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Defense Information Systems Agency TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST in Cheyenne Mountain AFB, Colorado


This position is being recruited under 10 USC 1599f into the Cyber Excepted Service and does NOT convey eligibility to be converted to the Competitive Service. It has been identified as a position necessary to carry out and support the mission of the US Cyber Command. It is in the Professional Work Category at the Senior Work Level within the CES Occupational Structure. It is located in the DISA-SERVICES DIRECTORATE (SELN3).


Functions as the Defense Information Systems Agency Command Center (DCC) Telecommunications Specialist, NetOps Incident Management technical authority.

Provides 24/7 on-demand support for DCC Network Operations (NetOps).

Provides DCC Commander situational awareness of the Defense Information Services Network (DISN) architecture in global and GIG.

Provides specific Incident Response support to the DISA which include Incident Reports, CND Communications, and GIG CND situation awareness.

Directly advises DCC Commander on how best to employ DISN assets in the accomplishment of the mission.

Assesses the health of the overall network operations and provides regular reports to the DCC Commander.

Assesses customer's satisfaction with DCC's management of the DISN communications systems of the GIG, and as directed.

Serves as telecommunications data networks technical expert, advisor, trainer, and liaison officer for GIG/DISN systems.

Assists the DISA DCC in their day-to-day operations and problem resolution of the communications and networks that makeup the DISN.

Manages operational work schedules.

Tracks work efforts and controls the dispatching of a field technical engineer to perform maintenance and repair on authorized DCC equipment within the global theater.


Conditions of Employment


In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the requirements described below. Qualifying Experience: To qualify at the GG-13, your resume must describe at least one year of experience that demonstrates the competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Experience refers to any paid or unpaid experience, including volunteer work and Military service, that would be considered equivalent to work normally performed at the next lower grade level in the federal service. For this position, qualifying experience is defined as experience in planning, programming, analyzing, and solving network operations; which include voice, video, and data. Candidates must describe how they meet the qualifying experience and/or selective placement factor(s) within the body of their resume. All qualifications must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.


There is no substitution of education for the qualifying experience at the GG-13 grade level

Additional Information

This position is in the Excepted Service and does NOT convey eligibility to be converted to the Competitive Service. It is being recruited under 10 U.S.C. 1599f into the Cyber Excepted Service (CES) personnel system. If you are a current Federal Career/Career-Conditional employee, you will be placed on an Excepted appointment. A three year trial period may be required if you have not previously completed a trial or probationary period. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination Individuals tentatively selected for drug testing designated positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency will be required to submit to urinalysis. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date. Moving costs MAY be paid. They MUST be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes click here. Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized. This position has been designated as "Mission Essential." Incumbent will be required to report to work or relocate to a new duty location, within the United States, in times of local/national emergency. This is an obligated position with DISA to which an employee has statutory restoration rights based on active military service, compensable injury or disability when fully recovered, or return rights based on having served an overseas tour(s). When a position is obligated to an employee it means that he/she has an entitlement to that position. During the obligation period, the position may be filled on a temporary or permanent basis. When an obligated position is filled, the selected employee is required to sign an agreement acknowledging that (s)he is aware of the obligation and accepts the fact that (s)he may be displaced under reduction in force procedures at a later time. Employee is subject to recall or call back during off-shift hours, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It applies to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. Please see this policy here. Because this position is in the Cyber Excepted Service, Veterans' Preference will be applied to preference eligible candidates, as defined by Section 2108 of the Title 5 U.S.C. in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 3005, "CES Employment and Placement." If you are a veteran claiming veteran's preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. For more information on the Cyber Excepted Service Personnel System, click here. For more information on veterans' preference, click here. For more information regarding qualifications requirements, click here. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.