THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1835000 and is part of the ID 124 Operations Group, Idaho Air National Guard.Learn more about this agency
THIS POSITION IS INDEFINITE- MAY CONVERT TO A PERMANENT STATUS WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION IF POSITION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD OR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP.
This position is located at an ANG Aviation Wing, Air Support Operations Group (ASOG) Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) and Tactical Air Control Party (TACP). The purpose of this position is to design, deploy, install, operate, maintain, modify, and recover various types of communications transmission systems and their components. These systems transfer voice and data information within service component and to outside agencies and services. Incumbent is also responsible for maintaining currency requirements as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Instructor or Evaluator. Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) are the final authority in the sensor to shooter kill chain for U.S. and coalition airborne, ground and naval forces expending ground-to-ground and air-to-ground munitions in close proximity to friendly conventional and special forces. Mission Ready currency requirements for the purposes of training entail performing duty while exposed to a variety of climates and in austere conditions.
Incumbent plans and establishes tactical communications between all echelons of coalition land, sea and air forces to ensure joint air operations are conducted effectively and efficiently throughout the battlefield. Works with multi-service staffs to integrate and adapt existing systems and plans integration of future technologies to meet user requirements. Develops operating procedures to standardize use of voice and data communications equipment and designs training programs to implement those procedures. Develops and refines telecommunication policies, in coordination with outside agencies, which provide user guidelines. Ensures policies and procedures fall within established agency policies and recommends changes to policy when required. Adapts guidelines for local operating uses which create numbering systems and routing identifiers.
Provides technical assistance, guidance and training to users on all current and new equipment. Provides system design and equipment functionality defining user requirements to program managers and contractors (who manufacture tactical military ground-to-air or ground-to-ground telecommunications equipment). Incumbent defines basic and contingent needs as they pertain to the point-to-multi point transmission of targeting data and time critical information. Develops and reviews specifications of new equipment to ensure they meet user needs and complement mission requirements. Performs cost analysis of equipment acquisition to determine most effective option to meet needs.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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