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Telecommunications Equipment Operator

Full Time

Website Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/23/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience in a Police organizations polices, rules and procedures. Skilled at performing a variety of assignments simultaneously and independently. Working knowledge of the Privacy Act and other applicable laws, federal agencies regulations and state regulations. Demonstrate the ability to operate communications and security equipment such as computer systems: Report Exec, the National Crime Information Center Computer Terminal (NCIC), Security Surveillance Television (SSTV), radios, and other communications systems (i.e. TCIC/NCIC, SSTV security systems), time lapse video tape recorders and other equipment. Knowledge of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Experience in a military, federal, state or local law enforcement agency requiring understanding and enforcement of Federal laws, rules, regulations and policies.* Must successfully complete 911 communications and National Crime Information Center(NCIC) training (if selected) and maintain current certification. This experience must be supported by your resume to be creditable. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Decision MakingIncident ManagementInterpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)Telecommunications 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work is usually sedentary. Good eye to hand coordination, vision and hearing is essential. The position often involves stressful, emergency situations. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts; or driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. The work is primarily sedentary in nature in an office environment. Most duties can be accomplished from a sitting position. The mental stress however, is much more demanding then the physical stress, because of the split-second decisions that must be made as a fire alarm goes off, telephones ring, and the radio communication requesting instructions or information. Incumbent must have a keen sense of hearing in responding to more than 500 audible-visual signals of wire communication receivers, and occasionally weak radio transmissions or signals. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

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