U.S. Coast Guard Telecommunications Specialist, GS-0391-13 in Norfolk, Virginia

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

This position is located WITH THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION ASSURANCE AND SPECTRUM POLICY, SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY DIVISION IN NORFOLK, VA.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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Duties

You will be responsible for planning and implementing arrangements for the use of frequencies and for establishing acceptable policy rules to day-to-day operations within broad governing agreements, approved by the inter-department Radio Advisory Committee. You will also be responsible for coordinating Coast Guard radio frequency assignments nationally with the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), various federal agencies, and state and local agencies; and internationally with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

  • Managing and providing administrative, information resource management (IRM), and technical support to the Coast Guard's HQ, Atlantic, and Pacffic Areas for the frequency management program.

  • Overseeing the day-to-day work of the regional spectrum managers and providing management and direction to ensure accuracy and compliance of their spectrum assignments and frequency planning work.

  • Serving as a technical staff manager supporting the use of radio frequencies for law enforcement, command and control, radio navigation, and distress and safety purposes.

  • Managing the Emergency Readiness Program for the use of the radio spectrum during national emergencies, devising plans and initiating action to provide a reserve of assets to support requirements.

  • Responding to problems or inquiries initiated by other users of the frequency spectrum with the objective to protect Coast Guard frequency resources.
  • Managing the procurement and distribution of data material of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) maritime services publications for the Coast Guard.
Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

This vacancy is open to current United States Coast Guard permanent Federal civilian employees serving on career or career-conditional appointments in the local commuting area.

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Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a Secret clearance.
Qualifications

To be considered at the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience includes: applying to projects a knowledge in a major area of radio communications (such as policy, standards, or regulatory); communicating national or international radio communication laws and regulatory processes, their interrelationships, and process improvement; serving as a technical authority in the application of new theories, concepts, or solutions to telecommunications problems. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

National Service Experience (i.e., 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.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

Security Clearance

Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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BENEFITS

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Other Information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

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All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above and contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6328. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474554300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-14 to 2017-07-24

Salary: $85,816 to $111,560 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Series: 0391 Telecommunications

Appointment type: This is a permanent appointment.

Work schedule: This is a full-time position.

Job announcement number: 17-2005-HQ-DS-M

Control number: 474554300