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    IT Specialist (PLCYPLN)

    Boise, Idaho

    Appointment Type: Indefinite

    PD #: D2172P01

    Series/Grade: GS-2210-11/11

    Salary Range: $61,137.00-$79,478.00


    *Candidates must possess, or be able to obtain, and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*

    *PCS is not authorized*

    MEMBERSHIP IN THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho Air 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 members of the Idaho Air National Guard or those eligible to become a member. 

    Application materials must be received by Wednesday, June 07, 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. 

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    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.


    1. Performs studies and independently establish plans for improving the efficiency of information technology and communications processes. Performs studies of all aspects of the installation's information technology and communications programs, processes, and methods. Evaluates existing systems and capabilities and initiates feasibility studies to determine ways and means necessary to enhance mission performance. From those studies, derive cost benefits and /or required investment and recommends a best course of action along with proposed alternatives. Evaluates the impact emerging technology will have on organization capabilities, customer needs, and mission readiness, while considering the organization's resources.

    2. Interprets a variety of technical requirements making independent judgments to determine organizational compliance with applicable instructions, procedures and practices. Audits IT programs, processes and projects. Continually assesses policy needs and interprets broad DoD, AF, and other higher headquarters guidance and applies it through development of policies for the area of responsibility. Establishes metrics to measure and evaluate systems and process performance, identifying workforce planning and management issues, e.g., proficiency, retention, and training.

    3. Evaluates mission effectiveness, using standardized and locally developed evaluation programs and processes. Manages the scheduling and accomplishment of managerial, personnel, technical and special evaluations. Collectively evaluates management effectiveness, performance and technical proficiency of assigned personnel, equipment, and systems condition. Coordinates and/or conducts management studies of organization, staffing, work measurement, methods, or procedures. Monitors unit standardization/evaluation programs ensuring adherence to applicable directives. Responsible for ensuring military duty position standards are established.

    4. Advises supervisors and managers on the evaluation of programs, policies, regulatory requirements, and procedures. Recommends the establishment of quantity or quality criterion. Develops baseline for use in measuring and analyzing organizational productivity and effectiveness.

    5. Develops process, management, administrative and technical evaluation plans for implementation. Notes deficiencies, identifies necessary resources, and recommends corrective actions. Reviews work processes to ascertain where procedures can be combined, distributed, or simplified to increase productivity, efficiency, or effectiveness.

    6. Recommends internal reporting and status tracking procedures to ensure adequate control in terms of deadlines, progress reports, and follow-up reports. Manages the evaluation program to ensure required actions are tracked and completed.

    7. Prepares and maintains files and publications IAW current directives to include both paper and electronic media.

    8. Coordinates with HHQ elements, Program Management Offices, Specific System/Hardware Support Elements, OEM Vendors and Vendor Contracted support facilities for issue resolution. Research includes using various means and media to obtain needed information to accomplish the task. May require the use of various stand alone (e.g., paper based, CD, DVD, etc.) or on-line (network or web based) methodologies to obtain needed information.

    9. Develops, implements and maintains work center training programs. Plans and schedules tasks and training activities for drill status guard members. Oversees and conducts on-the-job training (OJT) for personnel. Creates and develops lesson plans. Ensures availability of facilities and training aids. Monitors the training status of personnel and ensures that supplemental and/or remedial training is accomplished. Responsible for documentation of accomplished training in a timely manner. May require the use of a directed automated training documentation system.

    10. Adheres to management control plan requirements by conducting self inspection and staff assistance visits. Resolves identified discrepancies.

    11. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


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