DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is located in the Plans and Resources section of a Base Communications unit. This is an Air National Guard (ANG) Dual Status Technician position requiring military membership, compatible military skill assignment, and classification. The purpose of this position is to serve as a technical advisor to local base information technology (IT) and communications users in the area of policy and plans as related to IT and communications systems. This involves planning, development, management, and enforcement of approved ANG and local information technology (IT) and communications architecture. Serves as the lead manager of IT and communications projects, acquisition and control of equipment and services at Flying Wing, tenants and geographically separated units if assigned. Sixty percent of the work performed involves Information Technology issues and systems with the remaining forty percent involving telecommunications specific issues and systems.
Analyzes requirements and establishes plans of action for improving IT applications. Analyzes existing and planned IT applications, both hardware and software, to determine current and future potential for enhancements. Based upon the organizations goals and objectives, an assessment of available resources, and extrapolation of cost benefit analysis data, recommends adjustments to IT priorities to meet changing business needs, program plans, goals and objectives. Develops project plans to meet those needs by identifying problem areas and considering a variety of possible solutions and alternatives. Analyzes existing systems to determine if enhancements are appropriate or if an entirely new system would be more cost effective. Analyzes plans and specifications, prepares justifications for new or enhanced information technology. Coordinates results of analysis with impacted organizations to ensure compatibility with existing architecture and recommends proposals to reduce conflicts. Develops milestones and performs as point of contact throughout the various phases of projects until successfully concluded.
Performs as plans and policy advisor to functional users of information technology. Develops and interprets policy for administering IT systems. Assesses policy needs and reviews, revises, and develops policies to govern IT activities and presents recommendations to higher-level management. Where necessary, modifies established plans and policies in response to changes in legislation or other directives. Through feasibility studies, assesses impact of changes on current programs and recommends changes to existing plans to ensure compliance. This includes long range planning, and involves defining current and future business requirements. Analyzes IT system development as it relates to the organization and ensures policy and guidance are available for its use, that necessary controls are in place, and systems operate as intended and provide all necessary capabilities. Develops migration plans for implementation of new technology. Assesses and identifies training needs that address activities where gaps in competency exist in either current or new technology. Develops training programs, or locates and recommends sources of training that ensure users can apply the best techniques in using IT. Provides technical assistance to system users and contractors. This includes keeping abreast of the latest developments in technology and conducting feasibility studies to evaluate systems performance as it relates to the organization.