IT Specialist (NETWORK) (Title 32)

Richmond, Virginia
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a IT Specialist (NETWORK) (Title 32), Position Description Number D1585000 and is part of the VA G6, National Guard.

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As an IT Specialist (NETWORK)(Indefinite)(Title 32), GS-2210-12, you will perform the below duties:
  • Responsible for providing expert technical advice and guidance on critical digital communications issues to ensure the integration of C4 programs and services and to solve integration and interoperability issues.
  • Understand and provides input to the development and implementation of bandwidth configuration plans for complex Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) with supported elements to include; headquarters staff elements, tenant activities, state government, regional operating activities, and national agencies.
  • Develop the communications architecture and maintains the enterprise infrastructure. This requires defining, documenting and maintaining the current and future business environments across many platforms and a multiplicity of digital communications services to ensure the enterprise strategic plan is resourced and supported.
  • Has overall responsibility for planning and developing current and future digital, analog, asynchronous transmission mode (ATM) communications infrastructure. Directly coordinates with the Network Control Center (NCC) Manager on all communications services in direct support of the enterprise strategic IT plan.
  • Has overall responsibility for determining funding requirements, preparing budget requests, and executing the communications budget to achieve near term and strategic goals. Establishes metrics to measure and evaluate systems performance and total cost of ownership.
  • Provides policy guidance in coordination with the operational elements of the NCC Manager regarding digital communications issues to the DCSIM for statewide implementation. This position is directly responsible for conducting IT audits on all communications programs within the state to include a broad range of services and technologies.
  • Writes policy and plans for the installation Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Tests the state COOP plan, ensuring system operation functionality and security in the event of a natural disaster or catastrophic system failures.
  • Coordinates the work and guides lower-graded communications personnel to in maintaining the enterprise sustaining base digital, analog and ATM communications infrastructure.
  • Works closely with IT service providers to optimize support and integration of new technologies.
  • May be assigned to assist the chief by performing limited leader responsibilities. Distributes and balances workload among employees. Gives on-the-job training to lower-graded employees. Approves leave for assigned employees. Provides input into annual performance appraisals. Resolves simple complaints and grievances, referring the more serious ones to the supervisor. Recommends training needs for employees. Provides input to the supervisor concerning selections, promotions, reassignments, recognition of outstanding performance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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.


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

GROUP I - All qualified Male/FemaleEnlisted Personnel (E-6/SSG - E-9/SGM) or a Warrant Officer (W1/WO1 - W5/CW5) Or Commissioned Officer (O1/2LT - O2/1LT)currently employed in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-6/SSG - E-9/SGM) or a Warrant Officer (W1/WO1 - W5/CW5) Or Commissioned Officer (O1/2LT - O2/1LT), 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.

Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel (E-6/SSG - E-9/SGM) or a Warrant Officer (W1/WO1 - W5/CW5) Or Commissioned Officer (O1/2LT - O2/1LT)

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 and systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least 36 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 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 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 in managing the function of the work to be performed.
  • Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel

  • Education

    If you are using Education to qualify for this position,

    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 ( ).

    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

    Drug test required

    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 current Federal Technicians

    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.