Telecommunications Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 13, 2019
Closes
May 13, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Drug Testing Required
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Security Clearance Required
  • Shift Work Required
  • Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the vacancy questions.  Your resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the position and determining if you are to be among the best qualified.

    Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.  Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.  

    Specialized Experience:  Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least one grade lower in the Federal service.  For this position, specialized experience includes the following:    

    GS-12: Specialized experience includes the following: Experience with High Frequency spectrum to include propagation characteristics and frequency selection; Experience with High Frequency Direction Finding to include skywave and ground techniques; Experience with radio communication including modulation characteristics, frequency selection and proper monitoring techniques; Experience with basic investigative techniques and tools for radio traffic analysis; and Skill in analyzing High Frequency specific data.

    GS-13: Specialized experience includes the following: Applying investigative techniques for radio traffic analysis; Applying principles and methods of radio frequency propagation (e.g. HF and/or VHF, UHF); Analyzing spectrum occupancy figures and geographic features(e.g. fixed and mobile radio stations, radar, navigational aids, satellite links, terrestrial microwave and trunking systems); Translating radio communication including modulation characteristics, frequency selection and proper monitoring techniques.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: 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.

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

    All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience and education relevant to the duties of the position.  The FCC determines the BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES based on the major job related competencies and evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and abilities reflected in your application and supporting documents using the CATEGORY RATING PROCESS. All eligible applicants under Delegated Examining (DEU) will be placed in one of the following three categories:

    1.  Highly Qualified (Score 90-100) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of major job related competencies and possession of all evaluation criteria;
    2.  Fully Qualified (Score 80-89) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of major job related competencies and possession of the evaluation criteria; and
    3.  Minimally Qualified (Score of 70-79)- the applicants possessing only the specialized experience described in the vacancy announcement.

    An automated score is administered based on the on-line application process used.  Eligible applicants will receive a numerical rating based on their responses to the job specific questions for this position.  

    Application of Veterans Preference:  The category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability at least 10 percent MUST be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

    A selecting official may make selection from the highest quality category ("HIGHLY QUALIFIED") provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in the same category.

    Applicants under Merit Promotion will be considered in accordance with the agency's merit promotion plan and union agreement.

    There are several parts to the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application including:

    1.  the core questions
    2.  the vacancy questions
    3.  supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, transcripts), if applicable; and
    4.  your resume.

    Applicants will be rated ineligible, if they do not respond to job specific questions, provide supplemental documents and submit resume.  For more information, please click on Rating Process.

    You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):

    • Ability to resolve complaints in writing concerning high frequency radio direction finders and radio signals.
    • Ability to interact with various groups orally.
    • Knowledge of HF communications systems and associated interference mitigation/resolution techniques.
    • Ability to review information from several sources to draw a conclusion.
    • Knowledge of a wide range of tools or equipment for communications technology.




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