Suffolk, Virginia
Jan 08, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
Full Time


This position is part of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The incumbent provides the staff with technical advice on operations and maintenance of the automated system and on the capabilities of Automated Data Processing equipment and software.

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This position is being filled under DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority, Section 1109; PL, 116-92, dated 12/20/2019 .

As a INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN/SYSANALYSIS) at the GS-2210-12 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Conducts 24/7 operation and security of the Joint Training Enterprise Network (JTEN). Maintains network capability by administering technical services and dynamic Information Assurance measures.
  • Ensures training network devices, computers, and servers are in compliance with DoD, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Joint Staff directives.
  • Oversees contract development of hardware, software, and communications installation plans, considering the latest techniques and interface/compatibility requirements to existing equipment which encompass multi-vendor interconnections.
  • Develops and documents Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Performs integration of hardware and software components assuring software and systems quality and functionality.
  • Serves as a network or system administrator for several separate local area network (LAN)/wide area networks (WAns) or Systems.
  • Reviews current work processes and requirements within the organization and develops ADP capabilities.
  • Defines current and future IT business environments.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel in military or commercial aircraft for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work Schedule: Full-time
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Employee must obtain/maintain a Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI) security clearance
  • Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
  • IAT Certification: incumbent is required to obtain and maintain IAT Level II certification under DoD 8570.01-M within six months or less of entrance on duty


You may qualify at the GS -12 , if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service as listed below :
1. Applies a broad range of IT principles, methods, advancements, policies, systems concepts, to provide analysis, design, development, testing and applications for hardware and software systems/policy planning.

2. Serves as a technical representative on IT contracts and review/generate IT procurement packages to ensure acquisition requirement compliance.

3. Evaluates computer system design, prototypes, and computer applications in the design and development processes.

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

This position is designated a DoD Manual 8570 IAT Level II cyber security position.

As a condition of employment, the incumbent is required to obtain and maintain IAT Level II certification under DoD 8570.01-M within six months or less of entrance on duty.

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 2210, series as listed 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 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. 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Other Notes:
Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain IAT Level II certification under DoDD 8570.01-M within six months or less of entrance on duty.

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

REMPLOYED ANNUITANT: This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For information on entitlement see

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

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