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ARMY POSITION DESCRIPTION
 

PD#: DV372688

Sequence#: VARIES

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (NETWORK)

GS-2210-12

Organization Title:

POSITION LOCATION:

Servicing CPAC: FORT MCPHERSON, GA

Agency: VARIES

Installation: VARIES

Army Command: VARIES

Region: SOUTH CENTRAL

Command Code: VARIES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS USED IN CLASSIFYING/GRADING POSITION:

Citation 1: JFS ADMIN WORK IN INFOR TEC GRP, GS-2210, DTD OCT 2018

Supervisory Certification: I certify that this is an accurate statement of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and its organizational relationships, and that the position is necessary to carry out Government functions for which I am responsible. This certification is made with the knowledge that this information is to be used for statutory purposes relating to appointment and payment of public funds, and that false or misleading statements may constitute violations of such statutes or their implementing regulations.

 

Supervisor Name:  

Reviewed Date:

Classification Review: This position has been classified/graded as required by Title 5, U.S. Code in conformance with standard published by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or if no published standards apply directly, consistently with the most applicable published standards.

 

Reviewed By: ROBERT NICHOLS

Reviewed Date: 03/17/2011

POSITION INFORMATION:

Cyber Workforce:

  • Primary Work Role: VARIES
  • Additional Work Role 1: VARIES
  • Additional Work Role 2: VARIES

FLSA: EXEMPT

FLSA Worksheet:

FLSA Appeal: NO

Bus Code: VARIES

DCIPS PD: NO

  • Mission Category: VARIES
  • Work Category: VARIES
  • Work Level: VARIES

Acquisition Position: NO

  • CAP:  
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Functional Code: 00

Interdisciplinary: NO

Supervisor Status: VARIES

PD Status: ARCHIVED

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Drug Test Required: VARIES  

Financial Management Certification:

Position Designation: VARIES

Position Sensitivity: VARIES

Security Access: VARIES

Emergency Essential:   

Requires Access to Firearms: VARIES

Personnel Reliability Position: VARIES

Information Assurance: VARIES

Influenza Vaccination: NO

Financial Disclosure: VARIES

Financial Disclosure: NO  

Enterprise Position: VARIES

POSITION ASSIGNMENT:

Competitive Area: VARIES

Competitive Level: VARIES

Career Program: VARIES

Career Ladder PD: NO

Target Grade/FPL: 12

Career Pos 1:    

Career Pos 2:    

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POSITION DUTIES:

MAJOR DUTIES:

Serves as an Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Network Administrator) with duties to maintain, modify, plan, implement, and execute CJSOTF-GCC’S network administration requirements (Bahrain). Incumbent plans and carries out difficult and complex assignments and develops new methods, approaches and procedures; provides advice and guidance on a wide range and variety of complex IT issues; interprets IT policies, standards and guidelines; conducts analyses and recommends resolution of complex issues affecting the specialty area; evaluates and recommends adoption of new or enhanced approaches to delivering IT products and services; tests and optimizes the functionality of systems, networks and data; identifies and defines business or technical requirements applied to the design, development, implementation, management and support of IT resources; ensures optimal use of commercially available product; evaluates proposals for the acquisition of IT products and services; prepares and presents reports; represents the organization in interactions with other organizations within the GCC network.

1. Directly responsible to the J6 Director/J6 Deputy for reporting outages, maintenance, network accreditation, changes and modifications and contingencies and operations. Ensures CJSOTF-GSS network communications requirements are identified and fulfilled. Incumbent designs, modifies, develops, constructs, installs, aligns, operates, troubleshoots, and repairs a variety of electronic and electro-mechanical Network components used in test and evaluation to control test conditions and/or record dynamic measurement data. Obtains, analyzes, and evaluates test data such as instrumentation readings, graphs, measurements and mathematical reductions, mathematical and statistical analysis, network analyzer statistics, time domain reflectometer readings, etc., consulting with personnel specialized data services to discuss and resolve problems, clarify and evaluate results, ensure validity, etc. Uses multiple network management software products to identify potential bottlenecks or traffic problem areas. Configures Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, etc. to support the computer network. Configures VLAN, VPN, VoIP, parameters etc. to support local and remote network. Reviews such factors as speed, capacity, capability of handling the types of traffic involved, ease of operation, compatibility with related equipment, maintenance and impact on operating procedures, and staffing and training. 45%

