Job Overview

Summary

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!

Nebraska National Guard 

 

THIS POSITION CLOSES AT 11:59 EASTERN STANDARD TIME. 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the 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 National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

 

This position is located in the 155th Communications Flight, Regional Operations Security Center (ROSC). It's primary purpose is to act as a systems administrator for the ROSC. The position has paramount knowledge requirements in the transmission, storage, and retrieval of information in voice, data, and/or video formats, information processing methodology, computer capabilities, processing techniques, and information security techniques in a multiple interactive operating system environment. The position provides network support to multiple Bases/Wings across the Air National Guard (ANG).

 

NOTE: A Top Secret Clearance is a requirement for the position to be considered.  Applicant must currently hold a Top Secret Clearance or be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance to be considered for this job.  The applicant must meet the DoD 8570 requirements within 1 year of appointment.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: 155 COMM FLT, Lincoln, NE

 

PD# D1500P01

 

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This is a Permanent Dual Status (Excepted Service) Enlisted position only.

 

INDIVIDUAL SELECTED AS A GS-9 TRAINEE MAY BE PROMOTED TO GS-11 UPON COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:  (1) 12 MONTHS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE POSITION; (2) COMPLETION OF AN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND (3) COMPLETION OF A CLASSIFICATION REVIEW. INDIVIDUAL MAY BE PROMOTED WITHOUT FURTHER COMPLETION WHEN QUALIFIED AND RECOMMENDED BY THE SELECTING OFFICIAL; HOWEVER PROMOTION IS NOT GUARANTEED. 

 

Open Area of Consideration: 1, 2

  
DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION: 

Area 1- Current permanent and indefinite bargaining unit Technicians of the Nebraska Army and Air National Guard and

Area 2 - All members of the Nebraska Air National Guard and personnel eligible to become members of the Nebraska Air National Guard.

 

Referral of Applicants: Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official in the following order:

 

      1.  Fully qualified Area 1 Applicants.

      2.  Fully qualified Area 2 Applicants.

      3.  Trainee qualified.

  

Duties

(1) Implements new network system hardware and software. Develops local operating procedures and monitors the ongoing operation of the network. Installs, configures, monitors, and trouble-shoots 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, and print services. Conducts testing to insure operability, efficiency, and compliance with existing standards. Recommends policies. Develops and maintains local procedures for networks, system operations, and product assembly and installation to include policies for system backup and archives. Assures system backups are performed to ensure expedient restoration of the database for the respective network equipment.

 

(2) Analyzes equipment and software reliability and utilization to identifying and correct problem areas and to establish computer and network performance levels. Conducts analysis of network usage, user complaints, traffic interruptions, hardware and software capabilities, adverse trends, ineffective practices or procedures, equipment shortcomings, and other relevant factors. Recommends methods and procedures and coordinates corrective action to optimize utilization of present equipment. Uses benchmarks, performance measurement, and evaluation data in conjunction with modeling and simulation techniques. Plans for increased capacity to support any additional workload. Develops recommendations or proposals involving a variety of specialized systems and state-of-the-art enhancements designed to meet unique local requirements and improve operational efficiency.

 

(3) Performs in-depth analysis and design of automated and manual systems related to the network. Performs feasibility studies, reviews proposals for change in order to develop or modify information systems to meet network user requirements. Determines applicability of established methods. Uses customer input, gathers facts about the nature of the network involved in the user's application area, flow of work, processing actions, and work product(s). Provides technical advice to users. Examines and evaluates alternative means of satisfying user requirements. Suggests technical feasible approaches and makes recommendations regarding the most effective and efficient automation approaches. Analyzes data and provides input for a project synopsis which compares alternatives in terms of cost, time, necessary equipment and staff. Prepares specifications indicating principal Information Technology components of system and format required for implementation by program managers. Designs the physical structure of required databases. Designs system to support options for several simultaneous interactive users. Determines physical storage requirements. Provides consultation and research to determine common and unique requirements. Establishes and documents standardized terms and data elements.

 

(4) Serves as the network security officer maintaining user access controls (physical, personnel, software, and information security) for users on multiple interactive client server systems using applicable security procedures. Ensures software and equipment installations are accomplished in accordance with applicable security policies and regulations. Tasks include setting up and maintaining account restrictions and user rights. Establishes password controls and procedures. Accomplishes risk analysis, accreditation, and certification packages to include disaster recovery plan in accordance with agency requirements. Assists information assurance personnel in conducting risk analysis and security tests and evaluations. Works with other security officer, users, NCC personnel, and other support personnel to ensure security regulations are followed. Ensures installation, command, and agency security standards are met.