IT SPECIALIST (CUSTSPT/SYSADMIN)
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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Systems Administrator planning and coordinating the installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of a complex Information Technology (IT) hardware and software system related to unit readiness and information-sharing, and perform Mission Information Manager (MIM) duties as a senior IT specialist.
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Analyzes complex operational and tactical processes and/or a variety of unusual problems, questions, or conditions relative to develop and employ command, control, and mission information, processes, and systems (C2MIPS) in order to support related mission activities.
Deploys to austere locations and into unknown situations to immediately analyze, devise, integrate, implement, and support local C2MIPS activities as an operating node within a complex global network centric distributed operations framework.
Gathers facts so that an analysis of new or modified applications can be performed. Identify and specify requirements, specific operations, processes, and work products which are adaptable to automation.
Develops and maintains required programs to support mission needs.
Provide detailed command, control, and mission systems, hardware, and application support to operational and tactical units when necessary.
Performs required testing, troubleshoots, and corrects system and applications software discrepancies.
Analyzes, evaluates, and makes recommendations on major aspects of a system in which interrelationships must be considered, which operating mode, applications software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate.
Manages mission knowledge, information, and situational awareness processes and systems for operational and tactical operating centers and units.
Determines C2MIPS requirements, recognizes and analyzes trends, and provides instruction and orientation services. Determines if complex systems and processes are capable of meeting operational requirements.
50% or less - Work will require frequent and/or long term CONUS or OCONUS travel away from the normal duty station.
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2210 Information Technology Management
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required.
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see ****Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET clearance with SCI access.
PCS expenses WILL NOT be paid.
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
Position is subject to random and pre-employment drug testing.
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays and/or overtime and may require occasional 12 hour shifts.
The employee must attend, successfully complete and maintain MIM qualifications and currencies per lead command, within 6 months of being hired.
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Information Assurance (IA) Certification is a condition of employment. Per DoD 8570.01-M, incumbent of this position must achieve appropriate IA certification within 6 months of assignment. Failure to receive the certification may result in removal.
The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. A valid driver?s license is required for the position.
Position will include training in the carrying and use of firearms because incumbent can be deployed to contingency locations and participate in wartime and contingency operations where and when there may be a requirement to carry firearms.
This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
Serves as Systems Administrator for the Patriot Excalibur (PEX) System.
A pre-employment physical examination is required. Selected applicant must meet requirements for positions at overseas/deployed locations.
Work will require frequent and/or long term CONUS or OCONUS travel away from the normal duty station.
The employee is subject to short notice TDY deployment to meet worldwide operational mission requirements. Employee must be able to complete all pre-deployment training required for the theater of operations.
Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of complex IT systems analysis and application software concepts, functions, techniques, and capabilities sufficient to evaluate the feasibility of proposed new systems and applications software projects, and to design, write, test, debug and maintain information systems and application software; Knowledge of IT system application software and systems development life cycles, including systems documentation, system requirements and techniques, design development, configuration management, cost benefit analysis, systems analysis, unprecedented design methodologies, data administration, systems integration, and testing; planning and coordinating the installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hardware and software for a complex system.
Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed:
Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS:
Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of IT systems analysis and applications software concepts, functions, techniques, and capabilities sufficient to evaluate new and emerging IT security methods and principles, the feasibility of proposed new systems and applications software projects; and to design, write, test, debug, and maintain information systems and applications software and ensure successful integration with existing and anticipated infrastructure in the database environment.
2. Knowledge of operational activities (such as special operations, personnel recovery, airlift, etc...), weapon systems, and command, control, and mission process, systems, and applications.
3. Knowledge of IT management information systems and applications software technology to isolate causes of problems between hardware, system, and applications software programs and to measure system performance and/or extend operating system capabilities to support organizational business processes and operations.
4. Knowledge of IT management information systems requirements and application software development techniques required in carrying out project assignments of considerable difficulty and with little specificity regarding approach to be followed.
5. Knowledge of support principles sufficient to receive, respond to, and ensure complete resolution of problems.
6. Ability to maintain an up-to-date awareness of technological advances and predict how management can meet future requirements.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:
Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click Learn more about this agency
button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):
Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of not qualified or insufficient information and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference. Noncompetitive applicants do not need to respond to the assessment questions with the A through E responses indicating level of experience/training.
Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
Online Application - Questionnaire
Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable
for the position
If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:
The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a certification of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of veteran under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The certification must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission
. The certification must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid certification of service with their initial application will be found not eligible. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
- Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees
- Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must
be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 08/16/2018
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is most recent.
It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
A complete Application Questionnaire
Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, ****
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
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8517 20th Street
Elmendorf AFB, AK 99506
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Open & closing dates:
08/10/2018 to 08/16/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$87,781 to $114,115 per year