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Telecommunications Specialist (Wideband)

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Department of Defense
Current members of the Rhode Island Air National Guard in the enlisted ranks of E-5 to E-8 Temporary NTE 30 Sep 2013 Full Time
Rhode Island National Guard
The Rhode Island National Guard traces its history from the first colonial defensive force established in the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1638. Today, the Rhode Island National Guard consists of dedicated men and women, prepared to serve our State and Nation in a variety of military specialties.
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Rhode Island Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
TEMPORARY TECHNICIAN APPOINTMENT/TEMPORARY PROMOTION . Selected individual MAY receive a temporary technician appointment or temporary promotion/reassignment. Persons appointed with temporary status MAY be separated when their services are no longer needed. If a permanent/indefinite excepted status employee at the same grade level as this announcement is selected, Nature of Action will be Reassignment; tenure will not change . If a permanent/indefinite excepted status employee is selected at a higher grade, Nature of Action MAY be Temporary Promotion. This temporary technician appointment/temporary promotion is NTE 30 September 2013,initially, unless mission requirements dictate an extension accordingly. Permanent Appointment will require competitive procedures.
Veteran''s Preference does not apply to the National Guard Excepted Service.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation allowance NOT authorized.
This position is located in the Network Systems Flight of an ANG Combat Communications Squadron. The purpose of this position is to design, deploy, install, operate, maintain, modify, and recover various types of communications transmission systems and their components. Incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the mission accomplishment and training workload of the Wideband/Satcom workcenter.
Must be a current member of the RIANG within ranks of E-5 to E-8 Temporary Appointments/Temporary Promotions are time-limited and are not subject to AFSC or unit of assignment criteria AFSC 3D1X1 and 3D1X4 Background Criminal Investigation required prior to appointment. Must have a valid state driver''s license.
Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the Network Systems Flight of an ANG Combat Communications Squadron. The purpose of this position is to design, deploy, install, operate, maintain, modify, and recover various types of communications transmission systems and their components. Incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the mission accomplishment and training workload of the Wideband/Satcom workcenter.
Installs, operates, maintains and repairs communications transmission systems, sub-systems and components. Installs, configures and programs multiplexers using military and commercial protocols. Upgrades software, modifies hardware and corrects equipment deficiencies on transmission sub-systems and components, and signal conditioning equipment. Performs preventive maintenance inspections on transmission systems and sub-systems. Maintains and utilizes test equipment. Maintains, straps and configures cryptographic units.
Generates configuration documentation (e.g.; cutsheets) for analog/digital signal conditioning equipment and wireless transmission systems. Conducts path profiles and engineers radio frequency path.
Interprets satellite access authorizations. Develops, formats, and reviews after-action report documentation. Coordinates with external agencies e.g. Regional Space Support Center (RSSC) and other remote users including Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
Tracks, accounts for and coordinates equipment status and location through host base. Performs systems trend analysis. Performs maintenance data collection and administers section Maintenance Standardization Program (MSEP).
Develops, establishes and maintains work center training programs. Plans and schedules tasks and training activities for drill status guard members. Oversees and conducts on-the-job training (OJT) for personnel. Creates and develops lesson plans. Ensures availability of facilities and training aids. Monitors the training status of personnel and ensures that supplemental and/or remedial training is accomplished. Incumbent is responsible for mobilization readiness of section personnel and equipment.
Ensures mobilization readiness of section personnel and equipment. Assembles cables and connectors to interface with commercial and military transmission systems and sub-systems. Completes proper documentation and follows procedures for incident reporting. Performs administrative duties for technical orders (TO) and workcenter files. Maintains benchstock, Contingency Operations/Mobility Planning & Execution System (COMPES) products, historical records, training records, Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) equipment and records, hazardous waste, and safety procedures.
Manages the installation spectrum management (ISM) program for the unit in coordination with National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) and Major Command (MAJCOM) spectrum frequency programs and managers utilizing PC-based software. Coordinates frequency requests with other agencies to de-conflict temporary frequency assignments.
Performs additional duty assignment as Communications Security (COMSEC) responsible officer for work center.
Performs other duties as assigned.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
Experience, education, or training involving the knowledge of the needs of communications users. Experience using computer and automation systems.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience that demonstrates a combination of specialized communications knowledge at management level. Experience reviewing training programs to ensure local requirements are met and enhance the awareness of state-of-the art and future technology. Experience involving applicable agency spectrum management (i.e., Communication Security (COMSEC) and Defense Message System (DMS)) regulations, policies, and procedures in order to coordinate, plan, and satisfy user requirements and to interpret and develop state policies and procedures. Experience involving technical or analytical work pertaining to multiple areas of telecommunications systems, facilities, services, and procedures
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Employment in this position requires membership in theRhode Island Air National Guard.
Military Grades: E-8(SMSgt) and below
Substitution of education for specialized experience: A maximum of 12 months of required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of the position.
__ Note to Incentive Recipients:__ Service members who accept a temporary or full-time federal technician position and are currently in receipt of an incentive such as a bonus, student loan repayment, or Select Reserve GI Bill _may be subject to suspension of the incentive or termination with recoupment of the incentive._ _ _ Applicants in receipt of a military education/recruitment incentives are strongly encouraged to contact their unit representative or the Education and Incentives Office for Specific details regarding incentive termination or recoupment action. The Army Education Office can be contacted at /4039 or the ANG Retention Office Manager can be contacted at .
Requirements:
Incumbent must maintain membership in the Rhode Island Air National Guard.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
For positions requiring a security clearance the applicant must possess or be able to obtaina clearance within one year of appointment.
Background Criminal Investigations (BCI)are requiredfor federal employment.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume, the on-line questionairre and other supporting documentation, as appropriate.
Resume
OF 306
Copy of Transcripts (if qualifying based on education)
To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Yourresume or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: #icc
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below) by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, May 15, 2014
To begin the process, click the "Apply Online" button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and either create or upload a resumeView Occupational Questionnaire. You will then be redirected to the Application Manager / to finish the application process. Ensure that you click both _Finish_ and _Submit_when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed - and your r sum is not attached - until you click the _Submit_ button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your r sum . Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted. Note: To update, correct or check your application status, simply visit the Application Manager / and use the Vacancy Identification Number 889023.
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To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
1. Complete this FAX Cover Page using the following Vacancy ID number: 889023.
2. Fax your documents to .
3. Please retain your fax confirmation in the event you may need to validate your submission.
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume, the on-line questionairre and other supporting documentation, as appropriate.
Resume
OF 306
Copy of Transcripts (if qualifying based on education)
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews. You will be notified by email as to the status of your applicaiton after each step is completed.
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