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    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

    This National Guard position is for a TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1835000 and is part of the ID Air Support Operations Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard.

    THIS POSITION IS PERMANENT

    THIS POSITION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located at an ANG Aviation Wing, Air Support Operations Group (ASOG) Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) and Tactical Air Control Party (TACP). The purpose of this position is to design, deploy, install, operate, maintain, modify, and recover various types of communications transmission systems and their components. These systems transfer voice and data information within service component and to outside agencies and services. Incumbent is also responsible for maintaining currency requirements as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Instructor or Evaluator. Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) are the final authority in the sensor to shooter kill chain for U.S. and coalition airborne, ground and naval forces expending ground-to-ground and air-to-ground munitions in close proximity to friendly conventional and special forces. Mission Ready currency requirements for the purposes of training entail performing duty while exposed to a variety of climates and in austere conditions.

    Incumbent plans and establishes tactical communications between all echelons of coalition land, sea and air forces to ensure joint air operations are conducted effectively and efficiently throughout the battlefield. Works with multi-service staffs to integrate and adapt existing systems and plans integration of future technologies to meet user requirements. Develops operating procedures to standardize use of voice and data communications equipment and designs training programs to implement those procedures. Develops and refines telecommunication policies, in coordination with outside agencies, which provide user guidelines. Ensures policies and procedures fall within established agency policies and recommends changes to policy when required. Adapts guidelines for local operating uses which create numbering systems and routing identifiers.

    Provides technical assistance, guidance and training to users on all current and new equipment. Provides system design and equipment functionality defining user requirements to program managers and contractors (who manufacture tactical military ground-to-air or ground-to-ground telecommunications equipment). Incumbent defines basic and contingent needs as they pertain to the point-to-multi point transmission of targeting data and time critical information. Develops and reviews specifications of new equipment to ensure they meet user needs and complement mission requirements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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    0391 Telecommunications

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
    • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
    • 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.
    • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
    • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

    Qualifications

    Military Grades: E-1 THROUGH E-6

    Compatible Military Assignments: 1C4X1 ONLY

    THIS POSITION IS PERMANENT

    THIS POSITION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

    Work involves technical and analytical work pertaining to the planning, development, acquisition, testing, integrations, installation, utilization, or modification of telecommunications systems, facilities, services, and procedures. Managerial and staff work in planning, implementation, or program management or telecommunications programs, systems and services. Line supervision over communications operations, when such work includes responsibility for management functions such as planning, recommending changes and determining organizational structure, staffing, training, and budgetary requirements.

    Experience, education, or training involving the knowledge of the needs of communications users. Experience using computer and automation systems.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

    Must have at least 36 months experience that demonstrates a combination of specialized communications knowledge at management level. Experience reviewing training programs to ensure local requirements are met and enhance the awareness of state-of-the art and future technology. Experience involving applicable agency spectrum management (i.e., Communication Security (COMSEC) and Defense Message System (DMS)) regulations, policies, and procedures in order to coordinate, plan, and satisfy user requirements and to interpret and develop state policies and procedures. Experience involving technical or analytical work pertaining to multiple areas of telecommunications systems, facilities, services, and procedures.

    Education

    Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the requirements for 6 months of specialized experience. Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- 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 the position to be filled.

    If you are using Education to qualify for this position, you must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

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    Security clearance

    Secret

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: Air Personnel RIP- Located in vMPF

    3. Educational Transcripts- if you are using education to substitute for specialized experience.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10144854

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.


    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    Jennifer Davis

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    ID Air Support Operations Squadron
    4794 Farman St
    Boise, ID 83705
    US
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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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