Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Telecommunications Manager
Open Period:
02/12/2014 - 02/26/2014 Format MM/DD/YYYY
GS - 0391 12/13
USD $68,809 - USD $107,434
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Work schedule is full-time.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Salt Lake City, UT, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Debbie Essary


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility and Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area.
Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
This is a permanent position.
Marketing Statement:
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team.
The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.
This position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Information about Salt Lake City and the area can be found at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.  The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.  To view FAQs regarding PCS, copy and paste the following link in your web browser: http://on.doi.gov/Wg6iXi and then press enter.

Travel Required:
25% or less

Incumbent will be required to travel 25% or more of their time.


Provides leadership and program management for the Utah and Wyoming Radio Programs and telecommunications staff.

Incumbent oversees complex analytical and technical work involving the planning, design, procurement, installation, maintenance, and contract administration for all radio communications (including frequency management and other wireless operations) in Utah and Wyoming.
Directs work, set priorities, and determines recourse requirements; determines short and long term goals and strategies to achieve goals. Provides direction in; identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established work flow, skill level and/or occupational specialization; making adjustments to accomplish priorities to ensure timely accomplishments of projects. Oversees training of telecommunication personnel in methods and techniques of completing projects, and provides or arranges for specific administrative or technical training necessary for accomplishment of program’s mission. Manages, monitors and produces reports to senior management the status, progress and priorities of work, and program reviews. Serves a contract officer technical representative for communication jobs and contract employees. Serves as the design architect for the statewide radio and telecommunications domain. Manages the radio and telecommunication domain defining the State, manages and supervises components of the radio, tower, switches, voice networking, call processing, and radio over IP. Oversees and manages program budget including preparation of the Planning Target Allocation (PTA).

Qualifications and Evaluations

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.64.  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.
Key Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; or
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Education Requirements:
    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:
    * Knowledge of telecommunication concepts, principals, and practices of rapidly changing technologies within the field of Telecommunication.
    * Ability to develop communication planning target allocations and annual work plans for consolidation with state budgets.
    * Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee all aspects of multiple complex projects within an Interagency atmosphere.
    * Ability to serve as qualified Project Inspector or Contracting Officers Representative
    * Ability to supervise, coordinate, and direct work assignments for two separate telecommunications programs.
    Specialized Experience Requirement:
    In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
    To qualify for GS-12:  One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as evaluating , planning, engineering, testing, developing and implementing the technical specifications for new, modified and diversified electronic communication systems, primarily for Land Mobile Radio (LMR), microwave, and satellite telecommunications systems and resolving connectivity and interoperability issues; and experience analyzing systems and telecommunication networks for deficiencies and recommending corrective action. Experience as Contracting Officer Representative or Project Inspector.

    To qualify for GS-13:  One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-12 level in the Federal service.
    Specialized experience is defined as evaluating , planning, engineering, testing, developing and implementing the technical specifications for new, modified and diversified electronic communication systems, primarily for Land Mobile Radio (LMR), microwave, and satellite telecommunications systems and resolving connectivity and interoperability issues; and experience analyzing multiplex systems and telecommunication networks for deficiencies, recommending corrective action, and providing technical proposals for the acquisition of new or modified systems. Experience as Contracting Officer Representative or Project Inspector.

    Benefits and Other Info

    To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.
    Other Information:
    SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
    Supervisory Probationary Period: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.
    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
    CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items:  1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
    Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.
    If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.
    If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.
    Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.
    If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at 801-539-4229.  If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
    Required Documents:
    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
    1. Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).
    2. If you're applying under special hiring authority for veterans, you must submit your DD-214 and any supporting documentation.
    3. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
    You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
    Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.
    Uploading Documents: instead of faxing your documents you may
    use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager.   Do not use both options.
    Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
    Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement. 
    Next Steps:
    Once your completed application is received, we will conduct an evaluation and the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for future consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.