This position is located in the Air National Guard Network Operation and Security Center (NOSC). This unit will monitor all networks infrastructure within the Air National Guard (ANG). This monitoring will ensure proper usage and security of ANG computer networks, and will provide guidance through planning, coordinating, and directing all network functional areas. Work involves planning, analysis, design, development, testing, quality assurance, configuration, installation, implementation, integration, maintenance, and/or management of networked systems used for the transmission of information in voice, data, and/or video formats. The primary purpose of this position is to perform duties in one or more of the following network services disciplines: infrastructures, messaging, configuration management, and applications specialist. Installs, configures, tests, maintains, upgrades and troubleshoots network and application server hardware, network operating system software, and peripheral network equipment such as routers, bridges, cabling system, network interface cards, modems, multiplexers, and concentrators. Analyzes equipment and software reliability and utilization to identify and correct problem areas. Conducts analyses of network usage, customer complaints, traffic interruptions, hardware and software capabilities, adverse trends, ineffective practices or procedures, equipment shortcomings, and other relevant factors. Installs, configures, operates, and maintains network messaging applications. Maintains accuracy of the Global Address List as well as local Address Lists. Conducts testing on new equipment and or software to insure operability, efficiency, and compliance with existing standards. Recommends policy changes prior to implementation of the tested equipment or software to ensure standards are maintained. Develops criteria for operations under network degraded emergency conditions. Documents the architecture and functional construct of the ANG Network Enterprise to include standardized naming and functional designations. Determines bandwidth requirements for functional consolidation initiatives at ROSC and NOSC levels. Performs in-depth network analysis utilizing a variety of specialized tools including network protocol analyzers, traffic simulators, and diagnostic software. Establishes baseline criteria for network operation and performance. Performs feasibility studies, reviews proposals for change in order to develop or modify information systems to meet network customer requirements. Determines applicability of established methods. Provides technical advice to ANG organizations concerning network requirements and network performance issues. Examines and evaluates alternative means of satisfying customer requirements. Promotes and ensures the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, procedures, and practices throughout the ANG enterprise network. Performs other duties as assigned.