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Job Title:  IT SPECIALIST (DATAMGT), GS-7/9/11 - Military Membership Requirement
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  R877818

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$42,368.00 to $92,624.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Richardson, AK United StatesView Map
US Citizens and Status Candidates


Are you ready to broaden your horizon by challenging yourself in the last frontier? Do you love the great outdoors? Do you want to serve your community, State, and Nation? If so, the Alaska National Guard wants you! So come camp out with us and learn how to survive in the tundra! Take up airlift and rescue missions! Work with communities during natural disasters! Even take part in reconstruction efforts! Make an impact today by joining us in the Alaska National Guard!

Take the challenge. Find your strength.

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Incentives may be available. Payment of such incentives will be made IAW current Alaska HRO Policy. Incentives are subject to funding availability, superior qualifications as determined by selecting supervisors, quality/recency of experience, and pool of qualified candidates.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: This is an excepted service position and as such requires active membership in the Alaska Army National Guard, be assigned to a compatible military assignment and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not a current member of the Alaska Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment if selected for this position. For enlistment/appointment information, contact (907)264-5300.

Opened Area(s) of Consideration:


Area 1 - AKNG permanent or indefinite technicians, excepted or competitive civil service currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.

Area 2 - All Traditional Guard or Active Guard Reserves (AGR) members currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.

Area 3 – All other current military members

Area 4 candidates are all other individuals who are eligible and willing to become active military members of the Alaska Army National Guard and wear the military uniform.

PDCN: 90045E

Selecting Supervisor: CW4 Ostrowski 


  • Alaska Army National Guard membership is required.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Secret Clearance is required.
  • Bargaining Unit: Bargaining
  • Selectee must verify U.S. employment eligibility using Form I-9
  • Selectee is subject to Entrance on Duty (EOD) physical to include audiogram


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Provides assistance, advice and guidance to organizational users, both in the administrative and technical areas, concerning the use of the multiple database management systems available for use.Using software-engineering techniques, designs new applications that enhance existing systems.Closely coordinates with the applications’ owning agency personnel to ensure NGB and state compatibility and to recommend priorities for systems development and implementation. Responsible for the management of quality assurance and system efficiency functions of assigned RDBMS systems by enforcing the prescribed RDBMS. Reviews and implements security provisions to ensure authorized access and integrity of the RDBMS.Ensures the application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the conduct and oversight of RDBMS, policy, and planning functions.Implements the policy for the use of the data and any access constraints applying to exclusive or shared file usage (in which system deadlock might occur).Develops and reviews the administration of file membership roles, file purge roles, file back-up procedures, and audit procedures. Provides technical advice and coordinates the monitoring and tuning requirements for RDBMS optimization of performance.Analyzes database operations to identify bottlenecks and takes action to resolve problems and ensure consistency.Manages the flow of data between the various tiers of the architecture. Investigates amount of storage space consumed, access time statistics and frequency of use for a given RDBMS.Reviews RDBMS accounting information and takes action to improve efficiency.Reviews system documentation, users manuals and training guides.Develops local state modifications to these documents to fit local operating procedures and to include instructions relative to locally developed supplemental applications.Provides training on implementation, including classroom instruction and Computer Based Training (CBT) development. Troubleshoots problems involved in the input, retrieval or modification of database information and the general operation and maintenance pertinent to any of the organizations data system elements or sub-elements. Tests new DBMS software and implements updates and changes.Ensures resolution of DBMS inconsistencies across the installation in coordination with other information technology specialists and systems administers. Develops system backup and recovery plans assigned RDBMS applications.Makes recommendations on alternatives involving major projects. Analyzes DBMS inconsistencies with other system administrators and devises recovery plans for failure resolution.Resolves a wide variety of system problems, which are caused by data errors, operator errors, hardware malfunctions and program errors.Traces and isolates causes of problems in hardware and software.Provides technical assistance to personnel involved in developing system design, programming, specifications and adapting commercially available software.Participates in the analysis of requests for new and modified applications.Determines equipment demands, number and kind of records, required files, data communication needs, procedures needed to obtain and organize information, and interfaces with other systems.Identifies relationships, sequences and search strategies to be used. Provides DBMS maintenance of a data dictionary, listing the kinds of data in databases and how to access them.Coordinates and integrates data elements for a variety of projects in a number of dissimilar areas. Performs other duties as assigned.


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General Experience is 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 is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

GS-07 – Must have at least 12 months experience, education, or training in translating detailed logical steps developed by others into language codes that computers accept where this required understanding of procedures and limitations appropriate to use of a programming language. Experience interviewing subject-matter personnel to get facts regarding work processes, and synthesizing the resulting data into charts showing information flow.

GS-09 – 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.

GS-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.

The specialized experience must be directly related to the following:

- Knowledge of a wide range of standards, principles, concepts, methods, policies, system testing principles and methods, and authorized system approaches pertinent to database management.

