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Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  14-T-Army-034

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$58,246.00 to $75,720.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 to Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Indianapolis, IN View Map
United States Citizens


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

JOB SUMMARY:    This position is located in an information management organization.  Its purpose is to manage the frequency spectrum, radio, secure communications, and communications security (COMSEC) programs of the state National Guard.

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 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: 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




  • Occasional Travel
  • Limited travel.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be in the grades: E6-E8
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a secret security clearance
  • Must be a member of the Indiana National Guard or be willing to join
  • Must participate in direct deposit


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

  • Manages the command’s COMSEC program. Interprets a variety of Department of Defense (DoD), major military component and National Guard Bureau (NGB) guidance and develops the state policy implementing higher agency policies and directives.  Provides oversight and technical support to COMSEC account administrators throughout the state. Conducts audits and inspections of subordinate accounts.  Interfaces with numerous DoD and NGB activities and commands to resolve COMSEC issues and provides input on proposed changes affecting the command.  Reports findings of COMSEC audits/inspections to NGB and the appropriate COMSEC organizations.  Coordinates with applicable organizations/offices to resolve complex COMSEC issues.  Determines requirements for and distributes COMSEC key, radio hopsets, etc. for the state.
  • Develops and manages the command spectrum management program, which includes all aspects of bandwidth spectrum management.  Maintains the state frequency authorization document.  Coordinates with agency level COMSEC account managers to maintain current allocations and obtain new authorizations.  Maintains the state frequency emitter list.  Coordinates with numerous state and federal agencies to ensure required frequencies are available for multi-agency operations, state compacts, convoy movements, etc.  Allocates and assigns frequencies to supported activities within the state.  Prepares, publishes, and disseminates Signal Operating Instructions (SOI) using automated systems.  Provides guidance, and technical assistance to subordinate elements concerning SOI preparation and frequency management.
  • Manages the states non-tactical radio networks, to include High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF), and trunked systems.  Provides guidance and assistance to activities operating radio nets and ensures operational readiness of same, to include Military Affiliated Radio System (MARS).  Manages satellite communications (SATCOM) interfaces, to include up/down links, digital to wireless integration, and satellite phones.  Develops plans and procedures to support emergency and/or contingency operations in support of state or national requirements.
  • Manages the state’s Secure Telephone Unit (STU-III) program and serves as the STU-III/STE (Secure Telephone Equipment) user representative.  Responsible for determining hardware distribution requirements, key distribution, and operational status of the states’ secure telephone and securable facsimile assets.  Coordinates STU-III net calls as 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 Telecommunications Specialist position at the GS-11 grade level, you must have at least 36 months of:

    • Experience, education, or training involving the knowledge of the needs of communications users.  Experience using computer and automation systems.
    • Experience that demonstrates a combination of specialized communications knowledge at management level. Experience reviewing training programs to ensure local requirements are met and enhance the awareness of state-of-the art and future technology. Experience involving applicable agency spectrum management (i.e., Communication Security (COMSEC) regulations, policies, and procedures in order to coordinate, plan, and satisfy user requirements and to interpret and develop state policies and procedures.  Experience involving technical or analytical work pertaining to multiple areas of telecommunications systems, facilities, services, and procedures.
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Knowledge of a wide range of communications concepts, principles and practices: i.e. HF & VHF radio transmissions; Satellite communications; and Secure Telephone Unit requirements; 
  • Special knowledge of digital and analog radio communications requirements and operating techniques, and sources of data to evaluate complex requirements and proposals, to define, coordinate, plan, and satisfy communication requirements.
  • Understanding of electronic communications equipment, systems, services and transmission media along with basic electronics theory and operating principles.
  • In depth knowledge of applicable agency spectrum management, COMSEC regulations, policies, and procedures in order to coordinate, plan, and satisfy user requirements and to interpret and develop state policies and procedures.

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.  

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, 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: 1019219.   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)


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-034, TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, and 1019219.  The email can be sent to NICHOLAS.R.PARKS4.MIL@MAIL.MIL.

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