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Job Title:RI-13-048 Information Technology Specialist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:RI-13-048

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$75,222.00 to $97,787.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Tuesday, April 09, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
North Kingstown, RI United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This is a Dual Status Position, meaning you must be a current member of the RIANG. To be considered for this position you must also be an enlisted member of the RIANG in the ranks of SSgt - MSgt (E-5 to E-7).

JOB SUMMARY:

Rhode Island National Guard

The Rhode Island National Guard traces its history from the first colonial defensive force established in the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1638. Today, the Rhode Island National Guard consists of dedicated men and women, prepared to serve our State and Nation in a variety of military specialties.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Rhode Island Air 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. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Rhode Island Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Rhode Island Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

Persons appointed with indefinite status may be separated when their services are no longer needed. If a permanent status employee at the same grade level as this announcement is selected, Nature of Action will be Reassignment; tenure will not change. If a permanent excepted status employee is selected at a higher grade, Nature of Action MAY be Temporary Promotion. Should the need for the indefinite time limitations placed on this position no longer exist, the Temporary Promotion and/or the Indefinite Appointment COULD be converted to permanent action without further competition.

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the National Guard Excepted Service.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation allowance NOT authorized.

 

This position is located in an Information Operations (IO) Squadron. The purpose of this position is to serve as a Computer Network Operations (CNO) Technical Expert, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems, networks and data through the enhancement of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems security programs, policies, procedures and tools. Enhancement of information systems security programs, procedures, and tools are specifically accomplished by conducting vulnerability assessments and Opposing Force (OPFOR) tasking of planned and installed information systems and ensuring all protection needs are met.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a current member of the RIANG in the ranks of SSgt - MSgt .
  • Must be assigned to AFC 3D0X1, 3D0X3, 1B4X1
  • Background Criminal Investigation required prior to appointment.
  • Must have a valid state driver's license.

DUTIES:

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Brief Description of Duties:  Performs as the Team Technical Lead during vulnerability assessments of DoD information systems. Utilizes knowledge of systems security principles and concepts, of new Information Technology (IT) security developments, and of the infrastructure protection environment to select appropriate tools to be used by team members. Establishes methodology, and determines best techniques to penetrate computer systems and exploit information within these systems. Directs the team during actual assessments to find vulnerabilities due to improper configurations, missing or improperly applied patches, or procedural errors. Provides assistance to owners of assessed systems by providing recommendations pertaining to implementing security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities, to correct deficiencies discovered, and to apply new IT security concepts. Briefs commanders and network administrators on the purpose and findings of the assessment, and prepares reports on the findings. Assists in developing security solutions to correct deficiencies that cannot be fixed with existing solutions.

Conducts extensive research of new vulnerabilities discovered in operating systems, application software, infrastructure and firewalls. Investigates, analyses, and develops methods that could be used to exploit those vulnerabilities. Conducts testing on training range to validate findings and to develop and refine methods and procedures to mitigate vulnerabilities.

Conducts extensive research of tools currently being used to attack or gain unauthorized access to information networks. Analyzes and tests these tools on training range to determine effectiveness, stability, and scope of the tools. Modifies and refines tools for use in vulnerability assessments to provide the customer with the best possible evaluation of their security posture.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Minimum Requirements:  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-11 and above – 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. 

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Employment in this position requires membership in the 102 NWS within the Rhode Island Air National Guard. Selected candidate(s) will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment within 60 days of the effective date of placement. Should be AFSC qualified within one year of placement action.

Military Grades: E5 to E7

Compatible Military Assignments:

3D0X1, 3D0X3, 1B4X1


Substitution of education for specialized experience: <Insert educational requirement from NGB Qual sheet by occupational series>

 

**Note to Incentive Recipients: Service members who accept a temporary or full-time federal technician position and are currently in receipt of an incentive such as a bonus, student loan repayment, or Select Reserve GI Bill may be subject to suspension of the incentive or termination with recoupment of the incentive.  Applicants in receipt of a military education/recruitment incentives are strongly encouraged to contact their unit representative or the Education and Incentives Office for Specific details regarding incentive termination or recoupment action.  The Education Office can be contacted at 401-275-4109 /4039 or the ANG Retention Office Manager can be contacted at 401-267-3269.

Requirements:

Incumbent must maintain membership in the Rhode Island National Guard.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

For positions requiring a security clearance the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

Background Criminal Investigations (BCI) are required for federal employment.

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.

Main site for new federal employees - 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 Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.



HOW TO APPLY:

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*To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume, the on-line questionnaire, OF-306 and other supporting documentation, as appropriate.

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

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below) by 11:59 PM (EST) on  Tuesday, April 09, 2013

To begin the process, click the "Apply Online" button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and either create or upload a resume.  You will then be redirected to the Application Manager https://www.applicationmanager.gov to finish the application process.  Ensure that you 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 résuméView Occupational Questionnaire. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.  Note:  To update, correct or check your application status, simply visit the Application Manager https://www.applicationmanager.gov/ and use the Vacancy Identification Number 860263.

 

If you cannot apply online,

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this FAX Cover Page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID number: 860263.

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

3. Please retain your fax confirmation in the event you may need to validate your submission.

 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·OF-306
   ·Other (Merit Placement Program Evaluation of Performance)
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

 

http://states.ng.mil/sites/RI/employment/Shared%20Documents/NGB300_1.doc
https://states2.ng.mil/sites/RI/employment/Shared%20Documents/OF_306.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Abel E. Coronel
Phone: (401)275-4141
Email: ABEL.CORONEL@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
Rhode Island National Guard
Human Resources Office
ATTN TAGRI-J1/HRO/PSS
645 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI
02920-3097
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 may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews.  You will be notified by email as to the status of your applicaiton after each step is completed.

 

Thank you for your interest in the Rhode Island National Guard.


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Job Announcement Number:

RI-13-048

Control Number:

340040400