Telecommunications Specialist (Military Requirement)

Washington D.C.
Jan 04, 2017
Jan 03, 2018
Full Time

This is an Air Force Reserve Technician (ART) enlisted position.

Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

This is a standing register used to fill positions at AFRC locations as vacancies occur.  Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade being filled.  Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on the location of position.

The cut-off date for these positions is the 25th of each month.  Therefore, if we receive your application by midnight on the 25th of the month, you are eligible to go on the register the following month.

Some positions covered may or may not be obligated.  Therefore, the selectee may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights. 

Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.

The Government's most important asset is its people.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent may be required to fly in a military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments.

  • No

  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Incentives/Special Salary Rate may or may not apply.
  • Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may or may not be offered
  • You must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or qualifying pay band under other pay systems in the Federal Service which has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities  as shown below required to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience which provides a thorough knowledge of Telecommunications Specialist duties.  (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements).

    (1) Knowledge of wide variety of telecommunications and computer systems, concepts, principles, practices, applications, and interoperability of communications-computer systems (C-CS).

    (2) Ability to plan, organize, manage and evaluate C-CS maintenance, operational activities (e.g., deployable communication operational plans and equipment issues).

    (3) Ability to conduct, schedule, coordinate, and assess unit training.

    (4) Ability to resolve technical problems involving telecommunications/computer systems.

    Substitution of Education for Experience:  A Master's or equivalent graduate degree (LL.B. or J.D.) or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education. 


    Combining Experience and Education:  Equivalent combinations or successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.  For more information on combining experience and education, please refer to website:

    NOTE: Foreign education must be evaluated by an approved organization. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be of some help in providing information on these organizations. Visit: Council for Higher Education Accreditation *** Also, include an English translation of the foreign transcript.***


    Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (2) Some positions 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. (3) Some positions must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance. (4) Some positions performs other related duties as assigned. (5) Sometimes the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate Information Assurance (IA) certification within six months of assignment. (6) This is a testing designated position (TDP). Incumbent is subject to random drug testing for drug use. (7) Some positions under this announcement may be covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.  (8) Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions covered by the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP).



    The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) enlisted position is to serve as a Telecommunications Specialist in the performance of mobility/war-time readiness support operations including planning, coordinating, and/or evaluating the unit's ability to support a specified mission.  Work duties involve reviewing the technical completeness of assigned deployable electronic equipment; identifying logistical support requirements; ensuring those requirements are identified in program contingency/mobility plans.  The incumbent of this position also provides training to reservists in the accomplishment set forth herein. The incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:

  • Mange all deployable communications equipment issues to ensure each tasked component is technically and operationally ready to meet USAF tasked missions. 
  • Develop, prepare, coordinate, and consolidate annexes for deployable communications operational plans.
  • Determine. coordinate and validate the provision of all logistical support required for deployable communications/mobility missions.
  • Plan, develop, direct and conduct all mobility training for the unit.
  • Serve as the Equipment Custodian Officer (ECO) for Automated Data Processing Equipment (A DPE) in AFRC units at designated tenant location, redistributing and replacing IT assets among users as needed in support of requirements.