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Job Title:  IT Specialist (SYSADMIN)
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Information Systems Agency
Job Announcement Number:  D-DISA-1074935-14

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$82,642.00 to $107,434.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Monday, March 17, 2014 to Monday, March 24, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-2210-13
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
13
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Tinker AFB, OK View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Top Secret
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

JOB SUMMARY:

Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens

If you want to do interesting and challenging work and to make a contribution to national defense, DISA is a great place for you. DISA provides secure and reliable communications and computing support that enable the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the Federal Government in implementing "people programs" and offers a broad range of quality-of-life and training programs. Go to www.disa.mil for more information.

This position is being announced using the USA Staffing Application Manager system. Please click the How to Apply tab for instructions on applying for this position.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • As required by mission.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National

DUTIES:

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·     Responsible for effective, economical, and advanced technical management of customer computing requirements for assigned systems and applications. 

·     Projects managed directed, or otherwise undertaken are large-scale in scope with technical authority over a wide range of Information Technology (IT) disciplines, systems, and applications. 

·     Develops, interprets, plans and applies policy, process, procedure and strategy in the delivery of multi-discipline IT services required to achieve data and system integration/interoperability for assigned systems and applications. 

·     Provides expert technical guidance, interpretation, and implementation oversight of applicable information security policies, processes, and practices to ensure continued operational availability and integrity of enterprise applications, systems, networks, and data.

·     Applies expert technical knowledge and skill – to include server operating system architectures, standards, and configurations; system administration, integration and interoperability processes and procedures; software design principles and methodologies; problem diagnostic techniques and toolsets; system performance metrics, monitoring, and tuning concepts and practices – to resolve complex operational problems and ensure highly reliable, available, and responsive server processing environments. 

·     Prepares and presents cogent and cohesive analyses and briefings advising DoD and DISA management leadership on new technological developments, techniques, and enhancements that result in increased time and cost efficiencies. 

·     Performs or directs a group of IT specialists in the performance of duties and functions identified in the following paragraphs.

·     Develops and implements systems diagnostic and maintenance tools to ensure the availability and functionality of systems required to support organizational objectives. 

·     Develops standards and criteria for assessing server performance, availability, capacity or configuration problems. 

·     Develops procedures for responding to new threats to systems to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability. 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirement:

Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating:

1.) Attention to Detail

2.) Customer Service

3.) Oral Communication

4.) Problem Solving; -OR- Meet the education detailed in the qualification standards.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants must possess: One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized Experience: Experience providing technical guidance concerning local and remote System administration in a UNIX environment. Perform performance analysis, capacity, and disaster recovery planning in a large scale Solaris environment across multiple locations. Assist other System Administrators in trouble shooting and problem resolution. Maintain security by implementing Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) policy. Have in-depth knowledge of UNIX environments. Have ability to work with multiple customers and provide problem resolution and technical advice. Be able to manage task assignments of technical personnel and provide updates to management. Provide updates and tracking via project management.


Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.

Background or Security Investigation: The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance. For more information about receiving and maintaining a security clearance, please click here.

NOTE:  Incumbent is subject to recall or call back 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Incumbent may be subject to varying work shifts and work shift rotations for mission support requirements of 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, if required by upper management. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below:

  1. Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only based on responses to occupational questionnaire.
  2. Highly Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience based on responses to occupational questionnaire.
  3. Best Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.
Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible's who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:

·    Knowledge on technical Competence.

·    Knowledge resolving problems.

·    Skill in Systems Testing and Evaluation.

·    Skill in Project Management.

IMPORTANT NOTE - YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR RATING.

All information included in the resume and Occupational Questionnaire is subject to review and verification. HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be further evaluated by information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position and, if you're already an employee, you may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal service.


    BENEFITS:

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    These benefits generally apply if you are selected for a permanent or term appointment:
    • The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program has many plans to choose from, all at very reasonable rates, which can be paid from pre-tax income.
    • The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is one of the premier retirement programs in the Nation. The program features three components: a retirement pension; the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP, an employee controlled investment program); and social security.
    • Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) offers numerous life insurance policy options covering federal employees and dependents.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Moving expenses will NOT be paid. Recruitment, Retention and Relocation Incentives are not authorized.
    • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
    • A one year probationary or trial period may be required.
    • This is a Drug Testing position.
    • Incumbent is subject to recall or call back during off shift hours, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Incumbent may be subject to varying work shifts and work shift rotation for mission support requirement of 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, if required by upper management.
    • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee, and have a minimum score of 85, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance. NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
    • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
    1. Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
    3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
    4. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 1074935. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    You are highly encouraged to establish a USAJOBS account and submit your application package online so that you can receive status updates. If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
    3. Fax 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.
    PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Résumé, you are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume which best reflects your qualfications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching it within your USAJOBS account; uploading it within your Application Manager account; OR faxing it.
    2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire
    3. Other Supporting Documents

    The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by the closing date of the announcement or at the time of application if applying to an announcement with an extended closing date.

    1. Transcripts and/or Certifications: You must submit documentation to substantiate any claim of education. Please submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    2. Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference, and will possibly impact your placement on the certificate. For more veterans' information please click here.
      • 10-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a signed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof as required by the SF-15. Click here for a copy of the SF-15.
      • 5-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 which includes Character of Service (usually Member-4 copy). If you are currently active duty, you may submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when your terminal leave will begin, your rank and dates of active duty service.
    3. Military Spouse Preference: Copy of spousal travel orders providing eligibility.
    4. ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF50 if available.
    5. Cover Letter: You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) Monday, March 24, 2014, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    HR Customer Care Center
    Phone: (317)212-0454
    TDD: 317-212-6579
    Email: DFAS.DEU.PROCESSING@DFAS.MIL
    Agency Information:
    Defense Information Systems Agency DEU
    APPLY ONLINE OR BY FAX ONLY
    SEE HOW TO APPLY TAB
    Indianapolis, IN
    46249

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    The occupational questionnaire and the resume that you submit will be used to assess your qualifications for the job, and to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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