DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: 1. Administers classified and unclassified local area network (LAN) clients, monitors ongoing operation of network systems to ensure hardware and software functions, and meets operational standards. Identifies and resolves complex network related problems occurring within the assigned area of responsibility. Responds to customer requests for assistance, ensuring trouble reports are handled expeditiously. Troubleshoots hardware, software, and LAN/Client operating system problems. Evaluates workstations for appropriate type of hardware and software to ensure system interoperability. Installs associated peripheral hardware in workstations. Formats hard drive file systems using current industry standards and allocates file names using proper naming conventions. Utilizes workstation troubleshooting tools. Installs, configures, and troubleshoots current downward directed operating systems. Reviews audit logs and trace files to identify, analyze, and isolate potential problem sources. Identifies and determines corrective actions to be taken due to job failures not covered by established procedures. Resolves system failures and provides advice and assistance to minimize interruptions in customers ability to carry out critical business activities. Identifies application problems; consults with vendors and operating personnel; explores applications, operating systems, hardware and software programs to pinpoint the source of problems; and initiates corrective actions in such a way as to minimize network service interruptions.
2. Incumbent uses data, voice, and wireless principles to plan, test, and configure client systems, network, voice and personal wireless communications systems, to include specialized and unique platform IT systems. Participates in planning, monitoring, testing, maintaining, and operating multiple client systems-based platforms. Installs network hubs, switches and client workstations. Optimizes and fine tunes performance and troubleshoots common to complex client system problems. Resolves connectivity and interoperability conflicts between network components. Analyzes reliability of installed equipment and software and studies usage reports to identify and correct problems. Applies a wide variety of methods and practices to ensure systems are used properly. Identifies trends in the types and frequency of errors and recommends changes to ensure optimum effectiveness is achieved. Develops instructions for and assists network technicians with installing, implementing, integrating, and maintaining networked systems. Researches functional requirements of organizations and determines future needs of client systems to ensure hardware and software are in place and functioning properly at the time of implementation.
3. Provides real time monitoring of critical command and control mission related systems within Wing, GSU, and tenant organizations for information technology production control. Analyzes and resolves complex problems and trends. Records and reports IT incidents as they occur to effectively track outages and types of interruptions to service and to build a knowledge base for future problem resolution. Analyzes data to determine trends in use or performance that could lead to future problems. Researches, evaluates, and provides feedback on problematic trends and patterns in customer support requirements. Makes recommendations to modify manner of use, installation of upgrades, or modification of programs to provide a continuous flow of information. Coordinates efforts between network customers, system support personnel, and commercial vendors to identify and resolve network, software, and other system anomalies. Monitors available tools for reportable incidents and status reporting, obtains clarification from originating agency, manages a historical database for trend analysis on outages and limiting factors, and provides management with accurate up-to-date information.
4. Provides customer support, assistance, training, and orientation to Wing, GSU, and tenants. Provides technical assistance to current and potential users and proactively interacts with users to ensure proper operation and security of computer systems, hardware, and software. Demonstrates processes and provides orientation for new users. Directs and provides dynamic information technology assistance with software installations, hardware configurations, and interoperable IT systems, networks, command, control, computers communications and information (C4I). Provides instructions to customers on accessing data, processing, space utilization efficiencies, and program and data recovery techniques. Consults with customers regarding potential system or program upgrades. Ensures periodic systems checks are conducted on all systems to ensure full operational status. Assists in the management of IT projects for customers defining necessary resources and project timelines to ensure requirements are satisfied.