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IT Specialist

U.S. Army Recruiting -Chicago Batallion Chicago, IL

  • Salary $51,344 to $59,024 Annually
  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

OVERVIEW

Information technology specialists are responsible for maintaining, processing and troubleshooting military computer systems/operations.

JOB DUTIES

  • Maintenance of networks, hardware and software
  • Provide customer and network administration services
  • Construct, edit and test computer programs

REQUIREMENTS

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

TRAINING

Job training for an information technology specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Use of computer consoles and peripheral equipment
  • Computer systems concepts
  • Planning, designing and testing computer systems

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in computer science
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience in installation of computers

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

Skilled Technical (ST): 95

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

COMPENSATION

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

EARN CASH FOR IN DEMAND JOBS

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

EDUCATION BENEFITS

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a network support technician, data-processing technician or computer programmer.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PAYS) PROGRAM

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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U.S. Army Recruiting -Chicago Batallion

Why Work Here?

The US Army is the only branch that allows applicants to chose their Military Occupational Specialty! Come see what jobs you qualify for!

This position is for the Army or Army Reserve. All applicants will be required to attend basic training and advanced individual training (AIT) at a training base away from home. Upon completition of training (4-6 months on average), Army Reserve Soldiers will return home and serve part time at an Army Reserve location of their choice, typically within 50 miles of home. Active duty Soldiers will be assigned on their preference and the needs of the Army to an Active Duty Base world-wide and serve full time. Pay and benefits will be explained during the interview. Incentives such as cash bonus, student loan repayment, and extra education benefits are available if qualified.

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1239 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, Il 60610
Chicago, IL
USA
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