CAREER STAFFING, COUNSELING SPECIALIST& RECRUITER
Commended HR Administrator with 20+ years' expertise in government career staffing, counseling and recruiting. Proven ability to multitask and transfer skills across organizational functions. Adept in verbal and written communication and capable of delivering comprehensive presentations to a wide variety of personnel at all levels.
Meritorious Service Medal Recipient, June 2014-August 2014
Bronze Star Medal Recipient, March 2003-May 2003
Provided career counseling to 278 Army Reserve Soldiers, acknowledged and transferred eligible Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers (IRR) to Troop Program Units (TPUs) and conducted retention and transition (RT) interviews weekly. Explained the incentives and benefits to enlistees and determined Soldiers' reenlistment or extension eligibility. Efficiently prepared and processed reenlistments, extensions, and transition documents. Coordinated reenlistment ceremonies and assisted Commanders in establishing unit RT program. Identified eligible Soldiers to fill Officer, Warrant Officer, and Army Guard Reserve positions.
Served as the Senior Reserve Component Career Counselor for the US Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon in support of six Army commands, encompassing over 15K Soldiers. Generated weekly, monthly, and fiscal year statistics and administered all transactions on retention system client server, RETAIN. Advised Commanders and Command Sergeants Major on reserve component transition issues and provided updates. Prepared fact sheets and other transition-related correspondence and supported the management of a retention budget over $100K. Delivered transition assistance to separate units and assumed direction over the professional development of two Reserve Component Career Counselors.
Served as Reserve Component Career Counselor for the US Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon in support of six Army commands, totaling over 15K Soldiers. Designed a follow-up program that ensured 100% contact and decision rate among Reserve Component-eligible Soldiers on the installation. Assertively introduced new transition programs to assist Soldiers and Families. Provided transition assistance to separate units and provided Reserve Component training to 15 Career Counselors.
Coached and counseled 541 Army Reserve Soldiers on career options and conducted reenlistment and transition interviews. Identified and transferred eligible IRR Soldiers to TPUs. Offered explanation of incentives and benefits and prepared and processed re-enlistments, extensions, and transition documents. Assisted commanders in establishing unit Retention program and identified eligible Soldiers to fill vacant Officer, Warrant Officer, and Army Guard Reserve Recruiter openings. Managed training for four units.
Served as Army Recruiter for Houston Recruiting Battalion, achieved 66 contracts during tenure. Established and maintained contacts, conducted daily telephone and area prospecting to include referral and Internet prospecting. Recruited, screened, and interviewed all potential applicants. Verified applicant information by checking all references. Established and maintained close coordination with high schools, colleges and community officials to implement and conduct a variety of Army recruiting and awareness programs.
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