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In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-0391, TELECOMMUNICATIONS Series. For more information click here. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes experience in evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology. Working with Nuclear Command and Control Communications (NC3) and telecommunications theories, concepts, principles, and practices, procedures, policies, standards, operational requirements; and of operational and performance characteristics of telecommunications equipment, systems, services and transmission media to evaluate devices, proposals and approaches; experience practicing basic electronics theory and operating principles, and the application of existing and planned technology for communications requirements, equipment interoperability and compatibility; Performing lifecycle planning, sustainment, resource management, cost analysis and budgets; Researching patterns to develop new methods, criteria or proposed new NC3 and telecommunications policies and procedures. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. 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: 1. Knowledge of a wide range of NC3 and telecommunications theories, concepts, principles, and practices, procedures, policies, standards, operational requirements; and of operational and performance characteristics of telecommunications equipment, systems, services and transmission media to evaluate devices, proposals and approaches. 2. Knowledge of basic electronics theory and operating principles, and the application of existing and planned technology for communications requirements, equipment interoperability and compatibility. 3. Knowledge of associated methods and techniques such as lifecycle planning, sustainment, resource management, cost analyses, and budgets. 4. Ability to research patterns to develop new methods, criteria, or proposed new NC3 and telecommunications policies and procedures. 5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to identify, direct, or coordinate actions required in providing needed service. 6. Ability to analyze a variety of unusual telecommunications conditions, problems, questions, or conditions associated with formulating projects or studies to substantially alter major telecommunications systems and NC3 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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