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Military Requirements: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military grade in the Alabama Army National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact an Alabama Army National Guard recruiter at 800-464-8273 prior to applying for this position. Maximum Military Rank: CW3 (to include all Enlisted)
*Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the Specialized Experience listed below: Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All series personnel 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. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for appointment to the ARNG Telecommunications Specialist, GS-0391-11, position (Organizational Title: COMSEC/Spectrum Coordinator) located in an JFHQ State, J-6 Information Management Office, Information Management Branch, an ARNG applicant must qualify for award of the position’s compatible military elements and there must be a vacant manpower authorized position requirement to satisfy position’s military aspects: Service, Unit of Assignment, Rank, and Military Skill Set. The applicant must have at least 36 months of the position’s specialized experiences and competencies in frequency spectrum, radio, secure communications, and communications security (COMSEC) National Guard programs. Skilled in developing technical specifications and planning for analog and digital telecommunication programs and projects that involve grouping materials, coordinating schedules, and the testing equipment, services, and software for performance acceptability. The applicant must have the abilities to manage the frequency spectrum, radio, secure communications, and communications security (COMSEC) programs of the state National Guard. Must have skills and working knowledge of acquisitions, operations, technical acceptance, installation, testing, modification, and replacement of analog and digital telecommunications equipment, services, and systems. Must have skills and knowledge of a wide range of communications concepts, principles and practices, such as, HF and VHF radio transmissions; Satellite communications; and Secure Telephone Unit requirements. Specialized experiences included work on digital and analog radio communications requirements and operating techniques. Has the competencies to identify sources of data to evaluate complex requirements and proposals, along with the abilities to define, coordinate, plan, and satisfy communication requirements. Must have in-depth working and skill to work with electronic communications equipment, systems, services and transmission media along with basic electronics theory and operating principles. Must have a full-range of skills and working knowledge of the agency’s spectrum management, COMSEC and Defense Message System (DMS) regulations, policies, and is skilled in the procedures needed to coordinate, plan, and satisfy user requirements, along with the skills to interpret, analyze, and develop state policies and procedures.
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