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Job Title:IT Specialist (Network)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:FL13-028

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$54,032.00 to $77,138.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 16, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Pinellas Park, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current military members of or any individuals who are eligible to obtain military membership in the Florida National Guard

JOB SUMMARY:

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 State and your community!

FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted 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 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.

This position is located at HHC, 53rd IBCT, Pinellas Park, FL

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  This position is in the Excepted Federal Civil Service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709", and is open to Category 1: All permanent/indefinite military technicians in the Florida National Guard; Category 2: All current military members of the Florida National Guard; and Category 3: All individuals who qualify for membership in the Florida National Guard.  First consideration will be given to Category 1.

INTRODUCTION:  This position is located in an information management organization.   The purpose of this position is to function as a technical specialist on issues relating to the wide area network (WAN) and local area network (LAN) systems and their integration of the network.  The work involves network administration, optimization, and performance in support of the state’s wide area command and control integrated network.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment

DUTIES:

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Performs a wide variety of network device configuration and connectivity tasks.  Executes procedures and coordinates corrective action to optimize network performance.  Implements the standard configuration software loads for all network devices.  Uses remote management software tools to maintain and update configuration, protocol, and user/system files.  Executes appropriate action to ensure backup processes are completed.  Evaluates the performance of network devices such as servers, workstations, and peripheral devices, and remote access systems.  Coordinates the development and implementation of configuration management plans for complex LANs and WANs with supported elements to include headquarters staff elements, tenant activities, state government, regional operating activities, and national agencies.  Implements plans and procedures for remote installation of applications, and upgrades using state of the art software. Responsible for providing expert technical advice and guidance on digital communications issues to ensure the integration of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems and services and to solve integration and interoperability issues.  Understands and provides input to the deployment and implementation of C4ISR systems within the command. Receive, install and track all software and software updates for communication systems within the command. Plans for and implements complex Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) with supported elements. Installs, operates and maintains Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment and manages the receipt and distribution of COMSEC material within the command.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Must 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. 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:  GS-11 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.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  GS-09 must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment. Experience scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency. 

 

MULTIPLE LEVEL RECRUITMENT:  This position is being advertised using multiple level recruitment to allow for consideration of applicants with the basic skills necessary to develop to the full journeyman level of the position.  If a less than fully qualified applicant is selected, incumbent may be trained and developed until proficiency is gained to full journeyman level.  If less than fully qualified is selected for this position, the position has potential to Grade GS-11.

 

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS.  Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position in one of the following:  EMOS: 25B, 25U.

 

MILITARY GRADE:  Enlisted

Only applicants in military grade E6 through E7 will be considered.

Please include your military grade in your resume.


 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs WILL NOT be authorized.

APPLICANTS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR STATE INCENTIVES MANAGER TO DETERMINE IF ACCEPTING THIS POSITION WILL AFFECT ANY BONUS RECEIVED FROM THE MILITARY.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. 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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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.

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 addtional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional 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 addtional 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 addtional 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 addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.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 Resources 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 Resources Office 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.

 

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 -- Wednesday, December 12, 2012

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.      Go to http://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: 789712. 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 http://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.

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.

·        POC:  

Florida National Guard
Attention: SSG Sarah Wester (904) 823-0656
789712



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

·        Current Resume (For full consideration, please include job titles, starting and ending dates of related experience to include at least month and year. (e.g. January 2008-Present))

·        Transcripts (if applicable)

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), 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 our resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sarah B. Wester
Phone: (904)823-0656
Email: EDITH.SARAH.WESTER@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
Florida National Guard
Dept of the Army and Air Force
82 Marine St
St Augustine, FL
32084
USA

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 done, if you are found qualified your name will be forwarded on a referral certificate 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

789712
1. Title of Job

IT Specialist (Network)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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

7. Background Information

While serving as a federal employee, have you ever been terminated for cause or resigned after being notified that you would be terminated/separated?
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

09
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 (Network)

21. Geographic Availability

122530103 Pinellas Park, FL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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

23. Job Related Experience

Enter number of years in this position.
Enter number of months in this position that do not equal a complete year.  Example:  5 yrs 2 mos
24. Personal Background Information

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

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently a Category 1 applicant? A Category 1 applicant is a permanent or excepted indefinite technician employed with the Florida Army or Air National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

2. Are you a Category 2 applicant? Category 2 applicants include current members of the Florida Army or Florida Air National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

3. Are you a Category 3 applicant? Category 3 applicants are individuals who qualify for membership in the Florida Army or Florida Air National Guard but are not current members.

A. Yes
B. No

4. In the event that you are not found to be qualified, do you consent to the release of your name to the labor organization?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Are you an active member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard?

A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.), member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
D. No, I am not an active member of the Florida National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard? (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Florida Army National Guard recruiter at (800) 464-8273 or the Florida Air National Guard recruiter at (800) 824-8495 before applying for this position.).
E. No, I am not an active member of the Florida National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Florida National Guard.

Read the options below carefully and choose the one that best applies.

6. Have you completed basic training in at least one branch of the military that would enable you to enlist in the Florida National Guard by the close date of this announcement?

A. Yes
B. No

7. Are you currently receiving Federal Military retirement pay? If you are retired military or planning on retirement within the next year, you will not be eligible to join the Florida Army or Air National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

8. This position is only open to Enlisted members in the rank of SSG/E6 through SFC/E7. Please choose the option below that best describes your current military rank.

A. SSG/E6
B. SFC/E7
C. I am not currently in the rank of SSG/E6 through SFC/E7.

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide.

9. Do you possess experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled you 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.

A. Yes
B. No

10. 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; 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?

A. Yes
B. No

11. Do you have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system; experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; experience scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency?

A. Yes
B. No

For each of the following tasks, chose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement. 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 this 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.

12. Providing expert technical advice and guidance on digital communications issues to ensure the integration of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems and services and to solve integration and interoperability issues.

13. Receive, install and track software and software updates for communication systems within a command/organization.

14. Install, operate and maintain Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment and manages the receipt and distribution of COMSEC material within the command/organization.

15. Provide training and technical support for tactical communication systems to subordinate elements.

16. Familiar with computer programming techniques, systems and applications.

17. Familiar with network topology concepts, LAN/WAN principles, and methods, network optimization techniques and acquisition management policies.

18. Analyze equipments and software reliability and utilization reports to identify and define problem areas and to establish end-to-end systems performance levels.

19. Coordinate Field Service Representative (FSR) and Digital System Engineer (DSE) support for the command.

20. Coordinate and track maintenance and life cycle replacement of C4ISR systems.

21. Research and analyze data.

22. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

23. Assist with the development and submission of satellite access requests (SAR) in support of C4ISR systems.


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Job Announcement Number:

FL13-028

Control Number:

331515000