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RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS SPECIALIST - U.S. Army

Date Posted: Oct 22, 2020
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
  • Career Level:
    Entry Level
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    1 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
    Bachelors
  • Apply Before:
    Feb 28, 2021

Job Description

Religious Affairs Specialists provide much-needed support to the chaplains during missions and everyday activities. A Religious Affairs Specialist’s primary purpose is support for the unit ministry team programs and worship services.

Job Duties

  • Synchronize religious support in the contemporary operating environment
  • Coordinate force protection for religious support operations
  • Coordinate the circulation of the unit ministry team in the contemporary operating environment
  • Operate communication equipment and digital reporting systems
  • Assist in planning religious support operations and deployments
  • Maintain reports, files and administrative data for religious operations.
  • Apply technology to religious operations
  • Conduct specialized peer counseling for combat stress casualties

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a Religious Affairs Specialist position requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • English grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Typing and clerical skills
  • Preparing forms and correspondence in Army style
  • Roles and responsibilities of Army chaplains
  • Religious history and background

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in organization and keeping accurate records
  • Preference for clergy office work
  • Experienced operating typewriters, computers and other office machines
  • Ability to organize and plan

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Clerical (CL): 90

In addition to basic pay Soldiers are entitled the following allowances:

ARMY FOOD ALLOWANCE - $200.00/mo

The Basic Allowance for Subsistence is used to pay for food for enlisted Soldiers and officers authorized to eat off post. Most Soldiers who qualify for this Army food allowance receive more than $200 per month.

ARMY HOUSING ALLOWANCE - $800.00 - $1,800.00/mo

The Basic Allowance for Housing offsets the cost of housing when Soldiers live off post. BAH rates are based on location, rank and family status. This Army housing allowance is the second-largest piece of compensation for most Soldiers.

ARMY CLOTHING ALLOWANCE - $200.00 - $350.00 annually

Enlisted Soldiers receive an annual Army clothing allowance to replace uniforms and uniform decorations. For jobs that require civilian clothes, the military provides a civilian clothing allowance.

ARMY COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE - Subject to location.

Soldiers assigned to high-cost locations in the continental U.S. and overseas are paid a Cost of Living Allowance. This Army COLA offsets the higher costs of food, transportation, clothing and other nonhousing items. Higher housing costs are covered separately by the Basic Allowance for Housing.

ARMY MOVING ALLOWANCE - $800.00 - $5,050.00

The Army pays a moving allowance for the transportation of household goods during a permanent change-of-station move. In addition, a Temporary Lodging Allowance covers the cost of temporary housing at the beginning and end of a move. To further offset moving costs, a Dislocation Allowance is also granted for permanent change-of-station moves.

FAMILY SEPARATION ALLOWANCE - $250.00/mo

Soldiers assigned or deployed to locations where the military will not move families receive an Army Family Separation Allowance of $250 per month to cover expenses incurred during a Soldier’s separation from their family. Soldiers are also entitled to the allowance if their families are unable to accompany them overseas due to medical reasons.

Additional benefits that you could be eligible for include:

. Enlistment bonuses totaling up to $40,000

. Up to $24,012 for college

. Up to $50,000 to repay qualifying student loans

. Up to $4,000 a year tuition assistance while serving

There is no other employer in the world that provides the career opportunities, financial stability, health care, promotion opportunities, education benefits or family support as the U.S. Army. Whatever challenges and adversity it faces, the Army goes rolling along.

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