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.
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".
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