IT Specialist (CUSTSPT)(Title 32)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Pickett, Virginia
Posted
Oct 05, 2019
Closes
Oct 13, 2019
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a IT Specialist (CUSTSPT)(Title 32), Position Description Number D0268000 and is part of the VA G6, National Guard.

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Responsibilities

As an IT Specialist (CUSTSPT) (Title 32), GS-2210-11, you will perform the below duties:
--Serves as a technical expert on all supported automated systems utilized throughout the state. Provides solutions to customer requests for assistance in resolving hardware and software problems. Systems used include personal computers, mini computers and mainframes.
--Develops and maintains the customer service database for all service requests. Receives, analyzes, and assigns control numbers to all incoming customer requests. Determines if equipment is covered by warranty or maintenance contract and processes accordingly. Uses a process for quickly assessing and determining the actual problems and either solves or assigns unresolved requests to appropriate specific functional area. Follows up with the functional areas to ensure problems are resolved and requests are completed. Ensures continual contact and update of status with the user.
--Performs intensive collection and analysis of data from the customer service database to create trend reports, performance reports, and future requirements for all areas of Information Management. Provides database maintenance on the customer support database. Participates in the analysis of requests for new and modified applications. Determines equipment demands and number and kind of requests received: data communications requests, telecommunications requests, visual information requests, and information services requests.
--Researches trends and patterns to implement new or improved communications methods and procedures. Incumbent uses judgment in relating trends in workload, equipment performance, other activity's experience with comparable proposals to determine the worth of a proposed change in the state's networking, automation, telecommunications, visual information or information services normal working environment.
--Conducts site surveys for information systems designed to verify adequacy of network operations and ensure customer needs are met. Consults with users and managers to determine specific locations and requirements for the particular system installation. Identifies requirements for and coordinates necessary improvements with Facilities Management Office, Communications Manager and others. Develops bill of materials to support equipment installation.
--Installs and maintains hardware devices supporting a broad range of information systems employing multiple network and local operating systems and highly sophisticated client server software. Uses detailed reference material and sophisticated diagnostic equipment and complex diagnostic software to identify and resolve internal system and network conflicts. Removes and replaces defective hardware components; installs network/peripheral device interface cards. Performs limited upgrade of hardware to include memory, fixed storage, and installation of network interface cards (NIC) or enhancement cards.
--Installs and configures workstation or network operating systems, and applications software on a wide range of configurable information systems devices. Configures a wide variety of devices requiring diverse interfaces and device drivers in multiple operating system environments using a wide variety of hardware platforms. Enforces command standards for hardware and software configurations. Configures workstation security parameters. Troubleshoots and corrects complex software problems to include resolving conflicts between applications, hardware and/or device conflicts, and operating system faults. Detects and removes computer viruses. Restores and repairs critical data files. Updates hardware and software architecture databases to reflect installations, turn-ins, and changes in reportable software.
--Performs operational tests on equipment in test array or operational configuration prior to issue or installation to ensure proper operation and absence of hardware, software, device or network conflicts.
--Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • 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.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Qualifications

Qualifications:
NOTE:Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here .

WHO CAN APPLY:
GROUP IR - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-1/PVT - E-7/SFC) currently employed (permanent) at the G6 in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.

Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel (E-1/PVT - E-7/SFC)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enables understanding 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 : Applicants must have at least 36 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Experience 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.


  • Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

    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 announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    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 (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: SF50 for current Federal Technicians.

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