IT Specialist (Network) (Indefinite)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Langley AFB, Virginia
Posted
Oct 18, 2019
Closes
Oct 26, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a IT Specialist (Network) (Indefinite), Position Description Number D2181P01 and is part of the VA 192 SUT SQ, National Guard.

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Responsibilities

As an IT Specialist (Network)(Title 32), GS-2210-9/11, you will perform the below duties:
1. Administers the base Local Area Network (LAN). Implements new network operating systems hardware and software and develops base wide network operating procedures. Analyzes LAN utilization statistics through data collection and performance measures to ensure the smooth, reliable, and robust operation of LANs to include classified and unclassified networks. Coordinates LAN installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and reviews, evaluates, and fine-tunes components such as virtual servers, hubs, switches, and routers to achieve peak efficiency within the overall network connectivity. Assists in the development, configuration, installation, and maintenance of network systems to include the LAN/WAN. Receives network, communications, and related operating systems from various sources such as design centers and commercial vendors.

2. Conducts problem analysis to identify trends, ineffective practices or procedures, and equipment shortcomings. Identifies and documents network requirements for specific needs of customers. Determines if the facility environment can provide for network system requirements, and if infrastructure is in place to support the system. Conducts in-depth analyses of network usage, user complaints, traffic interruptions, hardware and software capabilities, and other relevant factors. Changes the components of existing equipment for efficient operation or recommends major modifications to existing systems.

3. Plans for current and future technology integration and works issues for compatibility and standardization based on current and projected customer needs. Analyzes LAN utilization statistics, performance measures, and system profiles to ensure network robustness in serving the business needs of the installation. Forecasts future needs and prepares recommendations, justifications, and specifications for LAN equipment. Determines when improvements in networking capability are needed and makes detailed technical recommendations to the senior system specialist. Develops test procedures and participates in progress reviews with operating officials, system programmers, computer users, and others to determine the reliability and productivity, ascertain user friendliness, applicability to the work environment, and compatibility of system hardware and software with existing networks. Ensures applicable operation and maintenance policies and standards are maintained. Reviews literature, assesses reports of state-of-the-art advances in software/hardware, and assesses applicability and impact of introducing new developments to current configurations. Ensures that inquiries and problems are expeditiously resolved.

4. Maintains required information assurance certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996 in order to ensure the rigorous application of information security and assurance policies in the delivery of network services. Serves as a network security administrator for a large number of users on the installation. Ensures the optimum performance of the base firewall. Implements directed technical solutions provided by the Information Assurance Specialist required to bring the network into compliance with current network and/or operating system security measures. Sets up and maintains account restrictions and user rights. Establishes password controls and procedures. Maintains user access controls (physical, personnel, software, and information security) using applicable security policies and regulations. Assists IT security specialists with applicable security policies and regulations and conducts risk analyses and security tests and evaluations. Tracks network security patches and ensures completion. Accomplishes risk analyses, accreditation, and certification packages. Develops reports and submits to appropriate activities as required.

5. Adheres to management control plan requirements by conducting self inspection and staff assistance visits. Resolves identified discrepancies.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

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

Remarks: This position is being advertised as an indefinite appointment and applicant selected may be released at any time, and advised of his/her rights and benefits to which entitled. In the event a permanent employee is accepted for this indefinite position, there will be a change in their tenure from permanent to indefinite. Indefinite appointments may be made permanent at a later date without competition.

This full time indefinite technician position will be automatically extended into each subsequent FY (Fiscal Year) contingent upon current Mission needs and Wing funding availability. If the member leaves the position for any reason, it will be implied that the member has resigned from the position.

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.

WHO CAN APPLY:
GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-4/SrA - E-7/MSgt) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Air National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Air National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-4/SrA - E-7/MSgt) regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.
GROUP III - Individuals eligible for membership in the Virginia Air National Guard.
** -In order to be eligible, applicants must have a current military status. Prior service or non-prior service applicants are not eligible.

Military Grades:Enlisted Personnel (E-4/SrA - E-7/MSgt)

Compatible Military Assignments:
    AFSC: 3D1X2

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have experience 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 and this work must have provided you with a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled you to understand the stages required to automate a work process.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least 24 months experience of specialized experience, education, or training equivalent to at least the GS-07 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 in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system.
  • Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment.
  • Experience scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency.
    • Industry certification in Security+ or equivalent certification desired.
    • Must obtain Special Experience Identifier (SEI) 264, Information Assurance-Technical Level I (IAT I), or higher IAW DoD 8570.01M, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996 within 6 months of employment.
    • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.


    Education

    SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    A masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted. Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    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: Most recent SF50 for Federal Technicians, Proof of Recent enlistment if enlistment in the Virginia National Guard occurred within the last 60 days, Transcripts for applicants claiming education in lieu of specialized experience.

    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.

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