at Air National Guard Units in South Portland, Maine, United States
Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a SUPV IT SPECIALIST (ENTARCH), Position Description Number D2357000 and is part of the ME 243rd Engineering Installation Squadron, National Guard. Responsibilities 1. Provides primary oversight of IT infrastructure planning projects requiring new or modified IT infrastructure. Develops information technology project plans. Conducts on-site and/or virtual pre-site surveys to evaluate proposed projects in determining unit capabilities to either accept or reject projects based on valued training, manpower, skills, equipment, funds, and other resources. Accepts new projects and establishes project deadlines and priorities based on general established schedules, methods and policies. Develops, assesses and plans the implementation of information technology, telecommunication, and communications-electronics systems. Ensures project packages are reviewed, pre-installation surveys are performed and allied support, funding, and technical problems are resolved prior to installation team start date. Serves as liaison with installation officials and with higher headquarters on behalf of the EIS regarding plans, problem areas, program requirements, and methods of accomplishment for IT construction projects and network modernization. Monitors status of project milestones, coordinates with mission and support functions when milestones change and adjusts resources to ensure that teams and equipment are available to meet job requirements. 2. Supervises the daily operation of technicians engaged in the planning and engineering for the installation, testing, analysis, modification, and repair of complex and state of the art C4I systems and infrastructures. Interviews and recommends selection of new employees. Passes on to other workers the priorities and overall objectives received from the Commander. Establishes positions, sets performance standards, and renders performance appraisals. Initiates disciplinary/laudatory actions as appropriate. Establishes and implements organization policies, plans and objectives. Establishes priorities and plans and assigns work to accomplish the mission. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities and the difficulty and requirements of assignments. Schedules and approves annual/sick leave; develops training plans; schedules employees for needed training; and ensures training programs are completed. Receives complaints and grievances and resolves actions, referring more complex cases to the Commander. Ensures actions initiated are in consonance with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Programs. Identifies training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training that will assist the employees in meeting their personal as well as the organizations goals. Identifies functional areas with incumbent’s span of control for potential mismanagement of programs, fraud/waste or abuse of resources, and implements and manages controls to comply with the activity regulations, existing public laws and other directives. Keeps the Commander informed on overall work operations and status of projects. Responsible for observing all safety rules, regulations and directives applicable to the work assignment. 3. Serves as primary point of contact for projects assigned with sponsor/customer. Keeps the sponsor/customer fully informed of project progress, issues and their resolution, and any impact on project completion. Assures that sponsor/customer or other agencies participation in the project is in accordance with the agreed upon management plan and sponsor/customer commitments. Assures early identification of sponsor/customer problems or issues and facilities the resolution of identified problems or issues in the most appropriate manner. Using online systems, tracks and monitors status of project milestones. Coordinates with mission and support functions when milestones change and adjusts resources to ensure that teams and equipment are available to meet job requirements. 20% 4. Reviews and analyzes all projects upon completion. Formulates and recommends procedures to improve performance and to avoid repeat problem areas and/or discrepancies. Evaluates quality of C4I installations and upgrades for timeliness, cost-effectiveness, and customer satisfaction. Analyzes project data for incorporation as baselines on future C4I projects. Determines the need for increasing or adjusting training density and duration, additional controls, revision of processes, workload distribution, and personnel manning adjustments. Ensures organization and process efficiency through reviews of program management procedures and policies for acquisition, fielding, and commissioning of C4I systems and architectures. Reviews policies for engineering surveys, project package development, project review, engineering change requests, identification of materiel, and development of test procedures. Reviews project installation processes to include pre-deployment procedures, pre-implementation assessments, installation standards, test and acceptance practices, and post-deployment procedures. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Military Grades: E8 & Above Compatible Military Assignments: 1D700 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. Education If you are using Education to qualify for this position, You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position. 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 (Register | Selective Service System : Selective Service System (sss.gov)). 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.