IT SPECIALIST (OS/NETWORK)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 18, 2019
Closes
Jan 26, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
  • Critical Sensitive position-employee must possess a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance and be granted access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and selected other special access programs, based on a Single-Scope Background Investigation.
  • PCS expenses will -NOT- be paid.
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • Drug Tesing Designated Position. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Information Assurance (IA) condition of employment... includes IA work AS A PARAMOUNT DUTY REQUIREMENT. Per DoD 8570.01-M, position's incumbent must achieve the appropriate IA certification, IA level 3, within 6 months of assignment of duties...
  • Cont'd from above...A waiver of this six month requirement may be granted per DoD 8570.01-M, C3.2.4.2 or C3.2.4.3. Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in removal form this position.
  • TDY may be required with travel by military and/or commercial aircraft or any other mode of transportation determined to be advantageous to the government.
  • Recall to duty and overtime may be a requirement of this position.
  • This position is in the excepted service authorized by Title 10 U.S.C. and covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Management System (DCIPS). The employee must also sign a Statement of understanding prior to occupying a DCIPS position.
  • 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.

    Experience: Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.

    1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

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    Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Knowledge of operating systems software principles, practices, and methods; life cycle management techniques; and IT infrastructure within an operating environment, new and emerging information technologies, and security methods and principles; and Knowledge of the functionality and operability of the current operating environment sufficient to determine requirements and integrate them with overall design and characteristics of operating systems hardware and software programs and to act as a quality assurance evaluator; and Knowledge of IT principles, practices, system analysis concepts and methods to install, configure, test, and implement modifications and to interface hardware and software programs with operating systems; and Knowledge of performance management and measurement methods to monitor systems performance data and make application systems tuning adjustments to optimize performance and correct and prevent problems; and Knowledge of configuration management disciplines (planning, identification, control status accounting, and auditing) methods and techniques for integrating information system components sufficient to install and maintain software and hardware, optimize functionality of systems, and diagnose and recover failed systems. NOTE: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.


    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 operating systems software principles, practices, and methods; life cycle management techniques; and IT infrastructure within an operating environment, new and emerging information technologies, and security methods and principles.
    2. Knowledge of the functionality and operability of the current operating environment sufficient to determine requirements and integrate them with overall design and characteristics of operating systems hardware and software programs and to act as a quality assurance evaluator.
    3. Knowledge of IT principles, practices, system analysis concepts and methods to install, configure, test, and implement modifications and to interface hardware and software programs with operating systems.
    4. Knowledge of performance management and measurement methods to monitor systems performance data and make application systems tuning adjustments to optimize performance and correct and prevent problems.
    5. Knowledge of configuration management disciplines (planning, identification, control status accounting, and auditing) methods and techniques for integrating information system components sufficient to install and maintain software and hardware, optimize functionality of systems, and diagnose and recover failed systems.
    6. Ability to gather facts and use effective analytical and evaluative methods to assess information, plan the sequence of actions necessary, make sound decisions, and solve a variety of system problems; and to analyze component interrelationships and evaluate systems and computer applications from an operational perspective.
    7. Ability to accomplish risk management functions by analyzing hardware and software for security vulnerabilities and providing solutions to mitigate the vulnerabilities, to maintain up-to-date awareness of security vulnerabilities and to assist in preparing accreditation and certification packages.
    8. Ability to maintain an up-to-date awareness of technological advances and predict how management can meet future requirements
    9. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to coordinate technical support of applications.


    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.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    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.

    90-Day Register: 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.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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    Selectees who physically reside permanently in the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during the entire recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) and selected for employment in the foreign area are eligible to receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, Post Allowance, Home Leave, etc. (subject to approval)

    Selectees who physically reside outside the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during any step of the recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) will have foreign area benefits eligibility be determined on a case by case basis.

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on these allowances and eligibilities, visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

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    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.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The 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 disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI

    Drug test required Yes


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