Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (Recent Graduate)
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:Field Operating Offices of the Office of the Secretary of the Army
Job Announcement Number:NCAT140052731098843PR
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/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, April 22, 2014 to
Monday, April 28, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Fort Meade, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Student/Internship Program Eligibles |
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:This is a Career Program (CP) #34 position. Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.Click here for more information on Pathways program participants.
This position is part of the Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) and is a CIVILIAN position with the Department of Army. The incumbent will serve as an Information Technology Specialist trainee with the United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM).
The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.
After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.
To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.Demonstrate successful job performance.Meet the Office of Personnel Managements qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
To learn more, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/
Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program EligiblesRecent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years or will complete no later than May 2014, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.
Any individual who completed his or her educational requirements between December 27, 2010 and July 10, 2012 will have 2 years from July 10, 2012 to be eligible to apply to the Recent Graduates Program.
Positions are open to
- Occasional Travel
- Up to 1% business travel required.
- Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
DUTIES:Back to top
As an Information Technology Specialist (INTERN) you may be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
Assist in developing local area networks, automated systems or servers, and a variety of hardware and software.
- Assist in diagnosing and resolving network problems.
- Assist in providing technical support to customers reporting problems, training in utilizing networks, systems, hardware and/or software.
- Assist in maintaining local telephone service, voice and video networks, telephone switches or servers, and a variety of voice hardware and software.
- Assist in providing information technology plans and policy information to customers.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Note: For Undergraduate or Graduate Education all degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
- Undergraduate Degree and Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion (or completion no later than May 2014) of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications AND one of the following superior academic achievement provisions:
1. A standing in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
2. A grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for (a) all courses completed; or (b) courses completed during the last two years of the curriculum.
3. A grade point average of "B+" (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent based on (a) the average of the required courses completed in the major field; or (b) the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
4. Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College of Honor Societies.
Grade point averages will be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0, and 2.94 will round to 2.9.
NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.
- Education Substitution for GS-07: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate level education in one or a combination of the following fields: computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management. One year of graduate level education is defined as 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours.
- Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: assisting in developing local area networks; or, assisting in resolving network problems; or, assisting in providing technical support to customer problems; or, assisting in ensuring all Information Security systems connected to the network are properly certified and accredited. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
- Applicants qualifying based on experience must also demonstrate they have IT-related experience in each of the four competencies listed below:
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:Knowledge of Information Technology (IT) ManagementKnowledge of Computer NetworkingKnowledge of Information Technology (IT) Security Concepts Ability to Communicate Orally
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include documentation to support U.S. equivalency.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- One year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
- If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted. However, unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
- Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
- Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
- Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
- Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.