Exercises critical top-level leadership to formulate plans, communicate, execute plans and evaluate results with the Command, Directorate and across the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7. Provides guidance and recommendations for funding for US forces and equipment supporting the MFO. Conducts high-level coordination with General Officers, SESs, and O-6s across the Services, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, combatant commands (SOUTHCOM, EUCOM, CENTCOM), Army Central Command, Forces Command, First Army, Department of State, MFO Headquarters, and UN Headquarters. Represents the USMOG Commander at meetings, conferences and official events. Responsible for the overall formulation, presentation, justification, execution and analysis for the necessary support for the deployed personnel from all four services of the Armed Forces. Adheres to guidance from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Department of the Army. Shares with the Commander in all phases of work direction, oversight, and delegated authority over the subordinate staff. Actively provides direct managerial support to the Senior US Military Observers and Action Officers in the performance of their duties. Maintains a working knowledge of Army Force Structure, and Army and Joint requirements, policies and procedures. Possesses an extensive knowledge of the G-3/5/7 organizational structure, missions and functions to include OSD, Congress, and agencies outside of the Department of Defense (DOD). Conducts research to obtain background information relative to each action through use of automated databases, review of previous or ongoing studies on the same or related subjects, and search of historical files to evaluate requirements for coordination of responses. Reviews all related information to determine if trends, issues or duplication exists, while ensuring consistent policy guidance. Serves as the Command's primary point of contact between Office of the Directorate and G-3/5/7 for UN/MFO peacekeeping issues. Works staff actions, as directed. Incumbent should be articulate and comfortable when conducting briefings to an audience of general officers.

2. Provides managerial, administrative and technical guidance and oversight for all areas of US DoD military observer peacekeeping missions with the United Nations and at the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai. This includes, but is not limited to, the US Army's management, formulation, establishment, continuation or revision of policies, plans, programming and resources pertaining to readiness, mobilization, and strategic war plans and the impact on the Department of the Army and Reserve Component personnel, equipment, and training. Reports directly to both the Commander O-6 level and Director O-8 level. Interacts with all levels of the Joint Staff and United Nations Headquarters leadership to include UN Division of Peacekeeping Operations and UN Force Commanders at the O-9/O-8 level. Additionally, interacts with Headquarters Department of the Army leadership and staff for HQDA staff oversight for the 687-Soldier US Contingent of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO). Interacts with MFO Director General, MFO international staff, O-6 level US Contingent commander, and O-6/O-5 level staff officers at HQDA staff, US Embassy-Cairo, Central Command (CENTCOM), Forces Command (FORSCOM), First Army, Army Central Command (ARCENT), Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and Department of State. Staff oversight includes coordination for any changes in manpower requirements as directed by the Secretary of Defense and approved by the MFO Treaty Parties of Egypt, Israel, and the US. Also includes coordination with all high level agencies and governments for changes of administrative command and control of the US personnel. Includes coordination with Department of State and Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller) for submission of funding data for the Department of State's annual report to Congress on the MFO. Attends Department of State meetings about the MFO along with the Commander or as his direct representative. As required, makes contact with Combatant Commands (CENTCOM, EUCOM) and Major Commands (FORSCOM, ARCENT) staff as necessary. As directed by the Commander and as required, conducts visits to deployed military observers in hostile and instable parts of the world (Mali, Central African republic, Tunisia, Libya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Israel) on a periodic basis (three - ten trips per year) as determined by the Commander. Oversees the MFO Director General's bi-annual visits to key leadership in the Pentagon (HQDA, Joint Staff, OSD). Supports the Commander's attendance at the annual MFO Trilateral Conference as HQDA representative. Develops recommended Army position on UN military observer and MFO issues and establishes precedents for Command and Directorate actions for new policy and changes to existing policy. Provides continuity, assistance and guidance to the Command's subject matter experts on MFO peacekeeping operations.

3. SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Serves as the first level rater for all subordinate government service personnel. Plans overall work operations, sets priorities, establishes objectives and makes decisions on issues/situations by subordinate managers and supervisors. Coordinates and negotiates related work changes affecting other elements of the Army Staff, the Joint Staff and other staff agencies and activities. Advises senior level leadership on issues involving the relationship of the functions supervised to broader programs and their impact on such programs. Evaluates the effectiveness of functions supervised in terms of mission accomplishment, quality and quantity standards, procedural, policy and regulatory compliance, and technical competence. Determines compromises to make in the face of competing functional demands. Recommends changes in organizational, structural and functional alignment, balancing workload among subordinate organization/functions to increase effectiveness of functions supervised. Evaluates performance of subordinate employees and reviews evaluations made by subordinate supervisors of other employees on work and administrative matters. Assists with the selections for supervisory positions and approves selections for subordinate non-supervisory positions. Oversees the completion of officer and enlisted evaluations and fitness reports for assigned staff and military observers from all four of the US Armed Forces Services. Assures full compliance with EEO policy and regulations. Hears group grievances and employee complaints and problems. Consults with training specialists concerning training requirements and availability of courses as they relate to duties and responsibilities. Exercises position management responsibilities, assuring that position structure of the organization is designed and structured to ensure optimum efficiency, effectiveness and economy in accordance with DA Position Management Program. Oversees performance awards for military and civilian personnel.

4. Supports the oversight of logistical support and activity within the division. Responsible for continued significant quality of work-life initiatives from planning through ordering to delivery. Responsible for upgrading information technology improvements and advances to facilitate office efficiencies and effectiveness. Directs purchases and is responsible for all government equipment used to support the Command of approximately 50 personnel. Facilitates the resourcing of personnel, equipment, and training for the U.S. Forces in the Sinai through coordination with CENTCOM, FORSCOM, 1st Army, Human Resource Command, and National Guard Bureau. Supports the responsibility for security related issues within the Command; to included individual clearances, computer terminal security, Secure Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) operations/security, Pentagon and Resource & Situation Awareness Center (RSAC) access and badges, and physical security issues.Conducts planning and programming to meet future objectives, goals and requirements to include extensive and delicate coordination of necessary changes in US Military Observer Peacekeeping Operations. Responsible for attainment of the Command's goals and objectives. Directs or makes technical determinations as to course of action to pursue and resolve issues requiring decisions or arbitration at senior leadership levels. Resolves different views regarding management and organization. Reviews and takes appropriate corrective action on Army Inspector General (IG), Army Audit Agency (AAA), and Security Inspections reports and documentation pertaining to the US Military Observer Peacekeeping Operations. Develops techniques to measure the effectiveness and quantity of the Command's policy implementation, management and products produced. Develops methods to measure effectiveness, efficiency, productivity and quality control.

5. Serves as a technical advisor and alter ego to the Commander, U.S. Military Observer Group (USMOG); Director of Operations, Readiness and Mobilization (DAMO-OD); Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 (DAMO-ZA), Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) and the Chief of Staff, Army in all areas of US military observer peacekeeping operations. Shares in the management, staff supervision, and administration of all US military observer peacekeeping activities. Includes responsibility for the overall formulation, presentation, justification, execution and analysis of the policy, plans, and programs related to the military observer programs. Incumbent has full authority to make policy decisions and commit resources. Incumbent routinely acts on behalf of the USMOG Commander. Functions as the technical authority for the Command to provide leadership, guidance and mentoring all subordinate personnel both military and civilian. Exercises direct control over the overall planning, direction of, evaluation, selection and supervision of the annual budget of approximately $4 Million. Provides guidance and recommendations for funding for US forces and equipment supporting the MFO. In coordination with the USMOG Chief of Support Operations and the USMOG J8 Budget Analyst. Plans, coordinates and directs the budgeting process. Assists in the oversight and responsibilty for the supervision of and the execution of the budget. Serves as the Contracting Officer Representative for USMOG contracts. Directly responsible for allocating and directing work, supervising all contractors support and approves payment for all labor, travel and other direct costs on contracts. Manages contract performance to meet stated performance objectives, deliverables, and ensures that all contractor personnel are properly supervised. Plans, directs and coordinates work activity of technical information technology hardware and software engineers and systems personnel. Responsible to manage fiscal resources to achieve program objectives in a mission accomplishment and cost effective manner. Acts as the immediate supervisor for any assigned contractor personnel. Assists in the control and reviews of incoming actions and taskings (SACO/JACO) which originate from a variety of sources to include various levels of the Department of the Army leadership, OSD, Congress, and other Federal agencies outside DoD. Evaluates requirements and forwards to the appropriate Action Officer(s) within the Command. Monitors suspense dates and maintains contact with the Action Officer(s) to provide guidance. Upon request, provides administrative advice and assistance regarding specialized procedures and terminology, as well as preparation, content, and assembly of actions. Edits document before final assembly.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Serves as the full deputy to the Commander. As deputy, participates without limitation in planning and directing all the functions essential to the accomplishment of the mission. As delegated by the Commander, exercises full deputy authority concurrently with the Commander, in making policy decisions, exercising directions over all personnel and functional assignments. In the absence of the Commander, executes command authority over all subordinates within the unit.


