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Job Title:IT Specialist (NETWORK)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:IA13-019 (836178)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$45,192.00 to $77,138.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 01, 2013 to Tuesday, February 05, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-07/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Sioux City, IA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Restricted to current members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. 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 Iowa National Guard team and serve your nation, Iowa and your community!

IOWA AIR NATIONAL GUARD

THIS POSITION IS RESTRICTED TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE 185th AIR REFUELING WING, SIOUX CITY, IOWA.

 

 This position is being advertised at the trainee grade of GS-07, developmental grade of GS-09, and target grade of GS-11.  Promotion to the GS-11 grade will require qualification at this level to be met prior to promotion.  Advance to the higher grade level is not automatic with the completion of a time-in-grade requirement, but rather contingent upon the assignment and performance of higher level duties on a regular basis.  The supervisor must assure that the trainee/developmental level has been mastered through actual performance (not just passage of time) and that the higher level duties are available and essential.

LOCATION: 185th Air Refueling Wing, Sioux City, IA.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires military membership in a compatible military assignment in the Iowa Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of this excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.


APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY Friday, February 15, 2013FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.  Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.  If you are applying with  a resume created outside of USA Jobs, follow this link to access the Online Questionnaire.  OTHERWISE apply using the APPLY ONLINE button at the right siide of this page to use your USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER resume.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Type of Employment: ENLISTED
  • Compatibility: AFSC: 3D0X2

DUTIES:

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Administers the base Local Area Network (LAN). Implements new network operating systems hardware/software and develops base wide network operating procedures. Analyzes LAN utilization statistics through data collection and performance measures to ensure the smooth, reliable and robust operation of LANs to include classified and unclassified networks. Monitor operation of the LAN/WAN and ensures hardware and network operating software are functioning properly and that operation standards are met. Recommends and prepares operating policies and procedures for networks, system operations, and product assembly and installation. Provides customer assistance and training for new network systems. Conducts problem analysis to identify trends, ineffective practices or procedures, and equipment shortcomings. Identifies and documents network requirements for specific needs of customers. Provides cost analyses for new/upgraded network infrastructure capabilities. Plans for current and future technology integration and works issues for compatibility and standardization based on current and projected customer needs. Ensures the rigorous application of information security and assurance policies in the delivery of network services. Serves as a network security administrator for a large number of users on the installation. Ensures the optimum performance of the base firewall. Develops reports and submits to appropriate activities as required. Performs other duties as assigned.  PD D1853


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience that 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 indicate 36 months of the following type of experience:

  1. Experience demonstrating knowledge of the mission, objectives, terminology, and management practices in the activity, the agency and the department to recognize probable area of interaction and overlap between proposed and existing systems.
  2. Experience demonstrating knowledge of network systems design, development, testing, installation, operating management, and maintenance concepts and methods to provide network services in support of ANG base requirements.
  3. Experienced demonstrating knowledge of a wide range of information technology methods, techniques and procedures.
  4. Experienced demonstrating knowledge of hardware, software and operating systems development life cycles.
  5. Experienced demonstrating knowledge of systems documentation, configuration, management, database administration, and capabilities related to automated information systems, client server applications, testing, integration and cost analysis.
  6. Experienced demonstrating knowledge and skill in applying DoD, AF, and NGB policies, standards, directives, and operations manuals to perform systems analysis, evaluate approaches, offer advice, define alternative approaches, and coordinate requirements regarding the merits of proposed applications, design changes, etc.
  7. Experienced demonstrating knowledge of hardware, software, network operations functions, packet switching communications protocols, and diagnostic tools to analyze difficult and complex system and end user problems, furnish assistance, and provide a resolution.
  8. Experienced demonstrating knowledge of a wide range of systems analysis and design techniques.

GS-09:  Must indicate 24 months of the following type of experience:

Experience that demonstrates knowledge of computer requirements and techniques in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as typically is the case in development of minor modifications to parts of a system on the basis of detailed specifications provided.The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent:

  1. Analysis of the interrelationships of pertinent components of the system.
  2. Planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment.
  3. Personal responsibility for at least a segment of the overall project.

 

GS-07: Must indicate 12 months of the following type of experience:

1.  Experience working with computer languages, codes or abbreviations

2.  Experience in performing production control functions.

3.  Experience  in coordinating work load priorities and scheduling multi-requirements.

4.  Experience in identifying and tracking processing failures.

 


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: At the GS-7 Level, one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.  GS-09 Level, a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. GS-11 Level, a PH.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such  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 must have been in the fields directly related to the type of work of this position.   If education is being substituted for specialized experience, a college transcript must accompany the application or resume.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA’S), LISTED BELOW, WILL BE USED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES ARE IMPORTANT TO THE ENTIRE SELECTION PROCESS AND SHOULD BE ADDRESSED SPECIFICALLY AND COMPLETELY IN THE APPLICATION.

GS-11:

  1. General knowledge of the mission, objectives, terminology, and management practices in the activity, the agency and the department to recognize probable area of interaction and overlap between proposed and existing systems.
  2. Knowledge of network systems design, development, testing, installation, operating management, and maintenance concepts and methods to provide network services in support of ANG base requirements.
  3. In-dept knowledge of a wide range of information technology methods, techniques and procedures.
  4. Knowledge of hardware, software and operating systems development life cycles.
  5. Knowledge of systems documentation, configuration, management, database administration, and capabilities related to automated information systems, client server applications, testing, integration and cost analysis.
  6. Comprehensive knowledge and skill in applying DoD, AF, and NGB policies, standards, directives, and operations manuals to perform systems analysis, evaluate approaches, offer advice, define alternative approaches, and coordinate requirements regarding the merits of proposed applications, design changes, etc.
  7. In-depth knowledge of hardware, software, network operations functions, packet switching communications protocols, and diagnostic tools to analyze difficult and complex system and end user problems, furnish assistance, and provide a resolution.
  8. Knowledge of a wide range of systems analysis and design techniques.

