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Telecommunications Specialist (Military Requirement)

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Applicant must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve. For questions concerning military eligibility, please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualification Center at . Permanent Full Time
This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position.
Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL UPCOMING LIKE POSITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN. CERTIFICATES MAY BE ESTABLISHED AND USED FOR 90 DAYS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.
_T_ _he Government's most important asset is its people._
Must be a United States Citizen Incentives will not be offered Preferred Military AFSC and rank: 3D073 E-6 (TSgt)/E-7 (MSgt) Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements The primary purpose of this Air Resrerve Technician (ART) enlisted position is to serve as a Telecommunications Specialist and accomplish Combat Crew Communications responsibilities. Ensure that Combat Crew Communications personnel, key personnel, and aircrew are trained in G-080, Communication Security (COMSEC), OPLAN 8044, and Homeland Defense procedures, and the AFRC wing can execute National Command Authority (NCA) and other higher headquarters (HHQ) directed missions. The incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:
Accomplish combat crew communications (CCC) activities.
Responsible for Communication Security (COMSEC) Management and Training.
Provide support to Flight Operations activities for assigned unit.
Develop, coordinate, execute and maintain peacetime, conventional and OPLAN 8044 programs within the CCC office.
Develop and implement combat crew communications (CCC) control proficiency training and certification programs for combat crew communications, aircrews, augmentees, and others as designated.
You must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or qualifying pay band under other pay systems in the Federal Service which has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as shown below required to successfully perform the duties of the position. Typically this experince would provide a thorough knowledge of Telecommunications Specialist duties. (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements).
(1) Knowledge of wide variety of telecommunications and computer systems, concepts, principles, practices, applications, and interoperability of communications-computer systems (C-CS). (2) Ability to plan, organize, manage and evaluate C-CS maintenance, operational activities (e.g., deployable communication operational plans and equipment issues). (3) Ability to conduct, schedule, coordinate, and assess unit training. (4) Ability to resolve technical problems involving telecommunications/computer systems.
Substitution of Education for Experience: A Master's or equivalent graduate degree (LL.B. or J.D.) or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education.
Combining Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations or successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. For more information on combining experience and education, please refer to website: .
NOTE: Foreign education must be evaluated by an approved organization. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be of some help in providing information on these organizations. Visit: Council for Higher Education /
Also, include an English translation of the foreign transcript. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position may or will require incumbent to: ( 1) May be required to fly in military and/or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty (TDY) assignments. ( 2) This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (3) May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. May be subject to on-call or recall during contingencies or emergencies. (4) Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment. The incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties. A waiver of this six month requirement may be granted per DoD 8570.1-M, or . Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in removal from this position. (5) May be required to work uncommon tour of duty. (6) Must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
Please note if duplicate/multiple application materials are submitted, we will consider the most recent submission as the one of record. If you do not meet the screen out questions, you will not receive any further consideration. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) for the position listed under 'Qualifications Required' and quality categories shown below. 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, 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. Qualified applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category. Each applicant will receive an initial rating based solely on their responses to the assessment questionnaire. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. If after reviewing your your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. The final rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the KSAs required for this position.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:; _ Best Qualified- _ Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. _ Highly Qualified -_ Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. _ Qualified -_ Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability as identified in the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) listed under 'Qualifications Required' as they relate to the position for which you are applying.
Your application must be completed online or faxed to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) . The Special Examining Unit office does not accept applications by e-mail, regular mail, fax or in person. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by Wednesday, December 24, 2014, which includes:
1. Your Resume
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire (as applicable)
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) onWednesday, December 24, 2014 . Incomplete application packages will not be considered and will receive an ineligible rating.
To begin the process , click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover
using the following Vacancy ID1286220. Fax your documents to .
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
The following documents are required:
1. Your R sum - Work experience sections must show inclusive dates (month/year) and number of hours worked per week. If in a Reserve component, you should also identify any man-days or active duty days (total number of days) within the corresponding work experience block, if applicable. Current civil service employees claiming credit for experience that would not normally be part of your primary duties must provide documentation, signed by your supervisor, which verifies the performance of other duties and the percentage of time the other duties were performed. Additional information on what your resume must contain can be found on the following link .
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
3. Transcripts (if applicable)
4. Other supporting documents:
Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable - To successfully claim Veterans' Preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, please see the information below.
COPY OF DD 214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY PROVIDED MUST IDENTIFY TYPE OF SEPARATION, CHARACTER OF SERVICE, AND NARRATIVE REASON FOR SEPARATION
Claims for 5-Point Veterans' Preference. Submit official documentation such as (1) a DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - Member 4 copy (2) Virtual MPF awards and decoration printout; or (3) Statement of Service Letter or other form of certification signed by a Military Personnelist or other authorizing official (Commander of your unit or higher headquarters) to include your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of Discharge and Character of Service (for members in a Reserve component, the letter must clearly idnetify 180 consecutive days of active duty, not for training).
If selected, you will be required to submit a copy of your DD 214 prior ro entering on duty
Claims for 10-Point Veterans' Preference. Submit the following documents (1) Standard Form 15, pages 1&2 (Revised 10/13 or later; previous editions are unusable) (2) a letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later identifying precentage of disability. the Employment Letter is the preferred supporting documentation which must be submitted with the SF 15. The Employment Letter can be requested through the Veterans Administration by calling ; and (3) a DD - 214 Member 4 copy. If sufficient information is not provided, tenative preference may be granted based on 5-Point Veterans' Preference criteria as stated above.
For further details on veterans preference, please refer to OPM VetGuide at /
The above mentioned forms may be obtained from Air Force Reserve website at .
Applications will be processed for rating after the close date of this announcement. Processing time for applications is several weeks from the close date of this announcement. Applicants will receive a Notice of Results (NOR) via Application Manager approximately 2 days after the announcement closes. The rating on this NOR will be based strictly on your answers to the questionnaire. You may receive another NOR via email once your application is rated by a Human Resources Specialist which may reflect a different rating from the initial notice. Qualified candidates may be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the 'Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success)' / to obtain this VMET information.
For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at
Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date. Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position. Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified categories to be considered well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reac h of selection. For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website /#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
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