IT Specialist (network)

Department of Defense Santa Fe, NM
* Duties

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This National Guard position is for a IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK), Position Description Number T5349000 and is part of the NM, DIS, National Guard.

This position is located in an information management organization. The purpose of this position is to serve as the Network Engineer for the state.

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* Serves as computer network engineer. Develops, defines, assesses and recommends concepts or solutions to implement network designs, policies and procedures that will result in continual upgrade, enhancement and optimization of the state's wide area command and control network and that will ensure proper network configuration and standardization. Applies extensive knowledge of computer network engineering and related disciplines to ensure that emerging technologies are considered in the development of technical refreshment of network components and configurations. Monitors the network management system for the state's wide area command and control/distributed training network to troubleshoot the immediate and geographically dispersed local and wide area networks. Implements and tracks diverse network protocol schemes, perform network baseline monitoring, and network capacity management. Sets the standards for the configuration and monitoring for a broad variety of network devices such as routers, switches, hubs, bridges, firewall, remote access systems, virtual private network, and intrusion detection and security systems.

* Serves as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COR) in the review and acceptance of network systems contractual work. Coordinates with procurement officials in developing statements of work containing quantities of required support.

Monitors and reports network systems performance to interpret results and implement performance enhancements.

* Serves as a project manager during the implementation of C4 projects. Develops policies and procedures to insure the needs of the various supported organizations do not adversely effect system performance. Develops policies and procedures to maximize network operations. Performs project management on all network modifications (voice, video and data). Uses standard business practices when reviewing network architecture improvements to insure systems provide sufficient return on their investment. Manages projects approved for implementation, which include network consolidation and/or growth. Redesigns network architecture to insure sufficient bandwidth is available to support the future requirements of the organization.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

* Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

* Must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain secret security clearance.

* Must have a valid Security + cerification.

* Must possess an active Cisco Network Certification.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-11 and above - 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.

CERTIFICATIONS: Must have a valid Security + certification. In addition must possess an active Cisco Network Certification. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is preferred. Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) are acceptable.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

Undergraduate or 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

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.