Department of Defense Education Activity Information Technology Specialist (NETWORK) in United States

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

Department of Defense (DoD) Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Mission Statement: The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), through its Community Strategic Plan, has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities by which they live. The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence.

DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope. DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents. DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. DoDEA has established three Centers for Instructional Leadership (CIL) in Europe, the Pacific and the Americas, each with satellite offices for remote locations.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: Current or Former Permanent Civilian Federal Employees in the Competitive Service; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management(OPM): Veterans with disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) eligible, Interchange Agreement (i.e. NAF, DCIPS) eligible, Overseas Family Members and Spouse eligible and Individuals with disabilities.

Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: Veteran Status : www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6 Current DoDEA Civilian Employees: http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/offices/HR/upload/Current-DODEA-Civilian-Employee.pdf Overseas Military Spouses: http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/offices/HR/upload/Military-Spouse-Preference-Eligible.pdf Overseas Family Members: http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/offices/HR/upload/Family-Member-Preference.pdf Overseas Excepted Service Family Member:http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/offices/HR/upload/Excepted-Service-Family-Member-Appointment-FMNP.pdf Persons with Disability : www.opm.gov/disability

Duties

As a Information Technology Specialist (NETWORK) you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Serving as a Network Administrator with the DoDEA Enterprise Infrastructure Group (EIG) supporting the DoDEA Data Center as well as remote locations in Europe and Pacific
  • Coordinating and participating in activities related to all phases of voice, video, and data communications network services
  • Providing recommendations to respond to security incidents according to defined DoD and Federal government timelines and procedures, including contacting users, notify management and security personnel, conducting investigation interviews, and documenting investigation findings
  • Analyzing operating system relationships, making decisions, and solving problems regarding appropriate implementation as related to network administration
  • Managing and supporting network operations and satisfying user requirements for networking systems as related to network communications hardware, software, and operational process
  • Planning, scheduling, and executing the installation of new or modified hardware, network operating systems, and applications software
  • Ensuring monitoring and notification services are used on all mission essential network systems defined by management
  • Monitoring network configurations for switches, routers, data center fabric switches, load balancers, complex wireless architecture, and enterprise remote VPN access to ensure consistent application of established policies and procedures, and validate proper functioning
  • Analyzing network administration Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) on a continuing basis

INFORMATION FOR OVERSEAS APPOINTMENT: Overseas tour of duty for Brussels, Belgium is projected to be* 36 months. *For more information: https://webapps.dodea.edu/daps/uploads/guide/Foreign%20Allowance%20Overview%20Guide1.pdf And http://www.dodea.edu/offices/hr/employees/allowances/

* *You will be required to sign a transporation agreement. Pre-appointment overseas medical examination and security clearance will be required for selected candidates and dependents who may accompany member on overseas assignment. Medical clearance must be maintained and renewed at a minimum of every 2 years as a condition of employment for overseas rotations.

Medical Care: Applicants who have family members with special medical needs should ensure that prior to accepting a position overseas their family members' medical needs can be met. Access to care in a military treatment facility may not be available to civilian employees except on a space available basis. Consequently, host nation medical facilities may be the only care available. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location.

Individuals hired from the Continental United States (CONUS) and their family members (who are US citizens) are required to obtain Official Passports prior to departure to the overseas area.

May be subjected to a variety of environmental conditions typical of the overseas areas in which traveling, to include the potential for exposure to acts of terrorism.

Status applicants in their fourth year of an overseas assignment cannot be selected unless a waiver of the 5-year overseas service limitation requirement is approved.

Status applicants not assigned to a federal appointment within the United States (CONUS) for at least 2 years cannot be selected for an overseas employment.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • The incumbent may be required to travel by military and/or commercial aircraft to a variety of stateside and overseas locations for meetings and conferences. The incumbent is subject to a variety of environmental conditions typical of the overseas areas in which traveling, to include the potential for exposure to acts of terrorism.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are authorized.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • This is an overseas position.
Qualifications

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES *and *QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Thursday, July 27, 2017

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 GS-5 through GS-15 (or equivalent): For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled. 1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

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Specialized Experience for GS-7 (or equivalent) and Above: Positions at GS-7 (or equivalent) and above require one year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-grade (or equivalent). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. The employing agency is responsible for defining the specialized experience based on the requirements of the position being filled.

