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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:IT Specialist (PLCYPLN), GS-2210-09/11

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:136-13-31

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 $78,445.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 15, 2013 to Friday, April 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Worth, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

National Guard Membership is Required (See Announcement)

JOB SUMMARY:

Texas Military Forces

LONE STAR VALUES

Loyalty Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Opportunity
Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Networked
Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Ethics
Honor the public trust, exceed standards and expectations

Selfless Service Place the welfare of the Texas Military Forces, State and Nation first
Texas Spirit
Embrace the courageous spirit of our people, history and culture
Adaptability
Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad

 

TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

 

EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

This position is located in the 136th Airlift Wing, Fort Worth, TX.  The purpose of this position is to assist the senior policy and planning specialist by performing the less complex tasks associated with the planning, development, management, and enforcement of approved ANG and local information technology (IT) and communications architecture.  Sixty percent of the work performed involves Information Technology issues and systems with the remaining forty percent involving telecommunications specific issues and systems.

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:   This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Air National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Air National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please visit http://www.nationalguard.com/guard-basics/eligibility-requirements?icid=meganav_guard-basics-eligibility-requirements_20110720 or contact a Texas Air National Guard recruiter at 800-471-2496 before applying for this position.

 
Open Areas of Consideration: Nationwide Excepted. This includes:

  • All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Air National Guard.
  • All current members of the Air National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Air National Guard.

 
Appointment Factors: This is a Indefinite Excepted Position open to Enlisted members ranking E-4  Not to Exceed E-6.  This is a Bargaining Unit position.
 
Remarks:  THISPOSITION IS ADVERTISED CONCURRENTLY FOR AGR AND TECHNICIAN FILL.   TYPE FILL IS CONTINGENT UPON WHICH RESOURCEIS AVAILABLE AT THE TIME THE APPLICANT ENTERS ON DUTY. REFERENCE AGRANNOUNCEMENT 136-AGR-13-42.   CLICK PROVIDED LINK TO REVIEW THE AGR ANNOUNCEMENT.   
http://www.texasnationalguard.us/jobs/default.asp  SELECTED APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE THE AFSC QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS WITHIN 1 YEAR OF APPOINTMENT (IF APPLICABLE).  ALL TXANG UNITS WILL GIVE FIRST CONSIDERATION FOR VACANT POSITIONS TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FROM THE 217th TRS. 

THIS IS AN INDEFINITE POSITION WHICH MAY CONVERT TO PERMANENT WITH NO FURTHER COMPETITION AT A FUTURE DATE.

 
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

 

THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTANCE OF A MILITARY FEDERAL TECHNICIAN POSITION MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION AND / OR REPAYMENT OF MILITARY INCENTIVES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING EDUCATION SERVICES (INCENTIVES) OFFICE OR THE RECRUITING/RETENTION OFFICE.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Veteran's preference is not applicable in this agency.
  • Baseline physical is not required.
  • PCS expenses are not authorized.
  • Must be willing to become a member of the Texas Air National Guard.

DUTIES:

