IT SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN)
Develops and manages the state IT Plan. Provides support in the planning and analysis phase to ensure the mission and program management principles are documented.
Ensures the completion and review of life-cycle trends and cost-benefit analysis for installation information systems and support services.
Develops information policies, plans and programs for the state in conjunction with the supervisor and the various division/branch chiefs.
Periodically analyzes existing policies and procedures for application of security and information assurance compliance in all planning and IT management activities.
Reviews applicable NGB, and Joint Technical Architectures for integration into the state IT architecture.
Develops, documents and maintains the state IT architecture in support of the C4 program goals and objectives.
Coordinates the completion and review of the various IT reporting requirements in conjunction with the supervisor and all division/branch chiefs. Analyzes the division chiefs' submissions to ensure accuracy and compliance with C4 policies and objectives. Recommends changes and/or improvements.
Analyzes and manages the information management internal controls program, analyzing proposed systems determining the program impact and resource requirements along with reviewing budget management functions for program impact and compliance with C4 priorities and objectives.
Serves as a key analyst in the IT capital planning process. Completes and reviews the state's IT budget submission to ensure that it reflects the goals and objectives of the organization and that it addresses all state Enterprise requirements. This submission is the basis for the state portion of the NGB Program Objective Memorandum (POM) submission.
Provides analysis and specifications for review by the organizational chief and the various division/branch chiefs to project fiscal impacts and requirements for budgetary issues. Coordinates with the various C4 program managers in the analysis and reconciliation of fiscal issues in support of information management goals and program objectives.
Conducts analysis and audits of assessable C4 programs. Analyzes findings and develops reports noting deficiencies found with suggested corrective actions designed to ensure the effective accomplishments of the C4 program goals, objectives and policies.
Analyzes new or proposed regulations, legislation, or operating procedures for impact on the IT programs and operations mission. Develops regulatory and policy documents for the directorate.
Coordinates the completion of budget management functions in conjunction with all fiscal managers within the organization. This includes analysis and review of the Annual Funding Program and the impact to the various C4 Program areas. Prepares management reports and funding status based on the initiatives and objectives for review by the supervisor.Analyzes and reviews the organization's projects and policies to ensure compliance with the Enterprise Information Plan objectives. Schedules and attends meetings and conferences. Represents the organization at meetings and on committees. Prepares briefings and reports.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS- THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
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 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. GS-09 Level - Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment. Experience scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency. GS-07 Level - Must have at least 12 months experience, education, or training in translating detailed logical steps developed by others into language codes that computers accept where this required understanding of procedures and limitations appropriate to use of a programming language. Experience interviewing subject-matter personnel to get facts regarding work processes, and synthesizing the resulting data into charts showing information flow.
Applicant must have 12 months experience equivalent to the next lower grade in order to be considered for this position.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience For the GS-5 level, a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree may be substituted for the experience requirements. At the GS-7 level, one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. At the GS-9 level, a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted. At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
Undergraduate or Graduate Education: 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.
Quality of Experience Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.
Military Requirements/Compatibility Military skill set is determined by MOS requirements. Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the MOS.
*Other Requirements For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
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Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
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Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
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Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJOBS.
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