Joint Operations Center Technician (Title 32)

Richmond, Virginia
May 18, 2022
May 22, 2022
Full Time

As a Joint Operations Center Technician (Title 32) (Indefinite), GS-0303-07, you will perform the below duties:
  • Assists in the management and daily operations of the Joint Operations Center. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with Federal, state and public agencies and military units within the state. Obtains and/or exchanges information pertinent to emergency support plans and activities of mutual interest or major concern. Evaluates, analyzes and disseminates information of interest to the JOC Manager, Adjutant General or his staff.
  • Takes calls from Federal, state and the public on exchange of information and records all pertinent data. Relays information through various communications equipment to appropriate personnel. Notifies other agencies concerning the call as necessary. Records action taken, equipment assigned and other pertinent information in various databases. Monitors radio communications of law enforcement officers, fire department, and emergency operations.
  • Examines, analyzes and interprets data from a variety of resources, i.e., interrelated electronic monitoring instruments, visual displays, area maps, news reports, and electronic mail to detect conditions of the area, either normal or abnormal. Maintains log records of activities occurring during the shift as a source of information for production reports, and operation efficiency status. Establishes, maintains and keeps updated the resources and operational functions/readiness of all JOC equipment once per shift.
  • May participate with the JOC Manager in briefing key staff members on significant emergency situations and providing situational assessments requiring response and recommendations for appropriate action. Establishes priority of actions based on a variety of situations, and uses judgment when appropriate. In a minimum of time and without error, employee must be able to copy, validate, process, and relay the message to appropriate personnel.
  • During joint forces exercises or actual emergencies, serves as a member of the JOC emergency response team to provide support to either the Federal, state or public operations. Will perform various tasks, such as activating the JOC, exchanging information with other emergency response agencies, coordinating data collection and reporting, coordinating with field personnel, preparing briefings or situation reports, etc. Ensures all classified documents are properly prepared, reproduced, distributed and stored.
  • Controls COMSEC information, material, and devices and is responsible for receipt, inventory, storage, issue, protection and destruction. Maintains overall security of the Joint Operations Center and performs entry control and escort procedures during assigned shift.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Per Centers for Disease Control, you are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose in your vaccination series.
  • You must provide proof of vaccination, or an approved medical/religious exemption (or application) at orientation.
  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


NOTE:Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here .

GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E5/SGT - E6/SSG) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E5/SGT - E6/SSG), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.

Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel E5/SGT - E6/SSG

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Administrative or clerical experience, education, or training which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 12 months experience:

  • In the interpretation and application of regulations, procedures or laws.
  • That provided a working knowledge of administrative functions.
  • Demonstrating the ability to advise lower graded employees.
  • Working independently and setting priorities with very little supervisory control.

  • Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .