IT SPECIALIST (CUSTSPT)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Reisterstown, Maryland
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 29, 2020
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), Position Description Number NGD0268000 and is part of the MD JFHQ G6, National Guard.

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Responsibilities

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
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.

Minimum of Secret Security Clearance with ability to go to Top Secret/SCI required within one year of appointment. Must have DoDI 8140 Cyberspace Workforce Certification IAT2 within first 6 months of appointment.

Qualifications

Military Grades: Enlisted and Warrant officers

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : 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

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : 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.

Education

If you are using Education to qualify for this position, At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. 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):
Knowledge of customer service and support principles and methods sufficient to manage the customer support help desk operations involving the delivery of a full range of customer support services to all serviced organizations. Knowledge of network configuration techniques, computer equipment and assigned system software to determine source of failures. Knowledge of current state-of-the-art system software to include operating systems as well as functional application software. Knowledge of how the hardware, software and network infrastructure related to the serviced systems along with an understanding of how they integrate together sufficient to analyze problems reported to distinguish between hardware, software, network and user-related problems. Skill in providing staff advice, planning, user assistance/training and evaluation services and functions within each specialty area. Knowledge of a wide variety of applications, operating systems, protocols, and equipment used in customer organizations, and methods and practices for troubleshooting, recovering, adjusting, modifying, and improving current computer systems throughout the state and troubleshooting techniques for all hardware and peripherals. Knowledge of a wide range of communications concepts, principles, and practices as well as telecommunications operating techniques, digital and analog communications requirements. Knowledge of sophisticated diagnostic software and test equipment and devices necessary to identify, isolate and correct system faults and conflicts. Skill in identification, isolation and correction of complex workstation and network system faults. Skill in identifying and resolving conflicts between workstations, network and peripheral devices; skill in adapting existing software to advanced systems; and skill in adapting multiple devices to operate from individual workstations or as network devices.

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:

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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