Job Vacancy TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (TITLE 32) Federal government of the United States


Company: Federal government of the United States

Job description: Summary


This National Guard position is for a TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (TITLE 32), Position Description Number NGD2275000 and is part of the TN 134th ARW, Air National Guard.

This vacancy is covered by Association of Civilian Technicians (ACT), Chapter 114 (Smoky Mountain Chapter).


  • Accepting applications

Open & closing dates

01/23/2024 to 02/11/2024


$62,898 – $81,771 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 10


1 vacancy in the following location:

Remote job


Telework eligible


Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Appointment type


Work schedule

Full-time –



Promotion potential


Job family (Series)

Supervisory status


Security clearance

Drug test


Announcement number


Control number


This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Area 1: Permanently employed Air technicians located at the facility announcing the position Area 2: Permanently employed Air technicians located statewide Area 3: Qualified members of the Tennessee Air National Guard Area 4: Qualified applicants eligible for membership in the Tennessee National Guard


As a TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, GS-0391-10 (TITLE 32) you will, serve as the principle COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO) within a strategically tasked Air Refueling (KC-135, KC-46) Operations Group. Provides detailed content to the wing’s combat mission folders (CMFs), and forms part of wing’s overall CMF validation team. Readies prepared kits of specified communications security materials to be carried aboard and utilized during inflight missions. Organization’s focal point and principle authority on Communications Security (COMSEC) material training, access, storage, and usage.
Perform work within a secure, locked area using both common and uncommon office automation equipment including classified and unclassified computer systems, secure telephone equipment, satellite telephone equipment, media destruction devices, storage vaults, security containers, and intrusion detection systems. Perform other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state’s National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
  • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
  • Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
  • Irregular and/or overtime (compensatory) hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies or may be required to work hours outside of the normal duty day.
  • The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment.
  • You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission. *Statement updated to align with current policy. CLB 22JUN23
  • Applicant must complete a Baseline Pre-Placement Screening for General Schedule positions within 30 days of appointment.
  • Acceptance of a Federal position may terminate Tricare Reserve Select eligibility.
  • For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.


Military Grades: E-5 THROUGH E-6

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have experience with the movement of information between locations. Information moved in the form of voice communications, such as radio or telephone (including cellular), data communications involving digital transmission between computers, computer terminals, facsimile stations, or video communications such as that used in teleconferencing; technical work of gathering materials; coordinating schedules; developing specifications and planning telecommunications programs and projects; testing equipment; providing services and software for performance acceptability; and related work connected with the acquisition, technical acceptance, installation, testing, modification, and replacement of telecommunication equipment, services, and systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have 1-year equivalent to at least next lower grade level. Specialized experience time requirements are applicable to both one and two grade intervals. Experience includes experience, education and training that provided knowledge of communications equipment, systems, services, and transmission media. Knowledge of electronic communications concepts, principles, practices, procedures, policies, standards, and operational requirements. Application of specialized communications methods and analytical techniques; technical knowledge of the operational and performance characteristics of communications equipment, automated control and network management systems, transmission media, and the relationships among component parts of telecommunications systems; and competencies in the subject matter or business processes associated with the DoD, U.S. Army, or U.S. Air Force telecommunication programs.


Education Requirement: None

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 ( ).

  • 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. .

Expected salary: $62898 – 81771 per year

Location: Knoxville, TN

Job date: Wed, 31 Jan 2024 07:47:43 GMT

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