About the Agency

This National Guard position is for an INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (CUSTSPT), Position Description Number D1557000 in FAC 38A100 and is part of the MO 239th Combat Communications Squadron.

All qualified Missouri traditional guard members and those eligible for enlistment, appointment or transfer into the Missouri Air National Guard.

This position is a
Temporary vacancy NTE One Year
in the Excepted Service. Employment can be terminated at any time.
This position can be filled up to four years as long as funds are available to support it.
In the event a permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) employee is selected, and is willing to accept the temporary appointment, that employee will relinquish permanent status. Under a temporary appointment, the employment is subject to termination at any time. This is a bargaining unit position.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. 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 in the military grade listed in this announcement.

Monitors, maintains, and recommends optimum voice and data network systems configuration and architecture, to include administering and programming the system’s messaging, broadcasting, automated attendants, load capacity, call restrictions, and classes of services. Performs all software upgrades and troubleshooting of the operating system and switch hardware using appropriate software solutions or diagnostic equipment. Applies diagnostic and network management equipment to test, configure, evaluate, and optimize all circuits and services. Develops detailed lists of equipment and capabilities to satisfy current requirements for the entire switched system or segments of the complete switched system. Designs, develops and conducts technical and operational tests and evaluations of a wide range of communications equipment and systems. Designs specific kinds of communications networks, according to operating requirements, planned traffic and the location of stations and users. Conducts site surveys for information systems equipment, verifying adequacy of network cable, power, and general condition. Assembles cables and connectors for military and/or commercial interface. Installs, configures and programs networking equipment to include routers, network encryption devices, switches, channel switch units (CSU), digital switch units (DSU) and multiplexers using military and commercial protocols such as integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Routing Interchange Protocol (RIP), and Point to Point Protocol (PPP). Programs and uses remote management tools to administer and operate active networks. Evaluates and recommends commercial of-the-shelf software (COTS) solutions for all telecommunications requirements. Coordinates with outside agencies and customers to provide required services and technical solutions Develops and manages problem and trend analysis data of communications equipment and systems. Prepares, maintains and submits applicable maintenance records and reports. Administers the Maintenance Standardization and Evaluation Program (MSEP) within the work center. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Status

Promotion Potential

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply
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Job Requirements
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

  • National Guard Membership is required.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Individuals on incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment,
  • contact the State Incentive Manager for more information.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

GS-11 Specialized Experience:
Must possess 36 months of specialized experience that demonstrates thorough knowledge of a wide range of technical methods in the detailed performance characteristics of specific information technology and telecommunications equipment, systems, services and transmission media. Experience must demonstrates an in-depth understanding of basic electronics theory and operating principles, the applications of existing and planned technology to communications requirements, equipment interoperability and compatibility, and the methods and techniques for acquiring equipment, systems and services to accomplish information transfer. Experience must demonstrate thorough knowledge of customer support principles and methods to participate in the planning and delivery of customer support services to the organization; to install, configure, upgrade and troubleshoot any hardware and software components; to present formal and information training and assistance to customers; and to report, respond to, and resolve customer requests.
Must currently possess or are able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

General Experience:
Must possess experience that provided you basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enable you to understand the stages required to automate a work process; experience 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.

DOD Information Awareness Certification Requirements:

The employee must obtain and maintain at a minimum a Secret security clearance.

Incumbent must possess or be able to obtain and maintain certifications per DoD Directive 8570.1-M, AR 25-2, and as detailed in the Information Assurance (IA) Training and Certification Best Business Practice (BBP). Failure to satisfactorily

obtain and maintain required certifications in accordance with the listed publications are grounds for termination.

Selectee is required to satisfactorily complete the appropriate training and obtain the required certification/recertification for this position as outlined in DoD Publication 8570.01-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program,

dated 19 December 2005 (incorporating Change 1 dated 15 May 2008).

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience at the GS-11 grade level:
Must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent, or three years of progressively higher level graduate education in computer science, engineering, information science, or information systems management leading to such a degree.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.


Since the position is temporary in nature, the compatibility requirements will be waived for a period of time not to exceed one year. Selecting official must verify that selected individual is currently assigned to a military unit in the Missouri National Guard and that the selection does not create grade inversion.

Maximum Military Grade –
TSgt (E-6)

Minimum Military Grade –
A1C (E-3)

Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor (grade inversion).

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances are not authorized for this position. Required Security Clearance is Noncritical Sensitive.

Failure to complete management prescribed courses for full-time support personnel within the first year of employment or assignment, may be cause for reassignment or termination.

Security Clearance
Top Secret

Additional Information
Additional Information
What To Expect Next
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.


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Other Information
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (

Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in a reserve component is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated and may or may not be subject to recoupment. Questions pertaining to recoupment may be directed to the State Incentives Manager at Whiteman AFB at (660) 687-7394 and State Incentives Manager in St. Joseph at (816) 236-3339.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an
Alternate Application

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