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As a IT Specialist (PlcyPln) with the Texas Air National Guard (ANG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Information Technology Planning:
    a. Analyzes requirements and recommends plans of action for improving assigned IT applications.  Analyzes assigned portions of existing and planned IT applications, both hardware and software, to determine current and future potential for enhancements.  Based upon the organization's goals and objectives, an assessment of available resources, and extrapolation of cost benefit analysis data, recommends adjustments to IT priorities to meet changing business needs, program plans, goals and objectives.  Identifies problem areas along with a variety of possible solutions and alternatives and submits change recommendations to a higher graded Policy and Plans specialist.  Analyzes assigned systems to determine if enhancements are appropriate or if an entirely new system would be more cost effective.  Analyzes assigned portions of plans and specifications, prepares justifications for new or enhanced information technology.  Provides results of analysis to a higher graded Policy and Plans specialist for inclusion in the Squadron's final change recommendations.   Serves as a point of contact throughout the various phases of projects until successfully concluded.
    b. Performs as a plans and policy advisor to functional users of information technology.  Develops and interprets policy for administering IT systems.  Assesses policy needs and reviews, revises, and develops recommended changes to exitsing policies to govern IT activities.  Through feasibility studies, assesses impact of changes in legislation or directives on current programs and recommends changes to existing plans to ensure compliance.  Analyzes IT system development as it relates to the organization and ensures policy and guidance are available for its use, that necessary controls are in place, and systems operate as intended and provide all necessary capabilities.  Assists in the development of migration plans for implementation of new technology.   Assesses and identifies training needs that address activities where gaps in competency exist in either current or new technology.  Develops training programs, or locates and recommends sources of training that ensure users can apply the best techniques in using IT.  Provides technical assistance to system users and contractors.  This includes keeping abreast of the latest developments in technology and conducting feasibility studies to evaluate systems performance as it relates to the organization. 
  • Telecommunications Planning:
    Implements methods, procedures, policies, and techniques concerning telecommunication systems.  Performs work involved in developing, refining, and complying with assigned portions of the telecommunications systems planning and policy direction primarily involving short- and long-range plans.  Reviews requests for communication services, develops budgetary justifications, recommends changes to assigned segments of networks/systems designs, prepares/reviews equipment and facility specifications, monitors/resolves technical communications problems, and/or conducts operational acceptance tests. 
  • General IT and Communications Planning and Resourcing:
    a. Implements IT and ccommunications programs and special projects.   Implements various IT and communications programs.  Updates documentation and maintains listings of authorized equipment for assigned programs.  Performs annual inventories.  Performs special staff and/or feasibility studies and economic analysis. 
    b. Assists with contracting functions and budget preparation.   Upon completion of feasibility studies and other projects designed to identify functional needs and changing business requirements for advancements in technology, prepares budgetary data for inclusion in financial plans in support of assigned programs and projects.   Conducts periodic analysis of assigned projects and their funding for consistency with overall IT and communications architecture and infrastructure and how they contribute to meeting business requirements.  Develops budget recommendations for use in the Squadron's overall budget request.  Assists management and senior specialists in developing SOW and PWS (statements of work/performance work specifications) for contracts involving IT and communications systems or service.  Reviews completed solicitation packages and provided recommendations to a higher graded Policy and Plans specialist.  
    c. Attends meetings and presents briefings.   Participates in discussions, meetings, conferences, committees or special projects.  Analyzes areas of concern, identifies problems, and resolves the less complex conflicts through persuasive discussions with management and user representatives.  Refers the more complex issues to a higher graded specialist.  Consults with base officials and working groups, customers and other organization personnel on IT and communications concerns.  Prepares reports encompassing long and short range planning strategy recommendations for assigned portions of the IT and communications systems.  Prepares and presents briefings covering recommendations for acquisition or changes in business practices through enhanced IT use.  Maintains liaison with technical and professional organizations and industry to keep abreast of trends in technology.   Prepares and presents briefings which outline problems and solutions and keep management aware of their role in adopting changing technology.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General Experience Required 
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 Required
In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the GS-09 grade level you must:

  • Possess 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.

 

In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the GS-11 grade level you must:

  • Possess 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.


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.

 

Are you using education to qualify? You MUST submit legible transcripts to support your educational claims.  All coursework must have been taken from an accredited institution.
Foreign education: Your transcripts must have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in evaluating foreign credentials in order to be acceptable. 
Only education/experience gained by closing date of this position will be considered.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:

AFSC:  3D0X1, 3D1X1, 3D1X2, 3D0X2, 3D1X3, 3D0X3

 

Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS/AFSC to apply or be considered for selection. Selected Excepted applicant (if applicable) must complete the MOS/AFSC qualifications and requirements within 1 year of appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of 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 ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified. All other applicants will receive a numerical score and the top qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.


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.
Main New Employee Website -
http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
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, stepparents, 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:

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 Resource 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 Resource 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.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume):
https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Resume_Builder

 
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 -- Saturday, March 02, 2013
  • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:
      1. Go to https://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: 843923. 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 https://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 or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
  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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • JFTX-J1-HR Form 5 with ink signature (Digital Signature will NOT be accepted - Fillable form will not retain information when saved)
  • Resume (Uploaded Resume or USA-Jobs Resume)

 

To download the JFTX-J1-HR Form 5:
http://www.agd.state.tx.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, 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.

For help building your resume in USA-Jobs Resume Builder:

http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRO Customer Service
Phone: (512)782-6725
TDD: (512)782-6725
Email: NG.TX.TXARNG.MBX.HRO-APPLICATIONS@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
136th Airlift Wing
2200 W 35th Street
Austin, TX
78703

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 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.

