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NATIONAL GUARD POSITION DESCRIPTION
 

PD#: NGD1554000

Sequence#: VARIES

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SUPV ITSPEC (NETWORK)

GS-2210-12

Organization Title:

Release Information:

POSITION LOCATION:

Servicing CPAC: NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU

Agency: VARIES

Installation: VARIES

Army Command: VARIES

Region: NATIONAL GUARD

Command Code: VARIES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS USED IN CLASSIFYING/GRADING POSITION:

Citation 1: OPM JFS FOR ADMIN WORK IN INFOR TECH GRP, GS-2200, OCT 2018

Citation 2: JFS ADMIN WORK IN INFOR TEC GRP, GS-2210, DTD OCT 2018

Citation 3: OPM GENERAL SCHEDULE HRCD-5 JUNE 1998, APRIL 98

Supervisory Certification: I certify that this is an accurate statement of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and its organizational relationships, and that the position is necessary to carry out Government functions for which I am responsible. This certification is made with the knowledge that this information is to be used for statutory purposes relating to appointment and payment of public funds, and that false or misleading statements may constitute violations of such statutes or their implementing regulations.

 

Supervisor Name:  

Reviewed Date:

Classification Review: This position has been classified/graded as required by Title 5, U.S. Code in conformance with standard published by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or if no published standards apply directly, consistently with the most applicable published standards.

 

Reviewed By: ANDY J. LIEPNIEKS, NG-J1-TNC

Reviewed Date: 07/31/2002

POSITION INFORMATION:

Cyber Workforce:

  • Primary Work Role: VARIES
  • Additional Work Role 1: VARIES
  • Additional Work Role 2: VARIES

Component Designation:

FLSA: EXEMPT

FLSA Worksheet: EXEMPT

FLSA Appeal: NO

Bus Code: VARIES

DCIPS PD: NO

  • Mission Category: VARIES
  • Work Category: VARIES
  • Work Level: VARIES

Acquisition Position: NO

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Functional Code:  

Interdisciplinary: NO

Supervisor Status: VARIES

PD Status: VERIFIED

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Drug Test Required: VARIES  

Financial Mgmt Cert:

Position Designation: VARIES

Position Clearance: VARIES

Position Sensitivity: VARIES

Sec. Clearance Level: VARIES

Sec. Access (Child Care Bkgd Check): VARIES

Emergency Essential:   

Requires Access to Firearms: VARIES

Personnel Reliability Position: VARIES

Information Assurance: VARIES

Influenza Vaccination:  

Financial Disclosure: VARIES

Financial Disclosure: NO  

Enterprise Position: VARIES

POSITION ASSIGNMENT:

Competitive Area: VARIES

Competitive Level: VARIES

Career Program: VARIES

Career Ladder PD: NO

Target Grade/FPL:  

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POSITION DUTIES:

PD released as part of CRA 03-1003 - ANG Combat Communications Squadrons

a. INTRODUCTION:

This position is located in the Network Systems Flight of an ANG Combat Communications Squadron. The purpose of this position is to supervise, direct and manage employees designing, engineering, analyzing, installing, maintaining and operating automated communication systems which include transmission systems and networks for voice and data, in both tactical and fixed base environments.

This position requires military membership. It is designated For National Guard Enlisted Incumbency Only. The incumbent provides technical supervision, guidance and leadership to subordinates. Incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish information technology and communications functions and provide for customer support for ongoing programs essential to squadron operations, training, and mission readiness.

b. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-- Directs the installation, engineering, testing, evaluation, modification, maintenance, and reporting of the full range of Communications-Electronics (C-E) equipment and systems assigned. Provides highly complex technical solutions that support unique command and control communications systems requirements. Monitors quality control practices. Evaluates scheduling, rescheduling or reassignment of work. Ensures standard C-E maintenance and repair methods are followed to meet complex specifications. Tracks time and work completion that is critical for safety reasons, workload, and manpower requirements. Incumbent analyzes current and past maintenance effectiveness. Takes, directs, or recommends remedial actions to correct problems or deficiencies and to preclude recurrence. Advises the Commander of significant issues and matters affecting the production, control, and effectiveness of the unit's C-E systems function.

-- Plans, develops, and implements local maintenance policies, procedures, and goals for effective administration, direction, management, and operation of the flight. Monitors current information on system and equipment status, repair actions, modifications, and related matters. Analyzes the flights maintenance capabilities, evaluates maintenance effectiveness, and reports the flight’s mission capability. Initiates action to maintain a maximum degree of efficiency and reliability. Develops new procedures to solve unprecedented technical problems.

-- Ensures the proper use, management, and training of all personnel, consisting of multiple technical disciplines within the flight. The Network Systems flight has 5 subordinate positions. Each branch requires specific technical knowledge and skills in addition to technical knowledge and skills that are common between branches. All subordinate positions are at the GS-11 grade level. Ensures that efficient position management is practiced and that position descriptions of subordinates are accurate. Realigns duties within the flight to ensure efficient use of assigned manpower to accomplish unit's mission.

