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Telecommunications Specialist

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Department Of Agriculture Washington , DC 20319

Posted 4 months ago

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The incumbent is considered an agency expert in the field of Telecommunications work. The work performed has service-wide implications. Proactively develops partnerships with key stakeholders, other agencies, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide the best value in the services and solutions developed and offered.

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Plans, develops, and manages one or more substantive national telecommunications systems and/or programs. Represents the USDA and all of its agencies in matters related to Radio Frequency Management.

Serves as a technical authority in radio frequency management and is a member of the Interdepartmental Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC). Represents the USDA to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and serves as representative on the Frequency Assignment Subcommittee (FAS) controlling radio frequency spectrum activities for the USDA and its agencies. Provides management guidance in the areas of radio frequency spectrum management for the USDA and its agencies, including the Forest Service. Represents the Forest Service on the Aviation Radio Frequency Interagency Working Group.

Serves on various Subcommittees and various government working groups which function at the national level to consider the Government-wide management and technical use of the radio communications in all its forms. Responsible for emergency spectrum support to USDA Forest Service including radio communications systems to support firefighters, law enforcement officers, and incident response operations.

Travel Required
25% or less

  • Travel may be required for training and interagency fire spectrum support. Overnight stays up to one week are possible.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0391 Telecommunications

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.

  • Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses

  • 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email
  • DRUG TESTING: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use.

  • Position is SENSITIVE and requires a TOP SECRET Security Clearance.


This position is located within the USDA Forest Service Chief Information Office (CIO) in Washington, DC. The CIO manages the Information Resources environment for the Forest Service. The CIO is also responsible for the Information Resources Governance process which facilitates decision making for all information resource decisions supporting mission priorities.

The incumbent leads by example in defining a customer service culture to ensure that all customers are treated with respect and civility. Ensures that whenever possible the CIO staff cultivates partnerships with our customers in developing solutions to meet their needs.

For additional information about the duties of this position, contact Stacy Griffith at 907-743-9526 or


To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: Clerical and Administrative Support Positions.

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.

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements which included incorporating the latest developments and trends in communications concepts and technology.

Developing policies pertaining to Radio systems and frequency management. Preparing plans and designs for Radio systems and developing frequency transition plans as new technologies, policies and mandates drive changes to spectrum use.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


There is no substitution of education for specialized experience.

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