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MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military grade in the Alabama Army National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact an Alabama Army National Guard recruiter at 800-464-8273 prior to applying for this position. MINIMUM MILITARY RANK: MSGT
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 organization’s policy and planning formulation process along with its missions, goals, and objectives to prepare IT polices and plans.
–Knowledge of organizational acquisition requirements, budgetary techniques, and financial status sufficient to identify needs and recommend adjustment of IT funding priorities.
–Knowledge of management requirements sufficient to render recommendations on development of new software versus purchase of off-the-shelf programs.
–Knowledge of systems architecture, integration techniques, and testing methods sufficient to conduct feasibility studies.
–Ability to develop IT policies and plans and to assess impact of changed policy on the organization’s current IT plans and programs.
–Ability to perform feasibility studies, perform cost analysis review, develop investment plans, and recommend a best course of action along with suitable alternatives.
–Ability to review and consult on IT and communications related contracts and to serve as a technical representative on IT and communications systems and service contracts.
–Ability to stay well informed on rapidly changing technology, to evaluate its possible impact on organization missions, and to develop plans to satisfy requirements.
–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.
–Knowledge of the DoD and Air Force budgetary system/legal requirements and how they apply to planning and programming of communications systems.
–Ability to review, analyze, and resolve difficult and complex technical problems involving systems compatibility, both installation-wide and external interoperability, circuits, switches, distribution, satellite linkages, and networking.
–Ability to develop and apply policies, methods, procedures, and techniques in communications system design and installation to operating situations and problems resolution.
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