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IT Specialist (network)
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For more information on the Oregon National Guard please visit:

Oregon Military Department
Character, Confidence, Courage, Commitment (CCCC)
Oregon National Guard will provide the citizens of the State of Oregon and the United States with the ready force of citizen soldiers and airman, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency natural or manmade.

Salem, OR United States 1 vacancy

Appointment Type: Excepted Service Term (Indefinite)
Official Position Description #: D0262000

Series/Grade: GS- 2210- 09 / 11
Salary Range: $55,119.00 - $80,259.00
*Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*
*Candidates must have a valid state driver's license*
*Candidate selected must have or obtain Comp TIA Security+ certification within 6 months from date of hire.*
*Selectee must possess or obtain the Certified Fiber Optic Installer (TC-CFI/TE-CFI) certification and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA-V) certification within one year from date of hire to be considered eligible for the GS-11 Pay Grade*
*May convert to permanent without further competition*
*PCS is not Authorized*

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Oregon National Guard as a condition of employment. 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. Unit of military assignment is any supporting unit of JFHQ. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position with the Oregon National Guard will cause termination from any Guard Recruitment Bonus or Guard paid student loan. A law enforcement background check may be required prior to appointment to this position. By submitting a resume or application for this position, you authorize this agency to accomplish the check. This is a dual-status position and membership in the Oregon National Guard is required. By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.

1st Area: Current permanent full time support personnel of the Oregon Army National Guard (ARNG)
2nd Area: All members of the Oregon Army National Guard (ARNG)
3rd Area: Individuals in the Active Duty Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard who hold have held the MOS and are eligible to meet the military requirements for membership in the Oregon (ARNG)
Application materials must be received in our office by Tuesday, September 08, 2015. Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the qualification requirements, and How To Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.

TRAVEL REQUIRED Occasional Travel For job training and organization mission requirements.
KEY REQUIREMENTS Must maintain membership in the ORARNG as a condition of employment. You must be assigned to a compatible unit and military duty position. Announcement open to Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted members. Maximum Rank: CPT/O-3 Officer MOS: 25 Warrant Officer MOS: 255A/N/S Enlisted MOS: 25B/N/U/Z Applicant's who do not possess compatible MOS(s), will still be considered.


This position is located in an information management organization. The purpose of this position is to function as a technical specialist on issues relating to the wide area network (WAN) and local area network (LAN) systems and their integration in the network. The work involves network administration, optimization and performance in support of the supports the states wide area command and control integrated network. MAJOR DUTIES: --Performs a variety of network device configuration and connectivity tasks.
--Executes procedures and coordinates corrective action to optimize network performance. Installs, configures and monitors tested and evaluated software packages that provide performance measurements of the WAN/LAN.
--Implements the standard configuration software loads for all network devices. Utilizes benchmarks and performance measurement and evaluation data to manage network servers and data communication devices to support normal and surge workload. Works with technical support personnel in resolving critical problems.
--Uses remote management software tools to maintain and update configuration, protocol and user/system files.
--Documents and tracks change to configuration, protocol and user/system files.
--Executes appropriate action to ensure backup processes are completed.
--Evaluates the performance of network devices such as servers, workstations, and peripheral devices, and remote access systems.
--Coordinates the development and implementation of configuration management plans for complex LANs and WANs with supported elements to include headquarters staff elements, tenant activities, state government, regional operating activities and national agencies.
--Implements plans and procedures for remote installation of applications and upgrades using state of the art software distribution methods.
--Monitors distribution of applications and upgrades ensuring compliance with regulations and copyright laws.
--Implements procedures to ensure accurate records of authorized users of distributed software are maintained.
--Implements the standard operating procedures for all devices on the network.
--Reviews and evaluates proposed software. Provides input to briefings and presentations on the complexities of the installation networks. These briefings provide the basis for long-range decision planning relating to C4 network project management.
--Analyzes equipment and software reliability and utilization reports to identify and define problem areas and to establish end-to-end systems performance levels.
*The above description only mentions a limited amount of the position's official duties. For a full comprehensive document that covers all the duties of the position, please contact one of the Recruitment Specialist at the bottom of the announcement.

This series covers two-grade interval administers that manage, supervise, lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services. This series covers only those positions for which the paramount requirement is knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods; e.g., data storage, software applications, networking. 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.
Applicants applying at the GS-09 level must have 24 months of general and specialized experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment. Experience scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency.
Applicants applying at the GS-11 level must have 36 months of general and 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 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.

Method of Evaluating Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

*Answering the KSAs is NOT a requirement for consideration, but highly recommended *

addressing the KSAs you will describe, accurately and completely, the
tasks, activities, education and experience which demonstrate your
possession of the KSA listed. Include all military experience,
qualifications or training in MOS related to the position. Mere
possession of an MOS is not necessarily qualifying experience; months of
actual experience are the actual qualifying factor.

Knowledge, training, or skills pertaining to Cisco telecommunication
systems, voice over IP, video teleconferencing, multicast technology.
Knowledge, training, or skills pertaining to physical layer/low voltage
wiring, fiber optics and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
c) Knowledge of and ability to manage and forecast
requirements, maximize resources, and translate organizational needs
into functional and technical requirements.
d) Knowledge, training, or skills pertaining to WAN/LAN and network technologies as they relate telecommunications.
Education Requirements:
None to list for this position.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
None to list for this position.

---If any supplemental documentation for education or certifications are required it will be listed here.
---If the position requires a driver's license, applicant will be expected to obtain and maintain a satisfactory State of Oregon Driver's License. Driver's licenses from other states will be accepted pending they are recognized by the State of Oregon DMV and adhere to National Guard Technician Personnel Regulations.
--If position requires security clearance. Individuals must currently possess or obtain and maintain a satisfactory Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance in accordance with position requirements.
--Applicants are subject to Police Record Check. Applicants can pre-emptively fill out the PDF form below at the link.
Please fill out only sections 2 through 9. Applicant must sign block 11. Once complete please upload along with application packet.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet all necessary 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, resume, 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.

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For Any Questions or Concerns in regards to this announcement, please contact the following personnel at the Oregon Military Department:

SSG Velasquez, Pedro

Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Placement/Compensation)

Oregon Military Department JFHQ-Human Resources Office

Salem, OR 97301

Business Number: (503)584-3926; DSN: 355-3926

Business E-Mail: pedro.velasquez.mil@mail.mil

SSG Chitwood, Edward D.

Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Placement/Compensation)

Oregon Military Department JFHQ-Human Resources Office

Salem, OR 97301

Business Contact: (503)584-3841; DSN: 355-3841

Business E-Mail: edward.d.chitwood.mil@mail.mil


To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:
1. You must complete the assessment questionnaire.
2. Submit all required documents specified in the required documents section.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 to receive consideration.
-- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
-- Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
-- It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
-- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
-- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
If you are unable to complete the application process online, you can contact one or both of the point of contacts listed below. The secondary application process is subject to adequate time and mailing. It must be completed and received in our office by the closing date of the announcement Tuesday, September 08, 2015.

Failure to provide complete information, may result in an applicant not receiving consideration for this position. The following: Current Resume and supporting documents. Offline applicant circumstances are different and must contact HR Specialist listed below for detailed instructions.
Description of General and Specialized Experience gained through your current or prior work history listed in your resume

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
-Cover Letter
-Other (Police Records Check Form DD-369)
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents :
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1468349
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


Phone: (503)584-3841

TDD: 503-584-3841


Agency Information:
Oregon National Guard
1776 Militia Way SE
PO Box 14350

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.

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Job Announcement Number: ORAR15-266 584922
Control Number: 412952100

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