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    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

    UNIT: 84th Troop Command, Cambridge, MN

    LOCATION: Cambridge, MN

    SELECTING OFFICIAL: MAJ Jeffery Nelson, 651-281-3846

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    Responsibilities

    A Computer Assistant, GS-0335-09, Integrates and maintains the organizational automation and brigade network infrastructure, consisting of the distribution and connectivity requirements of the various tactical automation systems and sensors, as stipulated by guidance from higher and local requirements. Responsible for implementation of configuration management plans for complex LANs and WANs with supported elements to include; headquarters staff elements, and subordinate organizations. Provides detailed technical advice for long-range decision planning related to tactical network management up and down the chain of command. Prepares briefings and presentations about the complexities of the tactical network. Reviews and evaluates new or upgraded tactical software packages.Serves as the organizational Information Assurance Security Officer (IASO). Initiates appropriate measures to maintain information assurance (network security and data protection) within the organization. Responsible for possessing and maintaining accreditation documentation on the various tactical automation systems and major network components. Develops and maintains documentation regarding network configuration, operating procedures, necessary to maintain the reliability of the network. Serves as network administrator responsible for configuring hubs and switches, monitoring network performance and installing network software/interim change packages (SCP/ICP). Oversees the distribution of applications and upgrades ensuring compliance with regulations and copyright laws. Utilize established procedures for remote distribution of applications and upgrades. Uses remote management software tools to maintain and update configuration, protocol and user/system files. Establishes procedures to maintain accurate records of authorized users of distributed software. Develops standard operating procedures for the operation of the network. Instructs lower graded information systems operator(s) in the administration and maintenance of the installation's network devices. Provide input to the development of the signal annexes of the organizational operation plan (OPLAN) or operation order (OPORD). Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Minnesota Army National Guard Membership is required.
    • Applicants who are not currently a member of the MN Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
    • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
    • 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.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
    • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
    • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
    • Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
    • May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
    • The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.
    • This position is temporary appointment.

    MILITARY GRADES: Enlisted, Warrant Officer

    COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: WO: BR 255A, 255S; ENL: CMF 25

    MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:
    Upon selection, individual must be assigned to a compatible military position and must also maintain satisfactory membership in the Minnesota National Guard.
    Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access. Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.

    Qualifications

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
    Experience, training, or education which demonstrates the applicants ability to follow directions, procedures, or systematic work methods which gives evidence of the candidates ability to perform this work. Experience using computer and automation systems.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    GS-09 - Must have at least 24 months experience maintaining continuity of production control; coordinating work load priorities and scheduling multiple requirements. Experience applying optional methods to new or developmental requirements and provide for program dependencies and priorities. Experience identifying computer requirements or techniques associated with the development and design of data processing systems. Experience in planning and programming requirements related to computer systems or applications.

    Education

    EDUCATION: NONE


    Additional information

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: D2072000

    REMARKS: No PCS available. Members with rank higher than identified in 'Key Requirements' are eligible to apply, but may be required to take a reduction should they be selected. The military grade of the supervisor must equal or exceed the grade of personnel supervised. Sensitivity Level 2.

    SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: ENLISTED, WARRANT OFFICER

    IAW NGR 600-25 AND AFI 36-101, grade inversion within the full-time workforce is not permitted.

    Acceptance of a Technician position may result in the termination of your Selected Reserve bonus.

    To view ALL MN National Guard Vacancies, go to: http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/careers/minnesota.php

    IMPORTANT NOTES:

    • Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.
    • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.
    • Males applicants born after 31 December 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System in compliance with the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, Section 1622 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
    The Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the position without discrimination for any non-merit reason(s) such as age, race, religion, gender, ethnic origin or non-disqualifying disability. Pre-selection is not only counter-productive to effective recruitment and placement, but also violates Minnesota National Guard Merit Placement principles and will not be tolerated. If you have information or questions regarding this issue, please contact the Equal Employment Manager at 651-282-4472 or 651-282-4078.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    AREAS OF PRIORITY: In Accordance with MN National Guard Regulation 690-335 (Army) or 36-1 (Air), Applications will be forwarded to the selection official to conduct reviews by area of priority as listed below

    Area 1: Current On-board Minnesota National Guard Title 32 Technicians who are in permanent or indefinite technician status as a result of being competitively hired within that National Guard component applying for a position within the component which they are currently employed.

    Area 2: Current Minnesota National Guard Title 32 Technicians who are in permanent or indefinite technician status as a result of being competitively hired at a sister component that is identified on the Position Vacancy Announcement (PVA), including onboard Title 5 employees that are also current members of MNNG; i.e. Army MNNG to Air MNNG, Air MNNG to Army MNNG.

    Area 3: All Minnesota National Guard members currently assigned to the MNANG or to the MNARNG applying for a position within the component in which they are currently assigned. i.e. temporary technician or Traditional Guardsman.

    Area 4: Currently assigned service members in other branches of the military outside of the Minnesota National Guard, to include those assigned to Active Duty, Reserve or other state's National Guard.

    Area 5: All individuals able to and willing to become members of the Minnesota National Guard including prior service not currently assigned to a military component and non-prior service US civilians.


    Evaluation Factors:
    Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of appropriate education, experience, training, self-development activities, and special awards. Candidates are considered on the basis of available information on their current application and supporting information that has been provided to this office. To ensure full consideration, applicants are urged to submit information about their training, self-development, outside experience, activities and awards. National Guard military (Part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements for a technician position. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard if the experience is related.

    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

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you MUST submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume and/or OF 612 showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format must include Month and Year, e.g, 02/2017, Feb 2017, ect.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: It is highly recommended that you also submit the AGO 163 to accurately reflect your military experience.

    Copies of the OF 612 and AGO 163: http://minnesotanationalguard.ng.mil/full-time-jobs-in-minnesota/

    Job Information: Vacancy Identification Number (19-296), title (Computer Assistant) and grade (GS-09) for which you are applying.

    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.

    https://www.abc.army.mil/

    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. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10448678

    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/.

    Agency contact information

    Jeffery Nelson

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    MN HHD 84TH TROOP COMMAND
    505 SPIRIT RIVER DR S
    CAMBRIDGE, MN 55008
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    MINNESOTA NATIONAL GUARD:

    This position is located in a Brigade/Group/Troop Command Headquarters. The purpose of this position is to service as the technical subject matter expert and full time advisor to the commander for the organization as well as the project leader for major network systems. The incumbent functions as the technical coordinator and/or technical specialist on issues relating to the Local Area Network (LAN)/Wide Area Network (WAN) system and its integration with the network.

    This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible MOS in the Minnesota Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment criteria, consult www.nationalguard.com

    **Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access. Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.**

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Army National Guard Units, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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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.

    CONTACTING US: After you have read all the instructions in this vacancy announcement, if you still have questions about this position or the application process, you may contact us at (651) 282-4155.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527151600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.