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    This National Guard position is for a Supervisory IT Specialist (Policy and Planning), Position Description Number D1580000 and is part of the WY Deputy Chief of Staff Information Management, National Guard.

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    This position serves as the chief of an information management division/branch as an IT Helpdesk and Mailroom supervisor responsible for managing multiple personnel and budgets. The organization provides support for the assigned portion of the command, control, communications and computers (C4) program.

    (1) Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the organization, ensuring that the advice and assistance provided complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs.
    (2) Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
    (3) Represents the organization with a variety of state and functional area organizations.
    (4) Develops goals and objectives that integrate division/branch and overall C4 program objectives.
    (5) Establishes, develops, and maintains effective working relationships with National Guard Bureau and state personnel at all management levels.

    ** This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties. **

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    Open to US Army, Army Reserves, and Army Nat'l Guard military mbrs only
    Must be assessed into WY ARNG before appt. May take up to 120 days.
    Must submit ERB/ORB or DA Fm 2-1.
    Provide last NCOER/OER, PAA Summary or Ltr of Recommendation in lieu of.
    Warrants & Officers not assigned to WYARNG must submit NGB Fm 62E
    Refer to Required Documents section for additional details and links.
    May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    Required to complete IA Technical Level II (IAT-II) within 6 months of appointment.

    Paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
    Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position over 180 days will result in suspension or termination these military incentives. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact the Wyoming Army National Guard Education Services Officer, (307) 772-5126 for more information regarding military enlistment, retention and student loan repayment incentives.
    Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP) and TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS).
    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE authorized, if eligible. Subject to funding and TAG approval.
    PCS is not authorized in lieu of incentives.
    Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.
    Veteran's preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).

    Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
    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.
    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.


    PDCN: D1580000
    Para/Line #: 1224/300, 1224/100

    Min: O1/2LT, E7/SFC, CW2
    Max: O2/1LT, E9/SGM, CW5

    This is not a commissioning opportunity.

    DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This series covers two-grade interval administers that manage, supervise, lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services. This series covers only those positions for which the paramount requirement is knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods; e.g., data storage, software applications, networking.

    Must possess 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.

    Must possess at least 36 months 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.

    NOTE: Minimum Requirements and Specialized Experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide from (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar 2017) dates and hours worked per week with description of your specialized experience on the resume.

    Reference: DoD 8570.01-M, Information Assurance (IA) Workforce Improvement Program, Para C3.2.4. IA Technical Level II (IAT-II) training requirements

    - Within 6 months of assignment of IA duties all military and government civilian IAM personnel must achieve IA Baseline Certification unless a waiver is granted. New hires' qualification periods begin the date they start in the position.

    - IAT-I certification is the minimum requirement prior to IA Managers authorizing unprivileged access for personnel performing IAT-I through IAT-III functions.

    - An individual needs to obtain only one of the "approved certifications" for IAT-II to meet the minimum requirement. (Para: AP3.2.4.)

    o SSCP = System Security Certified Practitioner
    o CCNA-Security = Cisco Certified Network Associate-Security
    o GSEC = Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials
    o Security+ Computing Environment (CE)
    o CySA+ = Cybersecurity Analyst (A CompTIA certification formerly listed as CSA+)
    o GICSP = Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional

    - Include copies of certificate(s) if previously completed with application and is current.

    - Personnel in management category positions must be issued and retain an appointing letter to their IA duties including a statement of responsibilities for the system. A completed copy will be maintained in the individual's personnel record.

    - Personnel in management category positions must maintain certifications, as required by the certifying provider, to retain privileged system access.

    - Personnel who are not appropriately qualified within 6 months of assignment to a position or who fail to maintain their certification status shall not be permitted privileged access and may lose their position of assignment if employee fails to attain or return to certified status.

    MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

    MOS: 25 Series

    Must possess a valid state's driver's license.



    *** College transcripts must be submitted if substituting 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.

    Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

    You must provide transcripts to support your Educational claims.

    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 (www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx)

    The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:

    Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via www.USAJOBS.gov. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

    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


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

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    Required Documents

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

    1. Resume

    * Full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
    * A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy
    * Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
    * List all pertinent civilian and military experiences.
    * Describe duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.

    2. Records Review
    * US Army, US Army Reserves, and Army National Guard members must submit an Officer/Enlisted Records Brief (ORB/ERB) or DA Form 2-1 with application.

    3. Appraisals/Evaluation Reports
    a. Technicians: Include 3 previous performance appraisals with application. If less than 3, include a Letter of Recommendation from a Supervisor with application.
    b. Drill Status Member: Last 3 NCOERs/OERs: If three NCOER/OERs are not available, Soldier must include at least one Letter of Recommendation from the military command.

    Note: Do not submit a Letter of Recommendation from anyone that may be involved in the hiring decisions for this position.

    4. Certificates (applicable to position)

    5. NGB Form 62E, Application for Federal Recognition as an Army National Guard Officer and Appointment as a Reserve Commissioned Officer of the Army in the Army National Guard of the United States.
    Officers and Warrant Officers not assigned to the WY Army National Guard must submit
    * Complete pages 1-3 in their entirety. Page 4, Applicant Signature; Full signature and date is needed. Do not proceed further on form.
    * Form may be obtained here: http://www.ngbpdc.ngb.army.mil/forms/Adobe/ngb62-E.pdf

    6. College transcripts must be submitted if substituting education for experience.

    7. Cover Letter - Optional

    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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    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.


    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/11025169

    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

    Andrew Wagnon


    WY Deputy Chief of Staff Information Management
    5410 Bishop Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY 82009
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    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!

    WYOMING ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is a Title 32 Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Wyoming Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

    AREA 6: NATIONWIDE JOB OPPORTUNITY DUAL STATUS TECHNICIAN - MERIT PROMOTION: Open to current military members of the US Army, Army Reserves or Army National Guard and eligible to transfer to the Wyoming Army National Guard.

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