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    This National Guard position is for a IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK), Position Description Number PDD1937000 and is part of the Mississippi National Guard.

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    As a IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK), GS-2210-11, you will function as a technical specialist on issues relating to the wide area network (WAN) and local area network (LAN) systems and their integration in the network within the span of control of the ASUS. The work involves network administration, optimization and performance in support of the ASUS Staff and assigned USAF units. Provides guidance, recommendations, and instruction to support command and control integrated networks throughout the USAF. Due to the unique mission of the cNAF, this PD cannot be used in any other organization.

    (1) Oversees the status and functionality of multiple base local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) for units within the USAF. Monitors, tests, analyzes, maintains, and operates multiple operating system based network platforms and provides recommendations to units in support of USAF tasking. Executes procedures and coordinates corrective action to optimize network performance. Assists in the planning, development, configuration, installation, and maintenance of network systems to include the LAN/WAN and provides guidance and recommendations to units. Analyzes LAN/WAN utilization statistics through data collection and performance measures to ensure smooth, reliable, and robust operation to include classified and unclassified networks for the ASUS Staff and other supporting organizations. Determines whether the facility environment is adequate for network system requirements, and infrastructure is in place to support systems and the war fighter. Provides guidance and coordination of LAN installation, implementation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and reviews, evaluates, and fine-tunes components such as; hubs, switches, and routers to achieve peak efficiency within the overall network connectivity. 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. Recommends and changes the components of existing equipment for efficient operation or recommends major modifications to existing systems in support of USAF network operations. Coordinates the development and implementation of configuration plans for complex network operating systems, network application software, LANs and WANs with supported elements to include headquarters staff elements, tenant activities, state government, regional operating activities and national agencies. Maintains contact with software suppliers to ensure that current releases of software products are in use. Utilizes benchmarks and performance measurement and evaluation data to manage network servers and data communication devices to support normal and surge workload. Works with technical support personnel in resolving critical network problems. Ensures current network software products are compatible with system configurations and ensures operability, efficiency, and compliance with existing standards. Oversees and troubleshoots operation of the LAN/WAN and ensures hardware and network operating software are functioning properly and that operation standards are met. Function-tests system components to identify and resolve technical problems, analyze system malfunctions, implements necessary corrective actions, and provides ongoing support for the resolution of complex problems and operating malfunctions. Performs system backups to ensure expedient restoration of the database for the respective network equipment. Ensures currency of backups of network equipment configuration data. Ensures the vigorous application of information security/information assurance policies in the delivery of network services.

    (2) Determines customer requirements and assists customers by recognizing and analyzing trends and providing instruction and orientation services. Identifies and documents network requirements for specific needs of customers and organizations. Conducts in-depth analyses of network usage, user complaints, traffic interruptions, hardware and software capabilities, and other relevant factors. Recommends methods and procedures and coordinates corrective action to optimize utilization of present equipment. Ensures that upgrades to headquarters staff elements, tenant activities, state government, regional operating activities and national agencies IT infrastructures are identified and assists customers in developing and submitting recommendations for additional equipment and funds.

    (3) Performs other duties as assigned.

    Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description located online, on the FASCLASS website. https://acpol2.army.mil/fasclass/search_fs/search_fasclass.asp

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/591537600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.