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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