This position is part of the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., J6 Command, Control, Communications, and Computer/Cyber. The incumbent will be responsible for providing expertise in planning and performing Communications - Computer Systems operations, integration, security and executing associated information systems support programs. Serves as member of the integration/ assessment team during technical assessments, joint exercises, deployments, demonstrations, and experiments.
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As a TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST at the GS-0391-13 some of your typical work assignments may include:
Responsible for reviewing requests for communications services to develop detailed plans, setting milestones for projects, preparing budgetary justifications, and coordinating allocation of resources to implement these projects.
Responsible for providing expertise in planning and performing Communications - Computer Systems operations, integration, security, and executing associated information systems support.
Assists in evaluating technical assessment plans to ensure conformance to current doctrine and practices and sufficiency in addressing future force needs.
Duties require extensive coordination with engineers, technicians, managers, and other specialists at all levels; contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, representatives of the Services, the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, and the Allies from the daily operating staff level through the O6 level.
Plans, executes, and reports on demonstrations, tests, and assessments of C4 technology and capabilities that transition to the DoD Acquisition Community.
Interprets policies originating from the DoD, Federal Agencies, and the Services, develops Joint and local policies congruous with such policy, and determines the applicability and/or feasibility of new or experimental technology to such policy.
Revises, develops and implements instructions, providing authoritative interpretations and guidance to management officials, operational users, system designers, and other telecommunications specialists, and resolving issues involving conflicting telecommunications requirements.
Plans and implements telecommunications installation procedures involving a variety of available communications equipment, services, security methods and procedures, and operating techniques.
Plans for telecommunications programs as a staff specialist at a major organizational level (agency, bureau, major military command) when such work involves applying policy direction to specific operating requirements and develops guidance for applying communication policies, procedures, techniques, equipment, and methods to a variety of work situations and various degrees or levels of telecommunications controls.
Responds to problems or questions involving implementation of communications guidelines at lower levels and when inspecting operating communications systems for adequacy, efficiency, and need for improvement.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Incumbent must perform occasional travel away from the normal duty station, and must be willing and able to travel on military and commercial aircraft, vessels, and/or vehicles.
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Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Work Schedule: Fulltime
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Not Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
Employee must obtain and maintain a Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI) security clearance.
Incumbant wiill be expected to travel for this position. Incumbent must perform occasional travel away from the normal duty station, and must be willing and able to travel on military and commercial aircraft, vessels, and/or vehicles.
You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
* Experience with telecommunication areas of transmission media, data transfer, switching systems, satellite communications, communication security, ground to ground, air to ground, and ground to air radios in order to accomplish work processes through the use of telecommunications devices;
* Experience with telecommunications operating techniques, digital and analog communications requirements (including video), local, wide area, and wireless networking, and procedures used by Federal and industry organizations in order to define, coordinate, plan, and design solutions and/or assessments that satisfy user requirements for telecommunications equipment, systems, and services;
* Experience using cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) in order to obtain the services of industry partners on projects of mutual interest.
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):
To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs
: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
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Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ******The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.
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ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level II DAWIA Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.
Re-employed Annuitant: This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Telecommunications Requirements Analysis
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible
Other supporting documents
Cover Letter, (optional)
College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on 08/27/2018 in order to be considered
Most recent SF-50 or equivalent notification of personnel action showing you are in a position eligible under an Interchange Agreement.
Most recent Performance Appraisal, (if applicable)
DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
Non-competitive appointment authority documentation (if applicable)
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide: Supporting Documents
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.
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A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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Open & closing dates:
08/10/2018 to 08/27/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$81,823 to $106,369 per year