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Job Title:IT SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:T14-104-43

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$52,818.00 to $83,075.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, April 11, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Westfield, MA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

National Guard Membership Is Required

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a IT SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN) position supporting the 104th Fighter Wing.  This is a Bargaining Unit position.  The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is:  Lt Col John Desarro (413) 568-9151 ex 6981552

MASSACHUSETTS AIR NATIONAL GUARD

TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION :  As allowed by OPM guidelines, the Massachusetts Air National Guard follows a three tier advertisement process.  The three tier process will be as follows:

 

Tier I: All current MA ANG tenure 1 and 2 technicians and MA ANG permanent AGRs

Tier II: All current MA ANG members, to include tenure 3 and tenure 0 technicians, traditional guardsmen, and temporary AGRs

Tier III: All individuals eligible for immediate enlistment into the MA ANG

 

 

"Any MA ANG tenured technician who is chosen for this position will maintain
his/her tenure status if selected"

 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Massachusetts Air National Guard.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Massachusetts Air National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Massachusetts Air National Guard recruiter at (774) 836-7922 before applying for this position.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be willing to be a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • You must submit the required OF 306, or you will be disqualified

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Command Section, Communications Squadron, Mission Support Group of an Air National Guard Flying Wing.  The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a senior information technology (IT) and communications specialist and consultant to management in support of installation IT and communications policy and plans to include the unit's ability to provide command, control, communication, computer and intelligence (C4I) programs essential to the operations, training, and readiness missions.  Analyzes organizational processes and procedures through assessment of management, operational, technical and administrative practices pertinent to the organization.  Identifies process, system, and training deficiencies by applying defect prevention principles and root cause problem resolution techniques and recommends corrective action for each.  Duties involve a wide range of IT and communications management activities that extend and apply to the entire organization.  Serves as an advisor to the Commander and senior staff members regarding compliance, readiness posturing, and mission limiting issues.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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:

 

IF APPLYING FOR GS-09: Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment. Experience scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency.

IF APPLYING FOR GS-11:Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls. Experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where is involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion. Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.


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. 

Military grade range: A1C to TSgt

 

All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/AFSC.

 

Compatible Military Assignment:

ENL:  3DXXX

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.


BENEFITS:

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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.

 Office of Personnel Management  New Employee Website - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/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 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.

3. MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program incentives.  In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position.

For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program incentive, the following termination rule applies:

 

IncentiveTermination without Recoupment:

If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent or Indefinite position after 25 February 2010 where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment.



HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW TO APPLY:  To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 12, 2014.

 

1. Your responses to the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire, and

2. Your resume, OF 306 and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

The following link provides some application tips and may be used for aiding you in building your Resume: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeandApplicationTips#icc

Option A: Applying Online

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire:

 

You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed – and your resume is not attached – until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.

 

You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire.

 

To receive consideration, you must complete the entire process and submit the complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date -- Monday, May 12, 2014

 

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

 

To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received and to verify your application is complete, follow these steps:  Log into your USAJOBS account using the following link: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login.  Click on “Application Status” 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.  Please Note:  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.  Verify that all of your documents appear on the Details page with a status of Processed.

 

You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and select Application Status.  Choose the vacancy, 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.

 

If you submit more than one Qualifications Assessment 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 your Online Qualifications Questionnaire:  Click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account.  Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire. 

 

Option B: 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 (OPM Form 1203-FX) 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), please follow steps 1 and 2 below:

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 1094560.

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, May 12, 2014  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, please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below:

 

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

2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX; follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items:    http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf . 

 

3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  Note:  Do not include a fax cover sheet with the OPM Form 1203-FX.  This will cause your application to not process.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Resume showing relevant experience

OF306 - Declaration of Federal Employment (THIS FORM NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE ON PAGE 2)

****If you do not submit this required OF 306, you will be disqualified.

Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

Unofficial Transcripts, if used to qualify (An official transcript may be required before being hired.)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Donna King
Phone: (339)202-3115
Email: DONNA.J.KING36.CIV@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Massachusetts National Guard
JFHQs
Human Resources Office
2 Randolph Road Bldg 1505
Bedford, MA
01731
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 may 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.


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Job Announcement Number:

T14-104-43

Control Number:

366845600