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Job Title:IT SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN) Military Membership Required

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:JA 13-056-C

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Toledo, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to permanent technicians of the Ohio ANG.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Ohio National Guard seeks to employ high quality applicants for Federal Technician positions. This position requires military membership in the Ohio National Guard.

Military Unit and Address:

180th Fighter Wing


2660 South Eber Road
Swanton, OH 43558
USA

This position is being announced concurrently as an AGR position.  To view the AGR job announcement, please visit the Ohio National Guard jobs page at http://ong.ohio.gov/human_resources/ong_job_postings.html

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

POSITION DESCRIPTION # D1847000

 

This position is located in the Plans and Resources Flight of a Base Communications Squadron.  The purpose of this position is to serve as a technical advisor to local installation information technology (IT) and communications users in the area of policy and plans as related to IT and communications systems. This involves planning, development, management, and enforcement of approved ANG and local information technology (IT) and communications architecture.  Serves at the lead manager of IT and communications projects, acquisition and control of equipment and services at Flying Wing, tenants and geographically separated units if assigned.  Sixty percent of the work performed involves Information Technology issues and systems with the remaining forty percent involving telecommunications specific issues and systems.

DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS TO THE ADDRESS LISTED BELOW

Apply using the instructions in the "How to Apply" section

The Ohio National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Open to permanent technicians of the Ohio ANG.
  • Minimum Military Rank/Grade: AB (E-1)
  • Maximum Military Rank/Grade: MSgt (E-7)
  • Compatible AFSC: 3D1X1

DUTIES:

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(1) Information Technology Planning:

a. Analyzes requirements and establishes plans of action for improving IT applications.  Analyzes 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.  Develops project plans to meet those needs by identifying problem areas and considering a variety of possible solutions and alternatives.  Analyzes existing systems to determine if enhancements are appropriate or if an entirely new system would be more cost effective.  Analyzes plans and specifications, prepares justifications for new or enhanced information technology.  Coordinates results of analysis with impacted organizations to ensure compatibility with existing architecture and recommends proposals to reduce conflicts.  Develops milestones and performs as point of contact throughout the various phases of projects until successfully concluded.

b. Performs as 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 policies to govern IT activities and presents recommendations to higher-level management.  Where necessary, modifies established plans and policies in response to changes in legislation or other directives.  Through feasibility studies, assesses impact of changes on current programs and recommends changes to existing plans to ensure compliance.  This includes long range planning, and involves defining current and future business requirements.  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.  Develops 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. 

 (2) Telecommunications Planning:

Plans and develops methods, procedures, policies, and techniques concerning telecommunication systems.  Performs work involved in developing, refining, and complying with telecommunications systems planning and policy direction including short- and/or long-range planning.  Develops planning documentation, reviews requests for communication services, prepares budgetary justifications, coordinates the allocation of resources, designs networks/systems, prepares/reviews equipment and facility specifications, monitors/resolves technical communications problems, and/or conducts operational acceptance tests.  May serve in a liaison capacity between contractors and Air Force officials to resolve a wide variety of conventional problems involving high value telecommunication systems.  Develops implementing instructions. 

(3) 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 all authorized equipment for assigned programs.  Performs annual inventories.  Performs special staff and/or feasibility studies and economic analysis.  May serve on committees or planning groups concerned with future systems, plans, and policy.

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 programs and projects.   Based upon findings, recommends funding priority adjustments to meet new business needs.  Conducts periodic analysis of projects and their funding for consistency with overall IT and communications architecture and infrastructure and how they contribute to meeting business requirements.  Makes definitive budget recommendations to higher-level management to enable the organization to improve its IT and communications status.  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 serves as advisor to the Contracting Office on technical aspects of contracts.  

c. Attends meetings and presents briefings.   Participates in discussions, meetings, conferences, committees or special projects.  Analyzes areas of concern, identifies problems, and resolves conflicts through persuasive discussions with management and user representatives.  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, 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.

 (4) Performs other duties as assigned.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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This is a Permanent Excepted Service position

Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required

  • Minimum Military Grade: AB (E-1)
  • Maximum Military Grade: MSgt (E-7)
  • Compatible Military Assignment: 3D1X1
  • Must have a valid State driver's license for the State in which he or she lives or is principally employed.

 

If you are willing to take a demotion to be considered for this position you must clearly indicate your intentions in your resume.

 

It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply.

 

It is, however, the applicant's responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your unit's training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.

 

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A RESUME THAT ADDRESSES THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES LISTED BELOW. THE RESUME MUST INCLUDE DATES INDICATING WHEN THE WORK WAS PERFORMED.

 

General Experience:
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:(GS-2210-11) - Must have at least 36 months experience:

1. Experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization. 

 

2. 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.

 

3. Experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment.   

 

4. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where is involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion. 


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:

For the GS-5 level, a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree may be substituted for the experience requirements.  At the GS-7 level, on full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.  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.   

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. 

Requirements

This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position. Permanent change of duty station (PCS) funds are not available. 

 

If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status. 

 

Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.

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. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your qualifications rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and may result in you not being considered for appointment to this position.


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.

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

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:


1. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

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

1. Your Resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.  (See Required Documents section below)

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 (EST) on Friday, April 12, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into 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.

NOTE:  You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done.  Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed - and your resume is not attached - until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.

NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 853184.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

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/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:


All applications must include the following information:

  • Resume (Must describe all relevant work experience and include dates the work was performed)
  • Current Unit of Assignment
  • Current Military Rank/Grade
  • Current MOS/AFSC

Your application may need to include:

  • Transcripts (if substituting college education for work experience)

NOTE:  Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURGED to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position.  Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted.  If you choose to use your personal resume; please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

 

Please do not send applications to the addresses listed below

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MATTHEW HAAS
Phone: (419)868-4044
Email: MATTHEW.HAAS@ANG.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
180th Fighter Wing
2660 South Eber Road
Swanton, OH
43558
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your qualification status 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.

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Job Announcement Number:

JA 13-056-C

Control Number:

339087300