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Developmental Information Technology Specialist

The United States Space Force (USSF) Headquarters is searching for a Developmental Information Technology Specialist (GS-2210-7T11).

Are you a strategic and innovative person who thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit with collaboration and communication at the forefront of all you do? Are you a data-driven change agent that knows how to drive mission changes? If so, the United States Space Force (USSF) is looking for you to join our team! This position is a developmental position for students who have recently graduated or will soon be graduating. 

This position performs a variety of specific duties designed to develop knowledge and skill in applying IT principles, methods, and techniques. Performs a variety of specific duties designed to develop knowledge and skill in applying program management responsibilities in support of systems acquisition. Participates in the development of management information systems (MIS) in support of customer needs. Carries out special projects designed to facilitate the full use of the intern's training and development. Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and professional developments to maintain currency in the field and for application to work assignments.
Ideal Candidate:
A Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science or a related field; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of information technology, computer science, cybersecurity, operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level computer science. In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education. All educational requirements must be met not later than 31 Aug 2023

1. This position is eligible for telework up to 2-4 days a pay period.
2. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties.
3. Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise; must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance for the position (Secret).
4. U.S. Citizenship Required.
5. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
6. PCS/Relocation/Recruitment incentives are not available
7. Employee may be required to work extended or other than normal duty hours to include evenings and weekends and may be subject to recall. Incumbent may be required to report to work during base exercises, contingencies, or emergency situations and overtime/comp time/credit hours may be required to accomplish assigned duties.

The United States Space Force (USSF) is a military service that organizes, trains, and equips military members and civilians to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and provide space capabilities to the joint force. USSF responsibilities include developing Guardians, acquiring military space systems, maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces to present to our Combatant Commands (CCMDs).

The strategic importance of space can’t be overstated. Political and humanitarian interests as well as commercial concerns vital to the world economy all rely on space-based systems. Launched in 2019 as the nation’s sixth and newest military branch, the USSF was created to protect the interests and assets of America and its allies in this heavily contested realm. The Department of Defense relies on satellites and advanced space-based technology for secure communications, navigation, real-time reconnaissance, precision targeting on the battlefield, early warning of potential missile launches, and even weather forecasting. Guardians and civilians of the USSF are challenged every day to reach new heights in protecting and amplifying these space-based capabilities and defending our way of life by maintaining our edge in space.

The Space Force wants to attract talent with the character and potential to excel, empower them with information and choices, and develop them in line with their desires and the Space Force’s needs to create a high-performing organization necessary to secure and defend space. Please review the new Guardian Ideal to learn more about the new talent culture within the new U.S. Space Force, as we have a chance to make history and rewrite some of the rules—we hope you are excited about the opportunities this will present!