Job Overview


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.  We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies.  Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, California and your community!

The California National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the California National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

Military Members ONLY: Upon acceptance of a military technician position military members who are currently receiving a military Reenlistment/Extension Bonus (REB) or GI Bill-SR Kicker may lose incentive eligibility and may be subject to termination or suspension of incentive (includes indefinite and temporary technicians on assignment for more than 180 days in any continuous 12-month period).

Area of Consideration: Current military members of the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve or Regular Air Force (Applicants who are NOTcurrently a member of the California National Guard (CNG) must become a member of a compatible unit of assignment within the CNG commensurate with the military grade listed in this announcement prior to federal assignment)

Military grade of O-3 through O-4

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive IS authorized, subject to National Guard Bureau approval.

Relocation Costs IS NOT authorized, based on determination that Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move is not in the Government best interest.



This position is located in the Communication Squadron, Mission Support Group of an Air National Guard (ANG) Aviation Wing. As the commander, the incumbent coordinates with DOD, AF, MAJCOMS, National Guard Bureau (NGB), other activities, and Wing Flying Units to procure, distribute, maintain, and replace requirements for all information technology (IT) and telecommunications infrastructure. Ensures compliance with applicable ANG, USAF, and MAJCOM directives, policies, and tasking for both wartime and peacetime requirements. Identifies funding and other additional requirements to NGB to ensure they are programmed in the next funding cycle. Accountable for directing the information and data integrity of all base and tenant organizations, as well as geographically separated units (GSUs) and all communications and informed functions. Provides guidance and directions to the Communications Squadron through planning, coordinating, and directing a variety of functions including; maintenance, logistics plans, supply, multimedia, quality control, production control, ground radio, telecommunications, software test analysis, all data centers, technical service centers, help desk, communication networks (voice and data), network control centers, plans and programs, local computer program development and computer systems operations. Responsible for maintaining the integrity of all electronic and optical books and records of the Wing including review of computerized and manual systems, information processing equipment and software, and definition of the strategic direction of all information processing and communication systems and operations. Through subordinate supervisors in the Plans and Resources Flight and the Operations Flight, directs and supervises staff and production functions affecting very complex high performance equipment with a wide variety of high cost, sophisticated systems. Responsible for all technical support and maintenance activities to include computer and telephone technical support, radio maintenance, secure communications maintenance, and support equipment maintenance. Maintains contact with civilian and Military research and development agencies to achieve reliability, maintainability, supportability and technologically current equipment or systems.

This position provides supervision, subordinate guidance, and team leadership to dual status and non-dual status incumbents. Incumbent performs long-term planning and organizational development necessary to accomplish IT and telecommunications functions for programs essential ANG daily operations, training, and readiness mission.

Subject to Night and/or Rotating Shifts

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Infrequent/Rare

Relocation Authorized

  • No