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Job Location: Army National Guard Units (Title 32), Lincoln, NE, 68503, USA
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### Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
#### 1 vacancy in the following location:
* Lincoln, NE
##### Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Tuesday 1/3/2017 (4 day(s) ago)
** Closes Tuesday 1/17/2017 (10 day(s) away)
## Job Overview
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!
### Nebraska NG
**THIS POSITION CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EST**
**NG MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the NG. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with this requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the NG must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the NG in the military grade listed in this announcement.**
*FOR QUESTION REGARDING ELIGBILITY TO JOIN THE NEARNG, PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL RECRUTING OFFICE AT 1-402-309-7458.*
This position is located in an information management organization. The purpose of the position is to serve as the technical expert and project leader for information technology (IT) systems administration. The systems administered involve multiple computers running multiple operating systems. The incumbent is responsible for the planning and coordinating the installation, testing, system security configuration and monitoring, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of all server hardware and software.
**ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: USPFO-DPI**, Lincoln, NE
**APPOINTMENT FACTORS: **This is a Permanent Dual Status Officer, Warrant Officer or Enlisted Position only.
**NOTE: MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF A SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE TO BE CONSIDERED QUALIFIED.**
**CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: SELECTEEE WILL OBATIAN AND MAINTAIND DODi 8570.01 IAT III CERTIFICATION WITHIN 6 MONTHS, WAIVERABLE TO 1 YEAR. VISIT http://iase.disa.mil/iawip/Pages/iabaseline.aspx TO REFERENCE IA LEVEL INFORMATION.**
#### Open Area of Consideration: 1, 2, and 3
**DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:**
**Area 1**-Current permanent and indefinite bargaining unit technicians of the NENG
**Area 2**-All Drill Status/M-Day members and temp techs of the NENG
**Area 3-**Current military service members who are willing and eligible to become members of the NENG
**Area 4**-All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the NENG. Selected individual must become a members of the respective NENG prior to the effective date of hire.
**Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official in the following order:**
1. Fully qualified Area 1 applicants
2. Fully qualified Area 2 applicants
3. Fully qualified Area 3 applicants
4. Trainee applicants
(1) Serves as project leader responsible for developing, assigning and coordinating duties and projects for systems administrators. The project members are specifically assigned to one or more of the multiple system platforms located throughout the state.
(2) Develops, modifies, and tests overall system backup and recovery strategies for all assigned systems.
(3) Serves as a technical expert and focal point for the installation, configuration and testing of hardware and software associated with multiple operating systems and computer platforms. Provides technical assistance and analysis to other IT personnel involved in system design, programming, database design, and adapting commercially available software. Determines equipment requirements, communications, and interfaces with other systems. Evaluates machine usage based on current usage patterns and develops plans for the acquisition of hardware and software needed to support future IT requirements.
(4) Serves as the senior systems administrator responsible for planning, coordinating, modifying, implementing, and troubleshooting to support customer needs. Work pertains to the administration of all systems, including ensuring the efficient integration between systems as well as compatibility with Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure.
(5) 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.
(6) Develops guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), bulletins and flyers concerning the operation/use of C4 systems, services, and activities. Provides interpretation of higher authority regulations and guidance concerning IT system activities/services and coordinates with internal departments and external agencies concerning the resolution of problem areas encountered. Advises the information management staff on issues pertaining to operating systems and hardware status.
(7) Plans and schedules the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems, and software applications. Directs testing of vendor-provided software. Develops, documents, coordinates, updates and validates the state Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) procedures for system disaster recovery.
(8) Implements operating system releases and maintains the operational status of systems.
(9) Performs security management in accordance with National Guard Bureau (NGB) regulations and state policies. Develops and analyzes local policies regarding system access, network rights, and physical access to systems and equipment.
(10) Develops policy for all systems storage requirements throughout the state. Designs and modifies the storage structure and correlation between systems. Modifies system parameters on multiple operating systems, integrating the use of Storage Area Networks (SAN), to achieve maximum system efficiency. Analyzes system operating to identify bottlenecks and takes action to resolve problems and ensure optimal performance and consistency.
### Travel Required
* Occasional Travel
* Occasional Travel for training and work related activities
### Relocation Authorized
## Job Requirements
### Key Requirements
* Military membership in the Nebraska Army National Guard is mandatory.
* Direct Deposit is mandatory.
* Individuals with military incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.
* Permanent Change of Station Benefits will not be paid.
**QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:** To be qualifying, experience must have been progressively responsible with increasingly difficult and complex duties. Experience must have been at the next lower or second lower grade or its non-federal equivalent.
*CREDITING EXPERIENCE: NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MAY BE CREDITED AS FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE WHEN EVALUATED AGAINST THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MILITARY TECHNICIAN POSITION. EXPERIENCE MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND MUST BE DESCRIBED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR RESUME. THE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS DETERMINED BY THE ACTUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED. BE DESCRIPTIVE, A SIMPLE LIST OF JOB TITLES AND DATES WILL NOT SUFFICE.
