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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is in National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Office of Spectrum Management (OSM), which manages the frequency assignment needs of federal agencies and provides spectrum certification for new federal agency’s radio communication systems. Office of Spectrum Management provides information on the Federal Government’s spectrum management activities to the public.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent reports to the Executive Secretary of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC). Supports the National Telecommunications and Information Administration spectrum management activities and functions including the National Table of Frequency Allocations and various frequency assignment plans, and rules and procedures for spectrum management outlined in the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management

    The individuals selected for this position will perform the following duties:

    • Prepare agenda, summary minutes, memoranda, and letters related to the work of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee.
    • Review and edit National Telecommunications and Information Administration and agency documents related to the work of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee.
    • Review internal and agency input documents for compliance with applicable policy, regulations, and procedures, and when required, recommend corrective actions.
    • Analyze issues related to spectrum management, and develop and formulate policy recommendations, technical proposals, planning documents, and position papers.
    • Research, manipulate, and analyze a variety of spectrum related files through both automated and manual methods.
    • Maintain technical criteria for automated programs and data files used by the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee and its subgroups.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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    0391 Telecommunications

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. citizen.
    • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
    • You must be registered for Selective Service (www.sss.gov), if applicable.
    • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    • A one-year probationary period may be required.

    Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement unless eligible for special hiring authority, reinstatement eligible, non-current Federal employee applying as a VEOA eligible which do not require time-in-grade/band.

    Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ) on the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 

    Qualifications

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and 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 employments. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management website located at www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    To qualify at the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year or 52 weeks of experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level.  Specialized experience is defined as demonstrating experience with national and international spectrum regulations and policies; experience with drafting and editing telecommunication documents, archive documents, and using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and document management tools.

    -Or – successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree  -or- 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree -or- LL.M., if related

    -Or – have equivalent combinations of education and experience that may be combined to meet the total qualification requirement. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

    To qualify at the GS-12 grade level, you must have one year or 52 weeks of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrating experience with national and international spectrum regulations and policies; experience with drafting and editing telecommunication documents, archiving documents, using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and document management tools; and experience with implementing Federal Agencies telecommunications policies, processes and procedures.

    No substitution of education for experience is permitted for GS-12.

    Education

    Additional information

    This position is also being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining vacancy number: NTIA-OSM-2019-0030. Applicants who wish to be considered under MAP and DE must apply to both vacancies separately.

    CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
    2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
    ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
    2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts if applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as part of the application. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Knowledge of national and international rules, methods, policies, and procedures pertinent to the domestic spectrum management process.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to articulate a position to reach a consensus.
    • Knowledge of the framework of spectrum management.
    • Knowledge of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management.
    • Skill in drafting, reviewing, and editing telecommunication documents.
    • Ability to draft, review edit and manage documents.
    • Skill in using word processing, archiving, presentation, and spreadsheet software.

    If applicable, performance appraisals and/or Incentive award documentation may be submitted and will be forwarded to the selecting official as support in consideration of your application in the evaluation process. To receive due weight, you must submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation (i.e. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc..)


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    A complete application consists of the following:

    • Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.
    • SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," showing tenure code, position occupied, and highest grade and step.
    • If applicable, performance appraisals and/or Incentive award documentation may be submitted and will be forwarded to the selecting official as support in consideration of your application in the evaluation process. To receive due weight, you must submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation (i.e. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc..)
    • Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation, if applicable. For more information, please go to:www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6.
    • Career Transitioni Assistance Plan (CTAP), Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation. If applicable, see Additional Information.
    • Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (severely disabled, eligible veterans, certain military spouses, etc.).
    • Education. If qualifying based on education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.

    You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

    Failure to provide such documentation will result in lost consideration.

    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.

    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

    Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near on the right side of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

    To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov and click on "Update Application." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

    If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online; however, if you are unable to apply on line, please contact: Julia Schroeder.

    Agency contact information

    Armand Patterson

    Phone

    703-259-9347

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    dochr_inquirires@yrci.com

    Address

    NAT'L TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFO ADMINISTRATION
    1401 Constitution Ave NW
    Room 50013
    Attn: Human Resources
    Washington, District of Columbia 20230
    United States
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    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is the President's principal advisor on telecommunications and information policy issues. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration represents the Executive Branch in both domestic and international telecommunications and information policy activities.  The National Telecommunications and Information Administration also manages the Federal use of the radio spectrum, performs cutting-edge telecommunications research and engineering, and administers infrastructure and public telecommunications facilities grants.

    Next steps

    You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Applications". The status will be visible next to the corresponding positions. The four points of notification are:

    1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
    2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
    3. Referred or Not Referred; and
    4. Selected or Not Selected.
    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

    You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526156100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.