IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK SERVICES)
Serves as a technical network specialist on issues related to the support and sustainment of the local area network (LAN) and the wide area network (WAN).
Performs a variety of network device configuration and connectivity tasks.
Executes procedures and coordinates corrective action to optimize network performance. Installs, configures and monitors software that provide performance measurements of the WAN/LAN.
Implements the standard configuration software loads for all network devices. Utilizes benchmarks and performance measurement and evaluation data to manage network and services to support normal and surge workload. Works with technical support personnel in resolving critical problems.
Uses remote management software tools to maintain and update configuration, protocol and user/system files. Documents and tracks change to configuration, protocol and user/system files.
Coordinates the development and implementation of configuration management plans for complex LANs and WANs with supported elements to include headquarters staff elements, tenant activities, state government, regional operating activities and national agencies.
Monitors distribution of network applications and upgrades ensuring compliance with regulations and copyright laws. Implements the standard operating procedures for configuring and securing all devices on the network. Reviews and evaluates proposed project and software initiatives. Provides input to briefings and presentations regarding the complexities of the installation networks. Provide the basis for long-range decision planning.
General Experience: I have experience, education or training that has provided the applicant with technical knowledge and understanding of fundamental network principles and practices. Experience may have been gained in work such as network administration, IT systems administration, wireless network administration, Voice over IP (VoIP) administration, computer operator or assistant, or other IT positions requiring elevated administrator privileges.
Specialized Experience: I have at least 36 months experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to administration of network and computer applications or systems within an organization. Experience working professionally with customers to interpret technical issues, provide solutions, and restore networked services. Experience gathering data from multiple sources to accurately analyze, prioritize, and troubleshoot connectivity outages. Experience working with wired and wireless networks and associated services, equipment, and hardware. Experience working with external agencies to coordinate the delivery, modification, or repair of networked services.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
Military grade range: SPC - MSG
All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS.
Compatible Military Assignment:
ENL: 25U, 25B, 25N
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1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
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3. MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: Ifyou are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position.
For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program incentive, the following termination rule applies:
IncentiveTermination without Recoupment:
If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent or Indefinite position after 25 February 2010 where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment.