Air National Guard Units (Title 32) IT SPECIALIST (SYSADMIN) in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

This National Guard position is for a GS-09/11 IT SPECIALIST (SYSADMIN), Position Description Number D1618P01 in FAC 260000 and is part of the MO 157th Air Operations Group.

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!

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

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:This is an Indefinite Excepted Service position. Employment can be terminated with a 30 day notice. Management has the right to convert this position to permanent status without re-advertising. In the event a permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) employee is selected, and is willing to accept the indefinite appointment, that employee will relinquish permanent status. Under an indefinite appointment, the employment is subject to a 30 day termination notice. This is a non-bargaining unit position.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: 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.


Develops, modifies, and tests overall system backup and recovery strategies for assigned systems. Serves as a system administrator responsible for coordinating, implementing, patching, modifying, and troubleshooting various servers' operating systems hosting enterprise level services. Work pertains to the administration of all systems, including a myriad of associated hardware platforms, software applications and numerous interfaces included in the Local Area Network. (LAN) Wide Area Network (WAN), Storage Area Network (SAN) and virtual machine infrastructure. Serves as a technical focal point for the installation, configuration and administration of hardware and software for virtual desktop infrastructure. Determines equipment and communications requirements and interfaces with other systems. Evaluates machine usage and develops plans for the necessary acquisition to support future automation (hardware and software) requirements. Analyzes, evaluates, and recommends hardware/software changes to various computer systems. Considers factors such as compatibility with standard systems, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment. Installs, configures and tests products and equipment being reviewed. Develops guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), bulletins and flyers regarding the operation/use of assigned C4 systems, services, and activities. Analyzes policies, regulations, and system provisions governing standard operating systems and provides assistance and advisory services to users. Troubleshoots problems and implements changes on multiple computer platforms. Diagnoses system failures to isolate source of problems between equipment, system software, and application programs. Performs other duties as assigned. Develop and implement a 5 year budget/life cycle plan for all server based infrastructure.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

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

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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 variety of operating systems on desktops and servers; system administration of various server platforms and virtual machine infrastructure to include Storage Area Network (SAN); project management techniques and tools sufficient to provide technical guidance on the implementation of emerging technologies; and principles and methods used in planning and managing the implementation, update and integration of information system components. The specialized experience must indicate your ability to troubleshoot problems and implement changes on multi-faceted and interdependent computer platforms; modify application code and devise software patches or workarounds; document problems and advise the responsible party on support issues; apply systems design techniques, program language and hardware capabilities to analyze requests for new and modified applications; apply storage management practices, assignment of resources and file management techniques; and use performance tuning tools and techniques that are used to optimize systems functionality in order to meet installation systems requirements.

GS-09 Specialized Experience: Must possess 24 months specialized computer experience in troubleshooting server hardware/software; implementing systems back-ups and restoring down servers; optimizing system configurations; and implementing and monitoring system security features. The specialized experience must demonstrate knowledge of how the hardware, software and network infrastructure relates to the serviced systems along with an understanding of how they integrate together sufficient to analyze problems reported and to distinguish among hardware, software, network and user-related problems.

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.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience at the GS-09 grade level:Must possess a masters or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education 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.


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 employing state's 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 at 1-800-864-6264 prior to applying for this position. Selected candidate will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to effective date of placement.

Maximum Military Grade -TSgt (E-6)

Minimum Military Grade -A1C (E-3)

Enlisted -AFSC 3D0X1

Supervisor must verify that selected individual occupies a compatible military position. Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor (grade inversion).

IMPORTANT NOTES: 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.

This position will be filled at the GS-09 trainee grade or the target grade of GS-11. An applicant who is selected at the trainee grade will have potential for promotion to the target grade of GS-11 without further competition. Promotion to full operating/journeyman level will be made after qualifications and eligibility requirements have been met and the incumbent is performing at the higher level in a satisfactory manner.

Security Clearance


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.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-08-01

Salary: $61,748 to $80,270 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 9 - 11

Series: 2210 Information Technology Management

Appointment type: Excepted Service Indefinite

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: MO-10028358-AF-17-047

Control number: 474565500