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Job Title:Telecommunications Specialist

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:AZ DEU-2013-0019

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 08, 2013 to Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0391-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Work Schedule is Full Time. - This a Term NTE 13 months.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Saint George, UT, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

JOB SUMMARY:

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team as a Telecommunications Specialist.
The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.  The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout  the nation.  The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

This position is located in the BLM Arizona Strip District Office. We are located at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT  84790-6714. Information about the area can be found at http://www.sgcity.org/

The Bureau of Land Management in Arizona is comprised of the Arizona State Office and four districts, each with its own character and challenges.

  • The Arizona State Office provides technical and administrative support to field units and coordinates the accomplishment of mission critical work throughout the organization.
  • The Phoenix District focuses on high priority programs associated with demands for recreation, energy and transportation, and open space. 
  • The Gila District runs the spectrum from rural to urban issues.
  • The Arizona Strip faces challenges from energy mineral demands, invasive species and habitat conversion.
  • The Colorado River District encompasses one of the largest wilderness programs in Arizona.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent is part of the telecommunications staff providing operational support of the District radio, telephone, and data communications network and serves as secondary contact for reporting of radio, telephone and data problems, outages and communications malfunctions.  Assists the Telecommunications Manager in developing plans to provide radio and telephone communications coverage in areas of high use for the safety of personnel and efficient flow of communications data. Assists in developing Telecommunications Service Plan to reprioritize district needs and identify new system changes and/or major modifications.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.  To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-07) or equivalent.  Specialized experience must include evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology;

OR

EDUCATION:  I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent master's graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related from an accredited college or university (If using education to qualify, a copy of your Transcripts are required);

OR

COMBINATION:  I have a combination of the specialized experience and education as described in "A" and "B" above that equals 100 percent when combined to equal the required 1 year of specialized experience needed for this position. If combining education and Specialized Experience to qualify, an applicant must have equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and Specialized Experience directly related to the work of the position, as outlined for the GS-9 above (If using education and experience to qualify, a copy of your Transcripts are required).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume.  If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position.  The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored.  The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

  • Knowledge of a wide range of wireless communications theories, concepts, principles, practices, procedures, policies, standards, operational requirements.
  • Knowledge of performance characteristics of wireless communications equipment, systems, services, and transmission media to evaluate devices, proposals, and approaches.
  • Knowledge of basic electronics theory and operating principles, the application of existing and planned technology to communications requirements, equipment interoperability and compatibility.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is a term position for which all qualified U.S. citizens with or without Federal Status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service, and will be for a period not-to-exceed 13 months with possible extension up to a total of 4 years (or longer if approved by the Office of Personnel Management) without re-announcement.

Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.

This position may 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.

You must be 18 years of age or older to be assigned to a hazardous position.

Must be willing to travel occasionally and work odd hour shifts as necessary.

SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
May require completion of a 1 year trial period.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or  ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Highly or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Click on the button "Apply OnLine" and login to MY USAJOBS.
If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link.
Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at (602) 417-9274 or hgreen@blm.gov.  If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university.  If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.
Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.
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 a 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, DD-214, and the required documentation. For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.  The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.
UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Harley Green
Phone: 602-417-9274
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: hgreen@blm.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Arizona State Office
AZ-953
1 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
85004-2208
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.
You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.

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Job Announcement Number:

AZ DEU-2013-0019

Control Number:

337498200