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    This National Guard position is for a TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST - Title 32, Position Description Number D1686000 and is part of the WI 128 ACS, Wisconsin Air National Guard.

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    As a TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST - Title 32, GS-0391-11, you will plan and design the Information Technology (IT) networks and telecommunications required to support the ACS Weapon System, specializing in the interconnection and integration of tactical radar sites and other participants of the Weapons System, and to analyze, monitor, and optimize their performance, security, and capacity during peacetime and wartime operations. Performs duties necessary to provide information technology and telecommunications functions and services which support programs essential to Air National Guard daily operations, training, and readiness missions. Incumbent is responsible for planning and coordinating mission accomplishments and training requirements of functionally assigned guard member.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0391 Telecommunications

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    Conditions Of Employment


    Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

    Military Grades: E-4 through E-7

    Compatible Military Assignments: AFSC: 3D1X3

    Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
    National Guard Membership is required.
    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.


    GENERAL EXPERIENCE: You 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 at the GS-11 level, you must meet the position's specialized experiences and competencies in planning and designing the Information Technology (IT) networks and telecommunications required to support the ACS Weapon System, specializing in the interconnection and integration of tactical radar sites and other participants of the Weapons System; and, to analyze, monitor, and optimize their performances, securities, and capacities during peacetime and wartime operations. Experiences included providing information technology and telecommunications functions and services which support programs essential to Air National Guard daily operations, training, and readiness missions. Skilled in planning and coordinating mission accomplishments and training requirements for ACS members. Skilled in analyzing, planning, and designing data, video, and voice networks carried over various transmission systems such as, multichannel satellite, troposphere scatter systems, Line-Of-Sight (LOS) RF radios, LOS laser radios; as well as, fiber optic and copper cable systems. Able to design, configure, and optimize router-to-router connections utilizing military and commercial protocols, switch-to-switch trunking, circuit configurations through asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), as well as military and commercial multiplexers. Experienced in developing and publishing communication plans, such as network priorities; network designs and configurations (IP addresses and phone numbers); secure and un-secure circuits; and, equipment architecture and layout for employment of computer and telecommunications systems to support in-garrison and deployed operations. Relates mission requirements to existing technology, policies and priorities, systems capabilities, available technology and services, operating practices and procedures, equipment and staffing requirements, to provide network services that support operational requirements. Experiences included work in local operating frequency assignments and control programs. Provided technical guidance and direction for different aspects of radio frequency spectrum analysis. Competent to determine the compatibility of frequency assignments for fixed station and/or mobile radio, radar, satellite links, and other systems used by the military. Skilled competencies in coordinating frequency assignments with unit spectrum managers, local Spectrum Managers, ANG Headquarters, MAJCOM Spectrum Management personnel and other agencies such as Federal Aviation Agency. Able to utilize automated software tools to manage spectrum for associated squadrons. Experienced in conducting transmission
    path analysis (path profiling) with various computerized programs. Skilled in determining mission requirements and requesting hardware and network configuration resources, such as: Internet Protocol addresses, voice switch, and data link configurations from internal and
    external agencies to support contingency and/or training networks. Experienced in working with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Major Commands (MAJCOMs), or other agencies to coordinate operations between associated units and the Global Information Infrastructure. Able to identify and correct network problems and identify transmission deficiencies in planned or currently operational networks. Has knowledge and under-standing of the operating characteristics of communications equipment, services, and systems in order to provide guidance and direction pertaining to network systems and circuits of communications equipment/systems. Knowledge of network systems and telecommunication systems technology and operations, sufficient to design, plan, manage, install, integrate, test, maintain, and/or execute network and telecommunications systems, services, or operations needed to satisfy the mission requirements. Skilled in how the network and communications systems interacts with and affects the overall weapons system. Has comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of IT concepts, principles, methods and practices to plan and provide network services that support mission requirements. Skilled and knowledgeable of a wide variety of telecommunications systems, technology, and operations, as well as methods, procedures, regulations and other guides that relate to a particular area. Has an in-depth knowledge of hardware, software, network operations functions, packet switching communications protocols, and diagnostic tools to gather and analyze difficult and complex system and end user problems, furnish assistance, and provide a resolution. Knowledgeable of the mission, objectives, terminology, and management practices in the organization to recognize probable areas of interaction and overlap between proposed and existing systems. Skilled in applying DOD, AF, and NGB policies, standards, directives, and operations manuals to perform systems analysis, evaluate approaches, offer advice, define alternative approaches, and coordinate requirements regarding the merits of proposed applications, and design changes. Understands the overall network and communication architecture and overall project scope to evaluate new systems. Experiences include work in maintaining work center training programs. Understands on-the-job training (OJT) requirements and skilled in maintaining OJT records.


    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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process


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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 (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: N/A

    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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    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

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    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.

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    WI 128 ACS
    100 Independence Dr
    Camp Douglas, WI 54618
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    The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

    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. 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.

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