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Job Title:Telecommunications Manager, GS 14 (EX)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Federal Bureau of Investigation

Job Announcement Number:22-2014-0036

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, July 16, 2014 to Wednesday, July 30, 2014




Excepted Service - Permanent, Full Time




1 vacancy - Dumfries, VA View Map


This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.

This position is being advertised concurrently with Announcement Number 22-2014-0035. FBI candidates who wish to be considered on External and FBI only certificates must apply to both announcements.


Top Secret/SCI




About the Agency

Division: Critical Incident Response Group 

Location:  Gateway in Dumfries, Virginia 

 Working Hours: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)

Physical Demands: There may me some strenuous physical exertion such as walking, bending, or climbing tall ladders or towers in varied weather conditions; crouching or crawling in small work areas; and lifting heavy objects in excess of 50 pounds.

This position is designated as "emergency". As an "emergency" employee, you may be expected to report to work during periods of adverse weather conditions or other types of emergency situations when it is announced that an "unscheduled leave policy" is in effect or that federal agencies are closed in your immediate vicinity.

Applicant must possess a valid driver's license for state of residence, as well as obtain a government license for the operation of government vehicles, if selected for this position.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.


  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses will be borne by the FBI.


  • Physical required.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance.


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  • Performs a full range of managerial, supervisory and liaison responsibilities. Manages multifaceted and complex work involving the planning and implementation of a variety of technical network, telecommunications and multi-media support functions throughout the FBI.
  • This includes the preparation of extensive reports on technical support initiatives and studies, overall coordination of the allocation of resources which are appropriated for the Program, as well as administrative issues related to human resources, facilities/space, equipment, financial, logistics, etc. The operations managed directly impact the formulation and execution of the Bureau's broad and complex investigative and intelligence responsibilities (domestic and international).
  • Monitors program progress, oversees development of information and briefing materials regarding accomplishment of goals, and ensures incorporation of Program revisions into the FBI's hiring plan, strategic plan and other mission-related policy and planning. The myriad of work performed under the purview of the unit affects all operations and have a significant impact on implementation/execution of the FBI strategic plan and overall mission responsibilities.


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  • Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.  

    Specialized Experience: GS 14: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS 13 level.
  • Specialized experience is experience in technical and analytical work pertaining to the planning, development, acquisition, testing, integration, installation, utilization, or modification of telecommunications systems, facilities, services, and procedures.
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Please make sure that your specialized experience /requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.

Applicants should keep their contact information updated on the USAJOBS registration page.



Required Leadership Training:  This position aligns to the front line manager career level.  All FBI supervisors promoted after January 2013 are required to attend and complete the Leadership Development Program’s (LDP) Leading People course before the expiration of their probationary period. Employees who previously attended the Leadership Seminar and other LDP courses are still required to attend Leading People. This four-day, instructor-led course will help prepare supervisors for the leadership challenges specific to their new roles. Leading People will be held at the National Conference Center (NCC) in Leesburg, VA. After selection, supervisors will be contacted by an LDP representation for enrollment and provided additional course information at that time.


  • 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.  If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Technology Application/Awareness
  • Network Management/Leadership
  • Customer Service
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.

To preview questions please click here.


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You can review our benefits at:!benefits.hms?orgId=1&jnum=62098

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. This policy does not apply to probationary employees. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.

All internal FBI candidates being considered competitively or non-competitively for positions at the GS 14 and GS 15 levels are subject to a complete name check of FBI records for any pending or past disciplinary actions and equal employment investigations for the past 3 years.



The selectee will be required to serve a one-year probationary period for initial assignment to a supervisory position.

 Relocation expenses will be borne by the FBI.  Generally, following a COST TRANSFER you will be eligible for transfer after completing three years in the assignment. Additionally, NO COST TRANSFER require a one-year assignment commitment to be eligible for further FBI transfers.

Employees returning from Legat assignment must advise the Staffing and Administrative Unit, International Operations Division, of their application for this position.

You must submit a resume with your application.  Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you for consideration.  Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete.  Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.

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 to grant a reasonable accommodation will be made 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, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or other non-merit factors.


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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 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.


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


Jenean Thompson
Phone: 202-324-6630
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
935 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Mail Stop PA-520
Attn: Staffing Unit
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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 and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."

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