Telecommunications Specialist

Department of Defense Warner Robins, GA
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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the 5 Combat Communications Group (5CCG) communications-electronics logistics support and telecommunications subject matter expert, liaison, and manager to provide status updates to the AFSPC/SC staff, 5 CCG Commander, 5 CBCSS Commander and two Mission Squadron Commanders.

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* Plans and develops methods, procedures, policies, and techniques governing tactical communications mission planning decisions on deployable telecommunication systems.

* Implements telecommunication programs and mission planning projects.

* Participates in discussions, meetings, committees or special projects and presents briefings and prepares recommendations and reports.

* Prepares planning documents, technical reports, staff studies, and briefings.

* Coordinates the preparation of and reviews telecommunications statements of work (SOW).

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0391 Telecommunications

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship Required

* Males must be registered for Selective Service, see

* A security clearance may be required

* PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

* Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized

* This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

* Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays

* Shift work and emergency overtime may be required

* Employee must maintain current certifications

* Disclosure of Political Appointments

* This is a key position. Incumbent may be required to work extended and/or irregular hours during exercises or contingency situations.

* Recall to duty may be a requirement of this position.

* Overtime and/or emergency overtime may be required.


Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that demonstrates a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction, which includes valuating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology.. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position GS-11 or equivalent.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of a wide range of telecommunications theories, concepts, principles, and practices, procedures, policies, standards, operational requirements; and of operational and performance characteristics of telecommunications to develop procedures/policies/practices for local use.

2. Knowledge of performance characteristic telecommunications equipment, systems, services, and transmission media to evaluate new devices, proposals, and approaches.

3. Knowledge of associated methods and techniques such as contracting procedures/legal requirements, cost analyses, and budgets.

4. Knowledge of and experience with Air Force Expeditionary Communications.

5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to identify, direct, or coordinate actions required in providing needed service.

6. Ability to analyze/apply specialized communication methods and analytical techniques involving telecommunication systems (e.g., systems compatibility, circuits, switches, distribution, satellite linkages, and networking).

7. Ability to research patterns to develop new methods, criteria, or proposed new telecommunications policies and procedures.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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