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Army National Guard

Reisterstown, MD
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This National Guard position is for a TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5178

and is part of the Army National Guard. This is an Indefinite position and may become Permanent without further competition.

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Manages switched telecommunications systems that provide primary voice network capabilities to the organization. Within the switched systems environment, incumbent is responsible for independently administering the individual switch operating system, to include all aspect of routing tables, trunks, and groups, to include call restrictions, and classes of services. Administers the call accounting program and monitors the telecommunications hardware performance to include running traffic studies to measure traffic characteristics, quality of service, and how much equipment or service is actually used or needed for communications systems or segments of systems to assure that the software/hardware performance acceptability is optimized. Monitors, maintains, and recommends optimum switched systems configuration, to include administering and programming the Voice Mail System's customer administration, messaging broadcasting, automated attendants, integrated voice to desk top, load capacity, and voice mail configurations. Provides telecommunications input for the preparation of the Internet Service Provider (ISP). Maintains the telecommunications/integration acquisition plan to include lifecycle replacement as directed by the Telecommunications Manager. Provides input to the emergency and mobilization communications plan for implementation by the telecommunications manager. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


#### Job family (Series)

0391 Telecommunications




Conditions of Employment

Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.



: Experience that provided a basic knowledge of telecommunications functions, problems, and/or solutions.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have 1 year experience at the GS-09 level. Must have experience in evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology.


If you are using Education to qualify for this position, you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

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 (

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.

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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. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Knowledge of a wide range of technical methods in the detailed performance characteristics of specific communications equipment, systems, services, and transmission media. Must have an in depth understanding of basic electronics theory and operating principles, the applications of existing and planned technology to communications requirements, equipment interoperability and compatibility, and the methods and techniques for acquiring equipment, systems, and services to accomplish information transfer. Requires knowledge of public utility and customer responsibilities involving, cabling used inside and outside buildings, PBX (Private Branch Exchange) software, and underground conduits .

Extensive technical knowledge of proprietary telecommunications switches such as Lucent Technology's Definity family of switches, Northtelecom PBX, etc. in order to administer the operating systems that permit the transfer of information through various

medium which includes copper and fiber optic. Displays in depth understanding of the technical theory of electronic communications concepts, principles, practices, procedures, policies, standards, and operational requirements.

Technical knowledge of the operational and performance characteristics of communications equipment, automated control and switched systems networks management systems. Displays detailed technical knowledge of transmission media, and the relationship among component parts of telecommunications systems. Must be able to apply specialized communications methods and analytical techniques.

The ability to understand, evaluate, and translate the needs of communications users into requirements and 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 supporting services required; to include the knowledge of technical methods to perform assignments such as carrying out limited projects which involve use of specialized, complicated techniques.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret

Required Documents


Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

Your resume

showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

Other supporting documents

: If you are substituting education for experience submit Transcripts. For Veterans preference DD214 or other valid documentation.

If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference.

10-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a signed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference plus the proof as required by the SF-15.

5-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 which includes Character of Service (usually Member-4 copy). If you are currently active duty, you may submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when your terminal leave will begin, your rank and dates of active duty service.

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.




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


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

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 (, 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:

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Agency contact information

Corey Hill


(410) 576-6037




Joint Forces Headquarters

Reisterstown, MD


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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.

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Fair & Transparent

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

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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 and hiring process 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.

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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 For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates:

04/13/2018 to 04/19/2018


$68,036 to $88,450 per year

Pay scale & grade:

GS 11

Work schedule:


Appointment type:

Permanent - Indefinite

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