Telecommunications Specialist (CYBER), GS-0391-11/12/13

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Portsmouth, Virginia
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 04, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

You will serve as a Telecommunications Specialist (CYBER) and be responsible for planning, implementing and operating network services/systems to include hardware and virtual environments.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Planning, implementing, and operating network services/systems.
  • Monitoring network capacity and performance.
  • Implementing new system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
  • Integrating new systems into existing network architecture.
  • Providing feedback on network requirements, including network architecture and infrastructure.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required
  • A Secret clearance is required.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

As required by Executive Order 14043 and guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021 and will be required to submit documentation of proof of vaccination.

Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-11 Grade Level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience may include: knowledge of CISCO (or equivalent) equipment to include maintenance and troubleshooting; knowledge of radio communication equipment (e.g. satellite, microwave, VHF/HF radio) to include configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting; use of an organization's communications media (e.g., computer and telephone networks, satellite, fiber, wireless); assisting with securing network communications; providing data for cybersecurity program management project tasks; and researching network infrastructure contingency and recovery plans.

OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

OR a combination of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of this position AND graduate level education that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position and experience.

To qualify for the GS-12 Grade level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience may include the following: knowledge of CISCO (or equivalent) equipment to include configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting; knowledge of aircraft and/or shipboard satellite communication and network equipment to include configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting; use of an organization's communications media (e.g., computer and telephone networks, satellite, fiber, wireless); assisting with securing network communications; utilizing knowledge of Wi-Fi and Voice over IP (VOIP); contributing towards cybersecurity program management project tasks; and testing network infrastructure contingency and recovery plans.

To qualify for the GS-13 Grade level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience may include the following: utilizing knowledge of CISCO (or equivalent) equipment to include configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting; knowledge of aircraft and/or shipboard communication/network equipment to include developing procurement specifications and/or installation plans, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of commercial satellite telecommunication equipment and services and networking equipment; use of a wide range of communications media (e.g., computer and telephone networks, satellite, fiber, wireless); securing network communications; operating electronic communication systems and methods (e.g., e-mail, VOIP, IM, web forums, Direct Video Broadcasts), utilizing knowledge of Wi-Fi, Voice over IP (VOIP), and transmission records; applying cybersecurity program management and project management skills and principles; and implementing and testing network infrastructure contingency and recovery plans.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer 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.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Mandatory training is required which must be successfully completed and other training may occur as necessary for success in the position.
  • Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers Level I (FAC P/PM-I) or management determined equivalent within two years of entry into the position.

  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

    The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6305. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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