Directs a program for which the scope and impact of the program and organization are Department of Defense-wide. The work involves planning, organizing and directing the functions of the U.S. Military Observer Group and expert knowledge of the Army structure, mission, and organizational relationships to include the Army Staff, several MACOMS and subordinate units. A high degree of tact, discretion, and diplomacy in carrying out the work of the office and speaking with the various levels of the Treaty Party (Egypt & Israel) delegates, Department of State, and senior leadership throughout the Army and OSD. Expert skills in the visualization of complex processes and procedures to facilitate communication of concepts, programs, projects and systems to the senior leadership of the Army, the HQDA Staff. OSD Staff and the Joint Staff paired with expert presentation, persuasion and team building skills. Skilled in project management, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation graphics applications, with additional skills in internet utilization to perform research and communicate with elements outside the Army's systems. An exceptional ability to interface with all levels and communicates effectively, both orally and in writing.


In the organizational supervisory chain, this position reports to the USMOG Commander, who is one reporting level below the first general officer in the direct supervisory chain.


Serves as Deputy Commander under the guidance of the USMOG Commander and the Director, Operations, Readiness and Mobilization. In the absence of the USMOG Commander, acts with full authority to oversee the overall planning, direction and timely execution of the unit's readiness in accordance with Army programs and with authority for the full range of personnel actions and organizational proposals as required. Oversees the staff efforts, goal attainment work plans, long range plans, development of policy changes affecting the unit and its staff agent responsibilities and manages organizational change as necessary. Manages the meeting of guidelines to include elements of Department of Defense and Department of the Army Regulations, policies and procedures plus Joint Staff and Army Staff Directives and guidance papers. Guidelines are broadly stated and non-specific, consisting of general policy statements and directions that requires interpretation and judgment in carrying out the duties. Incumbent interprets policies and develops strategies for use in the USMOG operations. Exercises creativity and initiative in applying broad general guidelines to dynamic situations and to exercise professional judgment in handling situations that are not covered by the guidelines.

Exercises delegated managerial authority to set a series of annual, multi-year, or similar types of long-range work plans and schedules for in-service or contracted work. Assures implementation (by lower and subordinate organizational units or others) of the goals and objectives for the program segment(s) or function(s) they oversee. Determines goals and objectives that need additional emphasis; determine the best approach or solution for resolving budget shortages; and plan sfor long range staffing needs, including such matters as whether to contract out work. These positions are closely involved with high level program officials (or comparable agency level staff personnel) in the development of overall goals and objectives for assigned staff function(s), program(s), or program segment(s). For example, they direct development of data; provision of expertise and insights; securing of legal opinions; preparation of position papers or legislative proposals; and execution of comparable activities which support development of goals and objectives related to high levels of program management and development or formulation.



Contacts are with all levels of the Army Staff, the Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense staff, other Service staff, senior SES and general officer equivalents at other federal agencies, Congressional Staff, United Nations, and numerous Non-Governmental Organizations. Contacts are frequent with influential individuals and groups both within and outside the Army Staff, to include the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of the Army (DA), Army Major Commands (MACOMs), Combatant Commands (COCOMs), Reserve Components, key staff members of Congressional Committees, Department of State, United Nations, and ministries of the MFO treaty Parties of Egypt and Israel. Contacts occur in meetings, conferences, briefings, speeches, presentations, office visits, phone calls, other electronic transmissions (email, video teleconferencing) and require extemporaneous responses to unexpected questioning in regard to military observer peacekeeping operations to support National Policy or contingency operations.


