Army National Guard
$76,951.00 to $100,039.00
Open & closing dates
$76,951 to $100,039 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Richardson, AK
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Relocation and/or recruitment incentives may be available, if eligible. Incentives are subject to funding availability. PCS is not authorized.
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a IT SPEC (SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION), Position Description Number D1618000and is part of the Alaska Army National Guard.
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: This is an excepted service position and as such requires active membership in the Alaska Army National Guard, be assigned to a compatible military assignment and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not a current member of the Alaska Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment if selected for this position. For enlistment/appointment information, contact (907) 644-8033.
Opened Area(s) of Consideration: 1
DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:
Area 1 - AKNG permanent or indefinite technicians, excepted or competitive civil service currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.
Selecting Supervisor: Jeffrey Lunsford
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Develops, modifies, and tests overall system backup and recovery strategies for assigned systems. Serves as a technical focal point for the installation and configuration of hardware and software on personal computers and for personal data assistants associated with assigned systems. 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) and Wide Area Network (WAN). Serves as a technical focal point on multiple operating systems and computer platforms. Provides technical assistance and advice to personnel involved in system design, programming, database design, and modifying commercially developed software. 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. 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. 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. Implements systems software changes, operating system releases and maintains the operational status of systems. Coordinates with system developers to resolve solutions to hardware and/or software malfunctions. Performs security management in accordance with National Guard Bureau (NGB) regulations and state policies. Reviews and implements local policies regarding system access, network rights, and physical access to systems and equipment. Implements state policy relating to systems storage requirements. Designs and modifies the storage structure and correlation between systems. Modifies system parameters on multiple operating systems, integrating the use of Storage Area Networks (SAN), to achieve maximum system efficiency. Analyzes system operations to identify inefficiencies and takes action to resolve problems and ensure optimal performance and consistency. Provides input to the state Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) procedures for system disaster recovery. COOP recovery includes reestablishment of systems at multiple sites and locations. Troubleshoots problems and implements changes on multiple computer platforms. Diagnoses system failures to isolate source of problems between equipment, system software, and application programs. Provides solutions by modifying codes, devising fixes, documenting problems and advising responsible party. Interacts with peers and vendors to resolve hardware and software problems and reports unresolved problems. Plans and schedules the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems, and software applications. Considers factors such as compatibility, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment. Directs testing of vendor-provided software. Advises staff on issues pertaining to operating systems and hardware status. Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - Training, TDY's, etc...
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
United States Citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
2210 Information Technology Management
Administrators, Computer Systems
Administrators, Wide Area Network
Analysts, Computer Systems
Analysts, Data Processing Systems
Analysts, Information Systems
Computer Systems Administrators
Conditions of Employment
Alaska Army National Guard membership is required.
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
U.S. Citizenship and Secret Clearance is required.
Bargaining Unit: Bargaining
APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Enlisted in the Alaska Army National Guard.
MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Army National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in the following MOSs: Enlisted: 25 Series.
MILITARY GRADE REQUIREMENT: Due to the nature of this position, the minimum military grade requirement is Sergeant (SGT/E5) and the maximum military grade is Sergeant First Class (SFC/E7).
-Any Microsoft Operating System Certifications (Desktop and/or Server)
-Equivilant or greater IT certifications
-Familiarity with Army Battle Command Systems
-Understanding of Army National Guard Information Operations and Assurance Regulations and Procedures
GENERAL EXPERIENCE is 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 is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.
GS-11- Must have at least 36 months 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.
Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed. Your record of experience and/or training must show possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position:
- Knowledge of a variety of operating systems (ex. Microsoft Windows, Linux, Unix etc.) on desktop and server.
- Knowledge of project management techniques and tools sufficient to provide technical guidance on the implementation of emerging technologies.
- Ability to lead team members assigned to one or more locations in the state.
- Knowledge of the principles and methods used for planning and managing the implementation, update, and integration of information system components.
- Skill in troubleshooting problems and implementing changes on multifaceted and interdependent computer platforms.
- Skill in modifying application code and devising software patches or workarounds, documenting problems and advising the responsible party on support issues.
- Knowledge of, and skill in applying system design techniques, programming languages and hardware capabilities to analyze requests for new and modified applications.
- Knowledge of and skill in applying storage management practices, assignment of resources, and file management techniques.
- Skill in using performance tuning tools and techniques that are used to optimize systems functionality in order to meet installation systems requirements.
- Knowledge of the techniques and practices necessary to implement fault tolerance on a diverse number of complex systems and applications in order to optimize functionality and service to the customer base.
- Knowledge of system diagnostic tools and structured techniques for the recovery of failed systems and data access.
- Knowledge of analysis and design techniques to develop system software modifications, systems administration policy and procedures for use across the organization.
- Knowledge of the overall architecture of the systems administered in order to install and maintain software and hardware configurations.
- Knowledge of state-of-art system software technology and related computer equipment to perform studies and to evaluate system changes.
- Knowledge of the provisions and state-of-art hardware, software, and various approaches to networking and interfaces, as well as existing C4 infrastructure, to determine the applicability and susceptibility for use within the state.
- Knowledge of a wide range of IT standards, principles, concepts, methods, policies, and authorized approaches.
- Knowledge of agency applications, operating systems and components, protocols, and various hardware and software used throughout the state in order to conduct system administration functions.
- Knowledge of agency security principles and methods.
- If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.
- The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act. Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position.
- 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.
- Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): Entitled to 3.74% COLA in addition to base salary, subject to change.
- Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).
- Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you should always check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) to verify how accepting this position will affect your entitlement prior to considering an offer of employment.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document. This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and rating.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Information Technology Policy and Planning, Software Development, and Technology Awareness
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
3. Any additional documentation you wish to submit for consideration
Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:
- Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.
- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
- Country of Citizenship.
- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.
- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
- Major field(s) of study.
- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.
Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
- Job title.
- Duties and accomplishments.
- Number of hours per week.
- Employer's name and address.
- Supervisor's name and phone number.
- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
- Job-related training courses (title and year).
- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
- Job related certificates and licenses.
- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)
Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
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Agency contact information
Loida Torres Roman
Alaska Army National Guard
P.O Box 5800
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. Referral to the hiring official will be IAW our agency Merit Promotion Plan and current Labor agreement. Qualified applicants may be further evaluated by a ranking panel. Referred candidates will be further evaluated and interviewed by a selection panel.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Army National Guard
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