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    This National Guard position is for a IT SPECIALIST (CUSTSPT), Position Description Number D1557 and is part of the AL HQ 226 CCG, National Guard.


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

    This position is located in the Network Systems Flight of an ANG Combat Communications Squadron. The purpose of the position is to design, deploy, install, operate, maintain, modify, and recover various types of communications electronics (CE) information technology (IT) systems and their components. Incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the mission accomplishment and training workload of the Theater Deployable Communications (TDC) workcenter.

    EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Air National Guard membership required.
    POSITION STATUS: NON-MERIT/INDEFINITE
    LOCATION: 226 COMBAT COMMUNICATION GROUP, HUNTSVILLE, AL
    SELECTING OFFICIAL: Lt Col T. MORGAN
    *INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT: THIS POSITION WILL BE FILLED AS AN INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT FOR AN UNSPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME. THE INCUMBENT MAY BE TERMINATED UPON RECEIVING A 30 DAY NOTICE.

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    AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD POSITION:
    AREA 1:
    All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
    AREA 2: All drill status/M-day personnel in the Alabama Air National Guard.
    AREA 3: All U.S. citizens or individuals eligible for membership in the Alabama Air National Guard.

    As a IT SPECIALIST (CUSTSPT), GS-2210-11, you will perform the following duties:

    -- Monitors, maintains, and recommends optimum voice and data network systems configuration and architecture, to include administering and programming the system's messaging, broadcasting, automated attendants, load capacity, call restrictions, and classes of services. Performs all software upgrades and troubleshooting of the operating system and switch hardware using appropriate software solutions or diagnostic equipment. Applies diagnostic and network management equipment to test, configure, evaluate, and optimize all circuits and services. Develops detailed lists of equipment and capabilities to satisfy current requirements for the entire switched system or segments of the complete switched system.
    -- Designs, develops and conducts technical and operational tests and evaluations of a wide range of communications equipment and systems. Designs specific kinds of communications networks, according to operating requirements, planned traffic and the location of stations and users. Conducts site surveys for information systems equipment, verifying adequacy of network cable, power, and general condition. Assembles cables and connectors for military and/or commercial interface.
    -- Installs, configures and programs networking equipment to include routers, network encryption devices, switches, channel switch units (CSU), digital switch units (DSU) and multiplexers using military and commercial protocols such as Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Routing Interchange Protocol (RIP), and Point to Point Protocol (PPP). Programs and uses remote management tools to administer and operate active networks. Evaluates and recommends commercial of-the-shelf software (COTS) solutions for all telecommunications requirements.
    -- Coordinates with outside agencies and customers to provide required services and technical solutions. Responsibilities involve direct customer support including recommending new equipment, site surveys, training, resolving problems related to configuration management, systems functionality, hardware and software configuration, and system conflict resolution. Develops and coordinates tactical Internet Protocol (IP) networks for local, metropolitan, and wide area networks. Administers the implementation of approved telecommunications projects and contracts by planning the installation, maintenance and evaluation of the system.
    -- Develops and manages problem and trend analysis data of communications equipment and systems. Prepares, maintains and submits applicable maintenance records and reports. Administers the Maintenance Standardization and Evaluation Program (MSEP) within the workcenter. Provides technical assistance and guidance to the users of the system to include adherence to established policies and procedure.
    -- Performs maintenance, strapping, and configuration of Cryptographic units
    -- Develops, establishes and maintains work center training programs. Plans and schedules tasks and training activities for drill status guard members. Oversees and conducts on-the-job training (OJT) for personnel. Creates and develops lesson plans. Ensures availability of facilities and training aids. Monitors the training status of personnel and ensures that supplemental and/or remedial training is accomplished. Implements the Base Information Protection (BIP) training program under guidance of unit program to include training scenarios for BIP (e.g., hacker, intrusions, etc) local procedures for reporting and responding to BIP issue. Performs duties required for the mobilization readiness of section personnel and equipment.
    -- Plans and lays out work to be accomplished. Determines approaches, methods and courses of action required to accomplish the mission. Determines appropriate maintenance procedures. Estimates time, equipment and material requirements.
    -- Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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