Telecommunications Specialist at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

๐Ÿ“Œ Location Negotiable After Selection, United States of America
๐Ÿ•‘ November 18, 2020
๐Ÿท๏ธ FULL TIME
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Telecommunications Specialist

Overview Open closing dates 11172020 to 12022020 Service Competitive Pay scale grade GS 13 Salary 91,231 to 136,370 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Duties

Summary

Who May Be Considered U.S. Citizens View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.
This position is located in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Emergency Communications Division (ECD), Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program.

Responsibilities

The Emergency Communications Division leads the Nation's operable and interoperable public safety and national security and emergency preparedness communications efforts. Through training, technical assistance, coordination, tools, and guidance, the division supports safer, better-prepared communities nationwide by helping federal, state, local, tribal, territorial and industry partners develop emergency communications capabilities. The division also ensures communities have access to priority telecommunications and restoration services to communicate under all circumstances.
In this position, you will be responsible for supporting statesterritories with maintaining a Communications Unit (COMU) program and disaster response required by FEMA's Communications Emergency Support Function. Typical work assignments include Serve as the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command Structure (ICS) Communications Unit's subject matter expert to support interoperability for all public safety communications technologies.
Provide technical assistance in the emergency communications eco-system (Land Mobile Radio (LMR), wireless broadband, 9-1-1Next Generation 0-1-1, alert and warning systems. social media). Assist public safety with Communications Unit planning for National Special Security Events (NSSE) and Special Event Assessment Rating (SEAR) events.
Serve as a qualified, certified Communications Unit Leader (COML) instructor to public safety stakeholders and responders on advanced communications and related information technology subjects related to public safety.
Represent CISA with internal and external stakeholders within a geographic sector in support of CISA objectives and goals to promote communications operability and interoperability Participate as an SME in national working groups involved in specifying the future of public safety communications.
Travel Required 75 or less
- You will be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment You to apply for this position.
You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
Selective Service - males born after 123159 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service see httpwww.sss.gov You must be able to obtain and hold a Secret security clearance.
Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
One-year probationary period may be required.
You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position.
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
DHS uses e
- Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.
Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 United States Code Section 7112(B)(6). All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit.
Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).

Qualifications

You may qualify for the GS-13 grade level, if you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level performing the following duties Please insert the Specialized Experience per numbering format.
Supporting the development and sustainment of a Statewide Interoperability Governance Body (State Interoperable Governance Body (SIGB), State Interoperable Executive Committee (SIEC) or similar governance bodies to coordinate public safety statewide interoperable communication efforts to coordinate public safety interoperable communication efforts.
Supporting the development and implementation of Statewide Communication Interoperability Plans (SCIP) or similar planning to improve communications across the entire communications ecosystem.
Assisting governance bodies to support public safety communications interoperability, the Communications Unit (COMU) program and the Communications Emergency Support Function (ESF2). Developing strategic plans that address gaps in communications capabilities is necessary to determine the status and progress of Federal, State, Local, Tribal and Territorial governments to achieve interoperability.
Functioning as a subject matter expert in National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), Incident Command Structure (ICS), Communications Unit (COMU) to support interoperability for all public safety communications technologies. National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, Ameri.
Corps) and other organizations (e.g., professional philanthropic religious spiritual community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Current or Former Political Appointees The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political

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Interagency.
Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Qualifications

Must Be Met The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Additional information Promotion Potential This position is at the full performance level.
This is a non-supervisory position.
Pursuant to Executive Order 12654 and DHS policy, DH
S is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result.
Current or Former Political Appointees The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political

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C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Career Transition Assistance Program This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. Well
- Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to httpswww.opm.govpolicy-data-oversightworkforce-restructuringemployee-guide-to-career-transition For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
For Non-competitive Appointment Eligibles All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).Interchange Agreement possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links below.
Veterans Peace Corps VISTA volunteers , persons with disabilities Interchange Agreement How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants will be evaluated on their resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job Oral Communication Risk Management Telecommunications Management Writing Category Rating Procedures If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories Best
- Qualified Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.
Well
- Qualified Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. Veterans Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientificprofessional. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on www.fedshirevets.g ov Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are best qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
Candidate who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.
If you are determined qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click httpsapply.usastaffing.gov.
ViewQuestionnaire10937076 Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Secret Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk Noncritical
- Sensitive (NCS)Moderate Risk Trust determination process Suitability.
Fitness Required Documents To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes
1. Your resume showing a detailed description of your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates with the month and year and hours worked per week (if less than 40) for each paid and non-paid work experience job title listed.
2. Other supporting documents ( only submit if applicable ) Are you a current or former federal employee?
Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your currenthighest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in graderange increases) your current promotion potential proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement etc.
Are you a veteran?
Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference must fill out the SF-15 and provide an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, andor any other associated documentation based on your preference. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions.
Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAPCTAP)?
If so, submit A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your position, grade level, and duty location, andor Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating and Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
Are you eligible for a special noncompetitive hiring authority (e.g.,

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Submit documentation of proof that supports your eligibility under a special hiring authority.
Are you a current or former political

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Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment Position title Type of appointment (

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C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee) Agency and Beginning and ending dates of appointment.
You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal andor incentive awards.

Benefits

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.
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.

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