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Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  13-117-T-Army

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$57,669.00 to $74,967.00 / Per Year
Monday, May 06, 2013 to Monday, May 20, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Edinburgh, IN United StatesView Map
On-Board Federal Technicians Only


The mission of the Indiana National Guard Full-Time Force is to maintain properly trained and equipped units available for prompt mobilization for war, national or state emergency. For information about membership call: 1.800.GO GUARD


DUTY LOCATION:    ISU (Installation Support Unit), Edinburgh, Indiana

JOB SUMMARY:    This position is located in the operations section of a Brigade/Group/Troop Command Headquarters, of the Army National Guard (ARNG).  The purpose of the position is to develop and oversee the execution of the command’s operations, training and safety plans and policies.  Provides staff planning and assistance to ensure that required training, physical security, safety and readiness objectives are achieved and deployment planning and preparation requirements are accomplished.  Training activities at this level are concerned with the training military personnel in a wide variety of occupations including clerical, trades and labor, administrative, technical, and/or professional skills.  Supervisory duties are performed less than 25 percent of the work year.

This job announcement is for employment as an Indiana Army National Guard Technician; a Federal Civil Service position.  This is a dual-status technician job whereby you are required to maintain active membership in a National Guard unit and are required to wear the military uniform at the workplace.  As members of a unit of the Indiana National Guard, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year.  Indiana Army National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This position is a Permanent Excepted Service position.


MILITARY SPECIALITY REQUIREMENTS:  Individuals must meet the qualifications for the technician position but will have 1 year from date of hire to be assigned to a compatible MOS in a compatible unit for the technician position advertised.

Compatible Military Assignments: 01A


All currently employed full-time permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) technicians employed by the Indiana Army National Guard


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be in the grades: O-3 thru O-5
  • Must be a permanent federal technician w/ the IN Army National Guard
  • Must participate in direct deposit


