Analyzes voice video radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting, and upgrading operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges, and other devices. Plans network layouts and configures systems to user environments. Analyzes network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements. Supports the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed. May provide technical support and troubleshooting to users. May perform network administration duties. Monitors system effectiveness in satisfying user needs. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced network personnel and may have supervisory responsibilities. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned. Participates in special projects as required.
Requires advanced knowledge of software engineering principles, methods, and techniques. Knowledge of the associated hardware, software, and equipment. Professional Certification in one or more specific technologies may be required to meet DoD Approved RMF Baseline Certifications. Must meet IAT baseline certifications.
2) Principle Duties and Responsibilities: (application of General Summary attributes)
a) Leadership No leadership Position
Accomplishes results through lower level subordinate supervisors or through experienced exempt employees who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments. Functions as advisor to a unit regarding tasks, projects, and operations.
Supervises and directs other system analysts in the planning, preparation and delivery of Mission Command training technical support. Develops advanced concepts, techniques, and standards. Provides analytical and technical support to projects involving training, tactical/operational documentation or other efforts requiring technical operations expertise.
The supervisor's primary duties consist of performing manual work directly related to the general business operations of the MTC Director as detailed in the statement of work (SOW) and the MTC Director's customers, military units. Performance of these duties requires supervisors to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance within the framework of the approved Event Life Cycle Management (ELM) process.
b) Analyst Tasks
i) Manages the information systems design, development, analysis of digital training computer systems as required to support Mission Command training activities at XVIII ABN Hub and Spoke Mission Training Complexes (MTC). Responsibilities include directing technical support activities that encompass system administration, system engineering, database management, system integration and network-engineering services in support of all on site and site supported training activities that employ digital Mission Command Systems (MCS), Mission Command stimulation systems, simulation systems and virtual training systems. These functions include the installation, maintenance, and control of MCS applications for logistics, intelligence, and fire support as well as the underlying computer operating systems.
ii) Exercise overall quality control over the delivery of systems technical support provided by the Technical Support Branch (TSB) in the setup, configuration, and integration of computer servers, MCS, simulation and stimulation (SimStim) systems, and supporting information systems in accordance with user specified technical architectures, within reconfigurable battalion and brigade tactical operation center training environments. Ensure that these systems conform to baseline specifications as dictated by branch standard operation procedures and guidelines and that all MCS, SimStim systems and training support systems have been installed with the most current supported revision of software as needed for MTC supported training events.
iii) Provide mentorship, guidance, training and work leadership to system technologists with less experience and understanding of specific functions, MCS, SimStim systems or operating systems. Consult with system integrators, system administrators, and computer specialists from other staff sections and organizations to design optimized system architectures in support of training.
iv) Manage system resources within the TSB in support of approved training to ensure that technical requirements are met, which includes hardware as well as software for all training events on all tactical battle command systems, simulation interface systems and supporting systems. Perform routine system analysis to determine appropriate technical procedures and solutions for optimum use and management of equipment.
v) Ensure that system analysts maintain sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge regarding the installation, and configuration of specific MCS,
SimStim systems, and staff collaboration systems hardware and software used on site.
vi) Maintain contacts with technical and management authorities involved in training, developmental, and other activities related to battle command systems, constructive training systems, and virtual training systems
c) Communities of Practice: System analysts are assigned primary Duties and Responsibilities within one or more Functional Areas (FA) of one of the Communities of Practice (CoP) listed below with mutual support requirements across all CoPs.
i) Individual Training: Mission Command (IT: MC)
(1) Installs, configures, and troubleshoots the network infrastructure, C2 hardware and software, and designs and executes C2 architectures in support of the classroom-training environment.
(2) Provides technical expertise to acquire, install, operate, integrate, and troubleshoot training and exercise systems within the classroom-training environment.
(3) Performs all hardware and software upgrades and new installs during scheduled downtime or at the discretion of the government, and in coordination with the Individual Training supervisor. Tests and validates, prior to use in an exercise, the hardware and software installs and upgrades integrated during scheduled downtime.
(4) Coordinates with Individual Training TIs to resolve problems with an emphasis on minimizing the impact on classroom training.
ii) Collective Training: Mission Command (CT: MC)
(1) Installs, configures, and troubleshoots the network infrastructure, C2 hardware and software, and designs and executes C2 architectures in support of the reconfigurable Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Collective Training environment.
(2) Coordinates with customer unit representatives to resolve interconnection and integration issues between military systems and MTC systems and servers.
(3) Assists customer unit system operators with MTC specific configuration issues as needed.
(4) Executes comprehensive operational procedures for an integrated federation of MC systems and simulation / stimulation systems. Configures system interface nodes supporting end-to-end connectivity and tactical message flow. Monitors the real-time operational status; tests hardware architecture and software for the conduct of staff training employing numerous LVCG+MC capabilities as applicable.
(1) Installs, configures, and troubleshoots the network infrastructure, G&S hardware and software, and designs and executes G&S architectures in support of the simulations environment.
(2) Plans, builds, distributes, and tests G&S databases and supporting configuration files in support of LVCG+MC integrated exercises.
d) Security Requirements:
i) Complies with MTC security requirements. Performs physical security, classified information security, and information assurance security tasks in order to safeguard classified information/equipment and high value government purchased and owned equipment and software.
ii) Ensures that data security, including data retrieval, transmission, and storage is conducted IAW applicable government standards to ensure that data transmission and storage are secure and free from unauthorized access IAW AR 380-5 and AR 25-2.
3) Systems and Applications supported:
a) US Army Mission Command capabilities to include but not limited to:
i) Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS)
ii) Air and Missile Defense Work Station (AMDWS)
iii) Command Post Computing environment (CPCE)
iv) Command Post of the Future (CPOF)
v) Force Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) - Blue Force Tracker (BFT)
vi) Force Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) Joint Capabilities Release (JCR)
vii) Tactical Airspace Integration System (TAIS)
viii) Tactical Ground Reporting (TIGR)
ix) Tactical Mission Command servers (TMC)
b) Collaboration (voice and data) capabilities to include but not limited to:
iv) Voice communications
vi) Gaming and Virtual training capabilities to include but not limited to:
vii) Virtual Battle-space 3 (VBS3)
c) LVCG, Constructive Simulations / Stimulations (G&S) to include but not limited to:
vii) Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) Multi Resolution Federate (MRF)
viii) War Fighters Simulation (WARSIM)
ix) Live Virtual Constructive Integrating Architecture (LVC-IA) components
x) Virtual Battle Space 3 (VBS3)
2+ Years, with related BS/BA in computer science, information systems, engineering, or related field with concentration in computer based technology
a) Security Clearance: Secret
b) Education/Experience Requirements: 2+ Years, with related BS/BA in computer science, information systems, engineering, or related field with concentration in computer based technology
c) DoD Certification and Training Requirements: As a condition of initial and continuing employment, obtains and maintains required certifications.
i) Baseline Certification: CompTIA Security+ CE
ii) Computing Environment Certification: N/A
iii) IA Technical Category: IAM1
iv) Mandatory Training / Local Training Plan: Complies with all DoD, Army, and company training requirements IAW Government policy, DoD 8570.01-M IA Workforce Improvement Program, Army Regulation, and company and site policy.
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