Performs studies and independently establish plans for improving the efficiency of information technology and communications processes. Performs studies of all aspects of the installations information technology and communications programs, processes, and methods. Evaluates existing system capabilities. Initiates feasibility studies to determine ways to enhance mission performance, from which cost benefit and COA recommendations are given. Evaluates the impact emerging technology will have on organization capabilities, customer needs, and mission readiness, while considering the organizations resources. Develops short and long range plans designed to meet changing IT needs of the organization. Prepares justification to facilitate the prioritizing of current and future funding to support IT enhancements. Prepares documentation and briefs management officials on specifics of requirements, both hardware and software, and outlines procedures to obtain and organize enhancements. Produces system and program specifications and coordinates milestones, processing steps, program layouts, and interrelationships with management and other specialists of the IT Team. Establishes methods necessary to integrate new technology into existing architecture identifying conflicting system interface problems and developing solutions. Interprets a variety of technical requirements making independent judgments to determine organizational compliance with applicable instructions, procedures and practices. Audits IT programs, processes and projects. Continually assesses policy needs and interprets DoD, AF and other guidance and applies to development of policies for the area of responsibility. Establishes metrics to measure and evaluate systems and process performance, identifies workforce planning and management issues. Provides organization management with factual objective assessments of units ability to perform the mission, ensuring the rigorous application of information security assurance policies, principles and practices in the delivery of analysis services. Accomplishes needs analysis and feasibility studies of IT operations, consulting with process owners to specify requirements and define opportunities to improve business processes. Provides management with information needed for direction of programs to include reports identifying limiting factors, opportunities, and availability of assets. Evaluates mission effectiveness using standardized and locally developed programs and processes. Manages the scheduling and execution of managerial and technical evaluations. Collectively evaluates management effectiveness, performance and technical proficiency of assigned personnel, equipment, and systems condition. Coordinates/conducts management studies of organization, staffing, work measurement, methods/procedures. Monitors unit standardization/evaluation programs ensuring adherence to applicable directives. Responsible for ensuring military duty position standards are established. Defines metrics and measures progress toward accomplishment of unit plans, programs, goals and objectives. Advises supervisors and managers on the evaluation of programs, policies and regulatory requirements. Establishment of quantity or quality criterion. Develops baseline for use in measuring and analyzing organizational productivity and effectiveness. Develops process, management, administrative and technical evaluation plans for implementation. Notes deficiencies, identifies necessary resources, and recommends corrective actions. Reviews work processes to ascertain where procedures can be combined, distributed, or simplified to increase productivity, efficiency, or effectiveness. Internal reporting and status tracking procedures to ensure adequate control in terms of deadlines, progress reports, and follow-up reports. Manages the evaluation program to ensure required actions are tracked and completed. Prepares and maintains files and publications IAW current directives to include both paper and electronic media. Coordinates with Program Management Offices, Specific System/Hardware Support Elements, OEM Vendors and Vendor Contracted support facilities. Research using various means and media to obtain needed information to accomplish the task. Use of various stand-alone or on-line methodologies to obtain needed information. Develops, implements and maintains work center training programs. Plans and schedules tasks and training activities for drill status guard members. Oversees and conducts training for personnel. Creates and develops lesson plans, ensures facility/training aids availability. Monitors training and ensures supplemental/remedial training is accomplished. Responsible for documentation of training in a timely manner. Uses directed automated training documentation system. Adheres to management control plan requirements by conducting self-inspection and staff assistance visits. Resolves identified discrepancies.