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Information Services
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152 CF


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted 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.


This position is located in the Communications Squadron, Mission Support Group of an ANG Aviation Wing. As the Commander, the incumbent coordinates with DOD, AF, MAJCOMS,National Guard Bureau (NGB), other activities, and Wing Flying Units to procure, distribute, maintain, and replace requirements for all information technology (IT) and telecommunications infrastructure. Ensures compliance with applicable ANG, USAF, and MAJCOM directives, policies, and taskings,,for both wartime and peacetime requirements. Identifies funding and other additional requirements to NGB to ensure they are programmed in the next funding cycle. Accountable for directing the information and data integrity of all base and tenant organizations, as well as geographically separated units (GSUs) and all communications and information functions. Provides guidance and direction to the Communications Squadron through planning, coordinating, and directing a variety of functions including;maintenance, logistics plans, supply, multimedia, quality control, production control, ground radio, telecommunications, software test analysis, all data centers, technical service centers, help desks, communication networks (voice and data), network control centers, plans and programs, local computer program development and computer systems operations. Responsible for maintaining the integrity of all electronic and optical booksand records of the Wing including review of computerized and manual systems, information processing equipment and software, and definition of the strategic direction of all information processing and communication systems and operations. Through subordinate supervisors in the Plans and Resources Flight and the Operations Flight directs and supervises staff and production functions affecting very complex high performance equipment with a wide variety of high cost, sophisticated systems. Responsible for all technical support and maintenance activities to include computer and telephone technical support,radio maintenance, secure communications maintenance, and support equipment maintenance. Maintains contact with civilian and military research and development agencies to achieve reliability,maintainability, supportability and technologically current equipment or systems.

This position provides supervision, subordinate guidance, and team leadership to dual status and non-dual status employees. Incumbent performs long-term planning and organizational development necessary to accomplish IT and telecommunications functions for programs essential ANG daily operations, training, and readiness missions.

Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply Ref: Title 32 USC 709 for competitive and excepted employees

DUTIES: Back to top (1) Manages, plans, organizes, controls, and directs the communications activities of the Wing/Base to ensure mission accomplishment and optimum use of resources. Sets policy, directs and monitors support and related programs including planning and programming, funds distribution and management, economic analysis assistance, budget administration, material management, and related activities. Establishes, advises, and consults on production and quality requirements, mission objectives (both wartime and peacetime), equipment requirements and other logistics needs, to ensure requirements satisfy the respective MAJCOM or NGB requirements. Plans and institutes communications fiscal policies to implement federal law, higher level directives, and to provide optimum support to subordinate organizations,providing IAM II information system management support, ensuring the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles,and practices in the delivery of all information technology services. Responsible for unit level oversight of programs used to monitor and eliminate fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. Supports audit programs within the Communications Squadron. Serves as functional area technical expert to the Financial Management Board (FMB). Responsible for the development, management,and execution of financial management plans as they relate to communications systems. Analyzes, evaluates, validates,and recommends approval/disapproval of requested or proposed system requirements and develops documentation used in the processing and validation of such requirements.
(2) Coordinates communications activities and projects with other concerned agencies and/or organizations. Determines goals and objectives for the organization. Exercises supervisory responsibility and authority including granting leave, appraising performance,establishing performance standards, recommending promotions, and initiating disciplinary actions as needed. Gives advice, counsel, and instructions to supervisors and subordinate employees on both general policy and administrative matters. Consults with subordinate supervisors and training specialists on training needs. Develops strategies for the hiring, training, and professional development of Wing communications personnel. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors. Evaluates subordinate supervisors and reviews evaluations made by subordinate supervisors on other employees. Recommends selections for subordinate positions. Hears and resolves grievances and serious employee complaints not resolved at a lower level. Reviews serious disciplinary cases and disciplinary problems involving subordinates employees and determines required action. Supports equal employment opportunity and labor-management relations programs. Ensures efficient position management is practiced and that position descriptions of subordinates are accurate.
(3) Coordinates with support organizations to assure an integrated approach to solution of problems. Assesses the impact of changes in the local area network and coordinates with operations to ensure these changes don't exceed maintenance or unit capabilities. Ensures unit Quality Assurance and Standardization/Evaluation programs are effectively managed. Develops new procedures to solve unprecedented technical problems.
(4) Ensures formulation of comprehensive training plans for each function and specialty within the C4 and logistics activity. Develops CONUS and overseas deployment plans to meet unit's mission goals, inspection schedules, and deployment requirements. Identifies the need for facility/equipment modernization, improvements and/or replacements. Coordinates planning activities and resources with other units and higher headquarters. Manages the development of unit training goals and long range training plans. Assures that training sustains work force qualifications and capabilities. Oversees the unit mobility program. Provides guidance to the Communications Plans and Resources function regarding oversight of the unit's agreements program. Maintains a high level of operational readiness of personnel and equipment assigned to the Communications Squadron for both wartime and peacetime missions. Ensures drill status guardsmen (DSG) are properly trained and able to perform the communications activities.
(5) Monitors and controls the daily expenditure for material and manpower resources in accomplishment of peacetime and wartime mission goals. Identifies resource shortages or projected shortages .
( 6) Develops an Information Technology (IT)acquisition process, which satisfies the provisions of the Information Technology Management Reform Act (ITMRA) while incorporating the Air Force Corporate Process and the DOD Acquisition structure. Develops coordinated policy and procedures to utilize architectural guidance and architecture management concepts which support the Wing strategic planning, programming, budgeting, system acquisition, and system operation and maintenance processes.
(7) Ensures all support agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), are appropriately coordinated and approved. Service Level Agreements with enterprise domain entities will be reviewed for local customer impact. Ensures quality of service issues are clearly identified, prioritized and resolutions pursued for effective mission accomplishment.
(8) Works under the broad and general direction of the Administrative Officer (Support Officer). Exercises full authority and statutory responsibility for management of assigned program areas. Uses independent judgment with wide latitude in developing, consulting, coordinating, and executing programs to achieve compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and organizational goals and objectives. The Commander is available for consultation and coordination on matters of major significance. Independently plans and programs work. Results are reviewed for accomplishment of mission and program objectives.
( 9) Prepares and maintains files and publications IAW current directives to include both paper and electronic media.
(10 ) Coordinates with higher headquarters (HHQ)elements, Program Management Offices, Specific System/Hardware Support Elements, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vendors and vendor contracted support facilities for issue resolution. Research includes using various means and media to obtain needed information to accomplish the task. May require the use of various stand alone (e.g.,paper based, CD, DVD, etc.) or on-line (network or web based) methodologies to obtain needed information.
(11 ) Responsible for safety conditions, procedures, and work practices employed within the community. Provides work force guidance on safety matters and ensures safe work practices are utilized. Ensures periodic inspections of areas are performed and immediate action is taken to correct unsafe conditions.
(12) Provides input to and coordinate on relevant support agreements that require section support to make sure they correctly identify products and services needed.
(13) Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies, reviews technical periodicals, publications, commercial standards, and attends seminars.


