Information Technology Specialist (Network)
Department of the Army - North Chicago, IL

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: Headquarters, U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (HQ USMEPCOM) is a joint service command staffed by representatives of all branches of the Armed Forces. The command, through its 65 Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS), determines whether applicants are qualified for enlistment based on standards set by each of the services. Two geographic sectors provide intermediate management in operating the MEPS. The Eastern Sector Headquarters and Western Sector Headquarters are co-located with the Command Headquarters. Work is performed in a typical office or computer room setting with adequate lighting, heating/cooling, and ventilation. The work is primarily sedentary, but may require lifting of equipment exceeding 45 pounds and walking and standing for short periods of time.

Who May Apply:
United States Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

This position requires a secret security clearance.

This position requires you to be able to lift in excess of 45 pounds.

This position requires up to 10% business travel.

No moving expenses will be paid without prior MEPCOM approval.

DUTIES:
As an Information Technology Specialist (Network) you will be responsible for the following:

  • •Implement new network hardware device systems and associated software
• Monitor the ongoing operation of the complex network environment and implement corrective action to ensure optimal operations services are provided
• Configure and install network hardware device systems and change the components of existing equipment for efficient operation
• Conduct testing to insure operability, efficiency, and compliance with existing network architecture standards
• Implement network management techniques, procedures, and guidance to ensure that network requirements are being met
• Establish test criteria and data for network interoperability to ensure all network systems are tested for completeness and accuracy
• Analyze network equipment and related software, measure for reliability, and provide reports to identify and correct problem areas
• Monitor network performance for local and remote sites
• Investigate and analyze root cause of identified network performance issues
• Create written reports for management on network performance and network performance issues

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-09. Specialized experience is defined as: Configuring and troubleshooting network connections for user workstations, both local and remote systems and providing software, hardware and network support for local and remote users AND experience demonstrating each of these 4 competencies: 1. Attention to Detail, 2. Customer Service, 3. Oral Communication, 4. Problem Solving. 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.

OR

You may qualify with a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral 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 adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

OR

You may also qualify with a combination of specialized experience and education described above. If you have less than one year of specialized experience; and have less than three years of progressively higher level graduate education as described above; you may combine them and compute the percentage of the requirements that you meet and the total must be at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 36. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify) (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

Knowledge of Network Performance

Knowledge of Network Infrastructure

Skill in Written Communication

Skill in Investigating Network System Issues

Ability to Configure Network Devices
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Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

This position requires you to obtain Information Assurance Baseline Certification, as defined in DoD Publication 8570.01-M, in IA Technical Workforce field, within six months of hire date.

This position has been designated as non-critical sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R, and requires you to possess, or obtain and maintain for the duration of employment, a Secret security clearance.

This position requires that you be able to lift in excess of 45 pounds.

This position requires temporary business travel up to 10% of the time.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

OTHER INFORMATION:
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• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDI140025-V300.pdf

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

This position is in Career Program 34.

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

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