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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:COMPUTER ASSISTANT

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:IL-13-175

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,508.00 to $67,589.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 to Monday, August 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0335-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Chicago, IL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

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 State and your community!

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

Duty Location: AASF-2, Chicago, IL

Selecting Official: CW2 Shaun Farrell, 708-824-5401

Areas of Consideration: This position is announced statewide for those persons holding or eligible to acquire membership in the IL ARNG in an available military position in a Warrant Officer, Enlisted grade which is compatible with this technician position.

Military Requirements: Selected Candidates will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

Compatible Military Assignments: Warrant Officer: 151A - May not exceed the rank of CW2

                                                 Enlisted CMF: 15; 91A, 91E, 92A, 92Y, 92Z, 94E, 94R, 25U

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be willing to become a member of the National Guard.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Completed NGIL Form 73 required, see How to Apply, Required Documents
  • Secret Security Clearance Required

DUTIES:

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Creates local modifications to the STAMIS system.  Modifications within and among systems are created to provide for the communication of data between testing platforms and the STAMIS system.  Results are used to ensure the timely and accurate exchange of maintenance, supply and operational data between individual aircraft laptop computers and the Local Area Network (LAN).  Ensures data and data files are accurately entered into a system through the Local Area Network (LAN).  Monitors database files from outside sources (e.g., inspection master files, component master files and reportable item files) to ensure data integrity and applicability.  Restores deleted data files as necessary.  Troubleshoots common or recurring problems experienced by laptop users.  Creates database inquiries to access local information stored in the ULLS-A.  Assists AASF users in preparing locally designed reports.  Creates, edits and saves database queries.  Ensures reports accurately reflect individual aircraft status.  Oversees AMSS processes for daily recording and reporting of aircraft/subsystem readiness and end-of-period reports.  Serves as the Terminal Area Security Officer (TASO) with security oversight over AASF ULLS-A system components.  Manages ULLS-A network security protection mechanisms.  Assigns, secures, stores, and maintains user IDs, passwords and controls individual and group access to the ULLS-A system.  Provides advice and recommendations for using and safeguarding ULLS-A data and resources against unauthorized disclosure, modification, access, use, destruction or denial of service.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience, training, or education which demonstrates the applicants ability to follow directions, procedures, or systematic work methods which gives evidence of the candidates ability to perform this work. Experience using computer and automation systems.

 

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  GS-09 level:  Must possess 24 months:  experience maintaining continuity of production control; coordinating work load priorities and scheduling multiple requirements. Experience applying optional methods to new or developmental requirements and provide for program dependencies and priorities. Experience identifying computer requirements or techniques associated with the development and design of data processing systems. Experience in planning and programming requirements related to computer systems or applications.  GS-08 level:  Must possess 18 months: :  experience maintaining continuity of production control; coordinating work load priorities and scheduling multiple requirements. Experience applying optional methods to new or developmental requirements and provide for program dependencies and priorities. Experience identifying computer requirements or techniques associated with the development and design of data processing systems. Experience in planning and programming requirements related to computer systems or applications.   GS-07 level:  Must possess 12 months: experience working with computer languages, codes or abbreviations; performing production control functions; coordinating work load priorities and scheduling multi requirements; and identifying and tracing processing failures. Experience performing specialized projects and assignments using knowledge of fundamental data processing methods, practices and techniques in work involving development, test, implementation and modification of computer programs and operating procedures.

 

 SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:  High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience. 

 

Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e. 36 weeks of substantially full time study, or 30 semester hours, or the equivalent) for 12 months of the required experience.  For experience required in excess of 24 months, education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for 6 months experience.

 

*Other Requirements For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.


 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

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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PAYMENT OF CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) COSTS:  PCS at Government expense may be authorized only in accordance with the PCS policy set forth by The Adjutant General of Illinois.

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the  National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

3. PRIORITY CONSIDERATION:  Candidates who believe they are entitled to priority consideration for repromotion or reemployment should forward a description of the circumstances with their applications.  Consideration of qualified candidates eligible for priority consideration will precede efforts to fill the position by normal competition.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Monday, August 12, 2013 to receive consideration.
 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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.

 

 

 

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (NGIL Form 73)
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·Transcript

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

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

 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):
 1.To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 929288.
2.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 Monday, August 12, 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:
1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
 2.Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
 3.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.
 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • Current Resume or OF 612.  (When using either documentation, be sure to list your duties and responsibilities as they relate to the specialized experience as listed above.)
  • Completed NGIL 73 (Be sure list all AFSC’s or MOS’s held during your military career)
  • Transcripts (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit  transcripts.)

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.

DOCUMENTS THAT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED:  Photographs, copies of position descriptions, training certificates, performance ratings, awards, and letters of appreciation.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Shaun S. Farrell
Phone: (708)824-5401
Email: SHAUN.S.FARRELL@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
AASF 2
5400 W 63rd Street
Chicago, IL
60638

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.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

929288


1. Title of Job

COMPUTER ASSISTANT
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

9. Languages

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

10. Lowest Grade

07
08
09

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 Computer Assistant

21. Geographic Availability

171670031 Chicago, IL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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

23. Job Related Experience

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

24. Personal Background Information

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

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently a member of the Illinois National Guard?

A. Yes.
B. No.

2. If you are a member of the Illinois National Guard, are you currently a technician?  Select the description below which best describes your status.

A. I am currently a Permanent Federal Technician with the Illinois National Guard.
B. I am currently an Indefinite Federal Technician with the Illinois National Guard.
C. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Illinois National Guard.
D. I am a current traditional Military (M-Day) member of the Illinois National Guard.
E. Not a current member.

3. If you are not a member of the Illinois National Guard, are you willing to become a member?  If yes, contact the Recruiting Command at 1-800-GO Guard, or www.1800goguard.com to see if you are eligible for enlistment.

A. Yes.
B. No.
C. Not applicable, I am a current member.

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that best describes your experience 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.

4. Do you possess experience, training, or education which demonstrates the applicants ability to follow directions, procedures, or systematic work methods which gives evidence of the candidates ability to perform this work. Experience using computer and automation systems?

A. Yes
B. No


For each of the following tasks, choose the statement from below that best describes your 24 months of the required experience as listed below.

A- I know little or nothing about this
B- I have had study or training in this.
C- I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
D- I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
E- I am consulted by other journeypersons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.

5. Knowledge of computer equipment, internal computer processes and application and utility programs.

6. Knowledge of a wide range of analytical and diagnostic methods, procedures and principles to identify system failures.

7. Knowledge of  systems, hardware and software.

8. Knowledge of a wide range of current automated information systems, data automation, and information technology concepts, methods, techniques, and procedures.


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Job Announcement Number:

IL-13-175

Control Number:

347886200