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    The ideal candidate has experience maintaining telecom systems hardware and campus infrastructure connectivity support including cabling, single/multimode fiber installation and maintenance. This position starts at a salary of $99,172 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center (MWEOC) team within FEMA.

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    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    In the position Telecommunications Specialist, you will be responsible for maintaining telecom systems hardware and campus infrastructure connectivity which provides mission critical Information.  Typical duties include:

    • Providing technology support to internal and external customers; installing and troubleshooting a wide range of telecommunication equipment’s ranging from simple telephone circuits to OC192 circuits and associated delivery equipment.
    • Evaluating the effectiveness of existing and proposed information, communication and related supporting technologies.
    • Defining user requirements, determining program parameters, and assessing telecommunications and other programs.
    • Providing technical assistance and guidance; conferring with staff to correct problems and advising on new technologies and program initiatives.
    • Determining the implementation approach and negotiate with host nation government telecommunications authorities and other national agencies to amend existing policy or develop new policy to implement new telecommunications applications.

    All MWEOC staff have emergency assignments and are considered deployed in place. Exercises and activations are planned and unplanned, and may require long hours, nights, weekends and holidays.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require non-emergency travel (5%)

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0391 Telecommunications

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546981700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.