Telecommunications Specialist

Arlington, Virginia
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is part of the WHS EITSD. As a Telecommunications Specialist, this position is located in:

This position is located in the Secretary of Defense Communications (SDC) Office, Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Services Directorate, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS). This position directly supports the Secretary of Defense (SecDef), Deputy Secretary of Defense (DepSecDef), their immediate offices, senior executive staff, and special emissaries by planning and managing all facets of Travel Communications at alternate sites, and deployed environments.

Washington Headquarters Services was established as a Department of Defense Field Activity on October 1, 1977, as part of a DoD headquarters streamlining initiative. Approximately 1,200 civilian and military employees as well as contract staff are organized into 12 directorates and offices. WHS personnel contribute to the mission of our Defense customers by managing DoD-wide programs and operations for the Pentagon Reservation and DoD leased facilities in the National Capital Region. WHS is organizationally aligned under the Director of Administration for the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer.

  • 75% or Greater
  • Must be willing to travel 75% of the time CONUS and OCONUS

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service,
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Must obtain and maintain a Top Secret with SCI clearance
  • You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates:
    Skill in developing new and far-reaching telecommunications program policies and requirements. Knowledge of telecommunications systems to include, but not limited to, secure data, video, and voice communication systems, and National Command and Control systems; knowledge of commercial and military satellite communications networks; and technical background and experience to perform duties as a subject matter expert in airborne communication platforms.

    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, and 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.

    Education cannot be substituted

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    Washington Headquarters Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please view the "Alternate Application" method listed in the "Other Information" section of this announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

    PPP PILOT: The Washington Headquarters Service is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g. RIF notice, Sponsor's PCS orders, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility.
    Other priority consideration programs will continue under their current operating procedures.

    Top Secret/SCI


    As a Telecommunications Specialist, GS-0391-14, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

    • Support the distribution, maintenance, and telecommunications and computer equipment used by the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary Defense and the immediate front office staff when on travel.
    • Leads, coordinates, and conducts planning conferences
    • Develops supporting plans; and manages resources in support of CONUS and OCONUS travel
    • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert and Program Manager for Deployed Communications Systems utilized throughout the Department of Defense

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