Information Technology Specialist in Lakenheath, United Kingdom

U.S. Air Forces, Europe

Summary About the position: This position is located Force Support Squadron (FSS) Information Technology office on RAF Lakenheath, UK. Must be physically able to lift objects weighing 40 pounds and occasionally lifting over 40 pounds. Responsibilities Provides technical expertise, support, implementation, management and long range planning for all data automation requirements for the 48 Force Support Squadron (FSS). Systems include, but are not limited to call accounting systems, Management Information System (MIS), Point of Sale Systems (POS) hardware/software, and associated microcomputer applications, virtual, private, Quality of Life (QoL), wireless and local area networks used in management of FSS programs. The position involves analytical and evaluative duties related to computer networks and/or telecommunications with primary knowledge requirements in information processing methodology, database management, information technology (IT), computer capabilities, and processing techniques. Serves as technical specialist for decisions concerning day-to-day operation, system administration, database, life-cycle management, information assurance (IA), configuration and project management for FSS Command Reporting systems and automated programs for all activities within the 48 FSS. Incorporates guidance into the squadron’s automation plan. Manages the ongoing operation of the network that pertains to the squadron as a Function System Administrator. Negotiates a Service Level Agreement with the Network Control Center. Services as the unit Client Support Administrator (CSA), COMPUSEC manager, computer systems manager and the primary CSSO, unit focal point for the Information Assurance Awareness Program (IAAP) and equipment custodian associated with squadron systems. Provides life cycle management for Automated Data Processing Equipment (ADPE). Serves as a Telecommunications Control Officer (TCO) implementing telecommunications program management. Promotes the use of automated systems by providing instruction to functional area users, lead users and alternate FSAs on automated processes and systems. Instructions include subjects such as operating system architecture and capabilities, system generation, configuration alternatives, database management, system utility capabilities, standards and procedures, configuration management, perfom1ance management, capacity planning, and on database and file accessing techniques, search strategies, processing and space utilization efficiencies, database security procedures, and backup/recovery strategies. Operates a government vehicle to support squadron IT issues as required. Preforms other related duties as assigned. If interested in this position please preview the online application: Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant’s eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 09/13/2023 The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is US Citizens and must possess a social security number and card. Must be able to provide documentation proving residence status overseas. Business Based Action Family Member Preference Military Spouse Preference Outside Applicant Veteran Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran Transition Hiring Preference In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Qualifying Experience: Must have general knowledge of the mission, objectives, terminology, and management practices in the activity, the agency and the department to recognize probable area of interaction and overlap between proposed and existing systems. Knowledge of hardware and software systems, network operations functions, communication protocols, diagnostic tools to recover data, analyze customer problems, and provide assistance. Understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the activity’s computer equipment configuration, system software, utility programs and programming aids available in order to carry out network and/or telecommunications programs and projects and coordinate efforts with others affected in the organization. Knowledge of Department of Defense and Air Force policies, procedures, regulation, directives and requirements related to physical, personnel, emanations and information security. Education Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does not allow for education substitution in order to qualify. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. All Federal NAF employees are required by PL 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit. Probationary period may be required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from hiring preferences and priority consideration eligible. Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 60/90 days after the closing date. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government’s interest. LQA is not authorized. Post Allowance is authorized for Regular Full Time employment category. This is a Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) position carrying out Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities for the Air Force and Space Force.

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