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Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:14-T-Army-031

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$59,339.00 to $77,138.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, January 21, 2014 to Tuesday, February 04, 2014




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Indianapolis, IN View 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, J-6, Indianapolis, Indiana

JOB SUMMARY:    The purpose of this position is to manage the development of the state’s enterprise Information Technology (IT) goals, objectives, plans and policies to include identifying business requirements for new systems and developing basic application requirements utilizing systems analysis principles and methods in coordination with area experts.  The work directly supports the C4 requirement for developing and maintaining the state Strategic IT Plan which involves defining the current business and IT environment and projecting future requirements for fiscal and manpower resources for IT personnel and training.

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 permanent Excepted Service position.

MILITARY RANK REQUIREMENTS:   E-5 thru E-9, WO1 thru CW4, or O-1 thru O-2

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: Officer Branch: 25, Officer AOC: 53, Warrant Officer: 255A, 255N, and 255S Enlisted: 25B


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


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be in the grades: E5-E9, WO1-CW4, or O1-O2
  • Must be a member of the IN Army National Guard
  • Must participate in direct deposit


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

  •  Develops and manages the state IT Plan.  Provides support in the planning and analysis phase to ensure the mission and program management principles are documented.
  • Ensures the completion and review of life-cycle trends and cost-benefit analysis for installation information systems and support services.
  • Develops information policies, plans and programs for the state in conjunction with the supervisor and the various division/branch chiefs.
  • Periodically analyzes existing policies and procedures for application of security and information assurance compliance in all planning and IT management activities.
  • Reviews applicable NGB, and Joint Technical Architectures for integration into the state IT architecture.
  • Develops, documents and maintains the state IT architecture in support of the C4 program goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates the completion and review of the various IT reporting requirements in conjunction with the supervisor and all division/branch chiefs.  Analyzes the division chiefs’ submissions to ensure accuracy and compliance with C4 policies and objectives.  Recommends changes and/or improvements.
  • Analyzes and manages the information management internal controls program, analyzing proposed systems determining the program impact and resource requirements along with reviewing budget management functions for program impact and compliance with C4 priorities and objectives.
  • Serves as a key analyst in the IT capital planning process.  Completes and reviews the state’s IT budget submission to ensure that it reflects the goals and objectives of the organization and that it addresses all state Enterprise requirements.  This submission is the basis for the state portion of the NGB Program Objective Memorandum (POM) submission.
  • Provides analysis and specifications for review by the organizational chief and the various division/branch chiefs to project fiscal impacts and requirements for budgetary issues.  Coordinates with the various C4 program managers in the analysis and reconciliation of fiscal issues in support of information management goals and program objectives.
  • Conducts analysis and audits of assessable C4 programs.  Analyzes findings and develops reports noting deficiencies found with suggested corrective actions designed to ensure the effective accomplishments of the C4 program goals, objectives and policies.
  • Analyzes new or proposed regulations, legislation, or operating procedures for impact on the IT programs and operations mission.  Develops regulatory and policy documents for the directorate.
  • Coordinates the completion of budget management functions in conjunction with all fiscal managers within the organization.  This includes analysis and review of the Annual Funding Program and the impact to the various C4 Program areas.  Prepares management reports and funding status based on the initiatives and objectives for review by the supervisor.
  • Analyzes and reviews the organization’s projects and policies to ensure compliance with the Enterprise Information Plan objectives.  Schedules and attends meetings and conferences.  Represents the organization at meetings and on committees.  Prepares briefings and reports.
  • 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 IT Specialist (PLCYPLN) position at the GS-11 grade level, you must have at least 36 months of:

    • general experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles to understand the stages required to automate a work process; experience may have been gained in work such as computer operator or assistant, computer sales representative, program analyst, or other positions that required the use or adaptation of computer programs and systems. 
    • specialized experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization; experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls; experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment; experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where is involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion. 
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Detailed knowledge of the mission, objectives, terminology and management practices and policies of the organization, the various supported state National Guard organizations and headquarters NGB.
  • Detailed knowledge of the information management policy and planning process in order to draft state C4 policies and plans.
  • Detailed knowledge of capital investment planning principles and methods; state enterprise architecture; and cost-benefit, life cycle, and trends analysis fundamentals and procedures to participate in the C4 capital planning process.
  • Detailed knowledge of the enterprise C4 goals and objectives to support the development of C4 goals, objectives, plans and policies.
  • Detailed knowledge of the various information programs and services operated within the organization to develop and monitor C4 metrics used in evaluating the accomplishment of C4 goals and objectives. 
  • Detailed knowledge of information resource management programs, fiscal law, NGB budgeting and accounting procedures, and the programming, planning, budgeting, and execution system.
  • Knowledge of information mission area policies, procedures, regulations and precedents.
  • Ability to review, analyze and resolve conflicts between local and higher headquarters regulations to ensure compatibility and compliance.
  • Ability to identify, maintain and protect official records.

Educational Requirements and/or Substitution of Education for Experience:  At the GS-11 level,

a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.  

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 is normally performed in an office setting with no unusual risks or discomforts.  The work area is properly heated, lighted, and ventilated.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work is normally sedentary in nature and is typically performed while seated in a chair. 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 Tuesday, February 04, 2014. 

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: 1016782.   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)


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:  14-T-Army-031, IT SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN), and 1016782.  The email can be sent to NICHOLAS.R.PARKS4.MIL@MAIL.MIL.

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