Telecommunications Specialist (Military Requirement)
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.
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Occasional travel - Incumbent may be required to fly in a military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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).
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.
ORCombining 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: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-IV/A/GS-ADMIN.HTM.
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 http://www.chea.org/ *** Also, include an English translation of the foreign transcript.***
Military AFSCs: 3D1XX, 3D0XXFor more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at http://www.afrc.af.mil/AboutUs/JobOpportunities.aspx. Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date. Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position. Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.Individuals who have special priority selection rights under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified categories to be considered well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/veterans-authorities/#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the "Verification of Military Experience and Training" web site to obtain this information, click here https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/vmet/index.jsp.All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Please note if duplicate/multiple application materials are submitted, we will consider the most recent submission as the one of record. If you do not meet the screen out questions, you will not receive any further consideration. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) for the position listed under 'Qualifications Required' and quality categories shown below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualified applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category. Each applicant will receive an initial rating based solely on their responses to the assessment questionnaire. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. If after reviewing your your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. The final rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the KSAs required for this position.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:; Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability as identified in the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) listed under 'Qualifications Required' as they relate to the position for which you are applying.Read more Security clearance Other