TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
Department of the Air Force - Vandenberg AFB, CA

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to

fly, fight

and

win

…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values --

integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

IF APPLICABLE

:

Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.

The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

WHO MAY APPLY:
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You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.

**Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Air Force Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee)

DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

Employment of People with Disabilities -

Schedule A, click

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for additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

Veterans Employment

Opportunity

Act (VEOA)

Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

30% Disabled Veterans

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

This position is located in a high cost of living area

DUTIES:
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The primary purpose of this position is to manage, monitor, and sustain infrastructure voice processing systems and supporting transmission system interfaces; accomplish system administrative duties necessary to support the Telecommunication Management System.

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Technical Advisor for telecommunication systems and services.

Defines, develops and provides technical advice for the wing on proposed communication designs ranging from routine to complex service supporting relocations, extensive upgrades of existing systems and the installation of new telecommunication systems.

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Validates technical surveys and analysis of existing systems/services.

Defines appropriate telecommunication needs by understanding the various kinds of transmission media available to meet site telecommunication requirements.

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Analyze, plan and develop technical telecommunications solutions.

Utilizing data gathered from the technical survey, AF 3215, Information Technology/National Security (IT/NSS) Requirement Documents, develops design specifications to satisfy the telecommunications requirements with considerations to satisfy a broad range of future communication needs.

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Provide customer assistance, support and/or training for assigned telecommunication systems.

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Monitors maintenance of base wide cable infrastructure.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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Individual Occupational Requirements

:

EDUCATION: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- electrical or electronic engineering, mathematics, physics, public utilities, statistics, computer science, telecommunications management, information systems management, business administration, industrial management, or other fields related to the position to be filled.

Other Education: Communications/electronics or automatic data processing training in technical institutes or business schools above the high school level or in Armed Forces schools that included advanced instruction in addition to basic courses, may be substituted for general experience on a month-for-month basis.

OR

EXPERIENCE: Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience in evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology.

AND

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

:

At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-07) or equivalent.

Specialized experience must include knowledge of telecommunications theories, concePoints, principles, practices, procedures, policies, industry standards and operational requirements to include DOD and AF security policies and guidelines (COMPUSEC).

OR

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp

AND

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0300/0391.htm

Federal Time-In-Grade

(TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:
Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-07 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.

The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.

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:

1. Knowledge of telecommunications theories, concepts,

principles, practices, procedures, policies, industry standards and operational requirements to include DOD and AF security policies and guidelines (COMPUSEC).

2. Knowledge of performance characteristics of telecommunications equipment, systems, services and transmission media to develop procedures/policies/practices for local use and evaluate devices, proposals, and approaches.

3. Knowledge of associated methods and techniques such as contracting procedures/legal requirements, cost analyses, and budgets.

4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

5. Ability to analyze/apply specialized communication methods, engineering drawings and analytical techniques and information involving telecommunication systems (e.g. systems compatibility, circuits, switches, distribution, satellite linkages, and networking).

6. Ability to plan, organizes, and prioritizes workload to meet changing and challenging deadlines.

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.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?

You

MUST

provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

:

1. The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include anytime day or night, weekends, and / or holidays.

2. Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station.

3. The employee may be required to travel on military and commercial aircraft.

4. Recall to duty may be a requirement of this position.

5. Overtime and/or emergency overtime may be required.

6. The employee must obtain and maintain a secret clearance.

7. Employee may be required to provide training and / or technical assistance to other workers.

8. Practices standard safety policies and procedures established to maintain a safe and clean work environment. Required to attend training and become certified in CPR and First Aid Certification to act as First Responder in work area.

9. May be appointed by supervisor to perform some of the following administrative duties: ADPE Custodian, Equipment Custodian, TMDE Monitor, Records Custodian, Bench Stock Monitor, Supply Point Monitor, SPRAM Monitor or others as directed by the supervisor.

10. This position requires the employee to drive a government vehicle. A current state driver's license must be maintained.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.

Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

BENEFITS:
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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government -

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for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

For additional information, click

here

.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click

here

.

To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 8

0

or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants)

: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click

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for more information.

Incentives

: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Current Federal Civilian employees

may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments:
If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

90-Day Register:
This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

DIRECT DEPOSIT

: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

RPA 766509

RPA 766506

HOW TO APPLY:
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package

must

be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

To begin the process, click the

Apply Online

button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the

Submit My Answers

button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click

here

for the required cover page.

This Vacancy ID is 790693. Fax your documents to

1-478-757-3144

.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire

View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.

Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.

This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.

Click

here

for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and

3. Fax all required documents to

1-478-757-3144

. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE:
It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.

You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking

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.

Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources

WILL NOT

modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

·

Online Application

(Questionnaire)

·

Resume

  • If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located

here

:

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Eligibility Documentation,

SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

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Transcripts,

if qualifying based on education or positive education series

If you are faxing any documents, click

here

for the official cover sheet to print.

The fax number is 478-757-3144

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
AFPC RSC

Phone: (800)525-0102

TDD: 800-382-0893

Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@

1800.525.0102.ORG

Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center

550 C Street W Ste 57

Randolph AFB,
TX

78150-4759

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