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Job Title:Telecommunications Specialist

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Washington Headquarters Services

Job Announcement Number:WHS-13-817975-B

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:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Wednesday, February 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0391-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Washington Headquarters Services (WHS)

Enterprise IT Services Division

Secretary of Defense Communications

 

Mission Statement

EITSD provides the full range of information technology equipment, services, solutions and customer support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Director of Administration and Management, and the Washington Headquarters Services to meet mission and business requirements. EITSD was established on May 1, 2011, bringing together two WHS IT service delivery directorates – the former OSD Networks Directorate and the WHS Information Technology Management Directorate (ITMD).

 

For more information, contact our website at:  http://www.whs.mil/EITSD/
 

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: FOR DEU: All U.S Citizens; FOR MERIT: Current or Former Civil Service Federal Employees; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6 or www.opm.gov/disability.)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Use the Print Preview for a complete copy of this announcement.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ARE NOT authorized.
  • Position is drug tested and requires a Special Sensitive/TS(SCI) clearance.

DUTIES:

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MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Serve as a Travel Communications Specialist supporting the Secretary of Defense (SD) and or Deputy Secretary of Defense (DSD), and their Senior Military Assistants (SMA) (three star general officers) for all matters of command and control, communications, information technology, and information security 24X7 while traveling both CONUS and OCONUS.  This travel includes two categories of travel, both of which the incumbent must support: (1) Significant multi-night and multi-country trips during which the incumbent will assist the GS-14/15 Senior Telecommunications Specialist, or (2) Routine, overnight OCONUS or multi-night CONUS trips during which the incumbent will be required to lead and manage in the absence of a Senior Telecommunications Specialist.
  • Assist in managing a globally dispersed team of up to 30 military (Officers and Enlisted) and civilian (GS-13 and below) communications professionals providing command and control communications support to the SD and DSD and their staffs, worldwide, regardless of geographic location or mode of transportation.
  • Lead, coordinate, and conduct planning conferences; develop supporting plans; and manage resources in support of CONUS and OCONUS travel.
  • Coordinate logistical support for SD/DSD support elements arrival and departure from worldwide travel locations and at Andrews AFB.
  • Supervise the receipt and distribution of various intelligence summaries (e.g., NIDs, State Morning Summary, NMJIC Executive Highlights, DIA/JCS J-2 Intel Update, DIA Policy Support Intel Highlights, Senior Executive Intelligence Brief, SITREPs, Deployment Orders, Critic Messages, and other time-sensitive Presidential documents).
  • Maintain current knowledge of Department of Defense (DOD) or U.S. Government policies, regulations, and procedures applicable to technical, security, and/or administrative communications matters, and or organizational plans, procedures and policies, including DOD Instructions, Administrative Instructions, or Standard Operating Procedures, to assure that Secretary of Defense Communications (SDC) provides outstanding support and total responsiveness to the communications needs of the SD and DSD.
  • Participate as a technical expert in senior level tiger teams that increase the reliability of telecommunications to the U.S. government’s senior leaders.
  • Assist Senior Technical Expert for Airborne Communications Development with branch level budget forecasts to support airborne communications requirements and organizational budgetary planning.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp as well as the Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0300/0391.htm and other competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES  and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Wednesday, February 06, 2013.
You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.

Specialized experience required for this position 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.
  • Serve as a Travel Communications Specialist utilizing mastery knowledge of travel telecommunications systems to include, but not limited to, secure data, video, and voice communications systems, and National Command and Control Systems (e.g. cabinet level, military airborne and/or other similiar travel communication systems).
  • Possess the expert knowledge of installation, maintenance and testing of state of the art integrated decision-support technologies (e.g., secure and non-secure networks, information technologies, communications systems, and secure video teleconferencing systems). 

 

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1. Knowledge of commercial and military satellite communications networks.
    2. Knowledge of security requirements for the protection of classified material and communications in a mobile environment.
    3. Knowledge of the management of information systems.
    4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time
OVERTIME: Frequent
TRAVEL: Frequent (See Other Notes for Travel Details)
RELOCATION EXPENSES (PCS): Not Authorized
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES:  Not Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): EXEMPT
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: Not Required
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is telework eligible
DRUG TESTING: Required
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Special Sensitive/TS(SCI)

Other Notes:
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

This position is designated as Mission Essential.

 

Overtime and unscheduled work are a normal part of this position.

 

Incumbent must possess the legal and personnel qualifications to operate passenger-type motor vehicles.

 

A majority of work time will be spent in a travel status, either CONUS or OCONUS.

 

This position is designated special sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated for security eligibility on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process.  The incumbent must complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and favorable adjudication by a determining authority and be eligible for a Top Secret clearance and access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).


If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.


This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining (Open to the Public):
We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Highly-Qualified:  This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis. 
Well-Qualified:  This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified:  This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position.  Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/HiringReformRequirements/CategoryRating/index.aspx.


Names of the candidates in the Highly-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

 

Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.

 

Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Highly Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. 
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

How You Will Be Evaluated for Merit Promotion:
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 all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leavel/index.asp
Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:

ICTAP: Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant. http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, February 06, 2013.  Information on veterans’ preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo Guide
http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp 
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/onjams/military_spouse_preference_info_sheet.pd f or http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx  or
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-19340.pdf. SELECTIVE SERVICE: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS:
http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf
NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.
EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps



HOW TO APPLY:

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Option A: Application Manager (preferred method)
To begin, choose one of these options:
1. If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” button on the right side. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the “Apply Online” button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.
2. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” on the right side. You will be re-directed to the Application Manager system to complete your application. At this time, you will need to upload your resume using the “Resume” category in the Application Manager system. Once you upload your Resume to Application Manager, it will remain in your account for future use.


To view a copy of the assessment Questionnaire please click here: View Occupational Questionnaire

Option B: Fax
If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL
http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), resume, and/or any supporting documents by fax. If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.
If you do not have access to the internet or have other concerns please contact our Team line for
WHS HR Servicing Team at (614)692-0252 or email DHRS-DWHS@DLA.MIL for further assistance.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.gpo.gov/careers/pdfs/of0510.pdf

This position is open to all US Citizens (Public) and Merit Promotion (Status) eligibles.  You may apply under both open-competitive (Public) and merit promotion procedures. However, to apply as a Merit Promotion eligible, you must meet the requirements for one of the STATUS categories.  Also, please note the required supporting documentation required per category. 

• Résumé

• Assessment Questionnaire

• Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee, ICTAP, etc.).

 

PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide.

http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/OSDWHSSupportingDocumentation.pdf   

 

Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. 
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf 

 

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.

ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified prior to Veteran's preference points being added. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they met the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate; your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

WHS HR Servicing Team
Phone: (614)692-0252
Fax: (614)693-1505
Email: DHRS-DWHS@DLA.MIL
Agency Information:
Washington Headquarters Service
Human Resources Directorate
4800 Mark Center Drive
Suite 03D08
Alexandria, VA
22350-3200 Fax: (614)693-1505

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official.  All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
To check the status of your application, please check Application Manager. Go to
http://applicationmanager.gov 


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Job Announcement Number:

WHS-13-817975-B

Control Number:

336285700