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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:  13-160-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, June 24, 2013 to Monday, July 08, 2013
Full Time - Temporary Promotion NTE 02 AUG 2014
1 vacancy in the following location:
Indianapolis, IN United StatesView Map
Applicants must be a permanent on-board federal technician employed by the Indiana Army Natioanl Guard


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:    The purpose of the position is to serve as the state Human Resources Specialist for recruitment and placement, military technician compatibility, permanent change of station (PCS) moves, pay setting, recruitment and retention allowances, and reduction in force.  Responsible for the development and implementation of plans to accomplish a statewide technician recruitment and recruitment program.   Accomplishes work through the use of a variety of automated personnel systems and programs.

This job announcement is for employment as an Indiana Army/Air 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/Air 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 TEMPORARY PROMOTION NTE 02 August 2014 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


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be in the grades: E-5 thru E-7
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance
  • Must be a permanent federal technician w/ the IN Army National Guard
  • Must participate in direct deposit


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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:

  • Serves as the state’s principal advisor and consultant to key management on the full range of staffing options for a variety of professional, administrative, technical, and trades and labor occupations.  Provides guidance and advisory services to operating managers in analyzing and proposing solutions to personnel management problems.  Has frequent contact with state officials to explain merit principles and the various staffing methods, with emphasis on special interest programs such as Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), employment of the physically handicapped, Stay-in-School, Cooperative Work-Study, Upward Mobility, Worker-Trainee Opportunity, etc.  Is relied on by operating officials to provide comprehensive guidance and advice in such areas as recruitment sources for top qualified employees, availability of needed skills, qualification requirements, retention standings, and other staffing functions.  Seeks candidates from a variety of sources, conducts interviews and evaluates qualifications and eligibility for positions being filled.  Ensures selecting official has a reasonable number of well-qualified candidates from which to choose.  Initiates correspondence and/or contacts concerning recruitment and placement of applicants with Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Department of Defense (DoD), National Guard Bureau (NGB), other Federal agencies, high schools, colleges and universities.  Researches and prepares replies to Congressional inquires relating to employment.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the state’s current technician staffing situation including turnover, vacancies, and current recruiting strategies to identify and forecast staffing problems.  Researches and develops solutions and strategies to recruitment and retention problems that integrate a variety of flexibilities.  Provides technical assistance to managers in developing justifications for requesting the use of special salary rate, recruitment bonuses, retention allowances or other authorities.
  • Develops Merit Placement Plan and ensures compliance with federal laws (i.e., The Technician Act), NGB Regulations, and local labor agreements.  Maintains a tracking system to evaluate the Merit Placement Plan.  Initiates and develops changes, which will improve the procedures and make the plan more acceptable to both management and employees.  Administers merit promotion plan; provides guidance and assistance to supervisors and/or designated subject-matter experts in the development of job analysis and ranking criteria; prepares announcements and receives applications; determines nature of action and legal authority under which action is to be processed; ensures time-in-grade requirements are met when required; establishes and certifies accuracy of rates of pay for all placement actions in accordance with federal law, OPM and NGB regulations, and Comptroller General decisions.  Reviews records to check for dual employment and/or dual compensation.  Ensures required selection documentation and information 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 (PPP) and/or OPM Interagency Placement Assistance Program (ICTAP) as appropriate.  Defends recruitment and placement actions taken in accordance with policies, regulations, and procedures in the event of recruitment or placement grievances.
  • Develops, recommends, maintains, and applies state policy for use of such pay setting tools as highest previous rate and recruitment and retention tools.  Sets rates of pay for GS and FWS appointments, transfers, promotions, changes to lower grade, and changes between GS and FWS pay systems.  In concert with the state classification specialist, determines need for and processes supervisory differential pay.
  • Serves as the state senior specialist and consultant on military technician compatibility issues and delegated personnel authorities (e.g. pay flexibilities).  Provides guidance to supervisors, managers and military commanders on assignment of technicians to compatible military assignments.  Ensures dual status 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 employees in non-compatible status obtain the proper AFSC/MOS and/or correct military assignment.  Assists supervisors and managers in achieving compatibility.  Initiates or recommends approval of appropriate waivers as required. 
  • Manages 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 and approves travel vouchers for authorized expenditures.  Reviews requests for extension of temporary quarters and makes recommendations for approval.   Initiates transportation agreements.  Completes travel orders authorizing various entitlements.
  • Analyzes the organization’s workforce and determines reduction-in-force (RIF) impact; initiates pre-RIF actions; conducts RIF briefings, and counsels employees.  Works closely with management to resolve controversial issues.  Works with classification specialist with developing competitive levels and maintains retention registers.  Researches, prepares, and defends actions relative to reduction in force appeals.  Evaluates qualifications and military assignment factors to reassign displaced employees.  
  • Develops, coordinates, maintains state plans/guidance involving Merit Placement Plan, reduction-in-force, highest previous rate, recruiting, and retention incentives.  Advises commanders, managers, and supervisors on the various programs through formal classroom and one-on-one training.
  • Provides technical guidance to management and participates as the staffing functional specialist in the collective bargaining agreement process.
  • 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.  May provide assistance to the National Guard Bureau and other state HR specialists on staffing issues.
  • May oversee the work activities of other employee(s).  Trains employee(s) in assigned duties and responsibilities.  Assigns work, establishes priorities, and ensures technical quality of work products, initiates personnel actions, approves leave, resolves employee complaints, exercises disciplinary control, establishes performance standards and evaluates performance. 
  • 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-11 grade level, you must have at least 36 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 advanced concepts, principles, and theories of Human Resources to the unique organizational, management, and mission requirements.  Experience assisting in the development of Human Resources policies and procedures.  Experience advising management on Human Resources principles and practices.
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Knowledge of, and skill in applying a wide range of HR concepts, practices, laws, regulations, policies and precedents of recruitment and placement functions and a full range of pay administration policies, principles and practices sufficient to provide state level comprehensive HR management advisory and technical services to organizational (ANG and ARNG) functions.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and labor unions as a strategic partner in the delivery of staffing services.
  • A high degree of insight and sensitivity into the relationship between management needs and state National Guard goals and objectives; and the relationship to program principles, practices and procedures is required.
  • Knowledge of consensus building, negotiating, coalition building, and conflict resolution techniques to interact in highly charged emotional situations.
  • This position requires a broad breadth of approach and intensity to resolve complex problems and issues when guidelines are not directly applicable.
  • Practical 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 categories of National Guard full-time employees, i.e., dual status (DS)/non-dual status (NDS), Active Guard Reserves, Active Duty Special Work (ADSW), etc.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing sufficient to gain acceptance and understanding of findings and recommendations.

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 Monday, July 08, 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: 914624.   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 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:  13-160-T-Army, HUMAN RESOURCES SPEC (Recruitment & Placement/Compensation), and 914624.  The email can be sent to CHANNA.D.SWEET.MIL@MAIL.MIL.

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