** This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties.**
1. Information Technology Planning:
Analyzes requirements and recommends plans of action for improving assigned IT applications. Analyzes assigned portions of existing and planned IT applications, both hardware and software, to determine current and future potential for enhancements.
Identifies problem areas along with a variety of possible solutions and alternatives and submits change recommendations to a higher graded Policy and Plans specialist.
Analyzes assigned systems to determine if enhancements are appropriate or if an entirely new system would be more cost effective. Analyzes assigned portions of plans and specifications, prepares justifications for new or enhanced information technology. Provides results of analysis to a higher graded Policy and Plans specialist for inclusion in the Squadrons final change recommendations.
Performs as a 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 recommended changes to existing policies to govern IT activities. 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.
2. Telecommunications Planning:
Implements methods, procedures, policies, and techniques concerning telecommunication systems. Performs work involved in developing, refining, and complying with assigned portions of the telecommunications systems planning and policy direction primarily involving short- and long-range plans.
3. General IT and Communications Planning and Resourcing:
Implements IT and communications programs and special projects. Implements various IT and communications programs. Updates documentation and maintains listings of authorized equipment for assigned programs.
Assists with contracting functions and budget preparation. Upon completion of feasibility studies and other projects designed to identify functional needs and changing business requirements for advancements in technology, prepares budgetary data for inclusion in financial plans in support of assigned programs and projects. Conducts periodic analysis of assigned projects and their funding for consistency with overall IT and communications architecture and infrastructure and how they contribute to meeting business requirements. Develops budget recommendations for use in the Squadrons overall budget request.
Analyzes areas of concern, identifies problems, and resolves the less complex conflicts through persuasive discussions with management and user representatives. Refers the more complex issues to a higher graded specialist. Consults with base officials and working groups, customers and other organization personnel on IT and communications concerns. Prepares reports encompassing long and short range planning strategy recommendations for assigned portions of the IT and communications systems.