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    Summary

    This National Guard position is for a IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK), Position Description Number D2181P01and is part of 155th CF, Nebraska Air National Guard.


    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 states and your community!

    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 service 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.

    FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE NEBRASKA AIR NATIONAL GUARD PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL RECRUITING OFFICE AT 402-309-1172.

    APPOINTMENT FACTORS: THIS IS A DUAL STATUS PERMANENT ENLISTED POSITION ONLY

    CONCURRENT AGR ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: AGR-AF-18-005


    OPEN AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: AREA 1, 2, and 3

    DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:
    AREA 1 - Current permanent and indefinite bargaining unit Technicians of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard
    AREA 2 - All Drill Status/M-Day members and temporary Technicians of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard
    AREA 3 - Current military service members who are willing to become a member of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard
    AREA 4 - All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard. Selected individual must become a member of the respective National Guard prior to the date of hire.

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    Responsibilities

    As a IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK), GS-2210-7/9/11, duties include:

    1. Administers the base Local Area Network (LAN). Implements new network operating systems hardware and software and develops base wide network operating procedures. Analyzes LAN utilization statistics through data collection and performance measures to ensure the smooth, reliable, and robust operation of LANs to include classified and unclassified networks. Coordinates LAN installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and reviews, evaluates, and fine-tunes components such as virtual servers, hubs, switches, and routers to achieve peak efficiency within the overall network connectivity. Assists in the development, configuration, installation, and maintenance of network systems to include the LAN/WAN. Receives network, communications, and related operating systems from various sources such as design centers and commercial vendors. Maintains an inventory of all network hardware and software. Installs, configures, and troubleshoots network and application server hardware, network operating system software, and peripheral network equipment such as routers, bridges, cabling system, network interface cards, modems, multiplexers, and concentrators. Develops and maintains base wide procedures for networks, system operations, backups, and product assembly and installation. Implements network operating system and/or network application software, and maintain contact with software suppliers to ensure that current releases of software products are in use. Conducts testing of network systems to ensure current network software products are compatible with system configurations and to ensure operability, efficiency, and compliance with existing standards. Monitors operation of the LAN/WAN and ensures hardware and network operating software are functioning properly and that operation standards are met. Function tests systems components to identify and resolve technical problems, analyze system malfunctions, implement necessary corrective actions, and provide ongoing support for the resolution of complex problems and operating malfunctions. Assists customers on the use of office automation computers, local and wide area networks, and other automated tools. Ensures backups of network equipment configuration data are current.

    2. Conducts problem analysis to identify trends, ineffective practices or procedures, and equipment shortcomings. Identifies and documents network requirements for specific needs of customers.
    Determines if the facility environment can provide for network system requirements, and if infrastructure is in place to support the system. Conducts in-depth analyses of network usage, user complaints, traffic interruptions, hardware and software capabilities, and other relevant factors. Changes the components of existing equipment for efficient operation or recommends major modifications to existing systems. 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 in planning for increased capacity and to support additional workloads. Identifies potential performance or capacity problems and plans for changes to avert problems. Works with technical support personnel in resolving problems. When required, participates with design team on new initiatives, contributing technical expertise on existing LANs. Ensures upgrades to the base infrastructure are identified and submits requests for equipment and funds. Cooperates and works with base communication agencies in planning and developing new or additional network infrastructure capabilities.

    3. Plans for current and future technology integration and works issues for compatibility and standardization based on current and projected customer needs. Analyzes LAN utilization statistics,
    performance measures, and system profiles to ensure network robustness in serving the business needs of the installation. Determines when improvements in networking capability are needed and makes detailed technical recommendations to the senior system specialist. Examines and evaluates alternative means of satisfying user requirements and makes recommendations to users regarding the most effective and efficient automation approaches. Maintains and tests system software to ensure reliable and accurate availability. Installs and troubleshoots LAN data cables to transmission equipment to ensure proper connectivity. Assists in determining the feasibility of proposed revisions or the development of new program applications.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Nebraska National Guard Area 1, 2 and 3 applicants

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484227800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.