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Job Title:IT Specialist (Network)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NEAR-13-113

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 $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, May 13, 2013 to Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lincoln, NE United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!

Nebraska National Guard 

 

THIS POSITION CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME. 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the 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 National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

 

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE MILITARY (NEBRASKA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD) PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL RECRUITING OFFICE AT 1-402-309-7151.

 

NOTE: MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN THE LEVEL OF SECURITY CLEARANCE/BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. (ABILITY TO OBTAIN A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE IN 1 YEAR)

 

NOTE 2: NEW HIRE MUST AGREE, AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, THAT THEY WILL OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN MICROSOFT SECURITY+ CERTIFICATION WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF HIRING AND CONTINUE COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT (CE) TRAINING AS PER DOD 8570.01-M. INITIAL TRAINING AND TESTING (1X) WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE EXPENSE OF THE GOVERNMENT.

 

This position is located in an information management organization. The purpose of this position is to function as a technical specialist on issues relating to the wide area network (WAN) and local area network (LAN) systems and their integration in the network. The work involves network administration, optimization and performance in support of the supports the state's wide area command and control integrated network.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: G6, Lincoln, NE

 

PD# D0262000

 

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This is a Permanent Dual Status (Excepted Service) Enlisted, Warrant Officer or Officer position only.

 

INDIVIDUAL SELECTED AS A GS-9 TRAINEE MAY BE PROMOTED TO GS-11 UPON COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:  (1) AT LEAST 12 MONTHS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE POSITION; (2) COMPLETION OF AN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND (3) COMPLETION OF A CLASSIFICATION REVIEW. INDIVIDUAL SELECTED AS A GS-11 TRAINEE MAY BE PROMOTED TO GS-12 UPON COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: (1) COMPLETION OF AN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND (2) RECOGNITION BY THE NGB J6 FUNCTIONAL MANAGER AS A TECHNICAL EXPERT AND (3) COMPLETION OF A CLASSIFICATION REVIEW. INDIVIDUAL MAY BE PROMOTED WITHOUT FURTHER COMPLETOIN WHEN QUALIFIED AND RECOMMENDED BY THE SELECTING OFFICIAL; HOWEVER PROMOTION IS NOT GUARANTEED. APPLICATION MUST INDICATE ON THEIR APPLICATION THE LOWEST GRADE FOR WHICH THEY WISH TO BE CONSIDERED.

 

FOR IT POSITIONS, NOTE: MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF A SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE TO BE CONSIDERED QUALIFIED. MUST MAINTAIN A SECRET CLEARANCE THROUGH OUT EMPLOYMENTS.  YOU WILL NEED TO ADD TO REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MEMORANDUM FROM YOUR SECURITY MANAGER SHOWING PROOF OF CURRENT SECURITY CLEARANCE.

 

FOR ARMY ONLY 

In order to comply with United States Department of Defense (DoD) requirements and ensure the safety and security of the missions, programs, property and personnel of the Nebraska Military Department and Nebraska National Guard, employees must obtain the appropriate background investigation and maintain the level of security clearance assigned to their respective work.

 

Failure to obtain and maintain the designated type of security clearance/background check required for the respective work, may result in a job offer being rescinded, separation of employment, and/or other actions as may be deemed in the best interest of the agency.

 

Prior to appointment individuals must meet the security clearance requirements for the position or submit the required documents of the Nebraska National Guard, Personnel Security Manager for processing the appropriate investigation. Required forms - SF 86, PSIP Initiation Form, Birth Certificate (or other proof of citizenship), Fingerprints, OF 306 and Application/Resume.

 

Nebraska National Guard Personnel Security Manager - dennis.j.hartman.mil@mail.mil; 402-309-8145.

 

Open Area of Consideration: 1, 2

  
DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION: 

Area 1- Current permanent and indefinite bargaining unit Technicians of the Nebraska Army and Air National Guard and

Area 2 - All members of the Nebraska Army National Guard and personnel eligible to become members of the Nebraska Army National Guard.

 

Referral of Applicants: Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official in the following order:

1.  Fully qualified Area 1 applicants.

2.  Fully qualified Area 2 applicants.

3.  Trainee qualified.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Military membership in the Nebraska Army National Guard is mandatory.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Individuals with military incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.
  • Permanent Change of Station Benefits will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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(1) Responsible for ensuring correct configuration of network devices.

 

(2) Develops methods and procedures and coordinates corrective action to optimize network performance. Researches, tests and evaluates software packages which provide performance measurements of the WAN.

 

(3) Develops the standard configuration software loads for all network devices. Develops benchmarks and performance measurements and evaluation data to manage network servers and data communication devices to support normal and surge workloads. Works with technical support personnel in resolving critical problems.

