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Job Title:RI-14-066 IT Specialist (Network)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:RI-14-066

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$63,386.00 to $82,402.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 to Wednesday, February 26, 2014




Full Time - Indefinite


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


Current members of the Rhode Island Air National Guard (RIANG) or those eligible to join in the enlisted rank of E4/SrA through E7/MSgt.


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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 loacted at the 143 Communications Flight. The purpose of this position is to serve as a base systems administrator to monitor the Local and Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN), including the planning, analysis, acqusition, design, development, implementation, quality assurance, configuration, installation, integration, maintenance testing, operational integrity, and/or management of networked systems for the transmission of information in voice, data, and/or video formats.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must be a member of the RIANG or willing and eligible to enlist.
  • Must currently hold the rank of E4/SrA through E-7/MSgt.
  • Assignment in the RIANG is AFSC 3D0X1,3D0X2,3D0X3,3D1X1,3D1X2,3D1X3,3D1X4
  • SEC+ Certification is preferred.
  • Background Criminal Investigation required prior to appointment.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.


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Brief Description of Duties: 

Performs information operations that protect and defend (or assess the capability to protect and defend) information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. Ensures applicable operation and maintenance policies and standards are maintained. Determines when improvements in networking capability are needed and makes detailed technical recommendations to the senior system specialist. Ensures upgrades to the base infrastructure are identified and submits requests for equipment and funds.

Conducts risk and vulnerability assessments of DoD information systems to identify associated vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs.  Performs vulnerability assessments, OPFOR, and other operational tasking.  Operates fixed and deployed communications-computer systems.  Performs activities such as configuring and monitoring hardware and software for systems operation, processing and control of data flow, and client-server multi-user system support, including network management or administration. 

Performs microcomputer fault isolation and restoration actions.  Ensures system backups are performed to ensure expedient restoration of the database for the respective network equipment.  Evaluate effectiveness of customer network firewalls.  Analyzes equipment and software reliability and suitability for vulnerability assessment utilization.  Conducts analyses of network usage, hardware and software capabilities, ineffective practices or procedures, equipment shortcomings, and other relevant factors.  Recommends methods and procedures and coordinates corrective action to optimize utilization of present equipment.  Uses benchmarks, performance measurement, and evaluation data, in conjunction with vulnerability assessment techniques. 

 Develops recommendations or proposals involving a variety of specialized systems and to improve operational efficiency.  Consults with subordinates, supervisors, specialists, vendors, and sister IO squadrons to procure and maintain training range devices that realistically emulate Air Force networks and are flexibly re-configurable to emulate the network(s) of a specific Air Force base as needed to prepare for vulnerability assessment missions.  Provides data for intrusion detection analysis.  

Administers the base Local Area Network (LAN). Implements new network operating systems hardware and software and develops base wide network operating procedures. Assists customers on the use of office automation computers, local and wide area networks, and othe automated tools. Resolves LAN related problems for the base. Provides customer assistance and training for new network systems. Monitors operation of LAN/WAN and efficiency, and compliance with existing standards.


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GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled the applicant to understand the stages required to automate a work process.  Experience may have been gained in work such as computer operator or assistant, computer sales representative, program analyst, or other positions that required the use or adaptation of computer programs and systems. 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 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 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: E4/SrA through E-7/MSgt

Compatible Military Assignments: 3D0X1, 3D0X2, 3D0X3, 3D1X1, 3D1X2, 3D1X3, 3D1X4. SEC+ Certification is preferred.


Substitution of education for specialized experience:  At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Major study-computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering, or course work that required the development or adaptation of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field. 

 * An unofficial transcript can be used as a substitute for the official transcript when applying for a vacancy. Once selected and prior to appointment, the official document must be provided.


**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.


SEC+ Certification is preferred, if candidate does not possess SEC+ Certification, they must obtain within 12 months.

Incumbent must maintain membership in the Rhode Island Air National Guard.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

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

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

Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.


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.


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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 -

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. 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:


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.


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*To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume, OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment), the on-line questionairre 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:

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below) by 11:59 PM (EST) on  Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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 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 résumé. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.  Note:  To update, correct or check your application status, simply visit the Application Manager and use the Vacancy Identification Number 1046366.


If you cannot apply online,

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this FAX Cover Page using the following Vacancy ID number: 1046366.

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

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




All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document


Phone: (401)275-4157
Agency Information:
Rhode Island National Guard
Human Resources Office
645 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI


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 referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews.  You will be notified by email as to the status of your application after each step is completed.


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

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