- Skill in analyzing organization’s data needs to identify, develop and implement the best database management system that provides the most effective support for the organization.

- Knowledge of the automated IT equipment available and needed to implement new or changed features of the involved systems.

- Knowledge of state-of-the-art information technologies pertaining to data management and knowledge of the characteristics of the organizations existing data requirements, new or changed data needs, and sources of data to conduct studies covering a myriad of interrelated data management considerations.

- Knowledge of IT resources and infrastructure including automated systems, IT equipment and software, system technology, provisions and requirements of a variety of standardized administrative and technical database systems. Applies this knowledge in serving as a technical expert concerning the application, implementation, and maintenance of the organizations automated database system and the resolution of associated system problems.

- Knowledge of the structures, functions, work processes/programs of the organizations, as well as a high degree of analytical ability to gather, assemble and analyze facts, draw conclusions and devise solutions to problems which will increase the effectiveness of business process.

- Knowledge of project management principles, practices and methods to serve as the lead on special and/or teams to study and resolve broad-based data management problems and situations.

- Knowledge of cost benefit analysis to analyze and study current and desired systems and recommend the most cost effective systems for local application.

- Knowledge of and experience in the use of oral and written communication methods and techniques to accomplish continuing coordination with customers and make presentations at meetings.

- Knowledge of database query languages, table relationships, and views.

- Knowledge of IT and relational database system security principles and methods.

- Broad knowledge of system design, programming techniques, local operating system software, and RDBMS concepts in order to achieve optimum performance and utilization of the RDBMS.

- Analytical ability to gather, assemble and analyze facts, draw conclusions, and devise solutions to problems and increase the effectiveness of the RDBMS.

- Knowledge of RDBMS monitoring and tuning techniques to optimize operational performance.

- Knowledge of RDBMS, operating systems (OS), physical and virtual data storage media to define and allocate storage capacity in the design of RDBMS.

- Knowledge of, and skill in applying advanced troubleshooting techniques relative to RDBMS, programming techniques, hardware platforms and system software.

- Knowledge of Internet technologies to analyze the potential of systems, networks, and RDBMS.

- Knowledge of system software design and knowledge of computer language sufficient to develop or monitor development of schema that interface with vendor software.



Education: At the GS-7 level, one 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. 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 in 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.


All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions


NOTE: If using Education as Qualifying Experience, you must submit your College Transcript with your application. If you fail to submit your College Transcript, you will not be considered for this position based on Education.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Enlisted in the Alaska Army National Guard.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Army National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in the following MOS 25 B/U/Z.

DESIRABLES: Security + certification, SQL, Oracle, and Unix certifications.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document.  This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.  Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other 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 eligibility and rating.


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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:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:

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:

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:

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


- If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.

- The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act. Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position.

- 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.

- Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized.

- Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): Entitled to 5.57% COLA in addition to base salary, subject to change.

- Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).

- Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility and possibly being required to pay for an incentive you have received (recoupment), you should check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rules apply: - Incentive Termination with Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have not served at least six months of the incentive contract term. - Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have served at least six months of the incentive contract term.


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If you are a current member of the Alaska National Guard in any capacity, it must be indicated on your application/resume and questionnaire for determination of which area you will be considered as. National Guard and active military experience(s) must be fully described to include time frames, unit and rank.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 31, 2013 to receive consideration.

Applying Online:

- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

- Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

- It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

Applying via Fax:

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

- To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 877818.

-  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 31, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

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

- Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

- Fax all six pages of 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.

Applying by mail or in person:

- Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

- Obtain and print a copy of the OPM 1203FX form, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL

- Submit your Form 1203FX form, your resume, and any supporting documents by mail or in person to:

Alaska National Guard HRO

Camp Denali Bldg 49000 RM D-209
PO Box 5800
Fort Richardson, AK 99505

Attention: Travis Doyle or Tiffany Hutchison


- The complete Application Package must be postmarked, or date stamped by the Alaska Human Resources Office, no later than 1600 hrs on Friday, May 31, 2013.


You must submit the following documents:

- Resume

- Transcript (If using education as substiution for specialized experience)

- Questionnaire

- Any additional documentation you wish to submit for consideration

Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:

Job Information:

- Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.

Personal Information:

- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).

- Country of Citizenship.

- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.


- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.

- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.

- Major field(s) of study.

- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

- Job title.

- Duties and accomplishments.

- Number of hours per week.

- Employer's name and address.

- Supervisor's name and phone number.

- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

- Salary.

Other Qualifications:

- Job-related training courses (title and year).

- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)

- Job related certificates and licenses.

- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)

Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.


Travis L. Doyle
Phone: (907)428-6459
Agency Information:
Alaska National Guard HRO
Camp Denali Bldg 49000 RM D-209
PO Box 5800
Fort Richardson, AK


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 rating.  Referral to the hiring official will be IAW our agency Merit Promotion Plan and current Labor agreement.  Qualified applicants may be further evaluated by a ranking panel.  Referred candidates will be further evaluated and interviewed by a selection panel.

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