Army National Guard Units (Title 32) IT SPECIALIST (SYSADMIN) in Indianapolis, Indiana

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Indianapolis, IN
Work Schedule is Full Time - Indefinite

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (6 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 11/1/2016 (8 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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 (JFHQ-J6)

JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of the position is to serve as a systems administrator on one or more of the systems maintained/administered throughout the state. The systems administered involve multiple computers that use multiple operating systems. The incumbent is responsible for installing and testing the system security configuration and monitoring, operating, troubleshooting and maintaining server hardware and software.

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 permanent potential.


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: ENL: 25B, 25N, 25U, 25Z WO: 255A, 255N, 255S OFF: 25 & 53 Series


T-32 Technician, T32 AGR or Traditional soldier with the Indiana Army National Guard.

Member of another states National Guard but willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard.

Reservist/IRR or an active duty soldier who is willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard.

Prior service with no military status at this time but willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard (Must submit a DD214 when applying to be considered)


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

  • Develops, modifies, and tests overall system backup and recovery strategies for assigned systems.
  • Serves as a technical focal point for the installation and configuration of hardware and software on personal computers and for personal data assistants associated with assigned systems.
  • Serves as a systems administrator responsible for planning, coordinating, modifying, implementing, and troubleshooting in order to meet customer needs. Work pertains to the administration of all systems, including a myriad of associated hardware platforms, software applications and numerous interfaces included in the Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN).
  • Serves as a technical focal point on multiple operating systems and computer platforms. Provides technical assistance and advice to personnel involved in system design, programming, database design, and modifying commercially developed software. Determines equipment and communications requirements and interfaces with other systems. Evaluates machine usage and develops plans for the necessary acquisition to support future automation (hardware and software) requirements.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and recommends hardware/software changes to various computer systems. Considers factors such as compatibility with standard systems, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment. Installs, configures and tests products and equipment being reviewed.
  • Develops guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), bulletins and flyers regarding the operation/use of assigned C4 systems, services, and activities. Analyzes policies, regulations, and system provisions governing standard operating systems and provides assistance and advisory services to users .
  • Implements systems software changes, operating system releases and maintains the operational status of systems. Coordinates with system developers to resolve solutions to hardware and/or software malfunctions.
  • Performs security management in accordance with National Guard Bureau (NGB) regulations and state policies. Reviews and implements local policies regarding system access, network rights, and physical access to systems and equipment.
  • Implements state policy relating to systems storage requirements. Designs and modifies the storage structure and correlation between systems. Modifies system parameters on multiple operating systems, integrating the use of Storage Area Networks (SAN), to achieve maximum system efficiency. Analyzes system operations to identify inefficiencies and takes action to resolve problems and ensure optimal performance and consistency.
  • Provides input to the state Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) procedures for system disaster recovery. COOP recovery includes reestablishment of systems at multiple sites and locations.
  • Troubleshoots problems and implements changes on multiple computer platforms. Diagnoses system failures to isolate source of problems between equipment, system software, and application programs. Provides solutions by modifying codes, devising fixes, documenting problems and advising responsible party. Interacts with peers and vendors to resolve hardware and software problems and reports unresolved problems.
  • Plans and schedules the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems, and software applications. Considers factors such as compatibility, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment. Directs testing of vendor-provided software. Advises staff on issues pertaining to operating systems and hardware status.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional mission travel may be required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • 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

In order to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this IT Specialist (SysAdmin) position at the GS-11 grade level, you must have at least 36 months of:

  • experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled the applicant 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.
  • experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization AND 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 AND experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment AND 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:
  • Knowledge of a variety of operating systems (ex. Windows 7, Windows 10, Server 2008, Server 2012, UNIX and VMWARE, etc.) on desktop and server.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools sufficient to provide technical guidance on the implementation of emerging technologies.
  • Ability to lead team members assigned to one or more locations in the state.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods used for planning and managing the implementation, update, and integration of information system components.
  • Skill in troubleshooting problems and implementing changes on multifaceted and interdependent computer platforms.
  • Skill in modifying application code and devising software patches or workarounds, documenting problems and advising the responsible party on support issues.
  • Knowledge of, and skill in applying system design techniques, programming languages and hardware capabilities to analyze requests for new and modified applications.
  • Knowledge of and skill in applying storage management practices, assignment of resources, and file management techniques.
  • Skill in using performance tuning tools and techniques that are used to optimize systems functionality in order to meet installation systems requirements.
  • Knowledge of the techniques and practices necessary to implement fault tolerance on a diverse number of complex systems and applications in order to optimize functionality and service to the customer base.
  • Knowledge of system diagnostic tools and structured techniques for the recovery of failed systems and data access.
  • Knowledge of analysis and design techniques to develop system software modifications, systems administration policy and procedures for use across the organization.
  • Knowledge of the overall architecture of the systems administered in order to install and maintain software and hardware configurations.
  • Knowledge of state-of-art system software technology and related computer equipment to perform studies and to evaluate system changes.
  • Knowledge of the provisions and state-of-art hardware, software, and various approaches to networking and interfaces, as well as existing C4 infrastructure, to determine the applicability and susceptibility for use within the state.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of IT standards, principles, concepts, methods, policies, and authorized approaches.
  • Knowledge of agency applications, operating systems and components, protocols, and various hardware and software used throughout the state in order to conduct system administration functions.
  • Knowledge of agency security principles and methods.

Educational Requirements and/or Substitution of Education for Experience:

For the GS-5 level (6 months), a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree may be substituted for the experience requirements. At the GS-7 level (12 months), one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. At the GS-9 level (24 months), a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted. 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 performed in a typical office setting. Special safety precautions are not required.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work is sedentary. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

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.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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: 17-T-Army-004, IT SPECIALIST (SYSADMIN), and 1818805. The email can be sent to ASHELY.E.BOHALL.MIL@MAIL.MIL.


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Other Information

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.

Salary Range: $61,137.00 to $79,478.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2210-11/11

Promotion Potential: 11

Supervisory Status: No


Control Number: 453684000

Job Announcement Number: 17-T-Army-004