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Job Title: JWICS Communications Planner
Job Location: Crystal City
Security Clearance: TS/SCI
The objective of this task is to provide technical/analytical support and expertise in the area of Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication System (JWICS) support and performance to assist the AFGSC A2 in the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan to guide the organization's way ahead. Results-based performance measures are necessary to effectively monitor and drive strategic plan implementation, while simultaneously satisfying guidance from Higher Headquarters and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.
1. The candidate shall provide expertise to support all aspects of systems operations for a JWICS Windows Microsoft based server environment to include the following: Performs studies and establishes plans of action for improving the efficiency of information technology applications; Performs studies covering the installation’s information technology status; Evaluates existing systems and capabilities and initiates feasibility studies and cost benefit analyses to determine ways and means necessary to enhance mission performance, from those studies, determines requirements and recommends a best course of action along with proposed alternatives; Evaluates the impact emerging technology will have on business needs and practices and takes into consideration the organization’s financial and other resources while developing capital investment plans designed to meet changing IT needs of the organization; Prepares justification for reprioritizing funding to support IT enhancements and persuades management to take a specific course of action; Prepares documentation and briefs management officials on specifics of requirements, both hardware and software, and outlines procedures to obtain and organize enhancements; Produces system and program specifications and establishes milestones which include processing steps, program layouts, interrelationships, sequences, and internal logic; Establishes methods necessary to integrate new technology into existing architecture, identifying conflicting system interface problems and developing solutions;
2. The candidate shall provide expertise to assess policy needs and develops policy and procedures governing IT activities. Plans, develops, approves procedures and interprets policy related to IT activities. Continually assesses policy needs and interprets broad DoD, AF, and other higher headquarters guidance and applies it through development of policies for the area of responsibility. Consults and coordinates with project staff from other organizations and agencies in developing, revising, interpreting, and modifying policies to ensure application of local activities meet project needs. Keeps abreast of changes in policy direction and assesses impact on organizational business requirements. Reviews system documentation, configuration controls, and contractual aspects to determine compliance with applicable standards. Presents findings to program officials and makes recommendations for improvement where appropriate. Develops migration plans for implementation of new technology. Assesses and identifies training needs that address activities where gaps in competency exist in either current or new technology. Develops training programs, or locates and recommends sources of training that ensure users can apply the best techniques in using IT. Provides technical assistance to system users and candidates.
3. The candidate shall provide expertise as senior technical advisor on budget activities. Plans and coordinates all phases of the acquisition, implementation, and integration of IT assets. Conducts extensive research and analytical studies and develops specifications, justifications, and economic analysis in support of selection and acquisition actions. Prepares justifications for long range funding submissions. Conducts surveys of current architecture and infrastructure to determine the most cost effective methods of meeting organizational business requirements. Prepares cost analysis reports which provide management sufficient detail upon which to base decisions regarding allotment of resources. Prepares detailed budget proposals and financial plans for approval of higher-level management in support of defined business needs. Persuades and influences management toward a specific course of action. Maintains liaison with the contracting office, budget office, and other staff functions involved in IT activities. Proactively serves as management’s technical consultant in all aspects of IT funding.
4. The candidate shall provide expertise and/or participates in discussions, meetings, conferences, committees or special IT projects. Analyzes areas of concern, identifies problems, and resolves conflicts through persuasive discussions with management and user representatives. Consults with base officials and working groups, customers and other organization personnel on IT concerns. Prepares reports encompassing long and short range planning strategy recommendations, and presents briefings covering recommendations for acquisition or changes in business practices through enhanced IT use. Maintains liaison with technical and professional organizations and industry to keep abreast of trends in technology. Prepares and presents briefings which outline problems and solutions and keep management aware of their role in adopting changing technology. Special projects and initiatives involve long-range planning which will enable the installation to meet future requirements; therefore, the employee must continually stay up to date with rapidly changing technology to be able to predict how management can prepare for the future. Serves on committees and working groups involved with future planning.
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