MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military grade in the Alabama Air National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact an Alabama Air National Guard recruiter at 800-464-8273 prior to applying for this position.
MINIMUM MILITARY RANK: TSgt
MAXIMUM MILITARY RANK: SMSgt
*Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the Specialized Experience listed below: Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled the applicant to understand the stages required to automate a work process. Experience may have been gained in work such as computer operator or assistant, computer sales representative, program analyst, or other positions that required the use or adaptation of computer programs and systems.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls. Experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where is involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion.
Knowledge Required by the Position:
-- Expert knowledge of IT and communications system architecture, integration techniques, system analysis, and testing methods.
-- Knowledge of a wide range of IT principles, concepts, methods, advancements, policies, design, development, testing and applications, both hardware and software sufficient to assess the organization's IT business requirements.
--Knowledge of the principles of information assurance, network security, and techniques to ensure serviceability, safe operation, proper configuration, accountability, and sustainability of systems to meet mission requirements.
--Knowledge of computer security concepts to guarantee authenticity and confidentiality of digital communications messages and transmissions, communication security principles, infrastructure security concepts, cryptography, access controls, attack prevention, encryption key generation and use, as well as operational and organizational security.
--Knowledge of emerging technologies, reviews technical periodicals, publications, commercial standards, and attends seminars.
-- Knowledge of a wide range of communications concepts, principles, and practices. Work encompasses complex and uncommon interfaces and policies and practices; sources of technical data to evaluate new devices, proposals, and approaches; and a practical understanding of contracting procedures and legal requirements.
-- Knowledge of DoD and Air Force communications regulations, services, and instructions to ensure telecommunications services are in compliance with applicable regulations and instructions.
-- Knowledge of operational and performance characteristics of telecommunications to develop procedures/policies/practices for local use.
-- Knowledge of commonly used practices, guides, and a broad range of operating techniques concerning both standard and unique communications systems design installation and concept of operations.
-- Comprehensive knowledge and skill in applying statistical analysis and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature.
-- Comprehensive knowledge of technical and managerial processes related to employment of information technology and communications-electronics systems.
-- Expert knowledge of administrative regulations and operating procedures to identify, analyze, and provide recommendations for improving management, administrative, operations and maintenance methods and procedures.
-- Knowledge of Air Force (USAF) and Air National Guard (ANG) policies, procedures, regulations and precedents.
-- In-depth specialized knowledge of Combat Communications missions, equipment, objectives, terminology, and management practices.
-- In-depth knowledge in conducting interviews and evaluations, analyzing findings and developing recommendations for corrections or improvements in the evaluated program.
-- Skill in applying statistical analysis, sampling methods and techniques to determine compliance with applicable standards. Ability to review, analyze, and resolve conflicts between local and higher headquarters regulations.-
- Knowledge of AF and ANG personnel, training and administrative programs, principles and practices.
-- Knowledge of assigned communications-electronics, telecommunication systems, and computer networking equipment, its characteristics, and assorted support equipment.
-- Knowledge of quality assurance methods, principles and practices sufficient to manage organization Quality Assurance function.
-- Knowledge of electronics equipment inspection methods, techniques and practices to detect conditions that may compromise quality. Ability to prepare technical reports to identify specific technical problem areas and to recommend corrective action.