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Army National Guard Units IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK) TITLE 32 in Kalispell, Montana

Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION IN KALISPELL, MT. *Position announced concurrent with Title 5 announcements MT-11489599-T5-22-439 (Internal) & MT-11490247-T5-22-442 (External) *Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized IAW 3R program; Permanent Change of Station may also be authorized Selecting Official: Larry Finstad This position is for an IT Specialist (Network), Position Description Number D0262000, and is part of the MT Army National Guard, J6. Responsibilities This position is located in an information management organization. The purpose of this position is to 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. The work involves network administration, optimization, and performance in support of the supports the state's wide area command and control integrated network. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Performs a variety of network device configuration and connectivity tasks. Executes procedures and coordinates corrective action to optimize network performance. Installs, configures and monitors tested and evaluated software packages 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 servers and data communication devices 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. Executes appropriate action to ensure backup processes are completed. Evaluates the performance of network devices such as servers, workstations, and peripheral devices, and remote access systems. 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. Implements plans and procedures for remote installation of applications and upgrades using state of the art software distribution methods. Monitors distribution of applications and upgrades ensuring compliance with regulations and copyright laws. Implements procedures to ensure accurate records of authorized users of distributed software are maintained. Implements the standard operating procedures for all devices on the network. Reviews and evaluates proposed software. Provides input to briefings and presentations on the complexities of the installation networks. These briefings provide the basis for long-range decision planning relating to C4 network project management. Analyzes equipment and software reliability and utilization reports to identify and define problem areas and to establish end-to-end systems performance levels. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Military Grades: Enlisted E4 - E9; Warrant WO1 - CW5; Officer O1 - O5 Your resume MUST contain a DETAILED description (how, when , where, and at what level) in your own words (not copied) of civilian and/or military training/experience/education as it relates to the general and specialized experience, and any other requirements (certifications, education, selective placement factors) that are in announcement and/or questionnaire. If resume is NOT detailed in these requirements; you could be deemed INELIGIBLE. For additional information on what to include in your resume, click here. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have 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. Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience - For the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. 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. *If you are using substitution of education for specialized experience to assist in qualifying for this position, you must provide transcripts to support your Educational claims. Education Additional Information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 ( If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.