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IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK)

Air Force Civilian Service Wichita, KS
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Job Description

Duties

This position is located in the Air National Guard Network Operation and Security Center (NOSC). This unit will monitor all networks infrastructure within the Air National Guard (ANG). This monitoring will ensure proper usage and security of ANG computer networks, and will provide guidance through planning, coordinating, and directing all network functional areas. Work involves planning, analysis, design, development, testing, quality assurance, configuration, installation, implementation, integration, maintenance, and/or management of networked systems used for the transmission of information in voice, data, and/or video formats. The primary purpose of this position is to perform duties in one or more of the following network services disciplines: infrastructures, messaging, configuration management, and applications specialist. Installs, configures, tests, maintains, upgrades and troubleshoots network and application server hardware, network operating system software, and peripheral network equipment such as routers, bridges, cabling system, network interface cards, modems, multiplexers, and concentrators. Analyzes equipment and software reliability and utilization to identify and correct problem areas. Conducts analyses of network usage, customer complaints, traffic interruptions, hardware and software capabilities, adverse trends, ineffective practices or procedures, equipment shortcomings, and other relevant factors. Installs, configures, operates, and maintains network messaging applications. Maintains accuracy of the Global Address List as well as local Address Lists. Conducts testing on new equipment and or software to insure operability, efficiency, and compliance with existing standards. Recommends policy changes prior to implementation of the tested equipment or software to ensure standards are maintained. Develops criteria for operations under network degraded emergency conditions. Documents the architecture and functional construct of the ANG Network Enterprise to include standardized naming and functional designations. Determines bandwidth requirements for functional consolidation initiatives at ROSC and NOSC levels. Performs in-depth network analysis utilizing a variety of specialized tools including network protocol analyzers, traffic simulators, and diagnostic software. Establishes baseline criteria for network operation and performance. Performs feasibility studies, reviews proposals for change in order to develop or modify information systems to meet network customer requirements. Determines applicability of established methods. Provides technical advice to ANG organizations concerning network requirements and network performance issues. Examines and evaluates alternative means of satisfying customer requirements. Promotes and ensures the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, procedures, and practices throughout the ANG enterprise network. Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

General Experience:  Experience, education or training that has 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: 

GS-07 Must have at least 12 months experience, education, or training in translating detailed logical steps developed by others into language codes that computers accept where this required understanding of procedures and limitations appropriate to use of a programming language. Experience interviewing subject-matter personnel to get facts regarding work processes, and synthesizing the resulting data into charts showing information flow. 

GS-09 Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment. Experience scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency.  

GS-11  Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization. Experience 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. Experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where is involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion.


 

EDUCATION:   Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience For the GS-5 level, a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree may be substituted for the experience requirements. At the GS-7 level, one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. At the GS-9 level, a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted. At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Selected applicant must meet the following security requirement option:  3

  1. Applicant must successfully pass an Access National Agency Check Plus Inquiries (ANACI).
  2. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  3. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.

  4. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI.

RANK/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Open to military ranks/grades AB/E-1 - SSgt/E-5

MOS/AFSC:   3D0X2, 3D0X3, 3D1X2, 3D1X1, 3D1X3

*Assignment to a compatible military position is NOT required for application, but required for appointment.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:

This position is for the following categories:  1

  1. Enlisted   2. Warrant Officer   3. Officer   4. Non-Dual Status

This position is:  2

  1. Supervisory position   2. Non-Supervisory position

POSITION TENURE:  1

      1.  Permanent   2. Indefinite/Reimbursable   3. Indefinite NTE Deployment + 30 days   4. Indefinite NTE 30 SEP 17   5. Temporary

BENEFITS

The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/.



Other Information

  • Selecting Supervisor:  SMSgt Lee Pence  DSN: 743-7207 Comm: 316-759-7207
  • Shift: 3
  • Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance within one year of appointment.
CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Job Details

Date Posted August 4, 2017
Date Closes September 3, 2017
Requisition 464841600
Located In Wichita, KS
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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