2. Conducts studies, audits, and continued analysis of IT network traffic conditions. Reviews and approves capability requirements for proposed IT systems for the feasibility of implementation, system engineering, and resource requirements. Surveys degree of utilization of access lines, trunks, terminals and switch stations of local automated networks with connectivity to worldwide networks. Determines benefits, estimates costs, compares data, and makes recommendations on system changes or upgrades. Recommends studies on configuration changes, reviews proposals, and management on the resources required. 35%

3. Prepares specifications, technical requirements, and certain documents related to submission of procurement requests. Develops and plans schedules for installation, testing, acceptance, and maintaining resources. Provides technical support and assistance to contracting officers and contracting officer representatives (COR) in test, evaluations, and inspections of services and resources provided by contracts. Plans, conducts, and certifies that specifications are accomplished in accordance with the scope of the work and monitors the warranty service provided by contracts. Provides technical supervision over IT work at various geographical locations. Monitors and evaluates actual progress of work against approved schedules and identifies possible delays and recommends corrective action. 20%

Performs other duties as assigned.

FACTOR 1. Knowledge Required By Position, FL 1- 7, 1250 Points

-Knowledge of and skill in applying: (1) IT network systems concepts, designs, principles, methods and practices; (2) mission and programs of customer organizations; (3) organizations? infrastructure; (4) performance management/measurement methods, tools and techniques; (5) systems testing and evaluation principles, methods, and tools; (6) requirement analysis principles and methods: (7) COTS products and components; (8) new and emerging information technologies and industry trends; (9) acquisition management policies and components; (10) project management principles; and (11) oral and written communication skills sufficient to serve as network administrator including responsibility for (1) configuring hubs, switches, and routers; (2) monitoring network performance; (3) performing network diagnostics; (4) analyzing network traffic patterns; (5) installing network software fixes and upgrades; (6) troubleshoot network problems; and (7) develop requirements for the acquisition of network hardware, software, and services.

-Skill in reviewing existing systems operations (e.g., data communications equipment, networks, routers, and gateways) in terms of cost effectiveness, operating quality, standards of performance and satisfying user service requirements.


FACTOR 2. Supervisory Controls, FL 2-4, 450 Points

Employee works under the general supervision of the Executive Officer and Commander. The supervisor gives administrative guidance and assigns responsibility, broadly defining assignments in terms of scope, policy, and objectives. Employee is responsible to determine the best practices and methods to apply and the approach to be taken for the successful completion of assignments. Employee assesses situations complicated by conflicting requirements and analyzes them to determine the applicability of established methods. When necessary, establishes new methods, considering probable areas of future changes in system design, equipment layout, or comparable aspects to facilitate subsequent modifications. The supervisor reviews completed work for soundness of overall approach, effectiveness in meeting requirements, and the feasibility of recommendations. The supervisor does not usually review methods used.

FACTOR 3. Guidelines, FL 3-4, 450 Points

Guidelines primarily consist of Federal, DOD, component, and local regulations, policies, standards, and precedents that provide general guidance, but do not specify the approach to follow to accomplish the work. The employee uses judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness in deviating from established methods to modify, adapt, and/or refine broader guidelines to resolve specific complex or intricate issues and problems, and to generate new or improved methods. New methods developed and tested may provide a basis for future guidelines. Considerable judgment is required in relating guidelines to the development of solutions to problems. The employee makes adaptations in dealing with problems such as limited resources and hardware restraints/limitations.

FACTOR 4. Complexity, FL 4-5, 325 Points

Project assignments require an unusual depth of analysis, characterized by the need for significant departures from established practices. Problems are often unique and of a type that have been resistant to solutions in the past. Deciding what needs to be done typically involves assessment of situations complicated by conflicting or insufficient data that must be analyzed to determine the applicability of established methods. Consideration must be given to conflicting requirement and to future needs. Incumbent exercises considerable judgment to keep abreast of the rapid evolution of networking technologies, to maintain continual vigilance against threats to network confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and to constantly determine ways to efficiently apply scarce resources. A number of approaches to accomplish the work are possible and decisions regarding approach are complicated by the extensive coordination required between the various users and other ADP staff. The work requires developing criteria where numerous conditions, options, and conflicting user needs must be considered.

