Supervisory, Telecommunications Specialist - EXTENDED UNTIL 02/04/2013


Vacancy ID: 804118   Announcement Number: DEU-13-45   USAJOBS Control Number: 334386000

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background 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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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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1 Agency Website
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4 Newspaper
5 Other

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational speciality will be selected for you if there is only one. Otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Director, Satellites

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

For each task in the following group, choose response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- Yes.
B- No.

1. Do  you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade lever (GS14) which is directly related to this line of work? Examples of specialized experience are: Supervises a staff of telecommunications and data network  specialists; plans, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinates; establishes performance plans and evaluates performance; determines long and short range data interchange and telecommunications; ensures global network needs are met in the most responsive, effective, and efficient manner.  Applicant MUST have experiencing in planning and managing  satellite, telecommunications, AND data networks that support audio, video and data distribution operations.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task 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 am considered an expert in performing this task. 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.

2. Do you have experience in migrating  large scale audio/video broadcast distribution networks from circuit switched technologies (satellites and other telecommunications circuits) to packet switched networks (Internet and MPLS)?

3. Do you have experience in providing leadership to the data networking and telecommunications community?

4. Do you have experience in overseeing the establishment of training for telecommunications and data network staff?

5. Do you have experience in writing Standard Operating Procedures for day-to-day operation?

6. Do you have experience in overseeing the development and integration of various data networks, satellite systems, and other subsystems that comprise advanced global telecommunications  and data networks?

7. Do you understand advanced theories, principles, and concepts of data networking and telecommunications?

8. Do you have experience in planning  and directing the design, development, installation, testing, and operational support of a variety of networks delivering multimedia  programming throughout the world?

9. Do you understand 24/7/365 network and telecommunications control centers and operation?

10. Do you have experience in establishing performance and operational requirements and standards for technical equipment used in development of systems used in the global network?