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Air Force Civilian Service Portland, OR

Job Description


This position is located in the Base Communications Unit, Mission Support Group of an Air National Guard Wing. This is an Air National Guard (ANG) Dual Status Technician or Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position requiring military membership, compatible military skill assignment, and classification. The purpose of this position is to provide supervision, subordinate guidance, and team leadership to dual status, non-dual status, and civilian employees. They are accountable for directing the information and data integrity of all base and tenant organizations, as well as geographically separated units (GSUs) and communications and information functions. As the supervisor, the incumbent coordinates with DOD, AF, MAJCOMS, National Guard Bureau (NGB), other activities, and Wing Flying Units to procure, distribute, maintain, and replace requirements for all information technology (IT) and telecommunications infrastructure. Performs long-term planning and organizational development necessary to accomplish IT and telecommunications functions for programs essential ANG daily operations, training, and readiness missions.

1. Manages, plans, organizes, controls, and directs the communications activities for the Wing and Base to ensure mission accomplishment and optimum use of resources. Sets policy, directs and monitors support and related programs including planning and programming, funds distribution and management, economic analysis assistance, budget administration, material management, and related activities. Establishes, advises, and consults on production and quality requirements, mission objectives, equipment requirements and other logistics needs, to ensure requirements satisfy the respective mission sets and obligations. Plans and institutes communications fiscal policies to implement federal law, higher level directives, and to provide optimum support to subordinate organizations. Obtains and maintains required information assurance certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996, in order to ensure the rigorous application of information security and information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all information technology services. Responsible for unit level oversight of programs used to monitor and eliminate fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. Supports audit programs within the Communications unit. Serves as a functional area technical expert to the Financial Management Board (FMB). Responsible for the development, management, and execution of financial management plans as they relate to communications systems.

2. Coordinates communications activities and projects with other concerned agencies and organizations. Determines goals and objectives for the organization. Exercises supervisory responsibility and authority including granting leave, appraising performance, establishing performance standards, recommending promotions, and initiating disciplinary actions as needed. Gives advice, counsel, and instructions to supervisors and subordinate incumbents on both general policy and administrative matters. Provides guidance and direction to unit members through a variety of methods in support of several functions, to include maintenance, logistics plans, supply, multimedia, quality control, production control, ground radio, telecommunications, software applications, technical services, networks, computer programs, and computer systems operations. Consults with subordinate supervisors and training specialists on training needs. Develops strategies for the hiring, training, and professional development of Wing communications personnel. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors. Evaluates subordinate supervisors and reviews evaluations made by subordinate supervisors on other incumbents. Recommends selections for subordinate positions. Hears and resolves grievances and serious incumbent complaints not resolved at a lower level. Reviews serious disciplinary cases and disciplinary problems involving subordinates incumbents and determines required action.

3. Coordinates with support organizations to assure an integrated approach to solution of problems. Assesses the impact of changes in the local area network and coordinates with operations to ensure these changes do not exceed maintenance or unit capabilities. Ensures unit Quality Assurance and Standardization and Evaluation programs are effectively managed. Develops new procedures to solve unprecedented technical problems.
*The above description only mentions a limited amount of the positions official duties. For a full comprehensive document that covers all the duties of the position, please contact one of the Recruitment Specialist at the bottom of the announcement.


This series covers two-grade interval administers that manage, supervise, lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services. This series covers only those positions for which the paramount requirement is knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods; e.g., data storage, software applications, networking. 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.

Applicants applying at the GS-13 level must have 36  months of general and specialized 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. Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.


Education Requirements:
None to list for this position.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
None to list for this position.


---Must be eligible to gain certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M, Federal Information Security Management Act Of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996, and complies with current AF directives. Conducts travel to and from offsite worksite(s) from the normal work area to perform assigned duties. This may include Operating Locations (OL) and/or GSU. Due to distances involved, travel may involve one or more overnight stays.

---If the position requires a drivers license, applicant will be expected to obtain and maintain a satisfactory State of Oregon Drivers License. Drivers licenses from other states will be accepted pending they are recognized by the State of Oregon DMV and adhere to National Guard Technician Personnel Regulations.

--If position requires security clearance. Individuals must currently possess or obtain and maintain a satisfactory Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance in accordance with position requirements.

--Applicants are subject to Police Record Check. Applicants can pre-emptively fill out the PDF form below at the link.

On the Police Records Check Form DD-369 please fill out sections 2 through 9, must sign block 11, and leave line 10 blank. Once complete please upload along with application packet.


The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees! The following Web address provides a reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. Some of these are but not limited to: Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Insurance, Leave, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and;Retirement Program.

Other Information

For Any Questions or Concerns in regards to this announcement, please contact the following personnel at the Oregon Military Department:SSG Velasquez, Pedro
Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Placement/Compensation)
Oregon Military Department JFHQ-Human Resources Office
Salem, OR 97301
Business Number: (503)584-3926; DSN: 355-3926
Business E-Mail:

SSG Chitwood, Edward D.
Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Placement/Compensation)
Oregon Military Department JFHQ-Human Resources Office
Salem, OR 97301
Business Contact: (503)584-3841; DSN: 355-3841
Business E-Mail:

Job Details

Date Posted April 9, 2018
Date Closes May 9, 2018
Requisition 465307000
Located In Portland, OR
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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