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Grade: 12

REMINDER! Your answers will be verified against information provided in your on-line resume. Be sure your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience and/or education, you may be removed from consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications.
GS-12 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: Experience with High Frequency spectrum to include propagation characteristics and frequency selection; Experience with High Frequency Direction Finding to include skywave and ground techniques; Experience with radio communication including modulation characteristics, frequency selection and proper monitoring techniques; Experience with basic investigative techniques and tools for radio traffic analysis; and Skill in analyzing High Frequency specific data.
1 GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience in or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that is directly in or related to the position to be filled and that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a least 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service performing the above listed tasks on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I do not meet the above requirements.

Grade: 13

REMINDER! Your answers will be verified against information provided in your on-line resume. Be sure your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience and/or education, you may be removed from consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications.
GS-13 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: Applying investigative techniques for radio traffic analysis; Applying principles and methods of radio frequency propagation (e.g. HF and/or VHF, UHF); Analyzing spectrum occupancy figures and geographic features (e.g. fixed and mobile radio stations, radar, navigational aids, satellite links, terrestrial microwave and trunking systems); Translating radio communication including modulation characteristics, frequency selection and proper monitoring techniques.
1 GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service performing the above listed tasks on a regular and recurring basis.
  • My experience does not meet the above description.
2 Please indicate your level of experience concerning satellite communications and satellite systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in designing and/or operating satellite communications systems.
  • I have limited experience in satellite communication or communications systems.
  • I have no experience in satellite communications and satellite systems.
3 I have extensive technical experience with matters involving: (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Wireless broadband services
  • Wireless services (e.g., applications processes, service and other operational requirements)
  • Mobile radio services
  • Antenna parameters
  • Radio Frequency
  • Spectrum Management
  • Electromagnetic wave propagation
  • Radio frequency transmission, modulation, attenuation, and reception
  • Internet protocols, architecture and routing
  • Spectrum efficiency and utilization
  • Prediction of potential interference between communications systems or equipment
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

1 Please indicate your level of experience in analyzing data from modern, multi-site, remotely controlled, skywave MF and HF radiolocation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing data from modern, multi-site, remotely controlled, skywave MF and HF radiolocation.
  • I have experience analyzing data from modern, remotely controlled, skywave, MF and HF radiolocation.
  • I have experience analyzing data from modern, remotely controlled, MF and HF radiolocation.
  • I have no knowledge or experience related to analyzing data from modern, multi-site, remotely controlled, skywave MF and HF radiolocation.
2 Choose the one response that best describes your knowledge of spectrum management and High Frequency radio communications technology. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience involving High Frequency radio communications technology or spectrum management.
  • I have completed education or training involving High Frequency radio communications technology and/or spectrum management, but have not performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee projects or assignments involving High Frequency radio communications technology and/or spectrum management.
  • I have independently performed projects or assignments involving High Frequency radio communications technology and/or spectrum management.
  • I have supervised or trained others on assignments involving High Frequency radio communications technology and/or spectrum management.
3 Please indicate your level of knowledge and experience concerning operating modern, multi-site, remotely controlled, skywave, MF and HF radiolocation systems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience operating modern, multi-site, remotely controlled, skywave, MF and HF radiolocation systems.
  • I have experience operating modern, remotely controlled, skywave, MF and HF radiolocation systems
  • I have experience operating modern, remotely controlled, MF and HF radiolocation systems.
  • I have no knowledge or experience related to these systems.
4 I have collected, analyzed, and compiled technical data. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Perform investigative work to obtain information, gather evidence, or verify facts. Choose the one response that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
6 Ability to communicate information. Select the answer that best represents your experience with day-to-day communications. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience interacting with peers, the general public, and industry representatives on sensitive and/or non-sensitive issues.
  • Experience interacting with a variety of individuals to resolve problems, conduct meetings or interviews in order to coordinate activities or projects.
  • Experience interacting with individuals within my organization.
  • None of the above.
7 Do you have experience in interpreting, implementing, and explaining laws, regulations, policies and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you have experience resolving inquiries and complaints? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Please indicate your level of knowledge and experience concerning computer operation in Microsoft Windows environment including networking. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience operating Microsoft Windows computers & related networks.
  • I have operated computer equipment, but do not have extensive experience.
  • I understand the computers generally, but do not have experience computer devices.
  • I have no knowledge or experience related to computers.
10 Choose from the list below the computer and other automated programs you have used on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • HTML
  • MATLAB
  • Database software
  • Internet search engines
  • Digital signal processing
  • Mapping Software
  • None of the above
11 Select the choice which best describes your highest level of experience communicating orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have contacted others to obtain or verify information and/or explained non-technical procedures to internal customers.
  • I have given short presentations at internal meetings or acted as the primary liaison with other offices within my department/agency.
  • I have discussed and explained technical material to internal and external customers.
  • None of the above.
12 Please indicate your level of knowledge and experience concerning HF propagation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience operating involving HF propagation.
  • I have knowledge of HF propagation, and I have some experience, but it is not extensive.
  • I understand the theory, but do not have experience related to HF propagation.
  • I have no knowledge or experience related to HF propagation.
13 Please indicate your level of experience concerning VHF and UHF propagation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in applying the principles and methods of radio frequency propagation as it relates to the design and operation of VHF and UHF communications systems and associated interference mitigation/resolution techniques.
  • I have some experience in applying the principles and methods of radio frequency propagation as it relates to the design and operation of VHF and UHF communications systems and associated interference mitigation/resolution.
  • I have limited experience in applying the principles and methods of radio frequency propagation as it relates to VHF and UHF communications systems.
  • I have no experience involving VHF and UHF propagation.
14 Please indicate your level of experience concerning VHF and UHF radio monitoring systems for spectrum management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience using VHF and UHF monitoring systems to manage spectrum for various communications systems, such as Land Mobile Radio, Broadcast or Cellular networks.
  • I have some experience in operating VHF and UHF radio monitoring systems related to spectrum management.
  • I have limited experience in monitoring VHF or UHF radio monitoring systems for spectrum management.
  • I have no experience in VHF and UHF radio monitoring systems.