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Telecommunications Specialist

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Department Of Homeland Security Willcox , AZ 85644

Posted 5 months ago

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Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Enterprise Services, Office of Information and Technology in Ajo, AZ; Nogales, AZ; Tucson, AZ; and Willcox, AZ.

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Responsibilities

Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Information and Technology will allow you to use your communication skills to design, develop, and monitor voice, data, and video surveillance systems. This position starts at a salary of $61,642.00 (GS-11, Step 01) to $96,049.00 (GS-12, Step 10) with promotion potential to $96,049 (GS-12, Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen the CBP's ability to meet significant security challenges as the agency fulfills its Homeland Security mission.

In this Telecommunications Specialist position, you will become a key member of Homeland Security professionals by coordinating and conducting performance measurements on new and advanced wireless telecommunication equipment and techniques. Typical work assignments include:

  • Installing, troubleshooting, repairing, redesigning, and maintaining telecommunications systems.

  • Configuring and maintaining telecommunication networks and applications, such as intrusion detection systems, land, mobile radio communication, and video surveillance.

  • Resolving telecommunication equipment failure and unsatisfactory performance problems.

Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
12

  • Job family (Series)
    0391 Telecommunications

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service

  • Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (additional details below)

  • You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph

  • You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing

Qualifications

GS-11: You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one year of specialized experience performing duties such as maintaining telecommunication system performance through use of established tools and instructions; installing and testing new, standardized telecommunications equipment; monitoring and alerting telecommunication managers regarding deterioration in system performance.

GS-12: You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one year of specialized experience performing duties such as inspecting newly installed telecommunication equipment for conformance to performance requirements; revolving telecommunications equipment failure or unsatisfactory performance problems; analyzing and determining optimal telecommunications system configurations.

Substitution of Education for Experience

GS-11: Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent Doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in an accredited college or university, or an LL.M. (if related), may be substituted for experience at this grade level. Such education must demonstrate the skills needed to do the work. Major study must be in electrical or electronic engineering, mathematics, physics, public utilities, statistics, computer science, telecommunications management, information systems management, business administration, industrial management, or other fields related to the position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 54 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 3 years of full-time study requirement.

There is no education substitution at the GS-12 grade level for this position.

Combining Experience and Education

To combine your education and experience, you must convert each to a percentage, and then add the percentages. The combined total of your percentage of education and experience must equal at least 100% in order to qualify. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the number of graduate semester hours by 18. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, you must divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by the required number of months of experience. Add your percentages of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100%.

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.

You must:

  • Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and

  • Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 08/08/2018.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. . For more information visit this link.

Residency: If you are not currently a CBP employee, you must meet one or more of the following primary residency criteria for at least three years prior to applying to this announcement:

  • Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);

  • Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or

  • Been a dependent of a United States federal or military employee serving overseas.

Exceptions may be granted if you provide complete state-side coverage information regarding participation in "Study Abroad" programs, overseas church missions, or state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with you overseas. You must provide information and related documentation at the time of application.

Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found here. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

Education

Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.


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Telecommunications Specialist

Expired Job

Department Of Homeland Security