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Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified: Physically capable of climbing towers and installing antennas. Be able to install and perform maintenance of repeater and base station radios on mountain tops ranging in elevation from 3,000 to 12,000 feet In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements – please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. At the GS-09: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Experience in programming, repairing and/or installing Digital handheld radios, mobile radios, VHF repeaters; dispatch consoles; experience in grounding telecommunications systems; experience with repairing, installing, testing network and phone cabling; OR a Master`s or equivalent graduate degree or two years of graduate education leading to such a degree. The undergraduate & graduate education major study is in 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 this position; OR equivalent combination of the specialized experience and graduate education described above. At the GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures; experience in programming, repairing and installing Digital hand held radios, mobile radios, VHF repeaters; dispatch consoles; experience in grounding telecommunications systems; experience with repairing, installing, testing network and phone cabling; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree with a major field of study in the following–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 this position; OR a combination of experience and education. 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. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Physical Demands: The work is mostly sedentary, although there is a continuing requirement for field work for the maintenance and/or installation of communications equipment. Considerable and strenuous physical exertion is required to work in high elevation up to 12,000 feet on antenna supporting structures up to 150 feet above the ground, and in inclement weather conditions. Other demands such as the frequent climbing, considerable walking, climbing, bending, pulling and heavy lifting of equipment weighing over 50 pounds is required for the installation, loading and transporting of communications equipment in the field. May be required to climb towers. Work Environment: The tower climbing work is performed under variable and unpredictable working conditions in many locations, sometimes in inclement weather and at high altitudes. The incumbent will also be exposed to radio frequency hazards, high voltages, noise, and slippery and uneven surfaces. It also includes working in voice and data equipment rooms and computer rooms. Travel to field/remote communications sites in the desert, mountains, mud and snow using 4×4 vehicles, snowmobiles, 4-wheel all-terrain vehicles or aircraft is required. The incumbent will comply in utilizing all appropriate safety equipment, policies, and procedures.
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