Army National Guard Units (Title 32) IT Specialist (NETWORK) in Boise, Idaho

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Boise, ID
Work Schedule is Full Time - Indefinite

Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (16 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 11/8/2016 (18 day(s) away)

Job Overview




IT Specialist (NETWORK)

Boise, Idaho

Appointment Type: Indefinite

PD #:D0259000

Series/Grade: GS-2210-12/12

Salary Range: $71,012.00-$92,316.00


Candidates will have to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance

PCS is not authorized

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED FOR DUAL STATUS ONLY: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho 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. Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.


All members of the Idaho Army National Guard or those eligible to become members.

Application materials must be received by Tuesday, November 08, 2016. 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 requirements.


MAJOR DUTIES: (Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office)

The purpose of this position is to serve as a project leader for major network projects relating to the Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) systems. The incumbent functions as the technical coordinator or technical specialist on issues relating to the WAN/LAN systems and their integration with the network.


  • Responsible for ensuring the correct configuration of network devices.

  • Develops methods and procedures and coordinates corrective action to optimize network performance. Researches, tests and evaluates software packages which provide performance measurements of the WAN.

  • Develops the standard configuration software loads for all network devices. Develops benchmarks and performance measurements 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.

  • Develops and maintains documentation regarding network configuration, operating procedures, necessary to maintain the reliability of the network. Documents how user data is stored and protected on network storage devices.

  • Coordinates appropriate action to ensure backup processes are completed.

  • Determines the use of network devices such as servers, workstations, and peripheral devices, and remote access systems.

  • Responsible for 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.

  • Initiates appropriate measures to maintain network security.

  • Develops plans and procedures for remote installation of applications and upgrades using state of the art software distribution methods.

  • Oversees the distribution of applications and upgrades ensuring compliance with regulations and copyright laws.

  • Establishes procedures to maintain accurate records of authorized users of distributed software.

  • Instructs lower graded information technology (IT) specialists in the administration and maintenance of the state network devices.

  • Directs the review and evaluation of proposed software. Prepares briefings and presentations on the complexities of the state network. These briefings provide the basis for long-range decision planning relating to IT network project management.

  • Directs the analysis of equipment and software reliability and utilization reports to identify and define problem areas and to establish end-to-end systems performance levels.

  • Serves as network administrator responsible for configuring hubs, and switches, monitoring network performance, performing network diagnostics, analyzing network traffic patterns; and installing network software fixes and upgrades. Conducts performance tuning activities designed to optimize data management processes and recommends performance enhancements such as increasing storage capacity or modifying interfaces.

  • May be assigned to assist the chief by performing limited leader responsibilities. Distributes and balances workload among employees. Gives on-the-job training to lower-graded employees. Approves leave for assigned employees. Provides input into annual performance appraisals. Resolves simple complaints and grievances, referring the more serious ones to the supervisor. Recommends training needs for employees. Provides input to the supervisor concerning selections, promotions, reassignments, recognition of outstanding performance.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Military requirement: Enlisted, Warrant Officer, Officer max grade O-3
  • Officer MOS: 25/53 series or ability to obtain
  • W/O MOS: 255 series or ability to obtain
  • Enlisted MOS: 25 series or ability to obtain


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.


No special education requirements are needed for this position.


Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position. Applicants applying at the GS 12 level must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training that approached 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.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After the position closing date, your application will be reviewed in full. If qualified your application will be forwarded to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interview are required you will be contacted.



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Salary Range: $71,012.00 to $92,316.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2210-12/12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: All members of the Idaho Army National Guard or those eligible to become members

Control Number: 452572100

Job Announcement Number: 17-001