Information Technology Specialist (Policy and Planning)
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
Serves as an Information Technology Specialist, performing work as a member of a team responsible for the administration, planning and acquisition of designated information technology assets, computer hardware/software, network, and reuse assets.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
- Not Required
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: assisting in developing policies to govern IT activities and managing IT hardware and software assets. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
AND applicants must possess each of the four competencies below:
ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individual who use or receive the services or products that your work unit products, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations, knows about available products and services, is committed to providing quality products and services.
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
PROBLEM SOLVING: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- Knowledge of Information Technology Management
- Knowledge of Information Systems Life Cycle Management
- Skill in IT Asset Management
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
A. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification).
B. I have some specialized experience as described above, but less than one year; and I have more than two years of graduate level education, but less than three years of graduate-level education as described in A. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education in excess of 36 hours (total semesters hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- Secret security clearance is Required.
- Valid state driver's license is Required.
- This position is designated mission essential - employee may be required to remain on duty or report for duty during severe weather or other installation closings. May be required to work overtime and other than normal duty hours with include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Call back and emergency duty are regular requirements of the position.
- Perform work that involves a wide range of IT management activities that typically extend and apply to an entire organization or major components of an organization.
- Conduct extensive research and perform analytical studies in support of selection and acquisition actions to support functional area requirements
- Document IT hardware and software assets, establishing and managing the organization's software library and controlling and tracking software licenses
- Manage the life-cycle of information and associated IT assets, to include collection, processing, storage and disposal