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Job Title:Telecommunications Specialist

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Mine Safety and Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-MSHA-041

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Month

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0391-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Rosslyn, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

JOB SUMMARY:

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.  The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

This position is also being announced as MS-13-MSHA-040 for status candidates.  You MUST apply under this announcement to be considered as a status candidate. 

Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.  The full performance level of this position is GS-11.  This is a bargaining unit position. 

 

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of Administration and Management, Management Services Division, Facilities and Property Management Branch.  The branch serves as the agency's principal authority on all matters relating to property, vehicle, facilities, space managment and telecommunications.  The incumbent will serve as the telecommunications specialist for the agency headquarters responsible for the telecommunications management program. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent serves as a program manager for accountability and management of the agency's telecommunications equipment.  The incumbent evaluates the agency program offices voice transmission needs from the individual field office to the headquarters level; as well as, evaluates and reviews users' telecommunications requirements or requests for telecommunications systems, equipment, services, and translates them into agency resources by developing plans, setting priorities for acquisitions, projects, preparing budget projects and justification, and coordinating the allocation of the agency's telecommunications resources.  Coordinates with the national space manager, branch supervisor and administrative officers to review building or office construction plans, drawing or floor plans to determine the appropriate location or reconfiguration of telecommunications equipment.   Serves as the agency's primary contracting officer technical representative, providing telecommunications consultant services to agency program offices, ensuring that the acquisition of telecommunications resources meets the agency's needs.  Serves as the agency's building telecommunications system administrator and expert for the telephone system.  Plans for long-range program requirements or modification and is responsible for resolving problems in existing system where accuracy and timeliness is critical. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filed and cannot be taught within 90 days.  To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-9, in the Federal Service, to include knowledge of a wide range of wireless communications theories, concepts, principles, practices, procedures, policies, standards, operational requirements; performance characteristics of wireless communications equipment, systems, services, and transmission media to evaluate devices, proposals, and approaches; and basic electronics theory and operating principles, the application of existing and planned technology to communications requirements, equipment interoperability and compatibility.  Skill in:  conducting inspection, preventive maintenance, and repair programs to ensure optimum operational capability of electronic systems and  equipment, including geographically dispersed equipment and systems; preparing standard operating procedures to implement guidance on telecommunications operations; interpreting and applying policies, laws and regulations.  Skill in oral and written communication.

To qualify at the GS-9 level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-7, in the Federal Service, to include knowledge of a wide range of wireless communications theories, concepts, principles, practices, procedures, policies, standards, operational requirements; performance characteristics of wireless communications equipment, systems, services, and transmission media to evaluate devices, proposals, and approaches; and basic electronics theory and operating principles, the application of existing and planned technology to communications requirements, equipment interoperability and compatibility.  Skill in conducting inspection and preventive maintenance to ensure optimum operational capability of electronic systems and equipment, including geographically dispersed equipment and systems.  Prepares or revises simple, local procedures to implement guidance on telecommunications operations.  Skill in oral and written communication. 


College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position.  The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education.  Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.  Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.  Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.

Categories
Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.
Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):  Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.  Customer Service -   Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.  Administrative and Management - Knowledge of planning, coordination and execution of business functions, resource allocation and production.  Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.  Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas of facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.  Writing - Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communications information (for example, facts ideas or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience. 
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.  Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)
INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration.  ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees.  The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year.  We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more.  For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM.  For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document or How To Apply Video.  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days, click Active Duty)  Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference.  For more information, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP Eligibility.

 

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

 

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MSHA Human Resources
Phone: 202-693-9855
Fax: 202-693-9801
Email: MSHAJOBS@DOL.GOV
Agency Information:
Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Twin Towers #2
1100 Wilson Blvd.
Rm. 2160
Arlington, VA
22209-3939
US
Fax: 202-693-9801

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration.  Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.  A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

To check the status of your application: Click here.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-13-MSHA-041

Control Number:

339017900