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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:IT Specialist (INET), GS-2210-11

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NGTX-13-025

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Tuesday, December 18, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Austin, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Texas Army National Guard Membership is Required (See Announcement)

JOB SUMMARY:

Texas Military Forces

LONE STAR VALUES

 

Loyalty Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Opportunity
Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Networked
Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Ethics
Honor the public trust, exceed standards and expectations

Selfless Service Place the welfare of the Texas Military Forces, State and Nation first
Texas Spirit
Embrace the courageous spirit of our people, history and culture
Adaptability
Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad

 

TEXAS AIR/ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

 

EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

This position is located in the JFTX-KM, Camp Mabry, Austin, TX.  The purpose of this position involves design, implementation, and management of the state's National Guard Web page along with the design and management of the Visual Information (VI) program.  

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:   This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Air/Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Air/Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Air/Army National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please visit http://www.nationalguard.com/guard-basics/eligibility-requirements?icid=meganav_guard-basics-eligibility-requirements_20110720 or contact a Texas Air National Guard recruiter at 210-925-5826 or a Texas Army National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 before applying for this position.

 

Open Areas of Consideration: State-Wide Excepted. This includes:

    • All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Air/Army National Guard.
    • All current members of the Texas Air/Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Air/Army National Guard.

 

Appointment Factors: This is a Permanent Excepted Position open to Enlisted members ranking E-5 Not to Exceed E-9, Warrant Officers ranking O-1 Not to Exceed O-3, and Officer ranking O-1 Not to Exceed O-3.  This is a Bargaining Unit position.
 
Remarks:  Prior knowledge management experience is preferred; must be willing to attend Knowledge Management and/or Sharepoint training.


PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

 

THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTANCE OF A MILITARY FEDERAL TECHNICIAN POSITION MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION AND / OR REPAYMENT OF MILITARY INCENTIVES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING EDUCATION SERVICES (INCENTIVES) OFFICE OR THE RECRUITING/RETENTION OFFICE.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Veteran's preference is not applicable in this agency.
  • Baseline physical is not required.
  • PCS expenses are not authorized.
  • Must be willing to become a member of the Texas Air/Army National Guard.

DUTIES:

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As an IT Specialist (INET) with the Texas Air/Army National Guard, your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Plans, designs, develops, tests, implements, and manages the Internet, Intranet, and Extranet activities, including systems/applications development and technical management of web sites.  Reviews agency policies concerning web sites and develops state policies accordingly.  Interfaces with all state staff offices and units to collect files, data, publications, and current information, in an electronic format, to consolidate, organize and create interactive web pages with necessary hypertext links to produce accessible "online" information.  Manages Internet server operations through continuous maintenance and updates of information as dictated by the staff offices and units.  Works with the functional proponents of databases to convert those databases to interactive HTML web page files.  Assists staff offices and units with technical advice and information for efficient data transmission into web pages.   Ensures all material presented is in compliance with copyright requirements and that Web design is in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act for accessibility.  Works with the Database Manager to develop interactive databases for applications on the web.
  • Plans and administers the state's VI program.  Develops policies, directives, and standard operating procedures (SOP).  Manages the state's VI architecture, ensuring all changes are properly documented.  Maintains close liaison with Department of Army, Department of Air Force, National Guard Bureau (NGB), federal and state agencies, business leaders, STARC staff and operational personnel to ensure efficient VI operations.  Forecasts and executes the state's VI budget, to include procurement of equipment and supplies.
    Coordinates all activities related to the full range of VI products and services for the state such as still photography (photo-chemical and digital video), manual and computer-generated graphics, presentation services (conference rooms and classrooms), VI equipment and product loan, video (acquisition, production, post-production and duplication), audio (production and duplication), video teleconferencing, closed circuit television, and master antenna and cable television.  Coordinates with various outside agencies/contractors on projects that may involve research, procurement and installation of contract services.
  • Directs design of unique projects from inception to completion through application of innovative solutions in the use of multimedia technologies.  Accepts or rejects customer produced or procured materials.  Analyzes statistical information, personnel data, or general descriptions of information to be visually depicted.  Selects appropriate visual media for the project that will best represent the information to be presented.  Manages production of electronic and printed material in the form of slides, displays, newsletters, pamphlets, web pages, posters, and leaflets for various activities.  Directs page layouts allowing for line art, photographs, graphs and other graphics. 
  • Provides higher-level management with VI products, services, consultation, facilities (studio or presentation room) and equipment to support functional areas, to include command and control, training, logistics, medical, personnel, special operations, engineering, and public affairs.
  • Manages the state Visual Information Support Center.  Responsible for training and coordinating equipment      usage.  Manages stock videos, audio computer graphics, slides, photographs, line drawings and hardcopy clip  art libraries (to include manuals, CD ROMs, videotapes, videodisks, etc.).  Maintains the state defense visual   information activity number (DVIAN) account.  Coordinates VI usage logs and submits required reports.
  • Manages the installation, set up, and technical support of the state's Distributed Training Technology (DTT) / Distance Learning Network (DLN).  Serves as a member of the state DTT/DLN Advisory Board.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General Experience Required  

