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Job Title:Telecommunications Specialist (Tactical Communicator), GS 13 (EX)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Federal Bureau of Investigation

Job Announcement Number:22-2013-0017

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 06, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0391-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time,Permanent - Excepted Service Appointment

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Quantico, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens. This position is being advertised concurrently with Announcement Number 22-2013-0018. FBI candidates who wish to be considered on External and FBI only certificates must apply to both announcements.

JOB SUMMARY:

Our Mission
To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
Public Service is a public trust. For the FBI, this means that the public has committed to our care the safety of our Nation and the defense of our Constitution. To sustain that trust and to meet our resulting obligations, we must adhere strictly to our core values of: Rigorous obedience to the Constitution, Respect, Compassion, Fairness, Integrity, Accountability, and Leadership.

Division: Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG)

Section: Hazardous Devices Operations
Unit: National Assets Response
Location: Quantico, VA
Working Hours : 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Selected candidates will be required to remain on an alert status for possible immediate deployment to WMD incidents within the United States and its territories.  While on alert status, the candidate will have limited ability to travel, maintaining a stringent 24/7 recall requirement for up to 6 months of the year.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance.
  • Physical required.

DUTIES:

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Serves as a Telecommunications Specialist (Tactical Communicator) in the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) and provides advice and guidance in the field of tactical communications to management, other federal agencies, and state and local enforcement during on-site management of operations and during daily functions. Develops operational strategies, prepares primary support and contingency plans for management as required by mission objectives. Assesses resources required to support a given mission through knowledge of operations and expertise with specialized equipment. Responds to actual and potential incidents and possesses overall tactical communication systems and assigned personnel management responsibility during deployment. Identifies, coordinates and directs all actions required to provide the necessary transport to target destination. Maintains overall responsibility for communications security.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.
Specialized Experience: All applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 12. Specialized experience is: Experience in evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Occasional travel may be required.

 

This position may occasionally require time spent working in situations which expose incumbent to a potentially hazardous environment. These include electrical shock, falls from high towers, extreme weather conditions, etc. Safety precautions are required, including accompaniment by another technician/specialist when performing duties considered hazardous to life and limb, and utilization of safety belt while on high towers. Work may require conditions of extreme stress and tension resulting from need to maintain equipment in optimum working condition. Work requires strenuous physical exertion such as climbing tall ladders or towers, lifting heavy objects in excess of fifty pounds, and crouching or crawling in small work areas. Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies: 

<ul>

<li>Telecommunication</li>

<li>Technology Awareness</li>

<li>Technical Application</li>

<li>Communications</li>

 

High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.


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BENEFITS:

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The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:Benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO FILL POSITIONS WITHIN THE SAME DIVISION WHEN THE POSITION INCLUDES SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS.
Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months.
All selectees, with the exception of current FBI employees, will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

 

Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from Legat assignment.

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command, if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim. For further information on how to claim veteran's preference please go to Veteran's Preference
Applicants should keep their contact information updated on the USAJOBS registration page.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation. Only those candidates determined to be best qualified will be contacted to proceed in the selection process.
The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
The FBI welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The FBI is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.
The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.



HOW TO APPLY:

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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online poses a hardship please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance. Step 1 - Establish an Account On the USAJOBS Web site, select "MY USAJOBS" and click "Create Your Account Now." You will be prompted to provide contact information, establish user access information, and indicate your citizenship and veteran preference information. After entering this data, your personal page will be created. Here, you can choose to create a new resume or set up email notification agents to alert you to new positions posted to USAJOBS. Step 2 - Create and Store a Resume To add a resume on USAJOBS, use the resume builder provided. There are four steps: Getting Started; Experience; Related Information; and Finishing Up. Resumes created on USAJOBS are saved and can be used to apply for any vacancy within the federal government. You can store up to five resumes on USAJOBS. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the online questionnaire. Step 3 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the FBIJOBs. gov website to complete the application process. Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Application If this is your first time on FBIJOBs.gov website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button. Step 5 - Submit Required Documents Click on one of the available options: Upload, USAJOBS, Fax, or Reuse existing documents, to submit required documentation. Follow the instructions provided. Step 6 - Review and Confirm Your Submission Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also generate a PDF version to print or save for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status. If you run into any technical difficulty during the on-line application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk by clicking on "Contact Us" on any USAJOBS page.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes: 1. Your résumé and cover letter (optional) 2. A complete assessment questionnaire and, 3. Other supporting documents:

  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action and most recent Performance Appraisal
  • Please Note: This does not apply to current FBI employees.

  • For Veterans: DD 214; For Disabled Veterans: DD214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jenean Thompson
Phone: 202-324-6630
Fax: 202-324-2161
Email: Jenean.Thompson@ic.fbi.gov
Agency Information:
DOJ/FBI
935 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Mail Stop PA-520
Attn: Staffing Unit
Washington, DC
20535
US
Fax: 202-324-2161

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. Status of Your Application: You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."


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Job Announcement Number:

22-2013-0017

Control Number:

332965700