IT SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN/ENTARCH)

Air Force Materiel Command - Department of the Air Force

Experience requirements are described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Information Technology (IT) Management Series, 2210 (Alternative A) Individual Occupational Requirements. Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. BASIC REQUIREMENT: Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below, as well as the Specialized Experience listed below. Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 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. 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. Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, Problem Solving AND have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to Federal experience at the next lower grade (GS-09), level or equivalent (grade level, pay schedule, pay band, etc) and is described in detail in my resume. An example of creditable specialized experience includes: strategic planning, capital planning and investment planning principles and methods, workforce planning, policy and standards development, resource management, knowledge management, architecture and infrastructure planning and management, auditing, information security management, program management principles, policy and planning formulation process, organization’s strategic, enterprise IT goals and objectives, and IT metrics methods and concepts along with the analysis, planning, design, implementation, documentation, assessment, and management of the enterprise structural framework to align IT strategy, plans, and systems with the organizations mission, goals, structure, and processes, IT infrastructure, enterprise architecture principles and models, and IT program metrics and measurement techniques. OR
EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degreeor3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. In addition to meeting the above basic requirement you must demonstrate the below experience. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of operating systems software principles, practices, and methods, life cycle management techniques: IT infrastructure within an operating environment, new and emerging information technologies, and security methods and principles.
2. Knowledge of functionality and operability of the current operating environment sufficient to determine requirements and integrate them with overall design and characteristics of operating systems hardware and software programs and to act as quality assurance evaluator.
3. Knowledge of IT principles, practices, system analysis concepts and methods to install, configure, test, and implement modifications and to interface hardware and software programs with operating systems.
4. Knowledge of performance management and measurement methods to monitor systems performance data and make application systems tuning adjustments to optimize performance and correct and prevent problems.
5. Ability to analyze and develop modifications to parts of a system that require significant revisions in the logic or techniques used in the original development.
6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to coordinate technical support of applications. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ***PLEASE NOTE: The duty location for this position is (ROBINS AFB GA). However, this position MAY be eligible for Full Time Telework and an alternate duty location MAY be negotiated after selection.
Click on “Learn more about this agency” button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a technical advisor to local installation information technology (IT) users in th.e area of policy and plans as related to IT systems.