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IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK)

Air Force Civilian Service Springfield, OH
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Job Description

Duties

-Designs and engineers IT networks carried over various transmission systems such as multi-channel satellite, troposphere scatter systems, Line-Of-Sight (LOS) RF radios, LOS laser radios, and cable systems. Engineers and designs router-to-router connections utilizing military and commercial protocols, switch-to-switch trunking, circuit configurations through military and commercial multiplexers, and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM). Develops plans for employment of communications systems to support operations in support of training and the deployed warfighter.
-Plans and designs Wide Area Networks (WANs) consisting of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) and Military Specification (MILSPEC) components to operate IAW accepted Information Technology (IT) security policies using network planning tools. Determines operational, technical and support requirements for the location, installation, operation and maintenance of network equipment and systems. Coordinates and conducts operational tests and evaluations of designed networks to optimize capabilities. Reviews and analyzes data, makes technical judgments, and prepares decisions and recommendations concerning the quality, acceptability, and/or need for changes/improvements.
-Utilizes a broad knowledge of IT concepts, principles, methods and practices to identify, coordinate, and implement actions required to provide network services that support a requesting agencys requirements. Identifies potential network and transmission deficiencies in planned or current operational networks.
-Manages frequency assignment and control of operating frequencies. Provides technical guidance and direction for different aspects of radio frequency spectrum analysis to the warfighter. Determines the compatibility of frequency assignments for fixed station and/or mobile radio, radar, satellite links, and other systems used by the military. Coordinates frequency assignments with DOD, MAJCOM, ANG, base, and unit spectrum managers. Conducts transmission path analysis (path profiling) with various computerized programs. Coordinates with external agencies for satellite and gateway access for IT systems in support of warfighter and training requirements
-Determines requirements and requests resources from different agencies to support contingency and/or training networks. Coordinates with supported agencies on IT network requirements. Contacts Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Major Commands (MAJCOMs), or other agencies to coordinate operations between aligned units and the Global Information Infrastructure.
-Represents the organization in conferences or with committees to establish standard methods and operating procedures to accommodate mission requirements. Prepares recommendations concerning the quality, acceptability, and/or need for changes/improvements.
-Plans, develops and administers operations plans and applicable annexes by developing short and long range procedures to meet mission requirements. Ensures procedures are identified for status reporting for operations. Interprets and applies joint standards when designing IT networks and/or systems to meet mission objectives.
-Develops, implements and maintains work center training programs. Plans and schedules tasks and training activities for drill status guard members. Oversees and conducts on-the-job training (OJT) for personnel. Creates and develops lesson plans. Ensures availability of facilities and training aids. Monitors the training status of personnel and ensures that supplemental and/or remedial training is accomplished. Responsible for documentation of accomplished training in a timely manner. Utilizes automated training documentation system.
-Responsible for mobilization readiness of section personnel and equipment.

****  A more comprehensive detailed description of the position may be found in Position Description D1822000 in the employing unit or in the Human Resources Office  ****

Qualifications

This is a Permanent Excepted Service position

Military Membership is required

  • Minimum Military Grade: SrA (E-4)
  • Maximum Military Grade: MSgt (E-7)
  • Compatible Military Assignment: 3D0X2
  • Must have a valid State drivers license for the State in which he or she lives or is principally employed.

If you are willing to take a demotion to be considered for this position you must clearly indicate your intentions in your resume.

It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply.

It is, however, the applicants responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your units training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A RESUME THAT ADDRESSES THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES LISTED BELOW. THE RESUME MUST INCLUDE DATES INDICATING WHEN THE WORK WAS PERFORMED.

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-2210-11)- Must have at least 36 months experience:

1. Experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization. 

2. 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. 

3. Experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment.  

4. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where is involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion. 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:

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, on 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:

Major study-computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering, or course work that required the development or adaptation of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field. 

Requirements

This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position. Permanent change of duty station (PCS) funds are not available. 

If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status. 

Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.

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. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. 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.














Job Details

Date Posted December 6, 2017
Date Closes January 5, 2018
Requisition 464265200
Located In Springfield, OH
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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