Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK) in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

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THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK), Position Description Number T5327000 and is part of the MA ARNG G6, National Guard. This is a Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is: Deb Cho 339-202-3615.

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Responsibilities
  1. Serves as computer network engineer. Develops, defines, assesses and recommends concepts or solutions to implement network designs, policies and procedures that will result in continual upgrade, enhancement and optimization of the state's wide area command and control network and that will ensure proper network configuration and standardization.

  2. Monitors the network management system for the state's wide area command and control/distributed training network to troubleshoot the immediate and geographically dispersed local and wide area networks. Implements and tracks diverse network protocol schemes, perform network baseline monitoring, and network capacity management. Sets the standards for the configuration and monitoring for a broad variety of network devices such as routers, switches, hubs, bridges, firewall, remote access systems, virtual private network, and intrusion detection and security systems.

  3. Serves as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COR) in the review and acceptance of network systems contractual work. Coordinates with procurement officials in developing statements of work containing quantities of required support. Provides technical advice and guidance to the directorate and to contractor personnel to facilitate tasks and projects.

  4. Acts as the project lead on special projects related to the interrelationships of multiple C4 disciplines (voice, data and video). Writes technical specifications for customized solutions to state network projects. Reviews proposed solutions, oversees project implementation, and ensures compliance with project specifications. Re-engineers products to correct malfunctions and/or enhance performance. Monitors and reports network systems performance to interpret results and implement performance enhancements. Serves as a project manager during the implementation of C4 projects.

  5. 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.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

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2210 Information Technology Management

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Conditions of Employment
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE - This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret or Top Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
  • Per DoD 8570.01-M or latest DoD guidance, the incumbent of this position must possess the appropriate IA certification to perform all assigned duties. Failure to maintain the proper IA certification may result in removal from this position.
  • CCNA Routing and Switching certification is required and must be current; CCNA Security is preferred but not required.
Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess 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:Must possess 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

At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

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.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.

Plagiarism is defined as, "taking the writings or literary ideas of another and selling and/or publishing them as one's own writing." Plagiarism violates the code of the United States Army/Air National Guard and resumes that contain it will not be forwarded to hiring supervisors.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents
  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 -* OF 306* must be signed and dated within 1 year of the closing date of this announcement *Please follow link to obtain OF 306: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/of0306.pdf

3 - Reference Worksheet must use this form List of three professional references, two of whom are disinterested (i.e., persons who can affirm the candidate's qualifications but have no stake in the outcome of the selection). *Please follow link to obtain Reference Worksheet: http://www.thenationsfirst.org/assets/pre-employment-reference-check.pdf

4 - Certifications - active, current certifications/licenses if applicable for the position (CCNA R&S;, CCNA Security)

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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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10216790

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

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Agency contact information
Stephen Martins
Phone

(339) 202-3189

Email

stephen.m.martins.mil@mail.mil

Address

MA ARNG G6 2 Randolph Road Hanscom AFB, MA 01731 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507555000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 08/08/2018 to 09/07/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Salary: $81,077 to $105,400 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time