-- Interviews and recommends selection of new employees. Provides training and orientation. Ensures new employees are briefed in their duties and responsibilities. Establishes work performance standards and discusses and assigns annual performance evaluations. Initiates disciplinary actions, promotion actions and step increases. Recommends awards and approves leave. Manages overall personnel program within the section.

-- Provides technical assistance to organizations/units in establishing digital communications requirements. Provides technical input in the form of complete annexes to base, mobility and wartime tasking plans. Input covers the broad range of digital communications support necessary for mission accomplishment, i.e., voice, data, Radio Frequency (RF) and special communications requirements.

-- Prepares and submits budget estimates and revisions for the procurement, installation, and maintenance of equipment and supply items. Identifies resource shortages or projected shortages to the commander and the National Guard Bureau.

-- Ensures formulation of comprehensive training plans for each function and specialty within the flight. Ensures drill status guardsmen (DSG) are properly trained and able to perform the telecommunications activities.

-- Exercises continuing responsibility for safety conditions, procedures, and work practices employed within the maintenance community. Provides work force guidance on safety matters and ensures safe work practices are utilized. Ensures periodic inspections of work centers are performed and immediate action is taken to correct unsafe conditions.

-- Performs other duties as assigned.

Factor 1. Program Scope and Effect FL 1-2 350 points

Directs an organization of technical and administrative specialists. The information technology and telecommunications programs and work directed typically cover an Air National Guard Combat Communications Squadron, co-located on an ANG flying base or separately as a geographically separated unit (GSU). Assesses and ensures compliance, supportability and planning for a wide variety of programs and operations that may include but is not limited to multimedia, quality control, software test analysis, communications security, help desks, network control center, and computer systems operations. Efforts are complex and involve technical work in development and assessment of information technology and telecommunication systems. Has significant impact on the mission and capability to provide essential support to the deployed warfighter.

Factor 2. Organizational Setting FL 2-1 100 Points

This position is directly accountable to the Squadron Commander, two levels below general officer level or SES equivalent.

Factor 3. Supervisory and Managerial Authority Exercised FL 3-2 450 Points

Exercises technical supervisory responsibility and authority including approving technical accuracy and adequacy of the work of the organization, granting leave, appraising performance, establishing performance standards, recommending promotions, and selections for subordinate positions. Gives advice, counsel and instructions to subordinate employees on both general policy and administrative matters. Consults with subordinates and training specialists on training needs. Recommends strategies for the hiring, training, and professional development of flight IT personnel. Hears and resolves grievances and serious employee complaints. Reviews serious disciplinary cases and disciplinary problems involving subordinate employees and determines required action. Supports equal employment opportunity and labor-management relations programs. Ensures that efficient position management is practiced and that position descriptions of subordinates are accurate.

Factor 4. Personal Contacts
Subfactor 4A - Nature of Contacts FL 4A-2 50 points

Frequent contacts are with military and civilian managers within various Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine, and Air National Guard organizations as well as vendors within the business community. Contacts will include planned and unplanned meetings and conferences.

Subfactor 4B - Purpose of Contacts FL 4B-2 75 Points

The purpose of contacts is to ensure that information provided to outside parties is accurate and consistent; to plan and coordinate the work directed with that of others outside the subordinate organization; and/or to resolve differences of opinion among managers, supervisors, employees, contractors or others.

Factor 5. Difficulty of Typical Work Directed FL 5-6 800 points

The full performance level of non-supervisory work directed is at the GS-11 level.

Factor 6. Other Conditions FL 6-4a 1120 points

The work of the incumbent’s position most matches level 6-4a, which involves managing substantial workloads comparable to the GS-11 level.

c. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:

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.


Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination = (EXEMPT)

 

1. Availability Pay Exemption - (e.g., Criminal Investigators, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots who are also Law Enforcement Officers).

 

2. Foreign Exemption - (Note: Puerto Rico and certain other locations do not qualify for this exemption – See 5 CFR 551.104 for a list of Nonexempt areas.)

 

3. Executive Exemption:

    

a. Exercises appropriate management responsibility (primary duty) over a recognized organizational unit with a continuing function, AND

    

b. Customarily and regularly directs 2 or more employees, AND

    

c. Has the authority to make or recommend hiring, firing, or other status-change decisions, when such recommendations have particular weight.

 

4. Professional Exemption:

    

a. Professional work (primary duty)

    

b. Learned Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.208 ) (Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists, Teachers, Attorneys, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Engineers, Architects, and Accountants at the independent level as just some of the typical examples of exempt professionals). Or

    

c. Creative Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.209 ) (The primary duty requires invention and originality in a recognized artistic field (music, writing, etc.) and does not typically include newspapers or other media or work subject to control by the organization are just some examples of Creative Professionals). Or

    

d. Computer Employee, (See 5 CFR, 551.210 ) ( must meet salary test and perform such duties as system analysis, program/system design, or program/system testing, documentation, and modification). Computer manufacture or repair is excluded (non-exempt work).

