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Job Title:HUMAN RESOURCES SPEC (Recruitment & Placement/Compensation)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-157-T-Army

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$47,664.00 to $61,959.00 / Per Year


Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Thursday, June 27, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Indianapolis, IN United StatesView Map




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:    Joint Forces Headquarters, Human Resources, Indianapolis, IN

JOB SUMMARY:    This position is located in a state Human Resources Office (HRO) that has responsibility for servicing both Army and Air National Guard full-time personnel.  The purpose of the position is to provide support for recruitment and placement, military technician compatibility, permanent change of station moves, pay setting, recruitment and retention allowances, and reduction-in-force.  Accomplishes work through the use of a variety of automated personnel systems and programs.

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/AFSC in a compatible unit for the technician position advertised.

Compatible Military Assignments: 42A


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

Temporary, TERM or Indefinite Federal (Tenure 0 or 3) Technicians employed by the Indiana Army National Guard
Traditional M-Day Soldiers with the Indiana Army National Guard
Guard members from another state; Reservists/IRR; and/or Active Duty Soldiers willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard
Civilians with prior military service willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be in the grades: E-4 thru E-6
  • Must be a member of the Indiana Army National Guard or be willing to join
  • Must participate in direct deposit
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance


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As a Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment, Placement and Compensation) with the Indiana Army/Air National Guard (ARNG/ANG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Provides advice and support to managers, supervisors, and the Human Resources Officer on recruitment and placement matters for a variety of professional, administrative, technical and clerical occupations GS-09 and below and for wage grade occupations WG-10 and below.  Assists in planning and administering the merit promotion and recruitment/placement program.  Identifies appropriate qualification standard to be applied, validates hire authority, develops position announcements, locates position applicants, develops candidate evaluation criteria and evaluates candidate eligibility, and refers qualified candidates for selection consideration.  Reviews and verifies information on requests for vacancy announcements to assure correctness.  Notifies candidates of the results of their application.  Maintains necessary documents associated with merit placement, applicant supply, Department of Defense (DoD) Priority Placement Lists, and Over-graded Technician Listings.
  • Accumulates and analyzes statistics concerning recruitment and placement function such as turnover rates, quit rates, promotions, minority hire rates, hiring lag time, etc.  Conducts exit interviews to identify potential program or management deficiencies.  Uses information for analyzing trends, considering program adjustments, managerial/supervisory training needs, etc.  Assist in conducting long-range planning for projected mission and/or organizational changes to formulate a placement plan.
  • Ensures required selection documentation and information contained thereon is correct including military compatibility; checks medical certificates and reports from references; checks security requirements; initiates select/non-select letters, etc.  Counsels and registers employees in the DoD Priority Placement Program and/or OPM Interagency Placement Assistance Program as appropriate.
  • Interprets and applies State pay setting tools such as highest previous rate rule and recruiting and retention incentives. Analyzes technician and payroll information to identify and resolve pay-setting errors or discrepancies.  Sets rates of pay for General Schedule (GS) and Federal Wage System (FWS) technicians for appointments, transfers, promotions, changes to lower grade, and changes between GS and FWS pay systems. 
  • Provides advice on military technician compatibility issues and delegated personnel authorities.  Provides guidance to supervisors, managers and military commanders on assignment of technicians to compatible military assignments.  Ensures excepted technicians maintain the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) commensurate with the technician position held and are militarily assigned to the unit in which they are employed.    Ensures current employees in non-compatible status obtain the proper AFSC/MOS and/or correct military assignment.  Assists supervisors and management in achieving compatibility.  Initiates or recommends approval of appropriate waivers as required.
  • Assists technicians with permanent change of station moves.  Initiates transportation agreements.  Completes travel orders authorizing various entitlements.  Obtains necessary funds from NGB or state Comptroller as appropriate.  Provides counseling to employees on entitlements, rights, and obligations.  Coordinates with travel offices and employees to facilitate movement of household goods.  Reviews requests for extension of temporary quarters and makes recommendations for approval. Initiates transportation agreements.  Completes travel orders authorizing various entitlements.  
  • Assists in conducting reductions-in-force (RIF).  Develops competitive levels and maintains retention registers.  Evaluates qualifications and military assignment factors to reassign displaced employees. 
  • Assists in developing, coordinating, and maintaining state plans/guidance.  Assists in educating commanders, managers, and supervisors on the various programs.
  • Responds to inquiries on recruitment and placement related matters from the serviced workforce and coordinates with NGB-HR as required.  Attends national recruitment and placement workshops. 
  • 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 Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment, Placement and Compensation) position at the GS-09 grade level, you must have at least 24 months of:

    • general experience, education or training which involves the exercise of analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and personal responsibility, and application of a substantial body of knowledge of principles, concepts and practices applicable to one or more fields of administration or management.  Experience using computer and automation systems.
    • specialized experience, education, or training involving the administering, delivering, maintaining, advising, and adapting basic concepts, principles, and theories of Human Resources to the unique organizational, management, and mission requirements.
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Knowledge of, and skill in applying, fundamental human resources management HRM principles, practices, and techniques of recruitment and placement; and standardized analytical, and evaluative methods and techniques sufficient to perform management advisory services for specific requests related to immediate problems of limited scope.
  • Knowledge of recruitment and placement principles, merit placement/promotion plan, and an understanding of occupational characteristics to develop vacancy announcements and to analyze and evaluate the relative value of individual qualifications in relation to duties of specific positions.
  • Basic knowledge of other HRO specializations, i.e. classification, employee relations, labor relations, equal employment opportunity, etc. for purposes of interacting and resolving issues.
  • Knowledge of the different philosophies and structures of the ANG and ARNG within the state.
  • Knowledge of the rules and procedures that apply to the various recruitment and placement and compensation programs, i.e. Coop/Work Study program, Upward Mobility, Handicapped, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with applicants, supervisors and management.

Educational Requirements and/or Substitution of Education for Experience:  A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours. The education must have been in fields 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 typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. Travel is required for the purpose of meeting with management, attending national workshops, symposiums, etc.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

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 Thursday, June 27, 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.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 909436.   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:

  • College Transcripts (Only required if 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:  13-157-T-Army, HUMAN RESOURCES SPEC (Recruitment & Placement/Compensation), and 909436.  The email can be sent to CHANNA.D.SWEET.MIL@MAIL.MIL.

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