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    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

    This National Guard position is for a Supervisory IT Specialist (PLCYPLN), Position Description Number D2173P01and is part of the 158th Communications Flight, Vermont Air National Guard.

    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, your states and your community!

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

    Vermont Air National Guard personnel who are bonus recipients/student loan repayment program recipients may have their benefits terminated and/or recouped if selected as a Permanent/Indefinite Military Technician. Applicants should contact the VTANG Incentive Manager at 802-660-5211 to determine any possible termination and/or recoupment actions that may result from accepting this position.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Supervisory IT Specialist (Policy & Planning), GS-2210-12, your duties will be as follows:
    1. Analyzes requirements and establishes plans of action for improving IT applications. Analyzes existing and planned IT applications, both hardware and software, to determine current and future potential for enhancements. Based upon the organization's goals and objectives, an assessment of available resources, and extrapolation of cost benefit analysis data, recommends adjustments to IT priorities to meet changing business needs, program plans, goals and objectives. Develops project plans to meet those needs by identifying problem areas and considering a variety of possible solutions and alternatives. Analyzes existing systems to determine if enhancements are appropriate or if an entirely new system would be more cost effective. Analyzes plans and specifications, prepares justifications for new or enhanced information technology. Coordinates results of analysis with impacted organizations to ensure compatibility with existing architecture and recommends proposals to reduce conflicts. Develops milestones and performs as point of contact throughout the various phases of projects until successfully concluded.

    2. Performs as plans and policy advisor to functional users of information technology. Maintains required information assurance certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996, in order to ensure the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all information technology services. Develops and interprets policy for administering IT systems. Assesses policy needs and reviews, revises, and develops policies to govern IT activities and presents recommendations to higher-level management. Where necessary, modifies established plans and policies in response to changes in legislation or other directives. Through feasibility studies, assesses impact of changes on current programs and recommends changes to existing plans to ensure compliance. This includes long range planning, and involves defining current and future business requirements. Analyzes IT system development as it relates to the organization and ensures policy and guidance are available for its use, that necessary controls are in place, and systems operate as intended and provide all necessary capabilities. Develops migration plans for implementation of new technology. Assesses and identifies training needs that address activities where gaps in competency exist in either current or new technology. Develops training programs, or locates and recommends sources of training that ensure users can apply the best techniques in using IT. Provides technical assistance to system users and contractors. This includes keeping abreast of the latest developments in technology and conducting feasibility studies to evaluate systems performance as it relates to the organization.

    3. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Evaluates work performance of subordinates. Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters. Interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions. Hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher level supervisor or manager. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Identifies developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training. Finds ways to improve production or increase the quality of the work directed. Develops performance standards.

    4. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • National Guard Membership is required.
    • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

    MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:

    Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

    Military Grades: SMSgt/E8 - CMSgt/E9

    Compatible Military Assignments: Applicant must become assigned to a compatible 3D0XX or 3D1XX position.

    Mandatory knowledge education and experience of AFI 36-2101 must be met.


    Other Requirements: Must possess or obtain a Special Experience Identifier (SEI) 264, Information Assurance-Technical Level II (IAT II) certification or higher IAW DoD 8570.01M, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996.

    Must currently possess either 3D1XX or 3D0XX AFSC.

    Must possess or obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

    Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

    Qualifications

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 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.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have a minimum of 36 months of 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. Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.

    Please advise:

    1. Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position.

    2. An applicants RESUME must provide, in detail, how they meet the specialized experience listed.

    3. It must be documented with "from (mm/yy)" and "to (mm/yy)" dates and description of the specialized experience.

    4. If education or a degree is required as part of the "Specialized Experience", you must include transcripts.

    DO NOT copy the specialized experience qualifications word for word and place into your resume; you must describe your personal experience as it pertains to each statement.

    Education

    If you are using Education to qualify for this position, you must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.



    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

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    Required Documents

    Required Documents
    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Resume.

    2. AGO-VT Form 690-5, Military Experience and Education Resume.

    3. OF 306, Declaration of Federal Employment.

    Helpful Hints for Applying:

    - Ensure that your resume contains your full name, address and phone.

    - Include details about the experience that relates to the position you are applying for.

    - Be specific and always include Month and Year for the dates of your experience.

    - Be sure to include your applicable military experience and explain the duties of the MOS/AFSC held.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.

    If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of college transcripts that identify each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. You must submit transcripts when required. Photocopies are acceptable.

    If you have been or currently are a Federal Civil Service employee, please submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action, Form SF-50 if applicable.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

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    Amy Anderson

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    158th Communications Flight
    30 Falcon Street
    South Burlington, VT 05403
    US
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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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