 

(4) Uses remote management software tools to maintain and update configuration, protocol and user/system files.

 

(5) Develops and maintains documentation regarding network configuration, operating procedures, necessary to maintain the reliability of the network. Documents how user data is stored and protected on network storage devices.

 

(6) Coordinates appropriate action to ensure backup processes are completed.

 

(7) Determines the use of network devices such as servers, workstations, and peripheral devices, and remote access systems.

 

(8) Responsible for implementation of configuration management plans for complex LANs and WANS with supported elements to include: headquarters staff elements, tenant activities, state government, regional operating activities and national agencies.

 

(9) Initiates appropriate measures to maintain network security.

 

(10) Develops plans and procedures for remote installation of applications and upgrades using state of the art software distribution methods.

 

(11) Oversees the distribution of applications and upgrades ensuring compliance with regulations and copyright laws.

 

(12) Establishes procedures to maintain accurate records of authorized users of distributed software.

 

(13) Instructs lower graded information technology (IT) specialists in the administration and maintenance of the installation's network devices.

 

(14) Establishes network trust relationships.

 

(15) Recommends standard operating procedures for all devices on the network.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be qualifying, experience must have been progressively responsible with increasingly difficult and complex duties. Experience must have been at the next lower or second lower grade or its non-federal equivalent.

 

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

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled understanding of the states 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 adaption of computer programs and systems; technical, analytical, supervisory or administrative expertise which has demonstrated the candidate's ability to analyze problems of organization, workforce, information requirements, etc. and provide systematic solution; and the ability to deal satisfactorily with others.


 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

GS-12 must possess at least 36 months of specialized experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area of computer specialty area in an organization. Experience with analyzing the interrelationships of pertinent components of the system, planning the sequence of actions, and personal responsibility for a segment of the overall projects. 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 control. Experience that required adaptions of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where it involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion. Experience in analyzing problems, gathering information and recognizing solutions. Experience in a computer related field performing such tasks as translating logical steps into language codes, computer console operation, and scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed. Experience which demonstrates the accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge's of computer requirements and techniques. Qualifying accomplishments involve the following: knowledge of customary approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and adaption of guidelines or precedents to the needs of an assignment. To qualify at the GS-12, selectee must currently be recognized by the NGB J6 Functional Manager or the ARNG OPR as the NGB recognized technical expert upon which they are regularly (minimum of 25% of the average work year) relied on to provide recommendations relating to state of the art technology changes that impact the C4 program throughout the National Guard.

 

GS-11 must possess at least 36 months of specialized experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization. Experience with analyzing the interrelationships of pertinent components of the system, planning the sequence of actions, and personal responsibility for a segment of the overall projects. 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 adaptions of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where it involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion. Experience in analyzing problems, gathering information and recognizing solutions. Experience in a computer related field performing such tasks as translating logical steps into language codes, computer console operation, and scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed. Experience which demonstrates the accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge's of computer requirements and techniques. Qualifying accomplishments involve the following: knowledge of customary approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and adaption of guidelines or precedents to the needs of an assignment.


GS-9 must possess at least 24 months of specialized 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. Experience that demonstrates knowledge of computer requirements and techniques in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as typically in the case of development of minor modifications to parts of a system on the basis of detailed specification provided. Experience in a computer related field performing such tasks as translating logical steps into language codes, computer console operations, and scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed. Experience which demonstrates the accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques; Qualifying accomplishments involve the following: knowledge of customer approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer application area; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and adaption of guidelines or precedents to the needs of an assignment.

 

KSA'S:

1. Ability to research and analyze data.

2. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

3. Skill in organizing work in a logical sequence.

4. Knowledge of computer programming techniques.

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

 

NOTE:  REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignment must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:  For a 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 adaption of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the course field.


College transcripts MUST be submitted for professional positions or when substituting education for experience. NOTE: If you are using education as a substitution of experience OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualification, YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts when required.  Failure to provide college transcripts when required will result in an ineligible rating. NOTE: The Nebraska National Guard HRO has a document entitled "Secrets to Getting a Technician Job"; you are encouraged to follow the link provided if you are interested. http://ne.ng.mil/ArmyGuard/Tech%20Branch%20Documents/SecretstoGettingaTechnicianJob1.pdf

 

REMEMBER: Military training directly related to the type of work of the position may be substituted on a day for day basis. 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: 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. 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.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of612.pdf

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

 

MILITARY GRADES:  Maximum Military Grade 03, W4, E8; Minimum Military Grade 01, W1, E6; Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted.  The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.

 

Compatible Military Assignments: Officer - BR 25, AOC53; Warrant Officer - MOS 255A, 255N, 255S; Enlisted - MOS 25B, 25U, 25Z

Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.

