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IT SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN)

Air Force Civilian Service Flowood, MS
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Duties

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is located in the Plans and Resources section of a Base Communications unit. This is an Air National Guard (ANG) Dual Status Technician position requiring military membership, compatible military skill assignment, and classification. The purpose of this position is to serve as a technical advisor to local base information technology (IT) and communications users in the area of policy and plans as related to IT and communications systems. This involves planning, development, management, and enforcement of approved ANG and local information technology (IT) and communications architecture. Serves as the lead manager of IT and communications projects, acquisition and control of equipment and services at Flying Wing, tenants and geographically separated units if assigned. Sixty percent of the work performed involves Information Technology issues and systems with the remaining forty percent involving telecommunications specific issues and systems.

Analyzes requirements and establishes plans of action for improving IT applications. Analyzes existing and planned IT applications, both hardware and software, to determine current and future potential for enhancements. Based upon the organizations goals and objectives, an assessment of available resources, and extrapolation of cost benefit analysis data, recommends adjustments to IT priorities to meet changing business needs, program plans, goals and objectives. Develops project plans to meet those needs by identifying problem areas and considering a variety of possible solutions and alternatives. Analyzes existing systems to determine if enhancements are appropriate or if an entirely new system would be more cost effective. Analyzes plans and specifications, prepares justifications for new or enhanced information technology. Coordinates results of analysis with impacted organizations to ensure compatibility with existing architecture and recommends proposals to reduce conflicts. Develops milestones and performs as point of contact throughout the various phases of projects until successfully concluded.

Performs as plans and policy advisor to functional users of information technology. Develops and interprets policy for administering IT systems. Assesses policy needs and reviews, revises, and develops policies to govern IT activities and presents recommendations to higher-level management. Where necessary, modifies established plans and policies in response to changes in legislation or other directives. Through feasibility studies, assesses impact of changes on current programs and recommends changes to existing plans to ensure compliance. This includes long range planning, and involves defining current and future business requirements. Analyzes IT system development as it relates to the organization and ensures policy and guidance are available for its use, that necessary controls are in place, and systems operate as intended and provide all necessary capabilities. Develops migration plans for implementation of new technology. Assesses and identifies training needs that address activities where gaps in competency exist in either current or new technology. Develops training programs, or locates and recommends sources of training that ensure users can apply the best techniques in using IT. Provides technical assistance to system users and contractors. This includes keeping abreast of the latest developments in technology and conducting feasibility studies to evaluate systems performance as it relates to the organization.




Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 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:Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls. Experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where is involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion.

 

You must list specific dates (DAY/MONTH/YEAR) of experience on resume to be considered. Your application must contain a description of both civilian and military experience as it relates to the general and specialized experience requirements.

****ATTENTION****

Your current military status, unit of assignment, military grade/rank and MOS/AFSC MUST be listed on your resume to be considered for the position.

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.  You must provide proof with application of eligibility to hold appropriate military grade.

Military Grades: E1-E7

Compatible Military Assignments: 3D190, 3D0X1, 3D0X2, 3D0X3, 3D1X1, 3D1X2, 3D1X3, 3D1X4

Quality of Experience Candidates experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicants record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

 

Military Requirements/Compatibility Military skill set is determined by AFSC/MOS requirements. Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC/MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC/MOS. Specific requirements are found in: references listed below, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section.

References

Position Description, Classification Release

Old NGB Qualification Standard

For Army DA Pamphlet 611-21

For Air Force AFOCD and AFECD

OPM Classification Standards

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: 

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.

NOTE: Copies of transcripts, certificate of training, etc., must be submitted in application package for substitution to be considered.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Permanent Change of Station Expenses: No PCS will be authorized.

 

Other Requirements For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit:http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. Visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


Other Information

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJOBS.

Job Details

Date Posted September 4, 2017
Date Closes October 4, 2017
Requisition 465631300
Located In Flowood, MS
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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