Telecommunications Specialist (Title 32)

Richmond, Virginia
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 07, 2021
Full Time

As a Telecommunications Specialist (Title 32), GS-0391-11, you will perform the following duties:
  • Manages the command's COMSEC program. Interprets a variety of Department of Defense (DoD), major military component and National Guard Bureau (NGB) guidance and develops the state policy implementing higher agency policies and directives.
  • Provides oversight and technical support to COMSEC account administrators throughout the state. Conducts audits and inspections of subordinate accounts. Interfaces with numerous DoD and NGB activities and commands to resolve COMSEC issues and provides input on proposed changes affecting the command.
  • Reports findings of COMSEC audits/inspections to NGB and the appropriate COMSEC organizations. Coordinates with applicable organizations/offices to resolve complex COMSEC issues.
  • Determines requirements for and distributes COMSEC key, radio hopsets, etc. for the state.--Develops and manages the command spectrum management program, which includes all aspects of bandwidth spectrum management.
  • Maintains the state frequency authorization document. Coordinates with agency level COMSEC account managers to maintain current allocations and obtain new authorizations. Maintains the state frequency emitter list.
  • Coordinates with numerous state and federal agencies to ensure required frequencies are available for multi-agency operations, state compacts, convoy movements, etc. Allocates and assigns frequencies to supported activities within the state.--Manages the states non-tactical radio networks, to include High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF), and trunked systems.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to activities operating radio nets and ensures operational readiness of same, to include Military Affiliated Radio System (MARS).--Manages the state's Secure Telephone Unit (STU-III) program and serves as the STU-III/STE (Secure Telephone Equipment) user representative.
  • Responsible for determining hardware distribution requirements, key distribution, and operational status of the states' secure telephone and securable facsimile assets. Coordinates STU-III net calls as required.
  • Serves as the Defense Messaging System (DMS) Organizational Registration Authority for the command. Processes new DMS user accounts, obtains and issues applicable security devices, and processes requests for changes to accounts and accesses.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than 22 November 2021. Per Centers for Disease Control, you are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose in your vaccination series
  • You must provide proof of vaccination, or an approved medical/religious exemption (or application) at orientation.
  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-4/SPC - E9/SGM) OR a Warrant Officer (W1/WO1 - W3/CW3) ) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-4/SPC - E9/SGM) OR a Warrant Officer (W1/WO1 - W3/CW3) , regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.

Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel (E-4/SPC - E9/SGM) OR a Warrant Officer (W1/WO1 - W3/CW3)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have experience, education, or training which has provided knowledge of the basic principles of wireless communications (i.e. high and low radio transmission frequencies) and working knowledge of the concepts used to administer the communications security (COMSEC) program, and the methodology used to manage the radio frequencies program.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least 36 months of specialized experience, education, or training equivalent to at least the GS-09 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Skilled in developing technical specifications and planning for analog and digital telecommunication programs and projects that involve grouping materials, coordinating schedules, and the testing equipment, services, and software for performance acceptability.
  • Must have the abilities to manage the frequency spectrum, radio, secure communications, and communications security (COMSEC) programs of the state National Guard.
  • Must have skills and working knowledge of acquisitions, operations, technical acceptance, installation, testing, modification, and replacement of analog and digital telecommunications equipment, services, and systems.
  • Must have skills and knowledge of a wide range of communications concepts, principles and practices, such as, HF and VHF radio transmissions.

  • Education

    If you are using Education to qualify for this position,

    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

    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 .

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