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Information Technology Specialist (CustSptT/Sys Admin)

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  • Air Force Test Center

About the Air Force Test Center:
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!

About the Role:
The Air Force Test Center is looking for a Full-Time Information Technology Specialist (CUSTSPT/SYS ADMIN) (NH-2210-02) to work at the 412th Test Wing, 412th Mission Support Group, 412th Communications Squadron, (412 CS/SCOSF) at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

In this role, you will support 412 Test Wing through deployment and sustainment of robust operation capabilities, programs, and services. Provide proven infrastructure capabilities to meet the needs of America's premier Flight Test Center and all Edwards' customers while anticipating the challenges of the cyberspace domain.


Location: Edwards, CA
Typical 2024 salary range: $46,020-109,673 (includes locality)
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
Incentives: This position MAY be eligible for a recruitment/relocation incentive. Specifics will be discussed with the Selecting Official.
Direct Hire Authority: 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.

Desired Skills:
- 2 years of experience troubleshooting and diagnosing all hardware, software, network failures
- 2 years of experience working with customers to develop a mutual understanding of their IT related issues
- Effectively communicates, with strong written and oral communication skills

Major Duties:
- Responsible for troubleshooting and diagnosing all hardware, software, network failures, in addition to providing a solution for every service request elevated to the assigned tier
- Plans, coordinates, and installs applications software and hardware for operating systems
- Provides on-going technical advice and guidance to customers in the operation and maintenance of systems hardware and software and a variety of other routine IT issues
- Responds to user problems by analyzing, and resolving malfunctions, adjusting equipment configurations, and recommending appropriate acquisitions to optimize program advantages

- U.S. Citizenship
- Employee may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime or emergency overtime may be required.
- Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment. This position includes Information Assurance work as a paramount duty requirement. Per DoD 8570.01-M, the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties. A waiver of this six-month requirement may be granted per DoD 8570.01-M, CJ.2.4.3. Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in removal from this position.
- Knowledge of basic LAN/WAN and system principles and practices sufficient to install, configure, and troubleshoot components.
- Knowledge of concepts and techniques required to assist in the planning, operation, and maintenance of a LAN/WAN, including the installation and implementation of enhancements.
- Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply computer sciences and information technology principles and practices.
- Knowledge of systems analysis principles and techniques; process engineering concepts; enterprise IT architecture and new IT technologies, (e.g., e-business ideas, prototypes, pilots, and operational applications).
- Ability to analyze, plan, and adjust work operations of one or more personnel to meet program requirements and objectives within available resources.

Air Force Civilian Service Employment Benefits:
Paid Time Off:
- 11 Federal Holidays off per year
- 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
- 13 sick days per year (104 hours)

- Pension: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
- 401K: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) available with up to 5% agency matching

Health & Wellness:
- Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family
- Flexible Spending Account
- Federal Long Term Care Insurance, and Life & Disability Insurance

Work/Life Balance:
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Flexible Work Arrangements (dependent on position)

Career Development:
- Tuition Assistance & Professional Development opportunities
- Career enhancement and promotion opportunities

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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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