TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (ART)
Department of the Air Force - Robins AFB, GA

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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: Click here for more information. 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)
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will/will not/may be paid
  • This is an ART position
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance

DUTIES: Back to top MAJOR DUTIES: · Manages all deployable and fixed base communications equipment issues to ensure each tasked component is technically and operationally ready to meet USAF tasked missions.
· Develops, prepares, coordinates, and consolidates annexes for deployable and fixed based communications operational plans.
· Determines, coordinates, and validates the provision of all logistical support required for deployable communications/mobility missions.
· Plans, develops, directs, monitors, and conducts all mobility training for the unit to include mission systems training.
· Serves as the Equipment Custodian Officer (ECO) for Automated Data Processing Equipment Processing Equipment (ADPE) in AFRC units at designated tenant location, redistributing and replacing IT assets among users as needed in support of requirements.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-07) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology, OR

EDUCATION : I have successfully completion of a master's or equivalent master's graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related from an accredited college or university, OR

COMBINATION : I have a combination of the specialized experience and education as described in "A" and "B" above that equals 100 percent when combined to equal the required 1 year of specialized experience needed for this position.

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

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

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

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

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: · Knowledge of standardized telecommunications concepts, principles, and practices regarding deployable computer/communications equipment and systems.
· Knowledge of the operating characteristics of the interoperability requirements for some specialized communications systems such as satellite and video telecommunications, digital networks, etc.
· Knowledge of information systems security principles and methods, inventory and equipment control processes and contractor performance evaluation procedures.
· Knowledge of the application and use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software and components.
· Knowledge of mobility readiness programs and related issues and composition of UTCs unique to communication disciplines.
· Skill in weighting the impact of variables such as changes in electronic and other equipment characteristics equipment availability, interoperability of components, and types of communications required.
· Ability to resolve well-defined problems or questions by gathering and analyzing facts from a variety of sources, forming communicating conclusions and making recommendations for recurring and continuing assignments.
· Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
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 : · This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirement. Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to full participate in UTAs. The incumbent’s regular assignments are ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.
· May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. May be subject to on-call or recall during contingencies or emergencies.
· May occasionally be required to travel away from the normal duty station, which may require the employee to travel on military or commercial aircraft.
· Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
· Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment. This position includes information assurance (IA) work as a paramount duty requirement. Per DoD 8570.01-M, the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties. A waiver of this six month requirement may be granted per DoD 8570.01-M, C3.2.4.2 or C3.2.4. Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in removal from this position.
· The work performed in garrison has no special physical requirements. It is primarily sedentary. At time the work may require some physical exertion and recurring activities such as bending, stretching, reaching, and lifting of light items.
· Most work is performed in an office or similar setting involving the everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions. In general, the work area used when in garrison is adequately heated, lighted and ventilated.
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: Back to top Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here 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 .

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 here 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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top 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, February 26, 2013

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 845078. 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 here . 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.

A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here :
· 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. · Eligibility Documentation, SF50

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: Dawn A. Jacobs
Phone: (478)222-0647
Email: DAWN.JACOBS.1@ROBINS.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
Robins AFB Staffing
455 Byron Street Suite 464
Robins AFB, GA
31098

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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...