This position is located at an Air National Guard (ANG) Air Control Squadron (ACS). The purpose of the position is to plan and design the telecommunications and Information Technology networks required to support the ACS Weapon System, specializing in the interconnection and integration of tactical radar sites and other participants of the Weapons System, and to analyze, monitor, and optimize their performance, security, and capacity during peacetime and wartime operations. This position combines the responsibilities of the IT Network Specialist and IT Systems Administration Specialist. Incumbent is responsible for planning and coordinating mission accomplishments and training requirements of functionally assigned guard member. Receives information on computer and communication requirements needed, coordinates requirements with internal and external agencies (Army, Navy, allies, etc.) involved, and analyzes, plans, and designs data, video, and voice networks carried over various transmission systems such as multichannel satellite, troposphere scatter systems, Line-Of-Sight (LOS) RF radios, LOS laser radios, and cable systems, fiber optic as well as copper. Relates mission requirements to existing technology, policies and priorities, systems capabilities, available technology and services, operating practices and procedures, equipment and staffing requirements, to provide network services that support operational requirements. Manages frequency assignment and control of local operating frequencies. Determines mission requirements and requests hardware and network configuration resources, such as: Internet Protocol addresses, voice switch and data link configurations, etc from internal and external agencies to support contingency and/or training networks. Identifies and corrects network problems and identifies transmission deficiencies in planned or currently operational networks. Coordinates and/or determines operational, technical and support requirements for the location, installation, operation and maintenance of network equipment and systems. Develops short and long range planning procedures to meet mission requirements. Configures, manages, monitors, programs and trouble-shoots various tactical and non-tactical network and application server hardware, operating system software, and peripheral network equipment such as routers, bridges, switches, attached cabling system, network interface cards, modems, multiplexers, concentrators, boundary protection devices (firewall), and print services for both classified and unclassified networks. Coordinates with internal and external functions for network design, operation, and address resolution. Analyzes equipment and software reliability and utilization to identify and correct problem areas and to establish network performance levels. Performs in-depth analysis of systems related to proposals for change, in order to develop or modify information systems to meet tactical network user requirements. Determines applicability of established methods. As required accomplishes risk analysis, accreditation, and certification packages to include disaster recovery plan in accordance with agency requirements. Develops, establishes, and maintains work center training programs. Plans and schedules tasks and training activities for drill status guard members. Ensures mobilization readiness of section personnel and equipment. Performs Communications Security (COMSEC) account duties as required. As required, employee performs some limited supervisory functions over subordinate staff through the planning, assignment, and review of work; granting of leave; providing recommendations on training requirements, performance standards, and ratings; and effecting minor disciplinary actions such as warnings and reprimands. Performs other duties as assigned.