You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-11for the* GS-12* level in the Federal service(experience may have been gained in the private/military sector), giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Directive 8140.01, Cyberspace Workforce Management, August 11, 2015. Applicants must possess IAT Level 3 upon entry OR must obtain all required certification within six months of selection.

Specialized experience required for the position is:

  • Troubleshooting and integrating IT systems consistent with existing or planned IT infrastructures
  • Ensuring all IT network systems security requirements related to physical, personnel and information security are accomplished
  • Coordinating and participating in activities related to all phases of voice, video, and data communications network services
  • Influencing, motivating, and coordinating the efforts of personnel in regards to the implementation of new/or improved hardware and software systems

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  1. Knowledge of network design, architecture, topology, and protocols
  2. Knowledge of established IT security techniques and procedures
  3. Knowledge of specialized communications hardware, software, network topologies, directory structures, protocols, and routing algorithms
  4. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing

In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following requirements:

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration. Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service, General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-5 and above must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Education may not be substituted for time-in-grade. Applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. All other eligibility requirements including, time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the closing date of this announcement: Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Time after competitive appointment: Candidates applying under merit promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment by the closing date of the announcement. (5 CFR 330.501)

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement unless otherwise specified.

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

Substitutionof education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time OVERTIME: Occasionally TOUR OF DUTY: *Standard *RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: Not Authorized FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Not Required TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible *OVERSEAS POSITION: *If you are applying for a vacancy located overseas additional information regarding overseas employment can be found at http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/overseas.aspx

*SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit https://www.sss.gov *

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

Other Information:

For more information on overseas allowances and benefits, please visit:

http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?contentid=231&menu;id=92

For specific allowance rates visit:

http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?contentid=231&menu;id=92

Selected individual will be required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment and must be available for worldwide placement and must be willing to rotate to any DoDDS or DDESS location. Incumbent may be required to travel by military and/or commercial aircraft to a variety of overseas locations for meetings and conferences.

Candidates must meet the physical and suitability standards both prior to and during employment in this position.

This is a critical sensitive position in accordance with DoD Administrative Instruction 8500.01, Cybersecurity, March 14, 2014.

This position may participate in designated shift work schedules.

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Citizenship/Ordinarily Resident Status: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are not considered Ordinarily Resident under the applicable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). An ordinarily resident is anyone who has lived in the host country longer than the allowed number of days without being a member of the forces assigned, civilian component or a family member of either the aforementioned or who has obtained a work permit for any duration. Ordinarily Resident restrictions apply and vary depending on the host nation. (Remove once we find a link to replace text above)

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

BENEFITS

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits

Other Information

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Additional Information:

Priority consideration may be given to eligible military spouse and family member preference residing in the commuting area of the duty location for this position. Commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily.

Military Spouses and Family Members may apply 30 days before their anticipated arrival date. However, they will not receive preference until arrival at the foreign location. Additional documentation may be required prior to granting preference.

Military spouses and family members who are appointed may not extend longer than 2 months following the transfer of the sponsor from the commuting area of the foreign duty station; 2 months beyond the separation of the appointee's sponsor; or any time beyond the time employee ceases to be a family member.

Applicants requesting Military Spouse Preference (MSP) must submit a copy of the sponsor's current Permanent Change of Station (PCS) order indicating authorization of dependent travel and documentation verifying marriage to the Service member (i.e. a marriage license or other documentation verifying marriage). This Preference will not be used more than once, per PCS tour in the same commuting area.

Applicants requesting Family Member Preference must submit a copy of the sponsor's current PCS orders indicating authorization of dependent travel, command sponsorship letter and verification of the relationship (i.e. marriage license, birth certificate, etc.) Note: If you are a spouse or dependent of a contractor employee or of a locally hired Federal civilian employee, you do not meet the definition of an overseas family member for employment purposes. This Preference will not be used more than once, per PCS tour in the same commuting area.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474450200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-14 to 2017-07-27

Salary: $62,722 to $81,541 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Series: 2210 Information Technology Management

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: DODEA-HQ-17-1985633-MP

Control number: 474450200