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TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (COMSEC)

Full Time

Website Air Force District of Washington

In order to qualify, you must meet the 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. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0300/telecommunications-series-0391/ SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes: Evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology; as well as experience utilizing a wide range of Communication Security (COMSEC) system concepts, principles, and practices to accomplish work processes through the use of telecommunication devices, services, and facilities; the utilization of budgetary systems, contract procedures, and legal requirements during the planning and programing of COMSEC communication systems; and acting as the technical authority during the development of procedures, policies, practices, and requirements. 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: Knowledge of a wide range of telecommunications and communication security systems theories, concepts, principles, and practices, procedures, policies, standards, operational requirements; and of operational and performance characteristics of COMSEC telecommunications to develop procedures/policies/practices for local base and command use. Knowledge of performance characteristic telecommunications and communication security systems equipment, systems, services, and transmission media to evaluate new devices, proposals, and approaches. Knowledge of associated methods and techniques such as contracting procedures/legal requirements, cost analyses, and budgets. Knowledge of DOD, Air Force, NSA, DISA, DIA AFCA, and other agencies’ communications regulations, services, and instructions to ensure compliance with applicable COMSEC guidelines; and of Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) system, electronic key management (AFEKMS) program. Skill in analyzing a variety of unusual telecommunications and communication security systems, problems, questions, or conditions associated with formulation projects or studies to substantially alter major telecommunications systems (e.g., systems compatibility, circuits, switches, distribution, satellite linkages and networking). Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 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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