IT Specialist (National IMAT Communications Unit Leader)


Vacancy ID: 836813   Announcement Number: MG-2013-LNG-836813-IMAT   USAJOBS Control Number: 337039000

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MG-2013-LNG-836813-IMAT
1. Title of Job

IT Specialist (National IMAT Communications Unit Leader)
2. Biographic Data

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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10. Lowest Grade

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12. Special Knowledge

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18. Other Date Information

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 – All U.S. Citizens


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21. Geographic Availability

063150067 Sacramento, CA
511220059 Herndon, VA

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the response below that best reflects your qualifications for the Communications Unit Leader AD-2210-04 position.

A. I am credentialed and qualified as a Type I Communications Unit Leader in an NIMS compliant organization or a commensurate position in a non-NIMS organization and have satisfactorily performed this position on multiple incidents.
B. I possess one year of specialized experience applying knowledge of emergency management disaster communications and network systems and procedures sufficient to resolve difficult and complex connectivity problems for a tactical team and have satisfactorily performed this position on multiple incidents.
C. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

Please describe in the Text box below your experience at the Federal or State level managing, supervising, and leading at the tactical operational level, responses to disasters in an all-hazards environment? This includes the supervision and leadership to all assigned resources and the coordination with other specialty areas. Describe where this skill was used, and please provide a few brief and concise examples not to exceed 900 characters.

From each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select on letter for each item. Be sure to describe the experience that supports your responses to the task statements below in your resume. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.
 Please select the response that best reflects your experience performing the specified tasks.

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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Coordinate and determine operational, technical, installation and maintenance of network equipment and telecommunications devices and services.

3. Ensure connectivity by maintaining and troubleshooting network or telecommunications issues.

4. Recommend upgrades to network or telecom services and/or devices or replacement of equipment.

5. Test telecom and network devices.

6. Develops and maintains procedures and software for the reliability and integrity of computer system data (equipment includes high frequency (HF), ultra high frequency (UHF) and very high frequency (VHF) radios, 900 frequency stems and data communication involving digital transmission between computers and routers, video conferencing, VOIP phones, satellite hand held and secure phones).

7. Evaluates, modifies, develops, establishes, installs, and maintains communication systems software/hardware packages using new and advanced communications equipment and techniques.

8. Configure networked printers, configure workstations and user profiles, provide end-user support on hardware and software, provide first- and second-level server/network support, provide assistance to staff via Helpdesk tickets, provide support of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) suite.

9. Ensures ample audio/video satellite capability.

In the text box below, briefly describe your experience installing, testing, and maintaining communications equipment. In your response, please identify the situation, the actions you took, and the results of your action. Please limit your response to no more than 600 characters.
Please select the response that best reflects your experience performing the specified tasks.

In the text box below, briefly describe your experience installing, testing, and maintaining communications equipment. In your response, please identify the situation, the actions you took, and the results of your action. Please limit your response to no more than 600 characters.
Please select the response that best reflects your experience performing the specified tasks.

10. Analyze plan and integrate multiple protocol systems covering multiple operations, such as a system required for covering a wide area network.

11. Evaluates then establish communications distribution/maintenance locations.

12. Ensures audio/video satellite capability.

In the text box below, briefly describe your experience integrating multiple protocol systems covering a number of different functional operations. In your response, please identify the situation, the actions you took, and the results of your action. Please limit your response to no more than 500 characters.
 Please select the response that best reflects your experience performing the specified tasks.

13. Develop and publish technical communications program and project plans, including developing long-range estimates for resources needed to implement various system options.

14. Develop strategies to maximize existing and developing technologies to meet mission requirements.

In the text box below, please describe your experience adapting to changing environments and capability and applying creating solutions to telecommunications challenges during incident emergency operations. Explain what action(s) you took. Please limit your response to no more than 500 characters.
 Please select the response that best reflects your experience performing the specified tasks.

In the text box below, please describe your experience adapting to changing environments and capability and applying creating solutions to telecommunications challenges during incident emergency operations. Explain what action(s) you took. Please limit your response to no more than 500 characters.

15. Plan and schedule training activities as part of outreach activities with stakeholders such as state, local government, and other federal agencies.

16. Provide guidance and direction on network systems and circuits of communications equipment systems.

17. Collaborates and/or assists Federal Agencies and Regional Offices in the development of standard operating procedures in the area of telecommunications.

18. Serves as a subject matter expert and/or represents Agency or program on and adhoc basis on teams involved in management of emergency situations.

In the text box below, please briefly describe your experience as part of an inter-Agency working group at either the federal, state, or local government involved in operational response to emergency situations. Please limit your response to no more than 500 characters.

Please select the response below that reflects your understanding of the special requirements of National Incident Management Assistance Team Members (IMAT).

A- Yes.
B- No.

19. Are you aware that all FEMA employees are subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency, and all Federal employees may be subject to emergency deployment?

20. Are you able to meet this commitment?

21. Do you understand that the length of such deployment may last anywhere from days to months, depending upon the nature of the emergency or disaster?

22. Are you able to meet this commitment?

23. Do you understand that in the event of an emergency deployment, your travel requirements may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require you to relocate to emergency sites, some of which are quite austere?

24. Are you able to meet this commitment?