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A new IT SPECIALIST (ENTARCH) employment is available in Suffolk, VA. Highly motivated candidates with excellent communication skills are encouraged to apply. New opportunities are offered by US Department of Defense.
Job: IT SPECIALIST (ENTARCH)
Company: US Department of Defense
Location: Suffolk, VA
This position is part of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The incumbent serves as an IT Specialist (ENTARCH) for JS J6, DD C5I AID, Mission Architectures Branch responsible for managing mission thread architecture and mission based analysis activities including development of plan of action and milestone documents, data collection, architecture products and analysis.
Mission Statement: The J-6 (C4 & Cyber) represents the Joint Warfighter in support of the command, control, communications, and computers/cyber (C4) requirements validation and capability development processes while ensuring joint interoperability. To further this effort, the J-6 promulgates guidance and provides functional expertise to the Chairman in order to shape the joint information environment. Additionally, as the Joint Staff Chief Information Officer (CIO), the J-6 provides business class Information Technology (IT) services and support to the Chairman and the entire Joint Staff.
As a IT SPECIALIST (ENTARCH) at the GS-2210-13 some of your typical work assignments may include:
Plans and executes actions for the development, technical documentation, analysis and maintenance of DoD mission thread architectures and related data to include processes, information, data, standards and measures.
Participates in analysis efforts that apply enterprise architecture design principles to development of mission threads describing the mission activities, systems and participants enabling the analysis of DoD-wide missions and related platforms, systems, and services with appropriate attention to mission partner interoperability.
Performs mission-based architecture development and analyses that support identification of Joint doctrine, organization, training, leadership awareness/education, personnel, facilities and policy recommendations for Command and Control (C2), Communications, Computers (C4) and Cyber (C5) interoperability and integration issues and shortfalls.
Supports development of mission-based analysis projects to include development of a project plan, data collection, friendly and adversary architecture development, capability mapping and tabletop analysis.
Identifies the critical relationships and interdependencies of operational processes, tasks, and supporting system functions.
Coordinates work of matrixed personnel assigned to interdisciplinary teams on multiple major projects to ensure that objectives are met and a high degree of effectiveness is maintained.
Functions as a team lead, makes assignments, sets priorities, monitors progress, and reports on progress in meeting established milestones and deadlines.
Responsible for articulating and communicating to the supervisor and project managers the status of project(s) to include objectives, technical requirements, potential problems and issues, schedules, and milestones to accomplish overall project execution.
Monitors, evaluates, and reports on resource needs, work progress, impact to budgets and schedules, and quality of team products to ensure that the supervisor’s instructions, priorities, methods, and standards have been met.
Oversees creation and maintenance of mission thread architecture processes, data schema and integrated data sets.
Guides the development and implementation of mission thread developer and user guides for Joint and Coalition mission threads and the related mission based analyses.
Represents the Joint Staff J6 on contacts with external activities including DoD components, other Federal Agencies, State and local governments, and private industry presenting views of the Joint Staff J6 on mission based analysis and mission thread planning, development and reporting matters.
Occasional travel – May be expected to travel in military and commercial aircraft, vessels, and/or vehicles
Job family (Series)
2210 Information Technology Management
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Not Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is Not telework eligible
Employee must obtain/maintain a Critical Sensitive (Top Secret) security clearance
Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
1. Serves as team lead/technical authority in the development of Enterprise, Mission and Solution Architectures (EA/MA/SA) products utilizing the policies, concepts, principles, and requirements.
2. Analyzes a diverse range of critical and complex problems for Warfighting Mission Area (WMA) operational and system architectures, strategic and operational planning of worldwide missions and functions.
3. Provides guidance on Dept. of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework architecture tools, products, data, concepts and applications.
4. Applies Command and Control, Computer Communications/Cyber Integration governance and management structures, operational planning and execution functions from strategic to tactical levels for interactions with a wide range North American Treaty Organization (NATO), allied, coalition, multi-national, and/or interagency mission partners.
In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 2210 series.
Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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.
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.
Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities – Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: 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.
Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
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Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Data and Content Management (ENTARCH)
IT Enterprise Architecture (ENTARCH)
Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, save the document and attach it to your application package.
Background checks and security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.,” HRS per week and month/year” or “HRS per week and month/year to present”).
For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Veteran’s Documents
If applying using veteran’s preference or under a Veteran’s hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation-06-2019.pdf?ver=2019-07-22-131229-740
If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor’s permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member’s active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans’ Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)
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