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Job Title:IT Specialist (PLCYPLN)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-089A (838284)

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 $79,883.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 11, 2013 to Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
North Highlands, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current California National Guard members and employees

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, California and your community!

The California National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the California 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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon acceptance of a military technician position military members who are currently receiving a military Reenlistment/Extension Bonus (REB) or GI Bill-SR Kicker may lose incentive eligibility and may be subject to termination or suspension of incentive (includes indefinite and temporary technicians on assignment for more than 180 days in any continuous 12-month period).

 

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  Current California National Guard members and employees

Military grade of E-6 through E-7

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive IS NOT authorized.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is NOT authorized, based on determination that PCS move is not in the Government best interest.

Position Requires Travel: Infrequent/Rare

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Security Clearance Required: Secret
  • Compatible Military Assignments: AFSC 3D0X2,3D0X3,3D1X1,3D1X2,3D1X3

DUTIES:

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THIS IS A PERMANENT POSITION

This position is located in an ANG Combat Communications Squadron.  The primary purpose of the position is to provide Squadron management with objectively based information to effectively assess the unit’s ability to meet the squadron operations, training, and readiness missions in support of fielding a complex communications-electronics weapons system.  Analyzes organizational, maintenance, and network operations processes and procedures through assessment of management, operational, technical and administrative practices pertinent to staff, flight, and section functions.  Identifies process, system, and training deficiencies by applying defect prevention principles and root cause problem resolution techniques and recommends corrective action for each.  Serves as advisor to the Commander and senior staff members regarding compliance, readiness posturing, and mission limiting issues.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL: 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. 

   

IT Specialist (PLCYPLN), GS-2210-09 (Trainee): 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.  

 

IT Specialist (PLCYPLN), GS-2210-11: 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.

 

TRAINEE POSITION : Applicants not meeting full qualifications for the GS-11 position indicated above may be considered for GS-09 trainee, if qualified. Statement-of-Difference of qualification requirements for each are indicated.   If appointed as trainee, the selectee may be non-competitively promoted to GS-11 upon meeting full qualifications and recommendations of supervisor.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The following knowledge's, skills, and abilities will be used by the selecting officials to determine the best qualified applicants from which selection will be made: 

1.  Ability to research and analyze data.

2.  Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

3.  Skill in organizing work in a logical sequence.

4.  Knowledge of computer programming techniques.

5. Skill in evaluating and making recommendations for automated data processing programs and equipment.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At the GS-9 level, a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted.  At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.   

**Course work in fields closely related to those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance.**

 

COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED FOR EDUCATION TO BE CREDITABLE

 

*CREDITING EXPERIENCE:  NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MAY BE CREDITED AS FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE WHEN EVALUATED AGAINST THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MILITARY TECHNICIAN POSITION.  EXPERIENCE MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND MUST BE DESCRIBED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR résumé. THE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS DETERMINED BY THE ACTUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED.  BE DESCRIPTIVE, A SIMPLE LIST OF JOB TITLES AND DATES WILL NOT SUFFICE. 

 

Conditions of Employment:

Must maintain appropriate level of security clearance.

Must wear appropriate military uniform including required grooming standards.

Must maintain a compatible military unit, grade and job assignment as required by current directives.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

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 score 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.

 

BENEFITS: 

Flexible Spending Accounts -  https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. : http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance -: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - 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  California National Guard Human Resources Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number 1-478-757-3144 listed on this announcement with the prescribed cover letter. The Human Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

3.   NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS: A STANDING REGISTER WILL BE CREATED FROM THE LISTING OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR THIS/THESE POSITION(S).  APPLICANTS MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR POSITIONS IN THE SPECIALTY AREA AT THE SPECIFIED LOCATIONS FOR UP TO 60 DAYS FROM THE CLOSE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

4. Social Security Number: Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.  Failure to provide your Social Security number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.

5.  PRIVACY ACT- Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualification for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

6. False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Please DO NOT send fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the California National Guard Human Resources Office, you must apply on-line OR fax your application to the fax number 1-478-757-3144 listed on the announcement with the prescribed cover letter.   


How To Apply:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Resume
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire:View Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Additional Required Documents (if applicable)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) Tuesday, February 26, 2013

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  After applying, return to USAJOBS (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx) to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

 

If you cannot apply on-line:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

   3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1.  Complete this cover page http://Staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usacover.pdf using he following Vacancy ID838284

2.  Fax your documents to (478) 757-3144

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

.  Résumé

•   Responses to the questionnaire.
•   Copy of your transcript if you are using education to qualify
•   Any other documents required (if applicable)
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ANNOUNCEMENTS CLOSE AT 12:00 A.M. (MIDNIGHT) EASTERN STANDARD TIME Tuesday, February 26, 2013
13-089A (838284)

NGCAHRJOBSTECH@NG.ARMY.MIL

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

838284
Title of Job

IT Specialist (PLCYPLN)
Biographic Data

E-Mail Address

Lowest Grade

09
11

Occupational Specialties

001 IT SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN)

Geographic Availability

062425067 North Highlands, CA

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you a Current California National Guard member or employee?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Do you currently possess the military grade of E-6 through E-7?

A. Yes
B. No

3. 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; 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

4. 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

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; 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

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.

Responsible for acceptance and certification of communications-electronics (C-E) systems and implementation of quality and reliability plans for assigned C-E systems;  Develops sampling plans and procedures for monitoring product certification decisions.  Independently evaluates the effectiveness of substantive unit programs and processes in meeting their established goals and objectives. 

7. Analyzes evaluation results on both a quantitative and qualitative basis to provide concise and objective information to identify mission strengths and weaknesses.  Develops recommendations to correct deficiencies or suggest program or process improvements for the organization. 

8.

Utilizes comprehensive knowledge of implemented programs and their interrelationships to apply statistical analysis techniques to measure progress, efficiency, and trends impacting the effectiveness of the organization

9.

Develops and administers a system of internal audits, evaluations, and checklists designed to ensure conformance with squadron mission.

10.

Provides the commander and supervisors with factual, objective assessments of a section’s ability to perform the mission and develops recommendations for needed improvements; Responsible for any required process improvement teams to help develop recommendations to improve methods or processes.

If your resume DOES NOT includes all the items requested on this vacancy announcement, along with a narrative description of how you meet the general and specialized experience requirements, you may lose consideration for the position. 
To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, transcripts 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

• Current Resume
• Transcripts (if applicable)

Any other documents that are required (if applicable)

 

AIR FORCE: Copy of Records Review Report on Individual Person (RIP) within last 30 days;

For applicants submitting a RIP – Please only include the pages that specify your current Rank/AFSC

ARMY: Copy of Personnel Qualification Record within last 30 days

The following documents are NOT acceptable as attachments to applications:  Photographs, copies of position descriptions, training certificates, performance ratings (civilian or military), award certificates or letters of appreciation.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

For More Information
Phone: (000)000-0000
Email: NGCAHRJOBSTECH@NG.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
149 CBCS
3900 Roseville Rd
North Highlands, CA
95660
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful.  After a review 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.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application is process is complete, a review of your 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 assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:

·         Best Qualified – Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills or abilities for a specific position.

·         Well Qualified – Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but do not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.

·         Qualified – Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.  If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). 


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Job Announcement Number:

13-089A (838284)

Control Number:

337624700