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As a Training Technician with the Indiana Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Formulates, oversees and evaluates the overall training programs for the command.  Develops short and long term training plans that support the commander’s training guidance.  Issues instructions and procedures to subordinate organizations for the conduct of activities which meet the commander’s training guidance and directives of higher headquarters.  Establishes and ensures the conduct of a training evaluation program for subordinate organizations.  Conducts and/or coordinates staff assistance visits and command level inspections in the area of training, physical security and readiness.  Evaluates the mission essential task lists of subordinate organizations to ensure conformity with higher headquarters, commander’s guidance and intent, Army doctrine, and regulatory requirements.  Recommends modifications to the command’s mission essential task list.  Reviews training evaluation and inspection reports to identify systemic problems and trends.  Determines and formulates needed revisions or improvements to training activities.  Reviews training plans and schedules of subordinate organizations for approval and revision as necessary to ensure compliance with yearly training guidance.  Provides technical guidance and assistance to subordinate commanders or other operations and training personnel pertaining to scheduling and conducting training.  Directs the scheduling and ensures the execution of special training courses on a variety of subjects (i.e., communications procedures, leadership courses, marksmanship training, etc).  Coordinates with external training, evaluation and assistance organizations for the conduct and evaluation of Army training to include Field Training Exercises (FTX), Command Posts Exercises (CPX), etc.  
  • Develops and prepares annual operational and training budget requirements.  Sub-allocates funding to subordinate organizations in accordance with annual funding allowance and established priorities.  Approves requests for reallocation based on the commander’s guidance and priorities and changes in scheduled training events.  Evaluates, develops, and maintains command level policies commensurate with training directives issued by all echelons of command and the commander’s guidance.
  • Evaluates organizational readiness reports and prepares recommendations for improvement/modification to organizational training programs.  Analyzes proposed changes and determines effects on organizational readiness and the ability of organizations to accomplish assigned missions.  Develops and reviews requests for changes to future authorization documents.  Coordinates with other staff elements and subordinate organizations for the review and analysis of force modernization and future organizational structure and allowances.
  • Develops, reviews and adjusts command level deployment and contingency operation plans.  Provides technical guidance and assistance to subordinate units in the development of deployment and redeployment plans for use in responding to local/state/national emergencies, homeland security missions, and anti-terrorism/force protection.      
  • Directs scheduling and coordination for the use of training sites and facilities.  Ensures coordination with logistical personnel for the availability of required equipment and supplies for training activities.  Reviews and forwards requests for the local procurement and acquisition of training aids, manuals, or other instructional material not available within normal supply channels.  Maintains liaison with personnel at local, state or federally operated training sites.  Identifies the requirement for, directs, and/or approves organizational requests for initiation, coordination and maintenance of usage agreements for local/private training areas.  Conducts or directs preliminary environmental impact assessments for training sites/areas and requests formal assessments through channels to state level environmental personnel.  
  • Develops and implements Risk Management plans and programs for the command. Reviews Risk Management assessments, plans, and policies of subordinate units and provides guidance and recommendations in accordance with the commander’s guidance and regulatory requirements.  Develops safety/accident prevention policies and ensures implementation.  Conducts safety inspections and assistance visits to subordinate units.  Conducts or assists in the conduct of investigations of accidents and safety violations and recommends corrective actions.  Analyzes trends within the command and makes recommendations for changes to policies and activities to minimize risks of training activities and increase individual safety awareness. 
  • Plans, organizes and assigns work to employees engaged in training, security and readiness at the command level.  May participate in the selection of hiring new employees.  Revises assignments or details employees to other duties as necessary to meet changing work situations, deadlines, or priorities.  Establishes performance standards and evaluates employee performance.  Prepares formal requests and recommendations for promotions, reassignments, etc.  Recommends recognition for outstanding performance and prepares performance improvement plans for marginal and sub-standard performance.  Provides initial approval/disapproval of leave.  Receives, resolves or participates in the resolution of grievances, or forwards to higher level management for resolution.  Acts to resolve disciplinary problems, or forwards to higher level management for resolution.  Supports the command’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program.  Ensures compliance with equal employment/sexual harassment/workplace violence policies and regulations.  Ensures position management principles are adhered to and position descriptions are accurate for fulltime members within the operations section of the command.  Provides technical guidance to subordinate unit training and readiness personnel.
  • Plans and organizes the work of the subordinates.  Assigns work and provides guidelines on methodology and scope of required performance.  Interviews and selects employees, sets performance standards, and formulates appraisals of performance. Initiates personnel actions, adjusts informal complaints, and recommends disciplinary action as required.
  • May serve as the security coordinator for the command.  Provides guidance and assistance in implementing and following security measures for such items as documents, arms and ammunition, installation, and communication/automation equipment (COMSEC/COMPUSEC).  May be designated as Custodian or Alternate Custodian of Classified Documents, COMSEC/COMPUSEC account Custodian/Alternate, and/or Physical Security Manager as required by regulations and local situations.  May functions as the primary advisor and coordinator for anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) measures and ensures all AT/FP requirements are accomplished.  Ensures that procedures outlined in respective security regulations are complied with.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Incumbent may be required to prepare for and support the mission through the accomplishment of duties pertaining to military training, military readiness, force protection and other mission related assignments including, but not limited to, training of traditional Guard members, CWDE/NBC training, exercise participation (ORE/ORl/UCI/MEI/OCl/I G, etc.), mobility exercise, FSTA/ATSO exercise participation, SABC training, LOAC training, weapons qualification training, participation in military formations, and medical mobility processing within the guidelines of NGB/ARNG/ANG/State/TAG rules, regulations and laws. These tasks have no impact on the classification of this position and should NOT be addressed in any technician’s performance standards.


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In order to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this Training Technician position at the GS-11 grade level, you must have at least 36 months of:

