TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER ========================== ##### Department of the Army Army National Guard Units Overview -------- - ##### Open & closing dates 07/19/2019 to 08/03/2019 - ##### Service Excepted - ##### Pay scale & grade GS 11 - 12 - ##### Salary $67,816 to $105,672 per year - ##### Appointment type Temporary - ##### Work schedule Full-Time Location -------- 1 vacancy in the following location: - Camp Murray, WA ##### Relocation expenses reimbursed No ##### Telework eligible No - Duties ------ ### Summary This is a Washington Army National Guard Title 32 Excepted Service Non Bargaining Unit Technician position: **TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Location: DOIM, Camp Murray, WA Appointment Type: Indefinite, excepted service Advertised as: ENLISTED/WARRANT OFFICER/OFFICER** *This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.* Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities A GS-0391-11/12, TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: - Working from broad policies and objectives, develops short and long range plans and projections of telecommunication needs. - Incumbent serves as a Contracting Officers Representative (COR) for the state/installation Contracting Officer on all telecommunication issues. - Possesses and maintains in-depth knowledge of analog and digital telecommunication systems. - Compares requirements to Command Information Systems Plan (ISP) and Information Management Plan (IMP) to determine if the plans will meet customer needs or can be adapted to meet requirements and ensures consistency with the state architecture. - Analyzes technical and systems solutions to information requirements that consider all information management technologies, architecture, interoperability, interfaces, protocols, expansion potential, and overall end-to-end compatibility. - Conducts annual review of threats and vulnerabilities to assess risks and recommends such measures which are appropriate to protect telecommunication facilities assets from damage, destruction,alteration or misappropriation. - Prepares emergency telecommunication operating procedure. - Develops, maintains and updates premises distribution/cable distribution documents for wiring/cable with state/installation facilities. - Plans, prepares, and executes telecommunication budgets. - Provides the telecommunications hardware/software interface and design and engineers circuits to designated locations. - Provides telecommunication support for emergency/mobilization operation centers within a moment's notice at any given area within the state/installation to support emergencies or mobilization requirements. - Performs other duties as assigned. \* The above duty description doesn't contain all details of the official position description. A copy of the entire position description can be found on FASCLASS by searching the position description (PD\# D0853000; D1586P01). https://acpol2.army.mil/fasclass/search\_fs/search\_fasclass.asp ### Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 12 - #### Job family (Series) 0391 Telecommunications - Requirements ------------ ### Conditions of Employment **MILITARY REQUIREMENTS**: **Military Grades**: E5 to E9, WO1 to CW4, O1 to O3 **Compatible Military Assignments**: ECMF: 25, 74 WOBR: 25 WMOS: 948B OBR: 25, 42B/H OAOC: 53 - Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection. Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain MOS within 1 year of appointment action. - Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. - All soldiers, civilian employees, and contractor employees who drive Army-owned or leased vehicles must complete the Army Avoidance Course (AAC) training when they start working for the Army. Must have a valid Washington state and military driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Government Travel Card (GTC) and be able to attend all schools deemed necessary by the supervisor. - Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. - Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment. ### Qualifications **GENERAL EXPERIENCE**: All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level. Experiences gained through military technical training schools (restricted to one of the identified/allowed compatible military skills) are included in the one year on-the-job experience. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. **SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:** Experience that prepares the applicant to perform the duties of the position. The applicant's educational-degree study program or military or civilian academic courses may substitute for some specialized experience. An applicant must demonstrate the specialized experience competencies (skills, knowledge, abilities and behaviors) to qualify for a position identified by its applicable career level. **GS-0391-11**, located in an ARNG G-6 information management unit, an ARNG applicant must qualify for award of the position's compatible military elements and there must be a vacant manpower authorized position requirement to satisfy position's military aspects: Service, Unit of Assignment, Rank, and Military Skill Set. The applicant must meet the position's specialized experiences and competencies in developing technical specifications and planning for analog and digital telecommunications programs and projects that involve grouping materials, coordinating schedules, and the testing equipment, services, and software for performance acceptability. Must have working skills and knowledge of acquisition programs, operations, technical acceptance, installation, testing, modification, and replacement of analog and digital telecommunications equipment, services, and systems. Has knowledge of a wide range of technical methods in the detailed performance characteristics of specific communications equipment, systems, services, and transmission media. Requires knowledge of public utility and customer responsibilities involving, cabling used inside and outside buildings, PBX (Private Branch Exchange) software, and underground conduits. Must have an in-depth understanding of basic electronics theory and operating principles, the applications of existing and planned technology to communications requirements, equipment interloper-ability and compatibility, and the methods and techniques for acquiring equipment, systems, and services to accomplish information transfer. Has extensive technical knowledge of proprietary telecommunications switches such as, Lucent Technology's Definity family of switches, North telecom PBX, etc. in order to administer the operating systems that permit the transfer of information through various medium which includes copper and fiber optic. Has skills and abilities to understand the technical theory of electronic communications concepts, principles, practices, procedures, policies, standards, and operational requirements. Experiences include work of the operational and performance characteristics of communications equipment, automated control and switched systems networks management systems. Has technical knowledge of transmission media, and the relationship among component parts of telecommunications systems. Must have the abilities to apply specialized communications methods and analytical techniques. Has the skill and abilities to understand, evaluate, and translate the needs of communications users into requirements. Experiences involved the abilities to relate user requirements to existing technology, policies and priorities, switched systems capabilities, available technology and services, operating practices and procedures, terms/conditions of systems and service contracts, equipment and staffing requirements, costs and funding, and other required supporting services. Experiences included using technical methods to perform assignments such as, working projects that involved specialized, complicated techniques. Has working knowledge of digital communications switches, key systems, and IP telephony systems sufficient to configure system hardware and software that permitted the transfer of data through various copper, fiber optic, and wireless transports. **GS-0391-12**, applicant must qualify for award of the position's compatible elements and there must be a vacant manpower authorized position requirement to satisfy the position's military aspects: Service, Unit of Assignment, Rank, and Military Skill Set. The applicant must meet the position's