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Job Title:IT Specialist (SYSADMIN)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:JF13-008 314800

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$45,872.00 to $78,674.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 07, 2013 to Monday, July 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-07/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Salem, OR United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

Oregon National Guard
Joint force Nationwide Technician Vacancy Announcement

IT Specialist (SYSADMIN)
USPFO in Salem, Oregon
 
Appointment Type: Excepted Service Permanent
PD #: D1618
Series/Grade: GS-2210-07/09/11
Salary Range: $45,872.00- $78,674.00
*Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*
*Candidates must have a valid state driver's license*
*Candidate selected must have or obtain Security+ certification within 6 months from date of hire. This position is designated as a IAT Level II and IAM level I IAW DoD 8750.1-m*
*To be eligible for GS-11 pay grade, candidates must have or obtain  MCSE or MCITP-SA or EA.*

*Candidates with certifications and/or training with Unix or Oracle Products are highly desired*
*PCS is not Authorized* 

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Oregon National Guard as a condition of employment. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. 

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:
1st Area: Current permanent full time technicians of the Oregon National Guard.
2nd Area: Current members of the Oregon National Guard.
3rd Area: Individuals eligible to become members of the Oregon National Guard.  
Application materials must be received in our office by Monday, July 08, 2013. Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the qualification requirements, and How To Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Military Requirement: Officer, Warrant, and Enlisted
  • OFFICER MOS: 25 & 53
  • WO MOS: 255A,255N, & 255S
  • ENL MOS: 25B,25U, & 25Z
  • AFSC: 17DX & 3D0X1

DUTIES:

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MAJOR DUTIES:
This position is located in an information management organization. The purpose of the position is to serve as a systems administrator on one or more of the systems maintained/administered throughout the state. The systems administered involve multiple computers that use multiple operating systems. The incumbent is responsible for installing and testing the system security configuration and monitoring, operating, troubleshooting and maintaining server hardware and software. Develops, modifies, and tests overall system backup and recovery strategies for assigned systems. Serves as a technical focal point for the installation and configuration of hardware and software on personal computers and for personal data assistants associated with assigned systems. Serves as a systems administrator responsible for planning, coordinating, modifying, implementing, and troubleshooting in order to meet customer needs. Work pertains to the administration of all systems, including a myriad of associated hardware platforms, software applications and numerous interfaces included in the Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN). Serves as a technical focal point on multiple operating systems and computer platforms. Provides technical assistance and advice to personnel involved in system design, programming, database design, and modifying commercially developed software. Determines equipment and communications requirements and interfaces with other systems. Evaluates machine usage and develops plans for the necessary acquisition to support future automation (hardware and software) requirements. Analyzes, evaluates, and recommends hardware/software changes to various computer systems. Considers factors such as compatibility with standard systems, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment. Installs, configures and tests products and equipment being reviewed. Develops guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), bulletins and flyers regarding the operation/use of assigned C4 systems, services, and activities. Analyzes policies, regulations, and system provisions governing standard operating systems and provides assistance and advisory services to users. Implements systems software changes, operating system releases and maintains the operational status of systems. Coordinates with system developers to resolve solutions to hardware and/or software malfunctions. Performs security management in accordance with National Guard Bureau (NGB) regulations and state policies. Reviews and implements local policies regarding system access, network rights, and physical access to systems and equipment. Implements state policy relating to systems storage requirements. Designs and modifies the storage structure and correlation between systems. Modifies system parameters on multiple operating systems, integrating the use of Storage Area Networks (SAN), to achieve maximum system efficiency. Analyzes system operations to identify inefficiencies and takes action to resolve problems and ensure optimal performance and consistency. Provides input to the state Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) procedures for system disaster recovery. COOP recovery includes reestablishment of systems at multiple sites and locations. Troubleshoots problems and implements changes on multiple computer platforms. Diagnoses system failures to isolate source of problems between equipment, system software, and application programs. Provides solutions by modifying codes, devising fixes, documenting problems and advising responsible party. Interacts with peers and vendors to resolve hardware and software problems and reports unresolved problems. Plans and schedules the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems, and software applications. Considers factors such as compatibility, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment. Directs testing of vendor-provided software. Advises staff on issues pertaining to operating systems and hardware status.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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METHOD OF EVALUATING QUALIFICATIONS
General Experience:
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. 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. 


Education Requirements:
None to list for this position.

 

Specialized Experience:
Within their resume applicants must explain how they have gained the Specialized Experience required for this position. Applicants applying at the GS-07 level must have 12 months experience, education, or training in translating detailed logical steps developed by others into language codes that computers accept where this required understanding of procedures and limitations appropriate to use of a programming language. Experience interviewing subject-matter personnel to get facts regarding work processes, and synthesizing the resulting data into charts showing information flow. 

Applicants applying at the GS-09 level must have 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. 

Applicants applying at the GS-11 level must have 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 managing some or all of a project. Experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
None to list for this position.   

OREGON NATIONAL GUARD CORE VALUES:
Competence, Confidence, Courage, Commitment (CCCC)

OREGON NATIONAL GUARD VISION:
Oregon National Guard will provide the citizens of the State of Oregon and the United States with the ready force of citizen soldiers and airman, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency natural or manmade.  

Unit of military assignment is any supporting unit of USPFO. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position with the Oregon National Guard will cause termination from any Guard Recruitment Bonus or Guard paid student loan. A law enforcement background check may be required prior to appointment to this position. By submitting a resume or application for this position, you authorize this agency to accomplish the check. This is a dual-status position and membership in the Oregon National Guard is required. By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.


BENEFITS:

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BENEFITS
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 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, step parents, 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:



HOW TO APPLY:

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THE APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes all of the following parts:
  1. Your resume
  2. Explanation of Specialized Experience
  3. Other documents specified in the Required Documents section, if any are listed.
The complete Application Package must be received in our office no later than 1630 hrs (4:30 pm PST) on Monday, July 08, 2013.
We are not currently accepting on-line applications. Please use the following information to submit your application.
    By Mail:
  • Oregon Military Department
  • JFHQ-HRO/Staffing
  • PO Box 14350
  • Salem, OR 97309
    Hand deliver to:
  • Oregon Military Department
  • 1776 Militia Way SE Room 150
  • Salem, Oregon.
*E-mailing is reserved for certain circumstances such as deployment, military schooling and extended TDY’s. Prior approval is required before an application is submitted via email.
    Important information regarding completion and Submission of your Application Package:
  • Applications must be typed or printed in legible dark ink. Please sign and date each application.
  • Be sure to include the announcement number and position title on your application.
  • You may staple your application. Do not bind, tab, or use document protectors.
  • Submit only single sided copies of all application documents.
  • Applications submitted using government resources will not be accepted.
  • When mailing your application it is recommended that you obtain a delivery confirmation receipt showing the date your application was mailed. Please allow several business days for mail delivery prior to Monday, July 08, 2013.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Failure to provide complete information, may result in an applicant not receiving consideration for this position.
  • Current Resume
  • Explanation of Specialized Experience
  • Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)
  • Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

EDWARD D. CHITWOOD
Phone: (503)584-3841
Email: EDWARD.D.CHITWOOD.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Oregon National Guard
JFHQ-HRO
PO Box 14350
ATTN Staffing
Salem, OR
97309-5047
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the announcement closing date, your application will be reviewed in full. If qualified your application will be forwarded to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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Job Announcement Number:

JF13-008 314800

Control Number:

335922000