at Air National Guard Units in South Portland, Maine, United States
Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a IT SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN), Position Description Number T5905500 and is part of the ME 265th Combat Communications, National Guard. Responsibilities Purpose: The primary purpose of the position is to provide Squadron management with objectively based information to effectively assess the unit’s ability to meet the squadron operations, training, and readiness missions in support of fielding a complex communications-electronics weapons system. Analyzes organizational, maintenance, and network operations processes and procedures through assessment of management, operational, technical and administrative practices pertinent to staff, flight, and section functions. Identifies process, system, and training deficiencies by applying defect prevention principles and root cause problem resolution techniques and recommends corrective action for each. Serves as advisor to the Commander and senior staff members regarding compliance, readiness posturing, and mission limiting issues. MAJOR DUTIES: 1. Responsible for acceptance and certification of communications-electronics (C-E) systems and implementation of quality and reliability plans for assigned C-E systems. Develops sampling plans and procedures for monitoring product certification decisions. Independently evaluates the effectiveness of substantive unit programs and processes in meeting their established goals and objectives. Analyzes evaluation results on both a quantitative and qualitative basis to provide concise and objective information to identify mission strengths and weaknesses. Develops recommendations to correct deficiencies or suggest program or process improvements for the organization. Plans and designs procedures to improve product and service quality. 2. Evaluates mission effectiveness. Develops and administers a system of internal audits, evaluations, and checklists designed to ensure conformance with squadron mission. Using standardized and locally developed evaluation programs and processes, responsible for planning and accomplishment of scheduled and unscheduled managerial, personnel, technical and special evaluations. Collectively evaluates management effectiveness, performance and technical proficiency of assigned personnel, equipment, and systems condition. Coordinates and/or conducts management studies of organization, staffing, work measurement, methods, or procedures. Monitors all unit standardization/evaluation type programs ensuring adherence to all requirements defined in USAF, ANG, and other applicable directives. Responsible for ensuring military duty position standards are current and used. Identifies or creates metrics and measures progress toward accomplishment of unit plans, programs, goals, and objectives. 3. Utilizes comprehensive knowledge of implemented programs and their interrelationships to apply statistical analysis techniques to measure progress, efficiency, and trends impacting the effectiveness of the organization. Performs cost-benefit and task analysis to seek more efficient and effective means and methods to achieve desired results. 4. Interprets a variety of technical requirements making independent judgments to determine organizational compliance with applicable regulations, procedures and practices. Provides organization management with factual, objective assessments of the unit’s ability to perform the mission. Analyzes, validates, and identifies ways to improve the mission, function, and activities of the organization. Provides management officials with information needed for effective direction of programs to include reports identifying limiting factors, program management opportunities, and availability of operable mission equipment. 5. Advises employees, supervisors, and managers on the evaluation of basic program policies, regulatory requirements, and procedures. If no output quantity or quality criterion exists, recommends establishment of these requirements. Develops baseline for use in measuring and analyzing organizational productivity or effectiveness. 6. Provides the commander and supervisors with factual, objective assessments of a section’s ability to perform the mission and develops recommendations for needed improvements. Responsible for any required process improvement teams to help develop recommendations to improve methods or processes. 7. Develops process, management, administrative, and technical evaluation plans for implementation by managers. Notes deficiencies, identifies necessary resources, and recommends corrective action. Reviews workload requirements to ascertain areas where procedures can be combined, distributed, or simplified to increase productivity, efficiency, or effectiveness. Recommends internal reporting and status tracking procedures to ensure adequate control in terms of deadlines, progress reports, and follow-up reports. Manages the evaluation program to ensure required actions are tracked and completed. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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.