Job Overview


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.  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 State and your community!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be current non-dual status (competitive) employees of the North Carolina Army National Guard or current members of the Army National Guard or Army Reserves.

WHO CAN APPLY (Dual Status): The area of consideration for this position is NATIONWIDE.  Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the Army National Guard or Army Reserves.

WHO CAN APPLY (Non-Dual Status/Competitive): The area of consideration for this position is CURRENT ON-BOARD TECHNICIANS ONLY.  Applications will only be accepted from current non-dual status employees North Carolina Army National Guard with permanent or excepted indefinite positions.

POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Permanent)

MD #: 1522-215


Develops, modifies, and tests overall system backup and recovery strategies for assigned systems. Serves as a technical focal point for the installation and configuration of hardware and software on personal computers and for personal data assistants associated with assigned systems. Serves as a systems administrator responsible for planning, coordinating, modifying, implementing, and troubleshooting in order to meet customer needs.  Work pertains to the administration of all systems, including a myriad of associated hardware platforms, software applications and numerous interfaces included in the Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN). Serves as a technical focal point on multiple operating systems and computer platforms.  Provides technical assistance and advice to personnel involved in system design, programming, database design, and modifying commercially developed software.  Determines equipment and communications requirements and interfaces with other systems.  Evaluates machine usage and develops plans for the necessary acquisition to support future automation (hardware and software) requirements. Analyzes, evaluates, and recommends hardware/software changes to various computer systems.  Considers factors such as compatibility with standard systems, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment.  Installs, configures and tests products and equipment being reviewed. Develops guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), bulletins and flyers regarding the operation/use of assigned C4 systems, services, and activities.  Analyzes policies, regulations, and system provisions governing standard operating systems and provides assistance and advisory services to users . Implements systems software changes, operating system releases and maintains the operational status of systems.  Coordinates with system developers to resolve solutions to hardware and/or software malfunctions. Performs security management in accordance with National Guard Bureau (NGB) regulations and state policies.  Reviews and implements local policies regarding system access, network rights, and physical access to systems and equipment. Implements state policy relating to systems storage requirements.  Designs and modifies the storage structure and correlation between systems.  Modifies system parameters on multiple operating systems, integrating the use of Storage Area Networks (SAN), to achieve maximum system efficiency.  Analyzes system operations to identify inefficiencies and takes action to resolve problems and ensure optimal performance and consistency. Provides input to the state Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) procedures for system disaster recovery.  COOP recovery includes reestablishment of systems at multiple sites and locations. Troubleshoots problems and implements changes on multiple computer platforms.  Diagnoses system failures to isolate source of problems between equipment, system software, and application programs.  Provides solutions by modifying codes, devising fixes, documenting problems and advising responsible party.  Interacts with peers and vendors to resolve hardware and software problems and reports unresolved problems. Plans and schedules the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems, and software applications.  Considers factors such as compatibility, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment. Directs testing of vendor-provided software.  Advises staff on issues pertaining to operating systems and hardware status.  Performs other duties as assigned.

PD: D1618000 (DS)

PD: N1239000 (NDS)

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No