<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in USAGM's Technology, Services and Innovation, Global Networks Division. The incumbent will serve as a Telecommunications Specialist and assists the Division Director with configuring and implementing IT telecommunications satellite, video, audio, and radio broadcast equipment and requirements for the various broadcast agencies of USAGM.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>These duties are descriptive of the GS-14 grade level; however, more supervision and training is provided at the lower grade level, in order to achieve the target grade.</strong> <ul> <li>Collaborates with USAGM's broadcaster's television master control (TVMC) & Radio master control(MC) engineering resources to assist with the design, implementation, and operations of their video and audio distribution, contribution and network.</li> <li>Installs and configures Cisco PowerVu Network Centre (PNC) systems, Cisco Digital Content Manager (DCM), Cisco and other compatible receivers for satellite and terrestrial fiber distribution.</li> <li>Participates in the technical maintenance plan and activities for deployed content distribution infrastructure at USAGM Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and also remote global locations such as Germany, Czech Republic, Botswana, Philippines, Tajikistan, UAE and other locations.</li> <li>Assists in the planning, development, deployment and expansion of content distribution platforms supporting TV & Radio distribution globally.</li> <li>Travels to remote sites worldwide to support the installation, upgrade, repair or maintenance of telecommunications equipment (Audio/Video Routers, Traffic management systems, Cisco Encoding systems, Digital Content Management equipment, and network monitoring probes).</li> <li>This position is required to obtain a COR certification in year one of employment and COR 2 within 2 years thereafter.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. citizenship required.</li> <li>Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date.</li> <li>Applicants must complete the online questionnaire.</li> <li>This is a sensitive or national security position.</li> <li>If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.</li> <li>Suitability Determination: If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.</li> <li>This position may require working nights, weekends, and holidays.</li> <li>THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT.</li> <li>This position is also advertised under ST-10510109-19–WF for Federal Employees (Competitive Status). If applicants are interested in applying to that vacancy you must apply before the closing date of 5/31/19.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><b> For the GS-13 level </b><b>:</b> Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level which was obtained in the private, public, or federal sectors. Specialized experience is the following and gained in the telecommunications field: Experience in evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems ; i.e., satellite, audio, radio equipment; skill and experience in using requirements of telecommunications technology; and knowledge of current developments and trends in telecommunications concepts and technology.<br /><br /><b> For the GS-14 level </b><b>:</b> Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level which was gained in the private, public, or federal sectors. Specialized experience is the following and gained in the telecommunications field: acts as a lead and has mastery experience in evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving telecommunications systems and procedures; and knowledge of current developments and trends in telecommunications concepts and technology to provide expert advice to the Division Director and agency leaders in the products and services provided to the agency. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Applicants cannot substitute or combine education and experience for this position. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.<br /><br />2. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.<br /><br />3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once your resume or application is submitted, a review of your qualifications will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.<br /><br /><strong> Competencies :<br /> Technical Competence (Telecommunications)<br /> Customer Service<br /> Problem Solving.</strong><br /><br />Possession of competencies may be addressed in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. You will then be placed in one of three rating categories:<br /> Qualified Category<br /> Well Qualified Category<br /> Best Qualified Category<br /><br />Application of Veterans' Preference: Category Rating does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category. Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be assigned to the appropriate quality category based upon the job-related assessment and will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the appropriate quality category. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> High Risk (HR) <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):<br /> <ul><li>Resume</li></ul><br /><br />Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants: <ul> <li>Cover letter (optional)</li> <li>DD-214</li> <li>Other Veterans Documentation; SF-15, VA Letter, Statement of Service</li> </ul> If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an Application of 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF-15) plus the proof required by that form. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.<br /><br />You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.<br /><br />If you cannot complete the Application Package online, please contact the Human Resources Office.