Telecommunication Manager

Vacancy ID: 725491   Announcement Number: FS-725491-RB-12   USAJOBS Control Number: 323992600

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1. Title of Job

Telecommunication Manager
2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

1 Transfer-I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service. Attached is a copy of my SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
2 Reinstatement-I am a former Federal Employee with reinstatement eligibility. Attached is a copy of my latest SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
3 VRA-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment to positions at GS-11 and below based on eligibility under the Veterans Recruitment Authority. Attached is a copy of my DD-214 verifying my eligibility.
4 30% Vet-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on being a 30% compensable veteran. Attached is a copy of my VA letter verifying my eligibility.
5 Peace Corp/Vista-I am eligible for a noncompetitive appointment to the Federal government under an authority for recently returned Peace Corps employees or Vista volunteers.
6 Repromotion-I am currently employed as a Federal civilian on a permanent competitive appointment at the full performance level (or higher) of this position; or a former Federal civilian employee who has held the full performance level (or higher) of this position on a permanent competitive appointment.
7 Other-I am currently on a permanent position which is equivalent to at least the grade of this position (or higher) in the Federal service; however, I am an employee for a Federal agency which has an interchange agreement with the US Office of Personnel Management, or with a Federal agency covered under other special appointing authorities or agreements. (e.g. TSA, US Postal Service, FAA, etc.)
8 VEOA-I have never been a permanent Federal civilian employee in the competitive service; however, I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military -OR- I am a preference eligible; AND my or the veteran's most recent discharge or release from active duty was under honorable conditions.
9 Military Spouse-I am seeking eligibility for a noncompetitive appointment as the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is performing active duty pursuant to orders authorizing a PCS move, OR spouse of a totally (100%) disabled retired or separated member of the Armed Forces, OR unmarried widow/widower of a member of the Armed Forces killed while performing active duty.
10 Persons with Disabilities-I have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
11 None of the above applies to me.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:

001 - Open to All U.S. Citizens.

002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.  You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. – SF-50 or veterans documentation).

003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 725491.  For more information about special hiring authorities, visit:  You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.

001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Competitive Merit Promotion
003 Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities

21. Geographic Availability

(Required) The location code for this position is:
510040510 Alexandria, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.

Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:


1. Select one statement from the statements below to show how you meet the basic qualifications for this position.

A. I have an undergraduate or graduate degree with the major course of study in electrical or electronic engineering, mathematics, physics, public utilities, statistics, computer science, telecommunications management, information systems management, business administration, industrial management, or other field closely related to telecommunications management. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)
B. I have technical or business school training above the high school level or in the Armed Forces schools in communications/electronics or automatic data processing that included advanced instruction in addition to basic courses. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS or TRAINING DOCUMENTS)
C. I do not have any of the education listed in either A or B above and thus do not qualify for this position.


2. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the qualification requirements for this position.

A. I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal government(obtained in private or public sector) performing duties such as the following: 1) participating in forums and/or workgroups to promote awareness of program requirements in the emergency communications field; 2) providing authoritative expert advice, guidance, and assistance in emergency communication and interoperability matters related to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology; 3) conducting long-term planning on telecommunication programs; and 4) developing telecommunication policies and programs.
B. My experience is not described in the above statement and I do not qualify for this position.


For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your answers or your overall score may be lowered or considered ineligible.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Formulate program objectives to ensure network voice communications availability for a multi-regional agency.

4. Implement agency policy on establishment and sustainability of emergency voice communications over networked equipment.

5. Develop procedures and strategies that provide support to emergency communications stakeholders and users.

6. Provide support to end-users in order to promote adoption of national emergency communication policies.

7. Develop standard operating procedures and best practices based on existing policies, programs, and requirements.


8. Advise on all telecommunication management issues which may affect national security and emergency preparedness telecommunications services.

9. Follow guidelines for the management and control of telecommunications activities and personnel.

10. Recommend methods for enhancing efficiency of emergency telecommunications systems through modifications and the application of evolving technology.

11. Develop agency policy based on the legislation pertaining to the priorities and allocations of emergency telecommunication systems.

12. Perform cost analysis for emergency telecommunication systems.

13. Identify and monitor regional or national developments related to telecommunications systems.

14. Provide management with a complete program management assessment to base decisions on courses of actions to further the mission of the organization or division.

15. Develop plans and schedules and estimate resource requirements.


16. Implement Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications to support the National Emergency Communications Plan.

17. Provide informed responses from end-users who are resistant to adopting national emergency response and interoperable communications policies, programs, practices, and requirements.

18. Identify regional program gaps, needs, and challenges in interoperability.

19. Represent the agency at budget disbursement meetings to ensure upgrades to infrastructure are sufficient to maintain networked emergency communication equipment.


20. Manage employees, contractors, or volunteers by assigning work in accordance with employee's skills and abilities to ensure accomplishment of tasks and assignments.

21. Plan work operations, including setting priorities and establishing objectives or goals.

22. Manage and resolve group grievances and complaints.

23. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations in utilization of funds and personnel.

24. Recommend or approve awards, position changes, employee development and training needs, or disciplinary actions.


25. Provide oral presentation briefings to varied groups of stakeholders in both large and small forums focused on the issue of emergency communications.

26. Build professional relationships in order to promote awareness of emergency communications systems and policies.

27. Ensure that numerous stakeholders at Federal, State, Local, and Tribal levels of government promote and support emergency communications operability assurance.

28. Provide guidance on the improvement of interoperability for State, local, and Tribal telecommunications systems.

29. Persuade employees and managers to accept and implement guidance and recommendations related to emergency telecommunications systems and policies.


30. Prepare written correspondence (i.e. memoranda, background papers, decision papers, staff summary sheets, briefings) for management officials on broadly defined telecommunications issues.

31. Prepare written progress reports for management officials on emergency communications issues.

32. Prepare written input for inclusion in an annual report and/or status reports on nationwide emergency communications.

33. Prepare written reports on regional progress towards goals achieving goals related to emergency communications operability.

34. Provide long-term planning, and developing of emergency communications projects and programs.