Technical Surveillance Specialist


Vacancy ID: 830373   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-13-830373   USAJOBS Control Number: 336425900

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 830373
1. Title of Job

Technical Surveillance Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
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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12
13

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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Choose 002 - Non-Competitive MP: This applies to the following candidates:


001 Competitive
002 Non-Competitive

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:


241360031 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Choose an answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position at the GS-12 level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and is equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
B. I do not have the experience as specified above.

2. Choose an answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position at the GS-13 level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and is equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
B. I do not have the experience as specified above.

3. This position requires frequent travel - up to 75% of the time. Are you willing to travel?

A. Yes
B. No

The following criteria will be used to evaluate your level of knowledge, skill, or ability in certain areas required for this position. For each item, choose the statement from the list below (A-E) that best reflects your level of experience and/or training in that area.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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 coworker 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 assistance from a supervisor or senior coworker.
E- I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.

4. Evaluate policies and procedures for the use of approved technical equipment.

5. Conduct studies of processes, problems and initiatives relating to technical surveillance and communications intercept equipment programs in law enforcement operations.

6. Assist with formulating policies and procedures.

7. Identify and coordinate technical training requirements for electronic surveillance procedures and methodology.

8. Define equipment evaluation and acquisition requirements for technical surveillance, communication interception operations, and voice radio communications systems.

9. Review and evaluate law enforcement operations as they relate to technical surveillance and communications intercept equipment programs.

10. Coordinate deployment of technical surveillance resources in support of investigations.

11. Provide technical expertise and guidance in furtherance of investigative and law enforcement activities.

12. Coordinate with other agencies on technical parameters of voice communications systems.

13. Monitor field electronic surveillance operations and provide technical guidance.

14. Make needs assessments regarding electronic surveillance operations and evidence gathering.

15. Test, design, modify and implement technological improvements or modifications in communications interception equipment and voice radio communications systems.

16. Coordinate, procure, and protect frequency resources.

17. Analyze and engineer frequency assignments and recommend corrective action.

18. Utilize a wide range of computer hardware and software procedures, techniques, and requirements to control and manage operations of voice radio communications networks.

19. Conduct security surveys of physical space to ensure adequate protection from unauthorized entry and recommend structural and procedural changes.

20. Evaluate evidence storage and ensure it is sufficient.

21. Consult with architects, engineers and builders regarding property renovations and assure conformance with security requirements.

22. Perform inspections of construction in progress for security considerations and arrange for necessary corrective action(s).

23. Coordinate/liaison with other Federal, state, local law enforcement agencies, private industry, and foreign governments regarding best practices in interception, surveillance technologies, and voice radio communications systems.

24. Participate in interagency conferences relating to advanced electronic surveillance procedures and proposed changes in legislation for communications interceptions and voice radio communications systems.

25. Assist in formulating equipment procurement budgets and multi-year acquisition plans.

26. Prepare and present training programs for voice radio communications networks.

27. Prepare interagency cooperative agreements in voice radio communications.

28. Represent program area at meetings regarding voice radio management issues/concerns.