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U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U. S. Army Forces Strategic Command Telecommunications Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado


About the Position: This position is for a Telecommunications Specialist with the US Army Space & Missile Defense Command, located at Colorado Springs, CO. The US Army Space & Missile Defense Command is participating in an alternate personnel system known as the Acquisition Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information about AcqDemo use the following link:


Serves as a principal Wideband Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Planner within the assigned Regional SATCOM Support Center (RSSC) engaged in the day-to-day operational planning and management of wideband satellite resources.

Applies a broad technical knowledge of satellite communications systems and their relationship to other telecommunications networks, systems and equipment.

Has a broad knowledge of wideband satellite control procedures; and pertinent managerial and administrative skills and abilities.

Develops and prepares command policies, plans, objectives and requirements for the above communications systems and equipment.

Initiates actions in response to user requirements to establish, upgrade or phase out particular ground mobile force satellite systems and facilities under command control.

Participates in various meetings, panels, study groups, work groups and other planning activities at command and higher echelon levels to discuss plans, procedures, policies, and problems regarding assigned mission and functions.


Conditions of Employment


This position MAY be scheduled to transfer to the United States Space Force, in the Department of the Air Force, no later than 30 September 2022 in accordance with the provision of Section 1707 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, Public Law 116-92. Upon transfer, employees will become Space Force employees, serviced by the Department of the Air Force. Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferPeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience utilizing satellite communications (SATCOM) systems and their relationship to other telecommunications networks, systems and equipment; experience executing satellite control procedures and functions; AND experience to manually compute technical satellite link configurations such as azimuth and elevation angles, uplink power values and multi-satellite links in a common transponder. The definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower pay band or equivalent grade/level position in the federal

service (NH-02). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Oral CommunicationRemote SensingTelecommunicationsTelecommunications Requirements Analysis


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 34 - Information Technology Management position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. 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 Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.