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 Required
In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the GS-11 grade level you must:

  • Must have 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. 


Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted for the experience requirements. Course work that required the development or adaptation of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field.

 

Are you using education to qualify? You MUST submit legible transcripts to support your educational claims.  All coursework must have been taken from an accredited institution.
Foreign education: Your transcripts must have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in evaluating foreign credentials in order to be acceptable. 
Only education/experience gained by closing date of this position will be considered.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:

AFSC: 17DXB, 3D, 3C0XX, 3C2XX 

OAOC:   53

WMOS:  255A 255N, 255S 
OBR:     25

EMOS:   25B, 25U, 25Z

 

Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS/AFSC to apply or be considered for selection. Selected Excepted applicant (if applicable) must complete the MOS/AFSC qualifications and requirements within 1 year of appointment.

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. 
Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 
 
Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified. All other applicants will receive a numerical score and the top qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main New Employee Website -
http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. 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.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the 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.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

  1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
  2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your Resume and some application tips):
http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/resumeandapplicationtips.asp#icc
 
Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

  • You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
  • You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Monday, December 17, 2012
  • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:
      1. Go to https://www.applicationmanager.gov and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.
      2. Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 781558. Click Select a Vacancy.
      3. Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.
  • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to https://www.applicationmanager.gov and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)
  • If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.

 

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:

  • If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.
  • If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire 


Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.
If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

  1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
  2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
  3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.
  • By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • JFTX-J1-HR Form 5 (FIIL OUT, PRINT OUT AND SIGN IN INK AND UPLOAD TO USA-JOBS)
  • Resume
  • Transcript

 

To download the JFTX-J1-HR Form 5:
http://www.texasnationalguard.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf
 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

For help building your resume in USA-Jobs Resume Builder:

http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRO Customer Service
Phone: (512)782-6725
TDD: (512)782-6725
Email: HRO-APPLICATIONS@TX.NGB.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
J Staff
2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX
78703

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission. Social Security Number


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy ID Number for this announcement is: 781558
1. Title of Job

IT Specialist (DATA MGT), GS-2210-11
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


11

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties


001 IT Specialist (INET)

21. Geographic Availability


480330453 Austin, TX

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. What is your current status pertaining to Texas Air/Army National Guard membership?

A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Texas Air/Army National Guard.
B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Texas Air/Army National Guard.
C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, ect.) member of the Texas Air/Army National Guard.
D. No, I am not an active member of the Texas Air/Army National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member of the Texas Air/Army National Guard. (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Texas Air recruiter at 210-925-5826 or a Army National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 before applying for this position).
E. No, I am not an active member of the Texas Air/Army National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Texas Air/Army National Guard.

