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Army National Guard Units COMPUTER ASSISTANT (AVN INFO SPEC) in Grand Island, Nebraska

Summary This National Guard position is for a COMPUTER ASSISTANT (AVN INFO SPEC), PD# D1074000 and part of AASF #2, NEARNG. View Full PD#: Responsibilities As a COMPUTER ASSISTANT (AVN INFO SPEC), GS-0335-5/6/7/9, duties include: -Creates local modifications to the STAMIS system. Modifications within and among systems are created to provide for the communication of data between testing platforms and the STAMIS system. Results are used to ensure the timely and accurate exchange of maintenance, supply and operational data between individual aircraft laptop computers and the Local Area Network (LAN). Works with multiple operating systems with guidelines that are not always specific or may not exist. Monitors the transfer of data between aircraft laptops and LAN computers to ensure data integrity is maintained. Monitors data back-up systems. -Ensures data and data files are accurately entered into a system through the Local Area Network (LAN). Monitors database files from outside sources (e.g., inspection master files, component master files and reportable item files) to ensure data integrity and applicability. Restores deleted data files as necessary. Utilizes Standing Operating Procedures (SOP's) in the event of ULLS-A failure. -Troubleshoots common or recurring problems experienced by laptop users. Creates database inquiries to access local information stored in the ACN. Assists AASF users in preparing locally designed reports. Creates, edits and saves database queries. Prioritizes work and necessary repair actions to ensure operating systems function correctly. -Ensures reports accurately reflect individual aircraft status. Oversees AMSS processes for daily recording and reporting of aircraft/subsystem readiness and end-of-period reports. Maintains and updates unit parameters and aircraft/weapon systems authorization files to ensure calculated readiness rates are available. -Serves as the Terminal Area Security Officer (TASO) with security oversight over AASF ULLS-A system components. Manages ULLS-A network security protection mechanisms. Assigns, secures, stores, and maintains user IDs, passwords and controls individual and group access to the ACN system. Provides advice and recommendations for using and safeguarding ULLS-A data and resources against unauthorized disclosure, modification, access, use, destruction or denial of service. Trains or works with personnel on ULLS-A changes and procedures. Prepares presentations, utilizing computer programs, as required. -Performs other duties as assigned. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & NOTES: 1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position. 2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position. 3. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission. 4. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required. 5. The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is a Title 32 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. FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE NEBRASKA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL RECRUITING OFFICE AT 402-309-7458. OPEN AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: AREA 1, 2 and 3 DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION: AREA 1: Current permanent and indefinite technicians of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard; and current Title 5 employees of the Nebraska Military Department who are military members of the Nebraska National Guard. AREA 2: All Drill Status/M-Day members and temporary technicians of the Nebraska Air or Army National Guard. AREA 3: Current military service members who are willing and eligible to become members of the Nebraska Air or Army National Guard. AREA 4: All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the Nebraska National Air or Army National Guard prior to the effective date of hire. IN ACCORDANCE WITH DODI 8570.1, APPLICANT MUST BE CERTIFIED AT THE LEVEL OF IAT II WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT. VISIT TO REFERENCE IA LEVEL INFORMATION. MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Nebraska Army National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. Military Grades: Maximum: O3/CW4/E7; Minimum: O1/W1/E3; Military Grade inversion within the full time work forces is not permitted. The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised. Compatibility will be followed in accordance with 32 USC 709(b) and 10 USC 10216 Compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position. Selectee has 24 months to become qualified in a compatible military assignment. Security Clearance/Background Check requirements: In order to comply with US DOD requirements and ensure the safety and security of the missions, programs, property and personnel of the Nebraska Military Department, employees must obtain the appropriate background investigation and maintain the level of security clearance assigned to their respective work. Failure to obtain, within one year of appointment, and maintain the designated type of security clearance/background check required for the respective work may result in a job offer being rescinded, separations of employment, or other actions as may be deemed in the best interest of the agency. Prior to appointment individuals must meet the security clearance requirements for the position or submit the required documents of the Nebraska National Guard, Personnel Security Manager for processing the appropriate investigation. Required forms: SF86, PSIP Initiation Form, Fingerprints, OF306 and Application/Resume. Nebraska National Guard Personnel Security Manager -; 402-309-8319 GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, training, or education which demonstrates the applicants ability to follow directions, procedures, or systematic work methods which gives evidence of the candidates ability to perform this work. Experience using computer and automation systems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-05: Must have at least 6 months experience receiving, maintaining and issuing data storage media for computer operations. Experience in identifying errors caused by system malfunction. Experience identifying standardized data processing rules, operations and procedures enabling employees to resolve common or recurring problems. GS-06: Must have at least 9 months experience receiving, maintaining and issuing data storage media for computer operations. Experience in scheduling the use of computer time for program processing. Experience collecting and sequentially staging input media with associated program instructions for processing. Experience in at least one programming language. GS-07: Must have at least 12 months experience working with computer languages, codes or abbreviations; performing production control functions; coordinating work load priorities and scheduling multi requirements; and identifying and tracing processing failures. Experience performing specialized projects and assignments using knowledge of fundamental data processing methods, practices and techniques in work involving development, test, implementation and modification of computer programs and operating procedures. GS-09: Must have at least 24 months experience maintaining continuity of production control; coordinating work load priorities and scheduling multiple requirements. Experience applying optional methods to new or developmental requirements and provide for program dependencies and priorities. Experience identifying computer requirements or techniques associated with the development and design of data processing systems. Experience in planning and programming requirements related to computer systems or applications. Education Completion of 2 academic years of education in an accredited college or university will satisfy the requirements for GS-4 positions. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience for GS-5 positions. Additional 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 ( 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.