Army National Guard Units (Title 32) IT Specialist (NETWORK SERVICES) in Camp Murray, Washington

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Camp Murray, WA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 9/23/2016 (28 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 10/25/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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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 at the required military grade listed if the position is open to "Nationwide" under the Areas of Consideration section below.

Washington Army National Guard Bargaining Unit Technician Vacancy Announcement This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies


Location: DOIM, Camp Murray, WA Appointment Type: Permanent PD Number: D0262000 Series/Grade: GS-2210-11 Salary Range: $63,344.00-$82,347.00 Security Clearance: N/A PCS Expenses: Not Authorized Advertise As: ENLISTED/WARRANT OFFICER

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in disqualification. A list of documents required for this announcement can be found under the Required Documents section.

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.


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. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • As required for job training or mission requirements.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Military Rank Requirement: SPC/ E-4 to CSM/ E-9; WO1 to CW3
  • MOS*: ECMF: 25; WMOS: 255A, 255N, 255S
  • *Individuals without the required MOS will still be considered
  • Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment.

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-11 level must have at least 36 months of 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, and skill in applying network design principles and concepts, network architecture principles and concepts, network protocols, remote access technology concepts, network operation and maintenance concepts and methods, network management tools, configuration management concepts and practices, network topology concepts, LAN/WAN principles and methods, network optimization techniques and acquisition management policies for both Classified and Unclassified network Configurations.

  • Skill in configuring hubs and switches, monitoring network performance, performing network diagnostics, analyzing network traffic patterns and installing network software fixes and upgrades for both Classified and Unclassified network Configurations.

  • Skill in establishing connectivity between remote sites, creating network maps, troubleshooting network problems (outages) and implementing configuration management plans for complex LANs and WANs for both Classified and Unclassified network Configurations.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

Not Applicable.


  • Army Mission Command Systems experience preferred.

  • CCNA and/or Security+ preferred.

  • Applicant must meet the Certification and Training Requirement IAW DOD Reg 8570 within 6 months of hire date.

  • 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.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
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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Other Information
  1. Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.
  2. Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives.
  3. Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.
  4. Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f).
  5. 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.**

Salary Range: $63,344.00 to $82,347.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2210-11/11

Promotion Potential: 11

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Qualified applicants within the Areas of Consideration.

Control Number: 451503900

Job Announcement Number: WAAR 16-260 716772