FACTOR 5. Scope and Effect, FL 5-4, 225 Points

The work involves research, investigation, and definition of computer systems (hardware and software) configurations, specifications, and problems as relates to the GCC and its area of responsibility. The work involves isolating and defining issues or conditions, resolving critical problems in agency wide systems, or developing new approaches and techniques for use by others. The employee serves as a consultant or project coordinator in carrying out one-of-a-kind efforts or in leading a major network project where responsibilities include developing project plans, assigning and prioritizing the work or other network specialists, and overseeing the implementation of project activities. The work affects a wide range of agency activities or the work of activities in other organizations.

FACTOR 6/7. Personal Contacts and Purpose of Contacts, FL 3c, 180 Points

Contacts are with all levels of installation personnel (including systems analysts, system administrators, programmers, and functional users), personnel from higher headquarters, other Federal activities, and vendors and representatives from private industry. Represents CJSTOF-GCC and its area of responsibility in matters related to various projects at technical meeting, equipment/system or software vendors, and contractors to include all Bahrain tenants.

Contacts involve influencing others to use particular technical methods and procedures, or to persuade them to cooperate in meeting objectives and deadlines when there are problems in securing cooperation. As the resident expert the incumbent serves as GCC’s and its area of responsibility focal point for system design, development, and deployment. Exchanges new concepts, and develops or applies new techniques gathered at meetings and conferences.

FACTOR 8. Physical Demands, FL 8-1, 5 Points

The work is primarily sedentary. Some work may involve some walking and standing. There are no special physical demands required.

FACTOR 9. Work Environment, FL 9-1, 5 Points

Works in an office or similar environment with proper lighting, temperature, etc. No special safety precautions are required.


Total: 2890 Points
Point Range: 2755- 3150


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET Security Clearance.

This position is designated Emergency Essential. During a crisis situation, the incumbent, or designated alternate, may be required to deploy or perform temporary duty assignments overseas in support of a military operation. In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent or designated alternate, must continue to perform the EE duties until relieved by proper authority. This position cannot be vacated during national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the organization to function effectively. Emergency Essential positions require the incumbent, or designated alternate; to be screened from military recall status. The incumbent may be required to take part in readiness exercises.

May be required, as a condition of employment, to take the series of anthrax vaccine immunizations to include annual boosters. This may also include other immunizations that may, in the future, be required for this position.


Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination

 

1. Availability Pay Exemption - (e.g., Criminal Investigators, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots who are also Law Enforcement Officers).

 

2. Foreign Exemption - (Note: Puerto Rico and certain other locations do not qualify for this exemption – See 5 CFR 551.104 for a list of Nonexempt areas.)

 

3. Executive Exemption:

    

a. Exercises appropriate management responsibility (primary duty) over a recognized organizational unit with a continuing function, AND

    

b. Customarily and regularly directs 2 or more employees, AND

    

c. Has the authority to make or recommend hiring, firing, or other status-change decisions, when such recommendations have particular weight.

 

4. Professional Exemption:

    

a. Professional work (primary duty)

    

b. Learned Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.208 ) (Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists, Teachers, Attorneys, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Engineers, Architects, and Accountants at the independent level as just some of the typical examples of exempt professionals). Or

    

c. Creative Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.209 ) (The primary duty requires invention and originality in a recognized artistic field (music, writing, etc.) and does not typically include newspapers or other media or work subject to control by the organization are just some examples of Creative Professionals). Or

    

d. Computer Employee, (See 5 CFR, 551.210 ) ( must meet salary test and perform such duties as system analysis, program/system design, or program/system testing, documentation, and modification). Computer manufacture or repair is excluded (non-exempt work).

 

5. Administrative Exemption:

    

a. Primary duty consistent with 5 CFR 551 (e.g.; non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or its customers), AND job duties require exercise of discretion & independent judgment.

  FLSA Conclusion:
  Exempt
  Non Exempt


FLSA Comments/Explanations:


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & NOTES:



POSITION EVALUATION:

Comments/Explanations: Work meets primary duty test for professional exemption in that it requires knowledge comparable to that performed by professional employees. Employee must exercise both theoretical and practical knowledge gained through education, training, and/or experience to perform highly-specialized work in computer systems analysis and systems networking. The work is intellectual and varied in nature, requiring creative, analytical, evaluative, or interpretative thought processes for satisfactory performance. Work is at a level to require the frequent exercise of discretion and independent judgment.