Telecommunications Specialist

Company Name:
Department of Defense
Excepted Service - Enlisted Indefinite Full Time
Hawaii Air National Guard
_NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:_ This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
_LOCATION:_ 292nd Combat Communications Squadron Hawaii Air National Guard, Kahului, Hawaii.
_RECRUITMENT AREA:_ Present enlisted member (E-5 to E-7) of the US Armed Forces within the State of Hawaii.
Submit all documents/application NLT midnight Eastern Standard Time. Military membership in the Hawaii National Guard is mandatory. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
The purpose of the position is to serve as the Combat Communications Squadron radio frequency spectrum (RFS) program manager responsible for managing and maintaining the squadron's radio frequency spectrum program, wireless transmission systems to include radio and wireless Local Area Network (LAN) systems, and personal wireless communications systems (PWCS).
Coordinates frequency needs with command level spectrum management office to maintain current allocations and obtain new authorizations.
Manages ground-to-ground and ground-to-air radio frequency wireless communications systems.
Develops plans and procedures to support emergency and contingency operations in support of state or national requirements.
Determines, implements, and tests encryption technical solutions to protect sensitive or classified data during wireless transmission.
Administers the implementation of approved projects and contracts by planning and coordinating the installation, testing, and evaluation of wireless network designs.
Coordinates with higher headquarters (HHQ) elements, Program Management Offices, Specific System/Hardware Support Elements, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vendors and vendor contracted support facilities for issue resolution.
Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description (PDCN D1858000) located in the Human Resources Office.
_QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:_ If your resume does not include a narrative description of how you meet the GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experiences, and OTHER Requirement, you may lose consideration for this position. Ensure the Questionnaire is completed on the Application Manager.
_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 to configure and operate classified and unclassified telecommunications systems. Experience in understanding, evaluating, and translating the needs of communication users into requirements. Experience in developing, recommending, and implementing policies and plans. Knowledge of telecommunications systems security principles and methods. Experience developing training programs to ensure local requirements are met
and enhance the awareness of state-of-the art and future technology.
_MILITARY TECHNICIAN COMPATIBILITY:_ Prior to placement in this position, the selected applicant must be assigned to a valid position in the unit of employment, and be assigned militarily in DAFSC 3D1X3, Radio Frequency (RF) Transmission Systems Craftsman.
_OTHER Requirements:_ Must possess or be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
a. The purpose of this announcement is to establish a list of eligible. Eligibles on this list will be given automatic consideration for position vacancies occurring during the six months period following the close of this announcement.
b. Situations of inversion of military rank are not permitted, i.e., a military technician may not be militarily senior to his or her full-time supervisor.
c. Permanent change of station (PCS) expenses may not be authorized for this position. Authorization for payment of PCS expenses will be granted only after determination is made that payment is in the best interest of the Hawaii National Guard.
d. In addition to your application, documents of last performance appraisal may be submitted. If the performance appraisals are not available, documents of past civilian performance, letter of recommendations, and or military performance may be submitted. These documents will be evaluated as part of the selection process.
e. Applicants may be screened and evaluated on military attributes directly related to the compatible military position required to be assigned into, such as, but not limited to, military bearing, leadership, or ability to work with others (teamwork) in a military environment.
f. Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources.
g. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
h. Applicants above the grade of E-7 must include in their application the willingness to take a voluntary downgrade in order to be considered.
i. This temporary limited appointment may be converted to a non-temporary appointment without further competition.
j. If you are selected for this position, you will be eligible for health and life insurance and you will be covered under a retirement system.
k. This type of appointment is expected to extend beyond one year. Separation will be preceded by a 30-day notice when services are no longer needed. Permanent technicians will remain on permanent status if selected.
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 apply for this position, you must provide both of the following:
1. Your responses to the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job
Use the _Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire_ for convenience and quickest processing.
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Option A: Applying Online
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire:
You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done.
Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed - and your resume is not attached -
until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.
You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment
To receive consideration, you must complete the entire process and submit the complete application
package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date --Thursday, May 29, 2014.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to
the closing date.
To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received and to verify your application is complete,
follow these steps: Log into your USAJOBS account using the following link:
. Click on "Application Status" and then select the "more information"
link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received
and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Please
Note: Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. Verify that all of
your documents appear on the Details page with a status of _Processed_.
You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and _Logout_. To return to an incomplete
application, log into your USAJOBS account and select Application Status. Choose the vacancy, and click
Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents
from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
If you submit more than one Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one
Submitted is the one that is used. Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.
To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire : Click the _Apply Online_ button to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire.
Option B: Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (OPM Form 1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s), please follow steps 1 and 2 below:
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page: , and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is1110730.
2. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onThursday, May 29, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax, please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaireView Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX; follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items: .
3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with any supporting documents to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Note: Do not include a fax cover sheet with the OPM Form 1203-FX. This will cause your application to not process.
For this job announcement, the following documents are required:
Current Resume
Letters of Recommendation
Latest Performance Appraisals or Military Performance
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 be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
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1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJOBS.

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