 

5. Administrative Exemption:

    

a. Primary duty consistent with 5 CFR 551 (e.g.; non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or its customers), AND job duties require exercise of discretion & independent judgment.

  FLSA Conclusion:
  Exempt
  Non Exempt


FLSA Comments/Explanations:

Executive Exemption


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.

6. Must be able to attain and maintain Information Assurance Workforce certification IAW DoD Policy (currently DoD Directive 8570-01).



POSITION EVALUATION:

A. Title, Series and Grade: Supervisory Information Technology Specialist SUPV IT Specialist (NETWORK SERVICES), GS-2210-12.

B. References:

USOPM General Schedule Supervisory Guide, June 1998.
OPM Job Family PCS for Administrative Work in the Information Technology Group, GS-2200, Information Technology Management, GS-2210, May 2001.

C. Background: This is a description of the supervisory position in the Network Systems flight. The classification of the job is impacted with the recognition of subordinate journey level duties classified in the GS-2210 Information Technology Series. Subordinate work was previously classified as Wage Grade.

D. Series, Title, and Grade Determination:

1. Series: The primary purpose of this position is to provide administrative control and technical supervision over personnel responsible for network and telecommunications services functions in the section. The subordinate work involves analytical and evaluative duties associated with computer networks with primary knowledge requirements of the transmission of information in voice, data, and/or video formats, information processing methodology, computer capabilities, processing techniques and information security techniques. This work matches that found in the Information Technology Specialist Series, GS-2210, which covers work that manages, supervises, leads, administers, develops, delivers, and supports information technology (IT) systems and services. This series covers those positions for which the paramount requirement is knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods; e.g., data storage, software applications, networking.

2. Title: Supervisory Information Technology Specialist is the appropriate title for supervisory positions in the GS-2210 occupational series. DoD titling instructions direct the use of SUPV IT Specialist for supervisory positions in the GS-2210 occupational series. DoD also requires the addition of an appropriate parenthetical title. The correct title for this position is SUPV IT Specialist (NETWORK SERVICES).

3. Grade: The GSSG covers supervisory and managerial positions and is used to determine the grade of this position. As shown in the attached Evaluation Summary, the grade is GS-12.

E. Conclusion: Supervisory Information Technology Specialist SUPV IT Specialist (NETWORK SERVICES), GS-2210-12.

CLASSIFIER: A. Liepnieks, NGB-HR-CA Date: 31 Jul 02


GENERAL SCHEDULE SUPERVISOR
POSITION EVALUATION STATEMENT

FACTOR LEVEL POINTS REMARKS

1. PROGRAM SCOPE AND EFFECT 1-2 350

This factor does not reach Factor Level 1-3. The position is responsible for providing complex technical services to an organization, but it does not directly affect a large complex multi-mission military installation.

2. ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING 2-1 100

The reporting official is two levels below SES.

3. SUPVY & MANAGERIAL AUTHORITY 3-2c 450

The first level supervisory position meets all ten of the authorities and responsibilities of this factor level.

4. CONTACTS

A. NATURE 4A-2 50

Contacts are essentially within the organization supervised, but also includes other individuals within the Squadron, as well as with counter parts at Group and NGB levels. Contacts to coordinate services provided to the user are also made. This matches Level 4A-2. While aspects of 4A-3 may be met, they are infrequent, and would normally be as part of a team, which this position would not normally lead.

B. PURPOSE 4B-2 75

The purpose of contacts is ensure the accurate and complete exchange of essential information, to ensure the work of subordinates is accomplished, and to ensure the requirements of the using customer are fulfilled. This level of purpose meets Level 4B-2 Again, infrequent purposes relating to 4B-3 might occur, but would have proceeded to a point where this position would not lead the discussion effort.

5. DIFFICULTY (BASE WORK) 5-6 800

The Base Level of work in the Network Systems Flight is GS-11.

6. OTHER CONDITIONS 6-4a 1120

The job has substantial coordination of technical work performed at the GS-11 level, which has significant impact on the unit’s military mission. This matches level 6-4a. Level 6-5 is not met, either by the increased base level (GS-12), or by size of the organization as indicated by the existence of subordinate layer(s) of supervision.

Adjustment Provision No

TOTAL POINTS ASSIGNED: 2945 GRADE: 12

FINAL CLASSIFICATION: Supervisory Information Technology Specialist SUPV IT Specialist (NETWORK SERVICES), GS-2210-12.

CLASSIFIER: A. J. Liepnieks, NGB-HR-CA Date: 31 Jul 02