Telecommunications Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Detrick, Maryland
Posted
Apr 20, 2021
Closes
Apr 22, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: This position is for a Telecommunications Specialist with the US Army Space & Missile Defense Command, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6/CIO, 1st Space Brigade, 53rd Signal Battalion located at Fort Detrick, MD.

The US Army Space & Missile Defense Command is participating in an alternate personnel system known as the Acquisition Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information about AcqDemo use the following link: http://acqdemo.hci.mil/index.html.
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Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and instructions to other satellite controllers on technical work and operational processes.
  • Evaluate the performance of software and hardware in all WSOC information systems within the area of operations.
  • Assist in fault isolation of circuits to ensure positive control of the DSCS/WGS satellite system and associated wide area networks (WANs).
  • Study and analyze functions and activities and assesses and reviews completed missions, activities, and events to determine successes and failures.
  • Support Force Modernization fielding efforts at the local site.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
2 - Non-competitive promotion potential to the target grade based on time-in-grade requirements and demonstrated ability to perform the higher graded duties.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position can be filled as a Temporary Promotion or Reassignment for current (career or career-conditional) Army employees, you must sign an acknowledgement letter.
  • This position can be filled as Term position, you must sign an acknowledgement memo.
  • This is an obligated position, you must sign an acknowledgement memo.
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position has an irregular tour of duty and may require shift work and/or work on rotating shifts to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays and in other situations.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to random drug testing. Selected applicants are required to sign a DA 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing; verified positive results may be refused employment.
  • This position may require travel to other duty locations 10% of the time.
  • This position requires a Top Secret clearance to be obtained and maintained for the duration of employment.


Qualifications

*Updated Announcement overview section to reflect TERM/Temporary status.

This position MAY be scheduled to transfer to the United States Space Force, in the Department of the Air Force, no later than 30 September 2022 in accordance with the provision of Section 1707 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, Public Law 116-92. Upon transfer, employees will become Space Force employees, serviced by the Department of the Air Force.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

General Experience: Three years progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to the GS-04 grade level, which includes experience utilizing satellite communications (SATCOM) systems and their relationship to other telecommunications networks, systems and equipment; experience operating satellite control procedures and functions; experience to manually compute technical satellite link configurations such as azimuth and elevation angles, number of circuits, uplink power values and multi-satellite links in a common transponder; AND training in Army's Satellite Network Coordinator course resulting in the award of the Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) 1C or equivalent coursework.

This definition of general experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (NH-01).

OR Education: Four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major study in satellite communication, satellite engineering, space science, physics, mathematics, computer science, telecommunications management, information systems management, or other fields related to the position to be filled.

OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 36. Then divide your total number of completed undergraduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 120. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Communications
  • Remote Sensing
  • Telecommunications


Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 34 - Information Technology Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Position may be filled as a term appointment, if the candidate is not a current permanent Army employee. Term appointments may be extended up to a maximum of six years.
  • A Term Appointment does not offer career or career-conditional status in the competitive service.
  • Permanent employees of another agency may be required to take a 3 day break in service.
  • This is an obligated position. An obligated position is one to which an employee has statutory restoration rights, is entitled to, after returning from active duty service, compensable injury or disability when fully recovered, or return rights based on having served and overseas tour. During the obligation period, the manager has the option of filling the position on a temporary or permanent basis. The selected employee is required to sign an agreement acknowledging that he/she is aware of the obligation and accepts the fact that he/ she may be displaced under reduction in force procedures at a later time.
  • Position may be filled as a temporary promotion or temporary reassignment by a current permanent Army employee. Temporary promotions or reassignments may be extended up to a maximum of five years, and may be made permanent without further competition.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
  • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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