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IT Specialist

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  • Air Force Test Center

Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the United States Air Force.

The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) is where tomorrows Air Force is tested! Long considered the “Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe”, AFTC is truly where Air Force superiority begins. Home to many Aerospace establishments and records, AFTC remains the state-of-the-art leader in Aerospace testing, and provides the warfighter with cutting-edge technology. AFTC does not only celebrate its past, but we continue to lead from the front. Join our team today and make Aerospace history!

The Air Force Test Center is looking for 2 Full-Time IT Specialists (NH-2210-02T03) to work at the 412th Test Wing, 412th Test Engineering Group, 412th Range Squadron, Program Support Flight (412 RANS/ENRP) at Edwards AFB in Edwards, CA.

NO 6-MONTH WAIT! Recently retired and/or retiring from MILITARY service ARE eligible for immediate appointment for AFTC positions. The 180-day waiting period has been waived for AFTC to hire recently retired and/or retiring service members.

Full-time Air Force Civilian Service employees enjoy the below benefits, and more!
• Paid Time-Off:
o 11 Federal Holidays off per year
o Vacation time (Annual Leave) accumulates based on length of employment. Starts at 13 days (104 hours) per year and up to 26 days (208 hours) per year
o 13 sick days per year (104 hours)
• Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family
• Retirement:
o Pension: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
o 401K: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) available with up to 5% agency matching
• Flexible work schedules and shift work may be available (depends on position)
• Employee assistance Programs
• Health and Wellness resources
• Tuition Assistance & Professional Development opportunities
• Many career enhancement and promotion opportunities

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• This position MAY be eligible for a recruitment/relocation incentive. Specifics will be discussed with the Selecting Official.
• This position MAY be eligible for a Student Loan Repayment (SLR) incentive. Specifics will be discussed with the Selecting Official.

Telework Information:
• Eligible for situational telework only, including Emergency and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prescribed “Unscheduled Telework.”

Travel Requirements:
• Up to 25% Travel possible

This position has a typical 2024 salary range of $46,020 - $156,323 (includes locality).

Announcement Closes: 13 July 2024 at 11:59 pm (EST)

Position specific skills and experience desired in a potential candidate:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field desired
- Security+ certification desired
- 2 years of Information Technology/system administration experience

In this position you will serve as the primary point of contact to the customer for all Range Squadron mission control room and test program data support. This position is responsible for managing Range Squadron test project support estimates and accomplishing long range and short range project support planning. The primary job of the Data Production Analyst is to provide pre- and post-flight as well as real-time support to test operations personnel using Range Squadron mission control room and data production resources.

Major Duties:
- Develops operational procedures, maintains, and manages multiple real-time data acquisition, display, and processing ground stations to convert telemetered and recorded aircraft data to intermediate data for display and conversion, and to engineering unit data used in second generation processing and analysis systems.
- Programs various computer systems to acquire, reduce, display, and record telemetered ground and flight data for pre-mission and system checkout according to mission requirements. Performs calibration and checkout of the processing equipment in accordance with established procedures and techniques. Monitors the operation of the systems during real-time mission support operations to ensure that the systems function properly.
- Identifies and evaluates system malfunctions which cause computer systems to cease functioning properly. Recommends and installs corrections to prevent recurrence. Maintains MCR hardware and software configuration control.

- U.S. Citizenship
- Obtain & maintain Security clearance
- Knowledge of real-time and post-flight telemetry systems to include related hardware and software and its application in aircraft test and evaluation.
- Knowledge of computer system operation and programming using high level command and scripting languages, as well as programming languages (e.g., Java, C and C++) and operating systems (e.g., MS Windows, Linux and VMS).
- Knowledge of aircraft instrumentation equipment and its application and usage. In-depth understanding of pulse code modulation signal processing theory and application.

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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.

Air Force Test Center is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We recognize diversity encompasses many parts of one’s identity including but not limited to race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability status, and veteran status. AFTC encourages ALL candidates to apply as our employees’ points of view are key to our success.

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