Operations Center Watch Officer, provides leadership and management for the IT Service Organization Operations Center support networking, voice services, security operations, enterprise mobility, email, and other related collaboration, communications and messaging systems for the Department of State worldwide. Develops and initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the Operations Center within the Vanguard 2.2.1 Program.
The Technical Effort includes:
Serves as the primary point of contact for Enterprise Incidents and Changes for the Operations Center on the assigned shift.
Coordinates support of the Department of State Enterprise-wide systems and services associated with networking, voice services, security operations, email and related collaboration tools, and Enterprise mobility and messaging.
Develops and manages ITIL-based services using Service Operations, Service Transition and Continual Service Improvement methodologies.
Reviews the effectiveness and efficiency of the Incident and Change Management framework and processes.
Interfaces, coordinates, and resolves issues with multiple senior government managers and worldwide embassies and posts.
Conducts data analysis independently and in coordination with service areas to quickly identify system and service issues.
Conducts long range planning to ensure system and service continuity of operations (i.e. power outages and Enterprise-affecting projects).
Frequently interacts with outside customers and functional peer groups.
Provides programmatic and technical guidance to other personnel as needed.
Develops written procedures related to service activities.
Ensures that internal controls are in place and operating effectively.
Fosters a comprehensive understanding of how all areas collectively integrate and contribute towards achieving the Operation Center's objectives.
Ensures vendor performance during the shift is monitored and actions taken if warranted
Ensure that the Ops Center has the minimum staff members to ensure adequate coverage at all times.
Be familiar with the Escalating Procedures of all other operation centers.
Ensure that all outages and issues are reported in a accurate and timely fashion.
Expertise in Active Directory, Email Operations, or System Administration
Required Education and Experience:
BS degree in the field of Computer Science or Information Technology with 8 years or more of experience; additional years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree
Ability to communicate (orally and in writing) difficult/sensitive information tactfully and in accordance with established communication security policies to senior level management.
Ability to escalate issues in timing with standing operating procedures.
Ability to cordially assist and maintain professionalism in high-stress environments.
Ability to employ unbiased listening and be responsive to customer questions and requests.
Sustained focus and interest in problem solving.
Strong Networking background
Working knowledge of WAN technologies.
Working knowledge of TCP/IP LAN technologies
Knowledge of enterprise network operations and computing technologies including MS Exchange 2003, 2010, AD/Exchange integration, enterprise networks.
Interim Top Secret in order to start and able to obtain fully adjudicated Top Secret clearance.