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Job Title:  Computer Assistant
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  KSAR-817654-13

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 to Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Salina, KS United StatesView Map
Open to all current members of the Kansas Army National Guard and current or prior service military members who are eligible to become members of the Kansas Army National Guard


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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military skill in the Kansas National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants who are not currently serving in the Kansas National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment.  For enlistment/appointment, contact 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273 for Army) or 1-800-TO-GO-ANG (1-800-864-6264 for Air Force). 

POSITION LOCATION:  AASF # 2, Salina Kansas 

***This position is in the excepted federal civil service  "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709".*** 


  • Army AGR personnel not eligible to apply as AGR

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): PCS is not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the government's best interest.

BONUS/INCENTIVE PROGRAM:  Individuals on bonuses and/or incentives may be subject to recoupment. Contact your education office (Army) or retention office manager (Air Force), for further information. 

GRADE/RANK INVERSION:  Grade and/or rank inversion is strictly prohibited.


  • Must be a current US citizen
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, veterans preference criteria does not apply
  • Kansas adheres to all Equal Employment Opportunity laws


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This position is located in the Logistics function of an Army National Guard (ARNG) Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF)/Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD).  The purpose of the position is to administer and maintain Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation (ULLS-A) at the AASF.  Position provides guidance to users in the daily operation and maintenance of the ULLS-A system and serves as the point of contact between the AASF and external supporting organizations (e.g., Combat Service Support Automation Management Office AVCRAD, National Guard).  The ULLS-A is a standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS) microcomputer based system of multiple relational databases to automate aircraft maintenance forms, historical records, supply processes, material readiness reporting and associated logistics operations in Army Aviation Units.  The incumbent is the subject matter expert on the ULLS-A system.  This position requires military membership.  It is designated for an ARNG Enlisted incumbent only.  In accordance with Department of the Army (DA) Pamphlet 611-21, the incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish Computer Assistant functions in support of programs essential to state ARNG daily operations, training, and readiness missions.  Creates local modifications to the STAMIS system.  Modifications within and among systems are created to provide for the communication of data between testing platforms and the STAMIS system.  Results are used to ensure the timely and accurate exchange of maintenance, supply and operational data between individual aircraft laptop computers and the Local Area Network (LAN). Works with multiple operating systems with guidelines that are not always specific or may not exist.  Monitors the transfer of data between aircraft laptops and LAN computers to ensure data integrity is maintained.  Monitors data back-up systems.  Ensures data and data files are accurately entered into a system through the Local Area Network (LAN).  Monitors database files from outside sources (e.g., inspection master files, component master files and reportable item files) to ensure data integrity and applicability.  Restores deleted data files as necessary.  Utilizes Standing Operating Procedures (SOP’s) in the event of ULLS-A failure.  Troubleshoots common or recurring problems experienced by laptop users.  Creates database inquiries to access local information stored in the ULLS-A.  Assists AASF users in preparing locally designed reports.  Creates, edits and saves database queries. Prioritizes work and necessary repair actions to ensure operating systems function correctly.  Ensures reports accurately reflect individual aircraft status.  Oversees AMSS processes for daily recording and reporting of aircraft/subsystem readiness and end-of-period reports.  Maintains and updates unit parameters and aircraft/weapon systems authorization files to ensure calculated readiness rates are available.  Serves as the Terminal Area Security Officer (TASO) with security oversight over AASF ULLS-A system components.  Manages ULLS-A network security protection mechanisms.  Assigns, secures, stores, and maintains user IDs, passwords and controls individual and group access to the ULLS-A system.  Provides advice and recommendations for using and safeguarding ULLS-A data and resources against unauthorized disclosure, modification, access, use, destruction or denial of service.  Trains or works with personnel on ULLS-A changes and procedures.  Prepares presentations, utilizing computer programs, as required.  Performs other duties as assigned.


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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:  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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:  Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the selecting supervisor based on the following competencies considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. 

  • Skill in maintaining continuity of produciton control
  • Ability to interpret data requirements and coordinate priorities
  • Ability to identify, trace, and correct processing failure errors


High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience. Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e. 36 weeks of substantially full time study, or 30 semester hours, or the equivalent) for 12 months of the required experience.  For experience required in excess of 24 months, education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for 6 months experience. Submit an official transcript to verify educational requirements were met.


Selected applicant must meet the following security requirement option:  2

  1. Applicant must successfully pass a National Agency Check (NAC).
  2. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  3. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  4. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI.

RANK/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Open to military ranks/grades of E-4 through E-8

MOS/AFSC:  ECMF:  15    MOS:  91A, 91E, 92A, 92Y, 92Z, 94E, 94R, 25U

Assignment to a compatible military position is NOT required for application, but required for appointment.


This position is for the following categories:  1

  1. Enlisted   2. Warrant Officer   3. Officer   4. Non-Dual Status

This position is:  2

  1. Supervisory position   2. Non-Supervisory position


  1. Permanent   2. Indefinite/Reimbursable   3. Indefinite NTE Deployment + 30 days   4. Indefinte NTE 30 SEP 12   5. Temporary


Applications for all positions will be evaluated against the basic qualifications for the position as stated in the general and specialized experience listed above.

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 assessment. 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. 


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  • Selecting Supervisor: CW4 Mark Shaw, (785)  822-3459



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To apply for this position you must provide a complete application package which includes:
1. Your resume describing your military/civilian work history and experience in your own words (plagiarizing will eliminate your application from further consideration).
2. Signed (digital signatures will NOT be accepted) Optional Form (OF) 306, Declaration for Federal Employment (not required for current PERMANENT Kansas technicians). 

3. Your responses to the Occupational Assessment
4. Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
NOTE: If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of official college transcripts issued by the university or universities.


Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Occupational Assessment, View Occupational Questionnaire, and the required documents (read all instructions before you begin). You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials. We are not responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax tranmissions, etc.

There are two options available to apply for our positions:
To begin, choose one of these options:


  • To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or login to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete your application package and the Occupational Assessment.
  • If your resume is going to come from USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Build New Resume button. NOTE: Your resume will be attached only to the online Occupational Assessment you complete and submit from this session, not to any questionaires you may already have saved or submitted.
  • If your resume is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Resume Builder, it will need to be uploaded.
  • You will be re-directed to Application Manager to begin the Occupational Assessment.
  • When logging into Application Manager you will see two options. These are "Existing Account" or "Create an Account." If this is the first time you have used Application Manager, please select "Create an Account."
  • To return to Application Manager at any time, simply go to
  • You must submit a separate application package for each position you wish to apply for.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your application package.
  • How to upload documents after you have completed the occupational assessment and have logged out (this must be done prior to submitting your application):
  • If you want to upload additional documents at a later time, click on or insert this link into your internet browser Login with your user name and password. This will take you to a screen displaying the vacancies you have applied for. Under "My Application Packages” Click on the position you are uploading to. Select "Upload Documents" from the list to the left. Upload your documents. You will see "Upload Successful" when you are finished.
  • To ensure successful uploads to USAJOBS, please ensure your documents are saved in an accepted file format and are not password protected. Accepted file formats include: JPG, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, WPD, XFD, FDF, XFDF or HTM/HTML.




Kathy Thornton
Phone: (785)274-1053
Agency Information:
Kansas National Guard
Human Resources Office
2800 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS


Once the online questionnaire is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After HRO reviews your application, if you are found qualified, your application will be forwarded to the selecting supervisor who will, in turn, contact you to schedule an interview. If you are found not qualified, you will receive an email indicating your non-qualification.

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