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

The Vacancy ID Number for this announcement is: 843923
1. Title of Job

IT Specialist (PLCYPLN), GS-2210-09/11
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

Are you a citizen of the United States?
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


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 (PlcyPln)

21. Geographic Availability


482450439 Fort Worth, TX

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:

1. What is your current status pertaining to Texas Air National Guard membership?

A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Texas National Guard.
B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Texas National Guard.
C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.) member of the Texas National Guard.
D. No, I am not an active member of the Texas National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member of the Texas National Guard. (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Texas Air National Guard recruiter at 800-471-2496 before applying for this position).
E. No, I am not an active member of the Texas National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Texas National Guard.

2. What is your current status pertaining to a Secret Clearance?

A. Yes, I currently have a Secret Clearance.
B. No, I do not have a Secret Clearance, but I am eligible to get a Secret Clearance.
C. No, I do not have a Secret Clearance and I am NOT eligible to get a Secret Clearance.

3. Select your current Enlisted rank, or the rank at which you are eligible to join the TXANG.

A. E-4.
B. E-5.
C. E-6.
D. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have conferred with a Texas National Guard Recruiter and verified that I am eligible to enlist within the ranks of E-4 (Senior Airman) Not To Exceed E-6 (Technical Sergeant).
E. No, I am not enlisted as one of the above listed ranks, nor am I eligible to enlist as any of the above listed ranks.

4. Do you currently possess one of the following AFSCs? (3D0X1, 3D1X1, 3D1X2, 3D0X2, 3D1X3, 3D0X3)

A. Yes.
B. No, but I am willing to reclassify into one of the above AFSCs within 1 year of employment.
C. No, I am NOT willing to reclassify into one of the above AFSCs within 1 year of employment.

5. 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 AND 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.

6. Do you have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system AND experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment AND 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, I meet the experience requirement listed above.
B. No, but I have at least 12 months of specialized experience and a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. The education is in fields directly related to the type of work of the position.
C. No, I do not meet the experience and/or education listed above.

7. 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 AND 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 AND experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment AND experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where is involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion?

A. Yes, I meet the experience requirement listed above.
B. No, but I have at least 24 months of specialized experience and a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. The education is in fields directly related to the type of work of the position.
C. No, I do not meet the experience and/or education listed above.

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.

8. Analyze requirements and recommend plans of action for improving assigned IT applications.

9. Analyze assigned portions of existing and planned IT applications, both hardware and software, to determine current and future potential for enhancements.

10. Identify problem areas along with a variety of possible solutions and alternatives and submits change recommendations to a higher graded Policy and Plans specialist.

11. Analyze assigned systems to determine if enhancements are appropriate or if an entirely new system would be more cost effective.

12. Analyze assigned portions of plans and specifications, prepares justifications for new or enhanced information technology.

13. Provide results of analysis to a higher graded Policy and Plans specialist for inclusion in the Squadron's final change recommendations.

14. Serve as a point of contact throughout the various phases of projects until successfully concluded.

15. Perform as a plans and policy advisor to functional users of information technology.

16. Develop and interpret policy for administering IT systems.

17. Assess policy needs and reviews, revises, and develops recommended changes to existing policies to govern IT activities.

18. Analyze IT system development as it relates to the organization and ensures policy and guidance are available for its use, that necessary controls are in place, and systems operate as intended and provide all necessary capabilities.

19. Assist in the development of migration plans for implementation of new technology.

20. Assess and identify training needs that address activities where gaps in competency exist in either current or new technology.

21. Develop training programs, or locate and recommend sources of training that ensure users can apply the best techniques in using IT.

22. Provide technical assistance to system users and contractors.

23. Implement methods, procedures, policies, and techniques concerning telecommunication systems.

24. Perform work involved in developing, refining, and complying with assigned portions of the telecommunications systems planning and policy direction primarily involving short- and long-range plans.

25. Review requests for communication services, develops budgetary justifications, recommends changes to assigned segments of networks/systems designs, prepares/reviews equipment and facility specifications, monitors/resolves technical communications problems, and/or conducts operational acceptance tests.

26. Implement IT and communications programs and special projects AND implement various IT and communications programs.

27. Perform special staff and/or feasibility studies and economic analysis.

28. Have you included the required JFTX-J1-HR-Form 5 (filled out completely and signed)?
http://www.agd.state.tx.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

A. Yes, I have.
B. No.

29. Your ratings in this questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency, if selected. Review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.


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Job Announcement Number:

136-13-31

Control Number:

337929700