Telecommunications Specialist (Switch Maintenance Technician)

Employer
Library of Congress
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Closes
Mar 21, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Library of Congress 1 vacancy in the following location: * Washington DC, DC Work Schedule is Open - INDEFINITE NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) 2 YEARS Opened Monday 3/6/2017 (12 day(s) ago) ** Closes Monday 3/27/2017 (9 day(s) away) ## Job Overview Summary About the Agency The incumbent serves as a Telecommunications Specialist and performs complex installation and repair on the Library of Congress Avaya Red Private Branch Exchange (PBX) enterprise network, premise distribution system, voicemail, conferencing system, call management and call accounting systems. The incumbent measures voice traffic characteristics, quality of service and equipment utilization for systems and system components and recommends changes as required. This position is located in ESE/Networking-Voice, Office of the Chief Information Officer. The position description number for this position is 012554. The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, DC, Metropolitan area. The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flextime or compflex work schedule. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement. Any person(s) selected for this position may be converted to a permanent appointment if the position becomes available as a permanent position. Duties Performs programming, testing, diagnostic, system back-ups and repairs on the Avaya PBX,Avaya Aura Messaging, Avaya Aura Conferencing, and Call Management System. Designs and installs sophisticated premise distribution, fiber and other wiring, testing and repair of these facilities. Performs traffic analyses for significant projects. Develops or modifies current sampling methods and formulas for evaluating complex telecommunications systems or user patterns. Analytical projects normally cover complete or specialized systems or significant components of incredibly extensive systems. Performs moves, adds and modifies to satisfy service demands of the Library of Congress and operates various types of testing equipment to diagnose and repair problems. Prepares lists of materials required to complete installations and repair assignments and provides engineering assistance to telecommunications specialists when developing specifications for various types of telecommunications applications. As an authoritative technical source, provides technical guidance, interprets policies and guidelines in the planning and coordination of projects or studies of system operating characteristics. Maintains on-going knowledge on deployed technologies through self-study, technical schools and studying technical manuals as needed to stay efficient in all areas of assigned responsibilities. Performs various other duties as assigned. ## Job Requirements Key Requirements Qualifications Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. Knowledge of voice and data telecommunication technologies, Avaya Red Private Branch Exchanges (PBX) Communication Manager, Voice Over IP (VOIP), auxiliary systems and network infrastructures.** Ability to research, analyze and prepare written telecommunication reports. Ability to plan, organize, and execute telecommunications work. Knowledge of basic electronics theory and operating principles. Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing. No additional requirements to those listed above. Security Clearance Not Applicable ## Additional Information What To Expect Next Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications." You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled. BENEFITS Review our benefits Other Information Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade. The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-3960 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM. The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library. A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate an employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints. **Are you a veteran?** Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section XD, at: *Salary Range:* $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0391-13/13 *Promotion Potential:* 13 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most US Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to US citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified US citizens available for the position. *Control Number:* 465240800 *Job Announcement Number:* VAR000010