Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) IT SPECIALIST (CUSTSPT) in Camp Dodge Military Reservation, Iowa

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IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD - TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION This position is restricted to current Military members of the Iowa Army National Guard

LOCATION: G6-JFHQ, Johnston, Iowa

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Responsibilities

As a IT SPECIALIST (CUSTSPT), GS-2210-9 your duties are below; Serves as a technical specialist on all automated systems utilized throughout the state. Provides solutions to customer requests for assistance in resolving the less complex hardware and software problems, referring the more complex problems to a higher graded specialist. Systems used include personal computers, mini computers and mainframes. Customer requests for assistance may be submitted telephonically, via email or in person.

Receives requests for resolution of hardware or software problems that may require in-depth research. Analyzes customer problems and researches database for possible solutions or tasks the appropriate subject matter expert or section capable of resolving the problem. Participates in site surveys in order to verify adequacy of software installation practices and operating environments are compliant with desktop and network security standards, and network operations to ensure customer needs are met. Automates repetitive tasks such as ghosting software images, sanitizing disks, and warranty usage tracking. Deploys technologies to minimize technical labor for operational testing, problem resolution, and pattern analysis.

Provides technical assistance to current and potential users so that LAN/WAN and other C4 systems operations have few major disruptions. Proactively interacts with users to ensure proper operation of computer systems, hardware, and software. Installs and maintains hardware devices supporting a broad range of information systems employing multiple network and local operating systems and highly sophisticated client server software. Provides technical hands-on assistance with software installations, hardware configurations, and communication networking to support daily operations and major fielding activities.

Installs and configures workstation or network operating systems, and applications software on a wide range of configurable information systems devices. Configures a wide variety of devices requiring diverse interfaces and device drivers in multiple operating system environments using a wide variety of hardware platforms. Configures workstation security parameters. Troubleshoots and corrects software problems to include resolving conflicts between applications, hardware and/or device conflicts, and operating system faults. Detects and removes computer viruses. Restores and repairs damaged critical data files. Updates hardware and software architecture databases to reflect installations, turn-ins, and changes in reportable software.

Performs operational tests on equipment in test array or operational configuration prior to issue or installation to ensure proper operation and absence of hardware, software, device or network conflicts. Performs other as duties as assigned. D0269

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

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2210 Information Technology Management

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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:This is an excepted position that requires military membership in a compatible military assignment in the Iowa Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of this excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY07/23/2018* . FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.*Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.

Military Rank Requirements:Warrant Officer and Enlisted (WO2-E3) MOS Compatibility (but not limited to):254A, 255A, 255N, 255S, 25 Security Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET Security clearance

Qualifications

**In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:**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 REQUIREMENTS: GS-2210-9:Must have at least* 24 monthsexperience in the following:* 1. Experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system. 2. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment. 3. Experience scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency.

Education

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience -For the GS-5 level, a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree may be substituted for the experience requirements. At the GS-7 level, one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. At the GS-9 level, a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted. At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

Undergraduate or Graduate Education: 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.

To receive credit for Education, you must provide college transcripts to support your Educational claims.

Additional information

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a secret clearance as required by this position. If the selectee does not possess the applicable security clearance when hired, application must be made within 30 days of the start date. Failure to make application for the required security clearance will result in termination of employment. Failure to complete NGB prescribed courses at the PEC for new FTS personnel within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS. ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable. Please contact your Education Office prior to accepting a position with the Iowa Army National Guard. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for this position:

  1. Knowledge of customer service and support principles and methods sufficient to participate delivery of a wide range of customer support services to all serviced organizations.
  2. Knowledge of overall system software, hardware and networking to recognize interrelationships within area of responsibility sufficient to report, respond to, and resolve the less complex customer requests.
  3. Knowledge of network configuration techniques, computer equipment and assigned system software to determine source of failures.
  4. Knowledge of and skill in using system software, IT security principles and functional application software used throughout the state.
  5. Knowledge of how the hardware, software and network infrastructure related to the serviced systems along with an understanding of how they integrate together sufficient to analyze problems reported to distinguish between hardware, software, network and userrelated problems.
  6. Knowledge of computer systems and information transmission systems standards and equipment sufficient to install, configure upgrade and troubleshoot hardware and software components.
  7. Knowledge of computer systems installed in customer organizations along with the customer's automation needs to participate in the planning and delivery of a full range of information technology customer support services.
  8. Knowledge of LAN/WAN standards and equipment sufficient to install, configure, and troubleshoot LAN and WAN components such as routers, hubs, switches, and servers.
  9. Knowledge of configuration management concepts and life cycle management concepts sufficient to identify the need to upgrade or enhance network component capabilities in response to network problems and deficiencies.
  10. Knowledge of methods and procedures for documenting problem analysis and resolutions sufficient to maintain records of activities.
  11. Ability to apply troubleshooting and data analysis methods to resolve operating problems

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Security clearance

Secret

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

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Agency contact information
Kelsey Charley-Germain
Phone

(515) 252-4677

Fax

(515) 252-4604

Email

kelsey.m.charleygermain.mil@mail.mil

Address

IA G6 DCSIM 7105 NW 70th Ave Johnston, IA US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504500600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 07/09/2018 to 07/23/2018

Salary: $57,014 to $74,120 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 9

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent