Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (SYSADMIN) in Jefferson City, Missouri

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THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a GS-2210-11 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (SYSADMIN), Position Description Number T5249000 in SPMD 122L and is part of the MO Directorate of Information Management.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This is a Permanent Title 5 Excepted Service position. This is a bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities
  • Develops, modifies, and tests overall system backup and recovery strategies for assigned systems.
  • Serves as a system administrator responsible for coordinating, implementing, patching, modifying, and troubleshooting various servers' operating systems hosting enterprise level services.
  • Administration of all systems, including a myriad of associated hardware platforms, software applications and numerous interfaces included in the Local Area Network, Wide Area Network, Storage Area Network and virtual machine infrastructure.
  • Serves as a technical focal point for the installation, configuration and administration of hardware and software for virtual desktop infrastructure.
  • Determines equipment and communications requirements and interfaces with other systems.
  • Evaluates machine usage and develops plans for the necessary acquisition to support future automation (hardware and software) requirements.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and recommends hardware/software changes to various computer systems.
  • Considers factors such as compatibility with standard systems, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment.
  • Installs, configures and tests products and equipment being reviewed.
  • Develops guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), bulletins and flyers regarding the operation/use of assigned C4 systems, services, and activities.
  • Analyzes policies, regulations, and system provisions governing standard operating systems and provides assistance and advisory services to users.
  • Troubleshoots problems and implements changes on multiple computer platforms.
  • Diagnoses system failures to isolate source of problems between equipment, system software, and application programs.
  • Develop and implement a 5 year budget/life cycle plan for all server based infrastructure.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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2210 Information Technology Management

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Conditions of Employment
  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year (FY) 2017, Veterans who are retiring from active duty have a 180 day waiting period before an appointment effective date can be established.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more.
Qualifications

GS-11 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service which includes demonstrates thorough knowledge of a variety of operating systems on desktops and servers; system administration of various server platforms and virtual machine infrastructure to include Storage Area Network (SAN); project management techniques and tools sufficient to provide technical guidance on the implementation of emerging technologies; and principles and methods used in planning and managing the implementation, update and integration of information system components. The specialized experience must indicate your ability to troubleshoot problems and implement changes on multi-faceted and interdependent computer platforms; modify application code and devise software patches or workarounds; document problems and advise the responsible party on support issues; apply systems design techniques, program language and hardware capabilities to analyze requests for new and modified applications; apply storage management practices, assignment of resources and file management techniques; and use performance tuning tools and techniques that are used to optimize systems functionality in order to meet installation systems requirements. I also have IT related experience documented in my resume demonstrating each of the following competencies: (1) Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.; AND (2) 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.; AND (3) 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.; AND (4) Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives,and to make recommendations.

DOD Information Awareness Certification Requirements:

The employee must obtain and maintain at a minimum a Secret security clearance.

Incumbent must possess or be able to obtain and maintain certifications per DoD Directive 8570.1-M, AR 25-2, and as detailed in the Information Assurance (IA) Training and Certification Best Business Practice (BBP). Failure to satisfactorily obtain and maintain required certifications in accordance with the listed publications are grounds for termination.

Selectee is required to satisfactorily complete the appropriate training and obtain the required certification/recertification for this position as outlined in DoD Publication 8570.01-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, dated 19 December 2005 (incorporating Change 1 dated 15 May 2008).

Education

Must have successfully completed a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position, such as 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.

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.

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.

Category Rating:Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your qualifications will be conducted to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:

a. Highly-Qualified: The numeric value rating normally ranges from 90-100 points. This higher numeric value group is applied for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate numeric ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis and crediting plan. To be Highly-Qualified, the candidates are considered, by the Human Resources Specialist (Staffing), as highly proficient and fully competent to effectively perform all the job requirements and can successfully perform in the position almost immediately, or with a minimum amount of training and/or orientation.

b. Well-Qualified: The numeric value group normally ranges from 80-89 points. This next lower numeric value group is used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in most, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require some training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

c. Qualified: The numeric value group normally ranges from 70-79 points. This lowest group is for those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates will require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Secret

Drug test required

No

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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Resume or any other written format Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.

Helpful Hints for Applying:

  • Ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

  • Be specific and include details about the experience and duties performed that relates to the position you are applying for.

  1. If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of college transcripts that identify each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. You must submit transcripts when required. Photocopies are acceptable.

  2. If you have been or currently are a Federal Civil Service employee, please submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action, Form SF-50. If you have never been a Federal Civil Service employee, this is not a requirement. This is also not a requirement for current National Guard employees of the Missouri National Guard.

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.

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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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/10277937

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
Natalie Soto Cortes
Phone

(573) 638-9500 X39811

Email

natalie.r.sotocortes.mil@mail.mil

Address

MO Directorate of Information Management 6900 North Boundary Road Jefferson City, MO 65101-1208 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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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • 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/507372600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 08/07/2018 to 08/27/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: GS 11

Salary: $62,613 to $81,400 per year

Appointment type: Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time