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Pay Range:
$72,168 to $93,821 / Per Year
Job Grade:
Temporary Promotion - 1 Year
Apply by: 2017-08-07 Published: 10 months ago

This National Guard position is for a IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK), Position Description Number D1585 and is part of the AL DCSIM JFHQ, National Guard.

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ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Army 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 Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

This position is located in an information management organization.

The purpose of the position is to serve as the principle manager responsible for digital communications services planning, resource, policy and standards development for the entire enterprise infrastructure.

This position directly coordinates with the C4 work centers, local telephone companies, long distance service providers and other vendors as required.

The communications services supported extend beyond the traditional telephony systems, often referred to as plain old telephone systems (POTS).

The communications systems involve state-of-the-art digital communications technology, such as voice over frame (VOF) and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems.

EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Army National Guard membership required.


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.


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, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: --Knowledge of advanced IT principles, concepts, standards and practices to manage the enterprise digital communications services and requirements.

--Thorough knowledge of traditional telephony-based communications principles as well as IT principles, concepts and practices to develop and interpret internal and external digital communication policies and procedures in support of the enterprise strategic plan.

--Knowledge of the open standards interconnect (OSI) model to work with network engineers and vendor in ensuring all communications systems - plain old telephone systems (POTS), voice over frame (VOF), and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) - integrate seamlessly into overall state-wide digital communications infrastructure.

--Knowledge of and skill in applying network design and architecture principles and concepts, network protocols; remote access technology concepts, network operation and maintenance concepts and methods, network management tools and network optimization techniques.

--Knowledge of and skill in applying configuration management concepts and practices, network topology concepts; LAN/WAN development principles and methods.

--Skill in configuring hubs, switches, and routers, monitoring network performance, performing network diagnostics, analyzing network traffic patterns, installing network software fixes and upgrades, and acquisition management policies.

--Ability to make critical decisions or form solid recommendations to significantly influence IT polices in support of new communications technologies that are designed to improve business processes within enterprise-wide projects.

Ability to present complex technical requirements to senior management officials.

--Skill in the use of project management and performance management tools to implement best business practice principles and methods regarding the development of schedules and plans.

The ability to estimate and manage resources, define milestones and deliverables, monitor activities and evaluate and report accomplishments.

--Knowledge of and skill in implementing and testing of the installation COOP plan.

Insures system operation functionality and security in the event of a natural disaster or catastrophic system failure.

--Knowledge of the business value of information and communications upon which the communications management plans, policies and standards are based.

--Thorough understanding of the methods and approaches that support the sharing of information and the use of digital communications assets.

--Knowledge on the techniques and methods for identifying and resolving IT work force issues to leverage human resources in the accomplishment of mission requirements.

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