(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.