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

Summary 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, Johnston, Iowa 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. Determines internal service measures for support provided and communicates service level expectations. 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. Uses detailed reference material, sophisticated diagnostic equipment and complex diagnostic software to identify and resolve internal system and network conflicts. Removes and replaces defective hardware components; installs network/peripheral device interface cards. Performs upgrade of hardware to include memory, fixed storage, and installation of network interface cards (NIC) or enhancement cards. 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. Captures, maintains and tracks warranty data for all fielded systems, advises other support personnel of warranty status and interfaces with vendor to request and monitor warranty work. Maintains the customer service database for all service requests. Documents and enters all requests for advice and assistance in the customer service database. Receives, analyzes, assigns control numbers and tracks to resolution all customer requests. Provides familiarization training for users of new equipment and software as required. This position may entail INFOSEC related duties to include: Performing general systems administration, network security functions for both classified and unclassified systems and networks. The incumbent assists in the maintenance of Group policy; updating required operational documentation, and supporting the requirements for overall network security. Serves as the Assistant for Communications Security (COMSEC) for all cryptographic activities. Performs other as duties as assigned. D0269000 Requirements Conditions of Employment 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 BY 09/30/2021 . 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. 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 prescribed courses may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS.. Military Rank Requirements: Officer, Warrant Officer, and Enlisted (O1 and below) 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 months experience in the following: 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. 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 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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