**GENERAL EXPERIENCE:** Experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled understanding of the stages required to automate a work process. Experience may have been gained in work such as computer operator or assistance, computer sales representative, program analyst, or other position that required the use of adaption of computer programs and systems; technical, analytical, supervisory or administrative experience which has demonstrates the candidate's ability to analyze problems of organization, workforce, information requirements, etc. and provide systematic solutions; and the ability to deal satisfactorily with others.
**SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: **GS-12 must have at least 36 months of specialized 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 developmental unit and development of project control. Experience that required adaption of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where it involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion. Experience in analyzing problems, gathering information, and recognizing solutions. Experience which demonstrates an applicant's ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Experience in analyzing the organizing work process into plans for computer solutions. Experience in a computer related field performing such tasks as translating logical steps into language codes, computer console operations, and scheduling the sequence of problems to be processed. Experience which demonstrates the accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge's of computer requirements and techniques. Qualifying accomplishments involve the following: knowledge of the customary approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and adaption of guidelines or precedents to the needs of the assignment. **To qualify at the GS-12, selectee must currently be recognized by the NGB J6 Functional Manager or the ARNG OPR as the NGB recognized technical expert upon which they are regularly (minimum of 25% of the average work year) relied on to provide recommendations relating to state of the art technology changes that impact the C4 program throughout the National Guard. **GS-11 must have at least 36 months of specialized experience, education, or training that approached techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty 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 adaptions of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where it involves summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion. Experience analyzing problems, gathering information, and recognizing solutions. Experience which demonstrates the applicant's ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Experience in analyzing and organizing work processes into plans for computer solutions. Experience in a computer related field performing such tasks as translating logical steps into language codes, computer console operations, and scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed. Experience which demonstrates the accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge's of computer requirements and techniques. Qualifying accomplishments involve the following: knowledge of the customary approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to the assigned computer application area; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and adaption of guidelines or precedents to the needs of the assignment.
**NOTE: REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignment must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.**
**Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:** At the GS-11 (or equivalent) a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. 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 adaption of applications, systems or networks.
College transcripts MUST be submitted for professional positions or when substituting education for experience.
NOTE: If you are using education as a substitution of experience OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualification, YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts when required. Failure to provide college transcripts when required will result in an ineligible rating. NOTE: The Nebraska National Guard HRO has a document entitled "Secrets to Getting a Technician Job"; you are encouraged to follow the link provided if you are interested. http://ne.ng.mil/Resource/Documents/Secrets-Technician-Job.pdf
REMEMBER: Military training directly related to the type of work of the position may be substituted on a day for day basis.
**To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax.**
**MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:**Selected candidate will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.
**MILITARY GRADES: Maximum Military Grade**O3/W5/E8**; Minimum Military Grade**O1/W1/E4; Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted. The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.
Compatible Military Assignments: Officer: 25, 53; Warrant Officer: 254A, 255A, 255N, 255S; Enlisted: CMF 25; Selectee has 24 months to become qualified in a compatible military assignment.
Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.
** POSITION REQURIES 8570.01 CE/OS CERTIFICATIONS: Linux+, MSCA-Windows Server 2012, VDC6-VCP (VMware Professional Certification or equivalent).**
** Must be able to acquire/maintain appointment and access card as Privileged Level user IAW applicable Regulation/Policies.**
** Must be able to acquire/maintain appropriate Baseline and OS/CE Certifications as per Cyber Workforce Requirements within 12 months of assignment to position.**
### Security Clearance
## Additional Information
### What To Expect Next
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
Qualified candidates are referred to the selecting official in the following order:
1. Fully qualified Area 1 applicants
2. Fully qualified Area 2 applicants
3. Fully qualified Area 3 applicants
4. Trainee qualified applicants
**INDIVIDAL SELECTED AS A GS-11 TRAINEE MAY BE PROMOTED TO GS-12 UPON COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: (1) COMPLETION OF AN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, (2) RECOGNIATION BY THE NGB J6 FUNCTIONAL MANAGER AS A TECHNICIAL EXPERT, AND (3) COMPLETION OF A CLASSIFICATION REVIEW. INDIVIDUAL MAY BE PRMOTED WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION WHEN QUALIFIED AND RECOMMENDED BY THE SELECTING OFFICIAL; HOWEVER PROMOTION IS NOT GUARANTEED. APPLICANT MUST INDICATE THE LOWEST GRADE FOR WHICH THEY WISH TO BE CONSIDERED.**
You will be kept informed of actions taken on your application. The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
**Main New Employee Website -****http://www.opm.gov/insure/newemploy/index.asp**
**Flexible Spending Accounts -** The FSAFeds Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
**Health Insurance -** The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
**Leave -** Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:****http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
**Life Insurance -** The FEGLI Program offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
**Long Term Care Insurance -** The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
**Retirement Program -** Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the FERS. FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
### Other Information
**1.** **If you are a male applicant**who was born after 12/31/59 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.
**2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs. **
*Salary Range:* $61,137.00 to $92,316.00 / Per Year
*Series & Grade:* GS-2210-11/12
*Promotion Potential:* 12
*Supervisory Status:* No
*Who May Apply:* Areas 1, 2, and 3
*Control Number:* 461327900
*Job Announcement Number:* NEAR-17-023