    • General experience, progressively responsible clerical experience or other work which demonstrated the ability to acquire and to apply a practical knowledge and understanding of the program objectives, policies, procedures, and requirements relating to the work of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems.
    • Specialized experience, education or training assembling data into proper formats as directed by oral or written instructions; experience with maintaining records and establishing a filing system; experience and ability to follow agency directives in monitoring and controlling a testing environment; experience in developing lesson plans and assuring plans are followed; experience obtaining training materials and setting up training equipment (i.e., audio-visual, training aids, etc.); experience receiving, consolidating and analyzing data from subordinate levels and following agency directives using data to prepare plans and reports; experience  determining requirements; requisition, receive, store, and account for test materials; experience determining requirements, securing and coordinating the use of training sites, facilities, and materials; experience interpreting and adapting guidelines to specific training requirements; experience overseeing a controlled testing environment; experience determining an organizations education or training needs through analysis and interpretation of a wide variety of directives and to ensure training objectives are met.
    • Additionally, must have a minimum of 1 year experience in developing simulation exercises and in the planning in operations of TADSS devices, to include EST, CFFT, RVTT and VBS2 to support training.
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Ability to use simulations systems to develop and support a live, virtual, and constructive training event. 
  • Knowledge of JTEN 2.0 capabilities.
  • Skill in using JTEN 2.0 to facilitate exercise participation.
  • Skill in utilizing RFMSS to schedule training. 
  • Knowledge of a wide range of military training and operations management regulations, policies, procedures and concepts for the purpose of developing, evaluating, overseeing, and providing comprehensive guidance, policies, and plans for units and elements within the command.
  • Knowledge of training and operations functions to establish, direct, and conduct subordinate unit inspections and assistance visits, analyze results, identify trends, and recommend corrective actions to ensure compliance with regulations, policies and guidance. 
  • In-depth knowledge of military training and operations of the organization sufficient to assess the effectiveness of planned and completed training activities in meeting mission essential tasks.  Provides technical advice and assistance to staff and subordinate organizational personnel in the planning and execution of required individual and collective training.
  • Knowledge of the budgetary process sufficient to determine necessary funding required to support scheduled and planned training and operational support. 
  • Knowledge of regulatory limitations on funds transfer and flexibilities available to enhance organizational readiness.    
  • Knowledge of individual and collective deployment readiness requirements sufficient to develop, evaluate, and provide comprehensive technical guidance for organizational deployment plans. 
  • Knowledge of operational aspects of the unit sufficient to evaluate proposed changes to organizational structures and the effects of these programmed changes on readiness levels and the ability of the unit to accomplish assigned missions.
  • Knowledge of training activities sufficient to assess facilities, training areas, and range requirements to ensure the suitability of available training sites.
  • Knowledge of the environmental impact of training activities sufficient to determine the limitations of available training areas and the feasibility of their use for planned training.
  • Knowledge of risk management programs and procedures to develop, review, and provide guidance to organizational units to minimize the level of risk for activities and individuals.
  • Knowledge of physical security requirements sufficient to function as the security coordinator for the command to provide oversight and guidance and ensure proper security control measures have been planned and executed.
  • Ability to communicate through both oral and written communications sufficient to communicate ideas and guidance utilizing presentations, briefings, and correspondence.  
  • Knowledge of human resource management and work center requirements sufficient to function as a supervisor of the operations section of the command element.

Educational Requirements and/or Substitution of Education for Experience:  Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for six months of experience. Each 30 semester hours credited must have included at least 6 semester hours of courses which are directly related to the type of work of the position.

Must participate in Direct Deposit

A criminal history check will be completed on all selectees before hire date.  

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES:   Acceptance of technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be payable.  

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed in a typical office setting.  Special safety precautions are not required.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work is sedentary.  No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.


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Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply. 

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the Indiana National Guard, please visit our website at Joint Forces Headquarters, Human Resources.


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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 20, 2013. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 876610.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire
View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. 

Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or supporting documentation to the Indiana National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé (Your resume MUST detail your length of basic and specialized experience that pertains to the job you are applying for)
2. A complete
Assessment Questionnaire (Your assessment questionnaire MUST contain an email address)
3. Other supporting documents:

  • Transcripts (Only required if you are substituting education for experience)



Phone: (317)247-3460
Agency Information:
Indiana National Guard
Joint Forces Headquarters-Indiana
Human Resource Office
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.  You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).  

You will be notified via email during the following phases of this announcement:

  1. Immediately after your application has been submitted.
  2. After the announcement has closed.
  3. After qualifications review, which will inform you if you have been referred to the selection official or not.
  4. Once a selection has been made. 

If at any time you have questions concerning this Job Vacancy Announcement, please contact the Human Resources Specialist by email.  You email should contain the following information:  13-117-T-Army, TRAINING TECHNICIAN, and 876610.  The email can be sent to CHANNA.D.SWEET.MIL@MAIL.MIL.

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