Telecommunications Specialist

Defense Media Activity | Riverside, CA

Posted Date 10/13/2021
Description This position is part of the Defense Media Activity Riverside, Engineering. The incumbent will assists in the planning and program maintenance, repair, procurement and systems integration of complex broadcast television and radio systems, terrestrial and satellite telecommunications, and broadcast information technology systems in support of DMA requirements.

This position is being announced under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for Cyber Workforce Positions.

As a Telecommunications Specialist, at the GS-0391-12, some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Assists in the preparation of long-range design, installation, maintenance, and test planning for equipment and facilities to meet both planned and unplanned changes to mission requirements. Assists in developing equipment budget estimates for preparation of input into the budgetary process. Stays abreast of new technology and equipment being fielded by military services.
  • Represents DMAR at technical and engineering conferences and workshops with both DoD and private industry. Coordinates with outside agencies as required regarding equipment and system upgrades and integration of new technologies to ensure timely fielding and or repair of systems.
  • Identifies equipment that no longer meets mission requirements and recommends either re-purposing or disposition of these assets. Coordinates these equipment moves with the impacted course leaders. Reviews and validates all proposed design changes prior to submission to Chief, Systems Engineering.
  • Develops and maintains current all plant and placement drawings, blueprints, and systems drawings utilizing CAD. Performs assignments involving various projects, studies, or evaluations requiring the application of many different and unrelated processes, differing regulatory criteria and procedures, and significant departures from established practices.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
  • Broadcast/audio-visual engineer experienced in planning and program maintenance repair,
  • Procurement and systems integration of complex broadcast television and radio systems,
  • Terrestrial and satellite telecommunications, and broadcast information technology systems.
  • Specialization in digital networks and digital network infrastructure and operations is desirable.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) 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.

In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the Telecommunication series as listed below:

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study in electrical or electronic engineering, mathematics, physics, public utilities, statistics, computer science, telecommunications management, information systems management, business administration, industrial management, or other fields related to the position.


Experience: Experience in evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, or improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology.

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ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2) If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education

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