GS-09:

  1. General knowledge of the mission, objectives, terminology, and management practices in the activity, the agency and the department to recognize probable area of interaction and overlap between proposed and existing systems.
  2. In-dept knowledge of communications Information Resource Management (IRM) concepts and Life Cycle Management Programs as they relate to the base’s telecommunication, network, and manual operating environments to plan, manage, and control information resources and supporting information technologies.
  3. Knowledge telecommunications, computer systems, information transmission systems, and system software.
  4. Ability to review, analyze, and resolve conflicts between local regulations or instructions.
  5. Knowledge of Information Systems Distribution, Electronic Publication Distribution, and Technical Order Distribution.

GS-07:

1.  Knowledge of computer languages, codes or abbreviations.

2. Knowledge of performng production control functions.

3. Ability to coordinate work load priorities and scheduling multi-requirements.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 

A pre-employment physical or medical screening may be required for placement to this position.

Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) program as a condition of employment.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT:  Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position.

Failure to complete NGB prescribed courses at the PEC for new FTS personnel within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS.

Note:  Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowance may not be authorized for this position.  Authorization for payment of PCS expenses will be granted ONLY after determination is made that payment is in the best interest of the Government.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES:  Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL POSITIONS WILL BE EVALUATED AGAINST THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION AS STATED IN THE GENERAL AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED ABOVE.


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 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.opm.gov/ei61.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

 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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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The Application Process


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes both of the following parts: 
  1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and 
  2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by Friday, February 15, 2013.


Option A: Application Manager

To begin, choose one of these options:

  • If your resume 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 resume will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.
  • If your resume is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Resume Builder,(i.e. a resume created outside of USA Jobs), click this link to begin the process: Online Questionnaire.

To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links you used to begin as described above, or simply go to https://ApplicationManager.gov.

Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps: 

  • Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
  • Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers.
  • Submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents either by fax, by mail or in person. ·
    • By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use 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. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.
      The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.
    • If an application/resume is submitted by mail or in person directly to the HRO, a completed Form 1203-FX must be submitted along with the resume/application and received by close of business of the closing date to: 
      JFHQ-IA-HRO
      Human Resources Office
      7105 NW 70th Avenue
      Johnston, IA 50131-1804
      USA

      Attention: HRO - Staffing
      836178


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documents for this announcement:

  • Current Resume  ( Be sure to list your duties and responsibilities as they relate to the qualifying experience as listed above.)
  • The Qualifications Questionnaire (Online or on OPM Form 1203-FX)
  • Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript.)
  • Military Resume (Optional)  Be sure to explain duties of the MOS held. 
  • Miscellaneous (Optional)

Helpful Hints for applying: 

  • Details, Details, Details about the experience that relates to the position you are applying for.
  • Be sure to include your applicable military experience.
  • Provide the Month and Year for the Dates of your experience

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deborah J. Donald
Phone: (515)252-4665
Email: DEBORAH.J.DONALD.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Iowa National Guard
JFHQ-IA-HRO
Human Resources Office
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Johnston, IA
50131-1804
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the closing date, your application will be reviewed in full and you will be notified electronically whether you have been found qualified or not and your application will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

The Questionnaire

If you are applying for 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

836178


1. Title of Job

IT Specialist (NETWORK)
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

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

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


07
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 Information Technology Specialist (NETWORK)

21. Geographic Availability


197850193 Sioux City, IA

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:

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

1. This position is restricted to current members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard. Do you meet this restriction?

A. Yes, I am a member with the 185th Air Refueling Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard.
B. No, I am not a member of the 185th Air Refueling Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard.

2. Are you a permanent or indefinite technician employed with the 185th Air Refueling Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard?

A. Yes, I am a permanent or indefinite technician employed with the 185th Air Refueling Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard (tenure 1, 2 or 3)
B. No, I am a temporary technician employed with the 185th Air Refueling Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard (tenure 0)
C. No, I am not employed with the 185th Air Refueling Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard.

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 on your resume or application.

3. Do you possess experience that 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

For each of the following tasks, choose the statement from below that best describes your experience as listed above. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application.

A- I know little or nothing about this
B- I have had study or training in this.
C- I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
D- I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
E- I am consulted by other journeypersons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.

4. Experience demonstrating knowledge of the mission, objectives, terminology, and management practices in the activity, the agency and the department to recognize probable area of interaction and overlap between proposed and existing systems.

5. Experience demonstrating knowledge of network systems design, development, testing, installation, operating management, and maintenance concepts and methods to provide network services in support of ANG base requirements.

6. Experienced demonstrating knowledge of a wide range of information technology methods, techniques and procedures.

7. Experienced demonstrating knowledge of hardware, software and operating systems development life cycles.

8. Experienced demonstrating knowledge of systems documentation, configuration, management, database administration, and capabilities related to automated information systems, client server applications, testing, integration and cost analysis.

9. Experienced demonstrating knowledge and skill in applying DoD, AF, and NGB policies, standards, directives, and operations manuals to perform systems analysis, evaluate approaches, offer advice, define alternative approaches, and coordinate requirements regarding the merits of proposed applications, design changes, etc.

10. Experienced demonstrating knowledge of hardware, software, network operations functions, packet switching communications protocols, and diagnostic tools to analyze difficult and complex system and end user problems, furnish assistance, and provide a resolution.

11. Experienced demonstrating knowledge of a wide range of systems analysis and design techniques.


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Job Announcement Number:

IA13-019 (836178)

Control Number:

336967900