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IT Specialist (SYSADM/CUSTSPT)

Air Force Civilian Service Fargo, ND
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Job Description

Duties

(1) Serves as a technical expert and focal point for the installation and configuration of hardware and software on personal computers and for personal data assistants associated with assigned systems.  Develops, modifies, and tests overall system backup and recovery strategies for assigned systems. 

(2) Serves as a systems administrator responsible for planning, coordinating, modifying, implementing, and troubleshooting in order to meet customer needs.  Work pertains to the administration of all systems, including a myriad of associated hardware platforms, software applications and numerous interfaces included in the Local Area Network (LAN).

(3) Serves as a technical expert on multiple operating systems and computer platforms.  Determines equipment and communications requirements and interfaces with other systems.  Evaluates machine usage and develops plans for the necessary acquisition to support future automation (hardware and software) requirements.

(4) Analyzes, evaluates, and recommends hardware/software changes to various computer systems.  Considers factors such as compatibility with standard systems, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment.  Installs, configures and tests products and equipment being reviewed.

(5) Develops guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), bulletins and flyers regarding the operation/use of assigned C4 systems, services, and activities.  Analyzes policies, regulations, and system provisions governing standard operating systems and provides assistance and advisory services to users.

(6) Implements systems software changes, operating system releases and maintains the operational status of systems.  Coordinates with system developers resolving hardware and/or software malfunctions.

(7) Performs security management in accordance with National Guard Bureau (NGB) and Air National Guard (ANG) regulations and policies.  Reviews and implements local policies regarding system access, network rights, and physical access to systems and equipment.

(8) 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.  Enforces command standards for hardware and software configurations.  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 critical data files.  Updates hardware and software architecture databases to reflect installations, turn-ins, and changes in reportable software.

Provides mission critical voice, data and video services. Deploys and operates expeditionary communications systems. Establishes priorities, maintains, tests, troubleshoots, and repairs network systems equipment and circuits utilizing tools and test equipment. Monitors performance of systems and circuits. Maintains and administers network and circuit databases, records and forms. Conducts periodic inspections of systems installations and repair activities. Reviews and maintains operations measurement reports and analyzes network utilization. Applies communications security programs to include physical, cryptographic, transmission, and emission security. Manages, supervises, and performs planning and implementation activities.

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training that has provided a mission critical voice, data and video services. Deploys and operates expeditionary communications systems. Establishes priorities, maintains, tests, troubleshoots, and repairs network systems equipment and circuits utilizing tools and test equipment. Monitors performance of systems and circuits. Maintains and administers network and circuit databases, records and forms. Conducts periodic inspections of systems installations and repair activities. Reviews and maintains operations measurement reports and analyzes network utilization. Applies communications security programs to include physical, cryptographic, transmission, and emission security. Manages, supervises, and performs planning and implementation activities.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must indicate 36 months of specialized experience for each of the following experiences. PLEASE NOTE: Your answers will be compared and verified against the information you provide on your resume.

1. Experience demonstrating knowledge of information systems policies, standards, programs and project management procedures.

2. Experience demonstrating knowledge of information technology methods, techniques and procedures.

3. Experience demonstrating the ability to analyze difficult and complex systems and provide solutions to user problems.

4. Experience in the skill to establish and maintain effective working relations with peers, supervisors and other work centers and to work collaboratively with other organizations to accomplish goals.

5. Experience demonstrating the ability to provide advice on the status and capabilities of information systems.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates are responsible to make sure that they qualify for the specific AFSC that they will be considered for. (ie: ASVAB, Medical, etc)

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree with 24 semester hours in one or more of the following fields:

Computer Science, Engineering, Information Science, Information Systems Management, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, or Technology Management.

**Course work in fields closely related to those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance.**

COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED FOR EDUCATION TO BE CREDITABLE.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the military uniform appropriate to their service and grade when performing as a technician.  They will comply with the appearance and weight standards contained in the appropriate regulation.
VETERANS PREFERENCE:  The National Guard Technician Act of 1968 (PL 90-486) specifically excludes use of veterans perference for appoinments made under the authority of 32 USC 709.  All appointments in the NDNG are made under Title 32 USC; therefore, Veterans Preference is not applicable. 
 
 

BENEFITS

Main New Employee Website - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance -http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


Other Information

Financial Suitability - It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.

Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

False Statements - If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

Acceptance of a Permanent or Indefinite Appointment with the NDNG will terminate enrollment in the Tri-Care Reserve Select Health Benefits program. Federal Law does not permit employee who are eligible for Federal Employee Health Insurance to carry Tri-Care Reserve health insurance.

Appointment to this position will be made at the beginning of a bi-weekly pay period. Applicants MUST understand that Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), although may be elected within the 1st pay period of employment, are not effective until the pay period after they make their election. Election for FEHB must be made within 60 days from the 1st day of appointment. Technician pay periods are 14 days in duration.

Acceptance of a Permanent or Indefinite Excepted service position will cause termination from Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP) & Military Bonus Programs (Recoupment is dependent on type of bonus individual has).

Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

Job Details

Date Posted October 5, 2017
Date Closes November 4, 2017
Requisition 464539400
Located In Fargo, ND
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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