<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />DON Recent Graduates Program<br /><br />You will serve as a IT Specialist (SYSADMIN) in the Communications and Information System Division of COMMANDER US FLEET FORCES COMMAND.<br /><br />The Pathways appointment has promotion potential to the GS-12. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Performs duties associated with testing, implementation, administration, maintenance and life cycle support of Maritime Operations Center (MOC).</li> <li>Plans and manage upgrades to hardware and operating system software.</li> <li>Provides Command and Control Personal Computer (C2PC) tactical support to other commands.</li> <li>Maintains availability of all MOC/tactical systems and support systems.</li> <li>Maintains configuration control of all MOC systems.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a US Citizen.</li> <li>Must be determined suitable for federal employment.</li> <li>Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.</li> <li>New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.</li> <li>Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.</li> <li>You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.</li> <li>This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:<br /><br />- Maintains Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all MOC systems to facilitate minimum network outages and problem resolution.<br /> – Participates in the investigation and corrective actions taken to resolve operational problems such as: excessive failures, delays, system performance and/or high operating costs.<br /> – Monitors system performance and applies the appropriate technical expertise to resolve problems.<br /> – Provides technical advice to upper management for MOC systems and support systems to include system capabilities and problem resolution.<br /> – Maintains all system documentation and ensures appropriate engineering artifacts are provided for Network and system certifications.<br /> OR<br /> <strong>SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION GS-09:</strong> Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.<br /><br />Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/ .<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: <br /><br />Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position: master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate 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.(<strong>TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE PROVIDED</strong>)<br /><br />If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.<br /><br />Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.<br /><br />PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION:<br /> This vacancy is for a two year program.<br /> Recent Graduates may be non-competitively converted to a permanent position in the competitive service (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program.<br /><br />To be eligible for conversion, Recent Graduates must:<br /> Successfully completed at least 1 year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the program.<br /> Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Grad will be converted.<br /> Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted<br /> Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and<br /> Perform their job successfully<br /><br />The Pathways appointment has promotion potential to the GS-12. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.<br /><br />If converted to the competitive service, the competitive service appointment has promotion potential to the GS-12. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.<br /><br />When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:<br /><br /><ul><li>Accountability</li><li>Attention to Detail</li><li>Customer Service</li><li>Flexibility</li><li>Integrity/Honesty</li><li>Interpersonal Skills</li><li>Learning</li><li>Self-Management</li><li>Stress Tolerance</li><li>Teamwork</li></ul><br /><br />You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.<br /><br />If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:<br /> <strong>Best Qualified</strong> – Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.<br /> <strong>Well Qualified</strong> -Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.<br /> <strong>Qualified</strong> – Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.<br /><br />If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br />If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.<br /><br />Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.<br /><br />All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:<br /> Applicants must be a U.S. citizen apply for a Recent Graduate position within two years of completing a qualifying educational program (i.e., within the previous two years, the recent graduate must have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution). An application will be considered only if it is received no later than two years from the date all requirements for a qualifying degree or certificate were met. Applicants who apply to Recent Graduate JOAs within the two year limit may be considered even if the appointment does not occur until after the two year time limit.<br /><br />The two year period of eligibility will be extended for veterans who are precluded from applying due to a military service obligation. In such cases, veterans' two year period to apply for Recent Graduate positions will begin from the date of discharge or release from active duty. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Credentialing <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>You are required to provide documentation that supports the eligibility and qualification claims made in your resume and assessment questionnaire</strong>. You must submit the supporting documents (including the applicable documents listed below and those listed with the eligibilities you select in the announcement questionnaire) with your application package by the closing date of this announcement. Eligibility and qualifications will be determined prior to referral to the hiring manager. Applicants who do not provide supporting documentation that fully support their claims, will not be referred.<br /><br /><strong>A complete resume is required</strong>. Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level i.e. GS-0201-09. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed.<br /><br /><strong>Pathways Eligibility documentation:</strong> You must provide documentation that you are eligible for the pathways program. If applying for an internship, you must provide documentation that shows you are accepted for enrollment by the educational institution. You may provide unofficial transcripts or the acceptance letter for new students. If you are applying to the recent graduate program, you must provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts or equivalent document from your school that lists courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned or a copy of your degree.<br /><br /><strong>Does this position require a license, certificate or credentials?</strong> Check the <strong>Conditions of Employment</strong> section above. If a license or a certification is required for the position, you must submit a copy of your license or certificate in your application package.<br /><br /><strong>Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for this position?</strong> Check the <strong>Education</strong> section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees must be supported by unofficial transcripts or equivalent document from your school that lists courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified. Read the <strong>Education</strong> section above for a description of what is needed.<br /><br />If you selected, we will request official/sealed transcripts directly from the school(s). All education and degrees claimed by you in your application package will be verified before you can report for work.<br /><br /><strong>Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference</strong> or<strong> claiming or</strong> <strong>sole survivorship preference?</strong> You must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (preferably member 4 copy, but any copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). If you have more than one DD Form 214 for multiple periods of active duty service, you should submit a copy for each period of service.). If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor <br /><br /><strong>Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans' preference?</strong><br /> If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty as described above for 5-point preference.<br /><br />You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of your disability as described on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To see a copy of SF-15, go to: http: www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. <br /><br /><strong>Are you an active duty service member?</strong> Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).<br /><br />Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.