This position is located in Olympic National Park, in the Division of Facility Management.
This position serves as the Columbia Cascades Cluster (CCC) Telecommunications Manager for the Pacific West Region, National Park Service. The radio shop is part of a larger Regional Telecommunications Program and works closely with the Pacific West Region Telecommunications Manager. There are 60 park units within the Pacific West Region of the NPS and DOI Regions 8/9/10/11. The position may provide support for units outside the CCC upon request.
Incumbent serves as communications liaison officer for the CCC area of the Pacific West Region with authority to act on matters related to radio communications and the use of the radio spectrum with the WASO/Denver Support Office and the Department of Interior Telecommunications staff. Incumbent engages in a broad range of tasks requiring the application of electronics and engineering skills. Incumbent assists park managers with the development, implementation and maintenance of office or field communication systems for the CCC of the Pacific West Region. Incumbent acts as technical advisor for telecommunications systems and their management to the regional directorate through the Regional Division of Information Technology.
25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 for each federal position listed as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of qualifying experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either “full-time” (or “40 hours a week”) or “part-time” with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. Failure to adequately provide information needed to determine number of hours worked in each position may result in that time not being credited when evaluating qualifying experience.
For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.
To qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, you must possess the following minimum qualification by close of the announcement:
EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) which involves serving as a radio coordinator responsible for the management, operation, maintenance and repair of complex telecommunication systems; performing and supervising emergency and routine repairs of radio and communication equipment; ensuring that all radio facilities are programmed, designed, installed, maintained, and operated in compliance with applicable regulations; and determining failure problems or instabilities within electronic systems and the extend of those problems, along with identifying areas for improvement. You must include hours per week worked.
Volunteer Experience: 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.
ICTAP/CTAP Statement: Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified means that the applicant meets the following: OPM qualification standards for the position; all selective placement factors, where applicable; special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position, where applicable; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and is rated by the organization at least at the well qualified level on all competencies.
There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level of this announcement.
A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay.
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
Physical Demands: The work involves both office and field work.
The office portion of the job is usually sedentary and will involve the usual amount of sitting, walking, standing, and bending associated with office and work, information meetings, and use of office equipment such as computers and copying machines.
The field portion of the job will include driving, hiking, and carrying equipment. Thus the employee will occasionally carry a heavy backpack (up to 50lbs) and hike over rough, uneven, rocky terrain or slippery surfaces at elevations from sea level to over 10,000 ft and in temperatures from 20F to 115F.
Work involves driving long distances in hazardous conditions, such as four-wheel drive access areas, over steep and mountainous or rough high desert terrain. The position may require flying in helicopters and boating in varying weather conditions.
Field work periodically includes climbing of ladders, wooden poles and communications towers up to a height above ground of 100ft to maintain antennas, transmission lines and solar panels.
Work requires the operation of a motor vehicle on steep mountainous roads.
Incumbent must be able to perform frequent overnight travel assignments.
Working Conditions: Office Work is performed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office, which requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time working at a computer.
Field work includes exposure to extreme weather conditions (over 100 degrees F), steep and uneven terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Field conditions involve the employee being exposed to noise, dust, heat, weather, and aircraft turbulence.
Work occasionally includes travel to different sites over long distance and exposure to extreme weather conditions (i.e. rain, snow, fog.).
In the event of a telecommunications system malfunction the incumbent may be called in at any time for immediate response.
Telework: The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the additional assessments required for this position. A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated ‘ineligible’, ‘not qualified’, or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.
Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly 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.
Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires successful completion of an additional assessment, which will be a panel resume review. This assessment measures the critical competencies listed above that are required to successfully perform the job.
Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.
If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/01/2021.
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency’s staffing offices.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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We are only accepting applications from: 1. Current, permanent Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; 2. Reinstatement Eligibles; 3. CTAP/ICTAP Eligibles in the local commuting area; 4. VEOA Eligibles; and 5. Current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA).
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