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IT Specialist (DATAMNGMT)
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Department of the Army | Camp Murray, WA
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JOB SUMMARY: Washington Army National Guard

Bargaining Unit Technician Vacancy Announcement
IT Specialist (DATAMNGMT)
Location: USPFO, Camp Murray, WA

Appointment Type: Permanent

PD Number: D1627000

Series/Grade: GS-2210-12

Salary Range: $74,896.00-$97,370.00

Security Clearance: Secret

PCS Expenses: *Not Authorized*


Membership in the National Guard is Required: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Washington 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. 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.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizen soldiers have joined for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join the National Guard and serve your nation, your state, and your community!

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Please refer to How to Apply section for required documents.

Bargaining Areas of Consideration:

This position is in the Federal Service under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709

Area 1: In-Service Excepted - All permanent Washington Army National Guard Excepted bargaining unit civil service employees and members with excepted technician re-employment rights to the Washington Army National Guard.

Area 3: In-State Excepted - All participating members of the Washington Army National Guard, including in-service technicians that are not covered by the bargaining unit, and indefinite employees.

Area 4: Nationwide Excepted - Anyone eligible for immediate enlistment and/or commissioning in the Washington Army National Guard.

KEY REQUIREMENTS Military Rank Requirement: E-5 to E-8 or WO1 to CW2 MOS: Enlisted - 25 series, Warrant Officer - 255 Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment. Security+ Certification or able to obtain within 6 months of hire

DUTIES: Back to top
This position is located in the Data Systems Information & Integration Division. Provides assistance, advice, and guidance to organizational users, both in the administrative and technical areas, concerning the use of the multiple database management systems available for use. Using software-engineering techniques, designs new applications that enhance existing systems. Responsible for the management of quality assurance and system efficiency functions of assigned relational database management systems (RDBMS) by enforcing the prescribed RDBMS. Reviews and implements security provisions to ensure authorized access and integrity of the RDBMS. Provides technical advice and coordinates the monitoring and tuning requirements of RDBMS optimization of performance. Reviews system documentation, user manuals, and training guides. Troubleshoots problems involved in the input, retrieval, or modification of database information as well as the general operation and maintenance pertinent to any of the organizations data system elements or sub-elements. Tests new DBMS software and implements updates and changes. Ensures resolution of DBMS inconsistencies across the installation in coordination with other information technology specialists and systems administrators. Develops system backup and recovery plans assigned RDBMS applications. Mates recommendations on alternatives involving major projects. Analyzes DBMS inconsistencies with other system administrators and devises recovery plans for failure resolution. Provides technical assistance to personnel involved in developing system design, programming, specifications, and adapting commercially available software. Participates in the analysis of requests for new and modified applications. Provides DBMS maintenance of a data dictionary, listing the kinds of data in databases and how to access them. Coordinates and integrates data elements for a variety of projects in a number of dissimilar areas. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top General Experience:

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:

GS-12 level 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.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics). NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.

-- Knowledge of basic RDBMS design concepts and data management methods.

-- Skill in applying programming methods and techniques to specific assignments.

-- Knowledge of, and skill in backing up and recovering failed database systems.

-- Knowledge of, and skill in using commonly used data query languages to create data retrieval reports and manipulate data to meet the customers + IBk- needs.

-- Knowledge of, and skill in applying established security measures to ensure the integrity of systems.

-- Knowledge of a wide range of standards, principles, concepts, methods, policies, system testing principles and methods, and authorized system approaches pertinent to database management.

-- Knowledge of IT resources and infrastructure including automated systems, IT equipment and software, system technology, provisions and requirements of a variety of standardized administrative and technical database systems. Applies this knowledge in serving as a technical expert concerning the application, implementation, and maintenance of the organizations automated database system and the resolution of associated system problems.

-- Broad knowledge of system design, programming techniques, local operating system software, and RDBMS concepts in order to achieve optimum performance and utilization of the RDBMS.

-- Analytical ability to gather, assemble and analyze facts, draw conclusions, and devise solutions to problems and increase the effectiveness of the RDBMS.

-- Knowledge of system software design and knowledge of computer language sufficient to develop or monitor development of schema that interface with vendor software.

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Not Applicable.


-Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection. Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain MOS within 1 year of appointment action.

-Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

-All soldiers, civilian employees, and contractor employees who drive Army-owned or leased vehicles must complete the Army Avoidance Course (AAC) training when they start working for the Army. Must have a valid Washington state and military driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Government Travel Card (GTC) and be able to attend all schools deemed necessary by the supervisor.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: 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 position a review of your resume and supporting documents 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 documents, 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.

***DO NOT EMAIL HRO TO VERIFY YOUR APPLICATION SUBMISSION - Please use USAJobs to see application status and to verify if documentation was properly uploaded. ***

Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply online or fax your application to the fax number listed in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJobs.

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.

Main site for new federal employees - https://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp


Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.

Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives.

Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.

Veterans preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f).

All new technicians are subject to a one year trial/probationary period IAW 32 USC 709.

EQUALOPPORTUNITY : The WA National Guard is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be filled without regard to race, color, religion, national

origin, gender, marital status, or political affiliation.

Financial Suitability - It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

*Baseline physical*

An employment physical may be required within 90 days of employment per OSHA regulation and NGB. This physical will be used to determine fitness and eligibility for continued employment.


You must follow the steps described below to complete the application process:

1)YOU MUST CREATE A PROFILE in USAJOBS under My Account. If you already have a registered profile in USAJOBS you do not need to register again. Your profile must contain a current resume for submission. In order to receive proper consideration, your resume should include the following information:

Personal contact information
Work experience (paid or unpaid) including - starting and ending dates (month and year), employer's name and address, job title (include job series and grade if Federal), duties and accomplishments, supervisor's name and telephone number, indicate if supervisor may be contacted, hours per week, and salary.
If applicable, education and job-related training including - school name, type and year of degrees/diploma received, credits earned and majors; title of training course and year of completion.
Additional information if relevant to position - skills (languages, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.), certificates or licenses (current only), and/or honors, awards, and special accomplishments (recognition, professional memberships, publications, leadership activities, etc.).

Insufficient information could result in an ineligible rating. The USAJOBS Resume Builder was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is an available tool when you login to your USAJOBS account.

2) COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION, including responses to all application questions, by clicking on the "APPLY ONLINE" button that appears on this announcement.

3) SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION as applicable. See "Required Documents" section below.

The following link provides some application tips and may be used for aiding you in building your Resume: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips

You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed - and your resume is not attached - until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJobs says it sent your resume.
You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire.

It is your responsibility to ensure that a complete application (including a resume, on-line questionnaire, and applicable supplemental documentation) is received before by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. NOTE: Technical problems may take at least 1 business day to resolve; therefore, you are highly encouraged to complete the application process prior to the closing date.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: For access to Required Documents please refer to: http://mil.wa.gov/federal-human-resources

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
-Other (MIL Form 174)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


Faxing application and supporting documentation:
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):

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 1480303
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 29, 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:
Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

Fax all six pages of 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: (253)512-7835


Agency Information:
Washington National Guard
Human Resources Office
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based on your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks) .

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Job Announcement Number: 15-177-ARNG
Control Number: 413129600

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