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Telecommunications Specialist (Military Requirement)

Air Force Civilian Service Elmendorf Afb, AK

Job Description


The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) enlisted position is to serve as a Telecommunications Specialist in the performance of mobility/war-time readiness support operations including planning, coordinating, and/or evaluating the units ability to support a specified mission.  Work duties involve reviewing the technical completeness of assigned deployable electronic equipment; identifying logistical support requirements; ensuring those requirements are identified in program contingency/mobility plans.  The incumbent of this position also provides training to reservists in the accomplishment set forth herein. The incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:

  • Mange all deployable communications equipment issues to ensure each tasked component is technically and operationally ready to meet USAF tasked missions. 
  • Develop, prepare, coordinate, and consolidate annexes for deployable communications operational plans.
  • Determine. coordinate and validate the provision of all logistical support required for deployable communications/mobility missions.
  • Plan, develop, direct and conduct all mobility training for the unit.
  • Serve as the Equipment Custodian Officer (ECO) for Automated Data Processing Equipment (A DPE) in AFRC units at designated tenant location, redistributing and replacing IT assets among users as needed in support of requirements.


You must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or qualifying pay band under other pay systems in the Federal Service which has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities  as shown below required to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience which provides a thorough knowledge of Telecommunications Specialist duties.  (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements).

(1) Knowledge of wide variety of telecommunications and computer systems, concepts, principles, practices, applications, and interoperability of communications-computer systems (C-CS).

(2) Ability to plan, organize, manage and evaluate C-CS maintenance, operational activities (e.g., deployable communication operational plans and equipment issues).

(3) Ability to conduct, schedule, coordinate, and assess unit training.

(4) Ability to resolve technical problems involving telecommunications/computer systems.

Substitution of Education for Experience:  A Masters or equivalent graduate degree (LL.B. or J.D.) or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education. 

OR Combining Experience and Education:  Equivalent combinations or successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.  For more information on combining experience and education, please refer to website:

NOTE: Foreign education must be evaluated by an approved organization. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be of some help in providing information on these organizations. Visit: Council for Higher Education Accreditation *** Also, include an English translation of the foreign transcript.***


Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Incumbents regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (2) Some positions may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. May be subject to on-call or recall during contingencies or emergencies. (3) Some positions must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance. (4) Some positions performs other related duties as assigned. (5) Sometimes the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate Information Assurance (IA) certification within six months of assignment. (6) This is a testing designated position (TDP). Incumbent is subject to random drug testing for drug use. (7) Some positions under this announcement may be covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.  (8) Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions covered by the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP).


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

The salary provided in this announcement is the base pay and does not include Locality Pay which will vary depending on geographical location.  Please visit to obtain the salary for your area of interest.

Other Information

  • Military AFSCs: 3D1XX, 3D0XX
  • For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at
  • Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date. Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position. Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days. 
  • Individuals who have special priority selection rights under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified categories to be considered well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible. 
  • Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference. 
  • Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the "Verification of Military Experience and Training" web site to obtain this information, click here
  • All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

Job Details

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Requisition 425260100
Located In Elmendorf afb, AK
SOC Category 00-0000.00