 

 

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 rating 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 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, and 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 Resources 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 Resources Office 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 Qualification Questionnaire, and

2.  Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of the Job Announcement.

Use the Online Qualification Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

(Here is a link for aiding you in building your Resume and some application tips):

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter

 

Option A:  Online Qualification Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualification Questionnaire:

  • 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 "Submit" button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualification Questionnaire.
  • You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Tuesday, May 28, 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: 889981. Click Select a Vacancy.

         3.  Verify that all 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 Qualification 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, choose one of the following 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 Qualification Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaire you may already have saved or submitted.

OR

  • If your résumé is going to be one you prepared OUTSIDE of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:   Online Questionnaire

 

 To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links   you used to begin as described above, or simply go to https://ApplicationManager.gov.

 

Option B:   Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

 

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualification 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:

The following documents are required:

 

  • Current Resume or Application for Federal Employment - Optional Form 612
  • Memorandum from your Security Manager showing proof of current security clearance.

Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information listed below:

 

   Work experience: (for each position you held that is related to this job) - (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

   - Job title.

   - Duties and accomplishments

   - If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.

   - Number of hours per week.

   - Employer's name and address

   - Supervisor's name and phone number.

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

   - Salary

   - Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacts.

 

   Military Experience: Include all military experience that is pertinent to be position for which you are applying:

   - Starting and ending dates of assignment.

   - Duty title of position.

   - MOSs/AFSCs.

   - Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position.

 

NOTE: Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.

 

  • Transcripts (ARE REQUIRED IF BEING USED FOR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION)

 

Transcripts are required if substituting education for experience or there is a mandatory education requirement.  Your college transcripts must identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received.   Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice.   Photocopies of original transcripts are acceptable, but you will be required to provide originals if you are selected for this position. 

 

  • If you are or have been a Federal employee, you are encouraged to submit a copy of your last Notification for Personnel Action, Form SF-50. 

The Questionnaire

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

889981
1. Title of Job

IT Specialist (Network)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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
12

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

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 (NETWORK)

21. Geographic Availability

312830109 Lincoln, NE

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

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 area of consideration with the Nebraska Army National Guard?

A. I am currently a Permanent and/or Indefinite technician of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard.
B. All members of the Nebraska Army National Guard and persons eligible to become members of the Nebraska Army National Guard.
C. I am unwilling to join the Nebraska Army National Guard.

2. MILITARY MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. Are you currently an enlisted, warrant officer or officer between the military grades of E6-E8, W1-W4 or 01-03?

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE MILITARY (NEBRASKA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD) PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL RECRUITING OFFICE AT 1-402-309-7151.

A. Yes, I am currently an enlisted, warrant officer or officer between the military grades of E6-E8, W1-W4 or 01-03.
B. No, I am currently not an enlisted, warrant officer or officer between the grades of E6-E8, W1-W4 or 01-03 OR I do not wish to join.

3. MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF A SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE TO BE CONSIDERED QUALIFIED. A MEMORANDUM FROM YOUR SECURITY MANAGER SHOWING PROOF OF CURRENT SECRET CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED. FAILURE TO ATTACH THIS DOCUMENT WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FROM THIS POSITION. Do you have a current Secret Clearance?

 

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING OBTAINING THE MEMORANDUM, PLEASE CALL OR E-MAIL THE NEBRASKA NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL SECURITY MANAGER - DENNIS.J.HARTMAN.MIL@MAIL.MIL OR 402-309-8145.

A. Yes.
B. No.

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that best describes your experience, education and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide.

4. Do you possess experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled understanding of 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; technical, analytical, supervisory or administrative experience which has demonstrated the candidate's ability to analyze problems of organization, workforce, information requirements, etc. and provide systematic solution; and the ability to deal satisfactorily with other?

A. Yes.
B. No.

5. Do you have at least 36 months of specialized experience, education or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer application area or computer specialty area in an organization; Experience with analyzing the interrelationships of pertinent components of the system, planning the sequence of actions, and personal responsibility for a segment of the overall project; 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 adaptions of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment; Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where it involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion; Experience in analyzing problems, gathering information and recognizing solutions; Experience in a computer related field performing such tasks as translating logical steps into language codes, computer console operation, and scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed; Experience which demonstrates the accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge's of computer requirements and techniques; Qualifying accomplishments involve the following: knowledge of customary approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and adaption of guidelines or precedents to the need of an assignment. To qualify at the GS-12, selectee must currently be recognized by the NGB J6 Functional Manager or the ARNG OPR as the NGB recognized technical expert upon which they are regularly (minimum of 25% of the average work year) relied on to provide recommendations relating to state of the art technology changes that impact the C4 program throughout the National Guard?