2. Select your current rank, or the rank at which you are eligible to join the Texas Air/Army National Guard.

A. Officer: O-1 to O-3
B. Army Warrant Officer: W-1 to W-3.
C. Enlisted: E-5 to E-7.
D. Enlisted: E-8 to E-9.
E. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have conferred with a Texas Air/Army National Guard Recuriter and verified that I am eligible to enlist within the ranks of O-1 (Second Lieutenant) NTE O-3 (Captain).
F. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have conferred with a Texas Army National Guard Recuriter and verified that I am eligible to enlist within the ranks of W-1 (Warrant Officer 1) NTE W-3 (Chief Warrant Officer 3).
G. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have conferred with a Texas Air/Army National Guard Recruiter and verified that I am eligible to enlist within the ranks of E-5 (Sergeant) NTE E-9 (Sergeant Major).
H. No, I am not enlisted as one of the above listed ranks, nor am I eligible to enlist as any of the above listed ranks.

3. Do you currently possess one of the following AFSC's or Compatible Military Assignments?

A. AFSC: 17DXB, 3D, 3C0XX, 3C2XX
B. OFF: 25, 53.
C. WO: 255A, 255N, 255S.
D. EMOS: 25B, 25M, 25R, 25U, 25V.
E. Yes, I possess one of the AFSC's: 17DXB, 3D, 3C0XX, or 3C2XX.
F. Yes, I possess the Compatible Military Assignment as OFF: 25, or 53.
G. Yes, I possess the Compatible Military Assignment as WO: 255A, 255N, or 255S.
H. Yes, I possess the Compatible Military Assignment as EMOS: 25B, 25M, 25R, 25U or 25V.
I. No, but I am eligible and able to complete the MOS/AFSC qualifications and requirements to fall within the above listed Compatible Military Assignment within 1 year of appointment.
J. No, and I will not be completing the MOS/AFSC qualifications and requirements within 1 year of appointment required to be considered for this announcement.

4. Do you have 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 AND 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?

A. Yes.
B. No.

5. Do you have 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 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?

A. Yes, I meet the experience requirement listed above.
B. No, but I have a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. (Major study-computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering, or course work that required the development or adaptation of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field. The education is in fields directly related to the type of work for the position). (Example: BS in Human Resources Development).
C. No, I do not meet the experience and/or education listed above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

6. Knowledge of and skill to apply current Internet technologies, standard Internet protocols, Internet server operations and operating systems to the design of the web site.

7. Knowledge of Internet security principles and protocols, usability concepts, i.e. navigational aids, site architecture, knowledge management, and information delivery systems that enable all potential users to access information contained on the Web pages.

8. Knowledge of current Web-based application and accessibility technologies, U.S. copyright laws, accessibility factors including those specified in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended in 1998) to advise on the appropriate use of copyrighted material and ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

9. Knowledge of standard database management principles and methods, and programming and scripting languages.

10. Skill in determining the most appropriate methods for delivering information via the Internet, design and develop Internet applications that meet the state's electronic requirements for services to internal and external audiences.

11. Ability to organize work, set priorities, determine resource requirements, monitor progress and evaluate outcomes of all assigned programs.

12. Thorough knowledge of visual arts, video graphic, and photographic methods and techniques as well as thorough knowledge of the subject matter supported or depictd to plan visual products and services that interpret subject matter content.

13. Knowledge of the organizations' mission and functions to develop original designs, concepts, or visual styles for publications, exhibits, or presentation material that present to the public the ideas of image desired, evoke certain viewer responses, or reduce the cost of production, installation, or maintenance of the visual product.

14. Have you included the required JFTX-J1-HR-Form 5 (filled out completely and signed)?
http://www.texasnationalguard.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

A. Yes, I have.
B. No.

15. Your ratings in this questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency, if selected. Review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position


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Job Announcement Number:

NGTX-13-025

Control Number:

330566200