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Job Title:Logistics Management Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-T-Army-186

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


Tuesday, August 20, 2013 to Tuesday, September 03, 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:    Indianapolis, IN (38th INF DIV)

JOB SUMMARY:    This position is located in a Battalion (Bn) size headquarters of the Army National Guard (ARNG). The purpose of this position is to function as the logistics manager of the organization responsible for accomplishment and oversight of logistics plans, activities, and actions,

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 an Indefinite Excepted Service position with potential to become permanent if manning and funding become availible.


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: Enlisted: 92A, 92Y, or 92Z


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: E4-E6
  • Must be a member of the Indiana National Guard or be willing to join
  • Must participate in direct deposit
  • Must have or be able to obtain secret security clearance within one year


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

  • Develops, implements and evaluates the logistic policies for the organization. Is the primary advisor for the command in the area of logistics operations. Oversees and reviews unit level feeder reports. Analyzes and/or prepares the logistics and equipment readiness areas of the organizational readiness report. Reviews, analyzes, and provides recommendations relative to proposed MTQE and/or force structure changes to determine the impact on equipment authorizations. Keeps abreast and ensures the implementation of new policy statements, regulations and directives issued by higher headquarters concerning logistic activities. Provides guidance and assistance to ensure command programs have been implemented and evaluates their effectiveness in subordinate elements. Plan for the establishment and operation of the Administrative and Logistics Operations Center (ALOC). Develop and implement tactical standard operating procedures for logistics.
  • Ensures compliance with the command supply discipline program, command maintenance discipline program, and other directed command inspection programs. Assists in the preparation for and executes additional command level inspections in the area of logistics and maintenance. Oversees the duties of the Property Book Officer (PBO). Advises the commander of equipment on hand and equipment readiness issues. Directs the maintenance priority of support to unit equipment. Makes decisions based on the commander’s guidance and intent in the area of property assignments. Coordinates and ensures the completion of change of command inventories and reports of survey. Directs, reviews, and makes recommendations on investigations of incidents involving properly loss or damage.
  • Provides guidance and funds management for all decentralized logistic funds. These may include secondary stock funds, office supply accounts, transportation funding, and various classes of supply. May serve as the approving official for government purchase card expenditures.
  • May be required to represent the National Guard and the unit Commander in the community. Provides logistical support for community activities such as parades, celebrations, military funerals, etc. Coordinates with civic officials, club officers and school officials for such things as recruiting activities, communities support projects, natural disaster or civil disturbance planning, use of facilities for training for such things as recruiting for such things as recruiting and security of those facilities.
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance to all organizational logistic personnel pertaining to the accountability of all property assigned to the organization. Plans, organizes and assigns work to employees engaged in logistical work assigned at the command level. Revises assignments or details employees to other duties as necessary to meet changing work situations, deadlines, or priorities. Prepares requests for filling vacancies to meet workload requirements. Participates in the selection of subordinates from lists of eligibles. Establishes performance standards and evaluates employee performance. Prepares formal requests and recommendations for promotions, reassignments, etc. Recommends recognition for outstanding performance. Provides initial approval/disapproval of leave, Receives and 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. Formulates plans for equal treatment of all employbes. Assures position descriptions are accurate, Informs employees of all aspects of personnel programs of the installation, either answering routine questions or obtaining information from specialist when more technical answers are required.
  • 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 Logistics Management Specialist position at the GS-09 grade level, you must have at least 24 months of:

    • Experience, education or training involving judgment and/or analytical ability in the logistics field.  Experience using computer and automation systems.
    • Experience, education, or training involving detailed knowledge of organizations and their functions in logistical support (i.e., supply, maintenance, quality assurance, facilities).  Experience integrating actions of a variety of specialized support activities in order to meet program goals.  Experience interpreting and applying regulations, laws or practices.  Experience planning and organizing work assignments.
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Knowledge of logistics and maintenance requirements sufficient to function as the primary advisor for the establishment of command logistics policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the operational aspects of the organization sufficient to advise senior Leadership ofactionsneqessa tosustain or improve the logistical posture of the organization.
  • Knowledge of requirements as defined by the authorized or pending Modified Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOE) sufficient to analyze equipment authorizations to ensure desired level of logistical readiness posture is maintained.
  • Knowledge of required logistical actions sufficient to develop and maintain training support and deployment plans.
  • Knowledge of supply regulations and directives sufficient to establish organizational logistics management policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of logistics accountability sufficient to monitor review and/or inspect logistical requests, receipts, and pending transactions in accordance with command supply and maintenance discipline programs.
  • Knowledge of budgetary procedures and limitations sufficient to advise senior leadership on prioritization, develop an obligation and execution plan, and to monitor requisitions and ensure availability of funds in accordance with command priorities.
  • Knowledge of one or more automated supply databases to retrieve, review, and analyze logistical data on an ad-hoc basis or through recurring and specialized reports.
  • Knowledge of logistical readiness factors and the effects that equipment availability, serviceability, and compatibility have on the overall logistics readiness of the organization.
  • Knowledge of logistical requirements sufficient to plan support for organizational training, deployment, physical security, and strength maintenance activities and requirements.
  • Knowledge of human resource management procedure sufficient to function as the administrative supervisor for active guard and reserve and or military technicians.
  • Knowledge of GFEBS

Substitution of Education for Experience:  A maximum or 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 for 12 months of experience.  The education must have been in fields directly (i.e., business administration, logistics management, traffic management etc.)

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:  The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal saftey precautions.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work is primarily sedentary.

If you are not a member of the Indiana Army National Guard, but are interested in applying for this position, please call the Indiana Army National Guard Recruiting Office at 800-GO-GUARD.  You can also view our website at

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 Indiana National Guard HR Website.


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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 03, 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: 946824.   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. If education is used as qualifying experience you must submit transcripts.


Nicholas R. Parks
Phone: (317)247-3299
TDD: 317-247-3299
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-T-Army-186, Logistics Management Specialist, and 946824.  The email can be sent to NICHOLAS.R.PARKS4.MIL@MAIL.MIL.

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