AREA OF CONSIDERATION:
The areas of considerations for this position, Title 32 Excepted Service (32 U.S. Code § 709), will be in the following manner and sequence:
- The FIRST area of consideration for this position will be all excepted permanent and indefinite temporary technicians within the ILNG.
- The SECOND area of consideration will be all current Federal Employees.
- The THIRD area of consideration will be all Federal re-employment eligible.
- The FOURTH area of consideration will be applicants willing to become T32 Dual Status Technicians and gain ILNG membership.
- The FIFTH area of consideration will U.S. Citizens.
: Enlisted Only - Not to exceed the rank of MSgt.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: MUST possess certification at the next higher level; experiences gained through military technical training schools; a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-11 Level which includes at least 36 months of experience and competency in designing, deploying, installing, operating, maintaining, modifying, and recovering various types of communication transmission systems and their components; working knowledge of systems that transfer voice and data information within service component and to outside agencies and services; skills to maintain currency requirements as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), JTAC Instructor or JTAC Evaluator; skills to perform as a 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; in-depth working skill and knowledge of basic electronics and antenna theory, Internet Protocol (IP) configuration and network operating principles; in-depth knowledge and experiences with applications of existing and planned technology to communications requirements; equipment interoperability and compatibility; and, the methods and techniques for systems and services to accomplish information data transfer; knowledge and ability to interpret and translate policy from higher organizational levels and develop local policy and implementing instructions; technical knowledge of the operational and performance characteristics of portable and vehicular telecommunications equipment; detailed technical knowledge of transmission media, and the relationship among component parts of telecommunications system such as, Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS); Tactical Air Control Party Close Air Support System (TACP CASS); and Advanced Fire Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS); skills and abilities to understand and evaluate communications requirements and relate requirements to existing and available technology, operating practices and procedures, equipment and staffing requirements, funding and cost analysis studies, and other supporting services required to research, identify, provide cost analysis, to include logistics tail and purchase the technology; experiences providing a working knowledge of maintenance, installation, and operation of analog/digital transmission equipment and wireless transmission systems in order to diagnose problems and identify corrective measures; working knowledge of methods and practices for troubleshooting, recovering, adjusting, modifying, and improving telecommunications systems to provide support that minimizes interruptions in the ability to provide critical air support to customers competent in performance management and measurement methods, tools, and techniques to optimize the functionality of systems, networks, and data; skilled in systems testing and evaluation principles, methods, and tools to test the functionality and operability of telecommunications systems, software applications and telecommunications components; knowledge of technical digital software (Digital Close Air Support, TACP CASS, Military Ruggedized Tablet) relating to mapping, precision strike, networking, the Integrated Fire And Control Trainer (IFACT); along with, Precision Strike Suite for Special Operations Forces (PSS SOF) broadband satellite communications and High Performance Waveform radio and data transmission equipment; skilled in analyzing and evaluating the quality of training applications used to administer and function these systems; in-depth knowledge of telecommunications operating techniques, digital and analog communications requirements (including full motion video), local and wide area networking and procedures to evaluate alternative approaches for satisfying communications requirements; experience in the concepts, principles and practices on data transfer devices, ground-to-ground radios, ground-to-air radios, and transmission media; skilled and able to define, coordinate, plan, and satisfy user requirements for telecommunications equipment, systems, services, to review, develop, and interpret telecommunications policies and procedures; knowledge of telecommunications systems security principles and methods to implement and manage systems, networks, and data that ensures confidentiality, integrity, and availability; skilled on systems, such as, Military Ruggedized Tablet (MRT), High Performance Waveform (HPW) radio and Automatic Link Establishment (ALE); knowledgeable and skilled on electronic combat principles and anti-jam procedures as they relate to High Frequency and satellite beyond line-of-sight communications systems and line-of-sight UHF, VHF and FM bands.
In order to be considered qualified, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in Federal service.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions, i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position.