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    This National Guard position is for a IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK), Position Description Number D1585and is part of the AL DCSIM JFHQ, National Guard.

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    ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

    This position is located in an information management organization. The purpose of the position is to serve as the principle manager responsible for digital communications services planning, resource, policy and standards development for the entire enterprise infrastructure. This position directly coordinates with the C4 work centers, local telephone companies, long distance service providers and other vendors as required. The communications services supported extend beyond the traditional telephony systems, often referred to as plain old telephone systems (POTS). The communications systems involve state-of-the-art digital communications technology, such as voice over frame (VOF) and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems.

    EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Army National Guard membership required.

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    All permanent Alabama Army National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.

    As a IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK), GS-2210-12, you will perform the following duties:

    --Responsible for providing expert technical advice and guidance on critical digital communications issues to ensure the integration of C4 programs and services and to solve integration and interoperability issues.
    --Understands and provides input to the development and implementation of bandwidth configuration plans for complex Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) with supported elements to include; headquarters staff elements, tenant activities, state government, regional operating activities, and national agencies.
    --Develops the communications architecture and maintains the enterprise infrastructure. This requires defining, documenting and maintaining the current and future business environments across many platforms and a multiplicity of digital communications services to ensure the enterprise strategic plan is resourced and supported.
    --Has overall responsibility for planning and developing current and future digital, analog, asynchronous transmission mode (ATM) communications infrastructure. Directly coordinates with the Network Control Center (NCC) Manager on all communications services in direct support of the enterprise strategic IT plan.
    --Has overall responsibility for determining funding requirements, preparing budget requests, and executing the communications budget to achieve near term and strategic goals. Establishes metrics to measure and evaluate systems performance and total cost of ownership.
    --Provides policy guidance in coordination with the operational elements of the NCC Manager regarding digital communications issues to the DCSIM for statewide implementation. This position is directly responsible for conducting IT audits on all communications programs within the state to include a broad range of services and technologies.
    --Writes policy and plans for the installation Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Tests the state COOP plan, ensuring system operation functionality and security in the event of a natural disaster or catastrophic system failures.
    --Coordinates the work and guides lower-graded communications personnel to in maintaining the enterprise sustaining base digital, analog and ATM communications infrastructure.
    --Works closely with IT service providers to optimize support and integration of new technologies.
    --May be assigned to assist the chief by performing limited leader responsibilities. Distributes and balances workload among employees. Gives on-the-job training to lower-graded employees. Approves leave for assigned employees. Provides input into annual performance appraisals. Resolves simple complaints and grievances, referring the more serious ones to the supervisor. Recommends training needs for employees. Provides input to the supervisor concerning selections, promotions, reassignments, recognition of outstanding performance.
    --Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    United States Citizens

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