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IT SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN)

Air Force Civilian Service Peoria, IL
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Job Description

Duties

** This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties.**

1. Information Technology Planning:

Analyzes requirements and recommends plans of action for improving assigned IT applications. Analyzes assigned portions of existing and planned IT applications, both hardware and software, to determine current and future potential for enhancements.

Identifies problem areas along with a variety of possible solutions and alternatives and submits change recommendations to a higher graded Policy and Plans specialist.

Analyzes assigned systems to determine if enhancements are appropriate or if an entirely new system would be more cost effective. Analyzes assigned portions of plans and specifications, prepares justifications for new or enhanced information technology. Provides results of analysis to a higher graded Policy and Plans specialist for inclusion in the Squadrons final change recommendations.

Performs as a 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 recommended changes to existing policies to govern IT activities. 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.

2. Telecommunications Planning:

Implements methods, procedures, policies, and techniques concerning telecommunication systems. Performs work involved in developing, refining, and complying with assigned portions of the telecommunications systems planning and policy direction primarily involving short- and long-range plans.

3. General IT and Communications Planning and Resourcing:

Implements IT and communications programs and special projects. Implements various IT and communications programs. Updates documentation and maintains listings of authorized equipment for assigned programs.

Assists with contracting functions and budget preparation. Upon completion of feasibility studies and other projects designed to identify functional needs and changing business requirements for advancements in technology, prepares budgetary data for inclusion in financial plans in support of assigned programs and projects. Conducts periodic analysis of assigned projects and their funding for consistency with overall IT and communications architecture and infrastructure and how they contribute to meeting business requirements. Develops budget recommendations for use in the Squadrons overall budget request.

Analyzes areas of concern, identifies problems, and resolves the less complex conflicts through persuasive discussions with management and user representatives. Refers the more complex issues to a higher graded specialist. Consults with base officials and working groups, customers and other organization personnel on IT and communications concerns. Prepares reports encompassing long and short range planning strategy recommendations for assigned portions of the IT and communications systems.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS- THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. 

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:  GS-09 Level - Must possess 24 months:  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. GS-07 Level - Must possess 12 months:  experience, education, or training in translating detailed logical steps developed by others into language codes that computers accept where this required understanding of procedures and limitations appropriate to use of a programming language.  Experience interviewing subject-matter personnel to get facts regarding work processes, and synthesizing the resulting data into charts showing information flow. GS-05 Level - Must possess 6 months:  experience, education or training receiving, maintaining and issuing data storage media for computer operations.  Experience in scheduling the use of computer time for program processing.  Experience collecting and sequentially staging input media with associated program instructions for processing. Experience in at least one programming language.

Applicant must have 12 months experience equivalent to the next lower grade in order to be considered for this position. 

Quality of Experience Length of time is not of itself qualifying.  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.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience For the GS-5 level, a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors 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.

Military Requirements/Compatibility Military skill set is determined by AFSC requirements.  Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC. 

*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.

 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.


Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp


Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp


Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp


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

Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp


Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information 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. For additional information 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 October 5, 2017
Date Closes November 4, 2017
Requisition 465408900
Located In Peoria, IL
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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