A. Yes.
B. No.

6. IF YOU ANSWERED NO TO QUESTION 5, do you have at least 36 months specialized experience education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization; Experience with analyzing the interrelationships of pertinent components of the system, planning the sequence of actions, and personal responsibility for a segment of the overall project; 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 it involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion; Experience in analyzing problems, gathering information and recognizing solutions; Experience in a computer related field performing such tasks as translating logical steps into language codes, computer console operation, and scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed; Experience which demonstrates the accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge's of computer requirements and techniques; Qualifying accomplishments involve the following: knowledge of customary approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and adaption of guidelines or precedents to the need of an assignment?

A. Yes.
B. No.

7. IF YOU ANSWERED NO TO QUESTION 6, Do you have at least 24 months specialized 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; Experience that demonstrates knowledge of computer requirements and techniques in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as typically in the case of development of minor modifications to parts of a system on the basis of detailed specification provided; Experience in a computer related field performing such tasks as translating logical steps into language codes, computer console operations, and scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed; Experience which demonstrates the accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques; Qualifying accomplishments involve the following: knowledge of customer approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer application area; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and adaption of guidelines or precedents to the needs of an assignment.

A. Yes.
B. No.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

8. Extensive experience designing, building and maintaining SQL and Microsoft Access databases.

9. General knowledge of the mission, objectives, terminology and management practices in the activity, the agency and the department to recognize probable areas of interaction and overlap between proposed and existing systems.

10. In-depth knowledge of Internet technology, Internet server operation and operating systems sufficient to create, implement and administer Web-enabled database applications and manage Internet services and servers.

11. In-depth knowledge of a wide range of information technology methods, techniques and procedures. This includes AR, ARNG and commercial off the shelf (COTS) technology using industry standards and an ability to understand the capabilities and limitations of software, utility programs, network management systems, complex electronic messaging systems and programming aids as they apply to Local and Wide Area Networks with multiple operating system client server configurations.

12. Use of IT network systems design principles, methodologies, and approaches to develop, test, install, operate, manage, and maintain network services that support functional requirements.

13. Familiar with the organization's network architecture, topology, and protocols sufficient to plan, design, develop, and integrate network systems and security plans and procedures consistent with existing or planned network infrastructures.

14. Familiar with methods, techniques, and processes for the integration and optimization of LAN/WAN components, infrastructure requirements, and test and evaluation methods sufficient to install and operate base wide programs and provide technical guidance to others in designing, testing, operating, and maintaining network programs.

15. Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, operating systems, network systems design, testing, installation, operations, management, development, life cycles and maintenance concepts and methods sufficient to provide network services that support mission requirements. Ability to plan, design, implement, employ system configuration management concepts and integration methods to maintain, upgrade, modify and project system replacement.

16. Applying IT network development concepts and techniques to provide computer applications which provide optimal functional support for users.

17. Analyze functional IT network system requirements, translate findings into functional requirements, develop supportable recommendations for enhancement, and apply a wide range of methodologies and tools.

18. Serve as a team leader or member of special projects and to coordinate and document the work of the team.

19. Maintain an up-to-date awareness of technological advances and predict how management can meet future requirements.

20. Knowledge in systems documentation, configuration, management, database administration, and capabilities related to automated information systems, client server applications, testing, integration and cost analysis is required.

21. Comprehensive knowledge and skill in applying DOD, AR and NGB policies, standards, directives, and operations manuals to perform systems analysis, evaluate approaches, offer advice, define alternative approaches, and coordinate requirements regarding the merits of proposed applications, design changes, etc., for the customer.

22. In-depth knowledge of hardware, software, network operations functions, packet switching communications protocols, and diagnostic tools to analyze difficult and complex system and end user problems, furnish assistance, and provide a resolution.

23. Implement new network operating systems hardware/software and develop operating procedures.

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

25. As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational 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.

Please take this opportunity to 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 to this questionnaire for accuracy, (3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability, and (4) realize you must join the respective Nebraska National Guard and wear the military uniform.

Failure to agree to this statement will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

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 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Denise L. Anderson
Phone: (402)309-8177
Email: DENISE.L.ANDERSON12.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Nebraska National Guard
Human Resources Office
2433 NW 24th Street
Lincoln, NE
68524
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 rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

 

Qualified candidates are referred to the selecting official in the following order:

  1. Fully qualified Area 1 applicants. (current NE National Guard bargaining unit technicians)
  2. Fully qualified Area 2 applicants.
  3. All trainee qualified applicants.

 

You will be kept informed of actions taken on your application.  The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred.

 

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.

Online Questionnaire


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Job Announcement Number:

NEAR-13-113

Control Number:

343510900