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Telecommunications Specialist

Company: Department Of The Interior
Location: Port Angeles
Posted on: June 8, 2021

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This position is located in Olympic National Park, in the Division of Facility Management.

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This position serves as the Columbia Cascades Cluster (CCC) Telecommunications Manager for the Pacific West Region, National Park Service. The radio shop is part of a larger Regional Telecommunications Program and works closely with the Pacific West Region Telecommunications Manager. There are 60 park units within the Pacific West Region of the NPS and DOI Regions 8/9/10/11. The position may provide support for units outside the CCC upon request.

Incumbent serves as communications liaison officer for the CCC area of the Pacific West Region with authority to act on matters related to radio communications and the use of the radio spectrum with the WASO/Denver Support Office and the Department of Interior Telecommunications staff. Incumbent engages in a broad range of tasks requiring the application of electronics and engineering skills. Incumbent assists park managers with the development, implementation and maintenance of office or field communication systems for the CCC of the Pacific West Region. Incumbent acts as technical advisor for telecommunications systems and their management to the regional directorate through the Regional Division of Information Technology.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0391 Telecommunications

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Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship required. * Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication. * Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males * Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. * Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal civilian employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. * You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. * Overtime may be required. * If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period. * You may be required to travel overnight away from home. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes. * You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 on an annual basis. * Tower Climber and Rescue Competent Person certification required.


All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-06/01/2021-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 for each federal position listed as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of qualifying experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. Failure to adequately provide information needed to determine number of hours worked in each position may result in that time not being credited when evaluating qualifying experience.

For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.

To qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, you must possess the following minimum qualification by close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) which involves serving as a radio coordinator responsible for the management, operation, maintenance and repair of complex telecommunication systems; performing and supervising emergency and routine repairs of radio and communication equipment; ensuring that all radio facilities are programmed, designed, installed, maintained, and operated in compliance with applicable regulations; and determining failure problems or instabilities within electronic systems and the extend of those problems, along with identifying areas for improvement. You must include hours per week worked.

Volunteer Experience: 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.

ICTAP/CTAP Statement: Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified means that the applicant meets the following: OPM qualification standards for the position; all selective placement factors, where applicable; special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position, where applicable; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and is rated by the organization at least at the well qualified level on all competencies.


There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level of this announcement.

Keywords: Department Of The Interior, Everett , Telecommunications Specialist, Other , Port Angeles, Washington

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