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Telecommunications Specialist

Air Force Civilian Service Camp Murray, WA

Job Description


This position is located at an ANG Aviation Wing, Air Support Operations Group (ASOG) Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) and Tactical Air Control Party (TACP). The purpose of this position is to design, deploy, install, operate, maintain, modify, and recover various types of communications transmission systems and their components. These systems transfer voice and data information within service component and to outside agencies and services. Incumbent is also responsible for maintaining currency requirements as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Instructor or Evaluator. Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) are the final authority in the sensor to shooter kill chain for U.S. and coalition airborne, ground and naval forces expending ground-to-ground and air-to-ground munitions in close proximity to friendly conventional and special forces. Mission Ready currency requirements for the purposes of training entail performing duty while exposed to a variety of climates and in austere conditions. Incumbent plans and establishes tactical communications between all echelons of coalition land, sea and air forces to ensure joint air operations are conducted effectively and efficiently throughout the battlefield. Provides technical assistance, guidance and training to users on all current and new equipment. Instructs on all aspects of air support operations encompassing doctrine, theory, formal classroom, and field performance for joint terminal attack control tactics techniques and procedures. Develops instruction and techniques on Close Air Support doctrine, Tactics, Techniques and Procedures to other services. Develops, implements and executes all training and evaluation programs by complying with Major Command (MAJCOM), Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Instructions to include unit commanders training objectives, combat readiness reports, Joint Terminal Attack Control evaluations and currency requirements on any multi-purpose/bombing range. Analyzes and identifies trends of problems to recommend best corrective action to include procurement of new equipment or changes to staffing and standards. Manages telecommunication programs by forecasting unit and community equipment and technology requirements. Manages the radio and frequency spectrum for multiband and multiple nets analyzing assigned nets for effectiveness in the transmission of information. Provides data transmission by operating communications transmission systems, subsystems and components. Installs, configures and programs multiplex radios (Ultra High Frequency, Satellite Communication and High Performance Waveform) using military and commercial protocols. develops, establishes and maintains work center training programs. Ensures mobilization readiness of section personnel and equipment. Assembles cables and connectors to interface with commercial and military transmission systems and subsystems. Performs test and evaluation on equipment recommended by higher echelons or manufacturers. Performs other duties as assigned.

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General Experience:
Experience, education, or training involving the knowledge of the needs of communications users. Experience using computer and automation systems. .

Specialized Experience:
GS-09 level must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training which involved reviewing training. Experience that required the applicant to review work steps and methods in the area of communications. Experience that includes an understanding of digital and analog communications requirements and operating techniques. Experience evaluating complex requirements and proposals, to define, coordinate, plan, and satisfy communication requirements.

GS-11 level must have at least 36 months experience that demonstrates a combination of specialized communications knowledge at management level. Experience reviewing training programs to ensure local requirements are met and enhance the awareness of state-of-the art and future technology. Experience involving applicable agency spectrum management (i.e., Communication Security (COMSEC) and Defense Message System (DMS)) regulations, policies, and procedures in order to coordinate, plan, and satisfy user requirements and to interpret and develop state policies and procedures. Experience involving technical or analytical work pertaining to multiple areas of telecommunications systems, facilities, services, and procedures.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics). NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSAs separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSAs.

-- Comprehensive knowledge and skill instructing on all aspects of close air support operations encompassing doctrine, theory, formal classroom, and field performance for joint terminal attack control tactics techniques and procedures.

-- Comprehensive knowledge and skill in applying instructional methods to standard field practices such as ground and vehicle navigation, bivouac, site selections, terrain analysis, close quarter combat and reaction to direct enemy contact.

-- Comprehensive skill developing, implementing and executing all training and evaluation programs by complying with Major Command, Air National Guard and Air Force Instructions to include unit commanders training objectives, combat readiness reports, Joint Terminal Attack Control evaluations and currency requirements on any multi-purpose/bombing range.

-- Expert knowledge of planning and scheduling tasks and training activities for drill status guard members including conduct of on the job training, development of lesson plans, availability of facilities and training aids and monitoring of personnel training status.

-- In depth specialized knowledge of mobilization readiness, proper security principles (OPSEC/INFOSEC) and reporting procedures for electronic counter-measures.

-- In depth specialized knowledge of Battlefield Airmen missions, equipment, objectives, terminology, and management practices.

-- Ability to work independently, focus on complex duties, establish priorities based on the significance and timeliness of the issues.

-- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with internal and external agencies for our organization.

Education Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

Not Applicable.

-Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the AFSC to apply or be considered for selection. Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain AFSC within 1 year of appointment action.

-Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


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Other Information

  1. Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.
  2. Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives.
  3. Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.
  4. Veteran's preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f).
  5. All new technicians are subject to a one year trial/probationary period IAW 32 USC 709.

EQUALOPPORTUNITY: The WA National Guard is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be filled without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, or political affiliation.

Financial Suitability - It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individuals employment experience will be used only to determine the persons qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individuals personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

*Baseline physical*

An employment physical may be required within 90 days of employment per OSHA regulation and NGB. This physical will be used to determine fitness and eligibility for continued employment.

Job Details

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Requisition 466887200
Located In Camp murray, WA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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