Arlington County, Virginia
Mar 19, 2019
Mar 19, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Required to perform TDYs of varying duration. Travel in and out of CONUS to include operational foreign countries in support of SC requirements analysis, equipment evaluation, and training.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
  • PCS expenses will not be paid
  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • This position has been classified as critical/sensitive; therefore, employee must be able to acquire and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for SCI, Focal Point, and SAP access.
  • The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evening, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Employee is expected to be responsive to frequently changing priorities and resource levels, simultaneous high priority assignments, and stressful, sensitive assignments.
  • This position is designated by the Air Force as a Test Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Selectee must sign a statement acknowledging the position occupied as a TDP.
  • As a mandatory requirement for employment in the TDP, the employee is (a) to refrain from the use of illegal drugs and (B) if requested, to submit to urinalyses testing.
  • This position may include information assurance (IA) work as an additional duty. Per DoD 8570-01-M, the recipient of this additional duty must achieve the appropriate IA certification within 6 months of assignment of these duties.
  • This is a key position. Incumbents must be removed from their military recall status if alternatives for filling the position during an emergency are not available
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, for Administrative and Management Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for GS-0391, Telecommunications Series.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-13, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology; experience in radio frequencies characteristics, commercial encryption, data infiltration and exfiltration, TTL, audio/video surveillance and/or other very specific aspects of SC to accomplish work processes through the use of SC devices, methods, services, and facilities and review, analyze, and resolve difficult and complex communications problems.

    FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in­-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Knowledge of National and Theater SOF structure, organization, mission, doctrine, and equipment and have the ability to work under pressure and make sound logical decisions with minimal supervision/direction.

    2. Expert knowledge of and practical experience in SOF SC equipment and related tactics/techniques/procedures (TTPs) and DoD and Interagency SC technical and operational deconfliction processes. Knowledge and deployed experience with tactical SOF C4I systems.

    3. Knowledge of and practical experience in current and emerging RF and cyber-based SC technologies, and skill in applying and adapting standard approaches to gather, analyze, and evaluate information concerning complex processes and operations. Knowledge of and practical experience in classified, SOF compartmented Focal Point and Special Access Programs (SAP).

    4. Knowledge of a wide range of telecommunications theories, concepts, principles, and practices, procedures, policies, standards, operational requirements; and of the operational and performance characteristics of telecommunications to develop procedures, procedures/policies/practices for and the policies, laws, and regulations governing the employment of SC capabilities and the ability to define, coordinate, plan, and satisfy user requirements for SC systems and to review and develop related policies and procedure.

    5. Ability to analyze a variety of unusual telecommunication and SC conditions, problems, questions, or conditions associated with formulating projects or studies to substantially alter unique SC and telecommunication systems.

    6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to identify, direct, or coordinate actions required in providing needed service.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit:

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference. Noncompetitive applicants do not need to respond to the assessment questions with the A through E responses indicating level of experience/training.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

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    Drug test required Yes

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