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Telecommunications Specialist

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Rome
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties

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Summary

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies at the grades GS-05 and GS-07 only. There may be promotion potential up to the GS-9 or higher.

Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Once this Public Notice closes, you must reapply.

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Responsibilities

  • Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level
  • Follow instructions given by the supervisor or a higher-graded specialist, perform highly structured work assignments of limited difficulty combined with training
  • Perform recurring technical assignments where few problems are expected to arise.
  • Draft or prepare a variety of documents to include responses to routine inquiries, reports, letters, and other related documents.
  • Perform developmental assignments of moderate difficulty where work procedures are established and a number of specific guidelines exist.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

7

  • Job family (Series)

0391 Telecommunications

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • Travel and relocation expenses, if authorized, will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current applicable certifications
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments is required

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: GS-05: Three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-04) or equivalent. General experience is experience which demonstrates the ability to (1) analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; (2) plan and organize work; and (3) communicate effectively orally and in writing. NOTE: YOUR RESUME MUST SUPPORT THIS STATEMENT

OR

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

GS-07: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-05) or equivalent. Specialized experience which include performing various duties assisting the Network Infrastructure Shop with the configuration installation, testing, operation, application integration, modification, troubleshooting, monitoring, and maintenance of existing, new, or modified data communications networks, nodes, systems, infrastructure, hardware, circuits, and transmission media on a variety of LAN's (Local Area Networks), and data communications systems, supporting the Air Force mission and tenants activities. NOTE: YOUR RESUME MUST SUPPORT THIS STATEMENT

OR

EDUCATION:

Successful completion of one year of full-time graduate education which demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position being filled or superior academic achievement OR Superior Academic Achievement. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0300/telecommunications-series-0391/

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of a wide of telecommunications theories, concepts, principles, procedures, policies, standards and operational requirements.
  • Knowledge of performance characteristics of telecommunication equipment, system, services, and transmission media to evaluate devices, proposals, and approaches.
  • Knowledge of basic electronics theory and operating principles, the application of existing and planned technology to communications requirements, and equipment interoperability and compatibility.
  • Ability to analyze/apply specialized communications methods and analytical techniques involving telecommunications systems (e.g. systems compatibility, circuits, switches, distribution, satellite linkages, and networking).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

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.

Keywords: Department of Defense, Syracuse , Telecommunications Specialist, Other , Rome, New York

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