The purpose of the contacts is to articulate DoD Military Observer Peacekeeping policies and influence people or groups to advance the recognition of required resources for Force Protection and welfare of deployed military observers from each of the four Armed Forces. Contacts are primarily used to justify, defend or negotiate military observer peacekeeping programs in pursuing changes in policies at all levels of the DoD. Contact also includes preparation of and participation in briefings and testimony with members of Congressional staff and National Security Council on issues pertaining to the MFO and the UN Military Observers. Active participation in conferences, meetings, hearings and presentations is required.


The highest level of work directed is at the GS-13, or higher, or equivalent level, representing not less than 25% of the non-supervisory workload of the organization.

FACTOR 6. OTHER CONDITIONS Level 6-6 1325 Points

Directs administrative work that requires substantial coordination and integration of a number of program segments comparable in difficulty to the GS-13, or higher, or the equivalent grade level. Supervision and resource considerations involve major decisions and actions, which have a direct and substantial impact on DoD personnel. The incumbent makes major recommendations for: significant internal and external program and policy issues affecting the military observer peacekeeping support of DoD personnel required support to meet the Secretary of Defense's peacekeeping obligations. Decisions of major impact on the organization of the support for the deployed personnel serving with United Nations missions.

Involvement in all phases of the operations and support for the U.S. Military Observer Peacekeeping. Supervision and oversight requires exceptional coordination and integration of many important programs, major decisions and actions that have a substantial effect on the DoD organizations. Serves as Deputy Commander working under the general administrative supervision of the USMOG Commander who provides direction as to the overall policies for the Command. Incumbent shares in the responsibility for planning, programming and directing the operations of the Command. Oversees the preparation and execution of senior level reports / briefings as necessary. Responsible for the preparation, review and publication of appropriate HQDA peacekeeping regulations. Assists in the development of organizational objectives and short-range program goals of the Command. Continuing authority to make technical determinations resides in this position. Decisions and judgments are not subject to review, and superiors and subordinates accept recommendations and guidance. Relied upon to work independently and to exercise wide latitude and judgment in the planning, conducting, coordination, and reporting on assigned taskings. Refers only the most controversial or precedent-setting problems to the supervisor for decision, together with technically sound recommendations for their solution. Work is evaluated in terms of overall effectiveness and achievement of mission accomplishments.

(4055 - UP = GS-15)

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination = (EXEMPT)


1. Availability Pay Exemption - (e.g., Criminal Investigators, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots who are also Law Enforcement Officers).


2. Foreign Exemption - (Note: Puerto Rico and certain other locations do not qualify for this exemption – See 5 CFR 551.104 for a list of Nonexempt areas.)


3. Executive Exemption:


a. Exercises appropriate management responsibility (primary duty) over a recognized organizational unit with a continuing function, AND


b. Customarily and regularly directs 2 or more employees, AND


c. Has the authority to make or recommend hiring, firing, or other status-change decisions, when such recommendations have particular weight.


4. Professional Exemption:


a. Professional work (primary duty)


b. Learned Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.208 ) (Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists, Teachers, Attorneys, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Engineers, Architects, and Accountants at the independent level as just some of the typical examples of exempt professionals). Or


c. Creative Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.209 ) (The primary duty requires invention and originality in a recognized artistic field (music, writing, etc.) and does not typically include newspapers or other media or work subject to control by the organization are just some examples of Creative Professionals). Or


d. Computer Employee, (See 5 CFR, 551.210 ) ( must meet salary test and perform such duties as system analysis, program/system design, or program/system testing, documentation, and modification). Computer manufacture or repair is excluded (non-exempt work).


5. Administrative Exemption:


a. Primary duty consistent with 5 CFR 551 (e.g.; non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or its customers), AND job duties require exercise of discretion & independent judgment.

  FLSA Conclusion:
  Non Exempt

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CP: 51

Pen/ink changes made 30 May 2019; did not change title, series or grade. Bonnie Amacher