specialized experiences and competencies in managing engineering design analysis, contracting requirements, and developing telecommunication systems and networks for voice and data, both tactical and administrative; and managing the telecommunication systems activities for the state/installation. Skilled in directing the telecommunication activities in support of widely dispersed professional, technical, military and support personnel. Skilled and knowledgeable of statewide contracting, acquisition and managing telecommunication networks, systems, services, and equipment, both leased and government owned. The applicant must have skilled experiences in developing, preparing, and/or administering all concepts, policies, and procedures required to manage telecommunication resources and requirements. Skilled and experienced in preparing telecommunication equipment specifications; Statements of Work; Requests For Service (RFS); conducting the Management Evaluations (ME); preparing and processing Telecommunication Service Requests (TSR). Skilled in pricing and determining the cost effectiveness of requirements; certifying availability of funds; programming and managing the telecommunications budget. Skilled in completing the charge back and reimbursable applications and procedures. Knowledgeable in how to determine lead times and establish service dates; and, how to determine technical feasibility and compatibility of requirements. Experiences included the submission of in-effect reports to the US Army Information Systems Command (USARCO). Skilled in managing customer accounts; and, automation and database management. Skilled in completing Annual Review and Revalidation (AR&R) reports. Skilled in completing Telecommunication Service Priority (TSP) requests for circuits that required priority restoration. Experienced in issuing Commercial Communication Work Orders (CCWO); and assuring adequacy of Maximum Limits Telecommunication Service Authorizations (ML-CSA). Competent in determining work priorities, mission requirements, preparing employees' work schedules in telecommunication networks, systems, services, and equipment. Experiences involved assigning and evaluating subordinates' work performance based on priorities and determining the employees' capabilities to work various levels of difficult assignments. Competent and experienced in providing skill development training and mentoring to employees. Skilled in advising, counseling, and instructing employees on work and/or administrative matters. Experiences included providing highly complex technical solutions to support unique systems requirements for specialized communication systems. Skilled in monitoring quality control practices and identified ways to improve production, timeliness, efficiency or quality of work. Must have the training and/or certifications to serve as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for the state or installation Contracting Officer. Experienced in performing an initial analysis, procurement, and installation of telecommunications equipment. Experiences included monitoring and evaluating the contractor's performance. Skilled in maintaining professional and personnel rapport with military and commercial telecommunication carriers, vendors, NGB, and US Army Information Systems Command that resulted in efficient and effective procurement of services and project coordination to final completion. ### Education **Education Requirements:** High School Diploma or GED**. *Army National Guard Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant Applicants:*** Must provide accredited college transcripts that validate active enrollment in an undergraduate degree program with at least 90 verified semester credit hours in a specified program completed and passed. Must provide certification from college/university of projected graduation, within 24 months, in the specific degree program. ***Army National Guard Warrant Officer Applicants:*** Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. For the GS-0391-12 position, must have undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university or from an equivalent U.S. Army professional military education school. **Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:** Not Applicable. *To receive credit for Education, you must provide transcripts or other documentation of proof to support your Educational claims.* ### Additional information \- If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx). - Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives. - Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician. - Veteran's preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f). EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The WA National Guard is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be filled without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, or political affiliation. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. You may also be excluded from consideration if you indicate that you are unwilling to accept the lower grade and a determination is made that you are not qualified at the higher grade. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. ***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.*** *Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics). NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.* - Knowledge of a wide range of communications concepts, principles,and practices as well as telecommunications operating techniques,digital and analog communications requirements (including video and computer). - Knowledge of local area and DOD networking to review,analyze and resolve difficult and complex telecommunications problems. - Knowledge of NGB and other federal agency's policies to review, develop or interpret communications policies and procedures. - Technical knowledge to evaluate alternative approaches for satisfying communications requirements and define, coordinate, plan and satisfy user requirements for telecommunications equipment, systems or services. - Ability to comprehend the latest technological advances. - In-depth knowledge of contracting regulations, bulletins, and legal requirements (i.e. Federal Information Resource Management Regulation, Federal Acquisition Regulation, Federal Information Processing Resources, etc.). - Knowledge of current Army funding regulations and bulletins (i.e. AR 37-100, etc.). ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Required ##### Drug test required Yes - Required Documents ------------------ To apply for this position, you are **required** to submit a complete Application Package which includes: - **Resume** showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed - **OF-306** completely filled out - **Mil Form 174** *For access to Required Documents please refer to: http://mil.wa.gov/federal-human-resources* Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: Cover Letter, DD-214,SF-50, and Transcript. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. - Benefits -------- A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. - How to Apply ------------ To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/03/2019 to receive consideration. *Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in disqualification.* To begin, click **Apply** to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. Follow the prompts to **select your resume and/or other supporting documents** to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and **click to continue with the application process**. You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/ ### Agency contact information ### WA HRO Staffing Section ##### Phone 253-512-8728 ##### Email firstname.lastname@example.org ##### Address WASHINGTON G6 INFORMATION SYSTEMS BLDG 8 41ST DIV WAY CAMP MURRAY, WA 98430 US Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. - Fair & Transparent ------------------ The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. - Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: - An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. - An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. - An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. #### Legal and regulatory guidance - Financial suitability - Social security number request - Privacy Act - Signature and false statements - Selective Service - New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540135900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.