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GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience that provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled the applicant to understand the stages required to automate a work process; Experience may have been gained 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. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09 (or equivalent in other pay systems)(all experience must be reflected in resume); Experience that demonstrated accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques? For example, assignments would show, on the basis of general design criteria provided, experience in developing modifications to parts of a system that required significant revisions in the logic or techniques used in the original development. Accomplishments; Analysis of the interrelationships of pertinent components of the system; Planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and Personal responsibility for at least a segment of the overall project. Knowledge of the customary approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization; Planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls; and Adaptation of guidelines or precedents to the needs of the assignment. –Knowledge of a wide range of IT principles, concepts, methods, advancements, policies, design,
development, testing and applications, both hardware and software sufficient to assess the organization’s IT
–Knowledge of the organization’s policy and planning formulation process along with its missions, goals, and
objectives to prepare IT polices and plans.
–Knowledge of organizational acquisition requirements, budgetary techniques, and financial status sufficient
to identify needs and recommend adjustment of IT funding priorities.
–Knowledge of management requirements sufficient to render recommendations on development of new
software versus purchase of off-the-shelf programs.
–Knowledge of systems architecture, integration techniques, and testing methods sufficient to conduct
–Ability to develop IT policies and plans and to assess impact of changed policy on the organization’s current
IT plans and programs.
–Ability to perform feasibility studies, perform cost analysis review, develop investment plans, and
recommend a best course of action along with suitable alternatives.
–Ability to review and consult on IT and communications related contracts and to serve as a technical
representative on IT and communications systems and service contracts.
–Ability to stay well informed on rapidly changing technology, to evaluate its possible impact on organization
missions, and to develop plans to satisfy requirements.
–Knowledge of a wide range of communications concepts, principles, and practices. Work encompasses
complex and uncommon interfaces and policies and practices; sources of technical data to evaluate new devices, proposals, and approaches; and a practical understanding of contracting procedures and legal
–Knowledge of DoD and Air Force communications regulations, services, and instructions to ensure
telecommunications services are in compliance with applicable regulations and instructions.
–Knowledge of operational and performance characteristics of telecommunications to develop
procedures/policies/practices for local use.
–Knowledge of commonly used practices, guides, and a broad range of operating techniques concerning both
standard and unique communications systems design installation and concept of operations.
–Knowledge of the DoD and Air Force budgetary system/legal requirements and how they apply to planning
and programming of communications systems.
–Ability to review, analyze, and resolve difficult and complex technical problems involving systems
compatibility, both installation-wide and external interoperability, circuits, switches, distribution, satellite
linkages, and networking.
–Ability to develop and apply policies, methods, procedures, and techniques in communications system
design and installation to operating situations and problems resolution.
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