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Air Force Civilian Service Montgomery, AL
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ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD POSITIONS:
AREA 1:
All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
(1) Senior IT Systems Administration Specialist:
(a) Manages the base LAN/WAN systems, designs and monitors new complex network systems, configures and installs network hardware/software, and maintains LAN operations. Installs, configures, and troubleshoots complex network and application server hardware, operating system software, and peripheral network equipment such as routers, bridges, cabling system, network interface cards, modems, multiplexers, and concentrators. Develops and implements configuration management plans which ensure optimization of connectivity between remote sites throughout the installation.
(b) As a senior IT specialist, performs feasibility studies on complex information systems and conducts in-depth analyses complicated by novel problems. Performs feasibility studies to develop or modify complex information systems to meet user networks and/or telecommunication requirements. Analyzes measurements of traffic loads, bandwidth utilization, and collision rates for trends, deficiencies, and patterns.
(c) Keeps abreast of emerging technology to predict future network needs. As a senior specialist in network services, prepares recommendations, justifications, and specifications for LAN equipment. Changes the components of existing equipment for efficient operation or recommends major modifications to existing systems. Works with technical support personnel in resolving problems in fields of rapidly changing technology. Develops test procedures to ascertain user friendliness, applicability to the work environment, and compatibility to existing networks.
(2) Exercise and Contingency Planning:
(a) Oversees and directs all facets of Group-wide communications exercise planning, AEF requirements planning and contingency operational tasking requirements. Analyzes exercise after action reports to assess unit readiness and training needs.
(b) Facilitates Group involvement in multi-level exercises and serves as the lead Group exercise planner for joint-level, component-level and multi-national level exercises. Serves as planner for Group wide exercises responsible for developing technical Information Technology and communications planning documents with subordinate squadron planners, Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQs) planners and other Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD agency planners.
(c) Plans, conducts, and oversees execution of Group-wide Theater Deployable Communications, Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (TDC-ICAP) and Light-weight Multi-band Satellite capability School House continuation training classes. Oversees planning and scheduling of Air Combat Command (ACC) sponsored Network Learning Center network management and configuration training for subordinate squadron members.
(d) Participates in AEF and contingency expeditionary combat support (ECS) sourcing and serves as the Group lead in the AEF deployment planning process. Oversees all aspects of unit line number sourcing for subordinate squadrons and distributes related information. Coordinates AEF and ECS Just-In-Time Training requirements for units located within the Group.
(e) Develops, implements, and enforces policies, procedures and methods for integrating current operations which includes; systems architecture, engineering, Information Assurance (IA), Information Technology (IT) network operations, C-E performance assessment and plans. Develops and coordinates detailed plans for communications requirements for war mobilization, contingencies, state emergencies, training exercises, and other worldwide requirements. Coordinates with DoD, Major Commands (MAJCOM), Numbered Air Force (NAF), State Headquarters, other Combat Communications Group Headquarters, and other federal and state agency personnel to ensure the operational planning accurately satisfies all customer requirements, is consistent with current Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) and Operations Plans (OPLANS), and is documented in appropriate Command, Control, Communications and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) annexes. Develops and publishes plans and operational orders.
(3) Performs other duties as assigned.
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Qualifications

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
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: 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
-- Knowledge of a full range of network systems (LAN/WAN) design principles, methodologies, and approaches used in developing, testing, installing, operating, managing, and maintaining network services that support functional requirements.
-- Knowledge of the network architecture, interrelationships, operating modes, configuration, topology, and protocols typically found at base level.
-- Knowledge of network operating and maintenance concepts and methods to troubleshoot network problems.
-- Knowledge of complex configuration management techniques, and requirements appropriate to managing base level network systems.
-- Ability to gather facts and use effective analytical and evaluative methods to assess information, plan the sequence of actions necessary, make sound decisions, and solve a variety of network problems; and to analyze component interrelationships and evaluate network systems and computer applications from an operational perspective.
-- Ability to maintain an up-to-date awareness of technological advances and predict how management can meet future requirements.
-- Expert knowledge of the mission, objectives, terminology, and management practices in the organization to recognize probable areas of interaction and overlap between proposed and existing systems.
-- Comprehensive working knowledge of complex Information Technology (IT), Communications-Electronics (C-E) system laws, policies, procedures, and directives to develop exercise scenarios which will fully test the mission readiness capabilities of Group and Squadron units.
-- Extensive knowledge of the principles/techniques of management and ability to exercise managerial skills to accomplish work through combined technical and administrative direction of others
-- Knowledge of commonly used communications systems, technology, and operations, as well as established methods, procedures, regulations and other guides that relate to a particular area.
-- Knowledge of complex Information Technology (IT), Communications-Electronics (C-E) network weapons systems, Command, Control, Communications and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), and airfield operations to include capabilities, missions, interoperability roadmaps and architectures; expert and comprehensive knowledge of tactical operations.
-- Comprehensive knowledge of a variety of logistical functions to ensure contingency plans account for adequate manning, supplies, equipment, services, and transportation requirements to support each specific mission requirements.
-- Ability to analyze and coordinate contingency support requirements.
-- Ability to define problem areas, gather and analyze factual data, and form and communicate conclusions and recommendations.
-- A commanding knowledge of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), AFEUR, assigned MAJCOM, Coalition, DoD, USAF, ANG structure, missions, programs, policies, agency program goals and objectives, and organizational relationships sufficient to negotiate agreements and policies to ensure successful Air Expeditionary Force and contingency Expeditionary Combat Support planning.
-- Comprehensive knowledge of key doctrine and advanced management and organizational principles and practices along with a comprehensive knowledge of planning, programming, staffing guidelines and processes

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED IF USING EDUCATION AS SUBSTITUTION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: AFSC: 3D0X1, 3D1X0, 3D1X1, 3D1X2, 3D1X3 Applicants do not have to possess this AFSC to be certified as qualified.
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants within the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Maximum Military Rank/Grade: CMSgt  Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


Other Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Job Details

Date Posted October 5, 2017
Date Closes November 4, 2017
Requisition 466395700
Located In Montgomery, AL
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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