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TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Full Time

Website Air National Guard Units

This is an indefinite position, tenure 3, with a time limit determined by the needs of the agency. Any permanent military technician who is selected for this position will become tenure 3. The selectee will receive the same benefits and entitlements as the tenure 1 employee, but will be considered tenure 3 for purposes of reduction in force. You can be terminated at any time with a 30-day notice. If a permanent resource becomes available, incumbent may be converted to a permanent appointment without competition. MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant will be immediately assigned to a compatible unit assignment and military skill position in accordance with Air Force skill classification directives, statutes, and National Guard Bureau regulations. For continued employment, the dual status technician employee must obtain and maintain the service specific full-time position’s manpower authorized requirements in regard to the position’s compatible unit of assignment, rank, military skill requirements in training, education, and/or certifications within the first six months of hire into the position. MANDATORY COMPATIBLE MILITARY SKILLS: 1A3X1, Airborne Mission Systems Operator; 1A8X2, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operator; 1C891, Superintendent Radar Airfield and Weather Systems; 3D0X1, Knowledge Operations Management; 3D0X4, Computer Systems Programming; 3D1X3, RF Transmission Systems NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. 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. MILITARY MEMBERS WITH BONUSES: Upon acceptance of a military technician position military members who are currently receiving a military Reenlistment/Extension Bonus (REB) or GI Bill-SR Kicker may lose incentive eligibility and may be subject to termination or suspension of incentive (includes indefinite and temporary technicians on assignment for more than 180 days in any continuous 12-month period). GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Applicant must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level. Experiences gained through military technical training schools (restricted to one of the identified/allowed compatible military skills) are included in the one year on-the-job experience. Applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have 30 months of experience or training in aerial refueling operations support programs associated with communications security (COMSEC) materials, tactical cryptography, airborne electronic identification, authentication, and aircraft safe passage and recovery techniques. Must have a full range of competencies and completed training to qualify and serve as the Combat Crew Communications Training Manager and Instructor. Must have working knowledge of mission and training requirements as directed by Air Force Directives and ANG Instructions for Combat Crew Communications and Support of Nuclear Planning and Operations training within the organization. Skilled to serve as the principle COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO) within a strategically-tasked Air Refueling (KC-135, KC-46) Operations Group. Experiences included researching and interpreting communications security requirements for all peacetime and wartime tasked and contingency missions. Skilled in operating a communications security (COMSEC) sub-element; and, maintaining a ready-library of printed and electronic cryptographic media equipment as required to support the organization’s primary assigned aircraft and crew complement. Skilled abilities include providing detailed information to the wing’s combat mission folders (CMFs), and worked as a CMF validation team member. Competent in preparing kits of specified communications security materials that are utilized during in-flight missions. Skilled in presenting prelaunch briefings to crews, providing mission-specific communications, identification, authentication, and safe passage instructions for conventional or strategic missions. Skilled in debriefing aircrew members and investigating reports on events such as, communications deficiencies, equipment malfunction, spectrum interferences, or evidence of suspected tampering, loss, theft, disclosure, or other vulnerabilities to U.S. cryptographic systems or classified national security information. Must be competent on Communications Security (COMSEC) material training, access, storage, and usage. Experiences included work as a Cryptographic Access Program (CAP) administrator. Skilled in granting and withdrawing access to U.S. cryptographic and national security information on behalf of the Commander. Knowledgeable of national security and strategic policy needed to develop and implement formal training curriculums for all users. Skilled in the interpretation of directives and guidance concerning the administration of all training programs. Experienced in developing and implementing proficiency training and certification programs for aircrew members, Combat Crew Communications members, and augmenters. Skilled in writing unit operating procedures, restrictions, and clarifications. Skilled in providing authoritative interpretations to Commanders and leaders in regard to emergent requirements, procedures, or obstacles to success. If your resume does not include a narrative description of how you meet the GENERAL, SPECIALIZED experiences, and OTHER requirements, you may lose consideration for this position. Ensure that the Questionnaire is completed online in Application Manager. NOTES TO CANDIDATES: a. Situations of inversion of military rank are not permitted, i.e., a military technician may not be militarily senior to his or her full-time supervisor. b. Candidates may be screened and evaluated on military attributes directly related to the compatible military position required to be assigned into, such as, but not limited to, military bearing, leadership, or ability to work with others (teamwork) in a military environment. c. Include any volunteer work experience in your resume. 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). d. Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources. e. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. f. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. g. If this announcement results in a temporary promotion for the selectee, it may become permanent at any time without further competition dependent on funding and manpower requirements.

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