The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required of this position:
- Implements new network operating systems hardware/software and develops base wide network operating procedures.
- Conducts problem analysis to identify trends, ineffective practices or procedures, and equipment shortcomings.
- Plans for current and future technology integration and works issues for compatibility and standardization based on current and projected customer needs.
- Ensures the rigorous application of information security and assurance policies in the delivery of network services.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
General Experience: Applicant must possess experience 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: Applicant must possess a minimum of 36 months specialized experience 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 it involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
- Knowledge of IT network systems design principles, methodologies, and approaches used in developing, testing, installing, operating, managing, and maintaining network services that support functional requirements.
- Knowledge of the organization's network architecture, topology, and protocols sufficient to plan, design, develop, and integrate network systems and security plans and procedures consistent with existing or planned network infrastructures.
- Knowledge of methods, techniques, and processes for the integration and optimization of LAN/WAN components, infrastructure requirements, and test and evaluation methods sufficient to install and operate base wide programs and provide technical guidance to others in designing, testing, operating, and maintaining network programs.
- Knowledge of a wide variety of established commercial network design programs and how they interrelate and function within various environments.
- Skill in applying IT network development concepts and techniques to provide computer applications which provide optimal functional support for users.
- Ability to analyze functional IT network system requirements, translate findings into functional requirements, develop supportable recommendations for enhancement, and apply a wide range of methodologies and tools.
- Ability to serve as a team leader or member of special projects and to coordinate and document the work of the team.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain an up-to-date awareness of technological advances and predict how management can meet future requirements.
- Knowledge of SIPRnet systems designs, methodology, policies, and protocol.
- Ability to properly manage, sustain, and operate installation wide SIPRnet services.
Other Requirements: Must have Secret security clearance or able to obtain one within one year of employment.
National Guard Compatibility: Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician Information Technology Specialist (Network) position, the selectee must be assigned to the CRTC Communications Flight the Georgia Air National Guard as an Enlisted member in AFSC: 3D0XXX & 3D1XX. Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.
Wear of the Air Force uniform as prescribed by AFR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position. Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.
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