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TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Full Time

Website Air Force Materiel Command

BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study — electrical or electronic engineering, mathematics, physics, public utilities, statistics, computer science, telecommunications management, information systems management, business administration, industrial management, or other fields related to the position to be filled. You MUST submit copies of transcripts with application.
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Other Education: Communications/electronics or automatic data processing training in technical institutes or business schools above the high school level or in Armed Forces schools that included advanced instruction in addition to basic courses, may be substituted for general experience on a month-for-month basis. You MUST submit copies of transcripts with application.
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Experience: 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower level GS-09 evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology. To view the individual occupational requirements for this series, please click here In addition to meeting the individual occupational requirements mentioned above, applicants must also meet the OPM Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions. For more information, click here SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience within 120 day of the closing of the announcement at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent. Specialized experience must serves as a technical advisor; provide technical advice; relate user requirements to existing technology, policies and priorities, systems capabilities and other factors; serve as an implementation program specialist; and monitor installation level telecommunications programs and/or systems requirements; implements telecommunication programs and special projects; develops statements of work for telecommunications projects; prepares budget, technical reports, staff studies, and briefings; and provides customer assistance and/or training for assigned telecommunications systems. Experience must have been at a level of difficulty and complexity sufficient to demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of this position. It may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service, and/or government service, etc.
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EDUCATION: Applicants must possess 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., in a major directly related to the position. You MUST submit copies of transcripts with application. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks within 120 days of the announcement closing at the GS-09 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of a wide range of telecommunications and cyber infrastructure theories, concepts, principles, practices, procedures, policies, standards, and operational requirements. Knowledge of operational and performance characteristics of telecommunications equipment, systems, services, and transmission media to develop procedures/policies/practices for local use; inspect, repair, maintain and evaluate devises, proposals, and approaches. Knowledge of associated methods and techniques such as contracting procedures/legal requirements, cost analyses, and budgets. Knowledge of basic electronics theory and operating principles to include network architecture and topologies, the application of existing and planned technology to communications requirements, and equipment interoperability and compatibility. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to identify, direct, or coordinate actions required in providing needed service. Ability to analyze/apply specialized communication methods and analytical techniques involving telecommunication systems (e.g., systems compatibility, circuits, switches, distribution, satellite linkages, and networking). PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that 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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