Richard Irizarry Rivera

Air Force 8R300 E-7, Active Duty

San Antonio, TX

Years of Service: 24 years, October 1996 - Present

ETS November 2020


Experience

Department Manager, U. S. Air Force,
September 2017 - Present

Human Resource Recruiter, U. S. Air Force,
September 2016 - September 2017

Assistant Learning and Development Manager, U. S. Air Force,
June 2014 - September 2016

Education

Bachelor’s of Science, Columbia Southern University,
February 2018 - September 2020

Work Experience

Department Manager September 2017 - Present

Air Force | 8R300 | E-7 | Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, USA

  • Ensured that the organization was always able to fully execute its mission by evaluating strengths and limitations and directing actions to improve the situation.
  • Led and influenced subordinate operations managers and team leaders to accomplish critical tasks and achieve department objectives.
  • Always took initiative to accomplish the mission in the absence of direction and guidance from higher headquarters.

Human Resource Recruiter September 2016 - September 2017

Air Force | 8R300 | E-7 | Randolph Air Force Base, TX, USA

  • Effectively administered job interviewing schedules for all job vacancies and kept promises to job applicants.
  • Worked effectively with hiring manager to develop ideal candidate criteria, collaborate with private headhunters and peruse job boards to find employees, attract qualified employees and match them to jobs, coordinate relocation.
  • Aggressively explored new recruitment channels and provided recommendations to the recruitment manager.

Assistant Learning and Development Manager June 2014 - September 2016

Air Force | 8R300 | E-7 | Randolph Air Force Base, TX, USA

  • Validated the final development of all instructional material and products.
  • Developed the instructional product evaluation plan to include evaluation tools and learning metrics.
  • Tested and validated new learning products as part of the preparation process to deliver learning programs.

Career/Employment Guidance Counselor January 2011 - May 2014

Air Force | 8R300 | E-7 | Chicago, IL, USA

  • Provided appropriate and relevant labor market information to help candidates in their job search.
  • Provided expert job search guidance and career advice.
  • Leveraged a thorough familiarity with electronic, print and other resources help candidates facilitate their resume preparation and job applications.

Business Unit Training Coordinator September 2008 - January 2011

Air Force | 8R200 | E-6 | Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, USA

  • Performed all assigned training duties in compliance with internal business unit policies and all governing external regulations.
  • Assisted with maintenance of employee training files, data entry into training system, and training reports.
  • Assured quality customer service to all business unit training customers.

Career/Employment Guidance Counselor June 2005 - September 2008

Air Force | 8R200 | E-6 | San Antonio, TX, USA

  • Provided expert job search guidance and career advice.
  • Proactively assisted candidates locate and apply for jobs that matched their skills and expectations
  • Provided appropriate and relevant labor market information to help candidates in their job search.

Career/Employment Guidance Counselor May 2001 - June 2005

Air Force | 8R000 | E-5 | Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

  • Proactively assisted candidates locate and apply for jobs that matched their skills and expectations
  • Provided appropriate and relevant labor market information to help candidates in their job search.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and willingness to use information about transferable skills from one industry or occupation to another to advise candidates.

Lead Administration Specialist February 1997 - May 2001

Air Force | 3A1X1 | E-4 | Andrews Air Force Base, MD, USA

  • Developed trends and projections for the organization’s finances.
  • Prepared employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs.
  • Developed human resource planning models to identify competency, knowledge, and talent gaps; and developed specific programs for the filling of the gaps.

Top Skills

Skills Verified by Purepost

AWARDS

Meritorious Service Medal

September 2017

Meritorious Service Medal

May 2014

Air Force Commendation Medal

January 2011

Air Force Commendation Medal

September 2008

Air Force Recruiter Ribbon

June 2006

Air Force Commendation Medal

June 2005

Air Force Achievement Medal

March 2001

Joint Service Achievement Medal

January 2000

Air Force Achievement Medal

September 1999

Air Force Achievement Medal

May 1998

Air Force Training Ribbon

December 1996

Training and Certifications

Project Management Fundamentals Course

August 2019

USAF Senior Non-Commissioned Academy

July 2017

CompTIA Project+ Certification-A CompTIA Certification, 2009 Objectives

July 2016

IMPACT Senior Leaders Course Instructor Cert

May 2016

IMPACT Sales Health Professions Instructor Cert

January 2016

IMPACT Sales Core Instructor Cert

January 2016

IMPACT Sales Coaching Instructor Cert

January 2016

Defense Acquisitions University Overview of Acquisitions Ethics

September 2015

Contracting Officer's Representative

September 2015

Contracting Officer Representative Quality Assurance Training

September 2015

Professional Selling Skills Coaching Instructor Cert

July 2014

Professional Selling Skills Health Professions Advanced instructor cert

July 2014

Professional Selling Skills Core Instructor Cert

July 2014

Joint Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Course

May 2014

Non-Commissioned Officers Academy

September 2008

Air Force Recruiting Course

January 2001

Air Force Information Management Course

February 1997

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s of Science, Human Resources Management

Columbia Southern University, Alabama, USA

February 2018 - September 2020 , GPA: 3.87

Associates of Science, Human Resources Management

Community College of the Air Force, San Antonio, TX, USA

January 2010 - January 2012