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    WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (NETWORK SERVICES) DO? As an Information Technology Specialist (Network Services), you will be involved in the administration, implementation, evaluation and configuration of IRS IT network devices (e.g., switches, routers) and VoIP components, utilizing approved system Guidelines Standards and Practices (GSP). In this position, you will plan, analyze, design, develop, test, provide quality assurance, install, implement, maintain and/or manage networked system used for the transmission of information in voice, data, and wireless formats to ensure that the network is providing a safe and secure environment for our customers.

    As a Information Technology Specialist (Network Services) you will:

    • Manage and administrate large and complex networks including: conducting cost-benefit analyses and total cost of ownership and capacity studies; establish routing schema; establish security practices; develop contingency and recovery plans; maintain directory services; manage/coordinate IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) domain name services; provide intranet, Internet, or extranet gateways; and coordinate other actions to ensure the implementation of networks that support mission requirements.

    • Lead the implementation of major integrated IRS-wide projects that includes components such as: configuration of routers switches and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems, consolidate regional networks; and redesign network infrastructure in response to changes in network technologies or network requirements.

    • Develop major IRS-wide contingency plans to ensure continuous availability and accessibility of network resources in the event of emergencies.

    • Manage the design of major IRS-wide network architectures, including: wired infrastructure, wireless technology, evaluate and define infrastructure requirements; select hardware and software components; assemble installation teams; coordinate network planning, overseeing, testing and implementation.

    If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov/IRSITJobs

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel 1-5 nights per month may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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