Job Overview





IT Specialist (SYSADMIN)

Boise, Idaho

Appointment Type: Permanent


PD #:D1626000


Series/Grade: GS-2210-09/09

Salary Range: $56,226.00-$73,098.00



*Candidates may have to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*

*PCS is not authorized*


MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho Army National Guard as a condition of employment.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.


In accordance with the Labor Management Agreement, Article 18, Promotions:

Area of Consideration

The area of consideration for all Idaho National Guard bargaining unit positions will be as follows:

 (1)   Bargaining unit members

 (2)   All other individuals 

This does not preclude management from selecting either Section (1) or Section (2) applications after Section (1) applicants have been considered.  



Current onboard technicians in the Idaho Army National Guard (not to include temporary technicians).


Application materials must be received by Monday, April 10, 2017.  Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements. 



MAJOR DUTIES: (Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office.)

The purpose of the position is to serve as a systems administrator of assigned systems maintained/administered by the organization.  The incumbent is responsible for the installing, testing, system security configuration and monitoring, operating, troubleshooting and maintaining server hardware and software.  The position will also serve as a member of a team of systems administrators receiving guidance from the team leader.


--Modifies, tests and implements system backup and recovery strategies for assigned system. 

--Serves as a systems administrator for the less complex systems involving a limited number of servers operating on a single operating system.  Responsible for implementing and troubleshooting system performance.  Reports unresolved problems to a higher-graded System Administrator.  Assists other system administrators in troubleshooting problems and implementing changes on the more complex systems. 

--Diagnoses system failures to isolate source of problems between equipment, system software, and application programs.  Modifies code, devises temporary fixes, documents problems and advises higher-level System Administratoror other outside party. 

--Interacts with peers and vendors to resolve hardware and software problems.  Provides technical assistance to personnel involved in system design, programming, hardware selection and adapting commercially available software to meet the needs of the customer.  Advises users on characteristics of system software.  Implements systems software changes, operating system releases and maintains the operational status of systems in accordance with established implementation guidance.  

--Participates in the analysis of requests for new or modified applications.  Assists in analyzing and evaluating proposed changes to multiple computer systems.  Considers factors such as compatibility with standard systems, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment. As appropriate, sets up and tests products on equipment)

--Assists in determining equipment demands, number and kinds of records, files, communications and procedures necessary to obtain,  organize information and interfaces with other systems.  Reports findings to the Team Leader.

--Provides systems support on personal computer, mini-computers or main frames.  Assists in the installation and configuration of hardware and software applications.  Schedules the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems, and software applications.

--Manages the flow of data between various tiers of the architecture.

--Writes program scripts to facilitate backup and recovery procedures. Interacts with other information technology (IT) specialists in systems design, resource utilization and hardware/software installations.

--Assists in security management to ensure only authorized (personnel) access  computer systems.  Performs security management in accordance with National Guard Bureau (NGB) regulations and state policies.  Reviews and implements local policies regarding system access, network rights, and physical access to systems and equipment. 

--Implements state policy relating to systems storage requirements.  Assists with the modification of storage structures.  Modifies system parameters on assigned system. 

--Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No