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    This National Guard position is for a TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, Position Description Number D0853000 and is part of the MA ARNG G6, National Guard. This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is: Deborah Cho 339-202-3615

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    This position is located in the Army National Guard (ARNG), Joint Force Headquarters, G6, Network Operations Branch. The primary focus of this position is to serve as the manager of telecommunications systems, projects, contracts, and programs.

    Working from broad policies and objectives, develops short and long range plans and projections of telecommunication needs.

    Acts as the project lead on special projects incorporating multiple technologies (voice, data and video). Writes technical specifications for customized solutions to state network projects. Reviews proposed solutions, oversees project implementation, and ensures compliance with project specifications.

    Monitors and reports telecommunications and network systems performance to interpret results and implement performance enhancements.

    Incumbent serves as primary vendor point of contact, and Contracting Officers Representative (COR) for the state/installation on all telecommunication issues. Serves as technical specialist during initial analysis, procurement, and installation of telecommunications equipment.

    Possesses and maintains in-depth technical knowledge of VoIP, digital, and analog telecommunication systems. Evaluates, designs, and resolves technical telecommunication system issues.

    Prepares emergency telecommunication operating procedures. Ensures priority telecommunications (GETS/WPS) have priority restoration procedures established.

    Develops, maintains and updates accurate circuit and cable distribution documentation.

    Plans, prepares, and executes telecommunication budgets. Reviews monthly telecommunications invoice expenditures and authorizes processing of payments. Analyzes a percentage of telecommunication bills per month to ensure telephone costs are for official use. If telecommunication costs are for personal use, takes action to recover government funds.

    Provides telecommunication support for emergency/mobilization operation centers within a moment's notice at any given area within the state/installation to support emergencies or mobilization requirements.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    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
    • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
    • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
    • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
    • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • The candidate must possess or be able to obtain the proper clearance type and level within one year of appointment according to DoD Personnel Security Program Management Directives.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
    • CCNA Routing and Switching certification is required and must be current.


    Military Grades:
    Enlisted Grades: SSG to MSG or Warrant Officer Grades: WOC to CW2

    Compatible Military Assignments: ENL: 25B, 25E, 25U WO: 255A, 255N, 255S
    *All applications will be considered regardless of Branch AOC/FA/MOS.

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Must possess The following seven basic qualification competency factors are applicable to the GS-0391 career levels:
    • Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately;
    • Skilled in presenting formal training presentations and briefings;
    • Skilled in the operational and performance characteristics of communications equipment, automated control and network management systems, transmission media, and the relationships among component parts of telecommunications systems;
    • Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material;
    • Knowledge of communications equipment, systems, services, and transmission media; Knowledge of electronic communications concepts, principles, practices, procedures, policies, standards, and operational requirements;
    • Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication;
    • Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats; Ability to communicate clearly and effectively; and, Ability to apply specialized communications methods and analytical techniques.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must possess 36 months experience with the following:

    Tactical network systems (LAN/WAN), along with training and specialized experiences in performing work necessary to enable command, control, communications and computers (C4) functions in support of programs essential to organizational information management and daily operations, training, and readiness missions. Knowledgeable in how to implement, integrate, and maintain the organizational automation and brigade network infrastructure plans. Skilled in providing technical input to tactical infrastructure plans that support subordinate elements, to include headquarters staff elements and attached units. Skilled in the task of weighing impacts of variables such as, differences in electronic and other equipment characteristics, equipment availability, and the types of communications required such as, voice, text, and/or data. Knowledgeable of operating characteristics and interoperability requirements for a variety of specialized communications systems such as, office/tactical automation networks, satellite and video telecommunications, and digital networks. Must have working knowledge of laws, regulations, procedures, guidelines, techniques; and, lessons learned for network security, management, and administration. Skilled in preparing and presenting discussions, briefings, and presentations in regard to tactical networks or evaluating new and upgraded tactical software packages. Has the abilities and experiences to serve as an organizational Information Assurance Security Officer (IASO). Experienced in identifying the appropriate measures to maintain information assurance (network security and data protection) within the organization. Understands and has some experiences in configuring hubs and switches, monitoring network performance and installing network software change packages/interim change packages (SCPs/ICPs). Skilled in the development of the signal annexes of the organizational operation plan (OPLAN) or operation order (OPORD). Has the ability to provide information and expertise in the area of signal and tactical automation relating to the support of Homeland Security/Homeland Defense to include the development of LAN diagrams, WAN gateway connections and specifications. Specialized experiences included work with the Communications Security (COMSEC) inventory control facility and COMSEC procurement activities.

    To receive consideration of a, Best Qualified rating for hire into a GS-0391 position, one of the required qualification factors is for the applicant to have, at a minimum, an Undergraduate Degree or a Graduate Degree in a major study of electrical or electronic engineering, mathematics, physics, public utilities, statistics, computer science, telecommunications management, information systems management, business administration, or, industrial management. **Must provide transcripts**

    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 .

    Currently, there is only one vacancy to be filled; however additional vacancies that occur within 90 days may be filled from this announcement.

    MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position.

    For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program incentive, the following termination rule applies:

    Incentive Termination without Recoupment:
    If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent or Indefinite position after 25 February 2010 where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment.

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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.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.

    Plagiarism is defined as, "taking the writings or literary ideas of another and selling and/or publishing them as one's own writing." Plagiarism violates the code of the United States Army/Air National Guard and resumes that contain it will not be forwarded to hiring supervisors.

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    Security clearance

    Drug test required

  • Required Documents
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    1. 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.

    2 - OF 306 **must be signed and dated within 1 year of the closing date of this announcement**
    *Please follow link to obtain OF 306:

    3 - Reference Worksheet **must use this form** List of three professional references, two of whom are disinterested (i.e., persons who can affirm the candidate's qualifications but have no stake in the outcome of the selection). *Please follow link to obtain Reference Worksheet:

    4 - College Transcripts - Academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate level). Unofficial transcripts are required with your application submission. You must provide official college transcripts upon request.

    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.

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    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 .

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    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
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    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 Stephen Martins

    (339) 202-3189


    MA ARNG G6
    2 Randolph Road
    Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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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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    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.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.

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    • New employee probationary period

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Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5)
Full time
Hanscom AFB, MA, US