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Job Title:TELECOM SPECIALIST (TACP)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:T13-031A

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, October 22, 2012 to Friday, November 23, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0391-07/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Syracuse, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

New York Air National Guard membership required (See Announcement)

JOB SUMMARY:

NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD

DIVISION OF MILITARY & NAVAL AFFAIRS (MNHF)

LATHAM, NY 12110-2224

SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE IAW DMNA 690-4, CHAPTER 6

POSITION TITLE AND NUMBER:

T13-031A, TELECOM SPECIALIST (TACP), D1835000, GS-0391-07/09/11

 

LOCATION:

274 ASOS, SYRACUSE, NY 13211

 

DAFSC:

1C4X1

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OPENS:    22 OCT 2012  CLOSES:  23 NOV 2012 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the New York Air National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. 

 

 

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). 

 

OPEN AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:  ONBOARD

ONBOARD:  ALL MILITARY TECHNICIANS IN THE NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD.

ENLISTED ONLY

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must already be a permenant military technician from the NYANG.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

DUTIES:

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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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this TELECOM SPECIALIST (TACP) position, you must meet the following criteria.

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 

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

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

GS-07 – Must have at least 12 months experience, education, or training demonstrating a complex understanding of electronics theory and operating principles. Experience working with applications of existing and planned technology in communications requirements, equipment interoperability and compatibility.  Experience involving a combination of specialized communications knowledge and management skills.

 

GS-09 – Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training which involved reviewing training.   Experience that required the applicant to review work steps and methods in the area of communications.   Experience that includes an understanding of digital and analog communications requirements and operating techniques.   Experience evaluating complex requirements and proposals, to define, coordinate, plan, and satisfy communication requirements.  

 

GS-11 – 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. 

 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 

A maximum of 12 months of required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience.  The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of the position.

 

KSA's:

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the KSA's listed below.   Applicants are encouraged to address the KSA's in their application or resume or by submitting a supplemental statement with their application.   Written response to each KSA will ensure that specialized experience criteria is recognized and credited.

 

1.  Knowledge of a wide range of technical methods in the detailed performance characteristics of specific telecommunications equipment, systems, networking and transmission media.   Must have an in-depth understanding of basic electronics and antenna theory, Internet Protocol (IP) configuration and network operating principles.  

 

2.  In-depth knowledge and experience with applications of existing and planned technology to communications requirements, equipment interoperability and compatibility, and the methods and techniques for systems and services to accomplish information data transfer.

 

3.  In-depth knowledge and understanding of the technical theory of electronic communications and multi-band antenna, High Performance Waveform (HPW) and broadband satellite principles, practices, procedures, policies, standards, and operational and safety requirements.    

 

4.  Knowledge and ability to interpret and translate policy from higher organizational levels and develop local policy and implementing instructions.  

 

5.  Technical knowledge of the operational and performance characteristics of portable and vehicular telecommunications equipment. Detailed technical knowledge of transmission media, and the relationship among component parts of telecommunications system, such as Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS), Tactical Air Control Party Close Air Support System (TACP CASS), and Advanced Fire Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS). Knowledge to apply specialized communications methods and analytical techniques.

 

6.  Knowledge and ability to understand and evaluate communications requirements and relate requirements to existing and available technology, operating practices and procedures, equipment and staffing requirements, funding and cost analysis studies, and other supporting services required to research, identify, provide cost analysis, include logistics tail and purchase the technology.

 

7.  Knowledge of maintenance, installation and operation of analog/digital transmission equipment and wireless transmission systems in order to diagnose problems and identify corrective measures.

 

8.  Knowledge of methods and practices for troubleshooting, recovering, adjusting, modifying, and improving telecommunications systems to provide support that minimizes interruptions in the ability to provide critical air support to customers.

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

 

Military Grades: 

ENLISTED ONLY

 

Compatible Military Assignments:  

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YOU MUST ALREADY BE A PERMENANT MILITARY TECHNICIAN FROM THE NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  In order for your application to be considered, you need to submit the following documents:

·         RESUME

·         DMNA FORM 108     (http://www.dmna.state.ny.us./forms/dmna108.doc) Click this link for a copy of the form

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating and eligibility. 

 

All qualified applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official, unless there are more than seven qualified applicants.  In this case, the evaluation procedures in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5 will be used to further screen candidates prior to referral.  A panel of three members will be appointed to rate the candidates using the KSA factors.  Experience will be evaluated in terms of type and quality in relation to the requirements of the position.  Length of service or experience will only be used when there is a clear relationship with quality of performance or when necessary to break ties when all other ratings are equal. 

 

Following the determination of basic eligibility of the candidates as outlined in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5, qualified applicants will be referred to the selection official in the following sequence: 

 

1.  Category I:  All excepted service technicians in the New York Army National Guard  for Army technician vacancies and all excepted service technicians in the New York Air National Guard for Air technician vacancies, working at the location specified in the job announcement where the vacancy exists.

 

2.  Category II:  All currently employed excepted service technicians in either the New York Army or New York Air National Guard. 

 

3.  Category III:  Qualified members of the New York National Guard (Army or Air), to include AGR personnel and temporary and Indefinite technicians, or other individuals who are willing to become members of the New York Army or Air National Guard. 

 

* If there are fewer than three qualified applicants in Category I, then qualified applicants from Category II, III will be forwarded to the selection official, in sequential order, to provide at least three qualified applicants.  


BENEFITS:

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Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/interactive/Benefits#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the New York National Guard, please visit our website at http://dmna.ny.gov/jobs/jobs.php?id=tech



HOW TO APPLY:

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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 23, 2012. 

To begin the process. click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USA JOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Note:  To return to a previously Saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov/.  To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID:  768990.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 

 

If you cannot apply online: 

1.  Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and

2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf and

3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentation to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203 FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. 

Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or supporting documentation to the New York National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter.  The Human Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs. 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

 

1.  Your Resume (Your resume MUST detail your length of general and specialized experience that pertains to the job you are applying for)

2.  A complete Assessment Questionnaire (Your assessment questionnaire MUST contain an email address)

3.  DMNA FORM 108 (http://www.dmna.state.ny.us./forms/dmna108.doc*Click link for a copy of this required form*

4.  Transcripts are required if you are using education to qualify.  An unofficial transcript is acceptable. 

5.  Other supporting documents may include: (not required)

  • Flight Records
  • Qualification Certificates
  • DD 214
  • Seperate document supporting KSA's. 
  • Military Biography
  • SF 50
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Awards (military and/or technician)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avis Sanchez
Phone: (518)786-4727
Email: AVIS.SANCHEZ@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
New York National Guard
330 OLD NISKAYUNA ROAD
ATTN SANNING PINGITORE
LATHAM, NY
12110
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your category and score, you may be referred to the selecting official.  If your name is referred to the selecting official, you will be contacted directly by that office for an interview.  You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.

 

You will be notified via email during the following phases of this announcement: 

 

1.  Immediately after your application has been submitted.

2.  After the announcement has closed and qualifications are reviewed.  (This will inform you whether or not you were referred to the selecting official.)

3.  Once selection has been made. 

 

If at anytime you have questions concerning this Vacancy Announcement, please contact the Human Resources Specialist by email.  Your email should contain the following information:  T13-031A, TELECOM SPECIALIST (TACP), 768990. 

The email can be sent directly to avis.sanchez@us.army.mil 


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Job Announcement Number:

T13-031A

Control Number:

329107000