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Bureau of Land Management Telecommunications Specialist in Miles City, Montana

Summary The Montana/Dakotas BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to serve as a Telecommunications Specialist in the Montana/Dakotas State Office, Division of Support Services, Branch of Business and Fiscal Services. This position is located in Miles City, Montana. Information about the Miles City area can be found at Miles City Chamber of Commerce. We expect to fill one (1) vacancy at this time; however, additional position may be filled from this announcement if they become available. Responsibilities The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of duties including, but not limited to, the following: Coordinating and providing support to State and Field Offices for voice and data equipment installation and maintenance. Working closely with other telecommunications personnel in the design, installation, and repair of radio equipment. Interfacing dispatch consoles, base, repeater, and mobile radios and tone remotes. Developing and conducting in-house training sessions for users in the proper use and capability of the equipment. Reviewing radio frequency authorizations in accordance with Department and Bureau requirements, prepares requests for new authorizations as needed, and coordinates updates with assigned offices. Scaling radio tower heights up to 100 feet in the air to provide installation and maintenance of antennas and Coax/Heliax/Waveguide runs to radio system equipment. Successfully completing approved climbing performance course and obtaining/maintaining climbing certification. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Selective Placement Factors: This position requires special qualifications that have been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as screen out elements. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factors will be rated not qualified: - A valid state driver's license. - Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather and in mountains at high altitudes up to 8,000 feet in elevation. In addition to the selective placement factors, your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume. For GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience for the GS-11 level include the use of schematic diagrams, a variety of test equipment, and the application of appropriate electronic formulas involved in testing, troubleshooting, modifying, designing, calibrating, installing, maintaining, repairing, constructing, developing on electronic equipment or similar functions. -OR- Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related. Education must be in the major study of electrical or electronic engineering, mathematics, physics, public utilities, statistics, computer science, telecommunications management, information systems management, business administration, industrial management, or other fields directly related to the position. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualification requirements for this position by combining specialized experience and appropriate related graduate education. Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level of the position to be filled. 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. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level, in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. Physical Demands and Work Environment: Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough or uneven surfaces, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items. The work is performed around moving parts, carts, or machines; at construction or other work sites where equipment is being installed and/or removed requiring the wearing of hardhats, safety shoes, or similar situations involving moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions such as wearing protective clothing or gear such as masks, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields. Work performed under variable and unpredictable working conditions in many locations, sometimes in inclement weather and at high altitudes. Exposure to radio frequency hazards, high voltages, noise, and slippery and uneven surfaces. Also includes working in voice and data equipment rooms and computer rooms. Travel to field/remote communications sites in the desert, mountains, mud, and snow using 4x4 vehicles, snowmobiles, 4-wheel all-terrain vehicles or aircraft is required. The incumbent will comply in utilizing all appropriate safety equipment, policies, and procedures. Education There is no education requirement for this position. See qualifications section. Additional Information Concurrent Announcement: Announcement is also being advertised concurrently under number MTDE-21-11173421-AM, which is open to all qualified persons. Must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. Driver's License: Must possess valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment and at all times during their appointment in this position. E-Verify: DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit E-Verify. Telework: Official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. Selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. May be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: CTAP or ICTAP. Tax Law Impact for PCS: Tax Law Impact for PCS: Moving expenses reimbursement is a taxable benefit. However, the Federal Travel Regulation 18-05 issued by General Services Administration has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application

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