Minimum Requirements: 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 have 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.

EXCEPTED, Officer O3 - O4 Capt - Maj

Compatible Military Specialty: 17D3B

REQUIRED: Top Secret Security Clearance

For award and retention of 17DX, specialty requires routine access to Top Secret or similar environment and completion of a current Single Scoped Background Investigation (SSBI) according to AFI 31-501,Personnel Security Program Management.

NOTE: Award of the entry level without a completed SSBI is authorized provided an interim Top Secret clearance has been granted according to AFI 31-501.

REQUIRED : DAFSC 17D3B, or obtained

AFSC Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. The following knowledge is mandatory for award of the AFSC:

- Fundamentals of computer systems, operating systems,software applications and architecture, protocols, addressing and hardware. In addition, an understanding of networking fundamentals, network infrastructure, to include telecommunications theory, industrial control systems, and data communications/links is needed. Officers must also be proficient on wireless networking, as well as, data delivery to personal wireless devices and understand cryptography; to include utilization and exploitation techniques.

- Cyber space operations and information operations organization, policies, directives and doctrine; cyber space operations systems and fundamentals; requirements, acquisition, and logistics; cyber space operations management, utilization and planning principles.

Education. Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines is mandatory.

- Computer science; cyber space security; electrical,computer or systems engineering; physics; mathematics; information systems; or information security/assurance. Graduate academic degrees in the above disciplines will also be considered. 3.2.2 Officers not meeting above academic degree requirements shall have a minimum of 24 credit hours (200-level equivalent or higher) of science courses, to include, but not limited, to courses in telecommunications, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and physics. Some non-technical accessions permitted.

Training. The following training is mandatory as indicated:

- For award of 17D1B, completion of Undergraduate Cyber space Training.

Experience. For award of AFSC 17D3X, a minimum of 24 months of experience is mandatory.

DESIRED: Will hold or obtain certifications IAW DoD 8570.01-M, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996. Information Assurance IT Manager Certification IAW DoD 8570.

Will be required to o obtain experience set: C0J, Information Assurance Management Level II (IAM II), IAW current AF directives.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Be prepared to address the following questions or statements on the assessment questionnaire:

1. Ability to manage, plan, organize, control, and direct
communications activities of subordinates.

2. Ability to set policy, direct and monitor support and
related programs including planning and programming, funds distribution and
management, economic analysis assistance, budget administration, material
management, and related activities.

3. Ability to establish, advise, and consult on
production and quality requirements, mission objectives, equipment requirements
and other logistics needs of a organization.

4. Ability to coordinate communication activities and projects
with other concerned agencies and/or organizations.

BENEFITS: Back to top

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.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) 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 Federal Employees Health Benefits 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 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) 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 Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



Wear of the appropriate military uniform and maintaining standards of conduct and appearance are mandatory. Additionally, the selectee agrees to attend all Unit Training Assemblies and Annual Training with his/her unit of assignment.
Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO.
IAW the civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328), male applicants born after 31 December 1959 are required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment.
IAW the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-6603), successful applicant will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States .
Member agrees to initiate Direct Deposit Action for payroll checks.
Acceptance of a military technician position will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment. An initial payment received less than 180 days from the start of any technician tour, WILL be recouped. This does not apply to temporary technician assignments of less than 180 days. This does not affect GI Bill eligibility.
No PCS funds are available.
Grade inversion is not permitted.

[Agency Air National Guard Units (Title 32)]